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How to uninstall VMware Tools from your PC

VMware Tools is a Windows program. Read below about how to uninstall it from your PC. The Windows version was developed by VMware, Inc.. Further information on VMware, Inc. can be seen here. VMware Tools is typically set up in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory, depending on the user's choice. The full command line for removing VMware Tools is MsiExec.exe /I{6D158FDD-2E20-4C54-A271-4D2CE2C39905}. Keep in mind that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you might be prompted for admin rights. vmtoolsd.exe is the VMware Tools's main executable file and it occupies close to 81.93 KB (83896 bytes) on disk.

VMware Tools is composed of the following executables which occupy 2.27 MB (2379352 bytes) on disk:

  • guestproxycerttool.exe (51.43 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (119.43 KB)
  • vmacthlp.exe (561.93 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (81.93 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (67.43 KB)
  • VMwareNamespaceCmd.exe (31.43 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (104.43 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (79.93 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (154.93 KB)
  • zip.exe (147.43 KB)
  • CommAmqpListener.exe (66.50 KB)
  • ConfigProvider.exe (170.50 KB)
  • InstallProvider.exe (217.50 KB)
  • ManagementAgentHost.exe (60.00 KB)
  • RemoteCommandProvider.exe (63.50 KB)
  • TestInfraProvider.exe (67.50 KB)
  • VGAuthCLI.exe (45.43 KB)
  • VGAuthService.exe (175.43 KB)
  • VMwareAliasImport.exe (56.93 KB)
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This page is about VMware Tools version only. You can find below info on other releases of VMware Tools:

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A way to remove VMware Tools from your computer with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is a program offered by the software company VMware, Inc.. Some users choose to uninstall this application. This can be hard because deleting this manually takes some skill related to removing Windows programs manually. The best EASY way to uninstall 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 PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and general tool to maximize the performance of your system.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to admire the program's interface and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good package of utilities.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs existing on your PC will appear

6. Scroll the list of programs until you find VMware Tools or simply activate the Search feature and type in "VMware Tools". The VMware Tools application will be found automatically. After you click VMware Tools in the list of apps, the following data regarding the program is made available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other people have regarding VMware Tools, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the app you are about to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Click 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 proceed with the cleanup. All the items that belong VMware Tools that have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing VMware Tools with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry items, files or folders are left behind on your disk.

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



This page is not a piece of advice to uninstall VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. from your PC, nor are we saying that VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. is not a good software application. This page only contains detailed info on how to uninstall 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' PCs.

2018-07-24 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2018-07-24 15:58:09.100