Uninstall Issue

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  1. bikpela_man

    bikpela_man Registered Member

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    I uninstalled Prevx 3.0 using add/remove programs and then used the Prevx 3.0 removal tool and it looks like the program was completley removed - at least as far as I can tell. The Prevx icon is no longer in the taskbar on startup.

    The only uninstall issue is that in Windows 7 Pro when I go to:
    Control Program > All Control Panel Items > Notification Area Icons
    there still exists the prevx.exe icon and the option is still given that I can choose to hide or show the icon and notification.

    How do I remove prevx.exe from this list of icons and notifications in the Notification Area Icons section of Windows 7, I am wondering? To me, it shouldn't still be in the list since I uninstalled the program.

    Thanks
     
  2. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    I "think" Windows leaves the previous icons in there. I've seen this for some other random applications (Skype in my case) so I suspect that's the case in general.

    However, I suspect someone else may have more experience with this than me!
     
  3. bikpela_man

    bikpela_man Registered Member

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    I was wondering if that was the case. We'll see if others will chime in. Thanks for the help/confirmation though.

     
  4. microbial

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    You're right. It does.

    If you want to clear all your 'old' notification icons, do the following:-

    (i) Use CCleaner to wipe old notification icons

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    and then run CCleaner


    (ii) Close CCleaner and open Task Manager. End explorer.exe process

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    (iii) Task Bar will vanish. Don't panic. Hit Ctrl + Shift + Escape to open Task Manager.

    (iv) Click File > New Task (Run...)

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    (v) Type explorer.exe and hit OK

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    Voila! Job done.

    Apologies for the crayon scrawl. I ain't no Picasso ;)
     
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  5. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    :thumb: Thanks for that! I didn't know that CCleaner had that in place! Certainly saves quite a bit of guesswork :)
     
  6. bikpela_man

    bikpela_man Registered Member

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    Thanks for the help!
     
  7. The Hammer

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    Is it a coding issue, and if so can it be rectified?
     
  8. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    I believe this is a feature of the OS to remember the settings you've had in place before in case you uninstall/reinstall an application - we don't set anything in these areas directly so the OS must be adding them behind-the-scenes.
     
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