Application VMware Tools

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A way to uninstall VMware Tools from your system

This page contains thorough information on how to remove VMware Tools for Windows. The Windows release was developed by VMware, Inc.. Further information on VMware, Inc. can be seen here. You can read more about on VMware Tools at . The program is frequently found in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory. Take into account that this location can vary depending on the user's decision. The full command line for removing VMware Tools is MsiExec.exe /X{FE2F6A2C-196E-4210-9C04-2B1BC21F07EF}. Keep in mind that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you might receive a notification for administrator rights. The application's main executable file is named VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe and it has a size of 665.11 KB (681072 bytes).

VMware Tools installs the following the executables on your PC, taking about 6.19 MB (6488096 bytes) on disk.

  • COMREG.EXE (145.11 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (121.61 KB)
  • TPAutoConnect.exe (630.79 KB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (343.32 KB)
  • TPVCGateway.exe (529.78 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (60.11 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (242.61 KB)
  • VMUpgradeHelper.exe (252.61 KB)
  • VMwareCplLauncher.exe (425.11 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (19.61 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (513.61 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (401.61 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (32.61 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (665.11 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (171.61 KB)
  • VMwareUser.exe (1.49 MB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (51.61 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.61 KB)
  • instutil32.exe (64.00 KB) to view all...

This info is about VMware Tools version alone. You can find below a few links to other VMware Tools versions: to view all...

A way to erase VMware Tools from your computer with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is an application offered by the software company VMware, Inc.. Sometimes, computer users choose to uninstall this program. This is difficult because performing this by hand requires some know-how regarding Windows internal functioning. The best QUICK way 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 on your system, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and all around tool to maximize the performance of your PC.


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

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

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

5. All the applications installed on the computer will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you find VMware Tools or simply click the Search field and type in "VMware Tools". If it exists on your system the VMware Tools app will be found very quickly. Notice that when you select VMware Tools in the list of applications, the following data about the program is shown to you:

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

  • The web site of the application is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{FE2F6A2C-196E-4210-9C04-2B1BC21F07EF}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will appear. accept the uninstall by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove 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 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 folders are left behind on your disk.

Your Windows computer will remain clean, speedy and able to serve you properly.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
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This page 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 page simply contains detailed instructions 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.

2016-09-07 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-09-07 14:59:01.477