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    Strange Icon on Taskbar - black box with 9

    I am not sure it has been always there or not but I noticed a strange looking black box with a number 9 on my taskbar (I have Windows Vista Home version).

    I clicked on it but nothing happens. I went into the Taskbar property and it shows the blackbox with the number 9 in it but it has no info.

    Has anyone seen that before?
    How can I find out what kind of program this is?

    Any suggestion?

    I want to stop this program but I have no idea what this program is.
    Thanks.

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    Re: Strange Icon on Taskbar - black box with 9

    could you post a screenshot?
    it sounds familiar to speedfan cpu monitor.

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    Re: Strange Icon on Taskbar - black box with 9

    how do you make the screenshot?

    It's a blackbox and number 9 is written in white.

    What is a speedfan cpu monitor?

    Also, when I click on it, nothing happens. If this is a legit program, why would nothing happen? I am very very curious. Could this be some sort of spyware?

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    Re: Strange Icon on Taskbar - black box with 9

    A Preferred Method of Uploading/Posting Screen Shots to post screen shot.
    speedfan is a processor temperature monitor (third party program). but if you double click it and nothing happens, it isn't speedfan.
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    run a scan with the program above, and if it detects something, make it delete the spyware/virus etc.

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    Re: Strange Icon on Taskbar - black box with 9

    What information do you get when you RIGHT-click on it?

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    Re: Strange Icon on Taskbar - black box with 9

    I am having the same issue but it's on a Win 7 64 bit system.

    If I right click on it, it does nothing, double click does nothing.

    I sure don't remember it being there last week.

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    Re: Strange Icon on Taskbar - black box with 9

    Quote Originally Posted by asawyer13 View Post
    I am having the same issue but it's on a Win 7 64 bit system.

    If I right click on it, it does nothing, double click does nothing.

    I sure don't remember it being there last week.
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    Re: Strange Icon on Taskbar - black box with 9

    Will do.
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    Re: Strange Icon on Taskbar - black box with 9

    It appears to be a program called quickset.exe which is specific to Dell. Not sure what the 9 means.
    Thanks for your help.

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