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Magical Changing Icons

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#1 dmh


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Posted 30 December 2007 - 10:39 PM

The icons for internet sites in my favorite places change--on their own. My Comcast site might carry the Comcast icon today, Verizon tomorrow, and PC World the day after. Some change, some don't. Days can go by with no changes, and then a few happen. New icons are never introduced.

It's cute at one level but I worry that there's something going on underneath. Endless virus and other mal-ware scans have not come up with anything.

Has anyone come across something similar or have suggestions about how I might go about tracking it down?

Thank you!

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#2 Dialer


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Posted 30 December 2007 - 11:36 PM

Hi dmh, welcome to BC! :thumbsup:

Yep, this happens to me every now and again. Here's my thread on the subject: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/120551/odd-favicon-behavior/

I should have updated that thread to say that I've sort of found a solution. That is, I now delete all my temporary files on a regular basis (should do anyway). I've noticed that they always contain a lot of favicon files. This obviously doesn't solve the problem, but at least it helps for a while.

The Microsoft solution linked to in my thread doesn't cover the favicons; it's about desktop and system icons, so that didn't help any. Glad I realized that before I started messing around with my registry.

Edited by Dialer, 30 December 2007 - 11:38 PM.

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