Hidden Installed Programs in Control Panel on Windows 8

Q

Why some installed programs are not display in Control Panel on my Windows 8 system?

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A

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

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

2. Missing "DisplayName" - If the program is installed with the no registry key for "DisplayName", Windows will not listed in the "Uninstall a program" list in Control 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 your computer, don't just look at the "Uninstall a program" list in Control Panel. You have to look at "Uninstall" registry entries.

 

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