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iflog

Honorable Member
#1
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?
 


iflog

Honorable Member
#2
Judging by the zero response it is either impossible or nobody has had this question posed to them before.
 


iflog

Honorable Member
#4
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".
 


Elmer

Extraordinary Member
#5
Where are these hidden icons appearing? (we're like buses. You don't see one for ages, then two come along!!).
 


iflog

Honorable Member
#6
Taskbar - show hidden icons - customize
 


Elmer

Extraordinary Member
#7
Old icons will live quite happily in the tray area forever without affecting anything.

CCleaner gives you an option to clear the System tray:



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.
 


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#8
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.
 


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iflog

Honorable Member
#9
It looks like CCleaner got rid of one but there is still another in there. Its listed under Java(TM) Platform SE binary.
 


Elmer

Extraordinary Member
#10
Did you try the manual method to remove the old icons?
 


#11
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
 


iflog

Honorable Member
#12
Did that Sarge...Got rid of one but not the other.
 


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