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Why is Double Head Overlay showing up on File Icons

July 31, 2014 at 11:25:02
Specs: Windows Vista
I suddenly have had an overlay of two heads start showing up on some of my documents in various file types from Word docs to JPEGs and have no idea why? It only shows up on certain files with no rhyme or reason and I believe started after someone remoted into my laptop to try to fix a problem. I wonder if they selected an option to show a certain file characteristic or something that enabled that overlay? - I am wondering 1) what does this overlay mean 2) could it be indicative of a virus 3) does it affect my file security and 4) how so I remove it?

Any help or advice would be sincerely appreciated. This has me really perplexed. Am running Windows Vista on that machine.


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July 31, 2014 at 14:00:22
Can't really image what you are seeing. Any chance of a screen shot please?

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July 31, 2014 at 15:50:28
Yes a screenshot will be a big help.

Also I can examine these logs.

Download OTL, save & run from your Desktop. If your default download location is not the Desktop, drag it out of it's location onto the Desktop.
Double click the OTL icon to start the tool. (Note: If you are running on Vista or Windows 7 accept UAC alert)
1: When the window appears, underneath Output at the top, make sure Standard output is selected.
2: Select Scan all users
3: Change Drivers to All
4: Under the Extra Registry section, check Use SafeList
5: In the lower right corner, checkmark "LOP Check" and checkmark "Purity Check".
6: Click Run Scan and let the program run uninterrupted.
Screenshots ( SS ) of 1 - 6
When the scan is complete, two text files will be created on your Desktop
OTL.Txt <- this one will be opened
Extras.txt <- this one will be minimized

The logs are large, upload them using this, or upload to a site of your choosing. No account needed. Give us the links please.

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July 31, 2014 at 22:23:06
I think the two-heads overlay means the files are part of a group, which might make sense if someone was accessing your computer remotely. You might be able to turn that off in 'user accounts'.

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