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Windows 7: Strange icon in system tray

07 Jun 2011   #1
Rhino1272

Windows 7
 
 
Strange icon in system tray

So this icon --> shows up every now and then in my system tray. However, when I go to hover over it, it disappears. Any ideas on what it might be?


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08 Jun 2011   #2
Neutron16

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

You can use CodeStuff :: Starter - Processes tab.
to see what processes are running on the system, but unlike standard Task Manager,
Codestuff Starter SHOWS ICONS of all programs.
Please determine that process by icon and post results.

Sample image from their website is in attachment.


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08 Jun 2011   #3
Rhino1272

Windows 7
 
 

Downloaded, installed, did not see the icon. Good suggestion though!
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08 Jun 2011   #4
gregrocker

 

In msconfig>Startup uncheck everything except AV and gadgets. Check back after restarts to see if anything has written itself back in and turn it off in its program Preferences or uninstall. Startup Programs - Change

Next in msconfig>Services choose "Hide all MS services" then see what is running without your permission, uncheck all u didn't start yourself, check back that they don't return.

Now you have a clean boot. Nothing should exist in the System tray except AV, Notifications, connection, volume.
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08 Jun 2011   #5
SnarkyTwit

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rhino1272 View Post
So this icon --> shows up every now and then in my system tray. However, when I go to hover over it, it disappears. Any ideas on what it might be?

That is the Blizzard Downloader. Do you play Starcraft or Word of Warcraft perhaps? It is the patch downloader that runs in the background. You can safely disregard it.

Snarks
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08 Jun 2011   #6
Rhino1272

Windows 7
 
 

Solved! Yes I do play WOW on occasion.

Thank you so much for solving this for me. I can rest easy now.
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