Removing a program from "Programs and Features" without program files.

I guess in some event, the program files for a program were deleted. I now see the program listed in the "Programs and Features" window, and I really want to get rid of it, but every time I click it, I get a message that says:

"An installation support file could not be installed.
The system cannot find the file specified."

I know there are programs and whatnot for getting rid of this, but I'm not sure what they are or what to do in general. Any help?

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If you do not already have it, browse for, download and install CCleaner.

Now run the program.

On the left of the Window, seelct "Tools" - Scroll down to the program(S) you want to be rid of, Click it and, over on the right, delete.

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