Window 98 Taskbar display

wwood07 used Ask the Experts™
I have a Windows 98 SE PC that will not display the open programs icons on the taskbar but when you use Alt+Tab you are able to see the open program.  How can I correct this problem to have the taskbar show the open programs either in maximize or minimize mode.  Need help urgently.

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Top Expert 2009
 There have been several fairly recent questions where a "psuedo trojan" called FriendGreeting caused this problem of missing taskbar buttons:

The Symantec security site (Norton Antivirus) has come up with removal instructions for this:
Paul SDesktop Support Manager / Network Administrator

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I got the information and fix from symantec did what said and everything is working fine now.

Thanks very much

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