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Old 2007-10-23, 22:42   #1
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Default Mystery systray icon.

A relative had a new icon pop up on their systray. Clicking and right clicking on it have no effect. I have tried to search for it on google, no joy. I didn't have a lot of time to search their computer, no luck there either.

The icon is gray, eight-sided, has 2 arrows (one points right on the bottom, the other left on the top), and what looks like a mini graphic equaliser in the middle.

Any help would be great.
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Old 2007-10-24, 02:39   #2
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Good luck with finding it just by a text description of the icon. The below suggestion is based on the assumption that it's Windows XP.

Click on Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> System Information. When the System Information program comes up, expand the "Software Environment" category and click on "Running Tasks". If you click on the "Path" column header, you can sort by program locations. Anything running from the "windows" folder or "Not Available" can (most likely) be ignored. Can you identify all the programs that are running from "Program Files"? Do any of them stick out?

I'm not suggesting you do this, but if you then ctrl+alt+del and start closing processes from the task manager processes tab, does your mystery icon disappear after any particular process (program) closure?
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Old 2007-10-24, 11:40   #3
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As potonono pointed out, a text description is pretty vague. Please provide a screenshot.
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Old 2007-10-24, 12:19   #4
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Better yet: rightclick on an empty part of the startmenu and choose "Task Manager" and take a screenshot of that.
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Better yet: rightclick on an empty part of the startmenu and choose "Task Manager" and take a screenshot of that.
Unless you mean the Processes tab of it, I don't see how that could really help...a program doesn't have to be listed under Applications to have a systray icon.
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As potonono pointed out, a text description is pretty vague. Please provide a screenshot.
Don't have access to the machine at the moment, it is in a different city.
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Unless you mean the Processes tab of it, I don't see how that could really help...a program doesn't have to be listed under Applications to have a systray icon.
The machine in question is running 98, for compatiblity issues with other important software.

I thought about shutting down processes one at a time, but did not have enough time to do a full investigation at the time.
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