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Notification icons and removed programs

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    windows8.1;OSX 10.10.3;vb with debian,ubuntu and Windows 10 TP

    Notification icons and removed programs


    I have removed SpyHunter and HPNotify programs and regedit and its find does not see those words also. But still customise notification icons area shows those icons and options. How to get rid of them for those removed programs.

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    Windows 8.0 x64


    This tutorial should fix it up:

    Notification Area Icons - Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums

    It is under Windows 7 but it also applies to W8.
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    windows8.1;OSX 10.10.3;vb with debian,ubuntu and Windows 10 TP


    Thanks. It has worked.
    But I have one more question. This bat file resets registry. When I searched reg, I did not find any ref to those programs. Any reason, Please?
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    Windows 8.0 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by L V Gandhi View Post
    Thanks. It has worked.
    But I have one more question. This bat file resets registry. When I searched reg, I did not find any ref to those programs. Any reason, Please?
    I don't know all the ins and outs of it. But my understanding is the system keeps a cache of notification icons. It probably only replaces an old one if it needs the space to add one. So the manual flush is needed to get rid of those for uninstalled programs. Unfortunately the Registry is a largely undocumented beast. Many setting are only known because authors tinker with things to see what happens, then blog or write books.
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