I have tried a lot of different commands, but nothing helped.

    sudo apt-get remove wine --purge
    sudo apt-get --purge remove wine
    sudo apt-get auto remove

Wine is still available. Wine version is wine-1.7.34. Please help, how can I remove wine completely including installed windows programs and winetricks.

  • Edit your question and add the output of apt-cache policy wine and command -v wine
    – A.B.
    Sep 23, 2015 at 5:20
  • autoremove has done the trick for me
    – iamgr007
    Aug 25, 2016 at 0:09

4 Answers 4


For me, wine was installed as multiple packages with different versions - for example wine1.4 or wine1.4-i386.

To remove all of them, I simply typed sudo apt-get purge wine and then pressed TAB to display all installed packages with name starting with 'wine' and removed all of them. Of course, sudo apt-get autoremove was necessary at the end to clean unneeded pacakges.

Note: Be careful with sudo apt-get purge wine*, it can remove more than you really want! - see this question for more info.

  • You saved My day(or night)!! thanks , I was looking for this everywhere bro!!
    – user690429
    Oct 2, 2017 at 21:03

Try this :

sudo apt-get purge wine*

This will remove every single package related to wine. This is probably because there are more than one package for wine in the repositories.

  • doesn't work I have already tried
    – bjdcxvab
    Feb 7, 2015 at 12:35
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    Don't do this! See Why does apt removes unwanted packages when giving * as suffix? The purge or remove action with an argument like wine*, wine\*, or 'wine*' removes way more than you might think. It removes every package with win anywhere in its name (not wine, win--as wine* is treated as a regex and e* means "zero or more es") and every package that depends directly or indirectly on any of those packages. This often breaks an Ubuntu system very badly, preventing it from being used for much of anything until it is fixed or reinstalled. Aug 23, 2017 at 19:15

Ok,I think you should make sure to install it by using apt-get install wine rather than other ways. So I think you can remove wine by your comman, if you used apt-get install wine command to install it.


Go to the Dash board (the topmost icon). Type in 'wine' in the search box. Then with the wine application; 'uninstall wine' will also pop up. Just click on it, and follow the process!

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