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Should I remove Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2015?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,604
United States Rank #16,349
Reach 0.0139%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 57.15 days
111.38 days >
Average installed length: 58.52 days


14.0.23107.178 45.62%
14.0.23107.156 17.52%
14.0.23107.10 36.86%

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Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2015


Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2015 is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 14.0.23107.178, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named vs_professional.exe. The setup package generally installs about 1 files and is usually about 8.18 MB (8,580,965 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 46% of users of Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2015 come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\package cache\{1ef6a030-1244-4d01-95f3-299c0e3a3362}
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{1ef6a030-1244-4d01-95f3-299c0e3a3362}\vs_professional.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 8.18 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2015

Program executable:vs_professional.exe
Name:Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2015
Path:C:\ProgramData\package cache\{1ef6a030-1244-4d01-95f3-299c0e3a3362}\vs_professional.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • vs_professional.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name '{19ddbf98-aca3-4fef-9d77-7095b105dd73}' which loads as "C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{19ddbf98-aca3-4fef-9d77-7095b105dd73}\vs_professional.exe" /burn.runonce.

How do I remove Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2015?

You can uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2015 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2015, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Professional 2015.

Win 10 80%
Win 7 (SP1) 20%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 79.56%
Windows 7 20.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 39.78%
Windows 10 Home 16.42%
Windows 7 Professional 9.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.66%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 6.93%
Windows 10 Enterprise 4.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.32%
  Italy 8.90%
  Germany 3.68%
  India 2.76%
  Netherlands 2.45%
  Canada 2.45%
  Spain 2.15%
  Singapore 1.84%
  Turkey 1.84%
  United Kingdom 1.84%
  Brazil 1.53%
  Hong Kong 0.92%
  Vietnam 0.92%
  Lebanon 0.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.38%
Hewlett-Packard 23.38%
Acer 16.23%
ASUS 14.29%
Lenovo 11.04%
MSI 2.60%
Toshiba 2.60%
Intel 1.95%
Samsung 1.95%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.69%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.85%
Dell Inspiron 5547 3.08%
ASUSTeK N551JK 2.31%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.31%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.31%

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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