Application VMware Tools

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A way to uninstall VMware Tools from your PC

VMware Tools is a Windows application. Read more about how to remove it from your PC. It is developed by VMware, Inc.. Additional info about VMware, Inc. can be found here. More details about the program VMware Tools can be seen at . The program is usually found in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools folder. Keep in mind that this path can vary being determined by the user's decision. The full uninstall command line for VMware Tools is MsiExec.exe /X{FE2F6A2C-196E-4210-9C04-2B1BC21F07EF}. The program's main executable file is titled VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe and it has a size of 434.55 KB (444976 bytes).

VMware Tools is comprised of the following executables which occupy 4.17 MB (4370368 bytes) on disk:

  • TPAutoConnect.exe (373.23 KB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (233.23 KB)
  • vmacthlp.exe (350.55 KB)
  • VMip.exe (330.55 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (290.55 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (322.55 KB)
  • VMwareService.exe (526.55 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (434.55 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (406.55 KB)
  • VMwareUser.exe (814.55 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (46.55 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.55 KB) to view all...

This data is about VMware Tools version only. You can find below a few links to other VMware Tools versions: to view all...

How to uninstall VMware Tools using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is a program released by VMware, Inc.. Sometimes, users choose to uninstall this application. Sometimes this is difficult because doing this manually takes some knowledge related to removing Windows applications by hand. One of the best EASY approach to uninstall VMware Tools is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your Windows PC, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and general tool to clean your Windows system.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to get familiar with the program's design and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good PC management program.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

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

5. All the programs installed on the PC will appear

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find VMware Tools or simply activate the Search feature and type in "VMware Tools". If it is installed on your PC the VMware Tools application will be found very quickly. When you click VMware Tools in the list of apps, the following information about the application is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other users have about VMware Tools, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the app you want to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
For example 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 show up. accept the uninstall by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools

8. After uninstalling VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Press Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items that belong VMware Tools that have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By removing VMware Tools using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry items, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

Your Windows system will remain clean, speedy and ready to run without errors or problems.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
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The text above is not a piece of advice to remove VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. from your PC, we are not saying that VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. is not a good application. This page simply contains detailed info on how to remove VMware Tools supposing you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2017-02-22 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2017-02-22 13:05:54.337