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Launch icons disappear

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Ray, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Ray

    Ray Flightless Bird

    Windows XP Pro Sp3 IE8

    Every time I boot up some of my launch icons which used to show are gone. Some do but
    after a while they all disappear except the server connection icon.

    I installed the latest Google update and now it has to be reinstalled each time in order
    for the icon to appear on the desktop and the launch bar. I updated the Vipre
    antivirus program but can't recall if the icon problem happened before or after that.

    I also have the black bar problem in my IE8 browser page which it appears cannot be fixed.

    --
    Ray
    _________________________________________________
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Why, you're just full of problems, aren't you?

    What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications running
    in the background when you installed IE8 and/or SP3?

    Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?

    What third-party Windows Themes software is installed (e.g., Stardock
    WindowBlinds)?
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    Ray wrote:
    > Windows XP Pro Sp3 IE8
    >
    > Every time I boot up some of my launch icons which used to show are gone.
    > Some do but after a while they all disappear except the server connection
    > icon.
    > I installed the latest Google update and now it has to be reinstalled each
    > time in order for the icon to appear on the desktop and the launch bar. I
    > updated the Vipre antivirus program but can't recall if the icon problem
    > happened before or
    > after that.
    > I also have the black bar problem in my IE8 browser page which it appears
    > cannot be fixed.
     
  3. Ray

    Ray Flightless Bird

    My antivirus programs are Microsoft Essentials and Vipre 4.0. I have only one running at
    a time. Vipre was upgraded two days ago.

    Anti-spyware is Tuneup and Superantispyware. Both current. Neither of these were
    installed when I installed IE8. I have never used any Norton or McAfee applications.

    I do not have any third party themes installed.

    --
    Ray
    _________________________________________________


    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:uyGzDr%23vKHA.1692@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Why, you're just full of problems, aren't you?
    >
    > What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your subscription
    > current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)? What third-party
    > firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications running in the background when you
    > installed IE8 and/or SP3?
    >
    > Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the computer (e.g., a
    > free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought it)?
    >
    > What third-party Windows Themes software is installed (e.g., Stardock WindowBlinds)?
    > --
    > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    > MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >
    >
    > Ray wrote:
    >> Windows XP Pro Sp3 IE8
    >>
    >> Every time I boot up some of my launch icons which used to show are gone. Some do but
    >> after a while they all disappear except the server connection
    >> icon.
    >> I installed the latest Google update and now it has to be reinstalled each
    >> time in order for the icon to appear on the desktop and the launch bar. I
    >> updated the Vipre antivirus program but can't recall if the icon problem happened
    >> before or
    >> after that.
    >> I also have the black bar problem in my IE8 browser page which it appears
    >> cannot be fixed.

    >
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Which was installed first, Vipre or MSE?

    Have you purchased Vipre?

    You should only have one (1) anti-virus application installed & loading at
    boot. With your current set up, chances are that neither of them are
    working properly, hence your problems.


    Ray wrote:
    > My antivirus programs are Microsoft Essentials and Vipre 4.0. I have only
    > one running at a time. Vipre was upgraded two days ago.
    >
    > Anti-spyware is Tuneup and Superantispyware. Both current. Neither of
    > these were installed when I installed IE8. I have never used any Norton
    > or
    > McAfee applications.
    > I do not have any third party themes installed.
    >
    >> Why, you're just full of problems, aren't you?
    >>
    >> What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    >> subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than
    >> Defender)? What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these
    >> applications running in the background when you installed IE8 and/or SP3?
    >>
    >> Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    >> computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you
    >> bought it)? What third-party Windows Themes software is installed (e.g.,
    >> Stardock
    >> WindowBlinds)? --
    >> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    >> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >>
    >>
    >> Ray wrote:
    >>> Windows XP Pro Sp3 IE8
    >>>
    >>> Every time I boot up some of my launch icons which used to show are
    >>> gone.
    >>> Some do but after a while they all disappear except the server
    >>> connection
    >>> icon.
    >>> I installed the latest Google update and now it has to be reinstalled
    >>> each
    >>> time in order for the icon to appear on the desktop and the launch bar.
    >>> I
    >>> updated the Vipre antivirus program but can't recall if the icon problem
    >>> happened before or
    >>> after that.
    >>> I also have the black bar problem in my IE8 browser page which it
    >>> appears
    >>> cannot be fixed.
     
  5. Ray

    Ray Flightless Bird

    Vipre

    --
    Ray
    _________________________________________________


    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:-Of$DD2HwKHA.5940@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Which was installed first, Vipre or MSE?
    >
    > Have you purchased Vipre?
    >
    > You should only have one (1) anti-virus application installed & loading at boot. With
    > your current set up, chances are that neither of them are working properly, hence your
    > problems.
    >
    >
    > Ray wrote:
    >> My antivirus programs are Microsoft Essentials and Vipre 4.0. I have only
    >> one running at a time. Vipre was upgraded two days ago.
    >>
    >> Anti-spyware is Tuneup and Superantispyware. Both current. Neither of
    >> these were installed when I installed IE8. I have never used any Norton or
    >> McAfee applications.
    >> I do not have any third party themes installed.
    >>
    >>> Why, you're just full of problems, aren't you?
    >>>
    >>> What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    >>> subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than
    >>> Defender)? What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these
    >>> applications running in the background when you installed IE8 and/or SP3?
    >>>
    >>> Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    >>> computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you
    >>> bought it)? What third-party Windows Themes software is installed (e.g., Stardock
    >>> WindowBlinds)? --
    >>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    >>> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Ray wrote:
    >>>> Windows XP Pro Sp3 IE8
    >>>>
    >>>> Every time I boot up some of my launch icons which used to show are gone.
    >>>> Some do but after a while they all disappear except the server connection
    >>>> icon.
    >>>> I installed the latest Google update and now it has to be reinstalled each
    >>>> time in order for the icon to appear on the desktop and the launch bar. I
    >>>> updated the Vipre antivirus program but can't recall if the icon problem
    >>>> happened before or
    >>>> after that.
    >>>> I also have the black bar problem in my IE8 browser page which it appears
    >>>> cannot be fixed.

    >
     
  6. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Repost: Have you purchased Vipre?

    Ray wrote:
    > Vipre
    >
    >> Which was installed first, Vipre or MSE?
    >>
    >> Have you purchased Vipre?
    >>
    >> You should only have one (1) anti-virus application installed & loading
    >> at
    >> boot. With your current set up, chances are that neither of them are
    >> working properly, hence your problems.
    >>
    >>> My antivirus programs are Microsoft Essentials and Vipre 4.0. I have
    >>> only
    >>> one running at a time. Vipre was upgraded two days ago.
    >>>
    >>> Anti-spyware is Tuneup and Superantispyware. Both current. Neither of
    >>> these were installed when I installed IE8. I have never used any Norton
    >>> or McAfee applications.
    >>> I do not have any third party themes installed.
    >>>
    >>>> Why, you're just full of problems, aren't you?
    >>>>
    >>>> What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    >>>> subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than
    >>>> Defender)? What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these
    >>>> applications running in the background when you installed IE8 and/or
    >>>> SP3?
    >>>>
    >>>> Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    >>>> computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you
    >>>> bought it)? What third-party Windows Themes software is installed
    >>>> (e.g.,
    >>>> Stardock WindowBlinds)? --
    >>>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    >>>> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Ray wrote:
    >>>>> Windows XP Pro Sp3 IE8
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Every time I boot up some of my launch icons which used to show are
    >>>>> gone. Some do but after a while they all disappear except the server
    >>>>> connection icon.
    >>>>> I installed the latest Google update and now it has to be reinstalled
    >>>>> each time in order for the icon to appear on the desktop and the
    >>>>> launch
    >>>>> bar. I updated the Vipre antivirus program but can't recall if the
    >>>>> icon
    >>>>> problem happened before or
    >>>>> after that.
    >>>>> I also have the black bar problem in my IE8 browser page which it
    >>>>> appears cannot be fixed.
     
  7. G. R. Woodring

    G. R. Woodring Flightless Bird

    Check the log files for SuperAntispyware. I had an instance where it removed an
    entire program folder from C:/Program Files\. I only found out why the program
    disappeared when I found it listed in SuperAntispyware's log. If you find a
    file (or files) has been removed you will need to determine if there is an
    actual infection or a false positive.

    Not saying with any certainty that this is your problem but it is one place to
    look. Check logs for other anti-virus/anti-malware programs, too.

    --
    G. R. Woodring

    Date: 3/10/2010 12:21 PM, Author: Ray Wrote:
    > My antivirus programs are Microsoft Essentials and Vipre 4.0. I have only one running at
    > a time. Vipre was upgraded two days ago.
    >
    > Anti-spyware is Tuneup and Superantispyware. Both current. Neither of these were
    > installed when I installed IE8. I have never used any Norton or McAfee applications.
    >
    > I do not have any third party themes installed.
    >
     
  8. Ray

    Ray Flightless Bird

    Purchased

    --
    Ray
    _________________________________________________

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:%23Bxrt4IwKHA.3896@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Repost: Have you purchased Vipre?
    >
    > Ray wrote:
    >> Vipre
    >>
    >>> Which was installed first, Vipre or MSE?
    >>>
    >>> Have you purchased Vipre?
    >>>
    >>> You should only have one (1) anti-virus application installed & loading at
    >>> boot. With your current set up, chances are that neither of them are
    >>> working properly, hence your problems.
    >>>
    >>>> My antivirus programs are Microsoft Essentials and Vipre 4.0. I have only
    >>>> one running at a time. Vipre was upgraded two days ago.
    >>>>
    >>>> Anti-spyware is Tuneup and Superantispyware. Both current. Neither of
    >>>> these were installed when I installed IE8. I have never used any Norton
    >>>> or McAfee applications.
    >>>> I do not have any third party themes installed.
    >>>>
    >>>>> Why, you're just full of problems, aren't you?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    >>>>> subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than
    >>>>> Defender)? What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these
    >>>>> applications running in the background when you installed IE8 and/or SP3?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    >>>>> computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you
    >>>>> bought it)? What third-party Windows Themes software is installed (e.g.,
    >>>>> Stardock WindowBlinds)? --
    >>>>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    >>>>> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Ray wrote:
    >>>>>> Windows XP Pro Sp3 IE8
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Every time I boot up some of my launch icons which used to show are
    >>>>>> gone. Some do but after a while they all disappear except the server
    >>>>>> connection icon.
    >>>>>> I installed the latest Google update and now it has to be reinstalled
    >>>>>> each time in order for the icon to appear on the desktop and the launch
    >>>>>> bar. I updated the Vipre antivirus program but can't recall if the icon
    >>>>>> problem happened before or
    >>>>>> after that.
    >>>>>> I also have the black bar problem in my IE8 browser page which it
    >>>>>> appears cannot be fixed.

    >
     
  9. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Uninstall MSE & reboot.

    Ray wrote:
    > Purchased
    >
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23Bxrt4IwKHA.3896@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Repost: Have you purchased Vipre?
    >>
    >> Ray wrote:
    >>> Vipre
    >>>
    >>>> Which was installed first, Vipre or MSE?
    >>>>
    >>>> Have you purchased Vipre?
    >>>>
    >>>> You should only have one (1) anti-virus application installed & loading
    >>>> at boot. With your current set up, chances are that neither of them
    >>>> are
    >>>> working properly, hence your problems.
    >>>>
    >>>>> My antivirus programs are Microsoft Essentials and Vipre 4.0. I have
    >>>>> only one running at a time. Vipre was upgraded two days ago.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Anti-spyware is Tuneup and Superantispyware. Both current. Neither of
    >>>>> these were installed when I installed IE8. I have never used any
    >>>>> Norton
    >>>>> or McAfee applications.
    >>>>> I do not have any third party themes installed.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> Why, you're just full of problems, aren't you?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is
    >>>>>> your
    >>>>>> subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than
    >>>>>> Defender)? What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these
    >>>>>> applications running in the background when you installed IE8 and/or
    >>>>>> SP3? Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed
    >>>>>> on the
    >>>>>> computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you
    >>>>>> bought it)? What third-party Windows Themes software is installed
    >>>>>> (e.g., Stardock WindowBlinds)? --
    >>>>>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    >>>>>> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Ray wrote:
    >>>>>>> Windows XP Pro Sp3 IE8
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Every time I boot up some of my launch icons which used to show are
    >>>>>>> gone. Some do but after a while they all disappear except the server
    >>>>>>> connection icon.
    >>>>>>> I installed the latest Google update and now it has to be
    >>>>>>> reinstalled
    >>>>>>> each time in order for the icon to appear on the desktop and the
    >>>>>>> launch bar. I updated the Vipre antivirus program but can't recall
    >>>>>>> if
    >>>>>>> the icon problem happened before or
    >>>>>>> after that.
    >>>>>>> I also have the black bar problem in my IE8 browser page which it
    >>>>>>> appears cannot be fixed.
     

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