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How to uninstall VMware Tools from your system

VMware Tools is a Windows program. Read more about how to uninstall it from your computer. The Windows release was created by VMware, Inc.. Go over here where you can find out more on VMware, Inc.. The program is frequently installed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory. Keep in mind that this location can differ being determined by the user's preference. VMware Tools's entire uninstall command line is MsiExec.exe /I{FFEE8F60-D12A-4EE6-8DCD-4377DE3D2D33}. vmtoolsd.exe is the VMware Tools's main executable file and it occupies close to 73.19 KB (74944 bytes) on disk.

The executables below are part of VMware Tools. They occupy an average of 1.18 MB (1236480 bytes) on disk.

  • openssl.exe (353.69 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (110.69 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (73.19 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (59.69 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (58.19 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (40.69 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (144.69 KB)
  • zip.exe (139.69 KB)
  • VGAuthCLI.exe (30.50 KB)
  • VGAuthService.exe (156.00 KB)
  • VMwareAliasImport.exe (40.50 KB)
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The current page applies to VMware Tools version only. You can find below info on other releases of VMware Tools:

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

VMware Tools is a program by the software company VMware, Inc.. Sometimes, people choose to erase this application. Sometimes this is troublesome because deleting this by hand takes some skill regarding PCs. One of the best QUICK solution to erase VMware Tools is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your system, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and general utility to maximize the performance of your system.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to admire the program's interface and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful Windows tool.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of 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". If it is installed on your PC the VMware Tools application will be found automatically. After you click VMware Tools in the list of programs, some data about the application is made available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other people have about VMware Tools, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the app you are about to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will appear. Confirm the removal by pressing Uninstall. 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 of VMware Tools that have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By removing VMware Tools using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your disk.

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


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
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The text above is not a piece of advice to remove 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 text 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 discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-21 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-21 12:23:49.110