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Q: Question on network icon in system tray

Hi everyone,

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium (with Service Pack 1 installed) on a standalone laptop at home with access to the internet via a cable modem. Very occasionally after booting up, the "blue circle" sign, indicating "busy", does not clear from the network icon in the system tray, and it remains there during the entire session. (It's there as I type this.) However, everything still seems to work OK regarding internet access - I can access my mail server and anything on the web. So what is the significance of the blue circle? Should I be concerned if it fails to disappear?

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A: Question on network icon in system tray

It might be because of the wi-fi is still looking for a connection if the wi-fi is still enabled. You can try to disable/turn off your wi-fi and check to see if it does it. Most modern laptop have a key at the top to enable and disable wifi.

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I received a message from a friend asking about the network connectivity icon which can appear in the system tray. It's the icon of the two computer screens. Anyway, they lost their Internet connection and told me that system tray icon had the number '9' in it. I have never seen this before. I've see a red 'X' and an exclamation mark, but not a number.

Where can I find out what that number means? I cursor web search didn't help much. He's running Windows 7 Home Premium Edition (64-bit).



A:Question about the network connectivity system tray icon

must be dell.

press 'num lock' and "9" will be gone.

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Once again i have lost the Network Icon from the system tray.
It is also greyed out in the Notification Area.
This has happened before and reappeared later.
Any ideas please?

A:Network Icon not in System Tray

Hello Jeceris,

This may be able to help fix this for you.

Notification Area - System Icons

Hope this helps,

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I'm connected wirelessly with no connection issues, but the system tray icon is the one for a LAN connection with a red x on it and not the wireless icon. I noticed if I flip the switch to turn of the networking adapter it reverts to a wireless icon but of course with no connection.

A:Network Icon in System Tray

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I got a new IBM Lenovo about a month ago that was running Windows 8.1. Before doing anything I immediately upgraded it Windows 10. When I hover over the network icon it says "Not Connected-Connections Available." The thing about it is, is that I am connected to the network and the Internet. I did update the network card driver today. I thought that would solve the problem, but I'm at a loss. It wasn't really a big deal until I wanted to connect to twitter and the weather apps that pop up when you click the Windows button in the lower left corner. Any help is appreciated! Click submit

A:Network icon in system tray says I'm not connected, but I am.

Disable Windows from updating Device drivers, uninstall network device, reinstall after rebooting. Also unplug the Router/Gateway, wait about a minute and plug it back in and things should work.

The only other item that can cause this is third party network security software.

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Hi Everyone,

I had a few issues getting my ADSL up and running but after calling the ISP and following someone's directions to manually change the DNS or something i can now access the Internet. But there is no icon for the connection in the system tray, like there used to be. Does anyone know how I can fix this?

A:Solved: No icon for Network in system tray

Start-->Control Panel-->Network and Internet connections-->Network Connections-->Right Click your internet connection-->click properties-->scroll down and highlight tcp/ip in the list-->click properties-->down near the bottom check show connections.

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Hi, The small icon that sits in the system tray, bottom right, near clock,won't work, it should show 5 or 6 bars of signal strength, but does not......anyone know how to fix this......I am connected via a 3 ''dongle'' and everything is fine.......apart from this annoying little problem.................Del.

A:System Tray Network Icon Not Working

Hi Del80,

Welcome to the forum

Has your three dongle have software that is controlling your wifi? if so this could explain they your windows wireless Icon is not working because the Three software could supersede it.

Does it work fine when you are using your internal wireless card instead of the dongle? ( that is if you have an internal wireless card)

Also a screenshot or two would help.



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i did something to my laptop some how that caused the network connections icon in the system tray (right hand corner by the time/date) to be a permanent ethernet symbol...
it currently has an X in it because im on wireless but it doesnt show the signal bars.  ive toggled the WiFi on and off, ive cycled power on the laptop and even run malwarebytes thinking i had some sort of infection...  i was having a slow SLOW radio connection a little while ago and ran malwarebytes which cleared up that issue but my icons were all correct...
ive gone into the network connections troubleshooter and the control panel but i cant find anything to let me reset this...
thanks in advance...

A:network connections icon in system tray

Did you install anything prior to the problem? See this link if its applicable to your problem. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945011

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I have noticed that the little blue ball/circle disappears for a few seconds on the Network Access icon in the systems tray sometimes (Vista). That is the one in front of the two monitor icons that can display in an animated way. I have not noticed this phenomenon before much. I know it displays a red cross when there is no connection & an exclamation mark when there is some problem. I just wondered if it was necessarily unusual or anything to worry about.

A:System tray ' Network Accesss' icon.

I think it usually means that you've lost Internet access for those seconds, you probably still have access to your local network.

Do you connect via a router, if so maybe it's refreshing the connection, I don't really know but those are my thoughts.

When it used to happen to me on my old router if the ball was missing for a while a reboot of the router put everything back to normal.

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Am using Windows 7 Professional and suddenly the network icon has vanished from the system tray and there is no way to connect to Internet.
Am using Wi-fi connectivity from a Mobile for the network and connected through a Data Cable.

netsh winsock reset.
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns

No result from the above commands.

Tried CTRL + Shift + ESC
Processes explorer.exe -- End Process
Application New Task explorer.exe

Still no result

System was working fine till now but suddenly facing this issue.

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Sometimes when i reboot my PC the Network system tray icon would go missing, checking the notifications at control panel shows that network icon is unselectable and is at off, rebooting several times fixes the problem though, anyone know whats causing this ?

A:Network icon missing from system tray

Will post a picture to show you how to restore it

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I currently have the "window screen with the power plug."

I would like to change it to the Wi-fi icon (the three bars).

Is there a way?

A:How do I change the network icon in the system tray?

Welcome to the Seven Forums

The icons for that are in the pnidui.dll in C:\Windows\System32 you can extract the ones you want to use and the import them back in where you need.
You will need a Resource Hacker of your chose.
You will need to take ownership, give yourself permission, rename the .dll and change it - look at post #6 it will show you how Basic Networking Information
Then restart the PC
Then you will need to do this Icon Cache - Rebuild
If you need help let me know.

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hi, i am connect to internet by LAN network correctly but the network icon show disconnect!

click image to large.

i try dial-up and wireless internet connection, and have same problem with them.

please help me...

A:Wrong Network Icon in system tray

thanks for answer.
my internet works fine and every thing is ok except the icon near clock in taskbar, have red X over it.(see image)

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Hi guys,

Here's a goofy problem that's eventually happened to me on every Windows 7 install I've done. Has it happened to you?:

You want to connect to a wireless network, so you click the "network" icon in the system tray. But nothing happens; the usual network list doesn't appear. To see the menu, you have to open the Network and Sharing Center and click "Connect to a network". You must now do this each time?to connect or disconnect.

I realize this is more like basic Windows functionality than actual network stuff?but any idea what causes it, and how to fix it? Thanks, Ander

A:No pop-up when clicking system tray network icon?

No one could answer this? The same thing has happened to me, with every Windows 7 install I've done. No fix available?

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I work for the IT department of a medium sized company and one of the users if having a problem with her Outlook. When she tries to send a message it can take several seconds for the message to go to the outbox and several more for it to leave. She also said that the Outlook icon in her system tray has changed color. It used to be orange (which is how mine looks) and now it looks more like the icon for Outlook 2002. She is running Outlook 2003 on Windows XP. She is set up on an Exchange server.

Anyone have any ideas?

I have spoken to some of the colleagues here and looked on Microsoft's site but could not find any information.

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I'm not sure when this started I shut down my laptop Monday morning (it was fine) because I knew I was going to be away until Sat. I just restarted my PC and I cannot connect. I thought this was the router so I restarted it. There is no problem with the downstairs computer connecting to the internet. I noticed both my internet connection icons (wired and wireless) were missing from my system tray on my laptop. I cannot find them anywhere. My signal bar is fine and says that I am connected. I ran the network diagnostic with no problems. I checked the notification options to make sure that the icon is not being hidden that is not the problem. Antivirus scanned (no major infections) and malware scanned (no infections).

My wifi printer is not having a problem it stays solid and I checked device manager it says that both cards are working properly.

I did get a error message trying to shutdown but I cannot remember what it said so I tried restarting waiting for it to show itself again it has not so far.

I have never had any problem with this machine so far it is not bogged down with stuff and the clock is still there what is the problem?

I heard that sometimes icons fail to appear because of a timing issue what do I do? I cannot find the icons in the control panel either (network settings or internet options) nothing is shown in either area. Also my "connect to" option has disappeared from the start menu.

Please reply soon.

A:My Network Connection Icon Disappeared from the System Tray

System manufacturer and model?

Start/Run...type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter.

Are there any yellow markings evident by any item?

Are the networking devices reflected?


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Hi all,
Just a minor issue. When I boot up (or restart) my PC, all my system icons appear as they should, but a yellow triangle appears over the network icon (it is a wired connection). It goes away after a few seconds and internet access is normal. It never used to do this until a few days ago. Is this a normal thing? My PC boots up very quickly, as ages ago I disabled loads of useless start up programs. Aside from this, all is fine. The PC is Windows 7, with MSE security. Out of curiosity I actually uninstalled the security package to see if that was the cause, but it was the same. Thanks in advance.

A:Yellow triangle over system tray network icon

I would say its normal, perhaps the driver has been updated and it just takes longer to connect.
Mine has done the same.

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I have a Netgear WN111 USB wireless adaptor on my PC (802.11n NIC).

It works fine with my WiFi network, but it always displays the wrong icon in the System Tray when connected. It shows the signal bars greyed out, with a yellow star on top.

I have tried a Windows update on the driver, but Windows (7 ultimate) says it's using the latest driver.

Netgear only have a Vista driver for this NIC, tried this to no avail, same problem.

I have no other NICs enabled on the box (wired Ethernet port disabled in BIOS and nothing in Device Manager).

I have googled this issue and I'm not alone (and it's not just Netgear NICs affected). However all the solutions say remove & re-install the device. Done this, and it's made no difference.

Anyone got any other ideas?

Thanks & regards,

Jock in a Frock

A:Wireless network - System Tray icon wrong

If a re-install is the fix, you may need to do a complete re-install. That is uninstall the software, then delete all the .DLL and .SYS files the uninstall leaves. Then delete the .INF and .CAT files, remove all Registry entries for this NIC. Reboot several times and double check everything is gone. You might need to check if there is a special service running for this NIC if there is you will need to disable the service, reboot, delete the registry keys, and then delete all the files for the service. I would reboot and double check again. Once you are sure it is gone. Then on a CLEAN boot, Don't open any programs and if anything starts automaticly like Yahoo Chat etc. Exit it and all other programs. Then re-install the NIC. That should get it. -WS

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I manage a large community of machines (10,000+) and am working out how to upgrade them to Windows 10 Enterprise via an MDT server. So far so good, I've worked out a ton of bugs and quirks in the system but this one thing is driving me a bit crazy.

We use mostly Lenovo laptops and, under Windows 7, we use Thinkvantage Access Connections to manage network connections. Because of that we have turned off the network icon in the system tray (not grayed out, simply set it to Off). When upgrading to Windows 10 we've decided to remove Access Connections and let Windows handle network items. However, the network icon in the system tray is not being turned on by default after the upgrade and no solution I've found online has worked. I tried the registry modifications and GPO settings listed here but nothing works. The current users account is unaffected. However, if a new user logins to the machine the icon does show. I'm at a loss as to what to try next.

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I am having a problem getting the Network icon to display in the system tray in the Guest Account. I also can't click to check it in Properties under System icons. It is grayed out. I know this is an issue that has been solved many times, but this one is different because it is in my Guest Account and I can't edit the registry. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.


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I am having a problem getting the Network icon to display in the system tray in the Guest Account. I also can't click to check it in Properties under System icons. It is grayed out. I know this is an issue that has been solved many times, but this one is different because it is in my Guest Account and I can't edit the registry. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.


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I am having a problem getting the Network icon to display in the system tray in the Guest Account. I also can't click to check it in Properties under System icons. It is grayed out. I know this is an issue that has been solved many times, but this one is different because it is in my Guest Account and I can't edit the registry. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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I am having a problem getting the Network icon to display in the system tray in the Guest Account. I also can't click to check it in Properties under System icons. It is grayed out. I know this is an issue that has been solved many times, but this one is different because it is in my Guest Account and I can't edit the registry. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.


A:Network System Icon not Displaying in Tray in Guest Account

Perhaps THIS? (Do not click, download or install anything you see advertised on that page)

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Is there a trick to make the network icon display in the system tray in a guest acct.? The network icon displays just fine on my admin acct, but not when I'm logged into my guest acct. that my daughter uses.

Navigated to Control Panel > Personalization > Taskbar and Start Menu > etc., etc. and found the option to enable the Network icon is greyed out.

Any ideas how to correct this? Reg fix maybe?

Thank you,


A:Network icon missing in system tray on guess acct.

Hello Donna,

You might see if using the tutorial below to enable the Network icon may be able to fix this for you. It will need to be done from inside your administrator account.

Notification Area - System Icons

Hope this helps,

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Hi, I have an Asus Eeepc Netbook with Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit. I don't see the network icon (for some reason it disappeared) or the time in system tray. I went through the steps outlined here unsuccessfully. Any idea how to fix this? Thanks.
(I checked Device Manager and there are no conflicts, the network adapters are all there and showing no problems).

A:Network icon and time/date missing from System Tray

Hello! Try clicking on the little icon, and then customize. Then turn on all the notifications & icons you want from there.

Tell me how you get on!

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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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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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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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As you can see, it's not very smooth. The white curved lines have bluish spots inside. When I first installed Windows 10 on a virtual hard disk (vhd), nvidia drivers for my gtx 760 installed automatically by Windows 10 and the icon was very smooth. Later, I had to do a fresh install of Windows 10 on a Samsung Evo SSD and this time, it didn't install my graphics card driver automatically, I had to download it from nvidia's website. Anyway, how can I improve the look of this icon and make it smooth?

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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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I have a peculiar issue where I would need to have "Network and Sharing Center" open to be able to see that my my laptop's wireless connection. I would see the signal bar and also see the dreaded red x.

Even when I have it open, I can see it refreshing each second; like its losing connection and reestablishing.

My internet connection is working and has no issues.

What can this be?

Network and Sharing Center - Open
Network and Sharing Center - Open and refreshed

Network and Sharing Center - Closed

A:Correct Network Tray Icon - Requires Network and Sharing Center Open??

That will probably be your Ethernet connection, not your wireless adapter, you can disable it in the bios if you don't use it.

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I'm preparing a laptop for transfer to someone else and have deleted all my network accounts (wireless) in the Control Panel. But over in the Sys Tray, when I click on the network icon, my two connections are still listed (name and name-guest). How do I delete those? Win 7x64. Thanks,

A:Deleting my own network connections listings (sys tray network icon)

When you click on the network icon in the System Tray, it will always list all of the Available Wireless Networks in the area, including those of your neighbours if their signal is strong enough. However, if you've already deleted your own networks in Control Panel, the computer won't be able to connect to them again until the encryption key is re-entered.

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I am trying to figure out how to get the envelope icon to appear in the tray when a new message arrives. I looked in outlook and there is a setting to show the envelope, but it doesn't show in Windows 7. It worked fine in XP. There is nothing under the customize icons for the taskbar. Any thoughts?

Outlook question:
Also, is there a way to remove the items in the outlook tree (ex. journal, tasks, notes, etc)?

A:Outlook tray icon question

Right click the offending item (Calendar, etc)
Navigation Pane options

select/deselect an item

Set this option.

This may not be necessary -
Send yourself (or otherwise recv) an email, causing the icon to appear. Once it is in the sys tray, drag it to the visible area.

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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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Hello, I am new to SevenForums

Anyway so up until the beginning of the month my networking tray icon was working fine, showing the bars that show for WiFi and stuff... but now it just shows the LAN connection icon with a red "X" on top of it...

System Specs

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
6GB of RAM
AMD E-350 Processor 1.60 GHz

A:Tray Icon for Network always showing a red X?

Lets try flushing DNS cache and renewing your IP.

Flush the DNS cache and restore MS's Hosts file ...
Copy and paste these lines in Note pad.

@Echo on
attrib -h -s -r hosts
echo localhost>HOSTS
attrib +r +h +s hosts
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh winsock reset all
netsh int ip reset all
shutdown -r -t 1
del %0

Save as flush.bat to your desktop. Right click on the flush.bat file to run it as Administrator.

Your computer will reboot itself.

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I have installed Windows 7 Manager from Yamicsoft, I made some changes and its removed the network and icon from my tray?? I didnt choose those option in the program, I have checked and the options to show tray icons is enabled - it is in Windows 7 too, ive also tried enabling the network icon through GPEDIT to no avail - also tried following some advice from microsoft website which involved deleting two reg entrys and reloading explorer.exe - still no joy.

can anyone help with this? the network (wifi) still works..

I did make a restore point before I ran W7M but would like to try and fix without restoring


A:Network icon missing from Tray

You may also try the steps mentioned below to resolve the issue:

1. Go to Start > Run (or Windows-key + "R"), type in "regedit" and hit "OK".

2. Navigate to the key "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion \TrayNotify"

3. Delete the values "IconStreams" and "PastIconsStream"

4. Now open up the Task Manager (Ctrl + Shift + Esc), go to the "Processes" tab, select "explorer.exe" and click "End Process"

5. Now open the "Applications" tab and click "New Task..." at the bottom-right of the window.

6. In the message box that pops up type in "explorer.exe" and hit "OK"

7. Explorer.exe will reload, and the missing icons should now be back in the system-tray where they belong.

If the registry keys are missing try other steps.

Please let me know if it resolves

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


A:ATI icon in system tray

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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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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

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Can anybody please tell me what this ICON is in my system tray. I cannot mouse over it, right click it or left click it. I have tried to disable everything in MSCONFIG startup, I have tried Hijack this. The icon changed from a straight line to a half moon and frrom red to greem at times.

A:Can anybody please tell me what this ICON is in my system tray

Dejavu. That's the second one in two days I seen posted. Will try & find the other thread to see if they got a response.

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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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how do you delete icons off of the system tray at the bottom right corner. so it doesnt take that long to start up and load. thank you.

A:System Tray Icon

The problem is really the programs behind the icons, not the icons themselves. These programs are "startup programs" that automatically run when you start your machine.

There are a couple of utilities that you can use to control your startup programs. My favorite is PC Magazine's StartUp Cop (I don't have a URL for it at hand, but you can Google it); I've seen a recommendation for StartMan (in another forum), available at:


There's also a utility that comes with Windows which will do the same thing but I usually avoid it.

Now for the important part: do NOT turn off all startup programs. If you do, you may well disable something important, so important that you may not even be able to boot your machine. If you mess up, start your machine in safe mode and then use the utility to undo the damage.

Take a look at the startup programs and see if you can recognize them, either by their name, or by their directory. I would recommend turning them off one at a time, to make recovery easier.

Hope this helps...

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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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