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How to Remove VirtualBox Guest Additions

  1. First thing is first close all instances of VirtualBox
  2. Open up a Terminal
  3. Type:
    sudo find /etc -name "*vboxadd*" -exec rm {} ;

    press Enter</li>

  4. Type:
    sudo find /etc -name "*vboxvfs*" -exec rm {} ;;

    press Enter</li>

  5. Type:
    sudo rm -r /usr/src/vboxadd-*

    press Enter</li>

  6. Type:
    sudo rm -r /usr/src/vboxvfs-*

    press Enter</li>

  7. Type:
    sudo rm /usr/sbin/vboxadd-timesync

    press Enter</li>

  8. Type:
    sudo rm /lib/modules/`uname -r`/misc/vboxadd.ko

    press Enter</li>

  9. Type:
    sudo rm /lib/modules/`uname -r`/misc/vboxvfs.ko

    press Enter</li>

  10. Now open Virtualbox
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