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Unwanted items in the system tray

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#1 wayne937


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 08:52 AM

Is there any way to get rid of unwanted items in the system tray? Yesterday I saw an icon resembling what Microsoft sends out to do an upgrade. I clicked on it and after it had installed I realized it was a virus. It disabled my MSE Virus Program. I used Superantivirus to clean my machine and ran it a couple of times. After getting rid of the virus I uninstalled MSE and then reinstalled it again. I ran MSE a couple of times and everything came up clean so I believe the virus is gone. If in the future should this icon appear in my system tray again what area of the computer would I go to get rid of it.

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#2 wayne937

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 08:57 AM

Disregard on this request. I found the information. The information how to do this:

To remove an icon from the notification area
  1. Open Taskbar and Start Menu Properties by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33_47., clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Taskbar and Start Menu.

  2. Click the Notification Area tab, and then do one or both of the following:

    • To remove system icons, under System icons, clear the check boxes of the icons you want to remove.

    • To remove other icons, click Customize, click the icon you want to remove, click the drop-down list that appears next to the icon, click Hide, and then click OK.

  3. Click Apply, and then click OK.

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 09:38 AM

:thumbup2:  Thanks for the post back

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