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Strange Control Panel icon

By 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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Well I suppose you could do a Screen Dump

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Strange Control Panel ico ...

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

Col

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Strange icon

by dale In reply to Well I suppose you could ...

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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Something to check

by Jacky Howe In reply to Strange Control Panel ico ...

Check in C:\windows\system32 for multiple *.cpl files with the same name. If there are delete all but one (1).
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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.
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http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/malwarebytes/mbam-setup.exe
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* 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>
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I would keep scanning with it until it is clean by closing out and rebooting and running it again.
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Just to be on the safe side when you finish do an online scan with Bitdefender. Or Google for an online scanner.
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http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
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Try this

by Jacky Howe In reply to Something to check

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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cpl.txt content

by dale In reply to Try this

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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cpl.txt content

by balge In reply to cpl.txt content

hi
this might help eliminate some -

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

cheers

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These are the only files

by Jacky Howe In reply to cpl.txt content

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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Wow!

by jimmy-jam In reply to Try this

A zombie that actually lives... Who knew?

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And I thought that

by Michael Jay In reply to Wow!

I had patience.

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LOL

by Jacky Howe In reply to Wow!

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

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