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Installed On date in Programs and Features Changes

Question: Installed On date in Programs and Features Changes

Many of the applications in my Programs and Features have installed dates that change to the current date maybe once a month. For example, on 3/21/2014, at least 30 applications' Installed On date changed to 3/21/2014. I noticed some of the applications have missing icons as well. I think this has something to do with the fact that we had to change our domain server at work, and I had to create a new domain profile and try to migrate everything over. Any ideas why this is still happening?

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Answer: Installed On date in Programs and Features Changes

bumping to see if anyone might have any ideas...

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Just like the title says, when I click the detail view, it only shows Name and Size. Don't even know how this happened, is there anyway to fix this?

Answer:Programs and Features missing installed date column

Hi Xirw If you right-click on the columns, you should have a context menu displaying various column names and whether they are enabled (checked) or not (not checked). Just check the "Installed date" in that menu and the column will appear.

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Many of the applications in my Programs and Features have installed dates that change to the current date maybe once a month. For example, on 3/21/2014, at least 30 applications' Installed On date changed to 3/21/2014. I noticed some of the applications have missing icons as well. I think this has something to do with the fact that we had to change our domain server at work, and I had to create a new domain profile and try to migrate everything over. Any ideas why this is still happening?

Answer:Windows 7 Ultimate x64 1 posts Installed On date in Programs and Features Cha

bumping this to see if anyone has any ideas....

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Some (3, out of maybe 20) of my installed Programs, all working perfectly well, are not listed in Control Panel -> Programs and Features.

Any ideas on how to rectify this, please?

Thank you.

Answer:Some installed Programs not listed in Programs and Features...

Some programs do not really "Install" by using normal installation process by writing entries in the Registry and so don't show up as uninstallable. "Portable programs" are an example. If they don't have Uninstall.exe (or similar file) in it's folder, you can just delete folder and shortcut.

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Some (3, out of maybe 20) of my installed Programs, all working perfectly well, are not listed in Control Panel -> Programs and Features.

Any ideas on how to rectify this, please?

Thank you.

Answer:Some installed Programs not listed in Programs and Features...

Some programs do not really "Install" by using normal installation process by writing entries in the Registry and so don't show up as uninstallable. "Portable programs" are an example. If they don't have Uninstall.exe (or similar file) in it's folder, you can just delete folder and shortcut.

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Hi again,

This is regarding my Desktop Computer. No make/model

Windows XP Home SP3.

Everything was going well until one day when I decided I wanted to be able to post on a Japanese website. I don't have the ability to read/write in Japanese because I never installed that language thing on my computer. So I pulled out the Windows Home CD and popped it in the computer. I followed instructions online and viola! Japanese characters now show up on webpages.

And then the darkness fell. Somehow "calc" is no longer found on my computer. Goodbye calculator. Also, my Sound Volume Control is gone. When I go to Sounds and Audio Devices Properties, I can no longer click ADVANCED in Device Volume to have those nifty volume bars displayed. In addition, whenever I try to open up a document, it says something about installing Windows it says something about installing windows professional office publisher something something even though the document is .doc .

I don't understand how I could have done all of this. Ideas?

Thank you again in advance.
 

Answer:Installed a new Language, now programs and features are gone :(

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Hi, I hope someone can help. i went to uninstall a program via programs and features and noticed that the list and icons only showed 8 programs installed ,i'm certain there is normally around 70-80.

Everything appears to function as before so i assume the programmes are there hidden somewhere and not uninstalled.

Has anyone come across this before?. i'm running windows 8.1 32 Bit.

Regards Dom

Answer:Programs and features ,Only 8 programs installed

Just for grins I would suggest getting MyUninstaller freeware. See if it shows the same.

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i have had this issue for many months and its time to fix it. when i got to add remove features the box is blank and when i go into view installed updates it says, there are no updates installed. i also get windows update error 80070490. i ran the system update rediness tool and looked at the check SUR.log and says:


Code:
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Checking System Update Readiness.
Binary Version 6.0.6002.22574
Package Version 13.0
2011-12-27 16:23

Checking Windows Servicing Packages

Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs
(f) CBS MUM Corrupt 0x00000000 servicing\Packages\Package_2_for_KB972036~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.2.0.mum Expected file name Package_for_KB969947_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum does not match the actual file name

Checking Package Watchlist

Checking Component Watchlist

Checking Packages
(f) CBS Registry Error 0x80070002 Package_5_for_KB2485376~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.3 failed to get CurrentState
(f) CBS Registry Error 0x80070002 Package_5_for_KB2485376~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.3 failed to get Visibility
(f) CBS Registry Error 0x80070002 Package_for_KB2485376_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.3 failed to get CurrentState
(f) CBS Registry Error 0x80070002 Package_for_KB2485376_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.3 failed to get Visibility
(f) CBS Registry Error 0x80070002 Package_for_KB2485376_client_2~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6... Read more

Answer:Programs and Features box blank, veiw installed updates box is empty.

I think this covers it-

Windows Update error 80070490

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 520 @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2993 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1272 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 234274 MB, Free - 193539 MB; E: Total - 2048 MB, Free - 2010 MB; F: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 403121 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1722, KBC Version 29.36, CND037022T
Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, Updated and Enabled

I am having an issue with Windows Programs and Features reporting incorrect software versions from what is actually installed. One example is MS Visio 2007 is reporting in programs and Features as version 12.0.6425.1000 while Visio itself is reporting 12.0.6536.5000. This is causing issues with reporting software usage in our organization. Also this is not only affecting Windows 7 users, but also Windows XP users.
 

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Running Windows 7 Premium 64 bitsteps to reproduce.  type appwiz.cpl in search window to open Programs & Features windowchange your view to 'details' (detailed view)right click on column headers & click 'More...', scroll down & add 'Last Used On' column to viewno installed apps have a 'Last Used On' value

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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't Show All Of My Installed Progams - Microsoft Community

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In add/remove programs I noticed 3 different times this happened, like 8 random programs install date will jump to the current date even though they had been installed for weeks already. It's not really causing any issues, just curious whats causing it to happen.

I tried checking event viewer to see if any errors where happening on the days this would happen, I noticed error id 1008

The Open Procedure for service "BITS" in DLL "C:\Windows\System32\bitsperf.dll" failed. Performance data for this service will not be available. The first four bytes (DWORD) of the Data section contains the error code.

I don't know if thats the cause or just Coincidence. Anyone else having this issue?

Answer:Programs installed on date keep changing

I just checked and I also have one or two programs that do this. I suspect they both have an auto-update process associated with them which resets the program install date but I could not verify this in my task scheduler which is where I would have expected to see a correlation with the date change.

This is a wild guess but one of my date changes did correlate with a disk defragmentation task. Would it be possible for a file defragmentation to reset the date of an installed program?

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Hi
Around the end of Sept I was having problems getting logged on to the internet with my computer but no problem with my ipad or phone. Nearly every day since I have had problems. Sometimes I can get on (like now) but other times I can't. I checked my "Progams and Features" today with the intention of uninstalling any programs that seemed to have been downloaded recently as I hadn't downloaded any to my knowledge. I see that it appears that I had downloaded over 20 programs on 26 Sept. Some of these programs I have been using for years like PhotoScape, Adobe Photoshop Elements, AVG Technologies, Epson Scan and Epson printer. Should the download not be showing an earlier time. I am confused and I do not know a lot about computers and how to fix this.

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Hi I use Vista64 SP1 on my HP HDX Dragon laptop

Recently I had a problem with Nvidia drivers and I used CCleaner to remove some leftovers from the registry - Maybe that is that is cause of the following problem:

In "Programs and Features" several programs in the list report a wrong size (for example 63GB instead than 1GB) and a wrong installatio date (one is supposed to have been installed in 2042) -

I also have some icon problem, some icons are mismatched in that list (but that may not be related because it happened in the past and I fixed it by using a small program called rebuildIcons.exe.

What can Ii do to fix all that?

Thanks

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I'm running Windows 7 and a few months back had to remove Snap.do and some other unwanted programs.  I managed to get them off, I beleive.  I'm not sure, but I beleive I had to delete some folders to get them off fully. Subsequent Superantispyware runs did not report any unwanted programs.
This morning Avast alerted me Snap.do was back.  I opened a browser and confirmed the home page was hijacked.  Avast said it could remove it for me and when I looked, the home page was back and Snap.do wasn't on my list of programs in control panel>prorams and features.
I ran malware bytes and nothing too bad was found.  I ran Superantispyware and it reported regcleaner pro, Advanced Sysrem Protector and AppsHat Mobile Apps were installed.  I let the Super antispyware try to remove them and also cleaned out some tracking cookies.  I cehcked programs and the 3 weren't there.  Re-running Super antispyware however keeps reporting they're in my system.
Any ideas?  Was my original removal not successful?  Can these apps hide?

Answer:spyware scanner found unwanted programs not listed in programs and features

Hello Splungee, this one is a bit tricky.Please follow the instructions in THIS GUIDE starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it HERE. Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

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I'm running Windows 7 and a few months back had to remove Snap.do and some other unwanted programs.  I managed to get them off, I beleive.  I'm not sure, but I beleive I had to delete some folders to get them off fully. Subsequent Superantispyware runs did not report any unwanted programs.
This morning Avast alerted me Snap.do was back.  I opened a browser and confirmed the home page was hijacked.  Avast said it could remove it for me and when I looked, the home page was back and Snap.do wasn't on my list of programs in control panel>prorams and features.
I ran malware bytes and nothing too bad was found.  I ran Superantispyware and it reported regcleaner pro, Advanced Sysrem Protector and AppsHat Mobile Apps were installed.  I let the Super antispyware try to remove them and also cleaned out some tracking cookies.  I cehcked programs and the 3 weren't there.  Re-running Super antispyware however keeps reporting they're in my system.
 
Boopme kindly walked me through the DDS process and I'm posting the logs
I did post on another help site before knowing the rule of no posting elsewhere.  I closed that thread, so please do not shut this down.
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17126
Run by Valued Customer at 20:40:49 on 2014-06-27
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8147.5962 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131... Read more

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The latest press releases show the new version of Chrome will help prevent MITM attacks.

Breaking News Push Notifications (Updated 19 Oct 2017)

Currently available for Chrome Canary users, Google is enabling a new breaking news push notification feature, powered by Google Cloud Messaging. Under the flag #enable-breaking-news-push, the service will work on both Desktop and Mobile and alert users of critical news in global issues and areas relevant to them.

chrome://flags/ Page Redesign (Updated 09 Oct 2017)

At its current state, the Chrome Flags page suffers from some visual issues and overall bad UX. Chrome 63 (or earlier) is hoping to improve this by adding a number of features, and changing the layout altogether. Users will benefit from:

All new responsive design
Redesigned and simplified warning message
Tab-based interface for separating available and unavailable flags
Modern colour scheme and typography (material design)
Chrome version displayed on page
Online leaks reveal the chrome://flags/ UI will look like this:

FTP Websites marked as Insecure (Updated 20 Sep 2017)

Chrome 63 is said to mark all File Transfer Protocol websites as insecure, and place the well-known Chrome warning screen before accessing such a site. Chrome security team members have said that this only accounts for less than 0.01% percent of traffic, but as the connection is established via plain text, the browser will now raise red flags.

While this is hardly a feature, along with tightening ... Read more

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Is there a way to remove entries from "Programs and Features"?

The screenshot shows many entries for MegaSceneryEarth, can I get rid of all these entries someway? I do not want to uninstall the program, I just do not want all this crap showing up under "Programs and Features".

Answer:Remove entries in Programs and Features" without uninstalling programs

Hello IdahoSurge,

Yes, there sure is. The tutorial below can help show you how to remove uninstall entries from "Program and Features" without uninstalling the program.

Programs and Features - Remove Uninstall Entry

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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.

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 ... Read more

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A family member was tricked in to downloading and installing some stuff from the Internet on to a laptop that has Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit with Media Center. I removed the stuff but noticed some other problems. I'm not sure if these are new problems caused by the useless stuff that was installed or if these problems existed earlier.
 
In Control Panel, Uninstall a Program, not all installed programs are listed. Oddly, the only listed installed programs have names that start with the letters Mi.. or Mo.. Only 14 programs are listed. In Start menu, All Programs, I think some programs are missing. The list seems unusually short. The laptop has a Win 7 style Start menu because IObit's Start Menu 8 program is installed. In Control Panel, System and Security, Administrative Tools, there were no shortcuts to the tools. I fixed that by using SFC /SCANNOW.
 
I tried using System Restore to go back to an earlier date but that didn't bring back the missing programs. I undid the restore. I created a new Windows user account. The new account had the same issues.
 
I guess the missing programs could be the result of malware. I don't remember exactly what I removed. I only used the free version of MBAM to clean up. I tried restoring everything MBAM quarantined but that didn't help. I requarantined the stuff. It was mostly, if not all, PUPs.
 
Any ideas for bringing back the programs that should be in the Start menu and Programs and Features menu?

Answer:Missing some Programs in Programs and Features (Uninstall a Program) Menu

I gave up. I restored the operating system and reinstalled everything. No problems now so I guess the problems of missing programs and BitDefender not working was caused by the malware/PUPs- a buggy installer.

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I recently opened up my uninstall list and a lot of my programs are missing i tried restoring my computer to before i downloaded quick time (which i think is what the issue was) but the restore came up with an error 0xc0000022 saying it failed to restore, i tried an sfc scan and it came up with something being corrupt that would be fixed on restart, i restarted and tried to restore again but it still did not work.

I have uninstalled quick-time already but the problem is still there, also my antivirus picked up root-kit in hamachi so i uninstalled that and did a full system scan from boot with avast, i haven't tried restoring again in case i lose any progress or the virus is restored.

So basically i have two problems: Programs missing from my programs and features list, and System restore not working 0xc0000022

I know i should do something with the CBS log to check but ill leave that for you guys to decide, thanks for the help.

Answer:programs missing from programs and features, recovery failed 0xc000002

Download and run Revo Uninstaller for the missing programs.

As far as your rootkit, simply removing the program doesn't remove the malware. Run a scan with Malwarebytes anti-Rootkit, then run Malwarebytes standard and then run Eusing to clean up the entry points of your virus.

Also, go into your AppData directory and clean out all the Temp files in there. Delete them for all user accounts on the machine:

C:\Users\YOU\AppData\Local\Temp for example.

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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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Just noticed when I was about to upgrade one of my applications by starting to uninstall the current version that it wasn't no longer in the list of installed programs and lots of other programs are gone too.

Did some Google searching for this problem and noticed I was far from the only one who experienced this issue but unfortunately I wasn't able to find any real solution.

My Windows version is 1511 build 10586.420. I already tried running sfc /scannow and it came out with no errors found.

Any ideas what happened and how to fix it?

Answer:Lots of programs are missing from the Programs & Features list

Programs or Apps? I ask because Apps from the App store don't show up in Programs and features. They are in Settings > System > Apps & Features. What is the name of this software?

EDIT: I'm noticing some items in that list I wouldn't have called Apps? Some of my Steam Games, NVidia drivers for audio and video? My guess is eventually they will all show up in Apps & features.

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Just noticed when I was about to upgrade one of my applications by starting to uninstall the current version that it wasn't no longer in the list of installed programs and lots of other programs are gone too.

Did some Google searching for this problem and noticed I was far from the only one who experienced this issue but unfortunately I wasn't able to find any real solution.

My Windows version is 1511 build 10586.420. I already tried running sfc /scannow and it came out with no errors found.

Any ideas what happened and how to fix it?

Answer:Lots of programs are missing from the Programs & Features list

Programs or Apps? I ask because Apps from the App store don't show up in Programs and features. They are in Settings > System > Apps & Features. What is the name of this software?

EDIT: I'm noticing some items in that list I wouldn't have called Apps? Some of my Steam Games, NVidia drivers for audio and video? My guess is eventually they will all show up in Apps & features.

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So I'm trying to uninstall some stuff, and Programs and Features from Control Panel is mostly blank. It seems to think that on my 500gb hard drive, which only has 50gb free space, that I only have 22 programs, occupying a space of half a gb. But there's a twist: this goes deeper than Windows being crappy, because Revo Uninstaller Pro says the exact same thing. So yeah....you might have gathered from the above info that I need to uninstall some things...
Thanks in advance.

Answer:[SOLVED] programs and features not listing all programs

Edit: I should probably read the sticky BEFORE posting.

- Version of the OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x86
- If the OS produces an error: no error
- Were there recent crashes that could have caused this problem?: no
- Did you install new software recently? If this is the case: Which software? (Brand, version, build): Yes, lots....don't remember it all and can't check for obvious reasons.
- Did you do any of the following:
- Run a scan with an updated anti-virus program?
- Run a scan with an updated anti-Trojan program?
- Run a scan with an updated root kit detection program? (This only for Windows NT, W2K and newer!)
- Run anti-spyware scans with at least two freshly updated anti-spyware programs? (If so, which ones?): I have nod32 (legit)...'nuff said.

Don't think you need any other info.

Post-edit: It wouldn't let me edit my first post (page wouldn't load).

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Hi,
I am using Windows Ultimate 7 on a toshiba Satellite Pro Laptop,
Don't know when this happened but I noticed today, Not all programs are displayed under Programs and Features, only 9 are displyed, I m sure I have many more.
Ran Malwarebyte nothing.
Ran Safemode and regular AVG scan nothing.
If any one can give me some help here,
Thanks
Regards Mo

Answer:All Programs not displaying Under Programs and Features list.

See if this helps... http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_programs/in-programs-and-features-it-is-not-showing-all-my/eaccf64f-8c18-4a4e-93ca-4eff9e37050e .

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Just noticed that most of the programs have vanished in programs and features (control panel). I have around 90 installed programs. The ones that have vanished still work from the quick launch bar but they have also disappeared from the start menu. Have tried a system restore to the only restore point that was available but it didn't change anything.
The programs that are there are in alphabetical order from Mi to Mo
I updated filezilla yesterday and that reappeared in the programs and features list.

Answer:Most programs vanished from programs and features in contr

Hi Trevor,

Recently I noticed the same problem on a Windows 8.1 Samsung laptop when I was trying to remove some junk programs that came from the Internet. The only programs listed in the laptop's Programs and Features menu have names that start with Mi or Mo. Plus, some programs are missing from the Start -> All Programs menu. Microsoft's System Restore didn't help me. Check if Administrative Tools is empty on your computer, too. It was empty on the laptop I am working on. I fixed that by opening a command prompt as Administrator and using the command SFC /SCANNOW. That didn't bring back the missing programs in Programs and Features but that fixed the missing shortcuts in Administrative Tools and may have fixed a couple other issues I didn't know about.

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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.
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The original paperwork created for my Inspiron 620 many years ago is missing. Using only the "service tag" how can the installed features be displayed ?  Thanx.

Bewildered Bob

Answer:Installed features determination

Arbee3
The original paperwork created for my Inspiron 620 many years ago is missing. Using only the "service tag" how can the installed features be displayed ?  Thanx.

Bewildered Bob

Arbee3
See if the system configuration can help:
http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/product/inspiron-620/configuration
Also, a copy of the system's packing slip and invoice, may help:
http://www.dell.com/support/contents/us/en/19/article/eSupport-Order-Support/invoice-shipping
Bev.

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I have a Sony VAIO laptop, since I upgraded it form Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, whenever I reboot my computer or it wakes up from sleep mode, I receive a notification indicating,
"Windows is installing new features, it will take few minutes",  but after a few minute there is another message, saying
"there was a problem and we were not able to install features". I talked with a Windows technician, he ran Windows Safety Scanner (SFC \scannow) on my computer, which resulted in
not finding any problem and the error notification is still there.
Is there a solution for that and is there a way I be able to check which additional features are added to my OS by Windows and at what date?
Any help to resolve this issue is greatly appreciated because it is getting very annoying.

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Hello. I am running Windows 7 Pro 32-bit. After removing PC Optimizer Pro and other stuff that re-directed my IE web browsing programs and features shows only five programs. I have well over 20 programs.
sfc /scannow did see any problems.
In REGEDIT under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall I just see these five programs.

What can I do so I view all of my programs?

Thank you for looking.
 

Answer:programs and features not showing all programs

Having lost the uninstallers, other than reinstalling the programs, I don't see how you'll get back those registry entries.
 

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Hello, I repair computers and lately I saw a few computers, all running on Windows 7, with missing programs in "Programs and Features" :The programs that are missing in "Programs and Features" could be viewed in the Uninstall function of CCleaner :To clean the computers, and get rid of all the crapware installed, I used Combofix, AdwCleaner and did a full scan with Kaspersky.When I saw that the missing programs didn't reappear, I did a "sfc /scannow", used Tweaking Windows Repair and did, in last resort, a Windows repair using a Windows 7 DVD and choosing "Upgrade" :The programs didn't reappear even after all of this.I know that programs can disappear in "Programs and Features" if the DisplayName value, in the registry, is more then 64 characters long :HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UninstallThe thing is that the entries of the installed programs missing in "Programs and Features" are not in the above paths.How can CCleaner see those programs ?Do you have any ideas ?Thanks,m0t

Answer:Missing programs in "Programs and Features"

There may be an issue with user profiles.
 
How many user profiles you have in the system?

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Hello,
I don't know what happened to my computer because now it doesn't show any of all those programs i have installed here. It is Windos 7.
I installed Google Chrome after uninstalling it and now it shows only Google Chrome and nothing else.
What do i do?

Answer:Programs not showing in programs and features

I would try a system restore to a point before you installed google chrome

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Hi,

Recently my mom visited a website that tricked her. She downloaded and installed some stuff she didn't need. I removed the stuff but noticed some other problems. I'm not sure if these are new problems caused by the useless stuff she installed.

Control Panel -> Programs -> Programs and Features is not showing all installed programs. Oddly, the only listed installed programs have names that start with the letter M. 14 programs are listed. See picture. Start Menu -> All Programs -> I suspect some programs are missing. I have a Win 7 style Start menu because I am using IObit's Start Menu 8 program. Control Panel -> System and Security -> Administrative Tools was empty. I fixed that by using SFC /SCANNOW.

I tried using System Restore to go back to an earlier date, but that didn't work. In the process of trying to do that I discovered that BitDefender Internet Security 2014 doesn't get along with Windows 8.1's System Restore feature. I uninstalled BitDefender and successfully went back to an earlier date but still had the same problems with missing programs. I undid the restore. I created a new Windows user account. The new account had the same issues: missing programs in the Start menu and Programs and Features menu.

Answer:Missing Some Programs in Programs and Features

I gave up. I restored the operating system to like new and reinstalled everything.

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I've been on Windows 8 for a couple of months now and have installed a fair amount of programs which previously, as you'd expect, appeared on the Programs and Features list. However, as of yesterday, there are only about 10 programs in the list and I can find specific examples which I can run from the start menu or desktop that do not appear there.

This happened around a similar time to accidentally installing an application called 'TornTV', which a quick google revealed comes with all kinds of adware/spyware. I have since removed this program and run a full virus scan (Norton 360) which found nothing. I am wondering whether it could be related to this but whatever the cause, is there any way I can get the programs back in the list without having to reinstall them all?

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While waiting for W7 Ultimate Upgrade to show up in the mail, I have two questions. I think I know the answer to the first one.

Does the installation provide flexibility on what Pro / Ultimate features are installed (or should I say enabled) above and beyond what comes standard with Home Premium? Before posting, I did some searching, and found the following link which includes screen shots. Looks like the answer is "No", at least not that I could find.

http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/clean_install.asp

So my next question. I just built a PC and mainly want my Windows 7 experience to be that of Home Premium, except for just a couple of extra features I wanted. That probably doessn't sound so smart, since I paid for ultimate, but I can explain (sort of). So how different are the menu selections etc between Ultimate and Home Premium.

Answer:Control over what features in Ultimate get installed ?

I did a clean install from Vista to 7 and was not offered and selection of features and do not know of anyone who has mentioned this in the forum. So I would say there is not selection. You can enable and disable some after installation.

Hopefuily this answers the second question

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...oducts/compare

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Hi. I had a problem recently where my C drive said it was full. I have an Acer so my hard drive is split in two. I transfered all my files (e.g. Word docs, images, videos) to the D drive and left programs and any other files like that on my C drive. Now my C drive for some reason says it is full again. I dunno how it could be, I removed a load of files and programs and moved all documents over and haven't installed or saved anything else to there. But anyway, I decided that I would remove another program or two that I didn't need. I went to programs and features (I'm using Vista) clicked uninstall and it began uninstalling. Suddenly I got a message telling me there was an error and it couldn't install the program. It's done this on more than one program (one from a disk, one I downloaded)so it's not just that I don't have the disk for it so it can't uninstall (as some programs do require that).

As I say it does start to uninstall, but then it seems to change its mind and tries installing. How can I get it to uninstall them as it should? I've never had any problems before and I can't think what could be causing it.

Thanks.

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Hi everybody,
I know Microsoft likes to move things around with a new OS release.
They did it in Vista with Add and Remove Programs, changing it to Programs and Features and carried it over
to Win. 7. I found a Registry hack that changed it in Vista. I tried it on WIN 7. and it gave me an error,

"Not all data written, some registry keys still open"
It's on this page under "Control Panel" http://www.techoddity.com/tweak
This is it when I used edit.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{7b81be6a-ce2b-4676-a29e-eb907a5126c5}]
@="Add/Remove Programs"
"LocalizedString"=-

Does anyone know if there is one for 7 or how to edit the registry it to change it to Add and Remove
Maybe one of you with Vista can use it. It worked fine when I had Vista.

Pavilion dv77-1450us
Windows 7 Home Prem.
This is just one of my pet peeves with Windows.
Thanks

Answer:Programs and Features

I wouldn't mess with the registry for something as silly as this. Seriously. It's not worth it.Eventually we all have to adjust to change.Just think "P" for "Programs"...

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how do you get rid of something in the Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features

When i try to uninstall give me an error with no option to remove

Answer:Programs and Features

Hello Superbee,

You could use the tutorial below to remove the program's uninstall entry from the "Programs and Features" page, but it will not uninstall the program though.

Programs and Features - Remove Uninstall Entry - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello everybody,
my problem started with installing updates on a Windows 7 Professional x64 System. After installing most of the updates there had been installed Internet Explorer 11. But then Windows Update wanted to install the package again.

When installing IE11 over Windows Update again it put out the error Code 9c48.

I wanted to fix this by manually uninstalling the Update but unter the Windows Features window the tick beside IE11 wasn't set.

The funny thing is that I can start IE11 and if I check the version under the info of the IE11 it displays a correct Version (11.0.9600.16428 and KB2841134). Under Installed Updates the KB2841134 isn't shown.
Also I tried to manually remove packages with the following command:

FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-*11.*.mum /c "cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /norestart"
But after that I didn't have installed IE at all and couldn't install Version 11 or below. With the System recovery I switched on the state before uninstalling.
In the update history I can see after scrolling a little that IE11 was successfully installed.

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I'm migrating to a new PC today (this is posted from the new one), and I'm determined to keep it more organized than my last one. I use a lot of opensource software, much of which doesn't have an installer, it's just copied to wherever you want it and shortcuts made manually. This is a problem when I'm trying to remember what's there.

Is there a way to create a record in "Programs and Features" for this software? I can create an uninstall command script for each one if it requires an uninstaller to be listed here, or whatever needs to be done. I just don't know how this part of Windows 7 works.

EDIT: I just found this. I'm still reading, but it looks like what I need.

Answer:Make Record in "Programs and Features" for Programs With No Installer?

Hi 4evrplan, welcome to the Seven Forums.

As far as I know it is not possible to manually add portable applications to Programs and Features list.

I have solved this simply by creating a folder called Portable Apps on C:\Program Files, adding all portable apps here in their own subfolders. A folder listing of this folder = a list of my portable apps, backing up all portable apps for instance before reinstalling Windows I simply just need to copy this one folder with its subfolders.

Kari

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I can't seem to get rid of these programs that I assume I've uninstalled. It doesn't show a size for them either and when I go to uninstall.

Answer:Unable To Remove Uninstalled Programs From "Programs And Features".

Hi Ben and welcome to the forum

Here is a tutorial for you to follow Programs and Features - Remove Uninstall Entry

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Hi. Can anyone help me with why I can't see all of my installed programs in the Programs and Features box on my computer?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3610QM CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6041 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 931009 MB, Free - 497828 MB;
Motherboard: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SAMSUNG_NP1234567890
Antivirus: PC Cleaner Pro, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled
 

Answer:Programs and Features Issue

Which programs are you referring to that you have installed but can't see in the list?

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Placing the string below on a command line will ope Programs and features on most Windows machines.

%windir%\system32\control.exe /name Microsoft.ProgramsAndFeatures

Can this be made into a link (Using SharePoint) that will open from a web page (this is internal)?
 

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Good morning all. I attempted to install Itunes 11.4 and received an error message that "the old version of Itunes cannot be uninstalled. Contact your local administrator". Then, I figured that this shouldn't be a problem because I can remove Itunes from Windows 7's Control Panel, Programs and Features, right? Apparently no. Itunes does not appear on Programs and Features. When I go to Start, All Programs and the Itunes program folder, there is no Itunes uninstall icon either.

When I tried uninstalling it from "Wise Program Uninstaller", Itunes does not appear on there as well.

I have also tried Microsoft "Fix It". Itunes does not appear on there as well.

Itunes is fully functional when I run it from my desktop and I can run Itunes from C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunes.exe. Since I am able to run Itunes from my desktop and from Windows Explorer, what alternative way can I use to successfully uninstall it from Windows 7 so that I can install the new version of Itunes 11.4?

I have tried Apple Forums, Itunes Forums to no avail.

Please let me know if you have any suggestions. Thanks in advance!

Answer:Itunes does not appear on Programs and Features

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

See if Revo Uninstaller can find the left over files:

Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems

Next, make sure you run the new iTunes as an administrator.

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Hey there,

I recently installed Steam and when I went into the programs and Features menu, I found that the default icon was corresponding to the details. I have tried repairing it but nothing happens.

Are there anyway you can manually add the icon on the Programs/Features menu?

Thanks

Answer:Icons in Programs/Features

It might be more clear if you could show what the issue is,
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Hello once again...

My topic at techsupportforum.com is now in the process of being closed. The issue did not get resolved, as it is a very tough one to solve. I am now looking for help here.
Here's my problem:

From the Programs and Features, all my programs are listed, but only 7 or so programs can be removed. These are the most recently installed programs, other than Unreal Tournament 3, which was installed in 2008. I'm running Vista Home Premium, and if System Restore comes to mind, forget about it.. I turned it off at one point (stupid move...), so the recovery points are gone.

I think what happened is that I had malware which removed Uninstall entries from the registry.. I don't quite know how to get the entries back, or if it's even possible. I do know, however, that anything I install gets an entry, so that works fine. I have software called Revo Uninstaller, which doesn't track all my software, but it sees 75 applications that can all be removed successfully. I was told that was most likely because it looks at Program Files instead of Uninstall in the registry.

Any help is greatly appreciated, and I hope to fix this ASAP.. Thanks a lot.
Justin

Answer:Programs and Features issues

I've used Revo with no problems. Are you trying to remove progs? If so I'd give Revo a chance to work.

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when going to programs and features i find that my programs do not populate.
is there another way to uninstall programs besides in programs and features?
also, is there a setting in the program that I need to correct?
i am new to this problem and would appreate your help.
thanks
heyshaker

Answer:Programs and Features Windows 7

Not that I am currently aware of. click programs and features, then click uninstall programs or features, and wait about 3 minutes (i know it may seem like a really long time, perhaps you could feed the dog, make lunch; in other words let it sit for a little bit). If it still wont pop up, then type cmd in the start menu and RIGHT click it, select run as administrator. type sfc /scannow and let it scan for as long as it needs (usually less than 5 minutes).

You can also optimize windows a bit (no need to buy anything, but it does have a lot of different suggestions): Optimize Windows 7

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Programs and features.docx

I am not able to view all the programs listed in the PC when viewing. Opening the 'Programs and features' menu ,not able to view all the programs, not able to uninstall a program that I don't want use.
My question is hot view all the programs?

I attached what is showing when opened "p&F" menu.
From
Kolluri

Answer:Programs and features problem

A little more info might help.

Is this your Personal PC, a Work PC, someone else's PC, ...?
Are you logged in with an Administrator account?
Did you install Windows and all the programs?

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In the list of installed programs, I see "CVE-2010-3971" shown twice, with no publisher listed for it.

When I do a search for that term I find that it refers to a vulnerablility that was patched in January 2011. I've not previously seen an entry that looked like this, with no other identifying information.

I can't even find any info on the Microsoft patch that was released for this vulnerabilty, apparently it was superceded by another update, but no info about that is given. MS11-003: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer


Does anyone have any information about what this might be?

Thanks

Answer:Odd entry in Programs and Features

I do not think this entry is harmful. Do not worry about it. Looks safe to me.

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i've had this problem for a while, and can't seem to find any fix for it. i've looked through these forums for similar problems, and tried the given solutions but nothing seems to work.

i can open control panel fine, then when i double click programs and features, the loading icon appears briefly and disappears immediately.

i've downloaded several registry cleaning tools that haven't helped and tried to enable in the registry editor, which also didn't work.

can anybody help?

thanks.

Answer:Cannot access programs and features.

Try using SFC
System Files - SFC Command

If no help, type the name of the program in search and see if you can access that way.

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It says it has been disabled by the administrator. I am logged onto an account with admin privileges. How can I enable these features and others that seem to be disabled. I have Home Premium 32bit. The computer is running sluggishly and I am trying to remove programs that may be viruses or that are just taking up space. Any help would be great, thx in advance.

Answer:I cannot access Programs and Features

Hello JesseJane,

Welcome to Vista forums!

Install this HijackThis and attacth (not copy/paste) the log file.

Then someone that knows HijackThis can look at it for you and advise you further.







Later Ted

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Can anyone tell me what DBPix20 is? I'm thinking it was installed with the original MS system...
Thanks

Answer:DBPix20 in Programs and Features

Hello idahjo,

From what I can gather, DBPix 2.0 is an Active X program that integrates with Microsoft Access. Does it look familiar?

Image Control for Photo Database and Image Management - DBPix

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I just install the nero 9 trail and now when i go to uninstall it, programs and features pops up for a second and then crashes. Unfortenuatly, i did not have system restore turned on. Right clicking it and clicking it dosent work either. I can see the window pop up for a second but they it crashes. Anyone know of a fix, i searched the forums and google my heard out to no avail.

Edit : After running the nero 9 uninstall manually, it still wont open. also, running the command appwiz.cpl in the run prompt, it still will not work

Edit 2: Opens in safe mode.... a service maybe...

Edit 3:Windows Update dispays "The Page Failed to Load and Windows Media Player no longer automaticly play video files when i double click on them, on when i go File>open... in a command prompt scf /SCANNOW says that there is no integrety problems.

Answer:Programs And Features Will Not Open

Hello Blazer64,

Since you do not have System Restore as a option, you might do a Repair (Upgrade) install to see if it can fix the problem for you.

Repair Install For Vista

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I'm running Win 7 64bit. I'm having my machine looked at this weekend (getting a lot of system errors). In the meantime I need to do some tuning that requires a little tweaking in "programs & features section. My problem is that when I go there (control panel> programs & features) the box pops up but then nothing happens. The box is empty and no matter how long I wait it won't populate. I have no idea if this is tied to the system errors I've been getting. Any ideas?
As always comments & flames welcome.
Tnx,
Dusty

Answer:programs & features won't populate?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by DustyV


I'm running Win 7 64bit. I'm having my machine looked at this weekend (getting a lot of system errors). In the meantime I need to do some tuning that requires a little tweaking in "programs & features section. My problem is that when I go there (control panel> programs & features) the box pops up but then nothing happens. The box is empty and no matter how long I wait it won't populate. I have no idea if this is tied to the system errors I've been getting. Any ideas?
As always comments & flames welcome.
Tnx,
Dusty


I would suggest wating, any changes you make may be undone by the company/person working on the system this weekend...such as; resetting system defaults and the like.

HTH

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When I attempt to delete the program I go to ( programs and features ) after I open it is does not response and the cpu seem to be used High and all cores 100% busy even If I close (programs and features) the cpu still busy and never stops even If leave it for more than 3 hours - like what I did - and same proplem the cpu still busy !

and this happed only if I open (programs and features) !

Why is that and how can I fix that ?

Answer:(programs and features) Hanging !

This may help

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Hi, I have recently discovered a problem on a my computer where I have a completely new list of programs in my Programs and Features. By this I mean I have programs that I know are part of some of my other programs but seem to be stuff like 'System requirement lab' and 'HP customer feedback' which where never previously in my Programs and Features and I don't realy think the programs in there qualify to be in the list, they seem to be more of secondary programs, such as parts of programs rather then the actualy program. I can also not uninstall any of the programs but as I am installing new ones they seem to be placed into the new list and are available to uninstall. I do not know how this happened and at the moment im unable to remove any of the programs or uninstall them from the Programs and Features list, while also unable to uninstall any of my other programs that I had via to when this happened. Finally, all of the programs have limited icons and the ones that do not have the 'missing icon' icon. Please help if you can anyone, its will be much appreciated, thank you.

Answer:Programs and Features problem

Hello Matthew3,
These are things that you will have installed at some time, probably via a web site.

'System requirement lab' is a feature of "Can You Run It", a site that will tell you if your PC system is up to running games.

The same with 'HP customer feedback', this would have appeared after a visit with HP.
If they bother you they are safe to remove, but will not do any harm either.

Hope this helps, good luck.

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Hello,

I downloaded the newest upgrades yesterday for Windows 7 and for some reason after the upgrade installation I cannot open internet explorer, windows media player, and my AVG anti-virus. I tried to see if I can delete and re-install explorer and AVG but my programs & features are empty. I don't know why this is happening. Please help.

here are my specs:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2047 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM v1.1), 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 123421 MB, Free - 83590 MB; D: Total - 181821 MB, Free - 131191 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P5QL PRO
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2013, Disabled
 

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Hey everybody I was just checking up on things in my laptop and found everything fine and dandy until I got to the Programs and Features Menu. It only shows the following Programs...
Apple Mobile Device Support
ATI Catalyst Install Manager
Bonjour
Brodcom Gigabit Netlink Controller
Conexant HD Audio
Facebook Plug-In
HDAUDIO Soft Data Fax Manager w...
HyperCam 2 (64-Bit)
iTunes
Lexmark 4800 Series and a few others. I`d really like to know if this is happening to anyone else and as far as I know it has something to do with the registry.

Answer:Programs and Features Error

I had a similar problem after installing HyperCam2. I set back to an earlier image and the problem was fixed. But if you have no images, you may try a restore point from before HyperCam was installed.

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Touchpad scrolling, microphone, headphones, and speakers do not work with Windows 10. I had everything working last night. I updated the drivers for the touchpad and got scrolling to work. I also updated the speaker and microphone drivers and ran in compatibility mode by using the following instructions
1.Go the Device Manager
2.Expand "Audio inputs and outputs"
3.Right click each entry and click "Uninstall". If it asks if you want the drivers deleted, click "yes"
4.Right click "Sound video and game controllers"
5.Right click "VIA HD Audio" and click uninstall. If it asks if you want the drivers deleted, click "yes"
6.Download the drivers from the ASUS reply (above).
7.Unpack them, right click the "setup.exe" file, click "properties", click the "Compatibility" tab, tick "Run this program in compatibility mode" and choose "Windows 8". Click "Apply"
8.Right click "Setup.exe" and click "Run as administrator".
9.Let the drivers install and reboot.
10.Now set up your microphone.
This worked perfectly last night and when I got up today, all the issues were back. I Don't want to have to do the same process every morning.....

Answer:Installed Windows 10 on ASUS S500CA laptop and features are not working!!!

Go to right click MyPc, advanced options, hardware tab and disable automatic driver update

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Hello, I would be grateful if anyone can help with this query.

On 1 June 2013 I took my pc back to Factory Settings and did a clean install of Windows installing all the relevant important updates for Vista. My pc is now up-to-date but one thing puzzles me. My list of installed updates lists a significant number of updates installed in 2008. (Two installed on 21/01/2008 and 39 from 21/10/2008). I would have expected that all updates listed would have an installation date on or after 1 June 2013.

I would be grateful if someone could explain this for me.

Answer:Why do my installed updates list updates installed prior to date of clean install

Welcome
One important question, when did you buy the computer?
Was it after the installation date that shows, now?

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Our home computer, a Dell Inspiron using Windows 2 32 bit, was not using a program. So I went to uninstall it using Programs and Features on the Control Panel. Seriously, we have dozens of programs installed! But when I went to programs and features--only 4 programs were listed? Can you tell me where they went? The only clue I have is that my oldest son might have done something with CC Cleaner, but I cannot be sure. How do I get the list fully restored?

Answer:Watch the Programs and Features Disappear?

Download and Install this Program here:

Revo Uninstaller Pro - Uninstall Software, Remove Programs easily, Forced Uninstall, Leftovers Uninstaller

Does that see all of the times listed?

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I have an Asus gaming ultrabook K56CB running Windows 8 64 bit
8gb ram, i7, Nvidia GeForce gt740m 2gb dedicated

I have attached my Dxdiag report, however i noticed that my Nvidia card doesnt show in the display tab?

I'm not sure when this happened, but lately i noticed that for example when I type Devices in the settings tab of the Windows 8 search and open that, the display is all mucked up, text is hard to read, selections not highlighting properly, most of the window doesnt show as it should and i cant even see half of the it.

This also happens after i swipe up on the right/devices/second screen and sometimes in programs when i hover over links or the exit, minimize, close buttons

I'm not sure why any of this happens, I have updated all my drivers, had a fiddle around with the display settings and installed all the windows 8 updates.

Would greatly appreciate any assistance thanks Attached Thumbnails

Answer:Some display issues in several programs or features in W8

uninstall your video driver from device manager

click on action tab on top

select scan for hardware changes

let windows load simple drivers and see if everything looks ok now..

If everything is ok now, then REDOWNLOAD the video drivers ( do not use original download nor the cd/dvd drivers )

install, reboot, and check...

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I am upgrading from Vista to Win7 on HP using their discs Upgrade Assistant and Premium Upgrade. I am trying to cut down on unused items that will be sent from Vista to Win7 - as some items listed in Programs/Features. Am having a problem finding out what they are. In Control Panel I can only get the list - not what they do. Using Google on MS Silverlight I found it is a specialty item - not something I would use. Delete seems obvious - but in checking other items I note they have hidden connections that might create problems with other programs. How can I find out whether a program listed must be kept or is not needed? How can I find out what it does (without leaving the Program page)? I don't go to HP Games, but might it have something needed in another function?
Reading instructions for the upgrade seem to make this more than a simple transfer.
 

Answer:Solved: Vista Programs/Features

Searching is the only way. No one knows what all programs do. Silverlight, for example, is a lot like Flash and not having it greatly reduces the web experience because those animations and videos are not available to those who do not have it. Without Flash, no YouTube. Without Java, no games and many other things. Without javascript, no dropdown boxes for options or any navigation at all on some web pages.

If you simply look through your Programs in the Start menu, you will see the things that are definitely optional because they were installed later by the user, and were not installed to solve a problem or to enhance the web experience, for example.

Instead of worrying about each app that is present, why not take a look at the amount of space used in Program Files by programs and decide which of the larger ones can go. Of course, very few programs have all their files in that folder, but it gives you an idea of what big programs are around that you may not need.

Nothing is being "transferred" in an upgrade. Everything that is installed stays right where it is.

These will allow you to visualize your disk space usage:

Visual Disk
Disk Pie
TreeSize
Xinorbis
AssessTree
Directory Size Calculator
 

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I have a Dell laptop running Vista sp2. I have a program named ''Better Brain'' in programs and features. I don't remember seeing it before and wonder if I should uninstall it. See, I was trying to update my free CCleaner, which I've done easy enough in the past. I don't know what happened, must have clicked the wrong thing, but suddenly my Avast pops up that it has quarantined something. At the same time something else has downloaded. I go straight to programs and features and uninstall 2 things that began with V. Plus I see PC Optimizer is newly there, so I uninstall it. I ran malware and virus checks--everthing good. But I can't find anything about better brain. Any input appreciated.marber

Answer:What is ''Better Brain'' program in my programs and features?

The way to update CCleaner is through CCleaner's GUI....sounds like you used another website that hosted CCleaner software
and....of course...installed a bunch of crapware.
 
Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here
Double-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.
Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.
Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.
If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).
The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.
While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.
The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Logs.
POST THE LOG FOR REVIEW.
 
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Hello, I am trying to uninstall a program but it is not letting me. How I find the location of the uninstall.exe file?

I know you can go the program files and find the uninstall.exe, but my the program I am trying to uninstall is hidden.

Answer:How to find the location of the .exe from Programs/Features

Originally Posted by Behindyouu


Hello, I am trying to uninstall a program but it is not letting me. How I find the location of the uninstall.exe file?

I know you can go the program files and find the uninstall.exe, but my the program I am trying to uninstall is hidden.



Install Revo Uninstall.
The following link is to download a FREE version :
http://filehippo.com/download_revo_uninstaller_pro/

Revo Uninstall is capable to uninstall programs Windows is unable to do.
It is a very valuable program to have. Highly recommended.

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every time I open my "programs and features" folder to check my installed programs or to uninstall a program,the entire time that the folder is loading info,my cursor jumps and moves all over the place on it's own while everything else freezes.the few times I've been able to manouvre and unfreeze the pc while this is going on,everything acts crazy 'graphics' wise//if I wait forever(about 4 to 5 minutes)and let the features and programs" folder load everything ,then things become stable.but I know this is not a normal way for the pc to behave.i've been on then internet since 1997 and had 6 computers since then but this has never happened to me.i've run malware tests and virus tests with superantispyware,malwarebytes and avast so now i'm wondering if I'm having a corrupt file problem.i'm wondering if this is one of those common problems that goes along with an emachines. any help is definitely appreciated.
 

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It's a redundant bit of software from my Epson PX700W all-in-one printer. Uninstall/Change brings up a box with the printer model & version, a Cancel button that works, and an OK button that doesn't. (I can't see a delete option in Programs and Features).I have printing problems with my notebook (using Vista Home Premium SP2), and a reinstall is next step. I've uninstalled the printer, deleted it from Control Panel\Printers, then (with Windows Explorer) gone through all likely folders on the hard disk and deleted all instances of Epson software I could find (even though it'll mean also reinstalling a seperate scanner, also an Epson!). But the item in Programs and Services, called Epson PX700W Series Uninstall, won't budge.I just wanted to eliminate the possibility of duplicate files leading the reinstallation astray. The item dates from the printer's first install. For all I know, it might be what scuppered a first attempt at reinstalling it the other day. The printer itself is fine, as it works with my desktop (same OS).Perhaps if I could view the file somewhere else, I could delete it (or at least rename it). Using Dos would be no problem, but I can't find any path and don't know which directory(s) to look in. (I turned off Windows Indexing when setting up the laptop, and my Copernic Desktop Search only seems to find documents etc).

Answer:How to remove an Item from Programs and Features?

Re-install the software and then download and install Revo Uninstaller. The free version is O.K. click here Run Revo and use it to uninstall the software and it will usually find all references to the program, including registry entries, and give you the opportunity to remove them. You will find quite a few recommendations for this un-installer on this forum.

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howdy all, I'm trying to remove BenQ Web Camera program because the Programs and Features says it takes up 15.6GB. Every time I try to remove it I get the error message:

Error Loading C:\progra~\common~1\Profes~1\RunTime\0701\intel32\ctor.dll

The Specified Module cannot be found.
 

Answer:Solved: removing something via programs and features

Hi try revouninstaller free version http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html
 

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Hi,

I've having a constant problem trying to uninstall programs. As soon as I open Programs and Features from the Control Panel, Windows Explorer becomes unresponsive. This happens consistently.

I'm running Comodo Internet Security Premium and last scan - performed a few hours ago - didn't detect anything untoward.

OS is Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

Answer:[SOLVED] Cannot uninstall in Programs and Features

After some more Googling, I installed Spybot S&D, scanned and it detected two bits of spy/malware. Removing them seems to have resolved the issue.

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please help the programmes and features box is not at the bottom of my screen where can it be thnx

Answer:Programs and Features box is not at the bottom of screen

Hello Maltyorky, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Could you post a screenshot showing this from on your computer instead?

Did you use some method like in the tutorial below to edit your WIN+X Power Users Task menu, and removed Programs and Features at top by mistake?

You could try the tutorial below, and click on the Restore Defaults button to see if that will restore Programs and Features for you.

Power User Tasks Menu (Win + X) - Edit in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I'm trying to delete a program called Cyberlink YouCam. When I go to delete an error message comes up: Skrset.xml. Does anyone know what this is? Also, how can I delete this program? Thank you. Deborah

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Hi there:
I am unable to open Programs and Features in WIN 8.1 on my 1.5 y/o Surface Pro 2. Noticed the issue about a week ago when trying to delete an older version of Java that was hanging around. Everything else seems to be working okay and I have not lost the internet at all. I was a beta tester for MS OneCare and I remember that this issue is a sign of a virus infection of some kind. Using Trend Micro Internet Security which comes up clean. The UAC has been turned off although the HitmanPro log says enabled.
I have followed the MG Malware Readme Guide faithfully. The UAC is still turned off at this point as I have not moved on to Step 5 as per the instructions.
Please advise and thank you all so much!! Rob Allen
 

Answer:Unable to open Programs and Features in WIN 8.1

Re run Hitman Pro, activate the 30 day free trial and have it remove all it finds.

Delete this:
C:\Program Files (x86)\CaUtThePrice

Give Ccleaner a run (not the reg scanner, just the cleaner itself) to be rid of a chunk of temp files.

Run Hitman again and attach a fresh log for me.

Explain how things are running.
 

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Hi All,

I installed windows 10 around 1 month ago, and last week when I logged into my computer, ALL my files, programs etc. where missing.

I managed to find them deep in the C:, users, name, Microsoft etc under recent items and put them all back into the correct folders.

I come into work this Monday and ALL of the documents, files etc. had disappeared again. I located them in the same folder but this time it would not let me open the files saying (this short cut refers to has been changed or moved so this short cut will no longer work properly) and all the files and documents I had created the week before had disappeared and not even in this folder.

Also, I had uninstalled programs the week before and they where re installed onto my computer.

There is no available dates for the computer to set back too.

I am in real trouble as this is my business computer and my whole lifes work is on there and it would set me back years.

Could someone please help with a solution, remote log-in to my computer etc. to sort this as I could potentially loose everything business wise.

I am willing to pay ? for your help.

Thank you for your time.

George Hales

P.S I am not very tec savy

Answer:Missing Programs, Features and documents.

Hi George,

note that it would be ideal to stop using that harddisk. Every writing access to that disc will reduce chances of recovery, should your files have been deleted. If I should guess, from what you write, I fear your files might have been deleted by Windows.

For the removed programs, which suddenly are back again, I cannot explain that. It is possible to produce such kind of situation by doing a system restore. However, a system restore does not happen all by itself. Apart from that a system restore would keep user files ontouched - at least as long as they are kept at appropriate locations.

The Recent Items folder normally does not contain actual files, but it only contains shortcuts pointing to your files. Are there still some of the broken shortcuts in that folder? When you look at these shortcuts, please do a right click on some of them, then for each select "Properties", "Shortcut" and then have a look at the field "Target". Like so: http://cdn9.howtogeek.com/wp-content...2/sshot271.png

What does it tell you in these fields?

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Hello, my programs and features screen (uninstall or change a program), is missing the details (publisher, installed on, size, version) after I uninstalled itunes from my second hard drive. What can I do to fix it?

I have attached a picture to further explain the issue, thank you.

Answer:Programs and features details missing.

Try right clicking on the column named Name...
...and selecting the other columns of interest from the context menu:

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I have mistakenly disabled many service features in my service configeration. I have tried to enable but
cannot seem to decipher the instructions. That is to re enable my services that I need. Can you help me? Please. Thank you.

alalewetza
 

Answer:enabling service features or programs?

I would set all services back to their default values and re-boot. Good info at both of these sites:

http://www.blackviper.com/service-c...dows-7-service-pack-1-service-configurations/

http://www.theeldergeek.com/windows_7/windows_7_services.htm
 

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I have Medieval 2 Total War installed along with the Broken Crescent 2.02, Third Age Total War 1.2, and Stainless Steel 6.2 mods. Medieval 2 and all the mods are working fine, my OS is peachy except for one thing. In programs and features Medieval 2 is reported as using 29.0 GB of space Third Age Total War v1.0 patch, 1.1, and 1.2 each are using 29.0 GB when I went to Medieval 2's folder it's reporting a disk size of 32.7 GB and that would included the three submods, Third Age is reporting as using 3.43 GB of disk space when viewing the folder. The sizes reported in Windows Explorer matches the sizes of the mod and game when I downloaded the mod and I "acquired" Medieval 2. I know the size as reported in Programs and Features is wrong but can somebody tell me why Vista is reporting it as such?
 

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Hello Again,
It bothers me that I have so much stuff on my computer, all of which I am responsible for putting there. I just installed Adobe Flashplayer 11 and am wondering if I can delete or uninstall all of the previous players? The same goes for Visual C redistributable?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) II P520 Dual-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3827 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 Graphics, 320 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152424 MB, Free - 98026 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1455
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2013, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Solved: Programs and Features files

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Haven't used IE in many years.
I'm wondering if there is any downside to unchecking it ??

Answer:Unchecking IE8 In Windows 7 (HP) Programs & Features

Yes - Control Panel/Programs and Features - Turn Windows Features on Off:
De-select Internet Explorer and then press YES, then press OK.
However I recommend you update to Internet Explorer 9 using Windows Update or downloading it here.

As it is more secure and will not re-enable when you Windows Update.

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Hi there:
I am unable to access the Programs and features in the Control Panel on my WIN 8.1 x64 Surface Pro 2. I ran across this issue with the last 3 days. I am using Trend Micro Internet Security anti-virus which comes up clean. SuperAntiSpyware is the same. MalwareBites free comes up clean and the MR Antiroot kit said there were no items found.  The FRST would not run initally in normal mode as it said the "Windows was protecting my computer."  It did run in Safe Mode however.  There was a warning about not being able to verify the FRST because the internet was disconnected, but I was able to proceed with the scan.  Any assistance will be greatly appreciated as I realize this is over my head and there is something really nasty onboard.

 FRST.txt   56.37KB
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Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:17-08-2015
Ran by Robert (administrator) on ROBERTPC (18-08-2015 16:54:44)
Running from C:\Users\Robert\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Robert (Available Profiles: Robert)
Platform: Windows 8.1 Pro (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Safe Mode (minimal)
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be mo... Read more

Answer:Unable to open Programs and Features in WIN 8.1 x64

Here is a HiJackThis log. Anyone see the offending virus/malware? I know enough to know not to delete anything unless told to. Thanks!!
 
 
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 1:56:12 PM, on 19-Aug-15
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.02.1008)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.17840)
FIREFOX: 40.0.2 (x86 en-US)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\TabTip32.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\TMIDS\PwmConsole.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Printer Pro Desktop\PrinterProDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\iCloudServices.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ApplePhotoStreams.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\AppleIEDAV.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\iCloudDrive.exe
I:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Users\Robert\AppData\Local\Microsoft\BingSvc\BingSvc.exe
C:\Users\Robert\AppData\Roaming\PolarisOfficeLink\POLink.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go\CLMLSvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\EvernoteClipper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\YouCam\YCMMirage.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Users\Robert\AppData\Roaming\PolarisOfficeLink\POLinkSync.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD14\PowerDVD14Agent.exe
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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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I seldom use the "Programs & Features" option for uninstalling programs. Recently I attempted to list my installed programs. The list displayed 12 or so programs, no the 2 pages of programs I expected.

What caused the problem and how do I resolve it? Thank you
 

Answer:Lost Programs & Features list

If you used a registry cleaner, the registry has been damaged. Restore the backup it made, or reinstall the programs. A restore point will work, too, if you have one from before you did any system cleaning.

If no "cleaning" was done, you can probably at least substitute MyUninstaller for uninstalling programs.
 

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Don't know how did this came about. Adobe for IE was installed by me as soon as it came out. It can be played in IE but it's not shown in Programs and features.

How can I put these programs in alphabetical order, the way they're supposed to be. I could not find any way to put them back where they belong. Here an attachment of the lower part to show how part of it looks - messy!

CCleaner puts them in alphabetical order and Adobe Flash for IE is missing there as well.
 

Answer:Programs and Features not in alphabetical order

Greetings, Oma.

Have you tried clicking on the 'Name' bar (the bar beneath 'Organize')? Try that first - you might have to click it a couple of times to produce the 'A-Z' sort order.
 

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Hello, I am trying to uninstall a program but it is not letting me. How I find the location of the uninstall.exe file?

I know you can go the program files and find the uninstall.exe, but my the program I am trying to uninstall is hidden.

Answer:How to find the location of the .exe from Programs/Features

Behindyouu said:

Hello, I am trying to uninstall a program but it is not letting me. How I find the location of the uninstall.exe file?

I know you can go the program files and find the uninstall.exe, but my the program I am trying to uninstall is hidden.



Install Revo Uninstall.
The following link is to download a FREE version :
http://filehippo.com/download_revo_uninstaller_pro/

Revo Uninstall is capable to uninstall programs Windows is unable to do.
It is a very valuable program to have. Highly recommended.

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Does anyone know how I can remove 'Whitesmoke' from my computer. I've tried to do it via The Control Panel (please see attached) but I get the message that I don't have the authority and I should see my Administrator (My User Account is an Administrator). I've tried to remove it with CCleaner but I get the message that it can't be found (attached).

Does anyone know of another way to get rid of this pesky varmint?

Cheers, and Happy New Year!

P.S. I have tried (and hopefully succeeded) to add my "system specs" to the information in my account so that information should be accessible.

Answer:Removing Whitesmoke From Programs/Features

Follow the step here by Jacee, DO NOT run the clean portion, let us look at the scan log first.
Steps of removing Adware?

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(Build 10240) Attempting to uninstalling anything from Programs & Features causes it to crash to desktop without giving me the uninstall utility. Has anyone else run into this? Any solution?

Answer:Programs & Features Crashing to Desktop

fracking4oil said:

(Build 10240) Attempting to uninstalling anything from Programs & Features causes it to crash to desktop without giving me the uninstall utility. Has anyone else run into this? Any solution?



I get this behaviour by right clicking an item in the list and choosing 'Uninstall' from the context menu. It seems like Explorer restarts.

The solution, for me, is selecting the item and clicking the Uninstall button at the top of the list.

I noticed it first after the last security update and after I installed JACK. It first happened when tried to uninstall JACK. I suspect one or other.

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Trying to remove entries in Programs and Features, clicking on them to Uninstall, it tells me it can't find program, so how do I remove the entry from the list.?

I'm sure I've seen a way before but I can't remember what it is.

Answer:Removing Entries from Programs and Features

You may try looking C:/ program files and see if you have a folder for the uninstalled program and delete it and do a restart it should be gone. If that doesn't work come back and we'll figure it out.

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Some genius from Microsoft Office 365 support did something in my control panel having to do with mail setup and user accounts to try and fix my Office 365 install. <dident work BTW I found the solution on my own>

After he did this almost every time I open Programs And Features to see what's installed and when the screen is missing some of the data. The program names are there, and the size for most of them, which I know some programs in there just don't show a size correctly. But the major item missing that is driving me nuts is the install date is missing for every program in there.

Sometimes it will appear when I open Programs and Features but for the life of me I can't think of what random element is occuring that is making the install dates reappear. I have tried everything I can think of but there really isn't much info on the web about this happening to people, let alone what could be causing it.

Any ideas to get this data back and get it to stay would be welcome. I am attaching a screenshot of what my window looks like right now.

Thank You

Answer:Missing data from Programs and Features

The header seems strange to me. You have "Type" , "Length", "Date" which I don't have and cannot set them to show. However, to show extra column(s), right click on the header and put a tick mark on the column(s) that you want to show, see screen shot:

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Hey everyone! My computer is ideapad Z400 Touch.I downloaded lots of programs, Today I was deleting Unwanted programs,But I found a weird Program Called: "US - Custom" by "Company" and the size is "144 KB" and Version is "1.0.3.40" and date added is "2014 April 04" It might be an april joke program just to scare people. But I don't know! When I try to uninstall it It tells me that the program wants to make changes on the computer, and its by "Unknown" and it was uninstalling from "C:/WINDOWS/blahlbahblah.msi" Notice "Blahlbahblah" Isn't real, I just made it called "blah" because its all numbers like "9841248.msi". By the way do I allow it? Or, What do I do. I'm really scared.

Answer:Unknown Thingy in Programs and Features.

and I think I purchased this computer in 2013 December or November... I don't know.

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Wish to uninstall programs but the only tabs present in programs and features are the "organize" and "view" tabs. there are no "uninstall", "change" or "repair" commands.Where have the "uninstall" etc. command tabs gone to and how do I get them back?message edited by Oleneygah

Answer:uninstall tab missing from programs and features in vista

I came across this problem a while ago and eventually found it was an issue with a corrupted registry so the first thing to try, if it's only recently happened, is a System Restore. If that doesn't work then the only option I found was to use a 3rd party uninstaller like Revo or possibly CCleaner (though I suspect the latter uses the same registry entries so may not work). You may find that it's only older programs that have the problem, newer ones will probably still have the option and programs you reinstall or install fresh will also be ok. I suspect it's one of the joys of Vista."I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floydmessage edited by johnr

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