How To Clear Unwanted Items From Add or Remove Programs

We uninstall programs or applications installed in the computer by using Add or Remove Programs option in the Control Panel. Most of the time when you uninstall a program it gets completely uninstalled deleting all the contents of the particular software in the system.

Sometimes when you uninstall a program or software it still gets displayed in the add or remove programs. Sometimes you don’t want some unwanted items to show up in the Add or remove programs. This can be achieved with a small registry hack. To do this..

Run the Registry Editor ( Type REGEDIT in RUN and Hit Enter ).

Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Uninstall

Remove any unwanted subkeys under "Uninstall" by deleting them.

This will remove the unwanted applications from the Add or Remove programs of Control Panel. be careful while doing this as playing with you registry can be injurious to your operating system. 😀

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