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Red Circle with White X in System Tray

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by MegaVoice, Nov 16, 2009.

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  1. MegaVoice

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    Hello,

    I just picked up something that puts a red circle with a white X in the system tray. Now I can't bring up taskmanager or change my backgrounds. I am running Ad-Aware right now, but it hasn't found anything. I downloaded HJT and ran the log, but didn't see anything that sticks out.

    I google'd for ideas on what to do, but wasn't having much luck in getting a good response. I thought I would try these forums.

    I am about to head off to bed since I start work early in the morning, but I thought I would post quickly to see if anyone might respond by the time I can check in the morning.

    Thanks!!
     

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    I think that I got it figured out. A friend of mine emailed me something to try out. I download Malwarebytes and booted over into Safe Mode. Once there, I ran the scan and found several objects. I removed the objects and it seems to have cleaned up the issue.

    If anyone would like me to look at anything else, please let me know and I will do so when I get home from work tomorrow. I will check the thread during the day to see if anyone posted anything.

    Thanks!
     
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