How do I unistall steam?

sudo apt-get remove steam returns Package 'steam:i386' is not installed, so not removed This response seems odd because this is a 64 bit system and I steam runs fine when I open it in a terminal.

Steam shows up in the software center when I search for it but clicking more info it says Not Found.

What is going on?


2 Answers 2


Try doing sudo apt-get install steam then remove it again.

  • I was able to install steam and remove steam that way but after remove and purging steam. I can still run it from a terminal and the icon was not removed from the launcher.
    – zorkerz
    Feb 14, 2015 at 17:06

Remove steam-launcher. sudo apt-get remove steam-launcher Not sure why it is separate from removing steam.

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