I would like to uninstall Virtualbox from my Windows10 computer, but I can not find it in the Programs and Features list. I was looking for an uninstaller exe in the install directory and on the internet, but I haven't found anything.

How is it possible to remove it, and all of it's drivers?

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    Download the installer from the VirtualBox website, run the installer, when presented with an option to install/repair/remove the current installation select remove
    – Ramhound
    Commented Jul 8, 2017 at 14:58
  • There is no uninstall or repair option
    – Iter Ator
    Commented Jul 8, 2017 at 15:07
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    Be sure your using the installer to the exact same version you have installed but, of that still doesn't work, install it again then remove it
    – Ramhound
    Commented Jul 8, 2017 at 15:32
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    You didn't mention that in your question. Submit the installation log file. Your question in its current form cannot be answered. Manually removing an unknown amount of components of a software package cannot be described and documented since we don't know what components are actually installed on your system. Update your question.
    – Ramhound
    Commented Jul 8, 2017 at 15:53
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    Possible duplicate of Complete uninstall Virtualbox
    – Ramhound
    Commented Sep 20, 2018 at 12:03

3 Answers 3


It should be called "Oracle VM Virtualbox" under `Apps & features'. I assume you were just looking for "VirtualBox"

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    Does this remove the drivers that are installed alongside VirutalBox?
    – Stevoisiak
    Commented Aug 6, 2019 at 19:13
  • @Stevoisiak It should remove it completely.
    – Keltari
    Commented May 26, 2020 at 19:28

My Start Menu item for Oracle folder with VirtualBox had no Uninstall link either.

Here's how did it in my case (VirtualBox 5.x)

  1. Downloaded latest installer .exe package for 5.x from here
  2. Ran it and upgraded my older version
  3. Ran the same installer again, but this time chose Remove

NOTE: C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\ExtensionPacks still remained after uninstall so I manually deleted it. Also, as noted in comments, C:\Users\<usename>\Appdata\Local\.virtualbox may also remain.

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    This answer details that the directory C:\Users\<usename>\Appdata\Local\.virtualbox can remain after uninstall as well. Commented May 26, 2020 at 17:33
  • @applemonkey496 Thanks. I've now added it to the note.
    – spcsLrg
    Commented May 28, 2020 at 18:38

Detailed instructions for removing a corrupted VirtualBox installation from Windows 7 might apply as well.

  • Can you edit to include the content from your other answer here as well? Even though it's on this site, it is good practice to have the information in an answer self-contained. Thanks :)
    – bertieb
    Commented Sep 20, 2018 at 11:56
  • This question should just be flagged as a duplicate instead of submitting two identical answers, which results in two questions, with the same answer. Allowing users to upvote the same answer twice.
    – Ramhound
    Commented Sep 20, 2018 at 12:04
  • I caution anyone from using the solution outlined in the linked answer, it’s extremely dangerous, to manual decouple driver files. However, the accepted answer to the duplicate, is safe enough to do.
    – Ramhound
    Commented Sep 20, 2018 at 12:23
  • @Hope - The instructions work perfectly fine on Windows 10. An answer to a specific OS isn't warranted if the instructions are identical.
    – Ramhound
    Commented Sep 5, 2019 at 12:21
  • Bizarrely this difficulty tends to occur if 6.1.18 (say) is installed on W7 which is then upgraded to W10. Updates fail, and the installed version will not uninstall. Manual brute removal is the last recourse.
    – mckenzm
    Commented Jun 6, 2021 at 1:50

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