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A guide to uninstall VMware Tools from your system

You can find on this page details on how to uninstall VMware Tools for Windows. The Windows release was created by VMware, Inc.. You can find out more on VMware, Inc. or check for application updates here. You can get more details related to VMware Tools at . The program is frequently placed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory (same installation drive as Windows). The entire uninstall command line for VMware Tools is MsiExec.exe /X{5B6219D9-7588-4ACB-9429-DF9CF541690F}. The application's main executable file has a size of 64.58 KB (66128 bytes) on disk and is labeled vmtoolsd.exe.

VMware Tools contains of the executables below. They occupy 3.48 MB (3646896 bytes) on disk.

  • comreg.exe (127.00 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (103.58 KB)
  • TPAutoConnect.exe (1,001.33 KB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (497.83 KB)
  • TPVCGateway.exe (552.83 KB)
  • unzip.exe (171.08 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (64.58 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (252.08 KB)
  • VMwareCplLauncher.exe (26.08 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (20.58 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (68.08 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (393.08 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (37.08 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (59.08 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (48.08 KB)
  • zip.exe (139.08 KB)
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This page is about VMware Tools version only. You can find below info on other versions of VMware Tools:

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

VMware Tools is an application released by VMware, Inc.. Some people try to uninstall this application. This can be hard because performing this by hand takes some experience regarding removing Windows programs manually. 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 PC, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and general utility to optimize your computer.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful package of tools.

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

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

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

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate 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. Notice that after you click VMware Tools in the list , some information regarding the application is shown to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating explains the opinion other users have regarding VMware Tools, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the program you wish to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
For example you can see that for VMware Tools:

  • The publisher is: http://www.vmware.com
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{5B6219D9-7588-4ACB-9429-DF9CF541690F}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will come up. Confirm the uninstall by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools

8. After uninstalling VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Press Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of VMware Tools that have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing VMware Tools with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

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


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
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The text above is not a piece of advice to uninstall VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. from your computer, we are not saying that VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. is not a good application. This text 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 other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2017-09-28 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2017-09-28 20:39:38.063