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A guide to uninstall VMware Tools from your PC

You can find below details on how to uninstall VMware Tools for Windows. The Windows release was developed by VMware, Inc.. Further information on VMware, Inc. can be found here. You can see more info on VMware Tools at . VMware Tools is normally set up in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools folder, but this location can differ a lot depending on the user's decision when installing the program. You can remove VMware Tools by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line MsiExec.exe /X{D8B584B9-5AB6-4B0B-AF2E-58D12D8933D1}. Keep in mind that you might get a notification for administrator rights. VMware Tools's primary file takes around 65.21 KB (66776 bytes) and is called vmtoolsd.exe.

VMware Tools contains of the executables below. They occupy 1.40 MB (1469768 bytes) on disk.



  • comreg.exe (134.71 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (104.21 KB)
  • unzip.exe (171.71 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (65.21 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (252.71 KB)
  • VMwareCplLauncher.exe (26.71 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (394.21 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (37.71 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (59.71 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (48.71 KB)
  • zip.exe (139.71 KB)
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The information on this page is only about version 8.6.16.50504 of VMware Tools. For other VMware Tools versions please click below:

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How to remove VMware Tools with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is a program offered by the software company VMware, Inc.. Some users choose to uninstall this application. This can be efortful because uninstalling this by hand requires some know-how related to Windows internal functioning. One of the best EASY practice to uninstall 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 useful uninstaller and all around tool to optimize your Windows system.

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2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to get familiar with the program's design and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good program.

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


4. Activate the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. All the applications existing on your computer will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of applications until you find VMware Tools or simply activate the Search field and type in "VMware Tools". The VMware Tools application will be found very quickly. Notice that after you select VMware Tools in the list , the following data about the application is shown to you:


  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating explains the opinion other users have about VMware Tools, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the application you wish to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for VMware Tools:


  • The software company is: http://www.vmware.com
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{D8B584B9-5AB6-4B0B-AF2E-58D12D8933D1}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will come up. Confirm the uninstall 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. Press Next to start the cleanup. All the items that belong VMware Tools which have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By removing VMware Tools with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry items, files or directories are left behind on your disk.

Your Windows PC will remain clean, speedy and ready to run without errors or problems.

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Disclaimer

The text above is not a piece of advice to uninstall VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. from your PC, nor are we saying that VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. is not a good application for your PC. This page only contains detailed info on how to uninstall VMware Tools in case you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-07-13 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-07-13 19:33:53.367