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FIX: VirtualBox uninstall this app now [Full Guide]

Before we start, it’s a good idea to check this short guide on What needs your attention error for more useful solutions.

What do I do if VirtualBox uninstall this app now message appears?

1. Remove VirtualBox with specialized software

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Removing the application manually doesn’t always fix the problem because there are many leftover files and registry entries, and this is why it’s recommended to use uninstaller software.

The software will keep an eye on any newly installed applications, and if needed, it can completely uninstall any application from your PC, along with all of its files.

Once you download this software, remove VirtualBox with it and the VirtualBox uninstall this app now message should be gone.

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2. Search for the problematic file manually

  1. Press Windows Key + R and enter the following line: C:$WINDOWS.~BTSourcesPanther
  2. Press Enter.
  3. Now locate the file that ends with _APPRAISER_HumanReadable.xml. The format should be <array of symbols> _APPRAISER_HumanReadable.xml.
  4. Open the file with Notepad.
  5. Press Ctrl + F and search for the following values: <Property Name="DT_ANY_FMC_BlockingApplication" Value="TRUE"
  6. Go few rows up to the Property-List Type Inventory section.
  7. There you should find LowerCaseLongPathUnexpanded property followed by a Value to a certain file path.
  8. Open that file path in File Explorer and move or remove virtualbox.exe.

After doing that, check if the Uninstall this app now because it isn’t compatible with Windows 10 message is gone. This is a complicated solution, so be sure to follow the instructions carefully.

3. Use Microsoft’s script

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  1. Download Microsoft’s script.
  2. Extract the contents of the AppRPS directory.
  3. Now run the appraiser.bat file.

After running this file, you should see the paths to the files that are causing this error. Now simply move those files and check if that fixes the What needs your attention Windows 10 error.

These are just a couple of quick and easy solutions that you can use to fix the VirtualBox uninstall this app now error. If a different solution worked for you, feel free to share it with us in the comments below.

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This post was written by Teodor Nechita and was first posted to WindowsReport

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