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McAfee Icon Tray Turns Black at Startup

Q: McAfee Icon Tray Turns Black at Startup

Anybody have McAfee firewall and virus scan. ver 9.0 and ver 6.0

My icon turns black after about 20 seconds whenever I reboot or start my pc.

Yet when I check my security center, it says firewall is enabled.

And when I click on the icon and go to options, it says to enable firewall, but firewall is already enabled according to the security center.

I have tried there tech support but they don't have a real solution.

When I first install the software everything works fine, but the first firewall update is the culprit, it turns the icon black. I have tried several installs with manual removes etc.

anyone know of a solution.


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McAfee has not been able to help me. The icon in the task bar turned black although everything shows enabled in the Security Center. Today they assured me that the Virus Proctection was working even though the icon was black. I don't believe them. This is day 3 and I'm having all sorts of trouble with my pc and Spybot and Adaware have found all sorts of things that haven't been there before. Here is my HJT log from today

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 11:58:23 AM, on 8/4/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Expertcity\GoToMyPC\g2svc.exe
C:\Program Files\Expertcity\GoToMyPC\g2comm.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Expertcity\GoToMyPC\g2pre.exe
C:\Program Files\Expertcity\GoToMyPC\g2tray.exe
C... Read more

A:McAfee Black Icon

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Just recently I've noticed some programs have either not been loading up or displaying their icon in the System Tray.

Before I'd have loads, like the nVidia graphics card settings as well as their mixer thing and even an XFire program which does actually start, but there is no icon for it in the system tray. (Also noticed there is no Windows Defender as well)

Any ideas why this could be happening? It is recent but I haven't made any major changes or really installed anything that could cause this. I had this problem when I first got the computer but when I reinstalled (after sorting the partitions) it seemed to work fine up until now.

A HJT log...
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 20:57:33, on 03/03/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5296.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvMixer\NVMixerTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\eRecovery\Monitor.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
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A:Only a few programs start up (or have an icon in the sys tray upon startup)?!

the more icons you see in the systray, which you generally don't need, the more resources used and a longer time to get to the desktop.

on the xppro machines the only thing loading is norton anti virus and everything works.

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Guys can you help me, I've been looking for this problem all over the net and I can't find anything about it. Windows desktop screen starts very slow sometimes it needs between 5-10 minutes for all the processes to start working normally and during that time there is a weird looking icon in the system tray, when I hoover over it there is no information and I can't double click it or right click it for more information. If I try that I only freeze the computer more. Any clues?

...and it will safe me a lot of time if you know what the icon represents, because that computer is not mine and I can't try different things.

A:Windows slow startup and weird icon in system tray


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OK, so here's the deal.

Lately my volume icon has stopped showing up in the system tray on Windows startup.

I made sure that "Place volume icon in taskbar" is checked in Sounds and Audio Devices from the Control Panel. Here's the funny thing - if I uncheck it, apply, then check it again and apply again, THE ICON SHOWS UP! On startup, however, it doesn't show.

I also tried reinstalling my sound card drivers (it's an old card, Realtek AC97), but it didn't help.

It's weird, because I don't have any sound problems at all, but the icon won't show up.

Also, I'm running ESET Smart Security and for some reason I think it may be causing the problem, because after I changed some settings on it and restarted my computer, the icon permanently stopped showing.

Any help, please?

Nice forum, btw.

A:[SOLVED] Volume control icon won't load in tray on startup

have a look at the following (scroll down to relevant line)
Windows XP from A-Z

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I'm running windows xp professional. I boot up my computer and it shows the windows loading page and then when the desktop should appear, instead the screen goes black and my monitor reads "no PC signal", as if the PC is not connected to the monitor. But that cannot be the case because it showed the windows loading screen on the monitor.
This problem keeps occuring now. It was working perfectly fine up to today. I booted the computer up in safe mode which worked fine, and re-installed the latest nvidia geforce 7300 se graphics card driver. I then rebooted in normal mode and the problem still occured where the screen is black and says "no PC signal." I don't know what to do now, i tried a new vga cable already, but that didn't fix it.
anybody else run into this problem and solve it?

A:screen turns black after windows startup

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System Specs Intel i5 2400 3.10 Ghz8Gb of Ram1TB SATA HDDAMD Radeon HD 6670motherboard Z77M-D3H rev 1.0Windows 8 Pro X64 Problem: for the past few weeks this problem begun and i dont know how but it just happenedfirst i was wondering why so i checked event viewer and logs involving the monitor/display but no problems were foundthe symptoms were that when i power on the main UPS/Power supply i turn on the monitor... it turns on ... but shows only black screen/grey one(the lcd's are powered) then it turns off... i'm not sure if its from any of the wires for i've made it tight that its not loose also there was no message from the screen such as "No Signal" it just turns off... then ... i turn on the CPU still same issue, i need to turn on off on off the whole monitor to get it working .... like 10-15 mins ? please help my cpu/win 8 configuration for power auto off monitor etc are turned off/disabled in bios config all are in default Thank You Very Much !!

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do you get the BIOS splash screen?

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The problem:
Check the example picture I attached (Welcome_screen.JPG). This is my best recreation of the problem using GIMP
When I turn my computer on, the loading and welcome screen are jumbled blocks of pixels,
parts of the loading screen will be copy across the screen, so that the loading bar is in two or three places.
The welcome screen is even more pixellized, and right before the desktop appears, the monitor goes black, it does not turn off, it just goes black.
I can use the keyboard to turn the computer off.
In XP I can use: (Windows key) -> Up -> Enter -> Right -> Enter, to turn the computer off.
The screen has randomly pixellize like this before, (while I am on the desktop or using Wordpad or Notepad , never in a game)
sometimes minimizing the current program fixes the pixellization and other times
the screen would go completely black after pixellizing, but the computer is still on and working, so I have to power it off.

The parameters:
Desktop - Dell Dimension 5100
OS - XP Home, Media Center Edition, SP3 (updated from SP2 about four months ago)
GPU - Radeon X300, and integrated graphics which are disabled I can't be enabled unless I can see the screen, which I can not.
PSU - stock Dell, 305W
+5V = 22A
+12VA = 18A
+12VB = 18A
-12V = 1A ?
+3.3V = 17A
+5VSB = 2A ?
combined max 12VA and 12VB = 22A!..

Windows is up-to-date, so are things like java and flash.
I do not exactally remember, but I have a recent version (last 4 mo... Read more

A:Monitor is jumbled, distorted, pixelly on startup, turns black when gets to desktop

I take it your system has a dedicated card while your motherboard has integrated video. Is the integrated video disabled in the BIOS? If not, do so. My question is based on what you gave: "May not use onboard video with add in video device."

Also, that pixillation is information that either the card is overheating or dying. But do the above first.

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ive recently been having this problem for the last few days i thought i fixed it but it started happening again. not sure whats wrong so please help, thanks.

heres my minidump

Attachment 185717

ask me a question if needed

A:Error on video card after startup, screen turns fuzzy then goes black

Quote: Originally Posted by levi655

ive recently been having this problem for the last few days i thought i fixed it but it started happening again. not sure whats wrong so please help, thanks.

heres my minidump

Attachment 185717

ask me a question if needed

Duplicate thread see other thread for reply

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hi. im new here.

i need help with Windows 7 Tray Icons Changer. maybe i screwed up or something just went wrong and now i cant restore and no audio and network icon display on tray. its display "could not find file 'C:\Windows\system32\SndVolSSo.dll'" and this...

Image "captured.png"


************** Start **************

See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not find file 'C:\Windows\system32\SndVolSSO.dll'.
File name: 'C:\Windows\system32\SndVolSSO.dll'
at Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO.FileSystem.CopyOrMoveFile(CopyOrMove operation, String sourceFileName, String destinationFileName, Boolean overwrite, UIOptionInternal showUI, UICancelOption onUserCancel)
at Microsoft.VisualBasic.MyServices.FileSystemProxy.CopyFile(String sourceFileName, String destinationFileName)
at W7TIC.Main.Main_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.EventHandler.Invoke(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnLoad(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl(Boolean fIgnoreVisible)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl()
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
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A:How to restore missing tray icon? Windows 7 Tray Icons Changer

Hello bageraz and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'd uninstall the Tray Icon Changer using the forced uninstall option from Revo Uninstaller (they have a 30 day free trial.) Hopefully this will also remove unwanted bits and pieces from the registry.

Revo Uninstaller Pro - Uninstall Software, Remove Programs easily, Forced Uninstall

Then I'd try running a system file checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two) to see if any system files were damaged or corrupted by the TIC. If any problems are noted run the scan 3 times rebooting in between each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I'm having trouble with two of my desktops.
Desktop #1 Problem:
When all cords and such are plugged in, I press the power button. The desktop turns on for about 1-2 seconds and then restarts. The bios doesn't flash, the os doesn't boot. As far as I can tell the desktop restarts indefinitely. Any ideas what's going on here?
--Desktop Type: HP Pavilion a705W
I found someone with a similar problem here

Desktop #2 Problem:
I bought some 3M Dust Remover a few days ago. I disconnected power, along with everything else, from a desktop of mine. Pulled the cover off and started blowing the dust out of the case. I put everything back together, plugged it in, and the desktop doesn't work. It boots to a blank screen with the the power and hard drive led's stuck on, on the front of the desktop. The led on the back of the power supply turns on, I can hear the hard drive spin up, it detects the cd/dvd drives, floppy drive and then just hangs with the led's stuck on. Anyone have an idea what might be going on here?
--Desktop Type: Compaq Presario S4200NX

Thanks for the help, I'm hoping to get atleast one of these back online w/o buying a whole new desktop.

A:HELP! Desktop turns on and restarts repeatedly, other turns on to black screen


Desktop 1:

Do you see anything on your screen at all while this is happening?

Have you tried to press the setup key to see if the BIOS will come up and make changes?

Do you have any USB devices (other than keyboard or mouse) hooked up? If so, try disconnecting them and see if it will at least POST or attempt to go into the OS.

WARNING: Before checking the capacitors, disconnect the power cord on your system and press & hold the POWER button to allow the power to discharge! Also, you should always ground yourself before touching computer components to prevent static discharge!

Just FYI, some of the motherboards in this series of HP’s have issues with the capacitors.

You should take a look at the capacitors to see if the tops of them are raised or discolored. Also, if you put your finger on the top of the capacitors, they should feel as if they are INDENTED and not flush or raised. Raising or discoloration (up to and including a black tar looking substance on the tops indicate a leaking capacitor).

Desktop 2:

Any POST sounds (beeps) produced at all?

Have you tried the monitor from Desktop 1 on this one?

Anything at all displayed on the monitor, to include CHECK CABLE message?

Recommendation: Open the case again and ensure that all the cards, memory, drive cables and so forth are all connect properly and not loose or dislodged.

Do you know how to RESET your BIOS to default using the onboard jumpers?

Here is a detailed link on troubles... Read more

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Yes, this virus is still out there and somehow it got to me, and on my day off to..
Anyways, I have Webroot spy sweeper and AVG:Free Edition control center. The AVG is always turned on but my WebRoot wasn't. I scanned with both and the Virus icon is still there. Its the one that keeps popping up with a message saying that my computer is infected. Critical System Error! System detected virus activites, they may cause critical system faiulre ect.. My Web Root has not got rid of it after sweeping my system twice. I got a message earlier to install Spysweeper Quake? But I did not. Anyone have any info on how to get rid of this thing? I have no idea how to access my hijack logs. Any easy instructions on how to get rid of this annoying virus icon would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance!

A:Virus Alert!! Flashing icon in system icon tray

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Good morning experts,

Please help me since I dont know what to do to solve this. This mornig I started my laptop, after a few minutes the wifi disconnected and the yellow dot showed on the wifi icon. I tried to click on the icon but nothing happened. Tried to click click clik and nothing happens. Tried to click on the sound icon and nothing happens. Like if they were disabled. All the other icons are working normally. I tried ending the explorer.exe and run it again from the systems administrator, after doing that when I click on the wifi it works but now shows the " x" and no connections available.

This whole thing happens every time I restart the laptop, wifi ok for a few minutes, then suddendly yellow dot and it wont let me even click on the icon.

I scanned with panda global anrivirus, malwarebytes, spybot search and destroy, everything clean.

Please help

System info: lenovo b570 core i3. Windows 7 x64 ultimate

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Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... From the task bar click on customize .. Then turn system Icons on off and make sure the boxes are checked .. If that does not work try the Link below ...

System icons do not appear in the notification area in Windows Vista or in Windows 7 until you restart the computer

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As you can see, it's not very smooth. The white curved lines have bluish spots inside. When I first installed Windows 10 on a virtual hard disk (vhd), nvidia drivers for my gtx 760 installed automatically by Windows 10 and the icon was very smooth. Later, I had to do a fresh install of Windows 10 on a Samsung Evo SSD and this time, it didn't install my graphics card driver automatically, I had to download it from nvidia's website. Anyway, how can I improve the look of this icon and make it smooth?

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I am havig some system tray icon problems after installing anti-virus and spyware software. Looking for a fix for the disappearing system tray icons at initial start-up. Quick fix--log off and on again--icons reappear where they should. I am told that this disappearing activity is due to a Windows XP "BUG". What a problem! Any ideas for a secure, lasting fix out there? After the spyware and antivirus software installation, the computer star-up time is now really SLOW too. The software launches seems to be in conflict with each other, or something. Have emachine--T3406, Windows XP Home 2002, Service Pack 2. 1.23 GB RAM.

Thanks, ComputerMaven

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i had attached a snapshot of the icons in my icon tray...

pass few days back i found this "X" icon in my tray and i cant remove it and also it doesnt display anything...

please help me....what this icon means? and how to remove it from my sytem?

A:Solved: strange icon in icon tray

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So a lot of people are complaining about the Windows 10 icon that shows in your icon tray after the KB3035583, which allows you to reserve your Windows 10 copy right away. Even thought you reserve it, it'll stay there. In order to remove it, you simply have to remove it from the start-up (and it's in the Task Scheduler). To do this, follow the instructions below.Edit: Added two other methods, one of which (Method 3) only hides it in the extended icon tray. Only Method 1 and Method 2 will prevent it from launching.Method 1 - Using AutorunsDownload from the Sysinternals Suite webpage;Extract the content of the folder where you want, then go in the folder, right-click on Autoruns.exe and select Run as Administrator;Accept the EULA on opening, then wait for all the entries to load;Click on Options and uncheck Hide Microsoft Entries, then wait for Autoruns to load the additional entries;In the Filter zone, enter gwx;Entrie related to GWX (Get Windows 10) will appear. Uncheck:\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\gwx\launchtrayprocess\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\gwx\refreshgwxconfigRestart your computer, and you're done;To enable it, simply check these entries back.Method 2 - Using Task Scheduler (credits to Dragonlady24 for the method and instructions)Original post: procedure has been modified to be more comprehensible and include instructions for both ... Read more

A:Remove the Get Windows 10 icon from the icon tray

Oh, is this not a service any more then? When KB3035583 first came out it installed a service called GWX, has this GWX service disappeared today and been replaced by these scheduled tasks? Would other scheduled task managing programs let you disable this: for example windows' task scheduler or CCleaner(startups section, scheduled tasks tab, maybe tick "advanced")?

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Hey guys I need help, during startup Windows Firewall turns off upon system startup and then turns back on a few minutes later, then network connections open up to finish up my bootup process. I have SP3, and this little problem is causing my computer to startup slowly significantly. I have tried scanning for viruses and spyware and have found none, so I really don't know what's causing this to happen.

A:Firewall turns off and upon startup and then turns back on

That's normal, in my experience.

Not just with Windows firewall but any other firewall I've played with...the network connection is the last line of system defense when the system boots.

The firewall won't allow contact with the Internet...until the system is totally setup and out of danger. The firewall activates (along with the other startup items), then the network connection is made.


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I followed this thread,  In addition, I ran Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10.  No malware found.
I got down to where I was supposed to start the Windows Firewall service.  It fails, and the event log reports that it doesn't have permissions.
Further down in that thread someone mentions the McAfee Virtual Technician.  That added one more registry entry and tried to start the Windows Firewall and McAfee firewall.  It says that it suceeded in starting the Windows Firewall, but if I run it again it says that it's back off.
Is there something else I can try short of reinstalling McAfee?
Drake Christensen

A:McAfee turns off

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Up... Read more

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I have had McAfee Total Protection since I got this PC. About a week ago is when I started to get the notification of my firewall is turned off. Now on the home page its says I'm good to go with firewall, but when I go into the firewall option its says the Firewall is off and has a button to turn it on. I haven't noticed a pattern with the notification. Thanks for the help.

A:McAfee Firewall turns off by "itself"

Have you read this?

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Anyone else out there with this problem? Every time it updates, mcafee virus protection turns itself off. Looking for a solution.

A:mcafee virus protection turns itself off

Howdy Clyde,
Does it do it as a restart to make the updates take effect? My Zone Alarm Security Suite does that every so often but prompts me for a restart when necessary, not every update. Matbe you need a different AV? AVG is a good free one.Don't run two at the same time though, will you!!
Regards Paula

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Hello MightyDrake I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the sa... Read more

A:ZeroAccess Rootkit, turns off McAfee

# AdwCleaner v2.306 - Logfile created 08/02/2013 at 15:52:15
# Updated 19/07/2013 by Xplode
# Operating system : Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (64 bits)
# User : Veronica - VERONICA-PC
# Boot Mode : Normal
# Running from : C:\Users\Veronica\Downloads\AdwCleaner.exe
# Option [Delete]
***** [Services] *****
***** [Files / Folders] *****
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Veronica\Documents\ShopToWin
***** [Registry] *****
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{AE805869-2E5C-4ED4-8F7B-F1F7851A4497}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{AE805869-2E5C-4ED4-8F7B-F1F7851A4497}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\CLSID\{898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\CLSID\{AE805869-2E5C-4ED4-8F7B-F1F7851A4497}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{AE805869-2E5C-4ED4-8F7B-F1F7851A4497}
***** [Internet Browsers] *****
-\\ Internet Explorer v10.0.9200.16635
[OK] Registry is clean.
-\\ Google Chrome v28.0.1500.95
File : C:\Users\Veronica\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Preferences
[OK] Fi... Read more

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I'm currently running Windows 7 and McAfee SecurityCenter. Just within the past couple of days, I've noticed that the Firewall protection option of McAfee has been turned off. When trying to turn in back on again, it immediately turns off. I think it might be some sort of virus, trojan, etc....

Any recommendations? Thanks very much for the help.

A:Trying to turn on McAfee Firewalls but automatically turns off

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results hereDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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Okay Task tray doesnt show every startup program thats running and my mcafee needs me to click the fix button on it several times a day.

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Admin on 2008-05-30 07:18:13
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
33: 2008-05-30 11:18:18 UTC - RP71 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
32: 2008-05-29 22:51:32 UTC - RP70 - System Checkpoint
31: 2008-05-28 19:27:06 UTC - RP69 - Unsigned driver install
30: 2008-05-28 19:24:44 UTC - RP68 - Unsigned driver install
29: 2008-05-28 19:17:03 UTC - RP67 - Unsigned printer driver HP Officejet 6200 series installed.

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2008-05-17 19:10:10 UTC - RP39 - Software Distribution Service 3.0

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

-- HijackThis (run as Admin.exe) -----------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:21:27 AM, on 5/30/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\W... Read more

A:Task Tray not loading completly, Mcafee frequently needs fixing

Alright i have waited the required 72 Hours and i will now post again hopefully i will get a response! :D

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Mcafee. Stalled on installing updates keeps saying installing updates 0%
MTV will not install
Trying to find out why antivirus suddenly not working

A:Mcafee firewall turns off and real time scanning off

Don't know why but it fixed itself
Running malwarebytes anyway
Figured it couldn't hurt

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Been having an issue where McAfee firewall repeatedly turns off. I can turn it back on manually but it only stays on for around 30 seconds to 1 min. When the firewall is off the internet connection is seemingly blocked. On chrome I receive the message

"Google Chrome is having trouble accessing the network.
This may be because your firewall or antivirus software wrongly thinks that Google Chrome is an intruder on your computer and is blocking it from connecting to the Internet."

If I manually turn the firewall back on the internet connection resumes but only for the 30 seconds that the firewall stays on.

I'm assuming this is some sort of malware? I'm unsure what to do.
Scanning with McAfee and MBAM leads to no results.
Have previously scanned with TDSSkiller but that too reports no results.

Thanks for any help.

A:Mcafee firewall repeatedly turns off, then internet connection blocked

DownloadFSS Checkmark all the boxesClick on "Scan".Please copy and paste the log to your reply.DownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results here

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I asked this over at Wilders and I thought I'd ask here too. I looked around the Emsisoft forum and Internet for an answer to this. No big deal, I suppose, but I wondered if anyone knows if Emsisoft plans to spruce up the system tray icon. As I said, it's not a big deal, and this program is by far one of the lightest I've used, with great test results to boot, but I like a professional looking icon. Bitdefender, Avast, ESET, Commodo, and even AVG all have professional looking system tray icons. Just wondering. Thanks.

A:Tray Icon

I wouldn't care much about the icon as far as it protects my computer effectively. If their forums didn't help IDK what could.

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I have Windows XP Pro and for some reasons i have no icons in the system tray anymore.

Does anyone know how to get these back?

A:No Icon in the Sys Tray

Check system configuration
Click start and run then type msconfig.
Make sure that on the general tab uve seleted normal mode not selective startup

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Hi, I recently cancelled aol, and changed to peoplepc. I still had the little tray icon and it said connected. Does this mean tha aol was reactivated or what? Please HElp. I don't want 2 bills!!

A:AOL Tray Icon

Did you uninstall the AOL software after cancelling your account?

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Hello everyone,

How can I move/add Windows live messenger icon ( green man ) from taskbar to system tray ? I cannot see this icon on system tray.Messenger is online but there is not a messenger icon on system tray.

Thank you so much

A:WLM icon on sys tray

Run it in Vista SP1 or 2 compatibility mode.

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how do you remove a program from the icon try on windows XP..

program in my system tray keeps dialing the internet everytime i start my computer.. the program isn't in my startup menu.... checked all *.ini files .. no luck

is there a way to manage my system tray

thanks for the help

A:xp's icon tray

If I understand your question correctly, you are referring to the icons in the taskbar (adjacent to the clock). If this is correct, you should be able to right click an open space on the taskbar and uncheck lock taskbar. This will alow you to right click the offending icon and delete it. You can then go back and lock the taskbar again.

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So, im pretty certain I've been affected by a virus of some sort
(I've never done this before, but i'll try my best)
Operating System: Windows 7, 64 bit
-Mcafee firewall is turning off
-Can't turn on windows security center (Error message- The windows security center service can't be started)
-I have done virus scans with Mcafee, Malwarebytes and Microsoft security essentials which all picked up viruses (can't remember which ones)
-Microsoft security essentials says to restart the computer continuously
-Can't download anything from internet explorer (it says that everything contains a virus) but I cant download from Opera
p.s I called Mcafee when the firewall was not turning on and they said they can fix it for $130 (good idea or not?)
Any help would be really appreciated

A:Affected by virus, mcafee firewall turns off, can't download from internet explo

Welcome aboard  Please download Farbar Service Scanner Download Link and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.

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We recently purchased our first laptop. Several days ago an icon appeared in the task tray for the first time. When the pointer is moved over it, it displays "Synaptic Pointing Device". I'm pretty sure that this has something to do with the touch pad.The icon is just a gray filled shape and neither right or left clicking on it has any effect on it. This isn't a major problem, just an irritation in that I don't know why it appeared or how to get rid of it. Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:task tray icon

It may be present whenever the program is running. In that case, getting rid of it will disable the pad. Just use the tray icon hide function to put it out of view.

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Hey guys.

Long time nose-arounder first time poster.

Hope this is in the right place to be asking this.....

So the question...

I have AVG installed (version 8.5.287 to be precise) and the system tray icon doesn't seem to have an option to swith it off in the usual places. I like my system tray minimal and this is throwing my feng shui all out of whack.....

I have checked the obvious place which is tools--->advanced settings---->appearance tab but can't seem to find the tick box im looking for....

Any help much appreciated!

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I have recently installed ThreatFire 4.0, however the system tray icon appears only occasionally after a system power on or restart. The service is started and msconfig startup has ThreatFire TFTray.exe checked. Any ideas.

A:ThreatFire 4.0 Tray Icon

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I want to COMPLETELY REMOVE the tray icons for a couple of programs while still having the programs running in the background. I've scoured the entire internet and haven't found an answer. I'd just like to point out that I want to keep the program running and I already know you can hide the tray icon from the notification area and that's not what I want to do.
The programs in question are ObjectDock and XNeat Clipboard Manager. Neither have an option in the GUI to disable the tray icon and the icons are pretty useless so I want to remove the icon but keep the program running.
Can anyone help?
Thanks in advance.

A:How to remove a tray icon?

Change behavior to "Hide..." -

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The icon indicating connection to the WEB is no longer displayed in the system tray. How do I get it back? I am connected to the internet but with out that icon i do not know how to disconnect.

I have gone to Control Panal - Internet Connections but there are no connections listed (?) Could that be the problem - and if so what do I do?

A:Internet Icon not in tray

When you are dailing or connecting from the internet you will find properties button on the dial up window. click and somewhere you will file "Show notification Icon when connected" option click and check it on.

Otherwise go to control panel >> in the left panel click "Switch to classic" then you will find "Phone and Modem Option" where if you look somewhere you will find "Show notfication Icon when connected" then check it on.

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Greetings One and All. I am having a rather annoying problem with Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11. The program recognises my speech accurately and I am able to dictate almost flawlessly and send commands with no problem. My problem is that I am unable to turn my microphone on or off if I have the program in tray icon mode it becomes totally unresponsive to left or right click. If for example use it in cling mode I am able to use the mouse to activate the microphone on the cling mode toolbar at the top of the screen but not the one in the Windows taskbar. Just for your information I am running Windows 7 Ultimate service Pack 1 and a Logitech USB Headset microphone. Certain things I have done have included. Using crap cleaner to clean the tray notification cache. Used Windows Control Panel to return icon behaviours back to default. Removed as many programs as I possibly can think of just in case there is a conflict. I know I can use the program in a certain way but it is not the certain way that I want to use I value my desktop real estate and like as little clutter as possible therefore that is why I use tray icon mode. Any help would be greatly appreciated.I do apologise for the rather overlong post

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On another computer the icon appeared automatically and I reserved the download OK.
On this other WIN 7 computer altho I have the 2 apparently necessary updates KB3035583 and 2952664 there is no WIN 10 icon appearing after at least 1 day.  There are no compatibility messages appearing as had appeared on another computer because of lack of HDD free space.
So what can be the cause of this 'glitch'? Thanks for advice.

A:How do I get the WIN 10 icon in the system tray?

Hi zzzz I created a thread to receive support for that specific issue. You can see some solutions in the link I provided.

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Can anybody please tell me what this ICON is in my system tray. I cannot mouse over it, right click it or left click it. I have tried to disable everything in MSCONFIG startup, I have tried Hijack this. The icon changed from a straight line to a half moon and frrom red to greem at times.

A:Can anybody please tell me what this ICON is in my system tray

Dejavu. That's the second one in two days I seen posted. Will try & find the other thread to see if they got a response.

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Ok, here is the problem. I have a new icon in my systray with a pop-up baloon that says:Your computer is infected!Dangerous infection was detected on your PC. The system will now download and install most efficient antimalware program to prevent data loss and your private information theft. Click here to protect your computer from the biggest malware threatsIt also downloads and installs a program called SpywareStrike 2.5.I did everything that was said in a tutorial here somewhere on the board but it didn't help. I scanned my computer with AVG Free, Ad-Aware SE Personal and Spybot S&D (all up to date) and according to them my computer looks clean. Seems like it isn't...So I'm bringing you this log. Hope someone can help me. Thanks in advance!Here's the log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 0:21:51, on 12.1.2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOW... Read more

A:Spywarestrike 2.5, Tray Icon...

Hello fulja, Please disable Spybot Teatimer while we use this fix. Here is how to disable it:Run Spybot-S&D in Advanced Mode. If it is not already set to do this Go to the Mode menu select "Advanced Mode" On the left hand side, Click on Tools Then click on the Resident Icon in the List Uncheck "Resident TeaTimer" and OK any prompts. Restart your computer. You can enable Teatimer after this fix is finished.Download smitRem.exe and save the file to your desktop.Double click on the file to extract it to it's own folder on the desktop. Don't run it yet!Place a shortcut to Panda ActiveScan on your desktop. Don't run it yet!Please download the trial version of Ewido Security Suite here: read Ewido Setup InstructionsInstall it, and update the definitions to the newest files. Do NOT run a scan yet.If you have not already installed Ad-Aware SE 1.06, follow these download and setup instructions, otherwise, check for updates:Ad-Aware SE SetupDon't run it yet!Next, please reboot your computer in SafeMode by doing the following:Restart your computerAfter hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8.Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appearSelect the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode.Now scan with Hijackthis and place a checkmark next to each of the following items and click FIX CHECKED:If this Domain does not belong to your Internet Service... Read more

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About six months ago, an icon began to appear in my system tray. It causes both Internet Explorer and Outlook to freeze. Here is the icon: (it is the one on the lower left that looks vaguely like the Network icon with a gold ball near it). When I click/hover nothing happens. It does not re-load at startup. I haven't noticed any particular pattern as to when it appears. Any help would be appreciated.

The Highjack This log is attached.

Alan Miller

A:Odd Icon in System Tray

Hello, alanbartonmille
Welcome to TSF

My name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)
Please give me some time to look over your computer's log(s).
Please take note of the following:In the meantime, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.
Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. :)
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.
Finally, please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.
Old topics are closed after 3 days with no reply, and working topics are closed after 5 days. If for any reason you cannot complete instructions within that time, that's fine, just put a post here so that I know you're still here. We get a lot of people who simply leave, and if there is no contact for that amount of time I will have to assume you have "vanished" .
We need to run a Scan with DDSPlease download DDS, and save it to your desktop, from one of the following mirrors:This is a mirror
This is another mirror

Disable any type of "Script Blockers" or "Script Protection" installed ... Read more

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I'm setting up a new Dell laptop for someone and there is a square black icon in the system tray with a white "9" in it. Left or right clicking it does nothing and hovering shows nothing. I have already uninstalled and disabled a bunch of stuff but I still haven't figured this one out. I've Googled a bit and although others have seen it, no one has a cure that is applicable on this laptop.
Anyone know what this is?

A:#9 icon in system tray

notification icon for number lock maybe

try turning off numlock (keyboard option on your number keys) see if it goes

this is a long shot but im sure ive seen it before

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There is an icon that shows up at every start up.
It is a camera application for sure, but I couldn?t find what it is neither from task manager/startup nor from programfiles/x86?
It shows as disconnected, therefore I can?t start the application.
Open property page, special effect, snap shot, zoom, face tracking are all grayed out and the only option is exit.
I couldn?t even make the icon bigger.
Does this sound familiar?
It is a newly installed OS and probably hundred drivers and programs were installed in one day, so it is hard to figure out which one was that.

P.S.: Nothing related, but it is 6 am on a Sunday morning and (I am guessing) a lady, is cleaning the house with a loud cleaning machine.

P.S. 2: I am a new Windows 8 user and I would like to say hello to all from both from seven forums and new from eight forums.

A:How do I know which process is a tray icon?

It's likely ran from C:\Windows\ or C:\Windows\System32\ folder.

Two things:

1) In Task Manager, add the column to be able to see "Command Line"

2) Check this: Startup Items - Manage in Windows 8

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How do I know if my Windows 7 computer is using WiFi or its Lan connection? Have both on the computer in question. However I can only see the WiFi status bars in the tray.

I want to ensure that the computer is using LAN when the network cable is connected. It is connected but the tray only displays the Wifi bars.


A:LAN vs WiFi icon in tray

Left click on the network icon in the notification area and choose "open network and sharing" and then select change adapter settings. There you will see if they are both enabled. And if you only want wifi than disable the "local area connection" and vice versa.

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how do you delete icons off of the system tray at the bottom right corner. so it doesnt take that long to start up and load. thank you.

A:System Tray Icon

The problem is really the programs behind the icons, not the icons themselves. These programs are "startup programs" that automatically run when you start your machine.

There are a couple of utilities that you can use to control your startup programs. My favorite is PC Magazine's StartUp Cop (I don't have a URL for it at hand, but you can Google it); I've seen a recommendation for StartMan (in another forum), available at:

There's also a utility that comes with Windows which will do the same thing but I usually avoid it.

Now for the important part: do NOT turn off all startup programs. If you do, you may well disable something important, so important that you may not even be able to boot your machine. If you mess up, start your machine in safe mode and then use the utility to undo the damage.

Take a look at the startup programs and see if you can recognize them, either by their name, or by their directory. I would recommend turning them off one at a time, to make recovery easier.

Hope this helps...

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i have Windows XP Pro OS in all pc's at my caffe. i have problem with my one pc it have winXP and mCafee Antivirus 7 fom Network Associates and Microsoft Antispyware Beta installed. the problem is that when i run OS they show only Network Connection Icon in System Tray or it cannot show MS Antispyware Beta Icon and mCafee Antivirus Console icon how i solve that without new installtion.
Plz Help i want to solve this fast.

A:System Tray Icon

If you are sure they are running in the background, you can set the properties of the system tray to always display the icons.

right-click on the task bar and choose 'properties'. At the bottom of the dialog click on 'Customise'. Here you set McAfee and Antispyware to 'Always Show'.

Another problem could be that they are not running. You may need to open MCAfee and Antispyware and set them to run at startup.

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Hello , ive an annoying error with onedrive tray icon , it displays like it's starting up but already runs since system boot up.
Any idea how to resolve it?
Il upload a pic showing it also.

A:Onedrive tray icon bug

If you hover over the icon with your mouse does it saw what it's doing?

Such as:

Uploading, Syncing Files or checking files etc?

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Is there an easy way to remove a system tray icon?


A:System Tray Icon's

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I gather that the SP 3 is not that critical and since I cannot get it to download, rather than trying to get it, can i remove the Icon from the tray?
many thanks

A:getting rid of the update tray icon

I don't think you can remove it because I could not find out how.
If you got all other MS updates then you really don't need SP3.

I was reading this thread here.

Then I got the SPBlockerTools from that is posted in the thread.

I ran the SPBlockerTools and it took the icon away from the clock.
Plus when you go to MS Update and it scans for updates it will not show SP3.

Anyhow I had troubles with SP3 and it also slowed things down so I uninstalled it and the PC runs better.
Now I know I will not install it again from MS Update because it will not show up or will I see the icon by the clock about it.

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I am having a problem with Smart Defrag?
I have checked the box which says - load with windows at start up

Well, everytime I start windows, it does not put the icon in the system tray, like it should?
But if I uncheck the box, then check the box again, restart windows it shows in the system tray?
I have uninstalled it, but still the problem exists?
I even made a short cut to the startup folder, but it still will not add the icon to the system tray?

Is there a registry hack, that I can do, to make it show in the tray?, all the time?
Hmmm... Because I am tired of unchecking/checking the load up box...

Can anyone please help me with this?

A:System Tray Icon

Hi Riptorn,
If you can't get a solution within the Vista Forums it might be an idea to ask the question in the Smart Defrag forum.

Software Informer Forum

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I run a program that allows me to minimize a window to the tray in XP.
After I minimize the window I can go into the taskbar propertys and select "custom" and pick the minimized icon and select "always hide"

So here is the problem:
Although this works for almost all programs there are a few that I have to select always hide each time I turn on the computer.
Some windows keep the setting and are alway's hidden but some have to be resetup each time.

Is there anyway to tweak the reg or something so that WinXP remembers the setup? Is there a way to clear out the list of programs that is stored in the always hide selection? There must be a way to control this option.


A:Icon in Tray not staying hid?

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In WinXP I had that two computer internet connection icon in system tray that really helped me to know about my internet connection. In my Win7 there is no such thing, how can I get it ? is there anything like this buried in Win7 or should I get some app ?

A:System tray icon

There's a Network icon in the Notification Area. It has a different look for ethernet and wireless, and neither is the same appearance as in XP. If it does not appear you can Customize the Notification Area to specify that the Network icon always appears.

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Well I've run everything I know of, haven't been able to get rid of the little icon. Nothing shows up in my startups using msconfig, don't know where the little guy is hiding on my computer.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 5:52:09 PM, on 9/5/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLService.exeC:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLanCfgG.exeC:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exeC:... Read more

A:Virusburst Tray Icon

Correction, I found the bad .dll file and fixed it myself :D

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Recently D/L ATI driver Catalyst 3.10. An ATI icon placed itself in the system tray and I cannot remove it. Any ideas?


A:ATI icon in system tray

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I recently installed a prgram to monitor how much i download as i have a 10GB limit. Whereas i got an icon in the tray for a couple of days so i was able to look for myself by utilising the tray icon how much i'd DLD, it's now disappeared and if i click on the program icon in the srart menu i get a dialogue box telling me it's already running. It somewhat defeats the object if you can't see whats going on. I've lookled in system config utility and the box for 'Broadband Download Monitor' is ticked . Can someone please tell me how to get my icon back.


A:missing icon in tray

Try to open the task manager and see if the process for that program is running. If it is right click on it and choose end process.

Also whats the name of the program? I may be able to help further.

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Hey I'm looking for solution but couldn't find any so im writing here. Im using MPC-HC with DirectVobSub (VSFilter), and everytime I load video i get green arrow icon in tray, anothere and anothere one. It should remove old and display new, but it dosnt remove old one. But when i hover on icon it get removed, and only working one is there. Im using same windows with same cccp and before format i didnt have any problem, now i do. It's cosmetic problem but very anoying, and i dont want to reinstall windows just because of it. Any ideas how can i fix it ? I tried reinstallig software, using other version - nothing helped. all my recovery points got same problem so going back wont help

A:Tray Icon not refreshing

There is a problem with the system tray, it does not automatically refresh properly, and it also does not automatically remove old icons.

The only way I have found to overcome this is to use a registry change:

Notification Area Icons - Reset

If you now right click in the system tray and choose "Customize notification icons" you will see that your icons are now up to date and should refresh properly until at some point you have to do it again.

I don't know of any other reliable way to do this. Take care when editing the registry, and always make a backup before you do so.

Regards....Mike Connor

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is that posible to hide an icon without stopping its service..
example my Utorrent i want to completely hide its icon ...but it still downloading..
my reason is everytime my little brother is playing he closed my utorrent..
i dont like the windows "customize notification"becoz it did not compeletely hide he icon..

A:system tray icon

Sorry lebronjeff, Utorrent is a P2P file sharing program that we do not support. Please read over the Rules



We believe that the main purpose of P2P programs is to illegally download and use copyrighted material of whatever description. We further understand that there may be legal uses for P2P, but as we are not able to assess a user's intent when he/ she asks for help, we do not support P2P software and we will not assist any user in this regard. This includes but is not limited to Bearshare, Kazaa and many others.

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Strange looking icon in sys tray when I start up Windows XP Home. The moment it is approached by curser, it disappears. If left to its' own devices, it will also vanish after a time. Resembles small green handbag/carrying case with another tee shaped device next to it which I can't identify. Suspecting that it might be hostile/unfriendly, ran spybot S&D, Ad Aware and Panda virus scan with zero results. Have tried removing startup items, one at a time with no effect. Can anyone suggest what this might be?

A:Strange icon in sys tray

Can you post a screenshot? Ctrl/Prt Scr (hold them both down for 1 second). Start/Programs/Accessories/Paint. Edit/Paste. File/Save as, and name it. Attach to this thread if you can.

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My system tray icon of HP Digital imagind Monitor, AVG,ZA and others are there when start-up

but the icon of speaker, my LOCAL AREA CONNECTIVITY, my dsl connection icon are missing at start-up,
i must go first in control panel--> sounds and audio devices--> then tick the box "place volume icon...." then they will appear but not in start-up.
Does somebody knows how to fix this?

thanks for reading

A:system tray icon

okey i guyz, i got the solution in this link
double click no.320
u must use IE so you can download it, if your using OPERA, double click and then keys written in words will come
copy all then paste it in note pad then save it as .reg
double click to merge and reboot

the link above has many feature try to study aa little bit, maybe some of your little probelm can solve it


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Would like to be able to use the power systray icon to change power schemes but...

windows 7 fails, how do i enable this?

A:Power tray icon???

Hello, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Unless your computer is a laptop or a desktop with a compatible UPS backup battery, the Power icon will not be available. If you do have a laptop, then sometimes restarting the computer brings it back.

A workaround is to create a shortcut (right click) for Power Options in the Control Panel (All Items view) to make changing it easier.

Hope this helps,

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Want to add a network connection short cut to the task tray for XP home. Is it possible, how? Thanks.

A:How to add icon to system tray.

I'm not sure if you are referring to an icon showing you are connected to the network? But you can do that by going to Contro Panel, then Network COnnections, then right click on your Local Area Connection, and at the bottom of the general tab there is a tick box for "Show icon in notification area when connected" That will put it in your system tray.
If this isn't what you were wanting ask back and we'll get it straightened out.

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so today i installed windows 8.1 for the first time, but i cant find realtek audio in the system tray icon, it installed of what i can see - + on the asus z97 ar motherboard page under drivers and with the cd i cant find usb 3.0 under windows 8.1 but i can with windows 7

A:realtek tray icon and usb 3.0

Go to control panel and find and click on realtek then somewhere in the program there is another small icon to click(can't remember where/which) that brings up a box to put a check for an icon in the system tray.

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I have xp sp2, and i have a problem with this irritating icon in the tray (by the clock). It's a hp logo and whenever i hover my mouse over it, it disappears only to come back when i move the mouse away. If that isnt bad enough, if you leave it (dont hover the mouse over) it flickers in a way, it looks as though it disappears and reappears every 3 seconds. Any suggestions? I'll inclue a picture of the icon from a screenshot. Thanks

A:Annoying icon in tray...

If you click the icon what does it do? If it's a program of some kind maybe you can go into it and find where to turn it off from running in the tray.

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hello...i have an icon in my system tray a red circle with a white x in it a message pops up saying along the lines of windows has detected spyware infection click here to protect your computer fom spyware i clicked on it and it started a scan and if i wanted to disopse of these threats i had to buy the product i have had this prob before and got rid by using smitfraudfix but it did not work this time can you please help its doing my head in thanksEdit: Moved topic to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:System Tray Icon

I'm 90-100% sure you have a spyware infection AND the red circle with the "X" inside is probably the culprit or a contributor to the problem. You probably picked up a trojan, your browser was hijacked, or some other security flaw in your system was compromised and malware coding was injected.

Have you noticed that your computer is slowing down, or locks up on you?
Have you noticed that your web browser's home page has changed?
Have you noticed that any previously installed AV programs or software is no longer functioning?
Have you checked C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file to see if there are new entries in this file? (by default the file should only be 1-2 Kb)

There seems to be a trend which is still pervasive and people just aren't catching on to it. Not sure when exactly this type of $hitware coding started popping up on the net, but its out there and its quite pervasive. Fraudulent spyware injection software which is floating around the Web / Internet, which implants onto your system, it will change registry key information, disable services, enable unnecessary services, disable AV or security software, among other things - all of which will contribute to bogging down your machine.

I would advise that the next time you start up your machine, make note of the supposed spyware infection and simply google it; you'll probably be surprised to find out that this is simply a fraudulent fishing ploy to get you ... Read more

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I keep turning off Input Indicator but at restart/boot its back (turns its self back on) is this a glitch in Windows 10, any input appreciated

A:Tray Icon resets its self ?

Found it (turn off via Control Panel)

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The icon for my network in the system tray is wrong. I am on wifi right now, and it is showing the ethernet with a red x.

How can I fix this?

A:Wrong tray icon

Hello Lloyd,

If you haven't already, you might see if restarting the computer may fix it.

If not, then you could try resetting the notification area icons.

If still not, then deleting the network and setting it back up should.

Hope this helps,

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My mom's XP computer slowed down quite a bit about May. I suspect malware, but haven't been able to find anything with AVG free, Spybot S&D, AdAware, AVG antispyware, SAS, Housecall, Bit Defender, Panda (the last three online--Panda still finds some registry trace from an old problem, but doesn't give a location in registry), HijackThis, or a few of the specialized tools.

AVG seems to be scanning and updating regularly, from the event log, except sometimes when the program changes and Mom neglects to check the box for Zone Alarm to allow the new version to update. Recently I notice that the control center icon in the system tray does not appear at startup, even though all three lines for AVG are checked on the Spybot Startup list. The process list has avgemc but not avgcc. I can double click the desktop icon and the icon appears in the tray. Then the control center window will say it is fully protected, but I worry it is only fully protected after I started AVG manually.

Maybe AVG works differently on ME. I quit control center and confirmed quit. Then the icon disappears and avgcc goes from ``close program'' but not avgemc or AVG Test Center. Then I started it again from the desktop and the test center appeared instead of control center. Choosing the link for control center, that screen comes up saying ``no available components'' for half a second, before they fill in the the message says fully protected. At what point have I restarted real-tim... Read more

A:Avg Tray Icon Missing

Yes that has happened to me as well when it does update but there at the bottom of the screen there is no icon. What i did was sent my hard drive to my local computer place and they said that it was caused from power cord failure and had nothing to do with viruses or malware.

Did you try to uninstall it then install it? Or maybe you could try to turn it off then back on...

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and lastly sometimes my AVG icon on the system tray hides away does this mean it is still active or inactive?? or it is okay to be doing so, thanks.I replaced AVG Free by Avast! on my mom's computer because AVG seems would crash quite often, with no error message. It definitely wasn't under the ``show hidden icons'' button in the system tray. Sometimes it would disappear when the computer was running, and sometimes it would just not start at start-up. Sometimes daily scans were missed because of this problem, I think. Mom did learn to double-click the desktop icon to restart AVG, which seems then would be fully functional (one of the nice things about it, you didn't have to restart the computer). I am quite concerned that there might be malware causing this problem, although I can find no sign in Hijack This, and the need for a memory upgrade could partially explain the computer's slowness.The downside of Avast! free edition is that there seems to be no way to set it to do daily updates and full scans automatically (or is it doing updates but not scans--I forget at the moment). The on-access protection starts automatically, but the scans have only run when I went there. Fortunately it isn't finding anything, because when Avast! finds something it suspects is malware, it requires operator interaction to continue the scan, and the scan usually doesn't finish before I leave.Edit: Split topic into it's own thread per request, to more easily address the ... Read more

A:Avg Tray Icon Problem

and lastly sometimes my AVG icon on the system tray hides away does this mean it is still active or inactive?? or it is okay to be doing so, thanks.I replaced AVG Free by Avast! on my mom's computer because AVG seems would crash quite often, with no error message. It definitely wasn't under the ``show hidden icons'' button in the system tray. Sometimes it would disappear when the computer was running, and sometimes it would just not start at start-up. Sometimes daily scans were missed because of this problem, I think. Mom did learn to double-click the desktop icon to restart AVG, which seems then would be fully functional (one of the nice things about it, you didn't have to restart the computer). I am quite concerned that there might be malware causing this problem, although I can find no sign in Hijack This, and the need for a memory upgrade could partially explain the computer's slowness.The downside of Avast! free edition is that there seems to be no way to set it to do daily updates and full scans automatically (or is it doing updates but not scans--I forget at the moment). The on-access protection starts automatically, but the scans have only run when I went there. Fortunately it isn't finding anything, because when Avast! finds something it suspects is malware, it requires operator interaction to continue the scan, and the scan usually doesn't finish before I leave.exactly this is what i was trying to get at! when something is hidden in th... Read more

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Hello friends,

I am new here.

I need help regarding the tray icon on my PC.

I am using windows 10. I have noticed the tray icon as shown in the image below. It looks like a lock. I cant do anything about it. I tried right click, middle and left click. But nothing opens up. Seems suspicious to me.

Could someone help me please?

Thanks in advance!

A:Suspicious Tray icon!

If you search for the Select which icons appear on the taskbar option in settings it should tell you what it is.

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i have mcafee enterprizes 8.5i antivirus in my os xp antivirus worksgood.its a licenced version.i have number of programs in my system startup folder,1-explorer,2-mcafee antivirus.its always lated system startup.its took more time.
so i can decited 2 remove the startup programs to start i can remove that 2 programs in startup folder(desktop-startup-delete shortcut mcafee & explore).now my system start quickly.but problem is,my mcafee antivrus not loaded automatically at system taskbar.if i wanna start my antivirus,start-all programs-mcafee-there is no option 2 change antivirus i can pick virusscan console-properties-enable onaccess at system startup.
but its not loaded taskbar,then i can pick repair insllation option in virusscan console-help-repair installation.i think this is the reason 2 change my antivirus setting.still its not loaded automatically at taskbar.if i go to manually,error msg shows on taskbar''antivirus outdated'
i think dat file corrupted or missing.everytime it needs 2 update.if i update my antivirus,still its not dedected any not interesting to uninstall.coz,its a licenced version.plz help me how 2 solve this?

A:Mcafee Enterprizes 8.5i Antivirus Not Startup Autometically At System Startup

Try reinstalling your anti-virus and see if that resolves the problem.

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Plesae help me with this problem. (logs attached after description)

My McAfee realtime was turning off automatically and computer was booting up VERY slow and taing a long time to load startup programs. Downloaded MBAM which caught myriad malware, then MBAM realtime. After this though MBAM realtime has been constantly catching (and blocking) my PC's automatic attempt to access the website which seems to be some rogue website in Latvia or something. This happens precisely every hour at 25 minutes and 58 minutes after each hour according to MBAM logs.
McAfee Realtime protection is still constantly being "disabled" after a couple of minutes at most of enabling it.
Computer is still slow on loading the startup applications. Between the system tray loading, startup programs starting, McAfee enabling and disabling, it taks about 10 minutes before I can do anything on my computer from the time the main windows screen first appears.

I saw another thread....someone else seemed to have this exact problem and after many steps running Combofix seemed to fix it. I have not run this because of the "warnings" with it and I do not know exactly what it does.. but perhaps this is the soltuon???? not sure....

Here are the logs.

Thans in advance for your help.

DDS (Ver_10-11-10.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Owner at 22:43:22.57 on Sun 11/21/2010
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2038.1227 [GMT -5:00]

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A:MBAM Constant IP Block, multiple mshta.exe, mcafee realtime constantly turns off

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for post... Read more

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I know it's minor, but it's annoying. On start-up, it doesn't appear. When I go to the "sounds and audio devices" window, the box for "put icon in system tray" (paraphrasing) is checked. If I uncheck it, apply, then check it and apply again, then it shows up and works fine. It should be showing up when I boot up though. The only additional info I have is that I ran a registry cleaner before I noticed this, which for different reasons, I uninstalled and thus lost the ability to restore any registry changes. This may be unrelated, I have no idea. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks...


A:Volume tray icon disappeared!

You know, I have had the exact same problem on more than one of my machines. It also works to Control-alt-delete explorer and then re-run it from the task manager. This leads me to believe it's either caused in part or in whole by explorer.exe not updating the system tray, or possibly by another background process.

That said, maybe if you posted some details about your hardware, and about the running programs we could find a similarity?

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As the title says, my tray icon keeps disappearing. When I boot up, after about 30m, I place my cursor over the tray icon and it leaves. The processes are still running in task manager. Has anyone else had this problem?

I'm running W10 64b
Comodo v8.2.0.5027

What other info would you need?

A:Comodo Tray Icon Disappearing

FrankN209 said:

As the title says, my tray icon keeps disappearing. When I boot up, after about 30m, I place my cursor over the tray icon and it leaves. The processes are still running in task manager. Has anyone else had this problem?

I periodically have this problem on my main PC when I use Comodo. And actually not only this problem, Comodo is reach in problems. I'm sorry I can't help here. I couldn't figure out why it happens and how to fix this problem.Click to expand...


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After reading about all the serious problems, I am a bit embarrassed with my little request, but I would like to remove an icon or two from the tray. I know I have read how sometime in the past, but at 80 I guess my memory is full. Thanks.

A:Solved: Remove icon from tray

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I do not know exactly when this icon appeared but when I hover my mouse on it nothing shows up. When I click, right click, or double click on the icon it does not do anything. When I go to the customize notifications box, it says <no title>. I have uploaded a picture of the icon. Does anybody know what this icon is and how can I get rid of it?

A:Unknown system tray icon

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Its very small..but looks to be a touchpad is disabled icon. Are you on a laptop?

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In XP, I've disabled the notification bubbles that pop up when a print job is sent to a network printer. I was wondering if this could be taken a step further by getting rid of the printer icon in the system tray as well? I know you can hide items via the customize option in taskbar and start menu properties, but is there a registry key that can be changed so that the fix will be easier to deploy via group policy?

A:Printer icon in system tray


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The network icon that normally appears next to the date and time has disappeared on a computer. Additionally, when you expand the tray area to view all icons, this huge bloated but empty box appears that will shrink as you mouse around inside of it. Anyone seen this or know where to start? No viruses are showing up from scans.

A:Strange tray icon behavior

Hello diplo,

You might see if resetting the notification area icons may help. Notification Area Icons - Reset
If not, then you might see if checking the Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar box, apply, uncheck it, and apply may toggle it to display properly again. Notification Area Icons - Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications
Hope this helps,

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What program uses the icon between the sheild and time in the image attacked?
Note: I don't have access to view the running processes.

A:Unknown system tray icon

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I made some screenshots, to make things more clear.
First look at all the images below.

image 1

shows USB tray working correctly in "safe mode", under administrator (on the same computer)

image 2

shows all the services that are running in "safe mode", under administrator (on the same computer)

image 3

shows all the processes that are running in "safe mode", under administrator (on the same computer)


image 4

shows all the services that are running in "normal mode", under administrator (on the same computer)

image 5

shows all the processes that are running in "normal mode", under administrator (on the same computer)

The problem:
Normal mode:
The removable usb tray icon does not work in normal mode!
i cannot click on it! nothing happens!

- true printers and devices, nothing shows!

Save mode
in save mode, under printers and devices, things show up! like the should!

how can i fix my problem!?!

- got no recovery points!
- not going to put back a backup yet!
- got windows 7 professional ( MSDN version )

A:USB tray icon does not work ( more detailed )

For future reference - A Preferred Method of Uploading/Posting Screen Shots
as those links don't work now.

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Recently my tray icons ( battery, network and volume) disappeared. I managed to restore battery and network but the volume choice remains ghosted and I cannot restore the icon.

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Hi, trying to sort out my mates laptop. Receiveing a pop up trying to get me to install PC-Antispyware, also receiveing an exclamation mark in the system tray stating that the pc contains spyware blah blah blah.Have done the usuals (all in safe mode) Spybot, superantispyware, ad-aware, smitfraudfix & combofix but to no avail.All help is very much appreciated!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 08:54:46, on 31/03/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXEC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDO... Read more

A:Pc-antispyware - Pop Ups & System Tray Icon - Hjt Log.

Hello and welcome to BleepingComputer. Please rerun a scan with HijackThis and check the following objects for removal:O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [pzikxwev] C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkxojkbc.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Policies\Explorer\Run: [QZskaJWFUe] C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\pgpwrwdy\vknadsbw.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Policies\Explorer\Run: [QZskaJWFUe] C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\pgpwrwdy\vknadsbw.exeO9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)O21 - SSODL: ComponentRom - {af94dfae-ec1a-410f-81a2-f61861a90609} - (no file)Now close ALL other open windows but HijackThis and hit FIX CHECKED. Exit HijackThis.------Next, please copy the following text in the quotebox below to a blank notepad file. Make sure the filetype is set to "All Files" and save it as delete.bat on your [email protected] offattrib -r -h C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkxojkbc.exedel /a /f /q C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkxojkbc.exeRD /s /q "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\pgpwrwdy"del delete.batexitNow double-click on the delete.bat on your desktop -- a window will popup and close, this is normal.-----Finally...Please download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) and save it to your Desktop.Close all other windows before proceeding.Double-click on dss.exe and follow the prompts.... Read more

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My Dad has XP and I don't and he relies on me for fixes. He has an icon for Kodak Easy Share in his system tray that he would like removed. I tried searching the registry for the system tray, but could not find it. Perhaps it was his keyboard, but in regedit, I tried to use the find function and F3 did not "find next". I had to use CTRL+F and click "Find Next" each search. I looked in the Kodak hive and did not see any entry to place in the system tray. Could someone please give me a clue as to where to look so he will be happy again?


A:XP System Tray - remove icon

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Can I remove a program's tray icon ( the one that appears near the volume icon in the taskbar ) without removing the program nor closing it? I want to totally remove the tray icon from near the volume one in the taskbar, so that it would not appear while the program is running. I don't want to hide it, but to totally REMOVE it from the system tray, Can I? Can I edit the registry for doing that or something else?

I'm using xp

thanks! and sorry for not being very good in english

A:Q: Can I remove a program's icon from tray?

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I had a problem with a program that I installed, that required me to do a System Restore, which for the most part seems to have corrected the problems, but one remains that has me puzzled. Normally, upon rebooting the speaker icon has a red x for a second or two before disappearing, but now it doesn't disappear. The sound is working okay, the sound mixer doesn't show anything muted or awry and there is nothing amiss in the Device Manager's sound section, so what is with this X?

A:Red X On Notification Tray Speaker Icon

Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister

I had a problem with a program that I installed, that required me to do a System Restore, which for the most part seems to have corrected the problems, but one remains that has me puzzled. Normally, upon rebooting the speaker icon has a red x for a second or two before disappearing, but now it doesn't disappear. The sound is working okay, the sound mixer doesn't show anything muted or awry and there is nothing amiss in the Device Manager's sound section, so what is with this X?

Something changed in either registry or device driver. Is there anything not working?

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read closed topic so do as rq in there,
heres my Hijackthis.log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 16:51:43, on 20-02-2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
D:\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrustITM\Realmon.exe
C:\Program Files\WinTV\EPG Services\System\EPGClient.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\WinTV\Ir.exe
C:\ScanWizard 5\ScannerFinder.exe
C:\Program Files\Giganews Accelerator\GiganewsAccelerator.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CCC.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Mail\WinMail.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\RelevantKnowledge\rlvknlg.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackTh... Read more

A:relevant knowledge icon in tray ?

Hiya and weclome to Tech Support Guy

Are you still having this problem? If so, can you do the following:

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here or Here

Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.
The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply.
Extra Note:
If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process,if asked to restart the computer,please do so immediatly.
Download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home Users
Double-click SUPERAntiSpyware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
If asked to update the program definitions, clic... Read more

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i have an AOL icon in the system tray that i cant seem to get rid of. does anyone know how to make it so that it doesn't appear upon start up?

just for the record, it is not working by going to the start up options/preferences and unchecking the option that says to load aol in the background... i just want to get rid of the icon in the system tray.

this is what the help menu says about it

You can find the AOL tray icon in the Windows system. By clicking the icon once, you can open several menu options to handily access AOL settings or frequenly used options, such as signing on to the service.
The AOL tray icon is automatically added to your Windows system tray when you install AOL 9.0.
Click any of the links below to find more information about the menu options available from the AOL System Tray.
Signing On To the AOL Service
Start-Up Settings

AOL Spyware Protection
AOL System Information
but it doesn't say how to get rid of it.

A:Solved: AOL icon in the system tray-how can i get rid of it?

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All my anti-malware programs have an icon grouped together in the system tray(Avast, MBAM, SAS, Spybot S&D), making it easy for me to remember which ones to run in what order, except for Glary Utilities, which has one on the taskbar (technically, Glary Utilities isn't an anti-malware program but I like to run its 1-click Maintenance after running my anti-malware scans). Since Glary isn't grouped with the rest of my anti-malware programs, I tend to forget to run it. Is there anyway to create an icon for Glary in the system tray instead of the taskbar?

A:Putting an Icon in the System Tray

Glary utilities - Minimize to system tray

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the first solution did not detect a damaged or corrupted sndvol32.exe the second solution (microsoft) was aimed at a problem similar to mine but instead of not being able to add volume icon to systray because of error message, i AM able to add the volume icon to systray only to have it disappear after i restart my computer.... by the way i did try the 2nd solution anyway and it did not work....

A:Volume Icon In System Tray

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I have a situation where, every time I power up, some of my tray icons are missing (although any associated start-up programs *are* running). But the number that go missing tends to vary at each power-up. I can always get the missing ones to appear just by logging off my account and logging back on, but I shouldn't have to keep doing that.

What makes this situation doubly perplexing is that the pattern is unpredictable. I have 13 icons that are supposed to appear at every power up. (Nine are hidden by design, but varying the hiding options makes no difference whatsoever.) Two of them show up without fail. Five of them show up about 75% of the time (these include the the Windows sound control and battery power icons). Three show up about 40-50% of the time. And the last three almost never show up. Those numbers aren't precise, of course, but give you an idea how erratic the behavior is.

The computer is a Lenovo Thinkpad W530 laptop. This situation has been occurring for almost the whole time I've had the computer (about five months).

Any idea on what might be going on and I can fix it? Thanks.

A:*Inconsistent* Tray Icon Disappearance

Hi there ...

Notification Area Icons - Reset

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This icon has been appearing in my System Tray for a few weeks. It is two rotating blue C-shaped things. It only lasts for about a half of a second, but I was able to capture it using PrintScreen.

Can anyone identify it? I am kind of worried because I have no idea what it is or when it was installed.
The screencap is attatched.

A:Unidentified System Tray Icon

Look in Add/Remove Programs to see if the icon is there.

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