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How To Uninstall virtualbox-guest-utils On Debian 8

To uninstall virtualbox-guest-utils just follow these instructions.

Uninstall just virtualbox-guest-utils

x86 virtualization solution – non-X11 guest utilitiesDebian 8.0contrib/misc4.3.36-dfsg-1+deb8u1
sudo apt-get remove virtualbox-guest-utils

This will remove just the virtualbox-guest-utils package itself.

Uninstall virtualbox-guest-utils and its dependencies

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove virtualbox-guest-utils

This will remove the virtualbox-guest-utils package and any other dependant packages which are no longer needed.

Purging your config/data too

If you also want to delete your local/config files for virtualbox-guest-utils then this will work.

 Caution! Purged config/data can not be restored by reinstalling the package.
sudo apt-get purge virtualbox-guest-utils

Or similarly, like this virtualbox-guest-utils

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove virtualbox-guest-utils

Package Data

Packagevirtualbox-guest-utils
Version4.3.36-dfsg-1+deb8u1
MaintainerDebian Virtualbox Team <[email protected]>
Home pagehttp://www.virtualbox.org/
Descriptionx86 virtualization solution – non-X11 guest utilities
Distrodebian
Releasejessie
Repocontrib
Sectioncontrib/misc

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