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#16 +Nik L

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 13:00

If I can just add:

 

Right click on taskbar / Properties / Notification area: Customise

 

That should show any icons and what they are




#17 xendrome

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 13:17

Also, you guys recommend msconfig? Comeon, get autoruns....



#18 OP leesmithg

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 15:58

Holy **** that is a lot of tray icons lol. Can't help identify the app sorry just had to comment on how many icons that is! Does that not slow your computer down to a crawl?!?

I already said what it is, scroll up.



#19 OP leesmithg

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 16:01

38 systray icons. Come on folks, one of you must have 40 or more. Beat the OP's record!

I did have 40, connectivity pro added itself twice so did NIS2013.

 

I aint bothered by all the icons, I got 16gb r.a.m. so doesn't slow me up.



#20 Tony.

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 16:03

I did have 40, connectivity pro added itself twice so did NIS2013.

 

I aint bothered by all the icons, I got 16gb r.a.m. so doesn't slow me up.

 

Not so much RAM usage, more like CPU usage.  But each to their own! :)



#21 OP leesmithg

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 17:53

Not so much RAM usage, more like CPU usage.  But each to their own! :)

 Only 3%, most times it's 1-8%

 

 cpu.gif



#22 +snaphat (Myles Landwehr)

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 02:44

 Only 3%, most times it's 1-8%

 

 attachicon.gifcpu.gif

 

Yeah, I'd imagine you'd only need to watch out for stray disk accesses assuming you are running on a spinning magnetic platter (if an ssd, prolly doesn't matter). Those apps should be idling 99% of the time since they are background processes.



#23 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 04:45

38 systray icons. Come on folks, one of you must have 40 or more. Beat the OP's record!

no, this is all I has :(

 

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#24 +techbeck

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 04:53

Windows Key + R

 

Type MSCONFIG

 

Go to Startup Tab

 

Analyze what is in the list that has a check mark next to it.  Look for anything weird, and uncheck that box.  Should also give the path to the file that is being loaded.  Also, spend some time cleaning up the system tray unless you like all those icons.  Restart and see if the icon is gone.

 

Also think if you installed anything new recently hardware/software wise.  Would also be a good idea to do a malware check with a couple different programs.



#25 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 04:55

Windows Key + R

 

Type MSCONFIG

 

Go to Startup Tab

 

Analyze what is in the list that has a check mark next to it.  Look for anything weird, and uncheck that box.  Should also give the path to the file that is being loaded.  Also, spend some time cleaning up the system tray unless you like all those icons.  Restart and see if the icon is gone.

 

Also think if you installed anything new recently hardware/software wise.  Would also be a good idea to do a malware check with a couple different programs.

lol oh the possibilities, like unchecking critical startup items, like OS :devil:



#26 +techbeck

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 04:59

lol oh the possibilities, like unchecking critical startup items, like OS :devil:

 

??  Nothing in the startup tab is critical to the OS working.  And anything unchecked, can be rechecked.  So really no way to mess anything up.



#27 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 05:00

??  Nothing in the startup tab is critical to the OS working.  And anything unchecked, can be rechecked.  So really no way to mess anything up.

Darn it :(

Nah, I was just fooling around, :)



#28 +techbeck

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 05:02

Darn it :(

Nah, I was just fooling around, :)

 

Ahh, ok.  Wasnt sure.  :)



#29 link6155

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 05:36

Try to see if you can find anything suspicious with Hijackthis: http://sourceforge.net/projects/hjt/

If you know what you're doing, check the suspicious item on the list to remove it.



#30 Decebalvs Rex

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 06:43

Looks like a HDD icon to me. Perhaps one of your hard disk monitoring software?