I had just cleared the alerts for the top two of the three alerts but the icon count didn’t change - it remained 2.
I enabled tray notifications which had been turned off (Settings > “Enable tray notifications” unchecked) so the third alert was then displayed as a notification even though I had cleared it earlier. I cleared that alert again and the icon count disappeared as expected. The top two alerts didn’t display as notifications because “While you were away” notifications were turned on but “Show desktop notification” was unchecked.
I had a similar issue earlier. I can’t remember the exact circumstances but I think that I had cleared the data (Settings > Clear history) when there was an alert and alert indicated by the icon wasn’t cleared.
Another issue, which I reported in the past is the duplicate tray icons. They seem to appear after upgrading GlassWire but I’m not sure when they first appear as I didn’t notice them at the time when the install completed. This time I didn’t norice the extra icon until an hour later. I was certain that I’d already run the GlassWire desktop program but maybe I didn’t. Anyway the duplicated generally disappears when I bring up the GlassWire window:
Another GlassWire icon appears after upgrade to a
new version because we are shutting down GlassWire. Windows does not remove
the icon from tray after shut down until user moves the mouse over the
tray. That’s why this “fake icon” does not change the number of the unread alerts.
Actually, I should have said they upgrade without having a second icon. I don’t know if they actually do remove it beforehand. They either:
Remove it; or
Retain it, which seems much less likely
CCleaner is a good example. I download the installer and run it outside CCleaner. It removes the icon when upgrading. The installer, before exiting like GlassWire, asks me if I want to run the new version. Download CCleaner free standard version
The notification issues are only happening when I have a GlassWire remote server connected.
One of my computers, MA03, has been hibernating most of the day and I haven’t had any problems while it hibernates. As soon as I woke it and reconnected the first alert on the monitoring computer, MA04, then the icon alert notification wouldn’t clear.
The earlier problems also occurred while both MA03 and MA04 were monitoring each other.
The problem disappeared once the connection to the other computer was lost after I put it to sleep.
I decided to start from scratch and see what happens. I uninstalled GlassWire on both computers, deleted the folders in Program Files (x86), ProgramData, and in User AppData. I also removed any registry entries related to GlassWire - there were a lot there back to version 1.
I reinstalled without activating or changing any settings and the notifications were still different for the task bar icon.
On MA03, the task bar and notification area icons match.