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Windows 7: Strange icon disappears from taskbar


12 Feb 2011   #1
gregaras

Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
 
 
Strange icon disappears from taskbar

I wonder, if someone know, what means this icon?

This appears rarely, maybe after three days. I got it on my taskbar, corner and I can't get no tittle about, I just move cursor on it and that gones. Is this a virus? I tried to scan my PC when I saw it and I find two trojans (Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Genome.bzbn and Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Genome.bzci), but that didn't help. I'm using Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 antivirus.


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12 Feb 2011   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Sorry, a bit too tiny for me to see what it may be. Blow it up and sharpen didn't help either. Suggest Hitman Pro and Malwarebytes Free for 2nd and 3rd opinions. A Guy
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13 Feb 2011   #3
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

See if its listed under notification area settings.. Click the customize link at the notification tray area (inside the box where hidden icons lie).
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13 Feb 2011   #4
gregaras

Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
 
 
Omg! 9 infected files!

"A guy", thanks for Malwarebytes very much, because i found 9 INFECTED FILES AND REGISTRY'S!!! OMG! Two viruses was on 4 files: Spyware.Banker.Gen and RiskWare.Tool.CK. Two viruses was on 4 registry keys: Trojan.FakeAlert and Malware.Trace. And one virus was on one registry data: Broken.OpenCommand. I removed them immediately.

AND...

Thanks for "EzioAuditore" for a good hint to watch an info of notification icons...
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13 Feb 2011   #5
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Ahhh, don't assume you are clean. Suggest you d/l and burn to CD a bootable Antivirus disc. That way you can scan outside of windows. Suggest you turn off system restore to delete all restore points where virus may lurk. Scan with the bootable AV disc. Boot to safe mode after and scan with Malwarebytes again. If you come up clean, I'd still scan with an online AV scanner to be safe.

Bootable AV Disc

Online Scanner

Once you are sure you are clean, turn system restore back on. You might also d/l SuperAntiSpyware as a 2nd Anti Malware scanner to back up Malwarebytes. A Guy
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13 Feb 2011   #6
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

That icon seems like related to some sort of RAT (Remote Administration Tool). The infection named 'Riskware.Tool' supports this.
And after following excellent advice from our member A Guy, change all of your passwords of the sites you visit including but not limited to bank, forums etc..
Or better yet, I'd advise you to change all of your passwords immediately from another clean pc or your mobile and then continue with the steps mentioned by A Guy.
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13 Feb 2011   #7
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Also, look into KeyScrambler . Scrambles your key strokes at the kernel level to thwart keyloggers. The free supports IE and Firefox. the paid supports more. A Guy
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13 Feb 2011   #8
gregaras

Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Alright, I started download of Kaspersky Rescue Disk 11 .ISO file.

Quote:
change all of your passwords of the sites you visit including but not limited to bank, forums etc..
So, I should to change passwords of sites like G-mail, Msn, Imageshack.us?

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Also, look into KeyScrambler . Scrambles your key strokes at the kernel level to thwart keyloggers. The free supports IE and Firefox. the paid supports more. A Guy
I tried to download a personal KeyScrambler, but download.com page says:
Quote:
We're sorry, but the page you requested could not be found.
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13 Feb 2011   #9
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregaras View Post
I tried to download a personal KeyScrambler, but download.com page says:
Quote:
We're sorry, but the page you requested could not be found.
Try this link for the download:
KeyScrambler Personal - Reviews and free KeyScrambler Personal downloads at Download.com
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13 Feb 2011   #10
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Absolutely. Change the passwords.
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