Windows 8: Uninstall Unwanted Programs

This section provides a tutorial example on how to review all programs that have installed on a Windows 8 system and uninstall any unwanted programs.

Now you can start to review all programs that have been installed on the Windows 8 system and uninstall any unwanted programs.

1. Go to "Control Panel\Programs\Programs" and Features.

2. Click the "Installed On" column to list most recently installed or updated programs first. If you see any program name that you are not familiar with, then it is a possible spyware, adware or some tool that you never need it. Search Internet to confirm that program is not related Windows system or any hardware functions. If confirmed, you should consider to uninstall that program.

For example, on my Windows 8 system, I saw "Amazon Browser App" installed on 11/27/2012. But I don't remember that I have installed "Amazon Browser App" myself. Searching Internet shows that "Amazon Browser App" is browser add-on to help you search and comparison shop while surfing the Web. I don't think I need this tool. So I will uninstall it.

3. Double click on "Amazon Browser App". You will see the uninstallation confirmation popup box:

Are you sure you want to uninstall Amazon Browser App?
[Yes] [No]

4. Click "Yes" and follow other instructions to uninstall "Ask Toolbar".

5. Continue to review all installed programs.

The picture below shows you the list of installed programs on a Windows 8 system:

Windows 8 Uninstall Programs
Windows 8 Uninstall Programs

Table of Contents

 About This Windows Security Book

Windows 8: System Security Review

 Windows 8: System Version Information

 Windows 8: Create Restore Point

Windows 8: Uninstall Unwanted Programs

 Windows 8: Disable System Services

 Windows 8: Remove Startup Programs

 Windows 8: Review Running Processes

 Windows 8: Event Log Viewer

 Windows 8: Disk Folders and Files

 Windows 8: Review Personal Downloads Folders

 Windows 8: System Security Protection

 Windows 8 System Recovery

 Windows 8 Defender for Real-Time Protection

 Windows 7: System Security Review

 Windows 7: System Security Protection

 Windows 7 System Recovery

 Windows 7 Forefront Client Security

 Norton Power Eraser - Anti-Virus Scan Tool

 McAfee Virus and Malware Protection Tools

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Keeping Firefox Secure

 Keeping IE (Internet Explorer) Secure

 Malware (Adware, Spyware, Trojan, Worm, and Virus)

 HijackThis - Browser Hijacker Diagnosis Tool

 IE Add-on Program Listing and Removal

 "Conduit Search" - Malware Detection and Removal

 "Tube Dimmer", "Scorpion Saver" or "Adpeak" Malware

 Malware Manual Removal Experience

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 PWS (Password Stealer) Trojan Infection Removal

 MS08-001 Vulnerability on Windows Systems

 Antivirus System PRO


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