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

I have Windows 7 Prof x64.

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

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

Thanks in advance.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You looked at this?

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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

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

Hello Laura, and welcome to Eight Forums.

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

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I 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?

A:Programs and features in control panel

I don't understand what you are asking.

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

Have you installed to another drive?

Can you provide a screen shot of Programs and Features?

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

A:Control Panel Programs & Features problem

here is a free uninstaller, it's better than windows, as it makes sure the program is fully uninstalled (from the registry also)....good luck

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

A:Programs and Features in Control Panel Customization

Quote: Originally Posted by RBCC

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

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

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

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

Thanks for any help'

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

Hello frvaughan2 and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

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

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

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hello ArtK,
Welcome to Vista Forums!

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

Let us know if this will work for you,

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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

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

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

Thanks williac.

A:Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs question

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

please help me with this!

This is hijackthis log now:

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

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Window... Read more

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

A:Programs Missing From Control Panel Programs List

Try these tools. Download to Desktop.



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

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

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

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


A:Programs Missing From Control Panel Programs List

Welcome to the Seven Forums, shak.

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

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

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im haveing a problem with

first my internet game doesnt want to start

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

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

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

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

but I can open other programs like this browser

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

I really just want my game to work

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

what is going on and how do I fix this

I have a asus laptop

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

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

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

Thank you,


A:installed programs not shown in control panel/programs

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

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

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

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

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Almost All Programs Disappeared From Uninstall Programs In Control Panel?

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

What happens when you boot in safe mode?

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

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

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

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

Uninstall your browsers using Revo Uninstaller. Use advanced mode.

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

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

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

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

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

A clean start does NOT solve this problem.

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

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

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

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

Note you will not get any indication a trace is running, the command prompt will just return to a prompt when the trace has started

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

xperf -d C:\slow.etl

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.

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

Hello Steve J W

Welcome to TSF

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

Can you please Look over the First Steps At Removing Malware



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

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

Showkat Bashir

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

Hello showkat

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

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

Please also check this link below.. I post the capture of my screen on the web..

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

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\KeyboardSurrogate.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
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A:Blank screens on most of the programs (including Windows' Search files, Control Panel

Hello khunnu_aom,

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

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

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

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


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


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

# Reboot back to Normal Mode

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

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

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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

A: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- and follow the prompts to install the program.
At the end, be sure a checkma... Read more

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

A:control panel programs

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

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Any help would be Greatly appreciated... Thanks!

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

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

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

Any suggestions?

Here's my hi-jack log.
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
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Recently my computer have had the following problem, everytime I start a program, before it appears on screen, a small windows of cmd.exe comes up for a short time (1/4 seconds,approximately), and even after the cmd windows showed up some program don't start at all, as I experienced , all of them are windows component, for instance, I cannot access 80% of the control panel programs like keyboard or system,....
Can anybody help me ,plz
Probably, it concerts about windows service cause I've run a tune up program that might have disabled some "unneccessary services" !

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

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


A:programs on control panel

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

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

A:Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel

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


A:have duplicate programs in control panel


Originally Posted by pqh1960

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


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

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

By the way, which ones are showing up duplicated?

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

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

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

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

A:Control Panel Add/Remove Programs

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

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

A:removing programs from control panel


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

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Hi, I am having some problems with my laptop. It is running Windows Vista 32-bit. I noticed today that the programs under the control panel will not run and Windows One Live Care will not run. Also tried downloading and installing Nortan and Kaspersky virsun scan programs. Neither will install.Computer comes up with black screen only in normal boot mode. Can boot in safe mode with networking.here is the DDS txt file is pasted below. Attached are also the attach file and the ark file. I sure hope someone can provide assistance for the next step.Thank you.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK Run by Jan at 15:25:42.76 on Sun 07/11/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.6000.17037Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6000.0.1252.1.1033.18.2038.1378 [GMT -6:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MsMpEng.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalS... Read more

A:Problem with control panel programs

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

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

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

A:Control Panel - Add New Programs - Affected

Hi and welcome.

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

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

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


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

A:Control Panel to Add or Remove Programs

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

Therefore I am unable to uninstall them.

Any idea to solve this issue?

Thanks in advance.

A:Installed programs do not appear in Control Panel

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

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

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

A:Program does not appear in control panel > programs

Quote: Originally Posted by tonyvella

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

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

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

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

PC Toshiba Satellite laptop running XP

thank you in advance for any help

A:Control Panel Programs do not open

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

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

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

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