Hide Installed Programs in Control Panel on Windows 7

Q

Why some installed programs are not display in Control Panel on my Window 7 system?

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A

There are several reasons why some installed program are not displayed on "Uninstall a program" list in Contrl Panel:

1. Flagged as "SystemComponent" - If the program is installed with the regitry key "SystemComponent" set to "1", Windows will consider it as hidden system component and not listed in the "Uninstall a program" list in Contrl Panel.

2. Missing "DisplayName" - If the program is installed with the no regitry key for "DisplayName", Windows will not listed in the "Uninstall a program" list in Contrl Panel. You can try by changing "DisplayName" to "QuietDisplayName" on an installed program to try it out.

So if you are search for suspicious programs on you computer, don't just look at the "Uninstall a program" list in Contrl Panel. You have to look at "Unstalled" registry entries.

 

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