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#1 angelina

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 09:14 AM

hello, my name is angelina and i have a concern in which i hope someone can help me. 7 small dots appeared on my toolbar next to the start tab, they are lined vertically next to each other 4 then 3. Is this a possible infestation?

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 09:30 AM

What OS (Win XP/2000, etc) are you using? Have you performed any anti-spyware scans? What type of anti-virus are you using and when was the last time you ran a scan?

If not, start here:

If your running Win XP/2000, download and scan with Ewido Anti-Malware v3.5
Ewido Install and Scan Instructions

Download and scan with Ad-Aware SE Personal. Setup & Configure as shown here.

Download and scan with Spybot S&D 1.4. Setup & Configure as shown here.
[DO NOT choose the option to install TeaTimer]
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Perform these online Virus scans:
[Watch the Address bar in IE. You may receive alerts that "This site might require the following ActiveX control...Click here to install...". Click on that alert and then Click Install ActiveX component.]
Trend Micro Housecall Scan
Panda ActiveScan [ActiveScan Panda does not remove adware/spyware but will autoclean for viruses & worms.]
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Posted 02 June 2006 - 09:41 AM

I'm pretty sure that what you are talking about is completey safe, so before you run any of those scans let me know if these 7 dots look like this:Posted Image
If that's the one you are talking about it is safe and is a feature of Windows. To remove it, just right click on the dots and click " lock the taskbar". That should remove it.

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 09:45 AM

Well David, I would have never thought that's what angelina was talking about but you may be right. Just gotta love those insert images. As the saying goes "A picture is worth a thousand words".
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Posted 02 June 2006 - 09:50 AM

thanks David for the solution to my concern. have a blessed day....angelina

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 09:51 AM

Hehe...
I looked at the question and thought it must be some sort of hijack, then I went to press my own start button to open another program and I realised that that funny squiggle might be what angelina was talking about! A little picture really does help doesn't it!
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