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jseanb
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎10-16-2008

Green check marks on icons

Hi.  Suddenly, I have green check marks (and some red exclamation marks) on all my icons.  Guessing this happened after a windows update.  Don't know what is adding the check marks, or what it means, but suspicious it is a Norton thing.  Can anyone confirm?  Even better, can anybody tell me how to get rid of it???

 

Thank you,

 

Sean

Virus Trouncer
mijcar
Posts: 3,098
Registered: ‎08-01-2008

Re: Green check marks on icons

Sean, this is new to me.  I assume you are talking about your desktop.  The behavior sounds viral to me; wait and see what others say before you worry too much, but I do recommend you do a virus scan.  What kind of security software do you have?
mij
N360 2013, v.20.1.0.24; Win7 Pro, SP1 (32 bit), IE 9, Firefox 14, No other active securityware
Newbie
jseanb
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎10-16-2008

Re: Green check marks on icons

Hey.  Think I just figured it out.  I use Mozy internet backup and I think the checks are there to tell me if the file is backed up or not...  :smileyhappy:
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mijcar
Posts: 3,098
Registered: ‎08-01-2008

Re: Green check marks on icons

Glad to hear that.  Once again Norton has been exonerated!  :smileyvery-happy:
mij
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Stu
Posts: 5,210
Registered: ‎04-08-2008

Re: Green check marks on icons

Are you sure the checkmarks are from Mozy?
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Dieselman743
Posts: 1,909
Registered: ‎09-11-2008

Re: Green check marks on icons

Mozy only gives you 2 GB. Cheaper to get an external drive. You can get a 160 GB for $74 at Newegg.com.
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Newbie
mjmjmm
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-17-2008

Re: Green check marks on icons

I got the check marks this morning after doing a 4GB Mozy back-up.  I'm thinking it's a Mozy thing.

 

 

Newbie
jseanb
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎10-16-2008

Re: Green check marks on icons

Hi. It was definitely a Mozy thing.  I was able to go into Mozy options and disable the check marks.

 

As an aside, I'm pretty happy w/ Mozy.  I haven't the discipline to back up regularly enough to an external drive, plus don't want to carry it with me everywhere I go.  Mozy is $5 per month, backs everything up (I have about about 120GB, but amount is unlimited) at noon EVERY day like clockwork invisibly in the background.  Used to be terrified about what would happen if I lost my laptop, now doesn't bother me because I can go to another machine to access all my data which is backed up online and download it onto a new laptop as soon as I get it.  Highly recommended...  :smileywink:

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RonLee
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-23-2008

Re: Green check marks on icons

I had exactly the same problem. I tried to follow your lead by going into Mozy options to disable the checks and exclamation points, but I could not find the appropriate place to do this under options. Could you tell me a little more about how you did this?

Ron

Newbie
jseanb
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎10-16-2008

Re: Green check marks on icons

Mozy>Configure>Options>

 

Check "Disable icon overlays in Windows Explorer"

 

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