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Defender icon now shows in System Tray - Windows 8 and 8.1

Q: Defender icon now shows in System Tray - Windows 8 and 8.1

I am not sure when and what update this occurred during, but the Windows Defender icon now appears in the system tray, under 2 systems:

Windows 8 Core
Windows 8.1 Pro
To make the icon appear, simply launch Windows Defender from the Start Start.

During a system scan.

During an update.

Mouse-over, during update.

There is currently no context menu added by Microsoft, for Windows Defender on Windows 8, 8.1 and 10.

Thanks for reading.

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A: Defender icon now shows in System Tray - Windows 8 and 8.1

I hope they will add a context menu entry and will improve Defender further, many people rely on it as AV
its right behind Avast according to OPSWAT

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I know for a fact that Windows Defender did not have an icon in the notification tray/taskbar in Windows 8/8.1. I'm talking about the bottom right and if you have/had Win 7 using MSE you would have the icon (green house with checkmark and flag) if enabled.

When Windows Defender did not have the same functionality for its icon people were really up in arms and many threads talked about hacks to get it to appear. Well all of a sudden I noticed that it was available and if I select "Show icon and notifications" under customize it appears. If I hover over it it shows "PC Status: Protected" just like MSE.

Does anyone else see this? When did it happen? I would have thought I would see some mention of it somewhere since it was a feature (lacking) that really bothered people.

edit: There is even a tutorial here on how to add it. And it says "Windows Defender does not have a icon in the notification area, but it does run in the background by default and will give you a notification if it detects anything."

Windows Defender - Create Shortcut in Windows 8

I'm pretty sure it is not showing because it detected something. Like I said its showing just like the MSE icon.

A:Windows Defender icon now shows in notification tray

I noticed that change a while back actually, so have some other folks,

There's a Windows Defender Icon in my Taskbar - Microsoft Community

I kind of like it myself.

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I uninstalled Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta 1 with the intent of reinstalling it because the program was not recording previous scans. When I went to the Microsoft download page I found that the Beta 2 version, Windows Defender, was available. I installed it, and it is up and running without any apparent problems, but it did not put an icon in the system tray. Unable to find any relative information, I would like to know if anyone knows whether there is, or is not supposed to be an icon in the system tray.

A:Windows Defender: No Icon In The System Tray

There is no icon in Beta 2.Paul Thurrotts Super Site for Windows has a very good article on Windows Defender.Well worth reading.If i could remember how to include a link,i would do so.Do a Google instead.Regards.(Mod edit: here is the link for those interested. http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/windefender_beta2.aspjgweed)

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How can we add Windows Defender icon to the system tray like we had MSE?

A:Can we add Windows Defender icon to system tray?

You can pin it to the taskbar if you like.  Perform a search for Defender and when the Windows Defender icon appears, right-click on it and then Pin to Taskbar.Carey Frisch

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Computer runs on Windows XP Home SP2. Since the last two or three monthly Window updates, that yellow shield icon - the Windows Update icon - no longer shows up in the system tray. I tried to locate it under "previous elements" (I'm translating from German since my computer language is in German), but it's not there. I only know when Window updates have been downloaded when I want to shut down the computer and I have the option to either first install the updates, after which the computer will shut down automatically, or shut down the computer without installing the updates. Before, when I had the shield icon, I could click on the icon and then choose express installation or customised installation. I can no longer do so simply because that icon is missing. This means that I can only install the updates when I'm shutting the computer. It's a nuisance. I can't even see WHAT the computer has downloaded - the name and number of the fix (unless I go to the software option in the control panel...after the installation). Anyway...how do I fix this display problem?

A:Solved: Windows Update icon no longer shows up in system tray

Try: command > services.msc look if the automatic update service is started and running. Try to stop and set to Automatic then start button

Best luck

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I've noticed that when my computer first boots up, Windows Defender opens almost immediately when I double-click the system tray icon, but after opening it the first time, subsequent attempts take ~10 seconds after double-clicking the icon.
Any ideas? I've already checked and it's not in the middle of a scan or anything. Also, I've opened Defender from the settings menu (there's a button that says "Open Windows Defender") and it opens instantaneously via this button even when it's opening slowly from the system tray.

Is this normal behavior or is something strange going on here? This is basically a completely fresh install of Win 10 and I'm pretty sure I don't have any viruses or malware going on...

A:Windows Defender takes ~10 seconds to open from system tray icon

Mine (Ver 1607 AU) does the same? When I open from system tray, it takes a long time to open.

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The house has 2 laptops connected to a mobile hotspot.
Both connect fine to the internet. One is a Lenova (Win7 64bit).
When it connects, its wifi shows 2 or 3 bars (for this house,
3 bars is high). The second computer is a Toshiba that I got
2 years ago and it has always shown 5 bars. Because it was the
first Win 7 machine in the house I assumed that was the way it
was supposed to be, until we got the Lenova.
I have searched the Net for some answer, but found none. I have
cleared the Tray Notification Cache with CCleaner but that did
nothing. I ran a program that someone said would fix missing
tray icons and that did nothing.
I have considered swapping that dll file with the icons in it
(forgot the name right now) that I assume both the Toshiba and
Lenova have. Since they both have Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1,
I would think the file would be the same. I am just not sure
what would happen.

For other information, the wifi icon will show other 'phases',
When I say phases, I mean: not connected, connecting, can't connect and
connected, but it will not show the separate bars.

I find this a little odd and a little maddening that the all powerful google can't help me!


A:WiFi system tray icon always shows 5 bars when it shouldn't

Go to the Computer manufactures website and Help-support section for Wifi driver updates,
They will usually have a utility to auto search all existing drivers and post the updated releases,
You can also try Intel directly but most will recommend getting them from the manufacture's website.

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Its never been there before, and now it its. To make matters more interesting, it has an exclamation mark on it. When I click it, it says check for new definitions. I do, it comes up with nothing, but the exclamation point stays..

Whats up with that?

A:Windows Defender tray icon just popped up w/ exclamation point and cant get rid of it

Reboot your machine and see if it can get its updates....

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So, this is not a major issue but kind of annoying. Recently I have noticed that the system tray icon for the wireless network always has that little red X and if I open the Network and Sharing Center it says "You are not currently connected to any networks." When I click "See Full Map" it shows a line from my PC to the Router but the line from my router to the internet has a red X.

The thing is, I am connected to the internet. I can go online just fine. Any ideas?

A:network system tray icon shows not connected but I am connected

Hello Serg, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sometimes a simple restart of the PC will sort the network icon for you.

If not, then a quick disable and enable of the wireless network usually will toggle it back with the correct icon.

Hope this helps,

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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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how do i get a icon for windows defender in the system tray?

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Hello everyone. I just installed the Enterprise edition that is good for 90 days. My initial impression is it's a vast improvement over the previous test copies.

Okay, here's my question: Is it possible in any way to add a system tray icon for Windows Defender?

If not, then can I add it to my Quick Launch bar, which I enabled?

Thank you! Jd

A:Windows Defender: Can I Add to System Tray?

Try hitting the start button, search windows defender, once the icon pops up, drag it to your desktop and then drag it to the tray. For some reason it doesn't go from the programs list on the start menu to the tray.

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i downloaded the new version of windows defender which stated they will now let up put the icon in the system tray but i can not find where it allows me to set this up. does anybody know how to do this?

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So my problem is a little different than the others. I can't seem to get rid of my Windows Defender icon, despite the fact that I am not using it as my AV protection. I have the latest ESET Anti-Virus installed, which is listed on their websites as being compatible with the Anniversary Update. I don't have any entries for the icon in my Start Up list. However, the icon is still there. I can shut off Defender, but the icon remains. I don't want two active scanners running at the same time.

Is there a way to shut down Defender for good, or somehow tell Windows 10 I have other AV installed...so stop assuming I don't?

A:Defender Icon Shows - Using Other AV

Hey mate,

Using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to turn off Windows Defender should do the trick for you.

Windows Defender - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

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Like most of us, I got the little Windows 10 Upgrade icon in my System Tray a while back. Just before the upgrade was released, I opened it and was told that my PC was ready for the upgrade. Now if I open the icon, I just get a white window with the little "busy circle" going around and around and the message "Please Wait".  I've let it run for over an hour and nothing every changes.
I don't plan on upgrading to Windows 10, so I can do without this icon. How do I get rid of it, especially since it seems like it no longer works?

A:How do I get rid of the Windows 10 Upgrade icon in my System Tray...???

Hi Warthog-Fan You can get rid of the "Get Windows 10" app by uninstalling the KB3035583 that installed it.Uninstall a Windows Update - Command PromptFollow the instructions below to uninstall a Windows Update manually via the command prompt.On Windows Vista & 7, click on the Windows Start Menu, then enter cmd in the search box, right-click on the cmd icon and select Run as AdministratorOn Windows 8, drag your cursor in the bottom-left corner, and right-click on the metro menu preview, then select Command Prompt (Admin);On Windows 8.1, right click on the Windows logo in the bottom-left corner and select Command Prompt (Admin);Enter the command below (you can copy/paste it, to paste in the command prompt, right-click inside it and select Paste):wusa /uninstall /KB:3035583Let me know the outcome of the command: either it uninstall the update or either it says that the update isn't installed on the system;

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Apologies if this has already been asked elsewhere. I don't have the Get Windows 10 icon in my System Tray. I've tried installing all Optional updates, but still no icon despite Windows Update stating I'm up to date.

I've got both KB2952664 and KBKB3035583, which seem to be prerequisites for Windows 7 SP1 users, but noticed the following updates aren't installed:


All three give the error code 80070308. Do I need these updates for the Windows 10 icon to appear? If so, how do I install these updates? I have a Dell Studio 17 laptop running Windows 7 Premium 64-bit.

Thanks in advance.

A:Get Windows 10 Icon Not Appearing in System Tray

You can try this https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058

(option two) Windows Update - Reset

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Not important in the vastness of all things Windows 7 but an irritation that has me baffled .... how do/can I get the Windows Media icon to appear in my system/task tray please?

I have Windows Media Centre selected to show icon and notifications but that only shows when updating.

I would like to have easy access to my DVD and CD music playing and so thought that having Windows Media icon in the tray would be the way to go?

All and any help most gratefully received please.

A:Any way to add Windows Media icon to system tray please?

Start Windows Media Center and right click icon on task bar, pin to taskbar. Hopefully you will like this? Then you can start WMC with a single click.

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I can't get rid of the windows update icon in my system tray. When I hover over it, it says "Downloading Updates 0%". How do I get rid of it?

A:Windows update icon in system tray

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I am not very technical so please be patient with me.

In the system tray there is no longer an option to turn Windows Update icon on or off.

Not sure what happened to it.

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Yesterday I installed about 18 updates. Also hid a few. Now the Windows Update icon is not appearing in my system tray even though there are still updates to install (and my MSE definitions updates definitely are new today).

Nothing changed on my system. I even unhid the updates I hid but still no notification. It tells me it checked at 1:37 pm today so it is checking/working but the darn icon is not showing. If I change the icon behavior and then put it back to "show icon and notifications" it says "This notification icon is currently not active, it will be shown the next time it is active". The icon was always there. Now it is not. I have to manually open windows update rather than clicking on the icon. Any ideas?

A:Windows Update icon no longer in system tray

I had to being this thread back to life.

I noticed that I too have started to have this problem, BUT it is on my old Win XP Sp3 OS!!!

I always for ages had selected let windows download updates but let me choose when to install them. This would cause the WU yellow shield to pop up in the tray letting me know there were updates available and I could click on the balloon to select them.

This past week with latest updates the yellow icon showed up when the latest updates were downloading but after it was finished that task the icon disappeared!

Well actually I noticed that it will flash in the tray for about a couple of second and then disappear again. If I try and click on it nothing happens and it goes away.

Something interesting when I looked in the customization for the tray icons I see my yellow icon listed as "past items" for downloading updates AND also Windows Security Alerts, AND as WIndows Task Manager.

I wonder what is going on here. I have to assume it is something to do with WU, but I have to say that if I go to Microsoft Updates the latest updates are there and available for installation as well. So they WERE downloaded into the system. Just the option of selecting them via automatic updates is gone .

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I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 Laptop that is one year old. It has 2GB of memory with a Duo Core T5600 processor. I am using Windows XP Home Edition with SP2. I have Norton 360 (recently upgraded to 2.0, but after the below described problems begin), Spy Sweeper, and Registry Mechanic installed. I also have Dell Support Center installed on computer.

I have my Windows Updates set to “notify me but don’t automatically download or install them”. I recently got a Windows Update Notification icon in my system tray. It was the update for SP3. As soon as I started to download it, it closed out and the icon in the system tray went away. For the first few times that I started up my computer afterwards, the icon would flash in the system tray then immediately go away. Finally, it got to the point that it would not even flash in the tray.

Does anyone know what caused this? Is it a Windows problem or a Norton problem? I have a desktop with all the same stuff on it that I have on this laptop, but the problem doesn’t occur on the desktop. I found one entry on a Symantec tech forum talking about this exact problem, but there was no solution posted.

A:Windows Update Icon Missing In System Tray

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This is my first post so please forgive my "rookie-ness". I am running Windows XP with service pack 2. I recently downloaded a game for my kids (Sally's Spa) and the instant that the game's installation began, the Windows Security Alerts icon (the red shield with an x in it) appeared, stating that automatic updates were turned off. I have had SP2 for quite some time and I always keep the automatic updates set at "Notify me but don't automatically download or install them", and I never had that icon in my system tray until now.

I looked in task manager and saw two processes that I am certain were never there before: wscntfy.exe and svrhost.exe. I was able to stop svrhost.exe, and remove all instances of it in the registry, however, wscntfy.exe cannot be stopped. I suspect there was some sort of virus or malware riding along with the game, but with my limited knowledge I have not been able to find anything in my windows folders or in the registry that looks suspicious. I am only assuming that something sinister is going on since it's been years since I upgraded to SP2 and never saw this icon. I even tried changing my settings to allow updates to be automatically downloaded and installed but these changes did not reflect within Security Center nor did the icon go away. Can anyone tell me where I should begin to delve into this? Thanks.

A:Windows Security Alerts Icon Suddenly In My System Tray

svrhost.exe is malware as described here.wscntfy.exe is the Windows Security Center (introduced in Service Pack 2) and it displays a tray icon indicating the status of updates, virus protection, and firewall.When Microsoft updates are available (for XP SP2), a small yellow shield (icon) with an exclamation mark ("!") appears in the systray as shown in the first screenshot here. After it loads, you will see a notification ballon that says "Updates are ready for your computer...Click here to install the updates"updates" as shown here.". The notification balloon also tells you when the new updates have been downloaded and are ready to install. If you click on the balloon another window titled "Automatic Updates" opens and asks "How do you want to install updates?" You are offered the choice of "Express Install (Recommended)" or "Customer Install (Advanced)".The color of the shield depends on your security settings. Red indicates "Your computer might be at risk" as shown here. You can read more about this feature here.Also see "Manage Your Computer's Security Settings" and "FAQs about Windows Security Center.Some types of malware infections will alter your settings from their defaults or from what you may have configured them to do. So after cleaning the infection you will have to reset them.Lets do some scans to investigate if anything else is lurking on your system.Please print out and follow these instructions: "How to use SDFix". When using this tool, you must use th... Read more

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I had some problems with some kind of trojan that disabled System Security.
I found a tool, fixed this and now everything runs perfectly and 'safe' but now I have a Red X On Network Icon but it's working properly.

Can anybody tell we what could cause this and what's the (re)solution for this?

Any suggestions or help is welcome.

A:Solved: Windows 7 64-bit Enterprise: Red x on Network System Tray Icon

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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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How can I do this? When I rightclick the taskbar and choose notification area > customise, I have the "always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar" ticked (I much prefer this) but this stops be being able to choose "Only show notifications" for Action Centre (yet I can for other programs). How can I fix this? Thanks

A:Hide Windows Action Centre icon in System Tray when no problems?

Right click on the task bar and choose properties, then go to the "Notification area" then click on "Customize." Now your ready to hide that little pesty bugger. . .

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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

A:wlan icon and sound icon on system tray not working

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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yup, one of those. it doesn't seem to be messing with anything but who knows. it's taking cpu juice and making my fan run higher.
i've tried the various malwarebites, microsoft scan, and one other with the ccleaner afterwords. nothing worked. i was on a different thread and read about combo fix. i ran it and the problem seemed to go away. back in non safe mode the tray icon was gone but my comodo security kept updating over and over and didn't recognize previously trusted apps and programs on startup. i tried to uninstall comodo to reinstall fresh and the fake icon came back.
i ran combofix in safemode and here's the log. please help me get rid of the stupid thing entirely.

A:fake windows security center with system tray icon and warning balloons

Hello, Welcome to TSF.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools > Subscribe to this thread) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your logs are clean. Remember that although your symptoms may vanish, this does NOT mean that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in the order I have them listed.

Please do not install or uninstall any programs, or run any other scanners or software, unless I specifically ask you to do so. Also please copy and paste logs into the thread, rather than add them as attachments.

Please download and run the following tool to help allow other programs to run. (courtesy of BleepingComputer.com)
There are 3 different versions. If one of them won't run then download and try to run the other one.
Vista and Win7 users need to right click and choose Run as Admin
You only need to get one of them to run, not all of them.


It is possible that the infection you are trying to remove will not allow you to download files on the infected computer. If this is the case, then ... Read more

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How can I make Windows Defender icon in the notification bar appear when my system starts up?
I tried to toggle the switch to show the User Interface in the notification bar but that did not seem to help, but I toggled it back to OFF as shown from the image.

I just want the icon itself to show in the notification area as soon as my system starts up like shown in my other image.


A:Windows Defender icon not showing when system starts up

I think you need this setting:

Open Settings, in the Search box type 'Select' and click the first found item. Scroll down to Defender.

(If you're using another AV, it won't appear).

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Any way to add the Windows Defender icon to the System area of the Desktop TaskBar like Microsoft Security Essentials used to do? I miss it for some reason.

A:Add Windows Defender icon to System area of TaskBar

Hello Rich,

Not that I know of so far, but I got these if they may be able to any.

Windows Defender - Create Shortcut in Windows 8


Windows Defender Cascading Desktop Context Menu - Create in Windows 8

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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)
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd... Read more

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 am having major problems with my computer!
I have an Icon in my system tray that has a pop up window saying 'Critical System Error' - When I click the ballon it takes me to software down loads!
Whwn I use IE I get load and loads of pop ups, and self installing files. My computer is running very slowly also!

I have run Norton Antivirus and Spybot Search & Destroy, removed all nasty files etc - but I am still getting the same problems.

My Hijackthis log is pastes below:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 17:38:34, on 18/11/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\cc... Read more

A:'Critical System Errors' Ballon/Icon in System Tray - Browser Pop Ups etc!!

have had this many times, if possible try to ignore it till u get a response from security tech,there are many suggestions on web, best way i have found before i knew how to remove it was to open task manager when the programe was open as in the large sign u get saying your computer is infected etcetc to see the process then identify which process it is by closing all others right click on the process in task manager and click jump to process,it will highlight then click end process

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Hello to whomever responds to this thread. This is the first time I've used one of these help forums and my knowledge of computer lingo is limited, but I'd be greatful if you could help me with this problem.

A little while ago I downloaded an application which turned out to be a 'trojan', or so I believe. Upon opening it I received an error report, and my antivirus program (Symantec) informed me that several items with .trojan in their name had been detected and deleted. I was also advised to reboot my computer, and after doing so I became aware of a little red shield icon in my system tray. Clicking it brings up a question which reads:

"Would you like to update your security software and download System Live Protect?"

I have not clicked yes because I believe this may be a problem. Furthermore, whenever I open Internet Explorer, there is an error report: "Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close."

I am unsure as to whether these two problems are related, but that is my suspicion. Is there anything that can be done?

Thanks for reading

A:System Live Protect Icon In System Tray And Internet Explorer Error Report

I just looked around on the web and there are a lot of folks with this problem but no answer. Use the programs below and let's see what they find. It is definitely something you don't want.Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds. http://www.superantispyware.com/Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Post a Hijack This log in the Hijack This Forum by following the directions in the link below if the programs above have not removed ALL malware. DO NOT post the log in this forum.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------How To start Windows in Safe Modehttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/

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I've been having some very slow system issues today and have checked that system resources seem to be at normal levels - CPU usage at around 20% and Memory usage at around 50% during normal operating.

However I have noticed a new icon in my system tray which I can't identify, can't click on, and has no text when I hover over it. Can anyone recognise it? It looks like a grey/silver square or box with something green on it - no idea what it's trying to represent

Does anyone know what it represents?

Cheers, Smootus

A:Unknown icon in system tray - slow system - pic attached

try clicking customize and find it in the list that opens, it may have some details there,

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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


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As we all know that we can view the file folder and other installed software icon of another user on it's desktop folder as on C:\Users\<user name>\desktop. But how can we view the quick lunck icons which are put by the user on the task bar ?

A:Icon at System Tray

Quick launch! I haven't used that since before Windows 7. You pin programs to the taskbar now to accomplish the same thing.
Though google tells me that Win 7 does still have it as a hidden/legacy feature: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/975784/guided-help-enable-the-quick-launch-bar-in-windows-7

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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.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/579044/support-thread-for-the-get-windows-10-app-not-working/

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


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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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