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A guide to uninstall VMware Tools from your computer

You can find on this page details on how to remove VMware Tools for Windows. It is developed by VMware, Inc.. Additional info about VMware, Inc. can be read here. Usually the VMware Tools application is placed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools folder, depending on the user's option during setup. MsiExec.exe /I{DEF7786E-224B-48AB-A872-8D255D0F8124} is the full command line if you want to remove VMware Tools. The application's main executable file is named vmtoolsd.exe and it has a size of 73.19 KB (74944 bytes).

VMware Tools contains of the executables below. They occupy 11.81 MB (12385128 bytes) on disk.



  • guestproxycerttool.exe (42.19 KB)
  • openssl.exe (480.19 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (110.69 KB)
  • rvmSetup.exe (34.00 KB)
  • TPAutoConnect.exe (4.72 MB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (2.68 MB)
  • TPVCGateway.exe (2.38 MB)
  • vmacthlp.exe (518.19 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (73.19 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (59.69 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (21.69 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (90.19 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (93.19 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (42.69 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (144.69 KB)
  • zip.exe (139.69 KB)
  • VGAuthCLI.exe (30.50 KB)
  • VGAuthService.exe (157.00 KB)
  • VMwareAliasImport.exe (40.50 KB)
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The information on this page is only about version 10.0.1.3160059 of VMware Tools. Click on the links below for other VMware Tools versions:

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If you are manually uninstalling VMware Tools we suggest you to check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders found on disk after you uninstall VMware Tools from your computer:
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools

Check for and delete the following files from your disk when you uninstall VMware Tools:
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\deployPkg.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\hgfs\vmhgfs.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\hgfs\vmhgfs.sys
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\hgfs\wow64\vmhgfs.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\gio-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\glib-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\glibmm-2.4.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\gmodule-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\gobject-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\gthread-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\UserNameproxycerttool.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\hgfs.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\iconv.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\icudt44l.dat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\install-rvmSetup.cmd
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\intl.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\libeay32.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\de\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\de\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\de\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\de\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\es\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\es\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\es\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\es\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\fr\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\fr\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\fr\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\fr\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\it\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\it\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\it\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\it\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ja\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ja\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ja\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ja\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ko\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ko\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ko\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ko\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_CN\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_CN\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_CN\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_CN\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_TW\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_TW\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_TW\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_TW\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\open_source_licenses.txt
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\openssl.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\common\hgfsServer.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\common\hgfsUsability.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\common\thinprint.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\common\vix.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\autoLogon.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\autoUpgrade.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\bitMapper.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\deployPkgPlugin.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\disableUserNameHibernate.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\diskWiper.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\grabbitmqProxy.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\UserNameInfo.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\hwUpgradeHelper.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\powerOps.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\resolutionSet.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\timeSync.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\vmbackup.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmusr\desktopEvents.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmusr\dndcp.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmusr\unity.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmusr\vmtray.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\poweroff-vm-default.bat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\poweron-vm-default.bat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\resume-vm-default.bat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\rpctool.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\rvmSetup.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\sigc-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\ssleay32.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\suspend-vm-default.bat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\TPAutoConnect.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\TPAutoConnSvc.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\TPVCGateway.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\TPVCGatewaydeu.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmacthlp.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmacthlp.txt
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmrawdsk.sys
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vm-support.vbs
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmtools.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmtoolsd.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMToolsHook.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMToolsHook64.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMToolsHookProc.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VmUpgradeHelper.bat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware VGAuth\gio-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware VGAuth\glib-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware VGAuth\gmodule-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware VGAuth\gobject-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware VGAuth\gthread-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware VGAuth\iconv.dll

Frequently the following registry data will not be cleaned:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Tools
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\E6877FEDB422BA848A27D852D5F01842
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{DEF7786E-224B-48AB-A872-8D255D0F8124}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Tools

Additional registry values that are not cleaned:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareHostOpen.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\E6877FEDB422BA848A27D852D5F01842\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Windows\Installer\{DEF7786E-224B-48AB-A872-8D255D0F8124}\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\TPAutoConnSvc\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\TPVCGateway\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VGAuthService\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\vmrawdsk\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VMTools\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VMware Physical Disk Helper Service\ImagePath




A way to erase VMware Tools from your PC with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is an application marketed by VMware, Inc.. Some people want to erase it. Sometimes this is troublesome because removing this by hand takes some know-how related to PCs. The best EASY action to erase VMware Tools is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your system, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and all around tool to take care of your computer.

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2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good PC management program.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools


4. Press the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. A list of the programs installed on the PC will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find VMware Tools or simply click the Search feature and type in "VMware Tools". If it is installed on your PC the VMware Tools app will be found very quickly. After you click VMware Tools in the list , some information regarding the application is made available to you:


  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other people have regarding VMware Tools, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the application you are about to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will appear. accept the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools


8. After uninstalling VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Press Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of VMware Tools which have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling VMware Tools using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your system.

Your Windows computer will remain clean, speedy and able to take on new tasks.

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Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • 10.0
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
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Disclaimer

The text above is not a recommendation to uninstall VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. from your PC, nor are we saying that VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. is not a good application for your PC. This text only contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall VMware Tools supposing you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-22 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-22 00:38:29.143