I continue to have a problem with the use of hnFAP and the icon in the tray. It appears to be running when I check the task manager but the icon only shows up when I shut ZoneAlarm and hnFap down and manually start hnFAP then ZoneAlert. I use the ZoneAlert default settings and my tray has about 6 other icons and I am running XP SP3. Is there a way to change the order of startup programs so I can start ZoneAlert after hnFAP?
Having said that, there are some possibilities to make changes.
Typically services start first, then registry items, then start group items.
Are you using the setting in hnFAPalert's configuration to make the program start with Windows? If so, that does it with a registry entry. If so, I would turn that off and make a manual entry in the startup group.
Conversely, if you are using a manual entry, delete that and use the program's own method.
New observations link the disapperance of the hnFAP icon to running a software utility called PC Tools Registry Mechanic. When I disable this utility from running, the icon stays in the bar. Since this SW is supposed to clean up registry problems it would seem the icon disapperance is linked to fiddling with the registry, any ideas on what could be involved here?
Its amazing to me that there are so many of these so-called registry cleaners. How can they know what I (as the programmer) had in mind for my program to write to the registry? Without knowing that, they can't possibly "clean" correctly!