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Question about the status meter

New Member

Question about the status meter

Anyone have any idea why Bitdefender would suddenly see the status meter as a threat? All of a sudden I can't keep the status meter in my tray. It will launch, it accesses the modem and gives me an icon in the tray but soon after I close the window Bitdefender shuts it down.

I have removed it and reinstalled it several times but it's the same thing. This just started today.

This is all Hughesnet's fault! They deliberately disabled my status meter so I would run over my data limit and be forced to buy tokens!  ROTFLMAO!
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Assistant Professor

Re: Question about the status meter

More like BitDefender had an update that started flagging it for whatever reason. Do you run it as Administrator with same result?

May explain some of the other posts here about it not working.
Moderator

Re: Question about the status meter

I agree with BirdDog

Maybe because its trying to access your modem's IP BitDefender is freaking out about it... Have you tried this? http://www.bitdefender.com/support/how-to-add-exclusions-(exceptions)-in-bitdefender-2015-1307.html

Amanda
New Member

Re: Question about the status meter

Like I would take some of my own advice? How many times have we told someone to install it as the administrator or to try safe mode? Did I do that? Excuse me while I go flog myself.
New Member

Re: Question about the status meter

If installing as Administrator or safe mode doesn't work this will be my next stop.

My back hurts... was 30 lashes a bit harsh?
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Honorary Alumnus

Re: Question about the status meter

False postive.
New Member

Re: Question about the status meter

Apparently this is not a Bitdefender issue. I kept having the problem even after adding the exceptions. I even went so far as to remove Bidefender... still had the problem. Still have the problem.

It will not load on boot, but it will give me access to the meter, just no icon in the tray for any longer than about 20 seconds. Strange

Also I just noticed that my UPS icon also is not in the tray and does not load at startup.

I'd say it was a Windows 10 issue but there have been no upgrades recently.

Any thoughts?
Assistant Professor

Re: Question about the status meter

Windows 10 sucks? Sorry could not resist. So many updates and versions of 10 coming out willy–nilly it is no wonder there are these kind of problems IMO.

You do realize under the new MS model you are are a guinea pig for testing? They throw all kinds of junk in the updates for average consumers to see what happens before releasing to Enterprise editions.
New Member

Re: Question about the status meter

As I said there hasn't been an upgrade that would have caused this. Last upgrade was about 2 weeks ago maybe longer.

But you're right about making us test monkeys. If this is Windows 10 related it's the first problem I've run into. I can deal with it as the programs still work just don't have the icons like they should
Assistant Professor

Re: Question about the status meter

Well, I'm personally hating M$ more and more with this whole 10 thing. The way they're forcing it on people is disgusting IMO. I have to check every update each time they come out to make sure the malware GWX program doesn't get installed. If I'm still alive in 2023 I will move to Linux.