Uninstall keys being removed(part 2)

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Uninstall keys being removed(part 2)

Post by MatrixAgent » Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:17 am

This is more for information only. But worth taking note of I believe.
A while back I posted about a fairly worrying problem I was having on a few seemingly random machines.
The problem being that after installing firefox(MSI) the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall Registry key
would end up with only one entry left, that of Firefox. for a long time I let it slide and simply restored the machines. After rolling out 3.5.2 and the problem reoccurring I thought it's best to find a cause.

On the machines in question I've found some registry Values under uninstall that should be in a sub key, But instead they are directly located in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall.

I've tested the MSI several times with the values in place - All sub keys are removed every time.
If I restore the registry from file, Remove the rogue values and run the msi install - All is ok, a new sub key is added for firefox as normal.

here's the set of values I found

"UninstallString"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\COMMON~1\\INSTAL~1\\Driver\\1050\\INTEL3~1\\IDriver.exe /M{1DE22031-92BB-43D9-A865-625C21865AFB} "
"LogFile"="C:\\Program Files\\InstallShield Installation Information\\{1DE22031-92BB-43D9-A865-625C21865AFB}\\Setup.ilg"
"Comments"="Agilent ChemStation"
"Contact"="Customer Support Department"
"Publisher"="Agilent Technologies"


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