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How to remove taskbar icon?
« on: June 09, 2003, 01:30:42 PM »
How do I remove the taskbar icon? I've disabled the resident protection, and the standard shield. When I right-click the taskbar icon and do "stop on-access-protection and exit" nothing happens. I don't like that my taskbar gets filled with all these annoying icons, so I would like to remove the Avast icon!

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Re:How to remove taskbar icon?
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2003, 01:47:48 PM »
Use MSCONFIG.EXE to disable all Avast components which are loaded at  startup, but be aware that it will come back after each Update, or kill the ashdisp.exe via the Taskmanager.
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Re:How to remove taskbar icon?
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2003, 11:42:39 PM »

I know that you said you dont like icons cluttering your tray, but AVAST is the one icon you should leave.
If you want to remove the "i" icon, then right click on it, and select the "merge with main Avast".
The "a" icon assures you that Avast is functioning, and when it is checking files and emails.  This is one of Avast's features that make the program so great.

But if you want them removed, then raman's instructions will do the trick.

Good Luck


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Re:How to remove taskbar icon?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2003, 01:12:51 PM »
Thanks guys! Seems there is no easy way to remove it forever, but maybe I'll let it stay there.

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Re:How to remove taskbar icon?
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2003, 09:04:36 AM »

if all you want is to get rid of the icon, you can do this by opening the file called <avast-folder>\data\avast4.ini, and adding the following line to its[AAVM] section:


Hope this helps,
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