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AVAST antivirus icon not showing in Notification area

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    AVAST antivirus icon not showing in Notification area


    Windows 8.1 upgraded from windows 8

    So far I have
    1. Clicked the arrow to view Hidden icons (it is not visible)
    2. Click on Customize to Show icons and notifications (AVAST is not even on the list)
    3. Opened Action Center to see that AVAST is turned on and up to date


    It was there and then it's gone. I have uninstalled it and then installed a new copy from a fresh download.
    Maybe this is something new but I feel a lot more secure with the icons showing.

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    Check Appearance under Settings...
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    Those are checked too.
    I checked Task Manager again found it disabled in Startup so I enabled it and it appeared doing its thing again.
    Thanks for help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    Those are checked too.
    I checked Task Manager again found it disabled in Startup so I enabled it and it appeared doing its thing again.
    Thanks for help.
    For users new to Windows 8 The old <Control> <Alt> <Delete> gets you to Task Manager and Startup Tab.
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AVAST antivirus icon not showing in Notification area
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