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So I have this program that when it is uninstalled it leaves behind the entry in Notification Area Icons (Screenshot Attached)

How can I go about getting this removed?

I can shotgun blast it like this with cmd:

taskkill /im explorer.exe /f
reg delete "HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify" /v IconStreams /f
reg delete "HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify" /v PastIconsStream /f
start "Shell Restarter" /d "%systemroot%" /i /normal explorer.exe

But I am looking for a more precise method of finding and eliminating, preferably without killing explorer or rebooting if possible. 

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you need to refresh the explorer's tray cache in order to that list refresh its contents...

maybe there's a special hook you can use, IDK

Heroes, there is no such thing

One day I'll discover what IE.au3 has of special for so many users using it.
C'mon there's InetRead and WinHTTP, way better
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Try with this code :

_RefreshTray()

Func _RefreshTray()
    Local $hTray = ControlGetHandle("[CLASS:Shell_TrayWnd]", "", "[CLASS:ToolbarWindow32]")
    If @error Then Return
    
    Local $aOldPos = ControlGetPos("[CLASS:Shell_TrayWnd]", "", $hTray)
    Local $aPos = $aOldPos
    
    While 1
        For $x = 0 To $aPos[2] Step 5
            DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "SendMessageW", "hwnd", $hTray, "int", 0x200, "int", 0, "int", 0x10000 + $x)   ; WM_MOUSEMOVE
        Next
        $aPos = ControlGetPos("[CLASS:Shell_TrayWnd]", "", $hTray)
        If $aPos[2] = $aOldPos[2] Then ExitLoop
        $aOldPos = $aPos
    WEnd
EndFunc

Works for me with Windows 7 x64

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I'll try that tomarrow when I get back to work thanks jguinch.

I was looking at some of the task/tray UDF we had so far nothing has worked but I have confidence that this will :)

If not I'll just tell the application team to use the regdelete and let it go away upon reboot.

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