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A guide to uninstall VMware Tools from your system

You can find on this page details on how to uninstall VMware Tools for Windows. It was coded for Windows by VMware, Inc.. Open here for more info on VMware, Inc.. Please follow if you want to read more on VMware Tools on VMware, Inc.'s website. The application is often installed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory. Keep in mind that this location can vary being determined by the user's preference. MsiExec.exe /I{3B410500-1802-488E-9EF1-4B11992E0440} is the full command line if you want to uninstall VMware Tools. The program's main executable file is named VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe and it has a size of 186.55 KB (191024 bytes).

VMware Tools is composed of the following executables which take 1.75 MB (1835392 bytes) on disk:

  • TPAutoConnect.exe (340.00 KB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (288.00 KB)
  • VMip.exe (106.55 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (78.55 KB)
  • VMwareService.exe (258.55 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (186.55 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (90.55 KB)
  • VMwareUser.exe (262.55 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (42.55 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.55 KB) to view all...

This page is about VMware Tools version alone. For other VMware Tools versions please click below: to view all...

How to remove VMware Tools from your computer with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is an application offered by the software company VMware, Inc.. Frequently, people decide to uninstall it. Sometimes this can be troublesome because doing this manually takes some skill regarding PCs. The best SIMPLE procedure 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 system, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and general tool to take care of your Windows PC.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good system optimizer.

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 your computer will be made available to you

6. Navigate the list of applications until you find VMware Tools or simply activate the Search field and type in "VMware Tools". The VMware Tools application will be found very quickly. After you select VMware Tools in the list of apps, some data regarding the application is available to you:

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

  • The software company is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /I{3B410500-1802-488E-9EF1-4B11992E0440}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will show up. Confirm the removal by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools

8. After removing VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items that belong 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 can be sure that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your disk.

Your PC will remain clean, speedy and able to serve you properly.



The text above is not a recommendation to remove VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. from your computer, nor are we saying that VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. is not a good software application. This text only contains detailed info on how to remove VMware Tools supposing you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-25 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-25 00:12:05.923