Solved Windows 7 Programs and Features in Control Panel not opening

February 17, 2015 at 19:47:04
Specs: Windows 7
I have Windows 7 & yesterday I started having trouble opening programs. What I've done so far:

>I used free avast antivirus, registry mechanic .

>Yesterday suddenly my programs and features doesn't open & i can uninstall some software..

Plz help me..... i having trouble.


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#1
February 17, 2015 at 21:06:38
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It is best not to use anything that promises to fix registry.
Perform a System Restore to a time before you installed or ran it and if your problems began before that, pick a time for the restore to before your troubles began.
After the system restore completes, run Malwarebytes to be sure that some of your troubles were not caused by malware. If anything is found, remove it, clean out the Quarantine and copy/paste the report/log here to be reviewed. Let us know also if the programs problem is apparently solved as well.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
February 18, 2015 at 05:09:36
"I used free avast antivirus, registry mechanic"

I'm not a fan of either program but I see Avast recommended all the time. I suggest getting rid of Registry Mechanic ASAP & replacing it with CCleaner-Slim. Run the Cleaner & registry scanner - remove everything they find. Also look over your startup list (Tools > Startup) & disable everything that isn't absolutely necessary. Reboot, then run a full virus/malware scan.

https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/b...


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#3
February 18, 2015 at 07:47:48
I appreciate that your issues were there before using Registry Mechanic but over the years I have seen many issues on here that have come along immediately after it was used. There's no reason to use any programs of that type. At the best they are placebos and at the worst they wreck more than they fix.. They mainly remove invalid entries which are ignored anyway. They can never properly take into account the software mix on a computer.

Although the CCleaner registry cleaner is probably one of the safest (because it does less than the rest), I have known it stop things working properly once or twice over the years - this was proven!

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#4
February 18, 2015 at 14:11:17
If it only happened yesterday then try System Restore (just type it in search). Choose a date before it happened and most likely you will be OK but only if it is a software issue. It will keep all your own stuff and is quick to try.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#5
February 24, 2015 at 20:07:35
Thanks to all...
My problem solved.

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