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Add/Remove Programs does not show Change Remove buttons

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Anonymous
August 20, 2005 8:45:03 PM

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The majority of the applications listed in the Add/Remove Programs menu
of the Control Panel no longer have the Change and/or Remove buttons
visible. Is there any way I can restore these without having to do
something evil like a restore?
Anonymous
August 20, 2005 10:10:46 PM

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<printdude1968@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> The majority of the applications listed in the Add/Remove Programs menu
> of the Control Panel no longer have the Change and/or Remove buttons
> visible. Is there any way I can restore these without having to do
> something evil like a restore?
>


Manually edit the Registry,

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Uninstall

Delete "NoRemovePage" or change the value to 0 instead of 1.

Also check this key as well,
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Uninstall

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William
Anonymous
August 20, 2005 10:40:17 PM

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Neither of those registry keys were present.
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Anonymous
August 20, 2005 11:17:56 PM

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<printdude1968@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Neither of those registry keys were present.
>


This may help you then,

Some applications in Add/Remove Programs list are missing Change and Remove
buttons ?
http://www.winxptutor.com/arpbuttons.htm

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William
Anonymous
August 20, 2005 11:39:25 PM

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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
\SOFTWARE
\Microsoft
\Windows
\CurrentVersion
\Uninstall
\<Program Name>


There are no branches under the Uninstall in my Reg Edit
Anonymous
August 20, 2005 11:50:46 PM

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<printdude1968@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
> \SOFTWARE
> \Microsoft
> \Windows
> \CurrentVersion
> \Uninstall
> \<Program Name>
>
>
> There are no branches under the Uninstall in my Reg Edit
>

Are there any programs listed in the Add/Remove applet?

Try a System Restore. This will restore your computer to an earlier point,
for example, a couple days ago or a week.

Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore.

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William
Anonymous
August 21, 2005 5:35:30 AM

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Thanks. I did a system restore and it brought the Change Remove
buttons back. Any ideas what might have caused this? I have Norton
Internet Security installed, Virus Protection and Firewall plus I use
MS Anti-Spyware so if this was caused by spyware or a virus, I would
love to know how it got past my safeguards.
Anonymous
August 21, 2005 6:17:01 AM

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<printdude1968@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Thanks. I did a system restore and it brought the Change Remove
> buttons back. Any ideas what might have caused this? I have Norton
> Internet Security installed, Virus Protection and Firewall plus I use
> MS Anti-Spyware so if this was caused by spyware or a virus, I would
> love to know how it got past my safeguards.
>


You're welcome and I am not sure how it was caused. It could have been
malware.

Are you running these two programs as well?

Adaware SE (free)
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download

Spybot - search and destroy (free)
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html

Try this web scan for malware and spyware.

Trend Micro - Housecall (free)
http://housecall.trendmicro.com

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William
Anonymous
August 21, 2005 5:00:04 PM

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Ad-Aware picked up a bunch of stuff. And with Spybot (just installed) I've
got 17 more so far. What is with people and their stupid spy/mal ware...

"WTC" <bcrawfordjr(remove)@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> <printdude1968@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1124613330.758494.179210@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>> Thanks. I did a system restore and it brought the Change Remove
>> buttons back. Any ideas what might have caused this? I have Norton
>> Internet Security installed, Virus Protection and Firewall plus I use
>> MS Anti-Spyware so if this was caused by spyware or a virus, I would
>> love to know how it got past my safeguards.
>>
>
>
> You're welcome and I am not sure how it was caused. It could have been
> malware.
>
> Are you running these two programs as well?
>
> Adaware SE (free)
> http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download
>
> Spybot - search and destroy (free)
> http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html
>
> Try this web scan for malware and spyware.
>
> Trend Micro - Housecall (free)
> http://housecall.trendmicro.com
>
> --
> William
>
>
>
Anonymous
August 21, 2005 10:17:54 PM

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"The Print Guy" <printdude1968@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> "WTC" <bcrawfordjr(remove)@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%23pRNVEjpFHA.1048@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> <printdude1968@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:1124613330.758494.179210@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>>> Thanks. I did a system restore and it brought the Change Remove
>>> buttons back. Any ideas what might have caused this? I have Norton
>>> Internet Security installed, Virus Protection and Firewall plus I use
>>> MS Anti-Spyware so if this was caused by spyware or a virus, I would
>>> love to know how it got past my safeguards.
>>>
>>
>>
>> You're welcome and I am not sure how it was caused. It could have been
>> malware.
>>
>> Are you running these two programs as well?
>>
>> Adaware SE (free)
>> http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download
>>
>> Spybot - search and destroy (free)
>> http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html
>>
>> Try this web scan for malware and spyware.
>>
>> Trend Micro - Housecall (free)
>> http://housecall.trendmicro.com
>>
> Ad-Aware picked up a bunch of stuff. And with Spybot (just installed)
> I've got 17 more so far. What is with people and their stupid spy/mal
> ware...


One reason is Windows is a widely used OS therefore people that write these
programs have a larger group of computers to infect. If Windows wasn't a
popular OS then I believe you wouldn't have this type of problems occurring
in a Windows based system on a large scale.

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William
Anonymous
August 22, 2005 10:40:15 PM

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Which is why I am a Unix guy.
!