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Unidentified Icon - Anybody Recognise It?


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#1 johndrew

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 11:29 AM

Hello all. As a new member to this site I should like to say hello before I ask for helpjava script:emoticon(':thumbsup:', 'smid_3')
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Recently I noticed an icon in C:\Documents and Settings\User\ which I have been unable to identify. The icon is a red circle with a diagonal from top right to bottom left on a white background (clock dial 2 to 8) and titled `x.exe`. Associated with this is a Notepad icon titled `x.log`. When the .exe file is double clicked it produces a small panel titled `Uninstall???` with `uninstall.lst not found` in the window. The log file gives nothing away as all it says is `where=C:\Documents and Settings\User\.
dir=C:\Documents and Settings\User\.`

I have tried to Google it but found nothing that makes any sense to me. The questions are, should it be there? is it harmful? what does.did it belong to? and should I delete it?

Any advice would be welcome. Thanks.

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 11:53 AM

Hi johndrew

Do you have XoftSpy installed on your PC?

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Posted 04 March 2006 - 06:59 AM

Hello David,

Thanks for responding.

No, but I may have tried to install it when I had a virus problem some time ago.

I am still in the `learners` enclosure and some things I try to do fail!! One may well have been the attempted installation of XoftSpy whilst following (or rather trying to follow) advice given by well meaning members of the forum when I had the problem. I know I installed a lot of things to get rid of the virus/malware thing and tried many approaches before it finally was resolved.

From your post I assume you think this is associated with XoftSpy. If so can I get rid of it and how?

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Posted 04 March 2006 - 07:18 AM

Looks like an encryption program, please click Here
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Posted 04 March 2006 - 08:05 AM

Have you had right clicked on the icon
clicked on "properties" > version tab?
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Posted 04 March 2006 - 09:57 AM

Hello Scarlett & Bear,

Yes I have right clicked it it only shows the `General`, `Compatibility` and `Summary` tabs and tells me it is an `Application` about 30KB.

If it is an encryption program, why when I double click it do I get the `Uninstall` message? I have looked at your link and I am positive I`ve never used that particular software and I don`t think I`ve ever used any other of a similar nature.




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