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Removing Unwanted Tray Icons

posted Mar 25, 2013, 10:40 AM by Joe Bieber   [ updated Mar 25, 2013, 11:17 AM ]

Sometimes when you uninstall a program in Windows 7, the un-installation process does not remove the tray icon from the notification area. Here's how to clear that out.

Open the registry editor.
Go to this key [HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Classes/Local Settings/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Currentversion/TrayNotify]
Look for 'IconStreams' & 'PastIconsStream' and delete them.

Use task manager to kill and then start 'explorer.exe'
or restart

The unwanted icons should be gone.