What is this status bar icon

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  1. steve21168 macrumors newbie

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    What is that S with the face icon all the way on the left
     

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  2. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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  3. steve21168 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It wont let you, nothing happens when its clicked or the mouse is over it and no little scroll down thing comes like most of the others
     
  4. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says...I'm not sure what it is as I've not seen it before, but if it doesn't do anything then get rid of it - hold the Apple key and drag it off the menu bar....poof....oh yeah!
     
  5. steve21168 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ya about that It wont let you remove it or rearrange it either, pretty much its there and I can't affect it
     
  6. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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    Check your system prefs or apps folder to see if the icon is there
     
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  8. orpheus1120 macrumors 65816

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    Is it there during bootup?

    If so, try going to system preference->account->login items and see which apps are designated to run during startup.

    Also look in your Application folder and check if an app with the same icon can be found there.
     
  9. steve21168 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ya its there when I restarted the computer and nothing is designated to run during startup
     
  10. steve21168 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Isn't there someway to find out what this stupid icon is? I can't delete it I cant click on it, its there on startup...
     
  11. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Hold the command key and drag it off the menu bar. It will be gone in a puff of smoke.
     
  12. steve21168 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That works great for every other one but this one doesn't budge. I guess its "special"
     
  13. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Does that icon remind you of any apps on your Mac? Even if you uninstalled that app, it might leave traces...
     
  14. Victor Star macrumors member

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    Maybe check the utilities folder for the same icon...?
     
  15. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    its an app that you may of installed (Apps arent draggable and poofable)
     
  16. Peace macrumors P6

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    Open system preferences and under accounts select yourself and look to see what you have in the login items. It's no doubt there.
     
  17. steve21168 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No the only thing there is Itunes Helper

    Nope don't see it there either

    Is there anyway this could be some malicious virus sort of thing? I know macs aren't supposed to get viruses but I think I heard you can get some different malicious things. I find this highly unlikely though because I don't think I've downloaded anything recently just want to know if I can rule this out
     
  18. orpheus1120 macrumors 65816

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    Highly impossible to be a virus. Stay calm.

    Go to Activity Monitor, and choose "Active Processes". Go through each process and see if you can figure out which process uses that icon. Any app that runs in your system will show up in the Activity Monitor. If you can explain all the processes in the "Active Processes" section, select "All processes" and check through again.
     
  19. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    I know you said you clicked on it but have you tried right clicking on it to see if the preference menu will pop up?
     
  20. iChrisG macrumors member

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    When I see it, it makes me think of Sims....because of the S and the little person.

    Is that a somewhat possibility?
     
  21. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

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    Skype?

    [​IMG]

    May they have a different program icon for the toolbar?

    Did you ever install Skype and then uninstall it?
     
  22. orpheus1120 macrumors 65816

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  23. orpheus1120 macrumors 65816

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    Yes, problem solved.

    OP, obviously you ain't looking hard enough. This should be in your Activity Monitor if it's a printer.
     

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