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    Default Taskbar Icons Disappeared

    Hi Everyone,

    I've got a small problem that's driving me nuts 8O

    I'm running XP Pro with a 1.6 Pent M and 512 Ram on a IBM Thinkpad T40.

    The problem is that my taskbar has been acting very strange. First, the icons which normally appear on the taskbar which correspond to open windows have disappeared. For example, when I used to open IE, an icon would appear at the bottom of the screen in the taskbar corresponding to this window. Now it does not (for IE or any other program I run).

    I tried resolving the problem by restoring my system to an earlier date. This worked initially, but after a few minutes, the icons disappeared again.

    I tried closing the language bar on the taskbar and the entire taskbar disappeared. The only way I could get it back was by adding another toolbar (e.g., the quick launch or address bars).

    Something is definitely fishy. I'd be indebted for any light any of you could provide on this mystery. Many thanks.

    Best,

    calipm

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    Hve you tried rt click on Start>properties>Taskbar tab and check the settings there?


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    Default Taskbar Icons Still Missing

    Yes, I did check the properties...but they remain as I'd set them up. I've got checked ... 1.) Keep taskbar on top and 2.) Group like buttons ... and nothing else. I'm really not sure where else to look that would control whether or not the window icons (or buttons) appear. Thanks for any ideas.

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    Default Re: Taskbar Icons Disappeared

    Something you said I find curious.

    Quote Originally Posted by calipm
    I tried resolving the problem by restoring my system to an earlier date. This worked initially, but after a few minutes, the icons disappeared again.calipm
    If events like this are occuring of their own accord it might sggest an infection of malware on your computer. To investigate I suggest you go here…

    http://www.help2go.com/postt9709.html

    and follow ALL procedures. This may help eliminate some or all of your problems.

    Note – you will see reference to article217. You will need IE4 or higher to run the procedures set out in that article AND your ActiveX controls turned ON. This may be an issue when using XP/MS2003 programs as ActiveX controls could be switched OFF by default.

    If you are still having difficulties after following those procedures then……

    1. ensure you have the latest version of “hijackthis”
    2. run the program through your computer
    3. store the resulting log safely in case future reference is needed to it [e.g. on C drive as C:\hijackthis].
    4. Post the log back to this thread using copy and paste. [Use the POST REPLY button at the foot of this thread]

    If you need to go this far, and post a HJT log, please bear in mind that that your log may only be answered when one of our resident HJT experts is online.

    Also keep a watch on this post as it may be moved by one of our moderators to another part of this site, maybe the “Spyware” forum.

    You might also like to think about moving away from IE as yor browser. A popular alternative might be Mozilla Firefox. Folk round here generally find it a better and more secure browser.

    Hope this helps and do let us know how you get on.

    Best wishes.

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    Default Toolbar buttons disappeared

    Thanks for your reply. I followed all the directions, ran the anti-virus software. Each scan seemed to find one virus each. I removed them and followed the rest of the directions.

    The latest status is that the problem with the icons still remains. I tried again to use system restore, but now I seem unable to roll back. System restore tells me that the system was unable to be stored to an earlier point ...

    Anyway, please see below for my HT logfile. Thanks so much for your help! Best, calipm


    Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
    Scan saved at 11:01:29 PM, on 12/2/2004
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ibmpmsvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\OLYMPUS\DeviceDetector\DM1Service.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\imapi.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\QCONSVC.EXE
    C:\PROGRA~1\xpoint\xpadmin\xpadmin.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\xpoint\agent\Xpagent.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\xpoint\EEClient\xpclient.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\xpoint\SAS\jre\bin\javaw.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\ThinkPad\PkgMgr\HOTKEY\TPHKMGR.exe
    C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\ConnectUtilities\QCWLICON.EXE
    C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Utilities\TpKmapMn.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\EzEjMnAp.Exe
    C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
    C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\xpoint\pe\PCRECSA.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe
    C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\PkgMgr\HOTKEY\TPONSCR.exe
    C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\PkgMgr\HOTKEY_1\TpScrex.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\BILLPS~1\WINPAT~1\WinPatrol.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\PCSuite\DataLayer\DataLayer.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nokia\Tools\NclTray.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\NPDTray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\PCSuite\Services\ServiceLayer.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Philip Cali\My Documents\Downloads\Free Ram\framxpro\FreeRAM XP Pro 1.40.exe
    C:\Program Files\SAGEM\SAGEM F@st 800-840\dslmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Nikon\NkView6\NkvMon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Philip Cali\My Documents\Downloads\Hijacked\hijackthis1Dec04\HijackThis.exe

    O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    O2 - BHO: Idea2 SidebarBrowserMonitor Class - {45AD732C-2CE2-4666-B366-B2214AD57A49} - C:\Program Files\Desktop Sidebar\sbhelp.dll
    O2 - BHO: REALBAR - {4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-C0FF-FD60B590A87D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Real\Toolbar\realbar.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: DriveLetterAccess - {5CA3D70E-1895-11CF-8E15-001234567890} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswshx.dll
    O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: REALBAR - {4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-C0FF-FD60B590A87D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Real\Toolbar\realbar.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIModeChange] Ati2mdxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BluetoothAuthenticationAgent] rundll32.exe bthprops.cpl,,BluetoothAuthenticationAgent
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TPHOTKEY] C:\PROGRA~1\ThinkPad\PkgMgr\HOTKEY\TPHKMGR.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BMMLREF] C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Utilities\BMMLREF.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QCWLICON] C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\ConnectUtilities\QCWLICON.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TPKMAPMN] C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Utilities\TpKmapMn.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TP4EX] tp4ex.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EZEJMNAP] C:\PROGRA~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\EzEjMnAp.Exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AGRSMMSG] AGRSMMSG.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dla] C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccRegVfy] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCRecSA] C:\PROGRA~1\xpoint\pe\PCRECSA.EXE -noshow
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [masqform.exe] C:\Program Files\PureEdge\Viewer 6.0\masqform.exe -UpdateCurrentUser
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ZingSpooler] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Zing\ZingSpooler.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinPatrol] "C:\PROGRA~1\BILLPS~1\WINPAT~1\WinPatrol.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DataLayer] C:\Program Files\Common Files\PCSuite\DataLayer\DataLayer.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Nokia Tray Application] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nokia\Tools\NclTray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SmcService] C:\PROGRA~1\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe -startgui
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NPDTRAY] C:\PROGRA~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\NPDTray.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [FreeRAM XP] "C:\Documents and Settings\Philip Cali\My Documents\Downloads\Free Ram\framxpro\FreeRAM XP Pro 1.40.exe" -win
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: DSLMON.lnk = C:\Program Files\SAGEM\SAGEM F@st 800-840\dslmon.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: NkvMon.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Nikon\NkView6\NkvMon.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Quicken Scheduled Updates.lnk = C:\Program Files\Quicken\bagent.exe
    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present
    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O9 - Extra button: Subscribe in Desktop Sidebar - {09FE188B-6E85-479e-9411-51FB2220DF80} - C:\Program Files\Desktop Sidebar\sbhelp.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Subscribe in Desktop Sidebar - {09FE188B-6E85-479e-9411-51FB2220DF80} - C:\Program Files\Desktop Sidebar\sbhelp.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O16 - DPF: {5D9E4B6D-CD17-4D85-99D4-6A52B394EC3B} (WSDownloader Control) - http://www.webshots.com/samplers/WSDownloader.ocx
    O16 - DPF: {5E943D9C-F8DC-4258-8E3F-A61BB3405A33} (ZingBatchAXDwnl Class) - http://www.imagestation.com/common/c...on=4,3,2,20802
    O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.co...?1093127991793
    O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2...ll/xscan53.cab
    O16 - DPF: {74FFE28D-2378-11D5-990C-006094235084} (IBM Access Support) - http://www-3.ibm.com/pc/support/IbmEgath.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5/asinst.cab
    O16 - DPF: {F7A05BAC-9778-410A-9CDE-BFBD4D5D2B7F} (iPIX Media Send Class) - http://216.249.24.60/code/iPIX-ImageWell-ipix.cab