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Strange Control Panel icon

dale
I have this strange circle icon in the control panel and it has not use. It's circle with two RED lines on opposite ends. It this a virus? Can I send the image to anyone?
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    OH Smeg

    And post it on Photobucket with a Link here for an explanation as to what it is.

    Col

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    dale

    Here is the link for the strange icon that is showing up in my control panel.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/beyondbeliefimages/sets/72157622887806106/

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    Jacky Howe

    Check in C:\windows\system32 for multiple *.cpl files with the same name. If there are delete all but one (1).
    <br>
    Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, install it and update it and scan the PC with System Restore turned off, turn it back on later on when the PC is cleaned.
    <br><br>
    http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/malwarebytes/mbam-setup.exe
    <br><br>

    * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.<br>
    * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.<br>
    * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.<br>
    * Once the program has loaded, select Perform Quick Scan, then click Scan.<br>
    * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.<br>
    * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.<br>
    <br>
    I would keep scanning with it until it is clean by closing out and rebooting and running it again.
    <br>
    Just to be on the safe side when you finish do an online scan with Bitdefender. Or Google for an online scanner.
    <br>
    http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
    <br><br>
    <i>Keep us informed as to your progress if you require further assistance.</i>
    <br><br>
    <i>If you think that any of the posts that have been made by all TR Members, have solved or contributed to solving the problem, please Mark them as <b>Helpful</b> so that others may benefit from the outcome.
    </i>

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    Jacky Howe

    Press the WinKey + r type cmd and press Enter

    type dir /a /b /s /o c:\windows\*.cpl > cpl.txt and press Enter

    Open the file in Notepad, copy and paste the contents here as it may give us a clue as to what the program is.

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    dale

    c:\windows\$hf_mig$\KB956390-IE7\SP2QFE\inetcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\$hf_mig$\KB974455-IE8\SP3QFE\inetcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\access.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\appwiz.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\bthprops.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\desk.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\firewall.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\hdwwiz.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\intl.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\irprops.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\joy.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\mmsys.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\netsetup.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\nusrmgr.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\odbccp32.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\powercfg.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\sapi.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\sysdm.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\timedate.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\wscui.cpl
    c:\windows\ie7updates\KB958215-IE7\inetcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\ie8\inetcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\ie8updates\KB974455-IE8\inetcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\access.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\appwiz.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\bthprops.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\desk.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\firewall.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\hdwwiz.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\inetcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\intl.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\irprops.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\joy.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\mmsys.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\netsetup.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\nusrmgr.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\odbccp32.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\powercfg.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\sapi.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\sysdm.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\timedate.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\wscui.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\wuaucpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\82c738ec00f0f07f8ea182bc95439593\sp3gdr\inetcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\82c738ec00f0f07f8ea182bc95439593\sp3qfe\inetcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\8aff2c132bea63255d1cab83ef37c507\SP3GDR\inetcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\8aff2c132bea63255d1cab83ef37c507\SP3QFE\inetcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\cfdf673d5f64980a67e3f1a551949306\sp3gdr\inetcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\cfdf673d5f64980a67e3f1a551949306\sp3qfe\inetcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\f5ce3558cdad2d0de1884dee71734a4a\SP3GDR\inetcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\f5ce3558cdad2d0de1884dee71734a4a\SP3QFE\inetcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\access.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\ADPanel.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\appwiz.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\AudioHQU.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\bdeadmin.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\bthprops.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\desk.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\firewall.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\hdwwiz.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\igfxcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\inetcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\infocardcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\intl.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\irprops.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\javacpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\joy.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\MAIN.CPL
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\mmsys.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\NCPA.CPL
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\netsetup.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\nusrmgr.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\odbccp32.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\PenTablet.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\powercfg.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\PRApplet.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\prefscpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\sysdm.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\TELEPHON.CPL
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\timedate.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\wscui.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\wuaucpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\access.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\appwiz.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\bthprops.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\desk.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\firewall.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\hdwwiz.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\inetcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\intl.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\irprops.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\joy.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\main.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\mmsys.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\ncpa.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\netsetup.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\nusrmgr.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\odbccp32.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\powercfg.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\sapi.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\sysdm.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\telephon.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\timedate.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\wscui.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\wuaucpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\ReinstallBackups\0005\DriverFiles\igfxcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\ReinstallBackups\0011\DriverFiles\igfxcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\WinSxS\Policies\x86_policy.7.0.Microsoft.Windows.CPlusPlusRuntime_6595b64144ccf1df_x-ww_a317e4b3

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    balge

    hi
    this might help eliminate some -

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313808

    cheers

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    Jacky Howe

    that I have found to be different to what I have installed.


    ADPanel.cpl Iomega Corporation

    bdeadmin.cpl Borland

    PRApplet.cpl Intel(R) Network Configuration Services

    prefscpl.cpl RealPlayer Preferences

    igfxcpl.cpl Intel(R) Common User Interface program

    PenTablet.cpl wacom

    PRApplet.cpl link to intel

    prefscpl.cpl quicktime

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    jimmy-jam

    A zombie that actually lives... Who knew?

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    Michael Jay

    I had patience.

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    LOL

    Jacky Howe

    I would have performed my annual reinstall by now. That way I'm ready for the next 12 months.

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    acidbomb

    If it were not a malware so it can be for some applications you've just installed!
    some applications create an icon in control panel but it must be work when you double click on it! if it doesn't maybe you deleted the referring application ( didn't remove or uninstall it) and it cant be run!

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    OH Smeg

    And post it on Photobucket with a Link here for an explanation as to what it is.

    Col

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    dale

    Here is the link for the strange icon that is showing up in my control panel.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/beyondbeliefimages/sets/72157622887806106/

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    Jacky Howe

    Check in C:\windows\system32 for multiple *.cpl files with the same name. If there are delete all but one (1).
    <br>
    Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, install it and update it and scan the PC with System Restore turned off, turn it back on later on when the PC is cleaned.
    <br><br>
    http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/malwarebytes/mbam-setup.exe
    <br><br>

    * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.<br>
    * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.<br>
    * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.<br>
    * Once the program has loaded, select Perform Quick Scan, then click Scan.<br>
    * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.<br>
    * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.<br>
    <br>
    I would keep scanning with it until it is clean by closing out and rebooting and running it again.
    <br>
    Just to be on the safe side when you finish do an online scan with Bitdefender. Or Google for an online scanner.
    <br>
    http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
    <br><br>
    <i>Keep us informed as to your progress if you require further assistance.</i>
    <br><br>
    <i>If you think that any of the posts that have been made by all TR Members, have solved or contributed to solving the problem, please Mark them as <b>Helpful</b> so that others may benefit from the outcome.
    </i>

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    Jacky Howe

    Press the WinKey + r type cmd and press Enter

    type dir /a /b /s /o c:\windows\*.cpl > cpl.txt and press Enter

    Open the file in Notepad, copy and paste the contents here as it may give us a clue as to what the program is.

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    dale

    c:\windows\$hf_mig$\KB956390-IE7\SP2QFE\inetcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\$hf_mig$\KB974455-IE8\SP3QFE\inetcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\access.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\appwiz.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\bthprops.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\desk.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\firewall.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\hdwwiz.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\intl.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\irprops.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\joy.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\mmsys.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\netsetup.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\nusrmgr.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\odbccp32.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\powercfg.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\sapi.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\sysdm.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\timedate.cpl
    c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\wscui.cpl
    c:\windows\ie7updates\KB958215-IE7\inetcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\ie8\inetcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\ie8updates\KB974455-IE8\inetcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\access.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\appwiz.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\bthprops.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\desk.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\firewall.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\hdwwiz.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\inetcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\intl.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\irprops.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\joy.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\mmsys.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\netsetup.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\nusrmgr.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\odbccp32.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\powercfg.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\sapi.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\sysdm.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\timedate.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\wscui.cpl
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\wuaucpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\82c738ec00f0f07f8ea182bc95439593\sp3gdr\inetcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\82c738ec00f0f07f8ea182bc95439593\sp3qfe\inetcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\8aff2c132bea63255d1cab83ef37c507\SP3GDR\inetcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\8aff2c132bea63255d1cab83ef37c507\SP3QFE\inetcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\cfdf673d5f64980a67e3f1a551949306\sp3gdr\inetcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\cfdf673d5f64980a67e3f1a551949306\sp3qfe\inetcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\f5ce3558cdad2d0de1884dee71734a4a\SP3GDR\inetcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\f5ce3558cdad2d0de1884dee71734a4a\SP3QFE\inetcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\access.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\ADPanel.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\appwiz.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\AudioHQU.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\bdeadmin.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\bthprops.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\desk.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\firewall.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\hdwwiz.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\igfxcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\inetcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\infocardcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\intl.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\irprops.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\javacpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\joy.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\MAIN.CPL
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\mmsys.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\NCPA.CPL
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\netsetup.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\nusrmgr.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\odbccp32.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\PenTablet.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\powercfg.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\PRApplet.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\prefscpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\sysdm.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\TELEPHON.CPL
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\timedate.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\wscui.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\wuaucpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\access.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\appwiz.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\bthprops.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\desk.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\firewall.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\hdwwiz.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\inetcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\intl.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\irprops.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\joy.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\main.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\mmsys.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\ncpa.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\netsetup.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\nusrmgr.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\odbccp32.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\powercfg.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\sapi.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\sysdm.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\telephon.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\timedate.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\wscui.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\wuaucpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\ReinstallBackups\0005\DriverFiles\igfxcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\ReinstallBackups\0011\DriverFiles\igfxcpl.cpl
    c:\windows\WinSxS\Policies\x86_policy.7.0.Microsoft.Windows.CPlusPlusRuntime_6595b64144ccf1df_x-ww_a317e4b3

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    balge

    hi
    this might help eliminate some -

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313808

    cheers

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    Jacky Howe

    that I have found to be different to what I have installed.


    ADPanel.cpl Iomega Corporation

    bdeadmin.cpl Borland

    PRApplet.cpl Intel(R) Network Configuration Services

    prefscpl.cpl RealPlayer Preferences

    igfxcpl.cpl Intel(R) Common User Interface program

    PenTablet.cpl wacom

    PRApplet.cpl link to intel

    prefscpl.cpl quicktime

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    jimmy-jam

    A zombie that actually lives... Who knew?

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    Michael Jay

    I had patience.

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    LOL

    Jacky Howe

    I would have performed my annual reinstall by now. That way I'm ready for the next 12 months.

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    acidbomb

    If it were not a malware so it can be for some applications you've just installed!
    some applications create an icon in control panel but it must be work when you double click on it! if it doesn't maybe you deleted the referring application ( didn't remove or uninstall it) and it cant be run!