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How to uninstall VMware Tools from your PC

This web page contains complete information on how to remove VMware Tools for Windows. It was developed for Windows by VMware, Inc.. You can find out more on VMware, Inc. or check for application updates here. Please open if you want to read more on VMware Tools on VMware, Inc.'s page. Usually the VMware Tools program is placed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory, depending on the user's option during setup. The full command line for uninstalling VMware Tools is MsiExec.exe /X{39F48F01-4B74-46F2-8251-C5957A343D71}. Note that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you may get a notification for admin rights. vmtoolsd.exe is the programs's main file and it takes around 61.11 KB (62576 bytes) on disk.

VMware Tools installs the following the executables on your PC, occupying about 2.43 MB (2551568 bytes) on disk.

  • rpctool.exe (96.11 KB)
  • TPAutoConnect.exe (444.88 KB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (257.32 KB)
  • TPVCGateway.exe (384.87 KB)
  • unzip.exe (170.61 KB)
  • vmacthlp.exe (422.61 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (61.11 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (19.11 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (67.61 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (297.61 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (33.11 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (57.11 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (41.11 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.61 KB)
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This data is about VMware Tools version alone. 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 marketed by VMware, Inc.. Some computer users choose to erase it. Sometimes this can be troublesome because uninstalling this manually takes some skill regarding removing Windows applications by hand. One of the best SIMPLE manner 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 on your Windows system, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and all around utility to take care of your Windows PC.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful Windows tool.

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

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

5. A list of the applications installed on the PC will appear

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate VMware Tools or simply click the Search field and type in "VMware Tools". The VMware Tools application will be found very quickly. After you click VMware Tools in the list of apps, some information about the application is shown to you:

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

  • The software company is: http://www.vmware.com
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{39F48F01-4B74-46F2-8251-C5957A343D71}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will appear. accept the removal by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools

8. After uninstalling VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items that belong VMware Tools which have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling VMware Tools using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry entries, 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 XP (5.1)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
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This page is not a recommendation to remove VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. from your computer, we are not saying that VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. is not a good software application. This page simply contains detailed info on how to remove VMware Tools in case you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-27 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-27 08:42:11.040