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Can a virus put an icon in the notification area mimicking a windows update

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#1 wayne937


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 10:23 PM

I am curious, does anyone know if a virus can put an icon in the notification area mimicking a windows update. I have windows XP with SP3 and I have my computer set to receive automatic updates. I have an icon in my notification area that looks like a windows update. About a week ago I clicked on this what appeared to be a windows update and I received a virus on my computer which disabled my MSE virus program. I used SuperAntispyware and removed the virus. I reinstalled MSE and ran the full scan twice with MSE and everything appears ok now. I am satisfied my computer is virus free. This same icon is back again but I will not be clicking on it again. I was just wondering if there was a simple way to remove this one icon and leave the rest alone. Thanks

Edited by hamluis, 03 April 2014 - 11:03 AM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected - Hamluis.

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