Can't uninstall programs in Control Panel

I am in the control panel trying to uninstall programs. There are several programs that I can't uninstall. When highlighted these programs don't give me the uninstall button or the change or repair buttons. They show the name of the program and the size of the program. They are taking up space on my hard drive and I don't use them. Even when I go to delete the icon, it brings up a window that says by removing the icon it doesn't uninstall program. How come I can't uninstall these programs?

 

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I am in the control panel trying to uninstall programs. There are several programs that I can't uninstall. When highlighted these programs don't give me the uninstall button or the change or repair buttons. They show the name of the program and the size of the program. They are taking up space on my hard drive and I don't use them. Even when I go to delete the icon, it brings up a window that says by removing the icon it doesn't uninstall program. How come I can't uninstall these programs?


hey scrysler

you do not say what the programs are

try this free program to uninstall them

http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html

 

and as you do not say the names of them scan for malware with the free version of malwarebytes anti-malware at the below link

http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

 


Walter, The Time Zone Traveller

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I am in the control panel trying to uninstall programs. There are several programs that I can't uninstall. When highlighted these programs don't give me the uninstall button or the change or repair buttons. They show the name of the program and the size of the program. They are taking up space on my hard drive and I don't use them. Even when I go to delete the icon, it brings up a window that says by removing the icon it doesn't uninstall program. How come I can't uninstall these programs?


The followings are a few FREE uninstaller programs........

IObit Uninstaller 1.1
http://download.cnet.com/IObit-Uninstaller/3000-2096_4-75161625.html?tag=mncol

Advanced Uninstaller Free 10.1.1
http://download.cnet.com/Advanced-Uninstaller-Free/3000-2096_4-75157230.html?tag=mncol

Revo Uninstaller 1.91
http://download.cnet.com/Revo-Uninstaller/3000-2096_4-10687648.html?tag=mncol

P.S. I had used Revo a couple of times. It worked for me.
I have not used the other 2 on the list.
Each of them has a brief Publisher Description column to tell you something about the uninstaller.


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