I installed teamviewer deb v10.0.036281 which is a 32bit?64bit Multi architecture one, it didn't worked well, so I tried to uninstall by using sudo apt-get remove teamv but got this reply

E: Unable to locate package teamv

am having Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit one

8 Answers 8


First, use the command

dpkg -l | grep team

The full package name should show up in the output on the list of installed applications. Find it and use the name listed. I believe it should look like this:

sudo apt purge teamviewer

or, if you want to use a wild card, you can use something like this instead:

sudo apt remove "teamview*"

However, be careful when using a wildcard so you don't unintentionally uninstall something you want to keep. Always review the list of packages to be removed before selecting Y.


The command below showed the full package name as teamviewer-host:

dpkg -l | grep team

I was able to remove it finally using:

sudo apt-get remove teamviewer-host
  • For xhubuntu this solution works fine
    – VeRJiL
    Jun 14, 2022 at 6:06

If you downloaded the .deb elsewhere (didn't install through apt-get) then you need to

sudo dpkg -r teamviewer 
  • 6
    if it's a deb, it should be uninstallable through apt-get once it is installed regardless of how installation took place
    – mchid
    Dec 25, 2014 at 22:20

To remove Teamviewer, run

sudo apt-get remove teamviewer

You could run

dpkg --remove --force-all teamviewer

Worked fine for me. Apt-get did not work giving me the following output:

apt-get remove teamviewer
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: The package teamviewer:i386 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.

So using dpkg got me through this.



sudo aptitude remove teamviewer

If not installed aptitude, run:

sudo apt-get install aptitude

Use only aptitude, he is best installer deb pkg.


Make sure you have typed the package name correctly. Otherwise you are trying to uninstall the one which is not installed.


Type: sudo apt-get remove teamv and then hit tab and it should auto-complete.

and The following packages will be REMOVED: teamviewer-host

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