Hiding a program in Vista?

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idontknowtech

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Is there a way to hide a program completely in Vista? (So that it also doesn't show up on the add/remove programs list too)?
 
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Why would you want to do that?

I'm not sure if this will work but, you could download HijackThis and click Open the Misc Tools Section, click on Open Uninstall Manager, select the program you would like to "hide," and click Delete This Entry.
 

idontknowtech

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ferrija1 said:
Why would you want to do that?

I'm not sure if this will work but, you could download HijackThis and click Open the Misc Tools Section, click on Open Uninstall Manager, select the program you would like to "hide," and click Delete This Entry.
Thanks for the link. I would rather if someone knew a defintive way to do it though...
 

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What does completely consist of?

ferrija1's method w0uld work if what you wanted was to remove the entry from add/remove
 

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I also dont want it showing up in the start -> programs menu.

I don't see how hijack this has to do with what i'm looking for:

"HijackThis scans areas of your registry and hard drive and returns a log of items which it detects. As this tool is recommended for advanced users only, we recommend you run a scan and then post your log file on a support forum, where someone will be able to suggest which entries to remove."

I just want a simple program that maybe hides itself, and hides a program on my computer of my choosing. that's it.
 

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HJT comes with a misc. tools section. in the Uninstall Manager if you want to you can remove an add/remove entry which is actually a key in the REGISTRY.

I don't think there is any program to do what you asked for, you will have to do it yourself.

just delete the entry with HJT, delete the shortcuts, and your done. :)
 
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