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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)
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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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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 on your system, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and general tool to optimize your system.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good PC management program.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

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

5. A list of the programs existing on your PC will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you locate VMware Tools or simply click the Search field and type in "VMware Tools". If it exists on your system the VMware Tools program will be found very quickly. After you select VMware Tools in the list of applications, some information about the program is available 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 - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the app you wish to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for VMware Tools:

  • The web site of the application is: http://www.vmware.com
  • 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