Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 23
  1. #1
    2 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Posts
    159
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Can anyone identify this icon?

    I've recently noticed that while switching between programs (Alt-Tab) there's an unidentified icon in the list (see arrow in photo).

    mystery icon.jpg

    Can anyone tell me what it is and what, if anything, I should do about it?

    Thanks.

    Neal
    Last edited by I.M.O.G.; 2011-10-05 at 16:34. Reason: fixed attachment

  2. #2
    Plutonium Lounger Medico's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    12,631
    Thanks
    161
    Thanked 936 Times in 856 Posts
    Have you attempted to right click and choose properties? Perhaps this will give some indication what app this represents.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
    Have a Great Day! Ted


    Sony Vaio Laptop, 2.53 GHz Duo Core Intel CPU, 8 GB RAM, 320 GB HD
    Win 8 Pro (64 Bit), IE 10 (64 Bit)


    Complete PC Specs: By Speccy

  3. #3
    Silver Lounger Banyarola's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Big Indian, New York
    Posts
    1,900
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 65 Times in 54 Posts
    I have a program called Word Web that has the same icon.
    Mine is a word lookup utility..
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by I.M.O.G.; 2011-10-05 at 16:37. Reason: undisplayed sig on this post

  4. #4
    2 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Posts
    159
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    It only appears when I'm switching between programs. I just tried to right click and nothing happens.

  5. #5
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Posts
    23,572
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 1,057 Times in 926 Posts
    It appears that you have a program running that does not have an associated window but just runs in the background. Most likely it is a program started at boot time.

    Joe

  6. #6
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    820
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked 62 Times in 57 Posts
    If you right-click on something to create a shortcut, you can specify an icon from Windows own library (or one of them), and the icon need not have anything to do with the shortcut except that it suited your fancy. If you google 'icon' you will find vast numbers of free icons available to download. Any resemblance to original icons for programs, living or dead, is purely coincidental. I have a web site that I downloaded (using WebCopier) that has your icon, but it was probably just a free icon used for the site. I can't locate it at present, but if I do I'll post it.

  7. #7
    Bronze Lounger DrWho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    1,501
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked 205 Times in 163 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by NealNYC View Post
    I've recently noticed that while switching between programs (Alt-Tab) there's an unidentified icon in the list (see arrow in photo).




    Can anyone tell me what it is and what, if anything, I should do about it?

    Thanks.

    Neal
    For all the world, that looks remarkably like a Microsoft WORD icon. You see, the 'W' is superimposed over a Page of text.

    Just a thought.

    Experience is truly the best teacher.

    Backup! Backup! Backup! GHOST Rocks!

  8. #8
    Lounge VIP bobprimak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Hinsdale, IL, USA
    Posts
    2,482
    Thanks
    176
    Thanked 152 Times in 129 Posts
    That looks like the Word Live component of Windows Live or Windows 365. The Live features may become active only when their associated programs (like Word) are launched (or switched to) on the desktop. If you are not signed up for Windows Live apps, just ignore it.
    -- Bob Primak --

  9. #9
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    820
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked 62 Times in 57 Posts
    I suggest you run Revo (free or pro) which will show you the installed programs you have, along with icons for them. Microsoft's own Uninstall a Program (in control panel) will do the same.

    The Office 2010 Screensaver, for example, is somewhat similar but the wrong colours, but it is the sort of thing that would show itself in that location from time to time while loading or running in the background. If it isn't a program that you have on your computer, then it is more of a mystery.

  10. #10
    Star Lounger MRCS's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    52
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Why don't you just look in TaskManager Processes to see if there's anything you can't identity?
    If you find a likely one, kill it in TaskManager to confirm.

  11. #11
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Quote Originally Posted by NealNYC View Post
    I've recently noticed that while switching between programs (Alt-Tab) there's an unidentified icon in the list (see arrow in photo).
    Neal
    Instead of using task manager try running Process Explorer from Sysinternals (here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals) this shows app icons in the process pane.

    Unless an individual is running that app or has seen that icon before any guess is a dice shoot, It could be blocks (debugger), multiple desktops, some kind of Firewall/monitoring/av app, just about anything

    Wish you luck with finding out, of course it will be face/palm when you do.

  12. #12
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Hi Neal,

    For what company do your work for ?
    We have an inhouse application that uses this very same icon :-)

    Hugo

  13. #13
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Which icon? The arrow is pointing to the 3 boxes icon but the conversation seems to revolve around the one with the W in it.

  14. #14
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Actually I think he's referring to the 3 square boxes to the right of the Word icons.

  15. #15
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Mexico City
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    It's a .NET application.
    "Los acontecimientos se precipitan..."

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •