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Windows 7: How do I rid my desktop of this Gstatic notice in the tool bar?

17 May 2019   #1
Tinsby

Dual boot Win7 Pro 64 & Linux Mint 18.3
 
 
How do I rid my desktop of this Gstatic notice in the tool bar?

I just noticed this thing the other day hiding in the translucent taskbar near the start button.


If I unlock my taskbar then hover over the blurry outline it says " Waiting for Gstatic.com".



I understand this thing is related to Google but why can't I get rid of it? Numerous scans with Norton and Malwarebytes does nothing.


If I search the computer for 'gstatic' I get no results and it doesn't appear in any installed programs list.


Seems to me its taking up resources but I can't prove it, but it needs to go! But how??


Thanks to all in advance,


J T




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17 May 2019   #2
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Hi Tinsby-

Are you using Google?

What happens if you disconnect from the internet?

I found this for some explanation of what it is/does-

web - I regularly see gstatic.com in the status bar, what is that domain? - Super User
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17 May 2019   #3
Tinsby

Dual boot Win7 Pro 64 & Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi wither 2,


Yes I use Google ( hate it but use it)


Disconnection from the web makes no difference that silly line remains. Can't really say when it appeared but it's recent is all I know. Oddly enough when I use Linux Mint, I do not have that blurred line. of course there's no start menu either.


To me it's more invasive Google crap that no one needs. I surely don't buy the explanation, who knows whats REALLY being sent???? <sigh>



Thanks,


J T
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17 May 2019   #4
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Apparently Gstatic is virus & should be removed. Read through this website for more info. They recommend installing Spyhunter to see if it will remove it.

What is Gstatic? (Remove Gstatic Virus) May 2019 Update - Virus Removal
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17 May 2019   #5
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tinsby View Post
... Can't really say when it appeared but it's recent is all I know. ...
System Restore to time before appearance.
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17 May 2019   #6
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
Apparently Gstatic is virus & should be removed. Read through this website for more info. They recommend installing Spyhunter to see if it will remove it.

What is Gstatic? (Remove Gstatic Virus) May 2019 Update - Virus Removal
Just wanted to mention that he had run malwarebytes and anti-virus per his first post.

Tinsby-

I suggest removing Google completely and using either IE or Firefox temporarily to see if the problem goes away.
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18 May 2019   #7
Tinsby

Dual boot Win7 Pro 64 & Linux Mint 18.3
 
 
Beware "Spyhunter"

It is recommended to install a program called Spyhunter to find ,allegedly, the 'Gstatic' program.


DO NOT INSTALL SPYHUNTER~


1/ It didn't find "Gstatic"
2/ It's not FREE, for it to remove anything you have to pay for it.
3/ Getting rid of it is a pain in the @@s


Obviously the company that makes Spyhunter, Enigma Inc or whatever, is responsible for the posting saying Gstatic is a virus.


Appreciate the help but DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME installing Spyhunter it's useless.


J T
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18 May 2019   #8
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Sorry to hear that this caused you more trouble. Have you been able to get rid of Gstatic?.
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19 May 2019   #9
Tinsby

Dual boot Win7 Pro 64 & Linux Mint 18.3
 
 
Still there darn it!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
Sorry to hear that this caused you more trouble. Have you been able to get rid of Gstatic?.

Hi Ranger4,


Sorry to say 'no' the bleeding thing is still there in spite of my efforts to get rid of it. I've done all sorts of scans and searches, including running all them in safe mode. Still no joy! can't find any reference to Gstatic at all even in the registry! But that flipping message is resident somewhere but I can't find it. To be honest to even read what it says you have to mouse over the very edge of it and read it one word at a time, it never shows the whole string so you must read it piecemeal one word at a time.


I've checked all the running processes and see nothing of note, but it could be being called by something without the Gstatic name. Whilst in safe mode I didn't see the message... BUT of course we aren't using the same video drivers and everything is HUGE.... the message may well have still been there but just not visible due to the size of the desktop.


Cheers mate and thanks for your interest!


" JT "
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19 May 2019   #10
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Did you try what I suggested?
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