Microsoft Visual Studio Installer Microsoft Visual Studio Installer

A guide to uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio Installer from your system

This web page is about Microsoft Visual Studio Installer for Windows. Below you can find details on how to remove it from your computer. It is written by Microsoft Corporation. You can find out more on Microsoft Corporation or check for application updates here. The program is frequently placed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\Installer directory (same installation drive as Windows). The full command line for uninstalling Microsoft Visual Studio Installer is C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\Installer\vs_installer.exe. Note that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you may be prompted for admin rights. The program's main executable file has a size of 211.59 KB (216672 bytes) on disk and is labeled vs_installer.exe.

Microsoft Visual Studio Installer installs the following the executables on your PC, taking about 50.03 MB (52464800 bytes) on disk.

  • vswhere.exe (447.59 KB)
  • vs_installer.exe (211.59 KB)
  • vs_installershell.exe (47.22 MB)
  • CheckHyperVHost.exe (90.19 KB)
  • handle.exe (415.63 KB)
  • InstallCleanup.exe (42.59 KB)
  • Setup.exe (154.88 KB)
  • (37.67 KB)
  • Microsoft.ServiceHub.Controller.exe (206.10 KB)
  • vs_installerservice.exe (15.37 KB)
  • vs_installerservice.x86.exe (15.59 KB)
  • BackgroundDownload.exe (71.14 KB)
  • VSHiveStub.exe (26.35 KB)
  • VSIXAutoUpdate.exe (201.56 KB)
  • VSIXConfigurationUpdater.exe (30.15 KB)
  • VSIXInstaller.exe (412.85 KB) to view all...

The information on this page is only about version 2.1.3125.514 of Microsoft Visual Studio Installer. You can find below info on other versions of Microsoft Visual Studio Installer: to view all...
If planning to uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio Installer you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

The files below are left behind on your disk by Microsoft Visual Studio Installer when you uninstall it:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\{7C5A40EF-A0FB-4BFC-874A-C0F2E0B9FA8E}_Microsoft Visual Studio_Installer_vs_installer_exe
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\ImplicitAppShortcuts\4565479ed336a5ae\Visual Studio Installer.lnk

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

Microsoft Visual Studio Installer is an application marketed by Microsoft Corporation. Some computer users try to uninstall this program. Sometimes this can be hard because doing this manually takes some know-how regarding PCs. One of the best QUICK way 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 already installed on your Windows system, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and general utility to clean your Windows system.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the green DOWNLOAD button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful PC management program.

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

4. Press the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications installed on the PC will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate Microsoft Visual Studio Installer or simply activate the Search feature and type in "Microsoft Visual Studio Installer". If it exists on your system the Microsoft Visual Studio Installer program will be found automatically. Notice that after you click Microsoft Visual Studio Installer in the list of programs, some information about the program is made available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other users have about Microsoft Visual Studio Installer, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the app you want to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will appear. accept the uninstall 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 an additional cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of Microsoft Visual Studio Installer that have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling Microsoft Visual Studio Installer with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your disk.

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


This page is not a piece of advice to uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio Installer by Microsoft Corporation from your PC, we are not saying that Microsoft Visual Studio Installer by Microsoft Corporation is not a good application for your PC. This page simply contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio Installer supposing you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2019-05-22 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2019-05-22 00:13:55.220