lock symbol in middle of screen

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lock symbol in middle of screen

  • Have  a  picture of a lock ,that is one inch square in the middle of my screen ,that shows locking and unlocking.Have norton antivirus and antispam software.Cant get it off.Any suggestions?
  • Thanks Denny.Tried that but is still there.
  • Hi,

    Do you get any menu if you right click on the "lock". Try dbl left clicking on the "lock". What happens ??

    Sam.

  • Thanks Sam,

    I had tried that.Weird thing is when I passed mouse over it arrow disappears underneath.

                                                    Bill

  • Hmm,

    Click Start->Run-> Type "msconfig" minus quotes and click the last tab "Startup". Click "Disable all" and restart PC. Is the lock icon still there ?

    ***If you have a hi speed connection, turn off the external modem or put the modem on standby since this will disable your antivirus***

    Sam.

  • Thanks Sam

    Everything seems ok!I really appreciate your help.

                                    Bill

  • I am having this same problem and none of this has helped, how did you get rid of this lock symbol?