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Windows 7: Unwanted Icons in System Tray

04 Feb 2016   #1
Klhill

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Unwanted Icons in System Tray

I have noticed that I have several unwanted icons in my Notification Area (System Tray). Icons that appear to be malware. They are: WebCompanion.exe, wb.exe, pcm.exe, pccum.exe. These exe files and icons only appear in the system tray. Anti-virus and anti-malware report that the system is clean. They do not show up in a search or uninstall program. Deleting "IconStreams" and "PastIconStreams" in the registry did not remove the icons on reboot. Anybody have a clue??


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05 Feb 2016   #2
OldGrantonian

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I think you should download HijackThis! and then post the results here:

https://forums.malwarebytes.org/inde...-removal-logs/

These guys will keep you right. In the meantime, anything you do yourself might make the situation worse.
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05 Feb 2016   #3
Klhill

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks OldGrantonian, followed your advice and awaiting a response.
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09 Mar 2016   #4
OldGrantonian

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Klhill View Post
Thanks OldGrantonian, followed your advice and awaiting a response.
Looks as if you have a severe issue. The HijackThis! guys normally do a fast turnround.
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