Microsoft Visual C++, 2 of which are listed, one of 2005 and one of 2008 and I have never used it nor do I know what it is or need it.
Microsoft NET Framework programs are listed, have no idea what it is, never use it and if I don't need it would like to uninstall but I am unsure I should as it could be important and actually run in the background while I'm using the pc for other tasks.
ATI Catalyst Install Manager
Synaptics Pointing Device Driver-I use only the touchpad for my mouse or a USB wired mouse for my pointer on the laptop I'm referencing as my "pc".
The above programs are only from briefly looking over a list of programs that appear when I open the uninstall program from the control panel that I have never purposely installed or downloaded or where there when I got the pc (I'm assuming that). All of
the above programs are listed in the Uninstall box, but I don't know that just because they are listed means they are safe to delete and uninstall. I simply don't know if these are part of needed programs for the OS or not. I can't be sure since I don't know
the programs and I've never sought to use them on purpose to operate them so I have no idea what it is they do, though for this purpose, I really just need to know-Can I indeed uninstall them to clear up space on my computer without causing damage to the pc
I also wonder why only some programs show up as opposed to all programs when in the Uninstall box? Granted, that may be the answer in that what appears on the list can be uninstalled…? I'm not sure, so I ask for any assistance and help in this whole thing. I see lists of my programs on both Program Files and Program Files X86. It seems like it’s a complete duplicate of all the files I have on my computer, and I have no idea why it’s there, unless the makers or Microsoft meant this to be. I really appreciate your time and any advice or ideas you may be able to offer!