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Visual Studio Installer (remove only)


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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 8/5/2019.

Uninstalling this package removes the Visual Studio Installer, which remains present after the Visual Studio product packages (such as visualstudio2017enterprise or visualstudio2019buildtools) are uninstalled.

This package does not install anything by itself.

To install Visual Studio Installer (remove only), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install visualstudio-installer

To upgrade Visual Studio Installer (remove only), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade visualstudio-installer


  • tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    Write-Debug 'Empty script to avoid Chocolatey Package Verifier false positive warning ('
  • tools\ChocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    Uninstall-VisualStudio `
        -PackageName 'visualstudio-installer' `
        -InstallerTechnology 'WillowVS2017OrLater'

Virus Scan Results

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.


Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Microsoft



Release Notes


Visual Studio 2019 release notes
Visual Studio 2017 release notes


2.0.1: Fixed uninstall script.

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Visual Studio Installer (remove only) 2.0.0 93346 Sunday, March 31, 2019 approved

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