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Windows 7: Programs Missing From Control Panel Programs List

24 Mar 2014   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Did you run the programs that JohnSmith posted.


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25 Mar 2014   #12
engineco16

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

OK I've ran everything as said to above. Here are the txt files from the scans. I'm not seeing anymore weird popups so far. But the original problem with programs missing in CP still exists.

RKreport[0]_S_03252014_081942.zip


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25 Mar 2014   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I am not sure I understand what you mean by 'Control Panel'. Below is a picture of the control panel. Can you post a snip where the programs are missing.


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25 Mar 2014   #14
engineco16

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

As you can see in the screen capture not all my programs are listed in the programs or features.

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25 Mar 2014   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That is indeed very strange. Are the program still present in the x86 program files or are those just empty folders - e.g. Nero.

One other thing you can check is install the Revo uninstaller (an excellent uninstaller) - download the free version in the left column. See whether Revo shows those programs.
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25 Mar 2014   #16
engineco16

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

All my programs are still installed and work fine. Revo shows even less programs LOL
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25 Mar 2014   #17
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

This is the 'browser add-on' that Malwarebytes' blocked (contentexplorer.exe):
Remove Content Explorer from your computer


The IP 54.200.40.74 is from Amazon 54.200.40.74/ec2-54-200-40-74.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com IP Address Whois | DomainTools.com


From the RK report:
Bad processes : 1
[SUSP PATH] ContentExplorer.exe -- C:\Users\Dave\AppData\Roaming\ContentExplorer\ContentExplorer.exe [7] -> KILLED [TermProc]


I'd like you to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan
  1. Hold down Control and click on the following link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
    ESET OnlineScan
  2. Click the button.
  3. For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
    1. Click on to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
    2. Double click on the icon on your desktop.
  4. Check
  5. Click the button.
  6. Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  7. Check
  8. Push the Start button.
  9. ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
  10. When the scan completes, push
  11. Push , and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
  12. Push the button.
  13. Push
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25 Mar 2014   #18
engineco16

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

All the malware problems have been solved, not it's just the Control Panel problem listed above.
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25 Mar 2014   #19
akjudge

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by engineco16 View Post
Revo shows even less programs LOL
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Not really surprising since Revo Uninstaller will not show 64 bit programs...
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25 Mar 2014   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by akjudge View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by engineco16 View Post
Revo shows even less programs LOL
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Not really surprising since Revo Uninstaller will not show 64 bit programs...
This is correct. But for the rest I am baffled - especially since all the programs work. Something must be corrupted. Question is what.
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