Hi EternallyAgainst. The tray icon should not appear if you have fully uninstalled the IDSA application. If by hovering over the tray icon, it doesn't disappear, something might still be installed. Please go back to confirm in Control Panel, Programs, Uninstall Programs that you do not see any instance of the Intel Driver & Support Assistant shown. If there it shown, uninstall, then delete any log files found in the C:\ProgramData\Intel\DSA folder. Then see if the tray icon appears still. You might need to reboot your system.
Our DSA team released an updated version of IDSA earlier this week on Tuesday December 5th. The newest version is 18.104.22.168. This new version had some UI enhancements and bug fixes by our development team. If you want to try the new version, you can install from either the main Intel DSA install page https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/detect.html or from the actual Download Center location https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/24345/Intel-Driver-Support-Assistant, and try running the DSA scan.
We do have the next IDSA release scheduled for Dec 19 2017 and plan include a fix for the tray icon not starting correctly.
Monique with Intel Corporation
Значок пропал сам по себе, после нескольких перезагрузок компьютера. Что странно, никакого другого программного обеспечения от intel не было установлено (кроме intel rapid, но у него свой значок).