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Win 8 add or remove programs wont uninstall

Last response: in Windows 8
June 11, 2013 12:14:28 AM

When I try to uninstall a program I get this error message.

An error occurred while trying to uninstall Farcry 2. It may have already have been uninstalled. Would you like to remove farcry 2 from the program and features list.

I've had this message quite a few times trying to uninstall different programs yet sometimes it does work. I am able on some cases to just go and find a programs uninstall .exe but some programs dont have one like farcry 2 for some strange reason. Any help would be very much appreciated

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December 21, 2013 2:03:41 AM

Did you get to the root of this issue? It's been plaguing two of my systems since upgrading to 8.1.
June 9, 2015 11:40:10 AM

bigirishman said:
SR-71 Blackbird said:

REVO FREE uninstaller is the Best.

Good advice bro. I already downloaded revo before reading your reply. It works brilliantly. However I do want to get to the bottom of my windows 8 uninstaller issues

I have a theory. Do you have MalwareBytes installed (or some other kind of anti malware software)? I think what happens sometimes is that a dodgy piece of malware gets installed (i.e. the program that you're trying to uninstall) and MalwareBytes removes it but doesn't uninstall it properly. So when you try to uninstall it, it can't because the malware has already been removed by MalwareBytes, leaving you with a program on your "Programs and Features" list that can't be removed. I may be way off base here but I did say it was just a theory.