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Add/Remove Programs information not current

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tevbev, Jan 26, 2006.

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  1. tevbev

    tevbev Thread Starter

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    I want to uninstall some programs, one at a time, to try to determine what is causing a problem. I know the date when the problem started showing up, so want to start at that point.

    When I check ADD/REMOVE programs list sorted in the "DATE LAST USED" order, I notice that none of the programs I have accessed and/or modified recently are up to date. For instance - Spybot gets used at least weekly, but the list shows that the last used date is 3/25/05, and AdAware shows a last used date of 9/24/04. It also, gets at least weekly use. Firefox was updated in December, 05 and I frequently access it, but the list shows it hasn't been used since 12/23/05.

    I have noticed this in the past, but I rarely ever use this sort option, so it didn't pop out like it does this time.

    Can anyone explain what is going on?

    Thanks, TEVBEV
     
  2. flynstone

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    No I can't but if it is any consolation mine is the same. Two examples in use every day Mailwasher according to Add/Remove last used 29/11/2003 and AVG - 11/02/2005.

    No doubt someone will enlighten us!!
     
  3. tevbev

    tevbev Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the reply flyntstone. I also use AVG daily, and 'Add/Remove' shows the last use as 11/26/05. It is comforting to know that I am not alone in this dilemma. Surely someone has a fix, or at least, an explanation!

    Thanks again.

    TEVBEV
     
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