Yeah.. lol. The graphics on that application were a bit off putting the first time I saw it too. I guess the people who make it would rather focus on having code that works correctly than wasting time making the interface look shiny. Do not be deceived by it's appearance. AVG detected the application because it has the potential to make damaging system changes, not because it is dangerous. That is inherent in any application that fixes damaged systems. CCleaner does not detect errors either, it detects remnants and left over entries. In fact I would caution you against using ANY registry cleaner, including the CCleaners registry function. (as a "point and shoot-remove all" type application) You should carefully review all detections by these programs and not act on them unless you completely understand the implications. The purported "excess registry entries slow down your machine" is a fallacy. When removing applications if you want to completely remove them and all associated registry entries I recommend Revo-Uninstaller. It's pretty interface is will please also.
I assure you, I am a system administrator for a medium sized company and I WinAIO on my own machines to fix errors when either (1) I can't figure it out easily (2) I can't be stuffed running loads of commands. I have done for years without problems. So don't worry.
Let's keep trying to fix the issue at hand then...
Let's see if it's not beingcaused by a local policy
- Press Windows and R key together to open the run box.
- Type “gpedit.msc” in the box and hit Enter.
- Now, navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, and Start Menu and Taskbar in left pan of Group Policy Editor.
- Locate “Turn off Taskbar Thumbnails” in right pane of Group policy editor and double click on it.
- Select Disable and click on Apply and then on OK.
Is the problem resolved?
Edited by TsVk!, 25 January 2017 - 09:35 PM.