remove icons in the notification area icon screen

Posted on 2010-09-14
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Friend bought new Dell Studio XPS 8100. After getting it setup for him, my first order of business was to remove Mcafee and clean the system which I did. However, there is one Mcafee icon that I have not found a way to remove and that's the mcagent.exe in the Notification Area Icons.Can't find any reference to it in the registry or any where on the hard drive other than the customize icons in the Notification Area. Have ran the Mcafee cleaners and everything else I could find but it is still there.
Question by:anaron
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ID: 33678692
I would try the registry cleaner in ccleaner,

Author Comment

ID: 33678716
Already tried - did not remove the icon.

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ID: 33678729
Wow, I am really striking out, will think more.
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Author Comment

ID: 33678771
Been looking at that link for a couple hours. Kind of unsure as I can't find any documentation of anyone that actually got it to work.

Author Comment

ID: 33678914
Being an XP guy, I was a little leary of experimenting with Win 7 but I gave up, set a restore point and went with TonyReba's link suggestion. It worked! Did have to reset personal preferences for the remaining icons.

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