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Windows 7: Windows Explorer icon with padlock in notification area.

11 Nov 2015   #1
tlrsr

Win 7/64 Pro.
 
 
Windows Explorer icon with RED X in notification area.

Good morning people!
I have an issue I would like some help with. Every time I reboot my computer, a Windows Explorer icon with a red X appears in the notification area. When I click on it, it disappears and Windows Explorer opens. It remains gone until the computer is restarted. It first appeared about 4 months ago and I believe it was after some Windows security updates. It isn't causing a problem, I just want to be rid of it. It's annoying! Anyone have a solution?


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11 Nov 2015   #2
plodr

Home Premium and Pro 32 bit and 64 bit (4 computers)
 
 

So which is it?
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Windows Explorer icon with padlock
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Windows Explorer icon with a red X
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15 Nov 2015   #3
tlrsr

Win 7/64 Pro.
 
 

Windows Explorer icon with a red X, I had made that correction.
I can't believe nobody has encountered this condition.
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15 Nov 2015   #4
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

There is no Windows Explorer icon in system tray.
You don't mean this do you?

You sure it isn't the network icon? Does it look like a desktop screen?


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07 Jan 2016   #5
Sammo

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tlrsr View Post
Good morning people!
I have an issue I would like some help with. Every time I reboot my computer, a Windows Explorer icon with a red X appears in the notification area. When I click on it, it disappears and Windows Explorer opens. It remains gone until the computer is restarted. It first appeared about 4 months ago and I believe it was after some Windows security updates. It isn't causing a problem, I just want to be rid of it. It's annoying! Anyone have a solution?
I have this exact same problem with my Windows 10 64 system. I was thinking that it started when I recently tried out Bitdefender IS, but am not sure. I have not found any solution yet. Is there an answer?
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08 Jan 2016   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You might find help on our sister forum for you W-10 installation.

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08 Jan 2016   #7
Sammo

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
You might find help on our sister forum for you W-10 installation.

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Thanks!
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