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Old 10-04-18, 08:39
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Default How to quickly identify the status of installed software

If you need to establish the current status of your software you can look in the item, although this is not always quick or easy. A better option is to go to the Control Panel / Programs / Uninstall a Program. From the list of all your software look at the software, you are interested in. You can then view the date installed and the current version number. Useful if you wish to establish if an 'automatic update' has in fact been installed.

To find the Control Panel try: Windows key and the X key. This opens a menu in the lower-right corner of the screen, with Control Panel listed among its options.
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Or you could just go Start - type appwiz.cpl and press enter.
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Default Re: How to quickly identify the status of installed software

I offered the shortcut to cover all versions of Windows. In Windows 10 simply right click on the Windows icon on the toolbar to see the same options offered using the shortcut.
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That Control Panel cmd works in both Win 7 and 10 and may do in Win 8/8.1
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Default Re: How to quickly identify the status of installed software

Win key + X gives you the Mobility Centre in Windows 7! If you have CryptoPrevent installed and type appwiz.cpl in the Search box and press 'Enter', you get a ittle CryptoPrevent window announcing
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One method you can use to get 'Programs and Features' to open is to open a Command Prompt window, type in control appwiz.cpl and press 'Enter'. You'll get a little window showing 3 options:

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If you just enlarge or maximise the window, you'll get 'Programs and Features'.
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That was the reason I no longer have CryptoPrevent installed - I say what I want to open - not CP.

However, with Norton installed you are supposed to have protection from that sort of infection - so do you really need CP ?
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That was the reason I no longer have CryptoPrevent installed - I say what I want to open - not CP.
It doesnít really bother me ~ there are usually at least 3 ways to do the same thing in Windows and in this case, I can do at least 2 of them!
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However, with Norton installed you are supposed to have protection from that sort of infection - so do you really need CP ?
Maybe not I donít know for sure, although I had CryptoPrevent well before Norton gave the protection it does now. Iíll keep CryptoPrevent for the time being anyway.
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A bit odd. When I try using appwiz.cpl on the laptops, it works fine despite having CryptoPrevent installed on them too! I wonder what's different on the desktop? As far as I can see, the settings are all the same.
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I only have laptops.
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I got it wrong! It was one of the laptops which was getting the message I mentioned in post #5, not the desktop! Iím definitely

That laptop was the one which had a complete re-install last year, so probably something has been a bit different since then. I wonít lose any sleep over it!
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