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(NT) (NT) Does anyone have any idea

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Tomron, The Question Is...

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Do you have TeaTimer or "SDHelper" enabled in Spybot? If so, then the icon will stay there. It's supposed to be that way.

On Windows XP, the taskbar has a special feature which "covers" the system tray icons that haven't been used for a while (Hide incactive icons). It doesn't mean that they aren't actually running in the background, they are..Windows 2000 doesn't have the option to hide those icons and therefore, all system tray icons are displayed..(Personally, I don't like the "Hide inactive icons" option on XP. I choose to show all icons in the system tray..Of course, I only have two or three there anyway so it's not a big deal.)

That said, if you have either of the "Resident" programs running on Spybot, then the icon needs to be running in the system tray. It's supposed to. If you want to disable TeaTimer or SDHelper and make the icon go away, then open Spybot in the "Advanced" mode, then click on the "Tools" tab on the left side, then click on the "Resident" icon and UNCHECK both boxes on the right side.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Grif

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Regarding:

TT's icon registered in your task bar settings as
"always show" instead of " Hide when inactive" so you thing its live even tho actually disabled.

I right clicked on task bar and could not find this.

I figured that maybe a another OS might show different results.You said Windows 2000 doesn't have the option to hide those icons and therefore, all system tray icons are displayed.

There's my answer,my OS is 2K pro.

Thanx Grif.

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Did You Check In Spybot Settings?

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Don't check the system try icon.Check inside Spybot's settings.

Although you say it's disabled, are both boxes, TeaTimer and SDHelper UNCHECKED? If they're not, then one or the other is enabled and that's why the icon is in your system tray.

Only one of those items needs to be enabled for the icon to be shown in the system tray.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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(NT) (NT) I forgot to mention ,they are both checked

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(NT) (NT) Then Both Are Enabled & The Icon Belongs There

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(NT) (NT) Much appreciated

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