Task Manager will not capture info



JoanieP
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
There is an icon that flashes along the bottom of our screen periodically.
The icon is blank. We have no idea what process or program is causing this.
There is concern that it could be spyware. I have tried to run task manager
and see if it will capture what this process or program is, but it does not
seem to register it. Does anyone have a clue as to how I can go about
capturing info about what this might be?

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software
http://support.microsoft.com/?­id=827315

Download Ad-aware SE and scan your PC for the presence of sp­yware:
http://www.download.com/3000-2144-10045910.html?part=69274&subj=dlpage&tag=button

Symantec Security Check
http://security.symantec.com/s­scv6/default.asp?langid=ie&ven­id=sym

Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=321cd7a2-6a57-4c57-a8bd-dbf62eda9671&displaylang=en

Utilize the following maintenance programs, at least monthly,
to maintain the optimum performance of Windows XP:

Description of the Disk Cleanup Tool in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310312&Product=winxp

How to Perform Disk Error Checking in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315265&Product=winxp

HOW TO: Analyze and Defragment a Disk in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;305781&Product=winxp

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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"JoanieP" wrote:

| There is an icon that flashes along the bottom of our screen periodically.
| The icon is blank. We have no idea what process or program is causing this.
| There is concern that it could be spyware. I have tried to run task manager
| and see if it will capture what this process or program is, but it does not
| seem to register it. Does anyone have a clue as to how I can go about
| capturing info about what this might be?


Task Manager will not capture info