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2014-07-27, 15:02 #1
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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?
2014-07-27, 17:07 #2
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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.
2014-07-28, 23:11 #3
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.Fact of Life:
“Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.”
― Terry Pratchett