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Q: System tray question

I am running a Dell dimension with WinXP which is about 2 years old. Recently, on occasion, when I click on a desktop icon, instead of opening that website, all of the icons will disappear from the desktop for a couple seconds then reappear as dat files then quickly changing back to the correct form. When this happens, all of the icons in the system tray except Norton antivirus disappear. Does anyone know what is happening and how I can correct it?

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A: System tray question

try fixing the internet explorer browser.
as alot of times this causes icons to act weird,and as well will close the shortcuts to programs in your system tray.
the programs are more than likely still running.
just right click on the bottom of your system tray properties to make sure the tools option is still available.
sometimes repairing explorer isnt enough,and you may have to uninstall and re-install again,dont forget to update the explorer fixes from the microsoft website,otherwise explorer may return to its goofy effects again.

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uhmm..i'm having problems with my system tray.
Some of the programs that should be there, aren't. (PowerISO, Antivir etc.)
Any ideas?

Thank you.

A:Question about the system tray.

Hi..

there's a couple of possible answers to this.

The sys tray has a feature to hide inactive icons...is it possible that the icons are just being hidden from view?

Click to little icon as illustrated below to find out:


Also, if you have a look in your Task Manager, are any of the programs running?

Plus, have you recently used msconfig at all?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 8100 laptop and Im running Windows XP Professional on it and I notice that sometimes the icon to adjust my sound and to view my battery levels are viewable in the system tray and sometimes they are not. Sometimes when I boot up my computer they are not there. I was wondering why this is happening and how to fix it. I want the icons to always be there and if I go under Sound and Audio Devices under Control Panel there is a checkmark by Place volume icon in the taskbar and if I do under Power Options under Control Panel there is a checkmark by Always show icon on the taskbar so I dont know why the icons arent appearing.
 

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i recently installed a new mb so i can upgrade to 6 gig ram from 2, afterwards i find out that i need a 64 bit os to detect more then 3, so i basically wasted my money and i still have the same problem, higher end games like moh and cod running a little slow due to not enough ram, even though i really have 6 gig ram installed.

my question is this:
is there a way to create and click one icon on my desktop and shut down all or specific system tray programs all at once? i tryed creating a new user account but most are still running, and its a pain to right click / exit all of them everytime i run a game. together with windows, they are eating approx 60% of my ram, so im basically running games with only 800 to 1100 mb ram, although i do have a gforce 9400gt 1 gig vid card, which makes it a little better.

here are the specs per dxdiag, (NOTE) REPORTED RAM IS 3072, ITS REALLY 6072 AS DETECTED BY BIOS:

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System Information
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Time of this report: 4/15/2010, 07:59:38
Machine name: NONE-WLRK9K1LUC
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.100216-1514)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 07/20/09 20:48:23 Ver: 08.00.14
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.40GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 3072MB RAM
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A:question about system tray programs

...Just to approach the issue from a different angle if I may - is it an option for you to upgrade your OS to Win 7 64bit? You have the core hardware to run it...

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Hi everyone,

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium (with Service Pack 1 installed) on a standalone laptop at home with access to the internet via a cable modem. Very occasionally after booting up, the "blue circle" sign, indicating "busy", does not clear from the network icon in the system tray, and it remains there during the entire session. (It's there as I type this.) However, everything still seems to work OK regarding internet access - I can access my mail server and anything on the web. So what is the significance of the blue circle? Should I be concerned if it fails to disappear?

A:Question on network icon in system tray

It might be because of the wi-fi is still looking for a connection if the wi-fi is still enabled. You can try to disable/turn off your wi-fi and check to see if it does it. Most modern laptop have a key at the top to enable and disable wifi.

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Need help in getting rid of the icon. Everytime i click on it, it will direct me to http://www.spylocked.com/?aff=334. If I'm in full-screen mode it will automatically bring me back to window onces in awhile.
Thank for helping in advance.
 

A:System Tray with White Question Mark.

* Click here to download HJTsetup.exe.
Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.

Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
 

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I am havig some system tray icon problems after installing anti-virus and spyware software. Looking for a fix for the disappearing system tray icons at initial start-up. Quick fix--log off and on again--icons reappear where they should. I am told that this disappearing activity is due to a Windows XP "BUG". What a problem! Any ideas for a secure, lasting fix out there? After the spyware and antivirus software installation, the computer star-up time is now really SLOW too. The software launches seems to be in conflict with each other, or something. Have emachine--T3406, Windows XP Home 2002, Service Pack 2. 1.23 GB RAM.

Thanks, ComputerMaven
 

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I work for the IT department of a medium sized company and one of the users if having a problem with her Outlook. When she tries to send a message it can take several seconds for the message to go to the outbox and several more for it to leave. She also said that the Outlook icon in her system tray has changed color. It used to be orange (which is how mine looks) and now it looks more like the icon for Outlook 2002. She is running Outlook 2003 on Windows XP. She is set up on an Exchange server.

Anyone have any ideas?

I have spoken to some of the colleagues here and looked on Microsoft's site but could not find any information.
 

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I received a message from a friend asking about the network connectivity icon which can appear in the system tray. It's the icon of the two computer screens. Anyway, they lost their Internet connection and told me that system tray icon had the number '9' in it. I have never seen this before. I've see a red 'X' and an exclamation mark, but not a number.

Where can I find out what that number means? I cursor web search didn't help much. He's running Windows 7 Home Premium Edition (64-bit).

Thanks!

Peace...
 

A:Question about the network connectivity system tray icon

must be dell.

press 'num lock' and "9" will be gone.
 

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Hi,

I am having major problems with my computer!
I have an Icon in my system tray that has a pop up window saying 'Critical System Error' - When I click the ballon it takes me to software down loads!
Whwn I use IE I get load and loads of pop ups, and self installing files. My computer is running very slowly also!

I have run Norton Antivirus and Spybot Search & Destroy, removed all nasty files etc - but I am still getting the same problems.

My Hijackthis log is pastes below:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 17:38:34, on 18/11/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
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A:'Critical System Errors' Ballon/Icon in System Tray - Browser Pop Ups etc!!

have had this many times, if possible try to ignore it till u get a response from security tech,there are many suggestions on web, best way i have found before i knew how to remove it was to open task manager when the programe was open as in the large sign u get saying your computer is infected etcetc to see the process then identify which process it is by closing all others right click on the process in task manager and click jump to process,it will highlight then click end process
 

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I am getting a constant bubble popup in my system tray titled "System Instrusion Detected!"The full text of the bubble (note the misspellings and poor grammar) is:"System Instrusion Detected!Dangerous infection was detected on your PCThe system will now download and install most efficientantimalware program to prevent data loss and your privateinformation theft.Click here to protect your computer from the biggest malwarethreats."Also, SpywareStrike 2.5 is being installed automatically even if I uninstall it.Any help is much appreciated!Here is my Hijackthis.log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 1:04:11 AM, on 1/6/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\NETGEAR\MEDIAS~1\ImmsService.exeC:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRSSSDK.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exeC... Read more

A:Getting Bubble Popup In System Tray Titled "system Instrusion Detected!"

Hello dioskilos, A tip of the hat to noahdfear for this fix. Print out these instructions as we will need to shutdown every window that is open later in the fix.Download SmitRem and save the file to your desktop. Double click on smitRem.exe and then click on Start. When it is done, click on the OK button. You should now have a folder called smitRem on your desktop.Next, please reboot your computer in SafeMode by doing the following:Restart your computerAfter hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8.Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appearSelect the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode.When your computer has started in safe mode and you see the desktop, close all open Windows.Open the smitRem folder on your desktop and double click the RunThis.bat file to start the tool.Follow the prompts on screen and wait for the tool to complete and disk cleanup to finish.When the tool is finished, it will will create a log named smitfiles.txt in the root of your drive, eg; Local Disk C: or the partition where your operating system is installed. Examining that log should show that the infection was cleaned.Reboot your computer back to normal mode.Click on the Start button, then click on All Programs (or Programs), and then locate the SpywareStrike folder and right-click on it. Select the option to delete that folder. Post a fresh Hijackthis log, the smitfiles.txt log, and tell me how your computer is running.

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Hello to whomever responds to this thread. This is the first time I've used one of these help forums and my knowledge of computer lingo is limited, but I'd be greatful if you could help me with this problem.

A little while ago I downloaded an application which turned out to be a 'trojan', or so I believe. Upon opening it I received an error report, and my antivirus program (Symantec) informed me that several items with .trojan in their name had been detected and deleted. I was also advised to reboot my computer, and after doing so I became aware of a little red shield icon in my system tray. Clicking it brings up a question which reads:

"Would you like to update your security software and download System Live Protect?"

I have not clicked yes because I believe this may be a problem. Furthermore, whenever I open Internet Explorer, there is an error report: "Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close."

I am unsure as to whether these two problems are related, but that is my suspicion. Is there anything that can be done?

Thanks for reading

A:System Live Protect Icon In System Tray And Internet Explorer Error Report

I just looked around on the web and there are a lot of folks with this problem but no answer. Use the programs below and let's see what they find. It is definitely something you don't want.Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds. http://www.superantispyware.com/Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Post a Hijack This log in the Hijack This Forum by following the directions in the link below if the programs above have not removed ALL malware. DO NOT post the log in this forum.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------How To start Windows in Safe Modehttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/

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Hello,
I somehow got a Spydawn system alert popup virus after downloading codecs from the 'net thinking it was safe, i was wrong. I knew i shouldn't have trusted the download but did it anyways.
I managed to get rid of some items that were sent to my desktop plus the system alert that was in my control panel-add/remove programs. I ran ewido, adware,spybot and smitfraud, it doesn't say smitfraud fix..? I even did all of this in safe mode too, but the system alert popup is still flashing in the bottom right corner but now i can not access internet explorer...can't make a connection to the internet.

I don't see anything referring to spydawn in the log.


My Hijackthis log displayed these files that appear to be part of my problem.
I have no internet connection so i can't show you the complete log unless i copy all of it word for word...which i did for just these particular ones that seem suspicious.


R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = about:blank

RO-HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,start_page_URL =
about:blank

RO-HKCU-same with local_page=about:blank

RO-HKLM.."same"local_page=about:blank

R3-Default url search hook is missing

O3-toolbar:(no name)-{bdad1dad-c946-4a17-adc1-64b5b4ff55do}-(no file)

018-Protocol:msnim-{828030a1-22c1-4009-854f-8e305202313f}-"C:\progra~1\msnmes~1\msgrapp.dll"(file missing)

021-SSODL:prxsvc-{c27eccbf-adea-48c8-842c-a4d699dbae9a}-(no file)

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A:Flashing system Alert at bottom right system tray, no connection,Spydawn,blank page?

Hi and Welcome to TSF

Look over the First Steps at Removing Malware , then post a HJT log in the HiJackThisLog Help Forum

Cant you copy the complete HJT Log onto a floppy/thumb drive/cd and then paste it in the HiJackThisLog Help Forum? this is the only way we can possibly start helping you

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Hi,

I've been having some very slow system issues today and have checked that system resources seem to be at normal levels - CPU usage at around 20% and Memory usage at around 50% during normal operating.

However I have noticed a new icon in my system tray which I can't identify, can't click on, and has no text when I hover over it. Can anyone recognise it? It looks like a grey/silver square or box with something green on it - no idea what it's trying to represent

Does anyone know what it represents?

Cheers, Smootus

A:Unknown icon in system tray - slow system - pic attached

try clicking customize and find it in the list that opens, it may have some details there,

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I would appreciate some help please, with cleaning a desktop computer of a "ContraVirus' program installation. This is for a Windows 98se desktop computer - not currently connected to the internet (but this can be arranged later, if necessary. I am currently using a separate computer for Internet access and research - WinXp notebook computer).
The affected system (Win98se) appears to have installed "ContraVirus 2.0" program, 12 months ago and due to a recent change of owner and internet connection on dial-up is now becoming unuseable. Some symptoms are: Unable to enter Safe Mode, have an icon in system tray showing 'Virus Alert' with white cross in red circle. Left or right mouse clicks on the cross gets no response. Dial up connection periodically tries to connect (This maybe AVG antivirus, though). Recent add/remove program uninstalls have been done for 'ContraVirus 2.0' and 'Sierra - planner.exe'. AVG 6.0 Anti-Virus will not download updates, reporting that a file is missing?. AVG scan shows clean, but registry still has ContraVirus entries.

Log File follows:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:51:48 PM, on 13/12/08
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
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A:ContraVirus 2.0 on Win98se system and Virus Alert! in system tray

No takers yet? - who loves a challenge?.
The Hijackthis log above is still current. I will hold off doing anything for awhile longer. Would really appreciate some experienced step by step removal instructions or link to a solution. Even a first step would be great - Thanks
 

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Have run MS Security Essentials, Ad Ware, Malwarebytes, and Super Anti-Spyware both in real-time and safemode. Found 3 trojans and safely removed but nothing in safemode. Small windows notification box opens from system tray that indicates Dell System Buddy and then some nonsense style message include. You must close the box (x-out) to clear.DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by GeeksatHome at 23:43:29.20 on Sat 02/13/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.2814.1673 [GMT -6:00]SP: SUPERAntiSpyware *disabled* (Updated) {222A897C-5018-402e-943F-7E7AC8560DA7}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSc:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exeC:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\Windows\... Read more

A:Dell System Buddy Notice Popup in System Tray

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.In the custom scan box paste the following:CODEnetsvcsmsconfigsafebootminimalsafebootnetworkactivexdrivers32%systemroot%�... Read more

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Hi, i have no idea what's goin on with my computer. I came home and I see a new icon on the system tray. I'm not the only one that uses this computer so it could be something someone downloaded. It's flashing with an exclamation mark and and balloon that says that I have critical system errors. Here is my HJT Log...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:54:13 PM, on 11/15/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\OasClnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfService.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfTray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\SPAMKI~1\MskAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
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A:critical system error popups from system tray

You do have Smitfraud so we need to do the following:

You should print out these instructions, or copy them to a NotePad file for reading while in Safe Mode, because you will not be able to connect to the Internet to read from this site.

Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
Restart your computer
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".
Choose your usual account.
Once in Safe Mode, open the SmitfraudFix folder again and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press "Enter" to delete infected files.

You will be prompted: "Registry cleaning - Do you want to clean the registry?"; answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter" in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.

The tool will now check if wininet.dll is infected. You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found); answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter".

The tool may need to restart your computer to finish the cleaning process; if it doesn't, please restart it into Normal Windows.

A text file will appear onscreen, with results from the cleaning process; please copy/paste the content of that report ... Read more

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Ok, Thank you guys in advanced before I start.
 
So for some odd reason today on one of my laptops my wifi seems to not be working. Usually I like to go and look at my wifi signal to see what Im connected to as soon as I boot m computer. Well this time I started it up and the wifi system icon will not show up. Of course I go to customize to see if its disabled and if I can enable it. Well the option doesn't even show up. I restarted the computer and even used system restore nothing seems to work. I ran a wireless network troubleshoot and it says the problem cant be resolved. Im on one of my other laptops because I cant access the internet on the laptop.
 
So can anyone help me at all? Im new to this forum I think but I do have FRST so if anybody has an idea please let me know. I will provide all the information I can if you tell me what i need to get.

A:Wifi system icon not showing up in system tray.

Have you checked Device Manager?  Are there any problems noted with the wifi connection there?
Have you tried:
- downloading a fresh copy of the wifi driver from the manufacturer's website
- uninstalling the current wifi software/drivers
- installing the freshly downloaded drivers?
 
Have you tried to reset tcp, ip, and winsock?
From an elevated Command Prompt run (and press Enter after each command.  Reboot when done):
netsh int tcp reset
netsh int ip reset
netsh winsock reset

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I got infected with one of the fake "System Alert!" icons that keeps popping a message up every few minutes. I've run Ad-Aware, Spybot, and McAfee Anti-Virus multiple times both in regular Windows mode and in Safe Mode. I've also run the McAfee Stinger application. None of these have solved the problem. Here's my HT log, thanks for any help!!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:54:14 PM, on 2/19/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireles... Read more

A:Infected With "system Alert!" In System Icon Tray

Hello Donnie M.,Welcome to Bleeping Computer Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri)Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.Open the SmitfraudFix folder and double-click smitfraudfix.cmdSelect option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present).Please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.Thanks,tea

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Like some others on this forum, I have an icon in my system tray that keeps alternating between a yellow triangle and a land mine icon. Periodically a pop up appears "Critical System Errors" that is attempting to send me to some website for Spyware removal software. I run SpySweeper and MacAfee and have completed scans with both of those products but the icon remains. Here is my HiJack This log. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:42:30 PM, on 12/15/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Logi_MwX.Exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\oasclnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\Diagnostics\diagent.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuS... Read more

A:Critical System Errors Icon in System Tray

Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri)
Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.

Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user.

You should print out these instructions, or copy them to a NotePad file for reading while in Safe Mode, because you will not be able to connect to the Internet to read from this site.

Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
Restart your computer
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".
Choose your usual account.
Once in Safe Mode, open the SmitfraudFix folder and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press "Enter" to delete infected files.

You will be prompted : "Registry cleaning - Do you want to clean the registry ?"; answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter" in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.

The tool will now check if wininet.dll is infected. You may... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 45.2

I picked up a nasty bug this morning and have been battling it all day long. I've been down a similar road before and have thrown everything I can at it, spybot, ad-aware, AVG, stinger, you name it, I tried it. One thing that came up a lot was downloader.zlob, not sure if that means anything.Now I think I'm ready for a pro to take a look at the situation. If anyone can help, I would greatly appreciate it.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:52:05 PM, on 10/11/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\ups.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files\Window... Read more

A:windiwsfsearch, "System Alert!" in system tray

Hey there. Since I haven't received a reply in over five days, I thought I'd take the opportunity to add a couple of pieces of information to the puzzle. I guess I should have mentioned that I am using XP SP3 and IE 7.I don't have that weird "system alert" symbol in the system tray anymore. I just ignored it and it went away. Wish that worked for cancer. It was probably more of a symptom than a cause.I tried to roll back using system restore with no luck, it wouldn't allow me to restore to an earlier restore point. System restore is currently off. I turned on tea timer and it blocked some registry changes.I'm having a lot of trouble with Hijack This. When it runs it slows way down while scaning 015 Trusted Zone Enumeration. I will try to unistall and re-install it.Now my HJT log looks different than it originally did.Here's my topic with the old log.Here's a current log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:13:40 AM, on 10/18/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 44.8

When I minimize it, the tray icon does not show up in the tray. Any idea how I can make it do so? I know it is supposed to - it give you a notification when you close it that its still active and you can find it in the tray...
 

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I am trying to figure out how to get the envelope icon to appear in the tray when a new message arrives. I looked in outlook and there is a setting to show the envelope, but it doesn't show in Windows 7. It worked fine in XP. There is nothing under the customize icons for the taskbar. Any thoughts?

Outlook question:
Also, is there a way to remove the items in the outlook tree (ex. journal, tasks, notes, etc)?

A:Outlook tray icon question

Right click the offending item (Calendar, etc)
Navigation Pane options

select/deselect an item

Set this option.

This may not be necessary -
Send yourself (or otherwise recv) an email, causing the icon to appear. Once it is in the sys tray, drag it to the visible area.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 44.8

Hi and good day all of you!!!
I have x58 motherboard 16gb memory i7 960 and r9 280x gpu -2 ssd's.
My question is:
After restarting 8.1 boot time of tray icons is slow ,not very slow,but slow- 7sec for 4 icon(one is ccc-ati which delays more)
I have installed all updates
In windows 7 all tray icons runs very fast in boot.
Can I do something to improve reboot speed of tray icons(more ccc-ati)?
Thank you very much and sorry for my English!!!

A:Windows 8.1 and tray icons question please!

Well, I would run CCleaner to clean the junk files and registry. Secondly, I do not know what antivirus you use, but MSE is the best out there in my opinion. Third, check your boot up items by right-clicking on the Task Bar > Click Task Manager > Click the StartUp Tab > and look at the "Start Up Impact" Tab. Use "Snipping Tool" and take a snip of it if you want us to see what's slowing down your computer if you are unsure what stuff is, and we can guide you to what to turn off.

The ONLY way to drastically speed up your PC is to upgrade to a Solid State Drive (SSD) or a Hybrid Hard Drive Disk (SSHD).

Links:
https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download
Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows

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RELEVANCY SCORE 44.4

Need to replace P51S default SSD to 2.5 -inch sata HDD.  Did Lenovo provide the tray and cable in this case? 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 44.4

Need to replace P51S default SSD to 2.5 -inch sata HDD.  Did Lenovo provide the tray and cable in this case? 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 43.6

I received a Windows error last night, and since then, I no longer have a system tray. I can't remember what file it mentioned or what I was doing at the time (I was on the brink of being clinically unconscious I was so tired). I recall it possibly being an 'nt' dll file. I turned off the computer last night, not really thinking anything of it, but today, the system tray is still not there. The clock is, but no icons.

Ideas?
 

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The system tray has disappeared from the bottom of my monitor.  It seems like the screen has moved down so that 1/3 of the bottom half is missing on startup.  Instead of the welcome being centered, it is more towards the bottom and you can't see Microsoft that you usually see in the bottom corner.  Help please.

A:System tray

Please see this link http://pcsupport.about.com/od/videocards/ht/screenres.htm

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For some reason the behavior drop down box, show, hide and hide when inactive in the customize notification box is not working. The behavior will only show "hide when inactive" I can't change the behavior to anything else. Any thoughts on this problem? I have tried checking and unchecking the hide inactive icon box in taskbar and start menu properties, restoring defauts.
 

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How can I add an item to the system tray so that when you click on it a pop up/window appears? Any advice/help is welcomed.

A:Add to System Tray

You'd just need to minimise the window that you have open at the time, that will send it down to the task bar so that when you hover the mouse over the button it will show a pop up so you know what it looks like.

If that is not what you mean please re-post making your question a little clearer

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RELEVANCY SCORE 43.6

For some reason the behavior drop down box, show, hide and hide when inactive in the customize notification box is not working. The behavior will only show "hide when inactive" I can't change the behavior to anything else. Any thoughts on this problem? I have tried checking and unchecking the hide inactive icon box in taskbar and start menu properties, restoring defauts.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 43.6

For some reason after Windows Blinds went all weird and I uninstalled it my system tray icons have got all low res and wrong.

Anyone know why?
[IMG]http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g268/martynball/***-1.jpg[/IMG]

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RELEVANCY SCORE 43.6

I cannot get an icon for speaker volume into my system tray. I have right clicked by the time and stuff comes open, but the volume control turn-on is grey and unresponsive. Why? How to fix?

Also, in the bottom bar where I used to have one icon for every program open, I now have one icon for every document open. Get me back to one icon per program. Thanks.
 

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My system tray turned red while running a system mechanic scan and now there are no icons in the tray, just blue squares. HELP!!!

A:system tray

Assuming your talking about Iolo Technologies System Mechanic, did you contact their Tech Support?

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hi,

what is system tray?will it have any effect on system speed?i am a beginner in computers.
 

A:system tray

Have a look
http://kb.iu.edu/data/aiat.html
http://www.pulpfusion1.com/demotech/e_article000253202.cfm
 

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On an initial boot up, I loose the show hidden icon arrow and all the icons in the system tray, the only way to get them back is to log off then log back on again, hope you can help Thanks
 

A:System tray

See if this is of any help:

http://www.tech-pro.net/howto_013.html
 

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i have an icon showing in my system tray that when i click on it, it takes me to a "virusbursters" home web page.
how can i get rid of this icon in the tray?

A:System Tray

Hello, and welcome to BC! There is a BC tutorial on exactly how to remove this infection: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/70074/how-to-remove-virusburster-or-virusbursters-removal-instructions/

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RELEVANCY SCORE 43.6

i have this local area connection icon on my systray. when i put my mouse over it it reads "local area connection a network cable is unpluged" i went to msconfig and tried all boxes and unchecked each one. i cant get rid of this off my systray. i also am having problems opening up microsoft outlook. i cant seem to open it up. any ideas?
thanks

kono
 

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Hi,

I am very finicky about having as minimal amount of things on my desktop as possible, and with all of my system tray icons I have set them to 'always hide', only leaving my internet connection there.

When I restart my pc, some of the ones I have set to hide come back, with the option being 'hide when inactive'. How can I get it so that the ones I want to hide are always hidden??

I know it doesn't sound like much but it is really annoying. Also when I switch my PC on, the language bar always appears. This is something I have never used, but everytime without fail it appears. How can I get rid of this so it does not come up??

Thanks

A:System Tray

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Originally Posted by marchez


Hi,

I am very finicky about having as minimal amount of things on my desktop as possible, and with all of my system tray icons I have set them to 'always hide', only leaving my internet connection there.

When I restart my pc, some of the ones I have set to hide come back, with the option being 'hide when inactive'. How can I get it so that the ones I want to hide are always hidden??

I know it doesn't sound like much but it is really annoying. Also when I switch my PC on, the language bar always appears. This is something I have never used, but everytime without fail it appears. How can I get rid of this so it does not come up??

Thanks





I can't help with the tray icons but the language bar...

Right-click the language bar.
Click settings
Near the bottom of the settings window click the Language Bar... button
In the new window un-tick the Show language bar on the desktop
Click OK

Lydokane

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RELEVANCY SCORE 43.6

Win7 Ultimate.

At one time I had aeropeek which I liked. It changed to a verticl list of windows open.
I went into sys tray properties and selected show windows stacked. That was a mistake.

I tried stack side by side. That was another mistake.

If I have 5 Firefox windows open, I have 5 icons in sys tray.

I have every place but the right place for an answer.

Please help before I shoot it.

A:system tray

hi,

Try right click on taskbar and choose properties on taskbar tab their should be taskbar buttons change it to always combine, hide labels. see if that works for ya

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Hi guys,

Im a newbie here at forums. May I ask for help on how to disable the ability to right click on System Tray.

Thanks,

Note: If this topic is already existed can you please redirect me on thread.

A:System Tray

Hey,

Here's a link on how to do it. If you do this, I believe it'll do it for ALL users, not just one. So make sure that this is what you want to do. Back up your registry before editing.

Regards,

Brandon

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro....mspx?mfr=true

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RELEVANCY SCORE 43.6

Hello guys, I'm running into this issue...

I have a 32-bit Dell inspiron 1525. It came with Windows Vista but I upgraded it to Windows 7 Ultimate. It was working fine for a week or so. Then all of a sudden it appeared a red X in the system tray where the signal bars of the internet connection are and I had no internet (I'm not using ethernet connection, I'm using Wireless). Anyways, I turned the computer off, and used it again within two days and the red X disappeared and I was able to use the internet. BUT now I'm running into the same problem, the red X keeps showing in the system tray and I have no internet.

I tried ..I reset the router
Update the network adapter driver
disable the network driver and enable it again
Please help me guys.

A:Red X in system tray

have you run the trouble shooter

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I was just wondering... The fix for Windows Live Messenger to move the icon from the taskbar to the system tray works wonderfully, but I'm having the same problem with AIM. I'd like to get rid of the AIM button in my taskbar and just have the system tray icon like in XP and Vista.

Please and thank you!

EDIT: And yes, I've tried to run AIM in compatibility mode for Windows Vista (Service Pack 2) to no avail. The same behavior keeps happening. I've searched Google for a couple hours trying to find something like the fix for WLM, but that was also fruitless.
 

A:Want AIM in System Tray

I too would like to figure out how to get the AOL icon off the Windows 7 taskbar. It belongs on the tray. I've looked everywhere for a solution.

I guess I'll just stop using it for now. Most everyone I know is on Skype anyway...
 

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How do I find the source of programs (icons) that get automatically loaded into my System Tray at the bottom right of the screen? There is nothing in any of the profiles under Startup so they must be triggered somewhere else. Thanks for the help.
 

A:XP Pro System Tray-How's it get there?

There are lost of ways things get loaded into the system tray.

For starter, programs make entries in the Windows registry that makes them start when you boot the system. However, I strongly discourage you from rummaging around in the Windows registry. It is a veritable labrynth of information, and scary as it is, if you delete the wrong thing you are screwed.

Another things that programs do to get loaded upon start up are make entries in the windows system files. Goto START>RUN>SYSEDIT and look through the system files for anything that references the programs in question. Pleace REM statement in front of that line to diable it, and restart.

Programs can also make entries in your start menu that get run on startup. Right click on the start button and goto explore. If there are any icons that pertain to the program in question, delete them.

You may also want to consider right clicking on the program icon itself and looking through the properties for a toggle box which will disable the "Run this program at startup" command.

Here is a few of the most common ways programs annoy you through your system tray.

Happy Hunting!!

~ Lyrical ~
 

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I am trying to figure out how to remove items from the system tray besides the time and date, can anyone help?
 

A:System Tray

Start, run, type msconfig, go to the startup tab and uncheck the offending program. Careful on what you disable You don't want to disable AV programs, among some other things
 

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ive lost my safely remove my hardware icon when i connect my iriver mp3 player can someone please tell me how i get it back and is it alright to disconnect my iriver with damage. Its there when i connect my camera. im using a acer laptop aspire5103wlmi
 

A:system tray

What os are you using?
You dont need to use safely remove hard ware with XP
Unless it is a hard drive
 

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