SOLVED: Uninstalled apps appear in search

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Help and Support' started by Grievous, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. Grievous

    Grievous Member

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    This is a minor issue but it is bugging me. I have uninstalled "HP Coolsense" from my PC and can't find a reference to it anywhere. But it still shows up in my windows search (the one that shows up from the right) . . with an icon and everything (unfortunately I can't snip that but I could the error that comes up, which is attached).

    Is there a way to refresh this? I can't right-click on the entry either--it doesn't do anything.

    It isn't:
    • in the list of installed programs
    • in the registry (I searched for "coolsense" FWIW).
    • In the "all program" section of the metro menu
    I was thinking this was a Windows Search/Indexing issue--I normally leave that off, but I turned it off and it rebuilt my index and it's still there.

    Any suggestions? Appreciate it.
     

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  2. davidhk129

    davidhk129 Senior Member

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    No answer from me, except......
    Since it is a HP product, have you tried HP Support forums ?
     
  3. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    It is likely to be files/folders/registry entries which need cleaning up after uninstall. Try downloading a free copy of ccleaner from here:

    http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download

    and run it to:

    1. Remove any junk files - use the cleaner function
    2. clean your registry - use the registry function and scan for issues.
     
  4. Grievous

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    Hey guys I tried ccleaner. Rebuilding my search index. Reinstalling the app then uninstalling it with Revo uninstaller. Deleting latent files in Program Files (and x86) a and AppData.

    Know what fixed it? Deleting Search History. Who knew when searching for an App in the search bar it would be a part of search history . . and when you uninstalled it you'd have to clear it? It looked like any other app I search for.

    Thanks for the suggestions.
     

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