This all started last week when I had some problems with my Mail and let an AT&T technician delete IE cookies, history, etc. I ended up later re-installing both IE and Mozilla to get back to normal.
The AVG Icon is now gone from the System tray, perhaps due to my actions. If I open the 'Taskbar & Start Menu Properties' box, and then the 'Customize Notifications', I have no AVG listed in 'Current Items' but show three in the 'Past Items' list:
1) AVG Anti-Virus (preceded by a power plug symbol)
2) AVG Running Scans (preceded by a folder)
3) AVG Anti-Virus: Internal Virus Database (preceded by a folder)
I did change the status of #1 to 'Always Show' but that made no difference; it remained a 'Past Item'
In re-installing IE, I was told to disable AVG by right-clicking the now-gone icon. Could this be the problem, and how do I reverse it? If not, what might be the solution?
Second General Question:
I did some searching but found nothing I understood to be applicable to this problem. Aside from lots of reading at sites like this, how/where does one learn about these (hopefully) simple and basic situations?