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#1 WilliamKane

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:58 PM

My printer icon has vanished. Where is it? Can anyone help me with this? Thanks.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 01:07 PM

Do the following.

  • Go to Start | Programs and find the link to the printer.
  • Press and hold down the right mouse button on the link and drag it on to the desktop.
  • When you let go of the right mouse button, you'll get a menu. Choose "Copy here".


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Posted 16 May 2012 - 07:45 PM

Do you mean the printer icon in Settings\Printers or the icon in the systray when its printing something?

I assume you have a printer installed?

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#4 WilliamKane

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 05:20 PM

Thanks to you both! It was actually my brother's pc/printer that had the trouble but it's solved now! :-)

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 05:26 PM

I have a problem you, anyone can help me with though. I downloaded a program tonight and almost immediately, deleted it but it's left a homepage of it's own choice. I got rid of it, I thought but now whenever I click on a link e.g. on Twitter, that very same homepage pops up on the link! For instance a football story in The Daily Express. I clicked on the link and there it was, some search engine or other.
How do I get rid of this?

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 05:29 PM

It's called MyStart by IncrediBar, if that helps.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 10:02 AM

Right, here's the thing, I asked originally, for my brother who's less au fait with these things than I am! I thought he had his problem solved but apparently not.
There is no printer icon at the top of the screen. He says it was always there before but now it's gone and we can't find it anywhere.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated, however I'm not so "up" on computers myself so if you can keep the jargon to a minimum that would be great! :thumbsup:

To answer the second and third posts; I've gone to the "start" menu and can't find any mention of printers anywhere. And I have absolutely no idea what you mean as regards Settings/Printer or systray? Yes there is a printer installed.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 12:13 PM

What browser(s) are you using??

we want to look in the Toolbars and see if it is there.
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#9 WilliamKane

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 12:31 PM

Internet Explorer.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 01:29 PM

We want to remove anything MyStart or Incredibar.

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Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Posted Image and save it to your desktop.
  • Important!! When you save the mbam-setup file, rename it to something random (such as 123abc.exe) before beginning the download.
Malwarebytes may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.

  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet and double-click on the renamed file to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • Malwarebytes will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button and continue.
  • If you cannot update Malwarebytes or use the Internet to download any files to the infected computer, manually update the database by following the instructions in FAQ Section A: 4. Issues.
  • Under the Scanner tab, make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Click on the Scan button.
  • When finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box, then click the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked and then click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows the database version and your operating system.
  • Exit Malwarebytes when done.
Note: If Malwarebytes encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally will prevent Malwarebytes from removing all the malware.

-- Some types of malware will target Malwarebytes and other security tools to keep them from running properly. If that's the case, go to Start > All Programs > Malwarebytes Anti-Malware folder > Tools > click on Malwarebytes Chameleon and follow the onscreen instructions. The Chameleon folder can be accessed by opening the program folder for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (normally C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware or C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware).

Edited by boopme, 21 June 2012 - 01:30 PM.

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#11 WilliamKane

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 01:52 PM

No, I'm so sorry! I got that problem fixed. :thumbsup: It's just my bro's printer icon that's missing now. His browser is Google Chrome by the way.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 02:11 PM

Post 2 was no help?
You may need to reinstall or repair the install if that option is available in Control Panel.
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