How to remove programs from the Add/Remove list shown in the Control Panel

Some technical support scammers are looking for particular installed programs. For example they look for ‘Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions´.
In this way they can determine if they are connected to a VM. So removing that from the uninstall list showed by Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs is not a bad idea.
It´s easy …

  • hold <Windowskey> + <R>
  • type regedit and hit <ENTER>
  • locate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
  • in the left pane right click on the key and choose delete
  • How to remove programs from the Add/Remove list shown in  the Control Panel