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How to uninstall VMware Tools from your system

VMware Tools is a Windows program. Read more about how to remove it from your computer. The Windows version was created by VMware, Inc.. Open here where you can find out more on VMware, Inc.. VMware Tools is commonly installed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools folder, depending on the user's choice. The full command line for removing VMware Tools is MsiExec.exe /I{F4B2C3ED-A9F2-4B8B-92C8-2688CCF15D02}. Keep in mind that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you may receive a notification for admin rights. VMware Tools's primary file takes about 81.07 KB (83016 bytes) and its name is vmtoolsd.exe.

VMware Tools installs the following the executables on your PC, occupying about 1.96 MB (2059472 bytes) on disk.

  • guestproxycerttool.exe (50.07 KB)
  • openssl.exe (488.07 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (118.57 KB)
  • vmacthlp.exe (526.07 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (81.07 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (67.57 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (101.07 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (50.57 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (152.57 KB)
  • zip.exe (147.57 KB)
  • VGAuthCLI.exe (30.50 KB)
  • VGAuthService.exe (157.00 KB)
  • VMwareAliasImport.exe (40.50 KB)
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How to uninstall VMware Tools from your PC with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is an application released by the software company VMware, Inc.. Sometimes, users choose to remove this application. This can be troublesome because deleting this by hand requires some knowledge related to Windows internal functioning. The best SIMPLE action to remove 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 a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and all around utility to optimize your Windows PC.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to admire the program's interface and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good package of tools.

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

4. Press the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

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

6. Navigate the list of programs until you locate VMware Tools or simply activate the Search feature and type in "VMware Tools". The VMware Tools application will be found very quickly. Notice that when you click VMware Tools in the list of apps, the following data about the application is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other users have about VMware Tools, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the program you wish to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will show up. accept the uninstall by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools

8. After removing VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to perform 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 uninstalling VMware Tools using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

Your PC will remain clean, speedy and able to take on new tasks.



The text above is not a recommendation to remove VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. from your PC, we are not saying that VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. is not a good application for your computer. This text simply contains detailed instructions 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 Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2017-07-11 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2017-07-11 19:04:38.177