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How to Uninstall OBS Virtual Camera



How to uninstall OBS Virtual Camera

Are you wanting to uninstall the OBS virtual camera on your OBS install? Finding out how to uninstall the virtual camera on OBS can be tough, but we hope that after reading this guide you’ll be able to uninstall the OBS Virtual cam quickly, and effectively. Let’s jump straight into this TechSplat article.

How to Uninstall OBS Virtual Camera

Run the OBS Uninstaller Tool

Uninstalling the OBS virtual camera is not super easy to do, but thankful the OBS project has put an uninstaller script in the files. Follow the instructions below, to uninstall the OBS virtual cam.

  1. Within your File Explorer, navigate to ‘C:\Program Files\obs-studio\data\obs-plugins\win-dshow‘.
  2. Within this folder, find the ‘virtualcam-uninstall.bat’ file, and run this.
  3. This will pop up in a window, you may need to run this as an Administrator.
  4. This will then remove the Virtual cam from OBS.

This is the simplest way to remove the virtual camera and at the moment OBS does not have or plan to add an easier way to remove the virtual camera.

Use the Windows Uninstaller Tool

Depending on when you installed, it and the version of your Virtual Camera plugin, you could uninstall the virtual camera through Windows uninstaller. To get this, simply follow the below steps;

  1. In the bottom-left search box, type in “OBS” (Don’t Open this).
  2. If you see the option for “OBS Virtual Camera“, right-click this and press ‘Uninstall‘.
  3. This may open another window, but will uninstall the Virtual Camera.
How to uninstall OBS Virtual Camera
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Why you might want to remove the Virtual Camera?

The Virtual cam in OBS is one of the common features that people will often use when using OBS. With that being said, however, some people might want to remove the virtual camera for a number of reasons. These include;

  • You believe it’s being used for malicious intentions.
  • You want to clear space or clean up your program list.
  • There is a security issue with the current version.


Overall, if you’re wanting to remove the Virtual cam we hope this guide has helped you. If you’re wanting to try to install the virtual camera, there are several options for this plugin but in most cases – this will help you out.

Thanks for taking the time to read through this guide, and let us know if you have any questions or concerns!

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