Removing no longer used notification items from taskbar and startu



Is there some way to remove no longer used notification items from the
Taskbar and Start menu properties? I mean that place you find when you ---

Right click on the taskbar at the bottom of the desktop, (click Properties),
(click Hide inactive icons), (click Customize) then look in (Past Items).

In that place there is a antivirus 2009 folder, which is a virus I already
removed from my computer, and that is the only thing I am not able to remove.
I don't want to download any more softwares to remove it. I've already done
that. I just want to know if there is a way to remove things from that place
on my own.

Ray Parrish

Here's how you do it -

1.Open Regedit, Go to:


2.Delete the IconStreams and PastIconsStream values

3.Open Task Manager, click the Processes tab, click Explorer.exe , and
then click End Process .

4.In Task Manager, click File , click New Task , type explorer , and
then click OK .

Later, Ray Parrish


Hey thanks Ray Parish. It got rid of all those unneeded icons. Specially that
hateful antivirus 2009 folder. I don't know why I did not ask that question
earlier. I supposed they will start to build up again. But now I know what to
do. Thanks again.

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