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  1. iflog

    iflog Senior Member

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    I downloaded a couple programs which I didnt want any longer so I removed them properly. When I look at my show hidden icons, customise, the programs are still listed there. I even ran a CCleaners registry fix and went into the registry myself to remove any left over bits and confirmed there is nothing left. Yet when I look at show hidden icons they are still there. How can I remove them totally?
     
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    iflog Senior Member

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    Judging by the zero response it is either impossible or nobody has had this question posed to them before.
     
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    Thank you for the reply. I used the uninstall that came with the program. After that I tried CCleaner to remove anything that may have been left in the registry. I even went into the registry and hit "find" and removed anything else myself. There is no trace of the program anywhere but in the "show hidden icons".
     
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    Where are these hidden icons appearing? (we're like buses. You don't see one for ages, then two come along!!).
     
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    Taskbar - show hidden icons - customize
     
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    Old icons will live quite happily in the tray area forever without affecting anything.

    CCleaner gives you an option to clear the System tray:

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    You can also do it manually with a registry hack by saving this code as a reg file and merging it into your registry.
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify]
    "IconStream"=-
    "PastIconsStream"=-
    With the manual method you have to stop and re-start explorer.exe which can be done through the Task Manager (R-click taskbar for an open option) or re-starting the PC. Be aware that both methods restore default settings to all the notification area icons so your display preferences will need to be re-set (Remember to un-tick the CCleaner method after it has run!).

    Footnote In my experience, on Windows 7 the CCleaner method of clearing the notification area is a bit hit or miss. The manual method however, works every time.
     
    #7 Elmer, Nov 17, 2010
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    Sometimes you might have to go to the apps website and download an uninstaller tool from them....Like I just did with Avast Anti virus which will completely remove it.....so they say.
     
    #8 bassfisher6522, Nov 17, 2010
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    It looks like CCleaner got rid of one but there is still another in there. Its listed under Java(TM) Platform SE binary.
     
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    Did you try the manual method to remove the old icons?
     
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    Are you talking about icons in the system tray, if so go to CC cleaner and under advanced check tray notifications cache then run cleaner
     
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    Did that Sarge...Got rid of one but not the other.
     

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