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Should I remove Microsoft Visual Studio Installer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,097
United States Rank #4,255
Reach 0.0510%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.34 days
157.41 days >
Average installed length: 82.71 days


1.18.1104.625 0.10%
1.17.1261.626 0.10%
1.16.1251.625 0.51%
1.16.1247.518 6.29%
1.16.1243.427 4.67%
1.16.1153.324 0.20% 0.30%
1.15.3248.309 26.17%
1.15.3245.307 3.45%
1.15.3242.223 4.87%
1.15.3229.209 0.20% 0.61% 19.57% 4.06% 5.17% 17.55% 5.98%
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 86% 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 Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (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 85.63%
Windows 7 14.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 36.92%
Windows 10 Pro 33.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.68%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 4.97%
Windows 7 Professional 3.96%
Windows 7 Home Premium 3.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.38%
  United Kingdom 2.48%
  France 2.10%
  Netherlands 1.91%
  Germany 1.21%
  Spain 0.64%
  Italy 0.64%
  Poland 0.57%
  Singapore 0.51%
  Sweden 0.45%
  Canada 0.32%
  DK 0.32%
  Brazil 0.25%
  Hong Kong 0.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.92%
Dell 19.64%
ASUS 16.72%
Acer 12.82%
Lenovo 8.44%
MSI 3.57%
Samsung 2.11%
Toshiba 1.79%
Intel 1.62%
Alienware 1.30%
Apple 0.81%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.35%
HP HP Notebook 4.68%
Acer Aspire E5-575G 2.52%
Dell XPS 15 9560 2.16%
Acer Aspire VX5-591G 1.80%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.80%

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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