Puzzling taskbar icon

  Gordal 15:49 28 Oct 05

When I boot my PC - Windows XP Home - and usually after a few minutes , I see a small white unnamed icon appear temporarily on my taskbar. After a second or two it disappears.

This is a new penomenon to me. Anyone else experiencing this and can anyone explain what it is please.

The small white square is contained with the usual size icon - i.e. the same as one showing an open programme minimized.

  DieSse 16:14 28 Oct 05

It's an automatically running task - probably something checking on the web for an update. It might be Spyware - do you have anti-spyware programs?

  Taw® 16:30 28 Oct 05

try msconfig and see what is in your start up

  Gordal 17:51 28 Oct 05


Yes I have, and have recently run Spybot Search & Destroy, Adaware, and Microsoft's own programme.

Taw - will try msconfig....

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