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Windows 7: Windows 7 Install Log?

27 Sep 2011   #1

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Windows 7 Install Log?

Hi guys, I hope someone can help me, I have a fairly unusual question...

I am having security issues with my laptop and I uninstalled a program called Winpcap yesterday. Apparently, it's a program used to monitor and record internet data. However, I didn't check the date on which it was installed before I uninstalled it in Add/Remove Programs, and I now need to find out when Winpcap was installed on my laptop. I was wondering if there is any log or record of when programs are installed/uninstalled in Windows 7?

I'd appreciate any advise at all.


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27 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Theres no general install/uninstall log but install/uninstall events of apps that use MSInstaller can be located in the event log. Click start button, type eventvwr.msc, hit Enter, this'll open up the event viewer. In the left pane, expand Windows Logs, then highlight Application. Then, in the right pane, click "Filter current log", in the popup box for the Eventsources drop down list, select MSInstaller. The eventvwr will now show only MSInstaller related actions in the main window, look for winpcap related entries.
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27 Sep 2011   #3

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Oh, and I disabled Windows Restore when I got my laptop. So that's not an option unfortunately...
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27 Sep 2011   #4

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Theres no general install/uninstall log but install/uninstall events of apps that use MSInstaller can be located in the event log. Click start button, type eventvwr.msc, hit Enter, this'll open up the event viewer. In the left pane, expand Windows Logs, then highlight Application. Then, in the right pane, click "Filter current log", in the popup box for the Eventsources drop down list, select MSInstaller. The eventvwr will now show only MSInstaller related actions in the main window, look for winpcap related entries.

Thank you so much for the help.

I'm sorry for sounding naive, but would Winpcap have used MSInstaller during installations? Do all installations use it?
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27 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

No, not all installs use it. I don't know about winpcap. You can google a bit.
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