(Solved) unclickable taskbar button - green man

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Thread Starter
Oct 2, 2003
Ok guys. I have a little green running man on my taskbar, but clicking him (right or left) does nothing. He is a button on the bar, not quicklaunch or the clock section.

I am running XP, and rarely restart, but the last things I have installed were Popup stopper free edition (week ago), and Wordperfect SP3 (this was today). I do not know when the last time I restarted was, before today. He just appeared today.

I have run Spybot SD, Norton AV and Windoc, and so far nothing. I am nervous about restarting, in case this is something bad....

In searching, I understand you all like the hijackthis report, so here goes: (sorry so long!)

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.2
Scan saved at 12:29:53 PM, on 10/2/2003
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\Register\Remind32.exe
C:\Program Files\Olympus\DeviceDetector\devdtct2.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Missy.MELISSA\My Documents\Downloads\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = https://secure.inetmsi.net/pts/login.php
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccRegVfy] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\ypager.exe -quiet
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NVMCTRAY.DLL,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PopUpStopperFreeEdition] "C:\Program Files\Panicware\Pop-Up Stopper Free Edition\PSFree.exe"
O4 - Global Startup: Acrobat Assistant.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 4.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Corel Registration.lnk = C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\Register\Remind32.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Device Detector 2.lnk = C:\Program Files\Olympus\DeviceDetector\devdtct2.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Medical Bloopers 2003.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\system32\Day-to-Day Screen Calendar.scr
O4 - Global Startup: Medical History 2003.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\system32\Day-to-Day Screen Calendar.scr
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: @C:\Program Files\Messenger\Msgslang.dll,-61144 (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @C:\Program Files\Messenger\Msgslang.dll,-61144 (HKLM)
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yinst0309.cab
O16 - DPF: {C2FCEF52-ACE9-11D3-BEBD-00105AA9B6AE} (Symantec RuFSI Registry Information Class) - http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/SharedContent/common/bin/cabsa.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab

Thanks for any help!
Melissa (who does know her way around a PC!)


Thread Starter
Oct 2, 2003

In looking closer, I closed this, and sure enuf, little green booger went away. Symantec said it could be one of those backdoor trojans, but it was not in the registry where they said it would be....could be something new....:eek:

I updated Norton, but it says it is all updated. I am running it again now.

I will post again when done.

Thanks - you have helped, and you didn't even know it....



Thread Starter
Oct 2, 2003
Ok, this was d/l with Nvidia drivers, and will load again if I try to reload the drivers. Meanwhile, I dont have a video controller...

I found the winsys.exe file in the nvidia folder, and references to it in the nv4_disp setup file.

Can I manually delete the references and the exe and run the setup??


Retired Moderator Retired Malware Specialist
Dec 14, 2002
it shouldn't be part on any nvidia driver that I can find. where did you download the drivers from?

the only references to winsys anywhere I can find are to various trojans/viruses

to check whether it is a virus or not upload that file to http://www.kaspersky.com/remoteviruschk.html who will inform you of whether or not it is viral

then post back with the results and we can try and advise you further


Thread Starter
Oct 2, 2003
Thanks dvk - the scan said there was no virus, but would it have detected a trojan?

Anyway, I FINALLY found the site I know I downloaded this driver from, it was leadtek.com. however, I could not find the exact driver I had d/l before....strange.

I did go to nvidia, and found the driver pkg in their archives. It looked the same, but no winsys - I must have gotten a hacked copy...

I am up and running, and no problems after restart.

Thanks so much for the help - now how do I make this thread "resolved" ? :)


Retired Administrator
Jan 27, 2001
Originally posted by DaveBurnett:
Edit the original post and change the suject.
The user can not do this, you must use the 'report thread' button and a moderator or administrator must change it.
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