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Windows 7: How can I remove "Network 3 Internet access" box above taskbar

2 Weeks Ago   #1
bricklayer

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
How can I remove "Network 3 Internet access" box above taskbar

My computer got restarted yesterday for the first time in ages, and now there's a little white box in the bottom right corner sitting on top of the taskbar above the time and date saying "Network 3 Internet access", it's nothing to do with browsers because it's still there on the desktop display when all browsers are closed. When I look at Google maps it sits right in front of the scale information which is really annoying. Can anyone help please?
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2 Weeks Ago   #2
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Hello bricklayer,
Welcome to Seven Forums.

It is most likely a third party program that launches on start up. You can follow STEP 1 of these tutorial instructions Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup , and see if that makes the problem disappear.

If STEP 1 of the tutorial was a success, then try to do STEP 2 to find which start-up program was causing the box to appear.

Otherwise take a picture of the box on the screen, and upload to this forum thread.
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
bricklayer

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks but I actually managed to fix it myself - ridiculously simple, my PC is connected to the router with an ethernet cable so in the taskbar immediately below the offending box there's a little icon showing a monitor with a plug. If I click on that it opens a much larger box, also saying "Network 3 Internet access" and offering a link to open network and sharing centre. When I clicked on the empty screen around that box to close it, it closed and the offending 'extra box' disappeared too.
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