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UNINSTALL APPLICATION feature explained

The new UNINSTALL APPLICATION feature that the Heimdal Security dashboard offers is an efficient way of getting applications removed from all machines that are part of the GP.

This tool removes most of the applications that Heimdal Security is monitoring and also uninstalls other software that are present on the computer and are outside Heimdal Security’s Patching environment.

Important note

For this feature to successfully uninstall an application, there are some requirements. The software in question must have a Key entry in the registry or an uninstall string that has the value data MsiExec.exe.

Example:

7-Zip x64

The registry key is located HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ “The key”

 

7-Zip x32

The registry key is located HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ “The key”

 

 

Software that does NOT have a Key entry or UninstallString MsiExex.exe are not eligible for this feature. 

Example: CCleaner 

NOTE! The only .EXE software that can be uninstalled using this feature, are those that have the key QuietUninstallString (instead of UninstallString) in registry directory.

An example of software that has a QuietUninstallString is GIMP:

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An example of the software that can be uninstalled:

1. .NET Framework (on Windows 7)
2. 7-Zip
3. Acronis Disk Director
4. Adobe AIR
5. Adobe Flash Player 23 NPAPI
6. Adobe Flash Player 23 PPAPI
7. Adobe Illustrator
8. Adobe Photoshop
9. Adobe Reader XI
10. Adobe Refresh Manager
11. Adobe Shockwave Player 12.2
12. Advanced Installer
13. Apple Application Support
14. Apple Mobile Device Support
15. Apple Software Update
16. Azure Storage Explorer 6
17. Bonjour
18. Classic Shell
19. Exe to msi Converter Pro
20. Foxit Reader
21. Google Chrome
22. Google Drive
23. Heimdal
24. Java 8
25. Jitsi
26. Kaspersky Anti-Virus
27. Kaspersky Secure Connection
28. LibreOffice
29. Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013
30. Microsoft Silverlight
31. Orca
32. Safari
33. Skype
34. Skype Click to Call
35. Snagit 12

 

For any issues that might occur please contact us at corpsupport@heimdalsecurity.com 

 

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