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How to uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio Installer from your system

Microsoft Visual Studio Installer is a Windows application. Read more about how to remove it from your computer. It was created for Windows by Microsoft Corporation. More information on Microsoft Corporation can be found here. The application is usually located in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\Installer folder. Take into account that this location can vary being determined by the user's preference. You can uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio Installer by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\Installer\vs_installer.exe. Note that you might receive a notification for administrator rights. The program's main executable file is labeled vs_installer.exe and occupies 211.60 KB (216680 bytes).

Microsoft Visual Studio Installer installs the following the executables on your PC, occupying about 50.04 MB (52465760 bytes) on disk.

  • vswhere.exe (447.59 KB)
  • vs_installer.exe (211.60 KB)
  • vs_installershell.exe (47.22 MB)
  • CheckHyperVHost.exe (90.20 KB)
  • handle.exe (415.63 KB)
  • InstallCleanup.exe (42.80 KB)
  • Setup.exe (154.88 KB)
  • (37.88 KB)
  • Microsoft.ServiceHub.Controller.exe (206.10 KB)
  • vs_installerservice.exe (15.38 KB)
  • vs_installerservice.x86.exe (15.88 KB)
  • BackgroundDownload.exe (71.14 KB)
  • VSHiveStub.exe (26.56 KB)
  • VSIXAutoUpdate.exe (201.35 KB)
  • VSIXConfigurationUpdater.exe (30.36 KB)
  • VSIXInstaller.exe (412.85 KB) to view all...

This page is about Microsoft Visual Studio Installer version alone. You can find below a few links to other Microsoft Visual Studio Installer releases: to view all...

How to delete Microsoft Visual Studio Installer from your PC with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Microsoft Visual Studio Installer is an application by the software company Microsoft Corporation. Some users want to uninstall it. This can be efortful because deleting this manually requires some knowledge related to Windows program uninstallation. The best EASY approach to uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio Installer 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 on your Windows system, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and general utility to clean your Windows computer.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the setup by pressing the DOWNLOAD button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to get familiar with the program's design and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful package of utilities.

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

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

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

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate Microsoft Visual Studio Installer or simply click the Search field and type in "Microsoft Visual Studio Installer". If it is installed on your PC the Microsoft Visual Studio Installer app will be found automatically. Notice that when you select Microsoft Visual Studio Installer in the list , the following data regarding the application is available to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other users have regarding Microsoft Visual Studio Installer, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the app you are about to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will come up. Confirm the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove Microsoft Visual Studio Installer.
Uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio Installer

8. After removing Microsoft Visual Studio Installer, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to start the cleanup. All the items of Microsoft Visual Studio Installer that have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By removing Microsoft Visual Studio Installer using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your system.

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


The text above is not a piece of advice to uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio Installer by Microsoft Corporation from your computer, we are not saying that Microsoft Visual Studio Installer by Microsoft Corporation is not a good application. This page only contains detailed info on how to uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio Installer 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' computers.

2019-05-24 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2019-05-24 09:55:09.567