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Should I remove Microsoft Visual Studio Installer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,244
United States Rank #4,279
Reach 0.0495%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.49 days
102.86 days >
Average installed length: 54.05 days


1.17.1261.626 0.10%
1.16.1251.625 0.52%
1.16.1247.518 6.48%
1.16.1243.427 4.81%
1.16.1153.324 0.21% 0.31%
1.15.3248.309 26.96%
1.15.3245.307 3.55%
1.15.3242.223 4.39% 0.63% 18.81% 3.97% 5.12% 17.87% 6.06%
0.1.0-20160825.1 0.10%
0.1.0-1.0.16100708 0.10%

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Microsoft Visual Studio Installer

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Microsoft Visual Studio Installer is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is 1.15.3248.309, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 8 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 87% of users of Microsoft Visual Studio Installer come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\Installer
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\Installer\vs_installer.exe /uninstall

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Visual Studio Installer

  • d3dcompiler_47.dll - Direct3D HLSL Compiler for Redistribution
  • xinput1_3.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Microsoft Common Controller API)
  • vs_installer.exe - Microsoft Visual Studio (Microsoft Visual Studio Installer)
  • vs_installershell.exe

How do I remove Microsoft Visual Studio Installer?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft Visual Studio Installer from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio Installer from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Microsoft Visual Studio Installer, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Microsoft Visual Studio Installer.

Win 10 86%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 85.61%
Windows 7 14.39%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 37.10%
Windows 10 Pro 33.44%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.64%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 4.91%
Windows 7 Professional 4.08%
Windows 7 Home Premium 3.24%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.29%
  United Kingdom 2.54%
  France 1.96%
  Netherlands 1.83%
  Germany 1.04%
  Italy 0.65%
  Spain 0.59%
  Poland 0.59%
  Sweden 0.39%
  Singapore 0.39%
  DK 0.33%
  Canada 0.26%
  Hong Kong 0.26%
  Australia 0.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.05%
Dell 19.53%
ASUS 17.20%
Acer 12.85%
Lenovo 8.18%
MSI 3.17%
Samsung 2.17%
Toshiba 1.84%
Intel 1.50%
Alienware 1.34%
Apple 0.83%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.49%
HP HP Notebook 4.38%
Acer Aspire E5-575G 2.55%
Dell XPS 15 9560 2.19%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.82%
HP HP Laptop 15-bs0xx 1.82%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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