Icon of program: Icon Remover

Icon Remover for Windows

By SafelyRemoveFreeUser Rating

Key Details of Icon Remover

  • Remove the annoying Safely Remove Hardware icon.
  • Last updated on 12/8/2011
  • There have been 8 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Although its name might hint at broader functionality, Icon Remover performs the single function of removing the Safely Remove Hardware icon from the taskbar.

Icon Remover sports a very basic interface suited to its very basic functionality. Two command buttons--one for showing the taskbar icon and one for removing the same icon--are all it holds. You don't even have to close the program to see your actions take place. The Safely Remove Hardware icon was removed and restored as soon as the appropriate button was clicked.

The program is simple, to the point, and performs as promised. It also cleanly uninstalled from our PC. If you find yourself annoyed by the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon, this free utility can help.

What's new in version 1.4

This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.

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Full Specifications

April 10, 2008
Latest update
December 8, 2011
Operating System
Windows Vista, Windows 10, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements
Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Total Downloads
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Developer's Description

Remove the annoying Safely Remove Hardware icon.

Some new USB devices such as ADSL cable modems, SATA HDD drives, ZIP Drives, External CDROMs are hotplug devices. A hotplug device means that you can remove the device any time without switching off the computer. If you want to remove the device, click the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the system tray (a small green arrow near the clock). It's possible that you never unplug this device. This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.