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No Sign showing up in background

No SignNo sign 2No sign 3On the user's computer there is a white box and a red circle with a line through it, kind of like a no smoking sign.  It is attached.  It appears in the background of whatever Window the user opens.  She is running Windows 10 pro.  Does anyone know what the heck is going on?
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Kurt Sutula
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi Kurt,

> It is attached.

Nothing was attached. And if it's a screenshot, please consider embedding it, as discussed in this EE article:
How To Embed Screenshots in Posts

Regards, Joe
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Kurt SutulaAuthor Commented:
Sorry I guess I forgot to attach it.  Its there now
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Thanks, Kurt. Are a whole bunch of those images tiled in the background of each window? Or is there a large image of it that fills the entire window? Please post an example showing it in the background of a Window that the user opened. Thanks, Joe
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Kurt SutulaAuthor Commented:
Ok I have attached more screen shots.  As you can see, it shows up in the background of a browser or any other Window.  Really weird.
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Kurt SutulaAuthor Commented:
No ideas guys?  Is everyone else stumped on this too? lol
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nobusCommented:
no attached shots...
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Kurt SutulaAuthor Commented:
Nobus, are you sure?  I can see them in the original question.  I will dig them up again and try to reattach them?
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nobusCommented:
can you add to your question ?  i did not know that, sorry
right click the icon, select properties, and see to what program it points
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi Kurt,
Thanks for posting the screenshots — very helpful. Yes, fair to say that I'm stumped! I've never seen that before. Interesting that there's one on the desktop and one in that browser window. Also interesting that they seem to be in the same relative position horizontally and vertically, on both the desktop and in the browser window. That leads me to think that it may be a desktop background with the International No Symbol being opaque and the rest being transparent. Look in Personalization>Background — maybe it's there. Regards, Joe
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Kurt SutulaAuthor Commented:
Actually it’s the same symbol that just stays there no matter what Window you open, so I don’t think it’s a desktop background.  Really weird.
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Actually it’s the same symbol that just stays there no matter what Window you open, so I don’t think it’s a desktop background.
Yep, I get that, which is why I think that it may be a desktop background, but one that has an opaque portion (the International No/Prohibition Symbol) and a transparent portion, which allows the rest of the window to be visible, i.e., only the very small, opaque symbol blocks that small portion of the window. It's just a theory...I have no idea if it's right...and I don't know how (or even if it's possible) to have an opaque desktop background that would show through (block) the contents of other regular windows.

What happens when you right-click on it? Do you get a context menu? Or a "Save image as"? Or something else?

What's in Personalization>Background? What Background is it using? In any case, change it to something else, like one of the standard, built-in solid background colors.

Yes, really weird!
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Kurt SutulaAuthor Commented:
Hey Joe,
I am trying to get a hold of the user to answer your question.
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi Kurt,
Thanks for the update! Regards, Joe
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
On 26-Feb, Kurt said that he is trying to contact the user to answer my questions (in post #a42480172). I'm guessing that the user has been unresponsive, so I'm posting this comment to stop the participant-close process to give Kurt more time to hear back from the user. Regards, Joe
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Kurt SutulaAuthor Commented:
Hey Sorry Joe,
The thing just disappeared all on its own.
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Well, something made it appear...and something made it disappear. Personally, I'd be pretty uncomfortable with that on my computer. But if the user is happy, I'm sure you have other ways to spend your time. :)  I suggest that you either delete this question or mark your last post as the Accepted/Best Solution and, if you think that any other posts were helpful in troubleshooting the problem (and may be helpful to other EE members with a similar problem who find this thread in the PAQ), mark them as Assisted Solutions. Regards, Joe
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Kurt SutulaAuthor Commented:
This question can be deleted.  I can’t find the option to do so myself
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Kurt has gone silent again, so I'll take a run at closing it. His comment that it "just disappeared all on its own" is not a solution and not helpful to any EE members with a similar problem. But I've selected some posts that do have helpful suggestions, such as right-clicking on the icon to see if it points to a program and looking in Personalization>Background to see if it's there. There is no "Best" answer in this case, so I selected the first post with a helpful suggestion as the Accepted Solution and other posts with helpful suggestions as Assisted Solutions. I split the points evenly between the two participating experts. Regards, Joe
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