Programs missing from Programs and Features RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I wonder if someone can help me.

    A few weeks back i accidentally downloaded a program that wasn't from a reliable source, which in turn downloaded a bunch of junk on my computer. It was stupid of me, i'm usually really careful!

    I managed to get in and remove most of them, but then all of a sudden all but a few of my programs completely disappeared from Programs and features. Flash Player, Google Chrome, Firefox and a few other programs were the only ones hat remained. The major programs that were missing from the list are still working fine from what i can see, but i didn't get the chance to remove a few items of adware and they are still active on my computer and being as irritating as an STI (i'd imagine...)

    On searching online how to remove these parasites, most of the sites suggest uninstalling from Programs and Features, which i can't do because they aren't on the list! All other suggestions have not worked!

    I have tried going into safe mode (with and without networking) and setting up another user profile with admin but the list stays the same. 

    I can't remember the last time i backed up (Months ago i presume)

    Any suggestions?

    Sunday, May 18, 2014 9:19 PM

All replies

  • Refer this link. this may help you to resolve the issue..


    Mark as Answer if it's worked. Thanks. Balamurugan_Subramaniyan

    • Marked as answer by Karen Hu Wednesday, June 4, 2014 2:18 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by Karen Hu Wednesday, June 4, 2014 2:18 AM
    Sunday, May 18, 2014 11:31 PM
  • to check if there is abnormal behavior please check event viewer, but I suggest try system restore first, back to condition when this PC working fine

    Monday, May 19, 2014 4:20 AM
  • Hi,

    I have seen that link before and nothing worked. I did the scan thing but it comes back with:

    "You must be an administrator running a console session in order to use the sfc utility"

    I am running as an administrator.

    Monday, May 19, 2014 10:28 AM
  • If i do a system restore, will i lose anything on my hard drive?

    I have a lot of sentimental documents on my computer i don't want to lose!

    Monday, May 19, 2014 10:29 AM
  • right click command prompt in Start --> All Programs --> Accessories and choose run as administrator. then sfc should run without complains
    Monday, May 19, 2014 10:33 AM
  • Thank you.

    Scan has been completed: "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations"

    Monday, May 19, 2014 12:05 PM
  • You should consider opening a thread here


    after first reading this


    If/when you receive a clean bill of health and are still having problems, repost here.
    Monday, May 19, 2014 1:59 PM