"Search Results" icon on desktop? Windows glitch or malware?

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  1. illumins

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    I use windows xp with a fairly secure approach (LUA/SRP/Network hardened+FW +trusted software only), although I have noticed a weird random "Search Results- Computers" that can appear on the desktop. (After loading Windows XP). It happens maybe once every few months or so.

    Could this be malware? or is this a known Windows glitch?

    Thanks in advance.
     

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    I'd also like to add that I've ran countless anti virus, anti spyware, anti trojan, anti rootkit scanners and they all report my PC as clean and not infected. Hijackfree shows all windows process as signed/legit.

    (I've ran Asquared, superantispy, avira, prevx, drcureit, spysweeper, fsecure, gmer, sophos + all updated definitions)
     
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    illumins, you're welcome! I see that your image is attached, yet you could go further by copying the
     
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    illumins, hard to predict whether it would be malware or not, but at the very least, you'll know the program that's activating the icon. Keep us posted, should it happen again. Take care.
     
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