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How do I know which process is a tray icon?

  1. #1

    Posts : 32
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    How do I know which process is a tray icon?

    There is an icon that shows up at every start up.
    It is a camera application for sure, but I couldn’t find what it is neither from task manager/startup nor from programfiles/x86?
    It shows as disconnected, therefore I can’t start the application.
    Open property page, special effect, snap shot, zoom, face tracking are all grayed out and the only option is exit.
    I couldn’t even make the icon bigger.
    Does this sound familiar?
    It is a newly installed OS and probably hundred drivers and programs were installed in one day, so it is hard to figure out which one was that.

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    P.S.: Nothing related, but it is 6 am on a Sunday morning and (I am guessing) a lady, is cleaning the house with a loud cleaning machine.

    P.S. 2: I am a new Windows 8 user and I would like to say hello to all from both from seven forums and new from eight forums.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 1,883

    It's likely ran from C:\Windows\ or C:\Windows\System32\ folder.

    Two things:

    1) In Task Manager, add the column to be able to see "Command Line"

    2) Check this: Startup Items - Manage in Windows 8
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  3. #3

    Posts : 32
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    I found out what it was.
    It was tsnp2std.exe, a Microsoft Windows application.
    The icon was so poorly designed that I never thought it would be a Microsoft application. I thought that it was an application installed with the driver of a camera. That is why I was looking for an unknown publisher, not Microsoft.
    I disabled it. Why was a camera application was in startup in Windows? It was disconnected anyway.
    Anyway, thanks for the reply.

    P.S: I couldn’t do that command line thing though.
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