A mysterious app with no name

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  1. Posts : 1,345
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #11

    You've done a fine explanation
    I was using the date of 01/02/2021 as a reference
    SiSoftware Sandra Lite 2020 dated 01/02/2021 with the unknown app with no name dated also dated 01/02/2021

    Find the SiSoftware Sandra Lite 2020 folder.
    Look at its contents: it might have that unknown .exe app in there
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  2. Posts : 2,141
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... forever anal)
       #12

    Uninstall SiSoftware Sandra. It might have served a purpose for testing and diagnostics by "an IT guy" but pointless for your usage. Then see if the "unknown" entry disappears.

    If not, then go ahead and try uninstalling it. Windows will warn you if it's one of its components (because most 3rd party uninstalling software still use the Windows uninstaller to remove the program. The benefit in 3rd party uninstallers is that they can remove leftovers - files, folders and registry entries - better than Windows can).

    And if it belongs to something else, then all that will happen is the program won't open and you'll have to re-install it.

    If your wary about doing anything, create an image with Macrium Reflect (and a Macrium boot USB) so that you can restore your system if something goes amiss (which I doubt).
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  3. Posts : 1,345
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #13

    idgat said:
    Uninstall SiSoftware Sandra. It might have served a purpose for testing and diagnostics by "an IT guy" but pointless for your usage. Then see if the "unknown" entry disappears.

    If not, then go ahead and try uninstalling it. Windows will warn you if it's one of its components (because most 3rd party uninstalling software still use the Windows uninstaller to remove the program. The benefit in 3rd party uninstallers is that they can remove leftovers - files, folders and registry entries - better than Windows can).

    And if it belongs to something else, then all that will happen is the program won't open and you'll have to re-install it.

    If your wary about doing anything, create an image with Macrium Reflect (and a Macrium boot USB) so that you can restore your system if something goes amiss (which I doubt).
    Agree 100%
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  4. Posts : 1,807
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1348
       #14

    A good conservative approach, before removal make an image with Macrium reflect or similar (as already mentioned) and create a restore point.

    I know many users say restore points are a waste of disk space but I don't agree. Back in the day of Windows 3.1, Win95, Win98, maybe up to XP, the use of restore points was rarely successful.

    I've had a very high success rate with using restore points on Windows 10, enough so, that the effort and resources required, make it a 'no-brainer for me. YMMV

    Also, consider using Revo Uninstaller from Windows Safe Mode and using the Advanced Scan mode.


    A mysterious app with no name-1017-3-revo-first-scan.jpg


    Check post #13 here for a few tips on using Revo Uninstaller.
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  5. Posts : 247
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 bits
    Thread Starter
       #15

    Fellows, I decided to uninstall that app and that's what I got:

    A mysterious app with no name-intel_bios.png

    Now I found what the app is and maybe the explanation for this too: EbuDllTmpDir folder with a BiosUpdate.bio file - Windows 10 Forums.

    Can I uninstall Intel Express BIOS Update without worry? TIA.

    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 19042.870
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 14,019
    Win10 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home, Win7, Linux Mint
       #16

    Since you show an Intel-based computer in My Computer I'd leave it alone, uninstalling may just bring it back as an update.
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