Application VMware Tools

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How to uninstall VMware Tools from your PC

This web page contains complete information on how to uninstall VMware Tools for Windows. It is produced by VMware, Inc.. Take a look here where you can find out more on VMware, Inc.. You can see more info on VMware Tools at . Usually the VMware Tools application is placed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools folder, depending on the user's option during setup. You can uninstall VMware Tools by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line MsiExec.exe /X{FE2F6A2C-196E-4210-9C04-2B1BC21F07EF}. Note that you might receive a notification for administrator rights. VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe is the programs's main file and it takes circa 608.05 KB (622640 bytes) on disk.

VMware Tools contains of the executables below. They take 6.17 MB (6471200 bytes) on disk.

  • COMREG.EXE (129.55 KB)
  • TPAutoConnect.exe (512.73 KB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (325.73 KB)
  • VMip.exe (454.05 KB)
  • VMwareCplLauncher.exe (437.55 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (390.55 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (444.55 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (417.05 KB)
  • VMwareService.exe (729.55 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (608.05 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (525.55 KB)
  • VMwareUser.exe (1.07 MB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (50.05 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.55 KB)
  • instutil32.exe (64.00 KB) to view all...

The information on this page is only about version of VMware Tools. For other VMware Tools versions please click below: to view all...

A way to uninstall VMware Tools from your computer using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is an application marketed by the software company VMware, Inc.. Frequently, people try to erase it. This can be easier said than done because removing this manually requires some skill regarding Windows program uninstallation. The best EASY solution to erase VMware Tools is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your system, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and general tool to clean your computer.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good package of tools.

3. Click on the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications existing on the computer will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you find VMware Tools or simply activate the Search feature and type in "VMware Tools". The VMware Tools program will be found very quickly. Notice that when you select VMware Tools in the list of applications, the following data about the program is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). This tells you the opinion other people have about VMware Tools, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the app you wish to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for VMware Tools:

  • The publisher is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{FE2F6A2C-196E-4210-9C04-2B1BC21F07EF}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will come up. Confirm the uninstall 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 offer to run a cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items that belong VMware Tools that have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling VMware Tools using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your system.

Your computer will remain clean, speedy and ready to serve you properly.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
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The text above is not a piece of advice to uninstall VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. from your computer, we are not saying that VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. is not a good application for your computer. This text simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall VMware Tools in case you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2017-06-13 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2017-06-13 06:00:17.267