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Microsoft Outlook icon being placed on Desktop

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help' started by Ztruker, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Ztruker

    Ztruker Super Moderator Techie7 Moderator

    Every time I create a new icon on the Desktop, a Microsoft Outlook icon is also created. This is very annoying to say the least.

    Has anyone else seen anything like this? Any ideas greatly appreciated.

    I have Windows 7 RC1 on a Dell Precision 370.
    It's a 3.4Ghz Dual Core with 1GB of ram (so far).

    Edit: Seems to have healed itself after a few reboots ... very weird.
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2009
  2. townsbg

    townsbg Senior Member

    What version? I think that outlook likes to put "special" icons on your desktop. Try outlook's settings &/or perhaps task scheduler. Virus maybe? Technically I can't say that it is [disclaimer].
  3. Ztruker

    Ztruker Super Moderator Techie7 Moderator

    Definitely not a virus, as this is a clean install of Win 7 on a new HD. I've never even launched Outlook, but if it happens again I'll take a look at it's settings. Thanks