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[Solved] A mysterious blue crab-like watermark on my explorer thumbnails... A virus?

Discussion in 'Windows - Virus and spyware problems' started by SameeMan, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. SameeMan

    SameeMan Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm back here after a long time :)

    Anyways, I got a problem... This morning I tried to access my photos on windows explorer using my girlfriend's computer and all the thumbnails were watermarked with a blue crab like image... [Check the screen-shot out]

    I'm a bit worried because I suspect this could be due to a virus... However, a full system scan using latest Norton came clean... :(

    If any of you experts out there know or can guess the cause of this mysterious blue crab... please let me know...

    Thanks a bunch


    Screens-hot:
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  2. dailun

    dailun Active member

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    Incomplete information.

    "I tried to access my photos on windows explorer . . . "

    Where were the photos, on your camera? On her computer? On a flash drive?

    Does the actual photo have the blue mark or just the thumbnail?

    If you take a picture to another computer do you have the same problem?

    Did you try another program that creates thumbnails to see if the image is on the photo or created by the imaging program?
     
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  3. scorpNZ

    scorpNZ Active member

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    i suspect the crab is part of an imaging capture program,may even be an addon in IE or FF or a default image viewer icon
     
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    2oldGeek Active member

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    Scorp is probably right, it may be the default viewer.

    Right click the thumbnail, click 'open with' and change the viewer.
    See if that's it.....
     
  5. SameeMan

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    I don't have access to that computer anymore and I was just curious to know what caused this... If anyone know what program might have caused this just let me know... Just curious...

    Btw, Thanks a lot for the replies... Cheers!!!

    Edit: the photos were from the camera memory card, I still have to check whether they are unharmed...
     
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    delta36,

    Bingo, it's Realtek USB 2.0 Card Reader. I also thought I should know it... Found it on my wife's Lappy. lol
     
  8. SameeMan

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    XD!!! The mystery solved!!!

    Even I had a Realtec card once...

    Thanks a bunch guys!!!
     
  9. hooter007

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    was just thinking about that earlier
    i have the realtec something on my comp
    and only noticed it when i turned it on today,
    as ive been using the laptop for the last while

    thr watermark means your photos are opened by realtec by default

    scorpz was on the button with answer
     
  10. scorpNZ

    scorpNZ Active member

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    I knew i'd seen that dam crab somewhere before could'a worn it was a software not a hardware
     
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    2oldGeek Active member

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    scorp, you and I have seen so many Old Crabs in our day that we can't remember ALL of them.. LMAO
     
  12. scorpNZ

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    So true..lmao
     

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