When i connected my nokia mobile through data cable,i cant able to see that option USB Mass Storage Device in system tray…
also when i connected handycam,that option was not showing…
but when i connect my ipod to it,that option shows…how ?
so i cant disconnect it properly as i also cant see ------Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device in system tray…
for now i disconnected directly by pulling the cable out without using any option.i dont want to do that here after.
Why that option — USB Mass Storage Device is not showing in system tray ?
How that option — USB Mass Storage Device is showing only when i connect my ipod ?
Have you tried in Safe Mode (F8)
Had a problem with a USB device that every time it saw it as a card and install a card reader device in device manager, tried in Safe Mode it then install the correct device.
I have the a very similar problem!
Your problem is different.You had mentioned as malware.Iam not having any malware/virus.
Are you on XP? Then that may an XP related problem: How To: Fix Missing System Tray Icons at Windows XP startup .
I would advice to look the USB devices in Device Manager and make sure it is set for quick removal. This way you don’t need the wizard to safely remove; of course don’t remove while it is writing of course…