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Is there a way of identifying software that isn't in the list so it can be removed?
 

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Not always. Legacy software that doesn't use an installer won't show up. The difference between early version Windows and now is like comparing a straight six chevy to a modern hybrid.

There are enhanced task managers that show all processes and relations so that you can see what is running, but even then some malware uses false names. Going through each and every executable on recent systems and verifying them and deleting unwanted ones would take ages and be extremely difficult.
 

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I searched for all of the .exe files and their dates. Am I wrong in thinking any malware would have to have a .exe file buried somewhere?
 

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You are wrong. The .exe extension is a convention, but many other file types are executables. Examples are .bat and .scr, but there are numbers of others.
 

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That's what need to know. Is there a complete list somewhere or the does the OS care?
 
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