I installed QEMU from software center but removed latter (using software center). But updates are recommended to QEMU (see screen shot). That means QEMU is not uninstalled properly. How can I completely remove QEMU from my computer?

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Using the Terminal

Uninstall just qemu with

sudo apt-get remove qemu

Uninstall qemu and it's dependencies with this

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove qemu

If you want to purge all the config and data off the system you can also use

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove qemu


  • This just worked for me. Where did you find this documentation?
    – DUKE
    Jul 2, 2015 at 3:27
  • @DUKE I added the source in the answer. I did a simple google search to find it
    – chj1axr0
    Jul 2, 2015 at 4:03
  • I still see a bunch of qemu packages installed on my machine (using synaptic) like: qemu-kvm, qemu-system-*, etc Feb 18, 2020 at 18:58

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