Thursday, March 20, 2008

Disappearing Symantec Anti Virus Tray Icon (VPTray)

Maybe you want that stupid yellow shield (I think that's what it is... looks like an old mouse to me!) gone, and maybe you don't.

If you want it back and you can't seem to figure out how to get it back check out the directions here:
Symantec Support


Or just go ahead and try this:
To enable the system tray icon on unmanaged clients
  1. Exit all open programs.
  2. Click Start> Run. The Run dialog box appears.
  3. Type regedit
  4. Click OK. The Registry Editor appears.
  1. Go to the following key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Intel\Landesk\VirusProtect6\CurrentVersion\AdministratorOnly\General

  2. In the right pane, double-click the following value:

    ShowVPIcon

  3. Change the value to 1.
  4. Close the Registry Editor.
  5. Restart the computer.
To add the registry value to the Run key
  1. Exit all open programs.
  2. Click Start> Run. The Run dialog box appears.
  3. Type regedit
  4. Click OK. The Registry Editor appears.
  5. Navigate to the following key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

  6. Click Edit> New> String Value.
  7. Name the value "Vptray" and press Enter.
  8. Double-click Vptray.
  9. Type the path to Vptray.exe, enclosing it in quotation marks, and press Enter.

    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP:

    "C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\Vptray.exe"
    or
    "C:\Program Files\Navnt\Vptray.exe"

  10. Close the Registry Editor.
  11. Restart the computer.