In "Add or Remove Programs" (from Control Panel), some (not all) entries
have a "Last Used On" date (only visible when they are selected).
However, some seem well out of date - for example, my AV (Avira Free)
shows as 2009-5-18, whereas obviously I have it running (and manually
scanned some files yesterday), and my genealogy (Brother's Keeper) shows
2011-10-22, and I was using that yesterday too.
I had thought maybe this only occurs with prog.s that have been updated
- maybe the add/remove list only shows when the version originally
installed was last used - but then I found "ClickOff version 1.89",
actually shown as that in the list, with a Last Used date of 2010-3-7,
whereas I have that (and that version) running all the time (it would not
work otherwise). And others which I have not updated but have used much
more recently than the date shown.
In short, what does the Last Used On date mean - if anything?
This is not just an irritation - it could actually cause harm, as some
people might uninstall something thinking they do not need it, if it
shows as not having been used for a year or two.
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G.5AL-IS-P--Ch++(p)Ar@T0H+Sh0!:`)DNAf
Veni, Vidi, Vomit (I came, I saw, I was ill) - email@example.com, 1998