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task bar icons not working or disappearing

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#1 beatia


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Posted 17 February 2009 - 10:54 PM

Hi, my shortcut icons in the taskbar (near the start button on XP) either don`t work when i click on them or they disappear altogether and i only have raised bumps when i put the mouse pointer over where they used to be.
When i run combofix this fixes the problem until next time. Do i have a virus or malware that my virus programes can`t find? I have AVG, Spybot, a-squared, FSBL and Spyware Terminator.

If anyone knows what the problem is i would appreciate the help

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 02:21 AM

Hi Beatia, and welcome to BleepingComputer,

ComboFix is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for private use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.

This could be either a infection or a software problem, I would suggest try using System Restore, choose a date prior to this problem.

Start> All Programs> Accessories> System Tools> System Restore.

When this opens make sure that "Restore my computer to an earlier time" is chosen, and click on Next>.
The dates appearing in bold are the dates that you can restore to, click on the date that you want and then click Next> to start the System Restore, you may get the message telling you that you will have to restart your computer to start, click ok. When the computer restarts and you have logged on as the administrator a Restoration Complete page will appear, click on OK to complete the process.

If this doesn't resolve this then it will be time to move this topic to the Am I Infected forum.

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#3 Guest_Abacus 7_*

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 03:05 AM


Right click on Tool Bar, select Properties and unselect Hide inactive icons, it is down the bottom. That should fix it,


#4 beatia

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 03:58 AM

Thanks to those who replyed, i will give your advice a try :thumbsup:

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