Ticket #777 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

Incomplete Uninstall

Reported by: alexei Owned by:
Priority: major Component: installer
Version: VirtualBox 1.5.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Windows


After "successful uninstall" those are left (without notification to the end-user)

  1. Registry keys (with SYSTEM priv.)

  1. Files in System32:

VBoxDrv.sys, VBoxTAP.sys, VBoxUSBMon.sys

  1. Directory .VirtualBox and files in it (should be optional to delete).

Anyway, minimal fix is to give end-user complete information what is left after uninstall (simple msgbox is OK).

Change History

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Technologov

I'll join this bug report.

I can tell, that guest additions uninstall from XP guest is also incomplete, leaving some drivers intact (and maybe registry keys). This should be fixed too...

-Technologov. 14.10.2007.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by frank

  • Host type changed from other to Windows

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to installer

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by Hutch269

I noticed that on an XP machine that after uninstalling there were .log files (rather large ones too) that were left in the c:\windows\system32 folder. There is another ticket issued about the excessive .log file size.

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by frank

This is due to the bug the 1.6.4 release contains. These files will not be removed during uninstallation but it is safe to remove these files manually.

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Should be obsolete.

comment:7 Changed 8 years ago by tunga

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution fixed deleted

this bug is still present in the latest virtual box 3.2.10

comment:8 Changed 8 years ago by klaus

  • Status changed from reopened to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

You won't get more attention if you both create a new ticket and reopen an ancient unrelated bug.

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