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    Unknown Icon in Taskbar

    Dell Inspiron N4010 - Windows 7

    Unknown icon in the taskbar (please SEE ATTACHED IMAGE).

    It appeared while logged onto private, secured home-network
    No other users have access to the network.

    The icon is unresponsive:

    I clicked, double-clicked, right-clicked, and hovered over the icon - Nothing happened.
    I closed all running programs and ended unnecessary background processes - Nothing happened.

    When I disconnected from my home-network, the icon disappeared within seconds.

    What is it?! Is it malicious?
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    If you click on the Up arrow in the system tray and select Customize or go Control Panel/All Control Panel Items/Notification Area Icons it will open the window where you can set the Notifications and will also give a brief description of the icon.

    You can also opt to Turn system icons on or off via the blue link.

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    Try out Sudo's method and post back the name of the icon. Or else, THIS link shows you how to clean the Notification Area Icon Cache. I tried it on my PC and it removed many useless and obsolete icons for programs I no longer have installed. Read the article fully though, because you might need to configure the Notification Area again to display your required icons.
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