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A guide to uninstall VMware Tools from your system

This web page is about VMware Tools for Windows. Here you can find details on how to uninstall it from your PC. It was coded for Windows by VMware, Inc.. More information about VMware, Inc. can be found here. Please open if you want to read more on VMware Tools on VMware, Inc.'s page. The application is usually installed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory. Take into account that this location can differ being determined by the user's decision. MsiExec.exe /X{4668E06F-77AF-4F70-8EC7-E85BBF442B3F} is the full command line if you want to remove VMware Tools. vmtoolsd.exe is the VMware Tools's primary executable file and it takes about 64.15 KB (65688 bytes) on disk.

VMware Tools contains of the executables below. They take 3.47 MB (3641616 bytes) on disk.

  • comreg.exe (127.00 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (103.15 KB)
  • TPAutoConnect.exe (1,001.33 KB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (497.83 KB)
  • TPVCGateway.exe (552.83 KB)
  • unzip.exe (170.65 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (64.15 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (251.65 KB)
  • VMwareCplLauncher.exe (25.65 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (20.15 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (67.65 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (392.65 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (36.65 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (58.65 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (47.65 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.65 KB)
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The current page applies to VMware Tools version only. Click on the links below for other VMware Tools versions:

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A way to uninstall VMware Tools from your computer with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is a program released by VMware, Inc.. Some users decide to uninstall this program. Sometimes this is troublesome because doing this by hand takes some skill regarding removing Windows applications by hand. One of the best EASY manner 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 already installed on your Windows PC, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and all around utility to maximize the performance of your Windows computer.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good program.

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

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs existing on the computer will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find VMware Tools or simply activate the Search field and type in "VMware Tools". If it is installed on your PC the VMware Tools app will be found automatically. Notice that after you click VMware Tools in the list of apps, some data about the application is shown to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This explains the opinion other people have about VMware Tools, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the application you are about to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for VMware Tools:

  • The publisher is: http://www.vmware.com
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{4668E06F-77AF-4F70-8EC7-E85BBF442B3F}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will come up. Confirm the uninstall by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools

8. After uninstalling VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Press Next to start the cleanup. All the items that belong VMware Tools which have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing VMware Tools using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your PC.

Your computer will remain clean, speedy and able to run without errors or problems.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
Software Application


The text above is not a piece of advice to remove VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. from your computer, we are not saying that VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. is not a good application. This page simply contains detailed instructions on how to remove VMware Tools in case 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.

2016-07-08 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-07-08 14:43:11.073