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Avast tray icon missing
« on: July 13, 2003, 02:34:38 AM »
Ok, not sure what's going resident protection is still active but my tray icon is gone. Ashdisp.exe is running, so icon should be visible. Also, my Sygate firewall icon is missing. Could this be a virus? TIA.

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Re:Avast tray icon missing
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2003, 10:36:56 AM »
I don't think so. This can happen when explorer crashes and is automatically restarted by system. In this case not all tray icons are restored.
If this is the case re-logon should help you... Or kill ashDisp from task manager and run it from avast! folder.


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Re: Avast tray icon missing
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2009, 07:32:25 AM »
Same problem no tray icon, And I am not sure if it is in the start up.


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Re: Avast tray icon missing
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2009, 09:20:33 AM »
"Or" u could just repair avast!^^

"Or"Uninstall avast!, Download avast! from a reliable source, and install a fresh new installer^^

Good Luck^^


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Re: Avast tray icon missing
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2009, 05:02:24 PM »
avast! icon missing - As a temporary measure until this is resolved you can create a desktop shortcut for this file C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe (the avast icon and interface to the providers).  Right click on the file and select Send To, Desktop (create shortcut). You will need to run this after each boot until the problem is resolved.

What other security based software do you have that might block new startup entries, e.g. Spybot S&D (TeaTimer), AdAware (AdWatch), SpySweeper, Spyware Doctor (StartUpGuard or OnGuard), PrevX, WinPatrol, ProcessGuard, etc. ?

Check the option in the Appearance tab of Program Settings. Or Make a link to ashdisp.exe in your startup folder. I wouldn't try this as a first option (but a final one) as you won't be able to find the true cause of the problem.
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