Blinking taskbar not fixed!!!

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by shansmi, Apr 1, 2009.

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  1. shansmi

    shansmi Registered Member

    I was hoping this would be fixed in the next version but I guess not. I turned off Aero and it no longer happens but I did leave my taskbar set to autohide.

  2. shansmi

    shansmi Registered Member

    huh, no replies?
  3. funkydude

    funkydude Registered Member

    It's got nothing to do with the software it's a random Vista issue.
  4. shansmi

    shansmi Registered Member

    crapola. goes away when I rollback to v3 and I can sit here and turn aero off and on all day when v4 is installed.

    post something constructive or nothing at all please.
  5. arek1

    arek1 Registered Member

    I can confirm. On my system after upgrading to 4.0.417 taskbar sill flickering. After uninstalling NOD32 problem gone away. When installing taskbar starting blinking so it is for sure problem with NOD32.

    Best wishes
  6. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

    Some off topic posts removed. Let's remain civil in these forums.
  7. Mister Natural

    Mister Natural Registered Member

    Must be something else not playing nicely with v4. Perhaps you could try shutting down various running processes to see if it goes away or even updating your video driver.
  8. shansmi

    shansmi Registered Member

    I have found no other software that is conflicting besides Aero. With it off it does not happen with it on, the taskbar pops up/blinks every few seconds. Keep in mind I have my taskbar set to autohide at all times. If I roll back to v3, it does not happen with Aero enabled.

    I am only running node32v4 ATM but I can say I have turned off allits features individually and can not find the one doing this.
  9. loyukfai

    loyukfai Registered Member

    Noted possibly the same thing after upgrading from v3 to v4.
  10. webyourbusiness

    webyourbusiness Registered Member

    have you checked that you have the latest video driver for your gfx card?
  11. shansmi

    shansmi Registered Member

    All drivers for all componenets are up to date and I will say this spans multiples sets of each audio, LAN, chipset ad GPU driver.
  12. Marcos

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

    I use Win Vista 32-bit, no SP and have not seen such a problem. The taskbar stays hidden until I move the mouse cursor to its area.
  13. shansmi

    shansmi Registered Member

    ok, I am on Ultimate SP1 fully patched but requardless, if I roll back to V3 this does not happen.
  14. shansmi

    shansmi Registered Member

    Well drat!!! Still broken in v417. Maybe this will helpo_O

    Turn on Aero by:

    Control Panel >> Personalization >> Window Color and Appearance >> Color Scheme >> Windows Aero

    taskbar flickers...but not until after I rebooted post v417 install. all settings at default other than my defined weekly scan that has not triggered.

    Turn off Aero by:

    Control Panel >> Personalization >> Window Color and Appearance >> Color Scheme >> Windows Vista Basic

    No flicker.
  15. Mister Natural

    Mister Natural Registered Member

    I would be interested to know what video card and driver is being used by people that are experiencing this.
  16. loyukfai

    loyukfai Registered Member

    Intel 965; Driver version:; Vista; Aero enabled.
  17. shansmi

    shansmi Registered Member

    My rig is in my sig.

    GPU drivers are: 182.08 and 182.50 for sure but I cannot remember if v4 came out when I was running 182.06 or not.

    The drivers are properly removed and hten reinstalled.

    remove Physx, then the drivers
    boot into safe mode and run driversweeper
    boot into normal windws and install new drivers(physx and driver combo)
    reboot as prompted then configure quadSLI.
  18. mikeblas

    mikeblas Registered Member

    This happens on my Asus G1 laptop.

    I've got the newest available drivers; it uses an Nvideo GeForce Go card.
  19. NAMOR

    NAMOR Registered Member

    I'm seeing it with my 8800GT using official 182.50 drivers or the Xtreme-G 182.08 Vista32 modded ones.
  20. bradtech

    bradtech Guest

    There's probabaly already a version out that fixes it called 2.7 ;)
  21. agoretsky

    agoretsky Eset Staff Account


    The issue is under investigation. Please continue to post detailed information about your operating environments, including OS version, brand and model of video card and so forth. Thank you.


    Aryeh Goretsky
  22. shansmi

    shansmi Registered Member

    Thanks! I will supply anything I can. Just email me....

  23. lecatpuke

    lecatpuke Registered Member

    Vista Business 32-bit
    AMD Athlon X2 5000+
    ATI Radeon HD 4850 (Sapphire brand)
    Catalyst 9.4 drivers (same problem in 9.2 and 9.3)
    Obviously only when taskbar is on auto-hide (otherwise the Start button is fixed)
    Gigabyte motherboard (Socket AM2+)
    Realtek 889x HD Audio
    2 attached monitors (happens with one or both enabled)

    Notable background programs:
    Realtek HD Audio Manager
    Acronis-related disk management services
    Microsoft Intellipoint
    Windows Defender
    Windows Firewall

    I've tried numerous things to make it go away, and the only thing that seems to affect it is ending NOD32's gui.exe process. This causes the flashing to only occur on certain mouse movements (changing program focus, clicking buttons, etc). I've tried using Process Monitor to pinpoint what is happening at the time of the flash, and the only related entries I find are explorer.exe querying the registry for the current video settings (seems like a refresh).
  24. stevehal

    stevehal Registered Member

    I have the flickering problem pretty bad with 4.0.417.0.

    Intel quad 2.8 GHz
    Nvidia GTX 280 with latest drivers
    Vista 32
    Taskbar Autohide On (I temporarily turn it off to stop the flickering - but this is not a good option in the long run)
    Windows Classic theme (Aero is not used)


  25. Marcos

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

    This is actually a problem of Windows and certain applications. If you have an application that refreshes its icon in the system tray, Windows shows the whole taskbar and hides it immediately. We have read about this problem in connection with other applications as well and confirmed the behavior by removing / adding the icon refresh functionality. We'll most likely remove this functionality in future builds if no workaround is found.
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