The wife has a Lenovo laptop with Win7Pro 64 bit on it , and an unfamiliar
"icon" has popped up at the bottom center of her display . It's a black
square with a symbol that looks like a capital D laid on it's face with a
fan of lines coming out of the curved part . It has a single angled line
across the icon , like the "no parking/no whatever" symbol . I thought it
might be an indicator that the webcam was turned off , but that doersn't
seem to be it . Any idea what this might indicate and how to turn it off ?
"Terry Coombs" wrote
| Any idea what this might indicate and how to turn it off ?
Right-click -> Properties should tell you where
it points to. You didn't indicate wheter it was on
the Desktop or the taskbar, but either way it
sounds like some kind of shortcut, maybe installed
by something she unknowingly allowed in.
Clicking on it has no effect , right click brings up the screen properties
window . Restarting did make it gp away , but she has seen this icon before
usually in the lower right hand corner of her facebook page .
If clicking on it has no effect, it sounds like part of the screen did not
redraw. Try clicking the desktop, then press F5 to refresh the screen.
You could also try selecting a new image or background pattern for the
It would also be a good idea to scan for viruses and spyware.
I can only say you just cannot tell. The webcams on my two notebooks
don't have indicator lights as well.
If you worried about spyware, then.... damage/remove it and buy a USB
webcam that has proper indicator lights? :)
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