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A way to uninstall VMware Tools from your system

VMware Tools is a computer program. This page holds details on how to remove it from your computer. It was developed for Windows by VMware, Inc.. Go over here for more info on VMware, Inc.. You can see more info about VMware Tools at . The program is frequently placed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory. Keep in mind that this path can differ being determined by the user's choice. The full uninstall command line for VMware Tools is MsiExec.exe /X{A2CC6F0B-E888-4485-82F5-587699B3CDB7}. vmtoolsd.exe is the VMware Tools's main executable file and it takes about 64.11 KB (65648 bytes) on disk.

VMware Tools installs the following the executables on your PC, occupying about 1.51 MB (1581376 bytes) on disk.

  • comreg.exe (127.00 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (103.11 KB)
  • unzip.exe (170.61 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (64.11 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (251.61 KB)
  • VMwareCplLauncher.exe (25.61 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (67.61 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (391.61 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (36.61 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (58.61 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (47.61 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.61 KB)
  • instutil32.exe (61.61 KB)
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The information on this page is only about version of VMware Tools. For more VMware Tools versions please click below:

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A way to remove VMware Tools from your computer with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is a program offered by VMware, Inc.. Some computer users decide to uninstall this application. Sometimes this is troublesome because uninstalling this by hand requires some know-how regarding Windows internal functioning. The best EASY way to uninstall 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 the best uninstaller and general tool to optimize your computer.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with the program's design and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful package of utilities.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications existing on the computer will appear

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

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other users have regarding VMware Tools, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the app you wish to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for VMware Tools:

  • The publisher is: http://www.vmware.com
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{A2CC6F0B-E888-4485-82F5-587699B3CDB7}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will appear. Confirm the uninstall by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools

8. After uninstalling VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Click Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items of VMware Tools that 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 Windows registry items, files or directories are left behind on your system.

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


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
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This page is not a recommendation 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 page simply contains detailed instructions on how to remove VMware Tools supposing you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-07-14 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-07-14 17:29:24.203