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PuTTY icon showing up on Taskbar

Q: PuTTY icon showing up on Taskbar

Hello, I found this website while looking for help on this matter.

I noticed that, on the family computer, sometimes this weird icon shows up on the taskbar. When I right click it, it shows options to add keys, but I don't know if someone has access to the PC because of it or if it is triggered to open by something on the computer itself and is harmless.

I don't understand much about it. How can I get rid of this PuTTY? I can't find it if look it up on the PC, as suggested in this thread I found:

Can someone help? Thank you
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A:Toolbar on taskbar should only be showing an arrow but is showing icon

Hello thewonkits, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I notice this happens when using small icons for a toolbar. If you like, you could unlock the taskbar, right click on the dotted separator line to the left of the two top far left toolbars (one at a time) click on View and Large Icons, then lock the taskbar to see if that may look ok to you. It will make the top row a bit bigger though.

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A:network icon taskbar icon not showing right

*bump* no one can help me further?
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A:[SOLVED] Not Showing Audio Icon On Taskbar

Method 1:
There is no option available in control panel volume settings to show volume icon like earlier operating system. In Windows 8 and 8.1 you can enable volume icon by modifying ?Turn system icons on or off? option.
Right click on or near time clock in notification area and select Properties.

Make sure Volume icon is set ?On? as shown below, if it were off, make it on to show volume icon.

If the above step hasn?t help, ?Restore default icon behaviors? which may bring back the missing icon.

This is the normal procedure to get back the volume icon. In case the Volume icon option ( on/off) grayed out and you can?t change it, then follow the method 2.

Method 2: If volume icon is missing and you can?t enable it from ?Turn system icons on or off? area, then that could be an issue with explorer process. The following two methods can solve the issue.
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b) Registry modification- Its recommended to take a backup before modifying registry.
Open registry editor in Windows and find out;
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify

After modifying registry keys, you need to kill and restart the explorer.exe process to take effect.
-- Source: Volume Icon Missing on Windows 8 or 8.1, How to Get it Back? --

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Hi Jemi200,

If you right click on Malwarebytes and select 'Properties', then under the 'Shortcut' tab click on 'Change Icon' at the bottom. You should see the Malwarebytes icon there. Select it and hit OK, Apply and OK.

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Anyone have any idea how to get my Wifi back?Click to expand...

Let's see if we can find where it went.

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if it is not just 'hidden', try this

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You might see if step 9 in Option Two in the tutorial below may be able to enable the Volume icon again.

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Seems like it's still trying to pin the icons to others, and Not show them visually as completely separate icons in the bar.

What might I be doing wrong ?

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A:taskbar thumbnails not showing up?

Is your aero theme turned on?
right click your desktop > personalize > scroll up to aero themes section and select one.

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Hello Yihwan,

It looks like you need to unlock your taskbar, drag the dotted lines separator just to the left of the blue circle icon (far right one) over to the left to decompress the other icons until the arrows to the right of the Chrome icon go away. After you get the icons dragged into the position you want, you can lock the taskbar again.

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The real test to see whether MSE is protecting you, despite the missing icon, is if the services are running.

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Hello Lloyd,

Double check with the yellow TIP box in the tutorial below to see if it may be a issue with a "Desktop.ini" file on the C: drive.

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It can take 5 days, sometimes more to receive help. All the malware team are volunteers and working through the 100's of requests they get a day...
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Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum. My name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.Apologies for the late response,as i'm sure you can appreciate we are extremely busy.If you've already recieved help at another forum and your issues have been resolved,or you're presently recieving help elsewhere then please let us know.If you have not followed the info in the link below prior to posting your log then please do so now:Preparation Guide for use before posting a HijackThis Log: you still require help,please post a new Hijackthis log into this topic in your next reply.Also post a detailed description of the issues you're experiencing.*Note*Post all reports/logs directly into this topic,not as attachments,thanks.
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A:Taskbar Icon

Just go to task bar icon, right click and then unpin.
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I am not computer literate at all, but this spycrusher got onto my computer. I uninstalled it and all the other things but there is still this flashing icon on my taskbar. how do i get it off?

A:Icon On My Taskbar Won't Go Away

Hello there,Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri)Open the file and it will extract the contents (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.Please reboot your computer into Safe Mode. This is done by rebooting Windows and pressing F8 at boot/Windows startup, usually right after the beep. Then select Safe Mode from the list. Make sure you choose the option without Networking Support.Once in Safe Mode, open the SmitfraudFix folder again. Double-click smitfraudfix.cmd.Select option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press "Enter" to delete infected files.You will be prompted : "Registry cleaning - Do you want to clean the registry ?"; answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter" in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.The tool will now check if wininet.dll is infected. You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found); answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter".The tool may need to restart your computer to finish the cleaning process; if it doesn't, please restart it into Normal Windows.A text file will appear onscreen, with results from the cleaning process, in case we need it later on.The report can also be found at the root of the system drive, usually at C:\rapport.txtWarning : running option #2 on a non infected computer will remove your Desktop background.If this does not solve your problem, download and run HijackThis:HijackThis Download SiteOnce it is downloaded, extract the zip file to C:\HJT and navigate to the C:\HJT folder. Now double-click on HijackThis.exe.Put a checkmark in the box at the bottom that states Don't show this frame again when I start HijackThis.Then click on the button labeled None of the above, just start the program. You will now be presented with the main HJT screen. Press the Scan button and then when it is done, the Save Log button. Then post the HijackThis log, along with the contents of C:\rapport.txt in a new topic in our HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum, so you can recieve help from a member of the team on how to remove this malware.
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Has anyone else had this problem in (XP home)

Life is great and then you get a computer---oh boy

A:No icon in taskbar

The icons will not show up until you connect. (on a dialup) This is normal. When you disconnect from the internet, the icon disappears also. If you are on a LAN, you can turn these on also, when the LAN is disconnected, a RED X appears in the little TV icon. In other words, on a dialup connection, the icons are supposed to disappear when the connection is lost. Exception to this is on an external modem, then the icon should appear with a RED X through it when disconnected. Do you have an external modem? The LAN icon will always be present when a network card is installed. The LAN and Dialup icons look alike. I hope I understood your problem. If not, please post back with the exact type of connection you are using and as much info about where exactly you are going to reset you icon. Thanks
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A:Icon On TaskBar ?

That will depend on the Taskbar buttons setting (see pic). You ran out of taskbar real estate and that's why the descriptors vanished.
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A:TaskBar Icon

Open Windows Explorer and go to:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10 double click on Office10 and
Scroll down to Outlook and right click and select create shortcut. With the shortcut on the desktop, drag and release it on the quick launch bar.
This is if you mean Outlook and not Outlook Express. If you have Outlook 2003, it will be in Office11
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yea I would like to know also, and I Like that battery icon too! somebody please do tell! LOL
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A:Add Taskbar icon to .vbs

Did you try creating an actual shortcut to the .vbs file then right-clicking it and choosing Properties then Change icon? The icon you want to use has to be on the HDD in a Folder, usually in the same Folder as the file, and you'd choose that icon. It's best to save the icon as a .ico file and adhere to the size limit for it, can't be very large. Most icons associated with programs are embedded in their .exe file, maybe in a .dll file.
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A:Taskbar does not keep mp3 icon

i dont think it will as it is acting as a drive, drives only show on the " computer" window.

however you could try clicking devices and printers in the start menu and see if it shows there.
if it does then right click it and create a shortcut.
you may be able to pin the shortcut to the taskbar.
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Hello to all,

I share my Internet connection with my son. I'd like to have the Taskbar on his computer show the Local Area Connection icon ( the two little monitors side by side ) the same as mine does, but I've forgotten how to do that. Any help is greatly appreciated !

Thanks in advance,
Pete C.

A:Taskbar Icon

Hi Pete C.

Control Panel > Network Connections to show your Network Connections
Right click on a Network Connection and select Properties
On the General tab
Place a check mark in: Show icon in notification area when connected

Let us know if that works for you or not.
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A:Does anyone know the name of this taskbar icon?

Hello Extreme Nova,

It does appear to be a network icon, so my guess would be that it's from an installed network driver or software.

Does it open anything or have any options if you left or right click on it to help ID what it's for?
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A:icon on taskbar

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