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Is it just me or does this look suspicious?


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#1 snow scorpion

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 06:58 PM

Last week I managed to catch the Antivirus Suite virus.

I got rid of it but now I have this mysterious icon in my system tray. Does anyone recognize it? I've never seen it before.

Also when I went to Start > Run > msconfig > startup I found this blank space. Could the two be connected to each other and to the Antivirus Suite virus?

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 07:24 PM

Well...when you pause on or click the icon...what program does it refer to?

There should be no mystery concerning any icon when you should be able to easily see where the trail leads.

Let us know...

As for msconfig and missing startup entries...I suspect that you had a startup item which has now been removed...I would uncheck that item in msconfig.

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 07:24 PM

The icon kind of looks like an Adobe icon. What, if any, text comes up when you hover the mouse over it?

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 07:34 PM

yeah that definitely is an adobe updater icon.
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Posted 14 April 2010 - 07:40 PM

I can also confirm that that is the new Adobe updater icon (different from the old one).

As for the empty startup entry, I can only assume it was created by the malware. I would follow Louis's advice and uncheck that item.
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Posted 15 April 2010 - 05:42 AM

Do you by any chance own Steam?

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 07:29 AM

hamluis and keyboardNinja, I took your advice and unchecked the blank startup entry. I got a message from the computer saying I had to log on as an administrator to make such a change. (I thought that was odd since this my home computer and there is only the one account on it. I've always assumed that account had administrator's rights.) At any rate, after unchecking the entry and restarting the computer the blank entry has disappeared.

keyboardNinja, computerxpds, and Andrew - you guys were right. The system tray icon was the Adobe updater. I feel kind of foolish now. :thumbsup: When three strange things (the virus, the blank start up entry, and the new icon) showed up at more or less the same time, I jumped to the conclusion they were related to each other.

Thanks for the help, everybody. If anything odd occurs I'll be back looking for your wisdom again.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 07:31 AM

Do you by any chance own Steam?


Steam? Nope. Don't even know what it is. Google says it's a game site. Is that the one you're talking about?

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 09:37 AM

On behalf of everyone who helped here, you're welcome! :thumbsup:

And yes, Steam is game related. :flowers:
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Posted 15 April 2010 - 10:49 AM

As KN said your very welcome.
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Posted 15 April 2010 - 12:49 PM

Do you by any chance own Steam?


Steam? Nope. Don't even know what it is. Google says it's a game site. Is that the one you're talking about?



The reason I asked is that Steam puts a no name startup item in your run registry key, so I thought that was it.




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