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Windows 7: Removing ghost entry from systray


20 Jul 2009   #1
J23

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Removing ghost entry from systray

This one has me perplexed. Over the weekend I switched from nod32 to avast. Long story. Anyhow I managed to uninstall nod32 with no help from them I might ad and install Avast. All seemed good in the world. Except when I checked in the new 7 systray collecter bar thingy (it's early) ...there was an entry under hide icon,show icon, etc. for egui.exe I have scraped the registry. Every aspect of my system. Even the vista partition. Nothing is there.
Anyone know how to remove this thing? Sure I can just choose to not show it but I could never live knowing it's there. Lurking.
Thanks for any help,
J23


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20 Jul 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

Go to the below registry key and delete IconStreams and PastIconStream

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify

You may need to reconfigure any settings you have though
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20 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Quote:
You may need to reconfigure any settings you have though
What do you mean exactly?
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20 Jul 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robertoszwald View Post
What do you mean exactly?
You may need to reconfig your preferences on what icons to show or hide.
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20 Jul 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by J23 View Post
This one has me perplexed. Over the weekend I switched from nod32 to avast. Long story. Anyhow I managed to uninstall nod32 with no help from them I might ad and install Avast. All seemed good in the world. Except when I checked in the new 7 systray collecter bar thingy (it's early) ...there was an entry under hide icon,show icon, etc. for egui.exe I have scraped the registry. Every aspect of my system. Even the vista partition. Nothing is there.
Anyone know how to remove this thing? Sure I can just choose to not show it but I could never live knowing it's there. Lurking.
Thanks for any help,
J23
Hello J23,

Resetting the notification area icons should get rid of this old icon for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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20 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

ok. thanks mikinho
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21 Jul 2009   #7
J23

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello J23,

Resetting the notification area icons should get rid of this old icon for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks alot. As advertised. Great stuff!
Regards,
J
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21 Jul 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome J. I'm happy to hear you got it sorted.
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08 Jun 2010   #9

windows Ultimate
 
 

Once I have done that and it was gone. I have another problem, so I install the antivirus again and uninstall it. Now the egui.exe is there. It will not goe away on the notification icon.
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