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A way to uninstall VMware Tools from your PC

You can find below detailed information on how to uninstall VMware Tools for Windows. It is produced by VMware, Inc.. More information about VMware, Inc. can be found here. Click on to get more info about VMware Tools on VMware, Inc.'s website. VMware Tools is typically installed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools folder, but this location can differ a lot depending on the user's option when installing the application. The full command line for uninstalling VMware Tools is MsiExec.exe /X{648D3C6F-E33E-4A1B-BB16-01509F48FB8F}. Keep in mind that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you might be prompted for administrator rights. The program's main executable file is named vmtoolsd.exe and occupies 71.58 KB (73296 bytes).

VMware Tools contains of the executables below. They take 650.13 KB (665728 bytes) on disk.

  • rpctool.exe (110.08 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (71.58 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (16.08 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (79.08 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (50.58 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (39.58 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (144.08 KB)
  • zip.exe (139.08 KB)
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This data is about VMware Tools version only. Click on the links below for other VMware Tools versions:

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A way to delete VMware Tools using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is a program offered by VMware, Inc.. Some computer users try to erase it. This can be difficult because uninstalling this manually requires some knowledge related to Windows internal functioning. One of the best EASY action to erase 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, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and all around utility to take care of your Windows system.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to admire the program's design and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful Windows optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

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

5. All the applications installed on your computer will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate VMware Tools or simply activate the Search feature and type in "VMware Tools". If it is installed on your PC the VMware Tools program will be found automatically. Notice that after you select VMware Tools in the list of applications, some information about the program is shown to you:

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

  • The web site of the program is: http://www.vmware.com
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{648D3C6F-E33E-4A1B-BB16-01509F48FB8F}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will show up. accept 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 a cleanup. Click Next to perform 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 using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your system.

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


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • 10.0
Software Application


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 software application. This text simply contains detailed instructions on how to remove VMware Tools supposing you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-20 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-20 12:43:33.910