Is big brother watching me? (mysterious eye on bottom right of screen)


  1. Posts : 9
    windows 10 Home 19041.867
       #1

    Is big brother watching me? (mysterious eye on bottom right of screen)


    Hi everyone. I've been befuddled by a new addition to my computer recently. It's an "eye" which appears as an overlay on the bottom right of my main windows screen. It appears randomly, perhaps once every 5 minutes or so, and as it is an overlay it appears over all open windows and programs, but only on my main monitor. I cannot access it, it has no normal windows functionality, and as it is an overlay it doesn't show up on screenshots. It has what appears to be a loading bar below the "eye" and it sometimes seems that the progress indicator on the loading bar might move a bit, but usually the loading bar appears around 3/4 complete and never reaches full. I was able to take a picture with my phone, as again, two different methods of saving a screenshot would not work. Here are the pics:
    Is big brother watching me? (mysterious eye on bottom right of screen)-eye1a.jpg
    Is big brother watching me? (mysterious eye on bottom right of screen)-eye2a.jpg

    So can anyone tell me what this is and should I be worried about it? I tried numerous web searches and nothing comes up. I haven't tried an image search yet, maybe that is what I should try next.
    Oh, windows version is 2004 (OS Build 19041.867)
    Oh, and if you recommend I post somewhere else please let me know.

    Thanks,

    stat
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  2. Jacee's Avatar
    Posts : 1,589
    Win 10 home 20H2 19042.928
       #2

    I believe it's this:
    It’s the Visual Feedback display feature icon.
    If you turn on the Visual Feedback or Smart Scroll display feature, the eye-shaped icon / scroll icon appears on the screen when the device detects the movement of your head or device.
    When you untick the Visual Feedback / Smart scroll display, the eye-shaped icon / scroll icon will not appear on the screen.
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  3. Posts : 9
    windows 10 Home 19041.867
    Thread Starter
       #3

    resolved!


    Thanks , Jaycee I'm so glad it's not a virus!!!

    - - - Updated - - -

    Jacee or anyone,
    How do I turn this feature off? I have been finding it difficult. I snooped around my settings and didn't find the exact name. I found something when searching for visual that has to do with the touch screen, pictured below.
    Is big brother watching me? (mysterious eye on bottom right of screen)-sc1.jpg

    The other thing I found searching had to do with eye movement. I don't have any eye movement device installed.
    Where to next?

    stat
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