Mystery Icon In System Tray


  1. Posts : 3
    windows 10 x64
       #1

    Mystery Icon In System Tray


    Does anyone know what the icon circled in red is? It shows up on all users when they log in. I'm not sure when it first appeared. No description pops up when scrolling over it. Left or right click just gives the option to exit.

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    I'm running Windows 10 Pro v 1909 (build 18363.719) on a Dell OptiPlex 7450. It's a relatively new machine that I just started installing my work applications on.
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,843
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    You could try a process of elimination either by working through your startups and disabling them, or by inspecting running tasks and ending ones that look non-MS and possibilities, and see if the tray icon no longer appears.

    It's a relatively new machine that I just started installing my work applications on.
    - Was it there before you installed programs yourself?

    If so, might be related to a Dell utility or other programs provided with your PC.

    Another approach could be to
    a. Create a list or screenshot of your running processes.
    b. Use the exit option offered from that icon
    c. Compare the list of running processes with the first list.
    d. Note the one that's missing.
    e. Hence identify what it is.
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  3. ethel's Avatar
    Posts : 1,496
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #3

    Hi Dalchina, Could the icon be one of the new Windows 10 icons, it looks a bit like the new feedback icon.


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  4. Fabler2's Avatar
    Posts : 2,940
    Windows 10 preview 64-bit Home
       #4

    What shows up in settings - personalisation - taskbar - 'select which icons appear on the taskbar' ?
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  5. Posts : 3
    windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter
       #5

    I want to thank you all for your help. After carefully going through the system processes, I found that this icon is for Act! Integration Services. It must have appeared after an update.
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