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Solved: Security Center Icon missing from Control Panel

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Toobusy, Oct 10, 2008.

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  1. Toobusy

    Toobusy Thread Starter

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    Our laptop became infected with the XP Antispyware 2009 malware. It turned off our security center and Kasparsky Anitivirus.

    We were able to remove the malware and clean the system but now the Security Center Icon is missing from the control panel. Under "services" it shows that Security Center is running "automatically" but I have no way to access the program without the icon (that I know of).

    OS:
    Windows XP Home Service Pack 3

    Thanks for any help in restoring the icon. If I can't get this corrected, my only tought was to reinstall Service Pack 2 (have a disk which includes Windows Security Center) then run the windows updater and update it back to Service Pack 3.
     
  2. Toobusy

    Toobusy Thread Starter

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    Thanks to Kellys-Korner I found the answer!

    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_abc.htm
    Control Panel - Icons Missing

    Click Start, Run and enter REGEDIT

    Go to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\don't load

    Look in the right pane and you'll see the Control Panel Icons that have been disabled. You can either right click on the "don't load" subkey and select Delete to restore all disabled icons, or you can right click on each of the items in the right pane and select Delete to selectively restore them. Scroll up to Control Panel Applets for a listing of what each one is.

    The change will be seen the next time you open Control Panel.
     
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