Does anyone know what this icon is?

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  1. SourMilk

    SourMilk Registered Member

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    I recently began seeing a strange yellow icon in the task bar. It shows up after I play a game. It disappears whenever I touch it with the cursor. Could it be a remanent of the uninstall of Webroot Firewall? Has anyone else seen this?

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  2. prozabor

    prozabor Registered Member

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    What game do You use? It maybe is a normal gamefile:)
     
  3. SourMilk

    SourMilk Registered Member

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    Oblivion. I've never seen it before.
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    How about you hover the mouse over it and not actually click it.
    Maybe there's a tooltip.
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  5. prozabor

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    I think it's not a virus. But you may scan your computer
     
  6. SourMilk

    SourMilk Registered Member

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    Scanned it and had no positives. Just to be sure, I restored an older clean image. No problems now. I probably was just something left over from a removed program but I would rather be safe than sorry.

    Thanks for the replies.
    SourMilk out
     
  7. ccsito

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    I have a somewhat similar phenomenon regarding an icon that disappears when I point to it. When I boot up sometimes, a "HP" (or Hewlett Packard) icon appears on my system tray. It disappears on its own after about a minute when the system is booted up. When I move the cursor over to it before the minute is up, it disappears every time. I think it is related to an internal routine to contact the HP website to obtain system updates if they are available. On a few occassions, I do get a pop up window asking to contact the HP site to check for updates. Since I was never able to click on that icon, I cannot be definitely sure if they are related or not. o_O
     
  8. OldMX

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    Looks like the AC3 codec icon to me :D
     
  9. ccsito

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    Are you referring to this?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ac3

    Does the game generate Dolby stereo audio?
     
  10. Long View

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    looks like the AC3 Filter icon to me also. mine is in the control panel and not the task bar.
     
  11. clambermatic

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    hmm... looks like (that yellow icon, i mean) a plate of 'sunny side-up' eggs -duo that has gone cold to me! :D

    You have scanned it with 'microwave'... ye say?? Hmm... definitely no harm to gobbled it up! :D ....hehehehe.

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    Last edited: Oct 27, 2007
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