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A way to uninstall VMware Tools from your system

You can find below details on how to remove VMware Tools for Windows. It is written by VMware, Inc.. More info about VMware, Inc. can be read here. Click on to get more information about VMware Tools on VMware, Inc.'s website. The application is usually located in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory. Take into account that this path can vary depending on the user's choice. VMware Tools's entire uninstall command line is MsiExec.exe /X{44D55920-B223-4702-81D9-4C07108A3C27}. The program's main executable file has a size of 71.65 KB (73368 bytes) on disk and is named vmtoolsd.exe.

The executable files below are part of VMware Tools. They take an average of 2.66 MB (2785096 bytes) on disk.

  • rpctool.exe (109.65 KB)
  • TPAutoConnect.exe (1,001.33 KB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (497.83 KB)
  • TPVCGateway.exe (552.83 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (71.65 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (15.65 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (20.65 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (78.65 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (50.15 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (39.15 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (143.65 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.65 KB)
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The current web page applies to VMware Tools version alone. Click on the links below for other VMware Tools versions:

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How to remove VMware Tools from your PC using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is an application released by the software company VMware, Inc.. Frequently, users try to uninstall this application. Sometimes this is troublesome because doing this manually takes some skill related to Windows program uninstallation. The best QUICK procedure to uninstall VMware Tools is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your Windows system, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and general tool to maximize the performance of your Windows system.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to admire the program's interface and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful system optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

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

5. All the programs existing on the computer will appear

6. Scroll the list of programs until you find VMware Tools or simply activate the Search feature and type in "VMware Tools". If it is installed on your PC the VMware Tools app will be found very quickly. When you click VMware Tools in the list of applications, the following data regarding the application is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other people have regarding VMware Tools, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the app you are about to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
For example you can see that for VMware Tools:

  • The web site of the program is: http://www.vmware.com/ja
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{44D55920-B223-4702-81D9-4C07108A3C27}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will show up. accept the uninstall by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools

8. After removing VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to start 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 uninstalling VMware Tools using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your disk.

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


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • 10.0
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
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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 text only 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.

2016-08-09 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-08-09 14:06:54.877