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How to uninstall VMware Tools from your PC

VMware Tools is a computer program. This page holds details on how to remove it from your PC. It is produced by VMware, Inc.. More information on VMware, Inc. can be seen here. More details about VMware Tools can be found at . The program is frequently found in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory (same installation drive as Windows). The full uninstall command line for VMware Tools is MsiExec.exe /X{8B81EB43-29C8-43C6-8AB5-4417FB29A584}. The application's main executable file has a size of 64.15 KB (65688 bytes) on disk and is labeled vmtoolsd.exe.

VMware Tools installs the following the executables on your PC, occupying about 3.45 MB (3620984 bytes) on disk.

  • comreg.exe (127.00 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (103.15 KB)
  • TPAutoConnect.exe (1,001.33 KB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (497.83 KB)
  • TPVCGateway.exe (552.83 KB)
  • unzip.exe (170.65 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (64.15 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (251.65 KB)
  • VMwareCplLauncher.exe (25.65 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (67.65 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (392.65 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (36.65 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (58.65 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (47.65 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.65 KB) to view all...

The information on this page is only about version of VMware Tools. For more VMware Tools versions please click below: to view all...

How to delete VMware Tools from your PC with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is a program released by VMware, Inc.. Sometimes, users want to erase it. This is hard because doing this by hand takes some knowledge regarding removing Windows applications by hand. The best EASY way to erase 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 already installed on your Windows system, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and general tool to clean your Windows system.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the program by clicking on the green DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good Windows optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

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

5. A list of the programs installed on your PC will appear

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate VMware Tools or simply click the Search feature and type in "VMware Tools". If it is installed on your PC the VMware Tools app will be found automatically. When you click VMware Tools in the list , the following information regarding the application is available to you:

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

  • The publisher is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{8B81EB43-29C8-43C6-8AB5-4417FB29A584}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will appear. accept the removal by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools

8. After removing VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Press 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 removing VMware Tools using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your disk.

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


This page is not a piece of advice to uninstall VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. from your computer, nor are we saying that VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. is not a good software application. This page only contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall VMware Tools in case you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2015-10-02 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2015-10-02 15:55:40.717