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

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.

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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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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

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

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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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Just when I thought I had computers figured out, after having built several from guides on this website and troubleshooted many problems with other guides, I have run into a problem that I'm sure has an embarrassingly obvious solution.

I am trying to uninstall winamp, and naturally I attempted Control Panel - Programs and Features - Winamp - uninstall, the normal method of uninstalling programs. But winamp is simply not listed there, and every guide at winamp's site or a google search starts with that method and offers no others. I know winamp is still there because it still opens and runs and associates every file with it.

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.

I just want to uninstall winamp.

thanks, Charlie

Answer:Winamp not listed in Programs and Features, can't uninstall

Hi try revo uninstaller Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems use the free version

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I am having a problem with the Windows Update Error code 643 and believe I need to uninstall some versions of .Net Framework that are in conflict with each other. I am running Win 7 Pro, SP1. The "ONLY" version of .Net Framework shown in Control Panel>Programs and Features is V4.6.1. HOWEVER, when I run The dot net setup verification tool it validates virtually all versions on my system. My understanding is that v4 and any version of 4.5 can't co-exist, which would mean I need to uninstall them, but I can't do that because they are not listed as installed programs. Does anyone know how I can uninstall these versions so I can try to fix my update issues with updates to 4.6.1?
 

Answer:.NET Framework Versions Not Listed in Programs&Features

Check this website out, it might help you: https://www.raymond.cc/blog/uninstall-microsoft-net-framework-with-aaron-stebner-cleanup-tool/
 

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

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

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

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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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Hi everyone,

I'm currently running BitDefender 9 but it is going to expire in a few days time so I was after the new version. I downloaded the trial from the BitDefender website but when I tried to install it, I was told I needed to uninstall my current version.

I went to Add/Remove programs like usual but for some reason BitDefender is not listed. I went to BitDefender in programs and clicked 'modify, repair or uninstall' and it tells me 'this action is only valid for products that are currently installed'.

I have no idea how I'm meant to uninstall BitDefender 9 since it is not listed! The program is clearly running and installed so I have no idea why it would not be shown as a currently installed program!

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Installed Program Not Listed Under Installed Programs

See if this http://www.howtogetridofstuff.com/co...nted-programs/ will help, scroll down to the section What to do if the program isn?t listed in the ?Add/Remove Programs? list.

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Hi,

I recently installed and uninstalled a program. However, the entry for the program still remains in the Installed Programs list in the Control Panel. I have examined the Registry keys under uninstall and I cannot find this program listed there to be manually deleted. How do I remove this entry? Any advice is appreciated.

Answer:Uninstalled program still listed in Installed Programs

have you done a reboot since you uninstalled the program?
Only time ive had this happen, there has been remainders of the program in program files. Deleting them solved the issue for me.

out of interest what is the program? ill do some searching to see if this is a common issue.

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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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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:Installed On date in Programs and Features Changes

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

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I have the following user accounts created in my PC.A ( admin account )B ( limited account )I have created the B ( limited ) account for security purpose.Issue : I can access all the programs ( Start > All Programs ) in the A account but, some of the installed programs are not listed and not running in  B.Following applications are not listed.1.Ccleaner2.Vista inspirat brico pack ( vista visualisation for xp ). It is not working in B account....etcCould you suggest me a solution for this?

Answer:Some installed programs not listed and running in another user account?

The B user does not have a high enough level to run programs that alter the system. Promote B to a higher level. Or crate a new account for that user.

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I have the following user accounts created in my PC.
A ( admin account )
B ( limited account )

I have created the B ( limited ) account for security purpose.

Issue : I can access all the programs ( Start > All Programs ) in the A account but, some of the installed programs are not listed and not running in B.

Following applications are not listed.

1.Ccleaner

2.Vista inspirat brico pack ( vista visualisation for xp ). It is not working in B account.

...etc

Could you suggest me a solution for this?
 

Answer:Some installed programs not listed and running in another user account?

Just visit the limited account and download / install the desired program . Unless I am not reading things right this will work . If you have any trouble just change the limited account to an administrative account and download the desired program then change back to a limited account .
 

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As you can see, the title states the issue.
When I open my list of default programs, my MS Office 2010 is not listed.

Does anyone know why and how I can ADD MS Office to my list of programs??

Thanks !!!

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Answer:MS Office 2010 installed but not listed in my default programs

had the same problem, but with the beta version.

anyway, there are some who claim that they have to do it manually, depending on which version of office you installed, 64 or 32, will depend to which folder your exe's are in.
here is the 32 version:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14
the 64 is the same, but without (x86).
here is a quick summary how to do it manually:
Right click on a document in Windows Explorer and then select Open with and then click on the Choose default program and browse to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14 and then located and click on the WINWORD.EXE item and set that as the default application to be used.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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It began when I was browsing and out-of-the-blue a popup saying "HDD Failure - etc. etc. We recommend you restart your machine" came up, it looked legit so I checked out my PC to see some desktop items (not all) had dissappeared. Naturally I restarted machine and went on my normal user;

- my desktop was completely black and their were no icons, their were only a few programs listed in all programs aswell.

- A program called "Windows XP Fix" was running, it was obviously false software, I managed to delete its root (i think) from All Users / Application Data / 01032483.exe (or something)

- A program called browser+ was in my All Programs which it let me uninstall.

- If i go to a different user there's desktop icons and i can use my browser (still limited All Programs though) but if i click on a link it sends me to different web pages like canadasasquach.com or matalan.com (lol?) it's really messed :/)

Stuff is attached I appreciate your help <3
- Axel

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DDS (Ver_2011-06-23.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Run by Mum at 2:48:22 on 2011-07-09
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============== Running Processes ===============
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\??\C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgchsvx.exe
\??\C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\SCardSvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\netdde.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msdtc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\aspnet_state.exe
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Answer:No Desktop icons or programs listed in All Programs, random false sofware viruses ++

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One or more of the identified infections is a backdoor trojan/rootkit.

This type of infection allows hackers to remotely control your computer, log keystrokes, steal critical system information, and download and execute files without your knowledge.

If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.

Please refer to Microsoft's Online Safety article for tips on creating a strong password.

Do not change passwords or do any transactions from the infected computer until it has been cleaned.

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If there are any personal files, pics, etc. on your computer you cannot live without, back them up now just as a precaution.

Emergency Backup Procedure - Tech Support Forum

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I have been noticing some ridiculous lag that occurs at seemingly random times. It's not as bad as it was before I ran malwarebytes; however I still get random spikes of lag. Usually when this happens I see certain programs in the task manager that I almost never see. They are listed below:

dllhost.exe *32 (multiple instances)
dpnsvr.exe *32
dllhst3g *32
ctfmon.exe *32
NAPSTAT.exe
logagent.exe
msfeedssync.exe
wextraxt.exe
upnpcont.exe
rundll32.exe
 

Answer:Unknown programs causing HUGE lag and CPU usage (suspected programs listed in post)

Hello,

They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyon... Read more

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I reinstalled Windows XP. For some reason, all of my old programs show up in Windows Explorer, but not in the Start Menu or in Control Panel/Add Remove Programs. Is there a way to fix this?

Thanks for any help.

Answer:Programs Not Listed in Start Menu Or Add/Remove Programs

Hey, i assume when you re-installed XP you attempted to keep your programs?

When re-installing XP i believe the registry is re-written, which would account for them being missing from the Add/Remove programs panel.

As for the start menu, star menu entries can be found in these two directories:

Code:
C:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Start Menu
C:/Documents and Settings/[Your Username]/Start Menu
i'm assuming they've been re-written too, if the programs still run then all you need to do is drag a shortcut to the main EXE into one of them folders, if they don't i suggest you re-install them.

Could you clarify how you re-installed XP? did you choose some non-destructive re-install(in order to keep your programs)?

Cheers,
Jamey

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I reinstalled Windows XP. For some reason, all of my old programs show up in Windows Explorer, but not in the Start Menu or in Control Panel/Add Remove Programs. Is there a way to fix this?

Thanks for any help.
 

Answer:Programs Not Listed in Start Menu Or Add/Remove Programs

I would guess that you need to re-install all of them for them to do that,its just a guess,try it with one and see if it works .....
 

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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.

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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 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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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 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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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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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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When I go to the Change or Remove Programs Button of the Add-Remove Programs window in the Control Panel, there are no programs listed at all. The window is totally blank. The list for the Currently Installed Programs is completely empty. Does anyone know how I can get my installed programs displayed so that I can delete a couple? Any reason why this would happen?

I have Windows XP.

Thanks for your help!
 

Answer:No programs listed in Add/Remove Programs Window

Please don't post duplicate threads for the same problem.

Closing duplicate, Please continue with this here:

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=267053
 

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When I go to the Change or Remove Programs Button of the Add-Remove Programs window in the Control Panel, there are no programs listed at all. The window is totally blank. The list for the Currently Installed Programs is completely empty. Does anyone know how I can get my installed programs displayed so that I can delete a couple? Any reason why this would happen?

I have Windows XP.

Thanks for your help!
 

Answer:No programs listed in Add/Remove Programs Window

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When I go to the Change or Remove Programs Button of the Add-Remove Programs window in the Control Panel, there are no programs listed at all. The window is totally blank. The list for the Currently Installed Programs is completely empty. Does anyone know how I can get my installed programs displayed so that I can delete a couple? Any reason why this would happen?

I have Windows XP.

Thanks for your help!
 

Answer:No programs listed in Add/Remove Programs Window

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Hello you really nice people. Since you have helped me on several occasions, I thought I'd try one more time.

I don't know exactly when it happened; however, at some point after I installed winXP as a dual boot and have been trying out some dvd burning software, I cannot add/remove programs in win2000... it states that "no programs are currently installed on this computer."

I have tried spybot (which found a few things and have been repaired)... I have tried Norton PC Doctor (which found a few things, all of which could not necessarily be repaired) and as a last resort I downloaded a freeware program Add/Remove Programs to get my program uninstalled.

In the midst of all this, I foolishly installed service pack 4 and then had to promptly uninstall it (I think it was a conflict with my video capture card -- got the blue screen of death at reboot [even in safe mode!!]). I was able to uninstall that because I had the good sense to back up and let it give me the uninstall option.

Any other ideas ??? I am going blind trying to follow the msn knowledge base suggestions checking the registry...

I don't know what information you need from me to try and help me out, so if you need any logs or stuff that I see other people post, please let me know how to capture that information for you as well... I'm pretty computer smart, just not really troubleshooting experienced... in other words, I just build em and learn as I go along.

For starters:

PIV 1.... Read more

Answer:Win2000 - Add/Remove Programs - No Programs Listed??

I'm bumping this up... I still have found no solutions... I've run Norton PC Doctor and WinDoctor... spybot... housecalls... I've reinstalled 2000 to repair and still no luck....

Someone out there has to know how to resolve this stupid error. I just know it's something simple that I don't know about... or as I always say... it's just something stupid... it almost always is.

Help please???????????

Patty
 

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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.
At the end, be sure a checkma... Read more

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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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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 In my Add Remove Programs icon i have no programs listed, IS there something that can be done to do a go back, i tried a system restore but my computer cannot locate any restore point

Answer:There are no programs listed in my ADD REmove PRograms

How long did you let it sit for the list to populate ? ?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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I'm trying to download Microsoft Home & Student 2010 onto my HP Laptop. It gets halfway through the installation & then says that it can't finish because it found another version of Microsoft already on my computer. I checked my computer, but it doesn't have any Microsoft listed as being installed on my computer. How can I uninstall it, if it's not listed under the installed programs list?!?!
 

Answer:Programs aren't showing up on the installed programs list...

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When I download a program & install it, sometimes it will show up in the Add/Remove Programs list, sometimes it won't. Why is that? And how do I remove a program that doesn't show up in the list? Thanks.
 

Answer:Why Don't All Installed Programs Show Up In Add/Remove Programs List?

Depends how the application was written and what installer the author used.

If it does not show up in Add/Remove programs, it should have an "uninstall" file in the program's directory which would achieve the same thing.
 

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

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

Thank you,

againusa
 

Answer:installed programs not shown in control panel/programs

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

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

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

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

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Hello

Today I decided to install some stuff on my computer as it was out of date..

I installed Java, Flash player and adobe reader X but when I go to add/remove they are not showing up in that section? Has anyone any suggestions or advice as to why this is happening?

Thank you.

Answer:Recently installed programs not showing up in add/remove programs?

Did you reboot?

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I have another computer, that is very old. The promblem that i'm encountering is that i cannot remove the programs from "add/remove programs" the i've installed. Can someone help me and tell me why?

Answer:Cannot Delete Installed Programs In "add/remove Programs"

i fixed the promblem now

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HI ! I have Xp and i just installed a bunch of new programs and when i go into the start all programs menu there all highlighted in that orange tint and even after clicking the shortcuts they still stay like that is there a way how to get rid of it thanks.
 

Answer:How do u get rid of the orange in start-all programs- when you installed new programs

http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/1221/
 

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I've got a problem that is showing up in 2 ways.

1. I'll install software such as Windows Virtual PC and the folder will show up in the programs menu, but the folder will be empty. How does the software get installed but the program icon not added to the software folder? Screenshot is help2.jpg. Notice the Windows Virtual PC folder is empty.

2. I'll install software such as the Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Express and an icon to start the program is in the folder, but nothing happens when it's clicked. Screenshot is help1.jpg.

What is going on? What do I do to get software installed with icons in the folders? I go into windows explorer and cannot find the programs.

Answer:Installed programs won't show in programs menu

Hi kokopoko,

at least in the case of Virtual PC I can tell you with some certainty that a reboot will complete the installation and populate the empty folder with shortcuts.

You might notice the little yellow shield in your "Shut down" button. That's Windows' way of telling you that an installation isn't yet complete and requires a restart.

As for Visual Studio, I'm not sure but I notice you have VS 2008 installed. The 2010 Express version might conflict with it, but I don't really know as I'm not familiar with Visual Studio.

But first things first: reboot.

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Hi everyone.  When trying to figure out how to maximize protection on my computer, I found a post on ComputerHope (see the link and post below) in one of the introductory pages about security (posted by an expert or similar title).  I?m relatively new at this and do not mean to second-guess, but I have read dozens of times in the help sections of antivirus programs and other places that you should definitely not have more than one antivirus program installed on your computer at any given time.  The reason, they say, is that the programs will interfere with one another, decreasing their functionality. I do realize that antivirus programs are different than antispyware programs (as the post below is specific to antispyware). That said, and, again, I may be mistaken, but I have also thought (from reading instructions on antispyware programs, forums such as these, tech support folks, etc.) that the same is true for antispyware programs (and firewalls for that matter)?that you should never have more than one present on your computer at the same time--even if disabled--for the same reason as with antivirus software.  (By the way, I am also aware that you do need an antivirus program and an antispyware program and a firewall installed and operable at the same time; I?m talking about >1 of each particular type).  I would love to have 2 or more antivirus (like AVG and Avast) as well as 2 antispyware (AdAware and Spybot) programs on my computer for extra sec... Read more

Answer:Is it ok to have 2+ antivirus programs and/or 2+ antispyware programs installed?

I believe you have misunderstood that quote just a little.  In that section of the page, he is referring to anti-spyware programs only.  It's okay to have a couple of anti-spyware programs...but like you assumed, you should only have one anti-virus.  If you would like to have an additional anti-virus, however, you should look up ClamWin.  It's a great program, but it doesn't have live protection (you have to specifically instruct it to scan), so it won't get in the way of your primary scanner.  You should, of course, never scan with any two programs at the same time.

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Hi,

I have a number of programs that I want to get off my computer. None of them have an uninstall option. Some say to go to add/remove programs to remove them. However, none of them are listed in add/remove programs. How do I get them off my computer? Thanks.
 

Answer:How Do I Remove Programs If They Aren't Listed In Add/Remove Programs?

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Question: no programs listed

althou there is programs on my computer and all work non of them show in programs and features through control panel and don't show either on cc cleaner help please
 

Answer:no programs listed

Have you tried downloading revo uninstaller http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/revo_uninstaller.html that could pick up your programs.
 

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Hi -I have Vista Home Basic  32 bit.  I notice that when I go to Control Panel  - Programs and Features several programs are listed such as Adobe AIR.  When I go to "start" and "All Programs" they are not listed.  Should they be listed in "All Programs and what can I do about it?   Thanks    Bob

Answer:Where are programs listed?

Adobe AIR is not a program per se, so it's not listed in programs list.See here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Integrated_RuntimeIf you're not a developer, you can safely uninstall it.

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Question: Listed programs

Programs listed in Programs are different than programs listed on the Install/change window.
1. What are the differences in these two program listings?
2. What determines where a program is listed?
Thanks

Answer:Listed programs

Hello Moose,

The Programs and Features (Control Panel) window will only include installed programs that have a uninstall option. Most do these days though.

I'm not sure what location you mean with "Programs". If you mean the C:\Programs Files folder, then the programs that come with Windows 7 will not be listed in Programs and Features.

Please post back with more details on that location so we can take a look to see for you.

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On my Vista, the programs listed in Programs are different than the programs listed in Uninstall/change ....
What is the difference between the programs in the two listings and what determines where a program is listed?
Thank you.
 

Answer:Programs listed on pc

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I am running XP Pro with SP3, when I click the All Programs tab an entire page of installed programs appears, it does not however display all programs that are installed on the machine. I am not sure if this is a display issue (no more room on the page to display additional installed programs) or something else. I have tried without success to "expand" the page in question, any suggestions greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:All Programs does not display all installed programs

Greetings, toptechx6.

Not all programs create a Start Menu folder and/or icons when installed. Many programs even give you the option of not creating a Startup group in their installation setup pages - CCleaner and IrfanView come to mind.
 

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I used the Add/Remove Programs to uninstall several programs and they were and are, no longer showing in the Control Panel listing. I obviously thought they had been successfully removed. Whilst trying to find something else on my PC, using Start, right-click Explore etc, I found these same programs still listed. Can I just delete them again from this list and will they be gone for good then? And do you know why they are still listed at all if theoretically they are already uninstalled?

Answer:Uninstalled programs still listed

click here

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i downloaded a media player program which was a virus i managed to erase it but now programs are listed wrong , add/remove won't open , user account won't open , short cut iron are wrong there for not opening , my virus protection , is not being noticed ,so i get that you may not be protected warning , non of my search irons work , and i access the internet throw security center can any one help e--mail me at [email protected] when it first happen the computer said something about a windows 32 error but i can't remember the hole thing .

Answer:know programs listed in add/remove

Remove your email address or you will get increasing junk email forever. Never put it in open text on the internet unless disguised from spammers engines. We work on the forum not email.Try MalwareBytes freebie and see if that helps.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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.I have just installed program but when I went into all programs it is not listed,But when I go into control center then uninstall programs it is listed can someone explain it would not be listed in all programs.

Answer:Program not listed in all programs

You may have to turn the computer off and on again for it to appear. What's the program?

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I have backed up a friends data and used the dreaded red floppy to restore to factory settings. The Packard Bell software appeared to do this successfully and I then set about trying to remove various programs from add/remove. Virtually nothing was listed!For example Adobe Reader 5 is installed and working on the computer but doesn`t appear nor is it listed in All Programs. As basically all the preinstalled software. (Power DVD is listed in All Programmes but again not in Add/Remove)I`ve googled but can`t seem to find a clue - it sounds like a registry problem. Anyone experienced this before?

Answer:Add/Remove Programs Not Listed

The Add & Remove data is located in the registry & as you have reverted back to factory setting the registry no longer contains information regarding the programs that were installed after factory default. You could try re-installing the programs you want to remove & hopefully you should then be able to remove them.

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I use Windows XP SP 3 on my 5 yr old HP laptop. There are 2 programs I no longer need. Casino Master and Masquee Casino Game Pack. Neither has built-in uninstall feature. They are not shown when I check Control panel/Add-Remove Programs.
Free version of Revo uninstaller doesn't show it either!
Windows Explorer/program files does not show them!
When I click Start/All programs/ Either software, it opens.

I believe they don't take much hard drive space. But, it is annoying that I cannot get rid of them.
What should I do without messing my computer?

Thanks for suggestions.
 

Answer:Uninstalling programs lot listed!!

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Hoping some one can assist... Just got my new Vista Ultimate x64 computer. I'm new to Vista and learned that the system sets up 2 program files: one for 64x bit and 1 for 32 bit programs. My issue is HP has loaded a whole slew of crapware and I want to clean it out... I can see it in the x86 files (as well as numerous shortcuts on my desktop) but I cannot find the programs in the add/remove program utility. I had CCleaner as well and they are not listed in there either.

Additionally, when I navigate to the programs I do not see any options to uninstall. Is there a way to get these programs sitting in the x86 folder to show up in my uninstall list?

Some examples of what I'd like to remove are:
Easy Bits for Kids
JunoPreloader
MSN toolbar
Netzero preloader
Online Services
Ebay

If I just delete these folders from the x86 folder they dont uninstall, correct?

any direction or assistance is greatly appreciated.. Thanks!

Answer:Uninstalling x86 programs: not listed

think I solved my issue.. I dont think the items in question are really installed.. they are trials so they just link in to the shortcuts. I deleted the shortcuts and removed the folders in the program list.. we'll see..

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In Programs and features there are some programs listed that when I try and uninstall them it says the program doesn't exist (which it doesn't, I probably deleted them manually), but can I stop them from showing in the Programs and Features list?

Answer:Programs Listed That Don't Exist

Use Windows Cleanup Utilityclick here

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Hi, when I go to the add/remove programs in control panel, it only lists about 6 installed programs,does not go past 'A' ,adobe etc. Looking to uninstall some programs but cant see how if they are not listed. Any help most appreciated. Thanks Mike

Answer:add remove programs, not all listed

mikef90,what Os are you using.? Also what version of Internet explorer.?

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My Windows 10 START button shows an alphabetical listing of programs on my PC, but some are missing - how come? Is there a way for Win 10 to display ALL of my executable files (including any that I've downloaded and installed) ?

For example, my vlc.exe program (from VIDEOLAN) is not under the "V" listing as I'd expected.

Answer:Win 10: not all programs are alphabetically listed

Mine have newly installed progs (must call them "apps" nowadays!) at the top, then "most used"... for goodness sake just list in alphabetical order, then we know where we are - or where they are

Microsoft are garbling things and hiding things and generally taking us backwards, grrrr.

I expect someone knows how to sort out the programs list, tho - I'm thinking of installing Start10 (or there's a similar one that's free), but not until I get this darn laptop completely set up for my needs.

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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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I downloaded and ran HighjackThis once and noticed that it is now listed in my Add/Remove Programs List. Why is this? I thought it didn't actually install anything on your computer?

(I originally had it in a folder on my desktop, I think that's where it was when I ran it, then I moved it to the Programs Folder on C:, then I moved it back to my desktop. Not that any of that would matter...)

On a side note, I also ran that Startup program, and that didn't add anything to my Add/Remove Programs List...

Any help is appreciated -- thanks!

Answer:Why Is Hijackthis Listed In My Add/remove Programs?

Hello,

Not sure what your problem is though..
Hijackthis is listed in your add/remove programs because when you start Hijackthis the first time, it looks where Hijackthis is located and puts an entry in the Uninstall entry in your Registry.

Hijackthis does indeed add some registry entries when you run it, so using add/remove deletes the entries from the registry.

The startup program doesn't add anything to the registry as far as I know.

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I am curious about why programs on my work computer are not listed in the add or remove programs in control panel (XP). This has caused me a few problems in the pasts when I need to delete programs and had to find the software supplier on a website to give me an uninstall program. There are many programs not listed. e.g windows office
 

Answer:Programs Not Listed In Add/remove Programsr

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Got a litle problem with missing programs under control panel/add/remove programs. there is also the issue that of those items listed, there is no remove feature to it either. I've checked my HijackThis log - thats fine, I've had a look at sfc /scannow and regedit to check the uninstal registry (no positive or negative values). Without doing a complete format (out of the question at the moment) and system restore not active (due to previous problems last week) i have NO idea.Can anyone help ?? Its got me stumped this one !!

Answer:Missing Add/Remove Programs Listed

Thought i should add - the only programs recently installed was my Motorola Phone Tools & related programs supplied - Avanquest

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Having problem with graphics not showing up in email (Windows Live and Thunderbird). I have tried at least ten suggestions from internet but no help. Found that .jpeg is not listed in default -- is this a problem and/or how do I make it show?

Answer:.jpeg not listed in default programs

Hi Potomac, Welcome to Seven Forums.

You could try restoring the default file association - Default File Type Associations - Restore

Regards,
JDobbsy1987

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I have Microsoft Office installed, and I want to use Outlook as my default client, but every time I try to click a mailto link, it always bring up Windows Live. When I try to select Outlook as default from the Default Programs list, it's not even on the list. It also isn't listed in the Associations. I've tried repairing my Office installation, and it's still not showing up. I have it checked in Outlook to be default, but that doesn't seem to do much. How can I get Outlook on my Default Programs list?

Answer:MS Outlook not listed on W7 Default Programs

They didn't include it. Use another email client or use the live mail that came with it.Playing to the angelsLes Paul (1915-2009)

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hi

i was uninstalling a program and noticed this program had been installed i did not install it or agree to it is it a virus ?

its the one at the top highlited and underlined


thanks for any help you can provide

Answer:program i did not install listed under programs?

Hello Billy,

"Search Protection" looks like one of those extra options not paid attention to that get installed while installing another program. I'd recommend to uninstall this garbage.

Search Protection by Spigot - Should I Remove It?

?The Spigot Search Settings is an application which is part of the Spigot Toolbar. Spigot searchsettings.exe'spurpose is to check periodically your default search engine and restore it to Yahoo in case you agreed to set it to Yahoo in the first place and another application is trying to change it. It's easy to uninstall Spigot Inc Seach Settings at any time. Since the application is part of the toolbar, you must uninstall the Spigot toolbar and that will remove all tracks of searchsettings.exe spigot. Removing a Spigot toolbar from the control panel is easy - Just follow the steps below. Neither the Toolbar nor search settings Spigot Inc are not Spigot Malware, they are simple programs that can be removed easily from your machine. The toolbar communicates with our servers from time to time to check for available software updates such as bug fixes, patches, enhanced functions and new versions. By installing the toolbar, you agree to automatically request and receive updates. When there is a material change to the reference notices or the toolbar software, we will notify you though a pop-up in your web browser. At that point you will be given the chance to accept the new changes and update the toolbar or decline the new changes a... Read more

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It is my belief that we are approaching a crisis point in Windows malware infestations. Recently I helped someone who found all the standard document types encrypted with two-factor encryption, along with a demand for payment to decrypt them (CryptoLocker malware). The only help I could offer was how not to have that happen again by setting a Group Policy to deny executables in %appdata%. This is done in software restriction policies of the local security policy.

Now %appdata% typically is c:\users\username\appdata\roaming and can be written to by anything or anybody - it's for data after all - but nothing stops programs silently installing and executing from there as well. Hence the need for a software restriction policy - details http://windowssecrets.com/newsletter/cryptolocker-a-particularly-pernicious-virus/

It is also wise to use UAC on level 1 to 3 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_Account_Control so every non-system application puts up a warning and you have to click to allow it to happen. That prevents most software installed in any place from running without you knowing. The problem is, UAC is a very blunt tool, and I would like to have certain programs I often use (for example backups) operate as white-listed programs so I don't have the irritation of the screen dimming and having to approve every time I use them.

How do I do that ? UAC and local security policy seem to be two independant things.
 

Answer:Can I overrule UAC with white-listed programs?

I don't think you can, that's the point. Otherwise apps would add themselves to the whitelist.

At the end of the day, the person installing the malware is the users.
 

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I have updated with free Windows 10 from 7 and Google Chrome will not update but gives an error message & after researching, I've tried everything suggested on the web including regedit but not technically able to figure out how to uninstall a program any another way. Haven't found that covers the exact problem.

Answer:How can I uninstall Chrome when it isn't listed in Programs?

Click on Start. Now click on All Apps. Scroll down and find Chrome in the list. Right click, and select Uninstall. That should do it.
If it is not listed here, it is possible you are running Chrome Portable, in which case you only need to delete the file directory where it is installed.

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Hi, My OS is wondows 7. and I found out that there are only a few programs listed in my control panel/add remove programs.The programs are those that have been installed within the last 2 weeks.All the other programs installed before than that have been gone from the list.I don't know what happened.How can I have all the programs listed in add/remove programs?Thanks, J

Answer:There are only a few programs listed in add/remove prog

Also make sure you are logged in as administrator. If you use (preferred) normal user for daily use and many of the programs were installed as administrator or before you started using a limited user account, they may not show up unless you are logged in as administrator.Also when you look for restore options, not that you should have a 'button' to "Show More Restore Points". If you do, then you will be able to see all of your restore points.By default your system should reserve 12% of your disk space for your restore points. Less than 8% (unless you have a very large disk) is not generally recommended.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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When I click on the Windows icon in the lower left corner of my screen, a menu opens. At the bottom of that menu is a line that says "all programs". It opens into a menu of programs on my machine.

Inside of "all programs" is listed a folder called Microsoft. Inside of it is Outlook 2010.

However, I recently wanted to send an email using Outlook 2010 by clicking on a link on a website. A window opened that would allow me to select the email client I wanted to use from a list of programs. But I can't find Outlook 2010.

When I click the Windows icon in the lower left corner of my screen & then on "computer" and then on C drive, there is listed in C drive two folders, Programs & Programs (x86). However, the Microsoft folder containing Outlook 2010 is not in either one of them.

When I did a search for Outlook 2010 on my C drive, the result said it can be found at
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Office

However, I cick the Windows icon in the lower left corner of my screen & then on "computer" and then on C drive, I cannot find a ProgramData directory. So, where is my Ourlook 2010?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Where Do I Find The Files Listed In All Programs?

The default installation location for Outlook 2010 is C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14.
 

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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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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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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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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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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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