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Icon Tray

by fidget606 / June 4, 2008 1:39 AM PDT

In my icon tray on the right side of my taskbar, I have a small square with a cirled red arrow moving clockwise. When I move my mouse over it it says downloading. What exactly is it downloading. This has been going on for a couple of days. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I am running Windows XP on a network computer at work. There is only one other computer linked to mine and this is not happening on the other computer. I have never seen this before and I would really like to know what it is. Thank you.

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Do you use any P2P file sharing software?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 4, 2008 4:54 AM PDT
In reply to: Icon Tray

It doesn't sound like the normal Windows Update downloading icon, but it could be P2P like Limewire, bitTorrent, uTorrent, etc.

What about any 'anti's', like anti-virus, anti-spyware utilities?

What happens if you double click that icon?

Mark

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Icon Tray
by fidget606 / June 4, 2008 5:36 AM PDT
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Nothing happens if I click on the icon. That is what is so weird. We don't use programs like limewire or any of the ones you mentioned. We have McAfee for anti virus and Adware. I have never seen this icon and it is driving me nuts. I really would like to know what it is downloading.

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Sounds ike McAfee to me
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 4, 2008 6:12 AM PDT
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McAfee uses red icons in the System tray, and if you download the User Guide PDF file below, (you will need Adobe's PDF reader or any other free PDF reader to open it), page 14 has an image of an icon with a gray background and a red clockwise arrow inside.

http://download.mcafee.com/products/manuals/en-us/vsp_userguide_2007.pdf

Is that it?

If so, tell us more about this system and the internet connection. Do you have cable, ASDL, dial-up?

I would assume you can make changes to McAfee's settings by opening its Security Center. Double Click the McAfee icon, also in the System Tray and search through the options.

Mark

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by fidget606 / June 4, 2008 10:16 PM PDT

You are absolutely right. It is a McAfee download. Thanks so much for your help. Now I just have to find out why it is taking so long. I lock down the computer at night by hitting control, alt, delete and hit lock this computer. Tonight I am not going to do that and see what happens in the morning. I know the computer is running in the background because we do a scheduled backup every night and locking the computer does not interfere with this procedure. I appreciate your help. I really value all of the people on CNet. I always know someone will help me with the right answers and you have done just that.

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You didn't say,
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 5, 2008 12:44 AM PDT
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what type of internet connection you have.

For example, if McAfee is attempting to download a large file update, (100's of MB), then a dial-up connection is going to be considerably slower than a broadband connection.

Mark

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Icon Stray
by fidget606 / June 5, 2008 1:18 AM PDT
In reply to: You didn't say,

We have a DSL connection. As I said before, I will leave the computer up tonight and see if it finishes by the morning.

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