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Windows 7: Oddity: Media Center Icon PNG file being accessed while PC is idle

16 Feb 2013   #1
ajmich

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 
Oddity: Media Center Icon PNG file being accessed while PC is idle

Why would an obscure WMP icon file be modified during routine background maintenance tasks? The file is a 48x48 PNG with a long [hash?] name. Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, all Windows Updates completed, current.


Filename: 3c1b240e-1800-4f6d-93a8-83779041fc1d.png
Size: 5426b
Path: C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Media Player NSS\3.0\Icon Files\

Wondering what my PC does while I have a nap, I searched files that have been modified during nap time. Most of the activity appears ordinary, but this PNG jumps out. I do not even use WMP, it is not on my Desktop or menus that I access. The image may not be a common one... did a Google image search and don't see this one. System has been deep scanned for malware. Not worried about this, mainly just curious and yes, probably too much time on my hands lately, ahem.


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16 Feb 2013   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have no idea why you are getting that. What are your normal routine background maintenance tasks? There might be a clue in there. That is not the Windows Media Player Icon I have.
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16 Feb 2013   #3
ajmich

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Thanks. Nothing unusual re background tasks (no extra tasks on schedule yet). I do use the Win search indexing feature so there are sometimes 3 of those services running.
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16 Feb 2013   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Do you have to search for the icon or is it on you your Desktop? Can you right click on it and look at properties and then Open File Location? That might give you some information.
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16 Feb 2013   #5
ajmich

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

As in my original post -- which shows all info I could find, size, path, etc -- I located the item by searching for modified files. No icon on Desktop. Icon image is shown in my post.
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16 Feb 2013   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ajmich View Post
Why would an obscure WMP icon file be modified during routine background maintenance tasks? The file is a 48x48 PNG with a long [hash?] name. Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, all Windows Updates completed, current.


Filename: 3c1b240e-1800-4f6d-93a8-83779041fc1d.png
Size: 5426b
Path: C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Media Player NSS\3.0\Icon Files\

Wondering what my PC does while I have a nap, I searched files that have been modified during nap time. Most of the activity appears ordinary, but this PNG jumps out. I do not even use WMP, it is not on my Desktop or menus that I access. The image may not be a common one... did a Google image search and don't see this one. System has been deep scanned for malware. Not worried about this, mainly just curious and yes, probably too much time on my hands lately, ahem.
By reading this again and again I was thinking that the normal WMP icon is not on you desktop but I don't see a mention whether the new (unknown) icon was on your desktop after it jumps out.
Sorry to bother you with so many useless questions.

Have a nice day.
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17 Feb 2013   #7
ajmich

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

"Sorry to bother you with so many useless questions"

No, I'M sorry, sure didn't mean to offend in any way! Did I say anything weird? Not used to forum decorum, LOL. Anyway to clarify, by "jumped out at me" I meant that on the search results list, the fact that there was a PNG among the modified files caught my attention. By way of experiment I disabled WMP via control panel... now the PNG does not come up on the search. I guess this whole thing was pretty dumb, eh. One of probably countless oddities seldom noticed amid the Windows bloat. I do appreciate your posts, again, thanks. Alex.
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