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Question about Windows 7 Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features

Question: Question about Windows 7 Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features

I have Windows 7 Prof x64.

My question is, when displaing all software installed and choosing more columns of information to display, they don't stay. For example, choosing Location column. Getting out of the installed programs list and then returning to it, the Location column is gone.

Is there some what to get the columns to be persistent?

Thanks in advance.

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Preferred Solution: Question about Windows 7 Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features

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Answer: Question about Windows 7 Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features

The Programs and Features listing is shown to you by the Explorer app. Each time that you open/close the Windows (file) Explorer while viewing a folder (or a special view/list like the Programs and Features listing), Explorer tries to write info to the registry about how Explorer was showing you that folder. Windows (file) Explorer tries to write this "how to display a folder" info at other times besides just closing an Explorer window, but I'll not go into all of that.

Microsoft has not solved the problem that happens when these places in the registry get too big. When this happens, you may see the problem that you are experiencing - that of no longer being able to store the layout/view/column width/column selection/... info in the registry.

Below is video that I made showing registry keys being made. (I'm not suggesting that you mess with the registry.) Notice that new keys are made when visiting the folder named Temp. Deleting this Temp folder does not remove those registry keys. If you close Windows (file) Explorer while viewing a compressed folder (a ZIP file), the Explorer app tries to make keys so that it can remember how it last showed you that folder. If you delete or move that ZIP folder to another location, the original registry keys remain. So you can see how this area of the registry can fill up.

edit: I had to make this video again. I hope that I covered all of the original points.

One solution is to remove all of the entries/keys in the areas of the registry that attempt to track this info for the Explorer app... then rebuild them over time as you visit various folders (and special views like the Programs and Features listing). You can safely remove the entries by following the steps detailed in this tutorial: Folder View Settings - Reset All to Default

I opt for a more draconian solution: I change the permissions on those registry keys to prevent any app from being able to add entries in those areas; thus, the areas never get too big. But changing the permissions will cause other problems that I just live with.

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I have run into a strange problem. I have searched and found other people with the same issue but no solution. Almost all of the programs in the programs and features list in the control panel are gone. the programs are still there in the start menu and can be opened. But I can not open pdf files on my desktop anymore, I would uninstall adobe and reinstall it but it isn't in the list to remove it. Thanks for the help.

Answer:missing programs in control panel, programs and features list

You looked at this?
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/535068/all-programs-not-displaying-under-programs-and-features-list/#entry3375327

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Hi guys, hope you can help me with this please because I don?t really know what to do to solve it.

I have a Vaio running Windows 8.1. but coming with Windows 8 preinstalled. I have recently noticed that most of the programs and apps (Adobe, Realtek, Sony folder, Intel, Avast, Java, Bluetooth?) on Programs and Features (Uninstall a Program) have vanished without knowing how. Only Microsoft apps are displayed there for some reason.

First, I run sfc /scannow and found some corrupted files that could not be fixed, so I decided to perform a full recovery (through Vaio Care that makes use of the Recovery partition) that restores the system to factory settings. After recovery, all programs and apps were in Programs and Features as expected. However, after removing either the preinstalled version of MS Office 2013 or the preinstalled games, most programs and apps disappeared again. I run again sfc /scannow, Avast and Malwarebytes and they found no issues at all. I also tried System Restore, but it did not fix anything. Only MS Office 2013, Avast and Malwarebytes are currently installed on the drive, along with Windows automatic updates (including Windows 8.1), and I have not used any ?cleaner? or ?optimizer? tools.

I found a potential cause for this. Apparently, the uninstaller for a program can incorrectly remove registry entries that are used by Windows and the Add/Remove Programs tool (Add/Remove Programs tool displays installed programs incorrectly), but I am not sure whether... Read more

Answer:Missing Programs in Programs and Features (Control Panel)

Hello Laura, and welcome to Eight Forums.

I'm not sure what will add them back to "Programs and Features" other than reinstalling the programs to repair them.

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I have Windows 7 & yesterday I started having trouble opening programs. What I've done so far:>I used free avast antivirus, registry mechanic .>Yesterday suddenly my programs and features doesn't open & i can uninstall some software.. Plz help me..... i having trouble.

Answer:Windows 7 Programs and Features in Control Panel not opening

It is best not to use anything that promises to fix registry.Perform a System Restore to a time before you installed or ran it and if your problems began before that, pick a time for the restore to before your troubles began.After the system restore completes, run Malwarebytes to be sure that some of your troubles were not caused by malware. If anything is found, remove it, clean out the Quarantine and copy/paste the report/log here to be reviewed. Let us know also if the programs problem is apparently solved as well.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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I was just checking my graphics card update in control panel programs and features when I noticed that the total used was 126gb. 125gb was allocated to The Complete National Geographic. Looking in computer the total of the six National Geographic dvd's came to 43.42gb. My C drive is 233gb total of which 75.1gb is used. Any idea's why?

Answer:Programs and features in control panel

I don't understand what you are asking.

Since you state that your drive is 233GB total with 75.1 GB used, there cannot be 126 GB of software installed.

Have you installed to another drive?

Can you provide a screen shot of Programs and Features?

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The Programs & Features option of my Control Panel on Windows Vista no longer lists all my programs, and when I highlight one of the programs that does appear, the Uninstall option does not show up. How can I fix this? Thanks.
 

Answer:Control Panel Programs & Features problem

hello
here is a free uninstaller, it's better than windows, as it makes sure the program is fully uninstalled (from the registry also)....good luck
http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html
 

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I can't open Programs & Features from Control Panel, but I can open other items from Control Panel

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Can I redirect the Link in Control Panel that uninstalls a program to iobitunistaller?

Answer:Programs and Features in Control Panel Customization

  
Quote: Originally Posted by RBCC


Can I redirect the Link in Control Panel that uninstalls a program to iobitunistaller?


Not that I know of. why not just create a shortcut and use that? I wouldnt use iobit in any case.

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I can't open Programs & Features from Control Panel, but I can open other items from Control Panel. I am running Windows 7.
I look forward to hearing from anyone.

Answer:Can't Open Programs & Features from Control Panel.

Has this recently happened? Possibly try a system restore.

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I usually perform a switch user to install or change software on my machine. I'd like to avoid this if possible. The article below is the situation but their solution doesn't work for me. They say launch cmd as admin and run control appwiz.cpl. However, I still have problems uninstalling or changing software. Others in the comments on that article describe the same problems. DO you know of another way to do this?

Launching Windows 7 Control Panel Applets with Administrative Permissions | | Pearson IT Certification

Answer:Win7 Run As Admin For Control Panel Programs and Features?

powershell can do it. does anyone know of a faster way to find software other than wmi query? wmi is dog slow.

copy this to powershell ise and press f5. use wildcards when entering software parameter.


Code:
[CmdletBinding()]
param(
[Parameter(Mandatory=$True)]
[string]$software,

[Parameter(Mandatory=$True)]
[ValidateSet('Find','Remove')]
[string]$action
)

if ($action -eq 'Remove') {

Invoke-WmiMethod -name Uninstall -inputobject (Get-WmiObject -Class win32_Product | where {$PSItem.Name -match $software})

Get-WmiObject -Class win32_Product | where {$PSItem.Name -match $software}


} else {

Get-WmiObject -Class win32_Product | where {$PSItem.Name -like $software}

}

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I am in the process of going through my list of programs and features and uninstalling many which I never use.
I notice that for many items no size is given. Why is this?

Answer:Control Panel > Programs & Features - why no size shown?

http://www.sevenforums.com/software/9908-control-panel-not-showing-sizes-0f-installed-programs.html as an explanation.

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This section of my win 7 professional (x64) computer appears to have files that are out of date, near duplicates and possible useless files (x32 versions and I use x64 OS). For example, the addition of a MS programs do not delete the out of date ones (I have 2010, and other versions of Virtual Studio express!).

Can anyone provide guidance on what files may be deleted from this section of my computer (if any) and how to delete such files?

Thanks for any help'

Answer:Can I cleanup Control Panel>programs and features entries

Hello frvaughan2 and welcome to Seven Forums.

Some programs do not delete previous versions. Each new version builds upon a previous version so deleting an older version could cause the program to stop working. Other programs may install a 32-bit and a 64-bit version for backward compatibility purposes. This article explains why Windows 7 comes with a 32-bit and 64-bit version of Internet Explorer. The same concepts would apply to other programs.

Should I Use the 32- or 64-bit Version of Internet Explorer? | PCWorld

If you post a screenshot of your Programs and Features the Forum experts might be better able to advise you if any can be removed.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Found a lot of other posts all over the internet, suggesting malware scans, SFC/Scannow, even chkdsk
But none of these people got their issue resolved, and all ended up reinstalling the OS.
 
My programs work fine, but they are not listed in Control Panel/ Programs and features
 
I can even uninstall them by manually browsing to c:\program files\<name of software>\uninst000.exe (or whatever the name of the uninstaller is)
Then after uninstalling the above way, if I reinstall the same software again, the name of the software shows up in my Control Panel/ Programs and features.
I have about 200 programs installed, and Control Panel/ Programs and features lists only 98 now (it was listing even less, but I got a few back after manually uninstalling/ reinstalling, don't have the patience to reinstall all the 200+ programs I have).
 
Short of performing a factory reset (F11 at startup and then launch HP Complete Recovery, or booting up from the recovery disks I created when I got the computer), is there something that can be done to fix this issue??
 
The computer I'm using is HP Envy K204TX (touchscreen version), and it's running Windows 8.1 Home (64 bit).
If you need the entire configuration (CPU, RAM, etc) ask me, not posting cause I don't think this matters.
My OS was pre-installed on the computer when I purchased it, and I've never ran a "registry optimizer" application.
 
I can system restore, but I have no idea when the problem started. Arbitra... Read more

Answer:Items are MISSING from my Control Panel/ Programs and features

Let's see if the entries actually exist or not...please run the following command by holding down the windows key and press R, pasting the following code into the box, and pressing enter:
REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall" /s > Desktop\UninstallKey.txt && notepad Desktop\UnistallKey.txt
A notepad should open with text already in it. Please copy and paste that text into your next reply.

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I am running vista ultimate x64. Since windows 7 Ultimate is so expensive and Windows 7 Home premium has all the features I need, I am considering doing a complete install of home premium.

Is there a way to get the contents of the Control Panel\Programs and Features window as a text file so I can be sure I have everything gathered that I would need (I.e., find the cds/dvds to reinstall programs.)

Answer:text copy of Control Panel\Programs and Features window

Hello ArtK,
Welcome to Vista Forums!

If you take a screen shot with the snipping tool, that will give you your list, you can just reference with the picture and you can also print it out the same as a text file.

Let us know if this will work for you,
Ben

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I have Win Vista Home Basic SP2.
I want to uninstall BBC iPlayer but cannot find it in the list of programs.
Where is this programme located and how can I remove it,please?

Answer:Uninstall program not listed in Control Panel/Programs &amp; Features

These instructions from the iPlayer site should take you through the process.

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When installing applications they appear to install correctly. An icon is created on the desktop and I can access the program.

In control panel under programs and features... the application is not showing up. I cannot uninstall the programs, because they aren't showing in programs and features to uninstall.

Yes, workarounds can be used to delete the program, but there is something wrong. The programs are not installing properly.

I ran sfc/ scannow as admin no problems indicated
After a couple hours messing with this:

Thought I should add this... When I right click on the installer/setup exe file and select to run as administrator the installer works and does show up in programs and features... Also, I can delete the program as well from programs and features.

I have never had to do this before even though I am admin...(in name mostly) unless I am willing to allow more vulnerability to my system by turning on all the time. Still having to run as admin does seem a bit much for installing programs. The worst part...the installer will run, installs the program, yet leaves off the ability to uninstall or change in the programs and features page of control panel

Answer:application installed doesn't show control panel - programs & features

Have a look at this MS website & see if there is anything there to help you. There are some links you can follow & there is a "fixit" there as well in one of those links.
Injudicious & over use of registry cleaners is one of the causes.

My Control Panel Doesn&#39;t Show All Of My Installed Progams - Microsoft Community

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I installed an application "Clone File Checker" and uninstalled that using "iObit Uninstaller" with Power Unistall" option. After that, i am not able to open Control Panel, Programs & Features, Power Options and System from the Start Menu. Clicking on each of these gives an error in the enclosed screenshots, but all of them display the error message "This file does not have an program associated with it to perform this action. Please install a program, or if one is already installed, create an association in the Defaults Program Control Panel". Only the file names are different. When I try to set the Default Applications, I do get a similar error message.

Moreover, clicking on the File Explorer from the Start Menu opens the Explorer screen, but when I pin to the Taskbar and subsequently attempt to open tit from Task Bar, I get an error message.

Appreciate any help. Thanks.

regards
kalyanaraman s.

Answer:Control Panel/Programs & Features/Power Options/System do not open

kalyanaraman said:

I installed an application "Clone File Checker" and uninstalled that using "iObit Uninstaller" with Power Unistall" option. After that, i am not able to open Control Panel, Programs & Features, Power Options and System from the Start Menu. Clicking on each of these gives an error in the enclosed screenshots, but all of them display the error message "This file does not have an program associated with it to perform this action. Please install a program, or if one is already installed, create an association in the Defaults Program Control Panel". Only the file names are different. When I try to set the Default Applications, I do get a similar error message.

Moreover, clicking on the File Explorer from the Start Menu opens the Explorer screen, but when I pin to the Taskbar and subsequently attempt to open tit from Task Bar, I get an error message.

Appreciate any help. Thanks.

regards
kalyanaraman s.



I have on occasion used iObit Uninstaller but only in the most severe situations. iObit Uninstaller does seem to have a reputation of doing more than what one expects. You might try System Restore to a day before the program was installed. If that doesn't work there's other options in Recovery but they can be more severe that what is needed so be sure to read everything carefully.

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Tablet PC Settings not showing in Control Panel Although Tablet PC Components enabled in Programs & Features.
I have tried System Restore, re-enabling Tablet Components...

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I was removing some programs and I noticed many listings for programs that are no longer on my computer. Some of these will give a "remove from list" message and will let you remove them from the list, but some will not. This isnt a terrible problem, but I would really like to know how to remove these that are cluttering up the list.

Thanks williac.

Answer:Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs question

Start/Run/RegeditHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UninstallEach program listed in Add/Remove Programs has a subkey listed here. Locate the correct subkey for the program in question and right click it, then select Delete. You may want to choose Export, first, to export the key to a REG file. The REG file can be re-imported if you find you made a mistake.See:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=247501

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I am running XP - and I tried to uninstall a photoshop program, and found that I have no more uninstall / remove "toggle" buttons in the "uninstall/remove programs" list??? (only 1 program out of about 35 still does...Microsoft Office program has these toggles available)

just fyi...another issue came up at the same time - website shortcuts in a desktop folder make the whole folder window freeze when I double click on the shortcut. thanks in advance
 

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I need help!
Two days ago i got a small red shield with a cross on it next to the time, saying that the automatic updates is turned off. i try to turn it on through system in control panel(which i had back then) by choosing the recommended one-this was already selected when i got there. i turn it off and on and applied the changes, but the shield is still there!

Today I got the words VIRUS ALERT! next to the time, and my c:\ drive was gone from my computer, and some programs disappeared from my desktop.
I also got a whole bunch of pop ups saying that there were attempts of hijack on my computer through spyware.
I don't have the exact message because it has stopped after i went through 3 failed attempts of system recovery through my checkpoints, and in the 4th one i rebooted through safe mode. a black screen just came up, no programs on the desktop.

i rebooted again through normal mode and NOW there is a new theme, desktop background, but my computer was gone from the desktop, task manager was disabled through restricted access, my folders are gone from dsktp, all programs on start, control panel and run. But the VIRUS ALERT! & pop ups are gone.

I got the Remove Restricted Tools program from here: http://www.ghiath.com/?p=30
this enables me to access task manager.

I am now running a full scan using Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (still running...system really slow) I really don't want to resort to a full system restore...but i really want to get this fixe... Read more

Answer:Solved: HELP ME: Desktop programs, My computer, control panel, all programs gone!

after the mbam full system scan i removed all the threats found. i rebooted normally.

NOW i am back though to where i was before the system restore through recovery checkpoints (same theme & background). I have the VIRUS ALERT! on the taskbar, but my computer and my folders are back on the deskstop. The c:\ drive is still missing in my computer, and All programs is also missing from the start menu. The red sheild (mentioned above) has gone too!

i did another scan, this time a quick one using mbam, and it found some more threats. I will delete this like before. but i still have the feeling that it will not fix the problem
the mbam quick scan log is below also.

please help me with this!

This is hijackthis log now:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:20: VIRUS ALERT!, on 30/06/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\System32\smss.exe
C:\Windows\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\Windows\system32\services.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Apps\ActivBoard\nhksrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Window... Read more

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Is there any way to bring back programs that have disappeared from the programs list in the control panel?

One day I realized most of my programs had disappeared from the list (roughly 10 or so remaining from the usual 50-60). This occurred after I had downloaded something. I ran Norton, Advanced System Care, Malwarebytes & CCleaner. As I recall one of them mentioned a virus in the registry. After checking google I looked under the following registry entry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall, and true enough the same programs that had disappeared did not appear here.

When it happened (a few months ago) I tried system restores as far back as possible to no avail. I've now realized its a hassle trying to uninstall programs not on the list (programs don't appear on Revo uninstaller or such programs either), so is there a way I can fix this (without any reinstalling of windows)

Im not 100% sure the virus caused this, but im guessing this is what happened. Any help would be appreciated! Also Im not so computer-savvy and first post on these (or any) forums

Cheers
Shak

Answer:Programs Missing From Control Panel Programs List

Welcome to the Seven Forums, shak.

You mean that the installed programs are not appearing in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features. Try to reinstall one of the missing programs without uninstalling it and tell us if it reappears in the Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features list.

I strongly recommend that you also run sfc in the elevated mode. Read at SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker.

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So yesterday I noticed that programs are missing from my control panels program list. Right now there is only 19 items and I use to have probably over 60. Notable missing are all my AVS4You and Topaz Labs software. Also anything with the name Windows is not listed. I can't think of anything I installed to cause this. All I saw was some Windows updates. I've searched other threads and ran some of recommended programs. I then downloaded and ran Malwarebytes software and it found 55 problems, deleted those but my problem still exists. I also did a system restore back to 3/21. I'm at a loss now. Any ideas? Also I'm using MS Security Essentials for protection.

Answer:Programs Missing From Control Panel Programs List

Try these tools. Download to Desktop.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/down...-removal-tool/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

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im haveing a problem with

first my internet game doesnt want to start

but the thing is when I go to uninstall a program in control panel that doesnt want to pull up either

I keep clicking and and clicking the uninstall program in control panel but it doesnt want to work the other control panels dont seem to work either

also I tried running the intallation program to reinstall my game but that doesnt work either

I tried also to run other installation exe for other programs but those also dont work either (random programs)

but I can open other programs like this browser


so its the game
installation files exe
control panel for uninstalling programs

I really just want my game to work

now I had this excact thing happen in the past but I saw the avg needed a restart i kept posponeing it so I did that before and it fixed it but this time avg seems fine, I also disabled avg in task manager but that didnt fix it either

what is going on and how do I fix this

I have a asus laptop

windows 8.1
i5 processor
6g of ram
looks like 1800mb video mem

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I encountered weird problems with my vista. Many program icons in the desktop are inactivated, and all my installed programs are not shown in the control panel/programs.

What should I do to get all my programs shown in the control panel again?

Thank you,

againusa
 

Answer:installed programs not shown in control panel/programs

Do you have other users who are set to admin the system? Did you perform a system restore lately? Do all your drives show in "Computer"?

What you are speaking of seems like someone else is making changes you are not aware of. User created desktop icons would not be removed if a program was uninstalled or removed by a system restore. They would not link up to their .exe files though. Same if the drive is not listed.

Right click any icon in question and select properties. It will tell you the path that the icon is leading you too. Then, check that path. Make sure that the file it is supposed to execute is actually there.

If it is, you ran into a bug I have not sene since the early days of XP. Google '.ico not working' for a reg fix.
 

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Almost All Programs Disappeared From Uninstall Programs In Control Panel?
 

Answer:Almost All Programs Disappeared From Uninstall Programs In Control Panel?

What happens when you boot in safe mode?
 

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My O/S is windows xp, i noticed that when i go to control panel - add/remove programs, i see the first few programs the rest of the screen is black, how can i fix this?
 

Answer:In windows Xp, control panel - add/remove programs

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Hi, I went to set a program as a default and I saw these 2 browsers icons I had but I uninstalled them and the shortcuts are still there so how can I remove them? Thanks in advanced

Answer:Icons in Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Default Programs

Uninstall your browsers using Revo Uninstaller. Use advanced mode.

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Hello,
Specifically:
There's a significant delay before the control panel displays as a menu when activated from the control panel.
It's as if the computer is waiting for a response from something, times out, and shows the menu.

Note: when I activate the control panel from a desktop shortcut, it opens IMMEDIATELY.
Programs seem to start with a similar delay; otherwise, the computer seems very fast.

Looking at the task manager as I try to open the control panel as a menu, I see only that explorer.exe shoots up to about 13% of memory usage, nothing else unusual.

I've set the menu open delay in the registry to 1. That hasn't helped, either.

I have a new IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad with i7-2720 & 8GB RAM & Windows 7 (fully updated).

A clean start does NOT solve this problem.

Could the issue be related to services started/disabled? I've played around with them, but it hasn't solved the issue.

I've run all the hardware diagnostics I can find - the memory, and everything else, passes with flying colors.

Answer:Odd delay before control panel, programs start in Windows 7

If you're willing to install a tool and take a trace, we can probably figure out what's happening.
Install the Windows Performance Toolkit following the instructions here - note you don't need to take any traces, just follow the section called "Installing the tools"
Open up an elevated command prompt.
Type this command into that command prompt, and press ENTER to start the trace:

Code:
xperf -on DIAG+DISK_IO_INIT+DRIVERS+FILE_IO+FILE_IO_INIT+FILENAME+NETWORKTRACE+PRIORITY+PROFILE+REGISTRY+SPLIT_IO
Note you will not get any indication a trace is running, the command prompt will just return to a prompt when the trace has started

Reproduce the delay in opening the control panel
Type this command into the command prompt and press ENTER to stop the trace:

Code:
xperf -d C:\slow.etl

Once you've done the above, compress (using 7zip, winrar, etc.) the slow.etl file and upload it somewhere so we can download it and analyze it for you.

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Hi,
I installed windows 7 operating system(Ultimate) on my machine today.later I found that the programs that were supposed to be shown in "Install/Uninstall" tab of control panel were not visible not even the programs that are installed as part of OS installation.I went through your previous posts about the similar kind of issue but couldn't get much luck out of it.Please help me to come out of this situation as it is worrying me much.Hope to listen from you very soon.

Regards
Showkat Bashir

Answer:[SOLVED] No programs showing in &quot;Install/UnInstall programs&quot; in control panel

Hello showkat

Please click Start -> in the search box type in CMD -> Right click on CMD and choose 'Run as Admin' -> inside the dos windows type in REGSVR32 APPWIZ.CPL

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Hey, I need your help in creating association for control panel ! I couldn't open my display settings and its say install a program which is associated ! I am using windows 10. click the link to see the error http://prntscr.com/8aqr4r

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How do I create an association in the Default Programs control panel of Windows 7?

Answer:How do I create an association in the Default Programs control panel of Windows 7?

Hi Carl T Martin,
If you would like to create association for new file type, you can however use the Open With option, attached the steps for your reference:==================================1. Find a file with the extension that you wish to add
2. Right-click the file and choose Open with -> Choose default program? (or choose Open, if this type of file does not have any associated program yet)
3. Click Select a program from a list of installed programs
4. Click OK
5. If the application is not listed in the Open With dialog, click Browse and locate the executable.
6. Make sure that the following checkbox is enabled:
Always use the selected program to open this kind of file
7. Click OK.

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Add or Remove Programs in Windows Vista home has disappeared from the Control Pannel.
Where can I find it elsewhere?
Thank you.

Answer:Add or Remove Programs has disappeared from Control Panel in Windows Vista

Re-register the following dll filws and see if it helps :
vbscript.dll
jscript.dll
mshtml.dll
Details here.
Else run system file checker.

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Hi all,
I am having major problem with my new Vista based laptop.

Whilst setting it up I seem to have been infected with spyware/adware/malware and whislt it is now clean thanks to a combination of Norton, Registry Mechanic and Spyware Doctor when I try to use control panel or windows explorer it opens momentarily and then closes automatically without being able to see any icons etc

I have tried system restore but this won't work on any restore point as it comes across and unexpected error.

I am at a loss what to do, the Compaq laptop came with Vista preloaded so I cant reload, I am worried as because my laptop was working ok after transferring all my files from my old laptop I havent had chance to make a backup and the files on my old laptop have been deleted to re build that for my son.

Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Windows Explorer, Control Panel or any system programs won't work

Hello Steve J W

Welcome to TSF

It is possible that the behaviour your experiencing is still related to a virus

Can you please Look over the First Steps At Removing Malware

regards


Craig

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I posted my problem on this link http://www.techsupportforum.com//sec...ng-really.html and I followed Ried's instruction to post the hijacthis log file here..

Please also check this link below.. I post the capture of my screen on the web..
http://us.f2.yahoofs.com/bc/3fdb1ad9...GgtGEBywNPsW9n

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:11:46 AM, on 17/03/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SVCHOST.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SVCHOST.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\KeyboardSurrogate.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SVCHOST.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SPOOLSV.EXE
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PCCTLCOM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\tmproxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\TMPFW.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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Answer:Blank screens on most of the programs (including Windows' Search files, Control Panel

Hello khunnu_aom,

Did you recently uninstall Symantec (Norton)? I see portions of the program in your log.

I'm not seeing anything in this log, but it is just one tool we have available to reveal any malware that may be present.

Download, install & launch - Webroot SpySweeper ( Trial) (8.3 MB)

When SpySweeper starts, please accept any prompts to update definitions. Exit the program after you have updated.

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Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following:
1) Restart your computer
2) After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8.
3) Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear
4) Use the up arrow key to highlight Safe Mode and press Enter.

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Launch & use the diagnostic version of SpySweeper & configure it as followed: Click on the Start button
After it has finished scanning, click the Next button
Allow Spysweeper to reboot your machine to remove the infected files.
## IMPORTANT - do not use your computer as you scan.

# Reboot back to Normal Mode

Launch SpySweeper & select Results from the left pane
Click the 'Session Log' tab & choose Save to File to create a log.

Post that in your next reply along with a new HJT log.

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Hi,
I wonder if someone can help me. I posted on the microsoft support pages but nobody could help me and directed me here.

A few weeks back i accidentally downloaded a program that wasn't from a reliable source, which in turn downloaded a bunch of junk on my computer. It was stupid of me, i'm usually really careful!
I managed to get in and remove most of them, but then all of a sudden all but a few of my programs completely disappeared from Programs and features. Flash Player, Google Chrome, Firefox and a few other programs were the only ones hat remained. The major programs that were missing from the list are still working fine from what i can see, but i didn't get the chance to remove a few items of adware and they are still active on my computer and being as irritating as an STI (i'd imagine...)
On searching online how to remove these parasites, most of the sites suggest uninstalling from Programs and Features, which i can't do because they aren't on the list! All other suggestions have not worked!
I have tried going into safe mode (with and without networking) and setting up another user profile with admin but the list stays the same.
I can't remember the last time i backed up (Months ago i presume)
This morning i did a scan on cmd (sfc /scan ??) and came back saying "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations"
I have tried various tools to try moving the adware: YAC, Cloud System Booster, (i've uninstalled some others i've used so can't remembe... Read more

Answer:Programs missing from Programs and Features - Windows 7

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click mbam-setup-2.0.0.1000.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
At the end, be sure a checkma... Read more

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I have installed a program and it put an icon and description in the control panel. I have now uninstalled it . and it is still showing in control panel . how can I delete it from there ??? . thanks

Answer:control panel programs

Cant you just right click on the control panel icon and delete it? If not, try doing both a regular cleanup and a registry cleanup with CCleaner.

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Recently my computer have had the following problem, everytime I start a program, before it appears on screen, a small windows of cmd.exe comes up for a short time (1/4 seconds,approximately), and even after the cmd windows showed up some program don't start at all, as I experienced , all of them are windows component, for instance, I cannot access 80% of the control panel programs like keyboard or system,....
Can anybody help me ,plz
Probably, it concerts about windows service cause I've run a tune up program that might have disabled some "unneccessary services" !
 

Answer:cannot run programs in control panel ????

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As long as you are there could you tell me if I need any of these on my add and remove program I dont know where they came from or what they are for
batch assistant
quick time evertime i remove it aol says I am missing something
indexing function
data compiler
searchos
sbmos
support software
tphttp
url.ieapp
windows hotfix
[sp] see Q317090 for more information

THANK YOU
 

Answer:programs on control panel

You'd be the only person to know if you need these programs.
 

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Any help would be Greatly appreciated... Thanks!

None of the programs in the control panel window will open.

My daughter was online on Gaia and must have inadvertantly clicked on a bad-link somewhere. My computer was jacked up with police? spyware and another one. 3 hours later, the computer was finally running o.k. again. Using Ad-Aware, Spybot search & destroy, hi-jack this as well.

Not sure what else will not open at this time. Searching has advised to download a couple fixes at http://home.earthlink.net/~rmbox/Reticulated/Only_IE.html but that is no longer valid.

Any suggestions?

Here's my hi-jack log.
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Sy... Read more

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On my PC, which is 64-bit Windows Vista, under control panel, programs and features, I can only see 3 programs installed: AutoCAD, doPDF 6.2 and Intel(R) Management Engine Interface (despite I have a lot of programs installed and are all running well)
This happened following an update to Nokia software
I tried System Restore but it didn?t work
I removed the Nokia software update and still having the same problem
Microsoft Security Essentials didn?t notify me of any malicious virus or spyware
How can I see these programs back pls?
Regards,,,
Osama Abbas

Answer:Under Control Panel, I can now see only 3 programs installed!

Not sure if it will help, but no harm in trying. re-register the following three dll files and see if it helps.
vbscript.dll
jscript.dll
mshtml.dll
Also Run sfc /scannow and see if this helps.

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When I click on the Add/Remove Programs in my Control Panel the message "Please Wait while the list is being populated" appears but the list is never generated. I need to remove some programs. Do you have any suggestions?
 

Answer:Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel

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I am wondering why some of my installed programs do not show up in control panel, uninstall programs, am also wondering if there is away to make the list of programs in unistall programs show up in alphabetical order.

Also if I cannot uninstall programs any other way does it create any potential problems if I just delete the folder(s) containing the program?

Answer:Control panel, uninstall programs

Depends. The program may not have been written for win7 or they may be written such that they dont enter the requisite info in the registry. Many such progs will have their own uininstallers accessible via the Start menu or the programfiles directory. Windows components can be found under Turn windows features on or off. See this also.

Programs and Features - Uninstall or Change a Program

If you need to uninstall manually, find the install log. Its usually located in the application folder and tells you what files where installed where and what registry keys were created. However, it may not be smooth going. E.g., there could be shared system files or the install may be very complicated. Where theres absolutely no go I guess you could just delete the folders and clean up afterwards with CCleaner.

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I am running Windows XP and wish to uninstall Excite Messenger. However when I click on Control Panel/Add-Remove Programs only a fraction of the number of Programs appear that are installed on my machine. None of which are Excite Messenger.Are there any display options that I'm missing on this list?? Or is there another route to uninstall programs on Windows XP?

Answer:Control Panel- Add/Remove Programs

Check if the programs have their own uninstall, Start, All Programs and look for the relevant programs in the list.

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using emachine, running win xp, x-password generator won't delete from control panel without rebooting FIRST. don't wanna reboot in fear of not starting back up. is this a threat?

I'm not familiar with this x-password generator thing. I don't really know what it does or where it is (in the registry? in a checkpoint? on C:?). I read the link to the other forum that was provided above by BladesofHalo, but I'm still not entirely sure of the best course of action. That forum says to run Smit Fix and Ewido. ScottieDon't has AVG.

So, my question is: should I (a.)run Smit Fix and skip Ewido, (b.)try to remove it in safe mode, (c.)go through the MajorGeeks malware steps and run a hijack log, or (d.)do something else that I'm not thinking of?

One of my major concerns is that turning the computer off without fixing it will somehow make it worse when we reboot, because that has happened to me in the past.
 

Answer:programs won't delete from control panel

emachine running win xp. infected with x-password generator. completed malware removal procedures. attaching hijack log. please review.
 

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I run Vista Home Premium, and the day before yesterday, my programs stopped appearing in the control panel under Programs and Features (where you have the option to uninstall them). I'm actually not sure if this is a problem or virus caused by the program I downloaded, or if it's some basic mistake I've made, so any input would be appreciated.

I was trying to install bamboo dock for my wacom tablet, but it wasn't working so I downloaded a program off the wacom forums to help it install (if the link is needed, I can post it) called BambooDockUninstall. I downloaded it(did as it said, a small screen which quickly went to 100% appeared and then disappeared. Bamboo dock still didn't install), and when I checked under programs and features to see if the necessary things had been uninstalled, everything was gone save for one program (dropbox, if it matters). I also got a notice from my antivirus (avira) which asked me to remove something, which I did. I later ran a scan and it said a virus was detected, however whether that was from the uninstall program or something from before I'm unsure. I selected move to quarrantine, and I wrote down the names of those files, so if needed I can post them.

I can see the programs which used to appear in Programs and Features in program files in computer, and my system seems to be running fine apart from them not appearing (though I'm clearly no expert). Through googling it seems trying system restore would help, but... Read more

Answer:Programs not appearing in control panel

There is no harm in trying system restore.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/using-windows-vista-system-restore/

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after attempting to run java off of my flashdrive using the installer and a batch file to direct the application on my flashdrive to the java file on my flashdrive I found a problem back on my laptop. apparently now that I had told my flashdrive to get java from the I: drive on my comp the rest of my applications that run java decided to run off of the I: drive as well. sense i couldn't get the default back onto my C: drive i uninstalled both the application and java multiple times with no success. now i've royally messed up my computer with no way to install java because my computer thinks it is already on my computer and doesn't want to get rid of what it thinks is there properly. even though there is no longer a java file in my C: it still shows up in my control panel. (Error 2 attachment) and I'm also worries about the screen in (Error 1) which i can't get rid of and it only says that it can't find the application when i double click it. i'm on vista home edition and i could really use some suggestions.
 

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When I go to Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features, a lot of installed programs do not appear in the list.

Therefore I am unable to uninstall them.

Any idea to solve this issue?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Installed programs do not appear in Control Panel

Hi,
You might give a list of what's not listed to uninstall
Usually if you save a program to your desktop it might not show up in the uninstall list,
Cheers.

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I installed a dictionary and uninstalled it. It still appears in 'all programs' but does not appear in control panel > programs and features nor in revo uninstaller. When I click the icon in start > all programs, the dictionary opens and works well. Now it is causing a message 'error reading trayicon 1 -> visible, etc.' every time I boot up.

Can anyone suggest some way of getting rid of it permanently, please? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Program does not appear in control panel > programs

  
Quote: Originally Posted by tonyvella


I installed a dictionary and uninstalled it. It still appears in 'all programs' but does not appear in control panel > programs and features nor in revo uninstaller. When I click the icon in start > all programs, the dictionary opens and works well. Now it is causing a message 'error reading trayicon 1 -> visible, etc.' every time I boot up.

Can anyone suggest some way of getting rid of it permanently, please? Thanks in advance.


That's contradictory? if you uninstalled it how can it work?
Right click the entry in All Program, Remove from this list.

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just had the malware virus called xp antimalware managed to get it off by using these 2 websites http://www.2-spyware.com/remove-xp-antimalware.html and http://www.myantispyware.com/2010/03/17/how-to-remove-xp-antimalware-2010/ i downloaded malwarebytes now its working good, except for some new problems now i cant open any program in the control panel i get the message saying C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32\.exe "application not found" also files that i choose to open like firefox for example acts weird and i get the message what program do i want to open the browser with
 

Answer:cant open programs in control panel

Try this fix: EXEFIX

Save the .reg file to your desktop. Double-click it to merge it to the registry.

Reboot.

If the fix only opens as a text file, right-click it and select Open With > Choose Program... Then, select the Registry Editor.

If the Registry Editor is not in the list, browse to C:\WINDOWS and select regedit.
 

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I cannot find any programs listed in add/remove programs section of my laptop. I appreciate any and all help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:40:52 PM, on 4/4/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\00THotkey.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TFNF5.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\egui.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\Wcescomm.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\rapimgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\WINDOWS\system32\ZuneBusEnum.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\1XConfig.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\EVIDEN~1\ee.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
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Hi, I am having some problems with my laptop. It is running Windows Vista 32-bit. I noticed today that the programs under the control panel will not run and Windows One Live Care will not run. Also tried downloading and installing Nortan and Kaspersky virsun scan programs. Neither will install.Computer comes up with black screen only in normal boot mode. Can boot in safe mode with networking.here is the DDS txt file is pasted below. Attached are also the attach file and the ark file. I sure hope someone can provide assistance for the next step.Thank you.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK Run by Jan at 15:25:42.76 on Sun 07/11/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.6000.17037Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6000.0.1252.1.1033.18.2038.1378 [GMT -6:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MsMpEng.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalS... Read more

Answer:Problem with control panel programs

Hello, and to the Malware Removal forum! My online alias is Blade Zephon, or Blade for short, and I will be assisting you with your malware issues!If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.Before we begin cleaning your machine, I'd like to lay out some guidelines for us to follow while we are working together.I will be assisting you with your malware issues. This may or may not resolve other problems you are having with your computer. If you are still having problems after your machine has been determined clean, I will be glad to direct you to the proper forum for assistance.Even if things appear better, that does not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions until I give you the all clean. Absence of symptoms does not mean that all the malware has been removed. If a piece of the infection is left, it can regenerate and reinfect your machine. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding ... Read more

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Ok i have cleaned my puter and i have duplicate programs or software in control panel how do i get them off and also in my start menu



ty
Pam

Answer:have duplicate programs in control panel

Quote:





Originally Posted by pqh1960


Ok i have cleaned my puter and i have duplicate programs or software in control panel how do i get them off and also in my start menu



ty
Pam




If you uninstall the ones that are showing up as duplicates and then re-install them again, that should work. I say "should work" and now "will work" because some software installations don't follow this convetion.

Go to Start>Settings>Control Panel>Add or Remove Programs. Select the program(s) that are showing up duplicated, uninstall them.

By the way, which ones are showing up duplicated?

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I have a problem with my control panel, when i go to it and like click on windows update or uninstall a program or restore files from back up or any of these programs, they don't pop up. So im wondering what to do? And i don't know if this has something to do with the problem but i also have a problem where i can't right click on the desktop and click screen resolution or personalize. It just pops up with "Explorere.EXE: No such interface supported" I am running Windows 7 64 bit on a HP Pavillion and google has failed me. Please help.

Answer:Control Panel programs do not work

Not letting you do a system restore ?

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According to the Control Panel, I have version 1.10.02 installed on my machine. Is this a legitimate application or is this malware?

Answer:What is Yontoo (in the Control Panel > Programs)

Yontoo LLC - Extend the Web with Yontoo, PageRage Super Profile and Sanity Switch
Yontoo is a browser add-on that horizontally crosses the internet rather than the standard vertical website archive.
Seems not so trustworthy according to this :Yontoo | Symantec

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hi,
In my control panel - add new programs - I dont see many programs. Also for programs that are showing, there is not add/remove button.

This is urgent.. Please help me... I am uploading my hijackthis log...
thanx

Answer:Control Panel - Add New Programs - Affected

Hi and welcome.

If assistance is still needed please post a fresh hijackthis log.

Copy/paste it into the reply please. Not attached.

Have you run any registry cleaners/tweakers just before this add/remove issue?

Thanks

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On a Windows 7 desktop computer and also on a Windows XP SP3 laptop computer I have some programs installed that are not listed in the Programs and Features section of Control Panel. How do I remove those programs? Is there a good software to remove those programs? I once purchased REVO Uninstaller. Even though I consider myself mid-level in computer technology I found the REVO program to be quite unnerving. I was afraid to delete some things because I did not have a thorough enough understanding through the REVO program as to what it was that I would be removing. Therefore risking boggling up the operating system(s).

I also had the same hesitation on programs that I had previously uninstalled. I was not certain if I would be removing a feature/file that would not be from a previously uninstalled program.

Is there a known program and/or procedure that will be more intuitive or exhibit greater clarity as to what I would be doing by removing a given feature/file?

A lot of times I use REGEDIT.EXE to go thru the registry and delete all references to a program - even after uninstalling a program thru Control Panel. HOWEVER - using Regedit.exe to remove leftover registry entries does not allow me to see/remember the programs that I removed months back that might have leftover files and registry entries.

My reason for this post inquiry is to clean up two computers as best as possible without reinstalling the operating systems and then only all necessary programs.

Can ... Read more

Answer:Removing programs not in Control Panel

What are the programs?

Did you try running adware, spyware removal and antivirus software?

If you think they are malware, check the Malware Removal section and run the relevant scans for your OS. And sound like they are malware, because any legitimate software, not part of your OS should show up in Add/Remove programs list.
 

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I cannot find any programs listed in the add/remove programs section of my laptop. I appreciate any and all help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:40:52 PM, on 4/4/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\00THotkey.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TFNF5.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\egui.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\Wcescomm.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\rapimgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\WINDOWS\system32\ZuneBusEnum.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\1XConfig.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\EVIDEN~1\ee.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
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Can anyone give me an explanation and/or a fix for a large amount of blank and black spacing between program listings, i.e. 10 program listings, then a large amount of black and white space and, finally the rest of the programs appear. Not affecting the computer, but is a little disconcerting.
 

Answer:Add or Remove Programs - Control Panel

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I recently bought a brand new PC. Dual core and the works.
Everything has been fantastic. But I have this strange problem that I just noticed.
When I go to control panel to remove programs their is nothing in there but a few things I installed a couple of days ago.
Its as if all my old programs are missing, even tho they work fine and are installed, they dont show up in control panel.
The reason I checked was I've been trying to download Adobe Acrobat and it keeps on telling me the download file is corrupted.
I'm also not given the option to Remove any program/updates from Add Remove. Just says 'Rarely' used. It doesnt show Thunderbird, Firefox, Photoshop, etc etc but they all are installed and work fine.
I've not found anything with Spybot or Adaware or AVS.
I am confused! I didnt do anything to it.

Google tells me to use the scrollbar on the right because their can be large white spaces between programs. Thats not the case here, I have no scroll.

I went to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
and only recent programs I installed are listed.

Answer:Control Panel Programs Absent.

I'm going for corrupt registry on this one.

Try a system restore.

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I wasn't able to find much of anything trying to search, so if there's a thread out there on this topic please forward me to it. Anyway, the problem I'm having is that I can't open up ANY programs on my laptop. About the only thing I can do is open folders and view the contents. I can't open any individual files either. I had this problem on my desktop and after letting it run any copy my My Documents folder to my external HD while I was at work, it worked fine when I got home (it was disconnected from the internet too). Didn't even reboot. I don't really know how it got fixed. Now my laptop is doing the same thing. I can run system restore with safe mode, but if I try to load up my profile is normal mode, nothing works again, even after the restore. I can open programs in Safe mode (MS office etc.) but only in safe mode. When ever I try to open something in normal mode I get this error: "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file.You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." I'm an administrator on the computer so I'm not sure what the heck is going on. I'd rather figure out what's going on instead of just formatting, so if anyone can help it would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:Can't open any programs, control panel, etc.

TallboysWRF, Go to the link below and scroll down to line 12 (left column) and click on "EXE (lnk and regfile) Fix for Windows XP" to download a reg file fix. Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

If you can't access the Internet use another computer to download it onto a floppy or CD and transfer it to the problem computer. If you can't run the file do the following:

Press CTRL-ALT-DEL and open Task Manager. Once there, click File, then hold down the CTRL key and click New Task (Run). This will open a Command Prompt window. Enter REGEDIT.EXE and press Enter. Once regedit is open click File>Import and locate that reg file fix, hilite it and click Open.

Tufenuf
 

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Answer:Which programs can i uninstall from my control panel?

Definitely the outdated Adobe Reader 8 ... update it http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?platform=windows&product=10

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I'm not sure where to put this but im trying to hide a program from the Add/Remove Programs list. If anybody knows help would be much appreciated.
 

Answer:removing programs from control panel

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314481
 

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using an emachine running windows xp. programs loaded themselves onto desktop, now i can't delete them from "add/remove programs". says to reboot computer first before deleting programs. thought that was weird so i didn't.
 

Answer:programs won't delete from control panel

Where do you have your progs installed? What directory?
 

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I thought my PC was acting normal until I tried to connect the Svideo out to my TV (which I do Succesfuly from time to time). I conected the cord and pressed the Fn + F5 keys to change the display function and nothing happened, after several attemps I went to the control panel and tried to open the DISPLAY program and again nothing happened, then I went to my desktop and right clicked..clicked on properties and still nothing. Then I went back to control Panel and realized that none of the programs in the control panel screen want to open. I then went to START--RUN and typed "appwiz.cpl" hit enter and the "ADD & REMOVE PROGRAMS" program opened. with task manager open while I click on the DISPLAY progam (in CONTROL PANEL) i see that the process # inceases by 1 for a split second and then goes back to the original # of processes.
I am not sure what is happening, do I have a virus?

PC Toshiba Satellite laptop running XP

thank you in advance for any help

Answer:Control Panel Programs do not open

Dial-A-Fix ( http://wiki.lunarsoft.net/wiki/Dial-a-fix ) has an option to reregister the control panel applets. If that doesn't get it, look in the event viewer for the cause (Right-click My Computer, left-click Manage)

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Hello i recently deleted some programs from my pc and now i can't open any program from the control panel
or system properties..Also i can't open windows update to automaticly find the problem and fix it...what am i suppose to do?

Answer:Cannot open programs from control panel

SFC -System File Checker - Instructions
Click on Start > All Programs > Accessories
Right-click on the Command Prompt entry
Select Run as Administrator and accept the UAC prompt - the Elevated Command Prompt window should pop up.

At the Command prompt, type

SFC /SCANNOW

and hit the Enter key

Wait for the scan to finish - make a note of any error messages - and then reboot.
Copy the CBS.log file created (C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log) to your desktop (you can't manipulate it directly) and then compress the copy and attach it to your reply

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I no longer have the option to uninstall programs in the add/remove programs option in control. The only things shown in the window are

'installed on' and 'date'. How did this happen and How can I restore the uninstall option?
 

Answer:Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel

jvmsl4, Check out the links below.

http://www.winxptutor.com/arpbuttons.htm

Edited to add another link:

http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives...sing-at-control-panel-add-or-remove-programs/

Tufenuf
 

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I've got many programs on my system and normally they can be 'seen' using the add/remove programs part of control panel.However, recently I've seemingly lost many of the programs from this display. But I have not lost any .... only this display is wrong. Somehow or other, it now only displays ten or so programs and I note that any starting with F through to S are just not shown.Is it possible to 'refresh' the file which holds the program info to get back the complete list?O/S: XP ProThanks in advance!

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Ok so you get the idea, I was trying to put restrictions to the guests session on my computer so I decided to block some functions going in ''gpedit.msc'' with RUN... so I just blocked a lot of things including Control Panel, Run, access to programs, accessories, etc...

But then I went back on my admin session and I realized it was all blocked there too!
I dont know what to do, Im desperate...
I searched the web for answers (some about accessing RUN using Internet Explorer) but still I couldnt find anything that would work cause it was blocked there too...

THANKS FOR ANY HELP, it'll be very very much appreciated!!!

Answer:I disabled Run, Control Panel, Programs... Please Help!

What happens if you press: Windows button + R ?

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box is not working correctly on my machine. When going to control panel, and selecting Add/Remove Programs, the box comes up as it is supposed to do. However, it does not have the button to remove the program. It has a box on the right that states the size of the program, but it does not have the remove program box. Don't understand what happened to it. Anyone seen this problem before. I am using Windows XP Home, with SP2 installed and every update completed as of today. Thanks for any assistance you may be able to give.
 

Answer:Control Panel Add/Remove Programs

are you logged in as admin? you need admin rights to remove programs
 

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I have had this problem on 2 Win2K computers now. It is caused somehow by USB installations. The latest was installing a HP 3570C USB scanner. The scanner software did not work properly after install, and when I went to the control panel (add/remove) [appwiz.cpl] the program has a large blank area where usually the programs show. (The message is "there are no programs installed on this computer") However, I can scroll down and see the programs listed, but if I click on any entry I get ""mshta.exe has generated errors and will be closed by windows. An error log is being created"

When I go to event viewer I get, "The application, mshta.exe, generated an application error. ...The exceprion generated was c0000005 at address 75B5EB55 (DllGetClassObject)"

Anybody see this before, Ideas?

All help greatly appreciated.

Don
 

Answer:Cannot use control panel add/remove programs

jeeptj5,

Welcome to TSG.
A little searching in the right spots;

285195

This is for Win 2K Pro.
 

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Several days ago i opened this section to remove a program and the screen was blank. I waited nearly 20 minutes and it was still blank. Now i can not even get the section to open. Can anyone tell me what went wrong and how to fix it please?

All the other sections in Control Panel open just fine.

Answer:Add and Remove Programs in Control Panel

Try running the System File Checker.

Go Start > Run > Type in sfc /scannow. Press enter. It may ask you for the XP CD - just insert it and then hit retry.

Note - there is a space between sfc and /scannow.

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When going to add and remove programs in the control panel, the list of installed programs will not load. Have tried it in safe mode and still will not get the list of installed programs. What is causing that to happen?

Answer:Control Panel to Add or Remove Programs

Do you get any sort of error message? Sometimes the list can take a very long time to load, especially if you have a lot of programs installed.

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I had a stroke. Lost use of right Arm, Hand, right leg. Lost of Memory, hearing, Can't talk very well.

Had this error "This file does not have a program assocciated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control Panel."

I tried to open the file. but when I Open With a default program, I opened it.

Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, Processor AMD Athlon X4 2.60 GHz, Ram 4.00 GB, 64-bit OS
 

Answer:Solved: Default Programs control Panel

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I had a stroke. Lost use of right Arm, Hand, right leg. Lost of Memory, hearing, Can't talk very well in since 94.

I tried to open the file and Had this error "This file does not have a program assocciated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control Panel."

Then I Opened Menu open with Notepad or wordpad or libreOffice Writer or AbiWord.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) X4 620 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4093 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 920895 MB; D: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 918788 MB; E: Total - 953765 MB, Free - 916545 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-MA74GM-S2
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Solved: Default Programs control Panel 2

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Seems to me this would be a useful feature. I searched it, and im guessing antivirus stuff is about the only programs the computer will allow you to disable. I could be wrong, and to be honest id be shocked if i werent.  You can disable things in the device manager. What about the control panel? Maybe you are having trouble with a program, and are just not quite sure which one it is....or if its even that at all. (like i am  )I dunno. It just feels like something that would be useful and easily do-able. No?

Answer:Temporarily Disabling Programs in the Control Panel

Here is a suggestion. Use one of the excellent tools you can get free.Search for a program called 'WinPatrol' and download it.QuoteWinPatrol has become a heavyweight in its class and is considered a "must" on any PC by most users. The latest version of WinPatrol brings several improvements, limiting PC resource consumption while adding even more security and stability. With WinPatrol you can rest assured that all your expectations will be fulfilled effectively, providing an excellent user experience. Download WinPatrol now 100% free with absolutely no viruses or any other cyber-threats.It does work.

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Trying to uninstall some apps. Some are missing from Control Panel uninstall list of apps
How can I find them? Windows 10

Answer:Programs Missing From Control Panel List

Originally Posted by NOPD


Trying to uninstall some apps. Some are missing from Control Panel uninstall list of apps
How can I find them? Windows 10



Don't you mean Start then All Apps
If they are missing then they must be uninstalled already.
If I have got it wrong then please explain more of what you are trying to do and what Apps you are trying to remove.

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How to add\remove programs in control panel via nsis?

i have created an exe which creates desktop icon and installs files into the required location. But, it does not create the program name in the control panel.

Could anyone help pls?
what command should i give in the code for this?

Answer:Add\Remove programs in control panel via nsis

Hi, you need to do this manually, mod the registry key:- "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall"

This site has more info

Add uninstall information to Add/Remove Programs - NSIS

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A virus got into my computer and now I can't run any programs from my desktop shortcuts or their actual start applications in their "Program Files" folders (except firefox (only from corner "Start" button area, not from desktop shortcut)). I can't run any cleaning programs or apps. because I can't unzip anything after it's downloaded. Every time I double click to start a prog a windows dialog box opens with DOS writing. It reads : "Cannot load VDM IPX/SPX support" below that line it reads: "program too big to fit in memory". I can open "control panel" file folder, but when I try to click "add/remove progs" a regular error box opens and reads : "C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe" then below that it reads: The parameter is incorrect. What can I do to get programs back running so I can start cleaning process? Thank you

freakthreazy
 

Answer:Can't start any programs at all, cant use add/remove in control panel.

Did you follow any of the procedures here:
READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

Can you download or transfer via cd either the MGTools.exe or ComboFIx? They require no installation.

If you can get any program to run, can't attach any logs, then you will need to post in the software forum for assistance until you can get your system to a stable state and can run the scans.
 

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Hi,
I have uninstalled apps that are still listed in control panel's add/remove. if i click on it to remove it there it says it can't.
Two are games which had their own uninstall
one is Kazaa which i used Ad-aware to remove
one is Norton Systemworks 2001 (which i plan to reinstall, but not sure if i can if it's still on the system here)

How do I make sure they are completely uninstalled and how do I get them off this listing?
kimm
 

Answer:uninstalled programs still listed in control panel

Ad-Aware doesn't remove Kazaa. Only the spyware associated with it.

If you're unable to uninstall Kazaa through Add-remove Software , I'd advise you to reinstall Kazaa, reboot, uninstall it again, and afterwards run Ad-Aware to get rid of the associated spyware.

As for things you uninstalled the correct way, but which are nevertheless still shown in the Add-remove Software list, go to Start/Run, and type Regedit.
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/microsoft/windows/CurrentVersion/uninstall, find the Adsgone 'folder', or Registry (sub)key, which in fact it is, highlight it, and hit delete.

Third party programs like TweakUI and RegCleaner also allow you to do that, if you don't feel like editing the registry manually.

Good luck,
 

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Is there a way to print the entire list of programs under add/remove programs? I`m on Windows XP Home Edition Sp3.

Answer:Print add/remove programs under control panel

Quote:





Originally Posted by Julie Frances


Is there a way to print the entire list of programs under add/remove programs? I`m on Windows XP Home Edition Sp3.




Don`t worry, found a way. CC Cleaner saved to file not uninstall.

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What file has the background of All Programs and Control Panel off the startmenu? John

Answer:Change All programs and Control Panel backgrounds?

Hi RBCC,

Are you trying to change the background image/color of the main Explorer window pane? (white area?)

If so, you may be out of luck:

Custom Explorer Background Image
how set a background image of Windows 7 folders

Please let me know if this is not what you're referring to.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team

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I have made the mistake of running adware and spybot S&D without checking for uninstall programs in the control panel. They removed the spyware/adware, but didn't remove the uninstall programs and now with the files gone, it will not let me delete those files (or obviously run the uninstall). I was wondering if there is another way to remove those programs? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:removing programs from add/remove in the control panel

what i reccomend is getting atleast the trial version of WinTools.net run it and within the program [a very user friendly interface] you can select the programs from the Add/Remove programs list and delete them from the list. this is also helpful for deleting files out of there you do not want uninstalled by mistake from that list i.e. windows updates

download here

- OR -

visit site here

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Hi,

I've had a few problems with spyware / browser hijacks recently. I've run every removal tool I can find, installed windows security updates (running Win2k SP4 now) and I have a regularly updated zonealarm firewall. Oh, and AVG anti-virus.

My system's now behaving more or less normally, but there are still some suspicious programs on my add / remove programs list that just won't uninstall.

They are:
WebFlders
SE Helper Library
Explorer Assiatant (note the dodgy spelling)

My Hijack this log has hardly anything left on it, I'm kind of running out of ideas here.

Thanks

Rach
 

Answer:Suspect programs in control panel Add / Remove

Hi Rach,

Are those dodgy items in your Program Files folder and did you try to investigate them further or find and delete them there?

Here is standard speech. . . . .
Generally, it is a good idea to start with the Cleanup Tutorial HERE:

READ ME FIRST BEFORE ASKING FOR SUPPORT: Basic Spyware, Trojan and Virus Removal

There are only a few of us Volunteers who regularly offer advice in this forum. Running through the above Tutorial will remove a lot of stuff that would otherwise clog a HijackThis Log and save us valuable time.

Please let us know the steps that you are able to complete and the ones that give you problems. Note that you need to be in Safe Mode and have the Viewing of Hidden Files ENABLED as per the instructions in the link. Make sure to do the Online Scans.

Post back and let us know how you fared. Also, send us a HijackThis Log. Please be sure to follow the instructions below:

Note that your HijackThis should be up-to-date (v1.99) and MUST be extracted to its own safe folder ? C:\Program Files\HijackThis!
Should you need a Fresh Download of HJT, get it HERE: HijackThis v1.99

Also note that, before you scan, you MUST close all running programs including your web browser, e-mail and items in the system tray.

Please save your HJT Log as a .txt File and attach it via the "Manage Attachments" tool in the Additional Options section when you post.

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I would like to uninstall a number of programs which I think may be running on start up - the problem is there is no uninstall option when I click on the program in the control panel there is no uninstall option in the program group. Some programs have this option - some dont.

The programs include Yahoo Messenger, McAfee Anti Virus, Norton Internet Security and a few more.
 

Answer:There is no option to uninstall many programs in Control Panel

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hi..when i go to control panel and i go to add remove programs nothing ever happens, my pc already running slow and lotsa bugs so i figured that i could start with uninstalling some of the useless things, and yeah it never works.oh and when i start the computer i get a buncha .dll missing files popup..and something completely unrelated is when im using any internet browser my start bar at the bottom completely disappears unless i hit the windows button on the keyboardid really appreciate any sort of help or input, thanks!alfred n.

Answer:add remove programs in control panel not responding..

Click Here First...

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Answer:Add/Remove Programs disappeared from Control Panel

Here's a strange problem.I recently installed windows 2000 on a new PC. everythign went fine, until i wanted to reomve some software I had installed.Add/Remove Programs was not there.Any ideas how i can get it back????

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A few days ago i built my new computer. Its my first build and the parts are all correctly installed. Uploaded Windows 7 home premium OEM and that was fine. when on desktop, uploaded the drives from the ASUS disk. Uploaded the driver for my graphics card. Did a restart. All fine on restart. Downloaded my Panda virus software, set up the firewall, downloaded malware bytes. ran the winodws updates. Restart was fine. Then this is where things went downhill.

Wanted my usual programs such as msn and microsoft security essentials. so i downloaded MSE, then downloaded windows live essentials. Thought everything was fine and went to grab Steam to get ready to download my games. When i tried to start the install for steam it popped up the little window you get after download finished but it wouldnt start the install. I tried to open the control panel but when i clicked on any of the options (like uninstall program) it didnt respond. it would not let me close the window, wouldnt let me do anything. tried to restart the install of steam but it kept opening and shutting before the actual install part. At the same time, when i tried to log into windows live it would freeze right after login. Tried a system restore but it wouldnt do it. Tried it in safe more but when it restored it still was the same.

Ended up doing a reinstall of windows and started the whole process again. Drivers, panda, malwarebytes... Decided to get steam first and the same thing happened again; it didnt load up. ... Read more

Answer:Cant download programs, control panel freezing

Hi

You say you downloaded Panda anti virus and Microsoft Security. Have you got them both installed at the same time, if so that will be your problem. You must only ever have one anti virus programme installed at a time.

Regards
UKMedia

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Good morning from Australia. Don't know if anyone can help me, but when I double click on the Add/Remove Programs icon in my Control Panel it doesn't work for some reason. Everything else in the Control Panel works ok. My computer has Windows XP Home Edition installed. My local computer wizz (he's an expert), has tried to solve this problem for me, but cannot find an answer. Hope someone can help. Cheers Cheryl
 

Answer:Can't Access Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel

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When I click on Add or Remove programs nothing happens.
All the other links on the page work fine.

Any ideas?
Thanks!

Answer:[SOLVED] Control Panel/Add or Remove programs

are you talking about clicking on the add/remove icon in the control panel or when you try to add/remove something.

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..Programs anymore? I liked how Vista had that feature. Now it seems the only way to disable startup programs is by 'msconfig' right?

Answer:Why is there no Control Panel/Programs/Change Startup..

Hi Dizzy,

Unfortunately, they took out the Software/StartUp configuration option out of Windows Defender in Windows 7.

Like you said, you can configure with msconfig, or you can use a third party program like Autoruns, CCleaner, Glary Utilites to configure start up programs.

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