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    using XP SP3

    Can anyone tell me what program put anchors on the left side of icons on the desktop? They are also on all icons in folders on the desktop. I have looked through the different programs that I have and can't find a reference to an anchor. I'm thinking that it is a security program doing it. These are the programs I have on the computer: Ad-Aware, Advanced System Care, Auslosgics Disk Defrag & Duplicate File Finder, Belarc Advisor, CCleaner, CleanUp!, Defraggler, Eraser, Free Registry Defrag, Game Booster, Little registry Cleaner, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, Spybot Search & Destroy, Super AntiSpyware Pro, Comodo System Cleaner, TweakNow Power pack 2010, Wise Disk Cleaner Free & Registry Cleaner, Microsoft Security Essentials, Revo Uninstaller.

    The anchors do not show on and .exe files on the desktop or My computer, Recycle bin, My network places, but does show on shortcuts to Add & Remove programs, system restore. The anchors are not on the icons in the All Programs Menu either.[attachment=89861:Anchors on icons.bmp]
    Thanks for your help.
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    Are you referring to the arrows located to the lower left of an icon, they are short cuts from it's original icon.
    Some third party tweak tools like Tweak IU for XP will remove arrows from short cut icons.

    Saw your attached image. I had never seen these anchor like symbols on icons before.
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