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Windows 7: Suspicious Icon in Taskbar!


24 Dec 2013   #1

Windows 7 64 bit Enterprise
 
 
Suspicious Icon in Taskbar!

Hi to all.

Sometimes when I take a look at taskbar, I could find a suspicious icon which when I try to point to it with mouse, it disappears immediately! I attached a picture to this post about this damn icon. I appreciate if any one could aware me about its identity and about how to remove it if it is harmful.

Thanks.



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24 Dec 2013   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

That looks like Windows 7 Magnifier. If so it's not harmful.
That little Icon is also part of the selection of Icons that come with Windows 7.
Have you applied that Icon to any program?
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24 Dec 2013   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i dont think magnifier puts a icon in the systems tray.
i just tested it and could only see one on the taskbar, also ,it is similar but not the exact same icon.

may be a third party magnifier though.

what about checking in task manager to see what is running. if any kind of magnifier is mentioned.
or look in msconfig too
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24 Dec 2013   #4

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You are correct boohbah.
I have been trying to get the Icon on the Tray and can't.

Update:
If I give a program that Icon I can put it on the System Tray.
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25 Dec 2013   #5

Windows 7 64 bit Enterprise
 
 

Layback Bear & boohbah,
Thanks for your comments.

It doesn't seem to be a magnifying program. I checked the task manager several times, but I couldn't find any thing in this case. The odd things about this icon are:
1- It is hidden at about all times!
2- Sometimes when it barely appears in system tray, it disappears immediately when I try to point to it with mouse!
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25 Dec 2013   #6

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

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25 Dec 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Have you clicked on customize to see if it's listed there?
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25 Dec 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

right click on it & see what happens even if it disappears !!
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25 Dec 2013   #9

Windows 7 64 bit Enterprise
 
 

@ HAVOC: Yes, I previously have done this, but it was not listed there.

@ Mysterious: The last time when this icon appeared, I tried "right clicking" on it (on its vacant place!), but nothing happened.
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25 Dec 2013   #10

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

I was thinking that the Icon looked like the Windows Search one?
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