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    Sorry if i'm in the wrong forum but can someomne tell me how i can get rid of an icon?
    The problem is that back along i downloaded a antivirus called trend micro,it worked fine but i decided to take it out.I manage to uninstall the programe but it has left it's icon in the place of my external hdd icon, it is also in add and remove but every time i try to uninstall it i get a message saying error and it will not allow me to remove it.

    So at the moment i've got avg free but i want to install kaspersky anti-virus but kaspersky wont allow me to install it's programe as it clashes with trend micro and ask me to uninstall that first before installing kaspersky.
    Hope you can help
    Thanks.

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    Thanks Skizo.

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    Skitzo,Sorry for my stupidity but i'm not sure what i've got to download.

    Is it Gibinsoft.net?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MultiForce View Post
    Yep.

    Download that.
    Open the process called Gipo@MoveOnBoot
    Drag the icon in question into the 'Browse' space.
    Choose delete.

    I'm not looking at it right now, but if I remember, that's the order.

    After a reboot, the icon will be gone.



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    Skizo, when i move the icon into the browser it says that this folder is not empty do i wish to continue do i apply yes, only the icon in question is my external hdd, that is the one that is place with the trend micro icon.

    I've got about 50gb of programs in that folder. If i say yes would it just get rid of the icon or all the contents that is in that folder as well.

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    Unplug it first , it is external right ? Unpluging and reinstalling should reset the icon as well but you should be able to go into Device Manager for that .
    Last edited by peat moss; 01-24-2007 at 01:21 PM.

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    @peat the external hardrive icon won't appear unless it is plugged in
    So Tony do not do it

    I don't agree at all with skizo's solution.
    of simply deleting it....deleting what exactly, your harddrive?
    His biggest problem is that trend micro did not uninstall correctly

    1. I would check the web for trend uninstall problems /won't uninstall etc http://www.google.co.in/search?q=tre...ient=firefox-a
    or check trendmicro support

    2. I would Run a registry cleaner (a very simple one is ccleaner, goto tools)
    if that doesn't work

    3. rebuild icon cache. http://www.google.co.in/search?q=reb...ient=firefox-a
    if that doesn't work

    4.Search the files for any relation to TrendMicro and then Search the registry for all associations of trend micro, and delete the correct ones. (be careful)

    There is probably a folder somewhere, where the actual icon is being held... probably in a folder called "Trend Micro" or something
    but as stated he can't install another antivirus until the other one is removed from the registry.
    I heard mac never gives these problems...hmmm
    Last edited by zedaxax; 01-24-2007 at 02:33 PM.

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