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Programs missing from Uninstall List


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Am sick of this. Everytime I go to remove a program in Uninstall its not loisted and yet I know its on my PC.

 

Is there a way to show all programs installed in Uninstall.....?


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The list in FRST's Addition.txt file is pretty complete:

  • Get FRST from http://www.bleepingc...very-scan-tool/You need to download the appropriate tool for your PC.  If you don't know if you have a 32 or 64 bit system get them both.  Only one will work and that's the right one.
  • Right click to run as administrator (XP users click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File). When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Check the Addition.txt box
  • Press Scan button.
  • It will produce a log called FRST.txt in the same directory the tool is run from.  
  • Please copy and paste log back here.
  • It will generate another log (Addition.txt - also located in the same directory as FRST.exe/FRST64.exe). Please also paste that along with the FRST.txt into your reply.

 

Any program which does not show up in FRST's list is probably malware and we will be glad to help you remove it.

Note that with Win 10 there are now two different types of installed programs:  The traditional ones and the Apps.  The removal procedure for Apps is different and varies.  Some of them you can just right click on and Remove.  Others take a Powershell command:

https://www.laptopma...10-builtin-apps


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What is the log post for.......how will this make my Uninstall file show all programs and features/apps? I think the term is "bloatware" that I want removed.....


Edited by ding dong, 12 February 2020 - 10:05 PM.

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If you had FRST do a SCAN you will see what programs are installed as well as what Apps you have.  You don't have to post the logs if you don't want to but if you need help interpreting them then I need to see them.


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But isnt there an action I can do that will enable all programs to show up in Uninstall? Is this the only way to see all programs?


Edited by ding dong, 13 February 2020 - 12:02 PM.

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FRST has an option to unhide hidden installs and is the easiest way to see everything. 

 

I expect that most of the install programs live in the registry somewhere

 

See the discussion here:

https://stackoverflo...ms-via-registry


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Wow.....complicated.....


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