Before I post this, I will remind you that I am only a volunteer here in the forum and am not speaking on LS's behalf...
To quote my post in another Topic on the subject by lee88
: So How Do We Remove Tray Icon, Lavasoft? We Don't Want It There!
Whilst I have only my own impressions as to the purpose of the aawservice icon -to enable licensed users to abort scheduled scans which from the greyed-out right-click context menu is obvious (though only in the future - not working for AAW 2007 Pro at this time) being one, to remind users that the service is running being another - I am mystified as to all the fuss over a sys-tray icon.
It is currently taking only 248k of memory on my system - an absolutely tiny amount and certainly not enough to affect any conceivable combination of other programs.
I do not wish to trivialise your concerns - I simply fail to see what the fuss is about. LS will no doubt shortly advise why it is there. Given the other posts that you mention, LS can hardly fail to be aware of current emotions on the subject.
One point to remember also - a major difference between AAW SE and AAW2007 is that in the first, there were seperate program executables for each version (AAW SE Personal/Plus/Pro) however in AAW2007, the same executable is used for all versions. To gain access to the enhanced functions of Plus/Pro, one enters a (licensed) Serial Number. (And that is not an invitation to all those with Serial # problems to jump into this topic
LS will hopefully make clear why this extra icon has been added - there has been too much discussion on the subject already, for them not to.
In the meantime, just remenber that it is a nuisance at worst, nothing else.
lee88 Posted Today, 07:31 AM
isn't it true that the more icons that need to be loaded .... the slower it takes for the computer to boot up?
Only marginally - literally a matter of seconds ... try and time it.