Red circle with white Exclamation Mark on Desktop Icons?

Original title: windows 7 desktop error

I have a problem with my window 7 desktop. I am using windows 7 professional. When I saved any file on the desktop, one symbolic error will appear along with that file (like. One red circle with ! this sign) with every file. Please tell me how will i rectify this.


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Last updated April 27, 2020 Views 34,001 Applies to:

Dear Ronnie

Yes I have uploaded. Please click to this link!148&authkey=PQqdg9Ren8A%24



Hi Debashish

Thank you for posting that screenshot.

These red exclamation point icons are definitely not a part of windows. Here is what I found.

These red circle icons with the white exclamation point are called  'Status Icons'  and are found in the following products. The following websites show the red exclamation point status icons with a description of how they are used.

Symantec System Center antivirus (also other Symantec products)

Mozy Online Backup.

Some McAfee products also use the Mozy software for online backup that will display these status icons. There may be other products that also use these icons.

Hope this helps.

Ronnie Vernon MVP – Windows Desktop Experience
MVP 1999 - Present
Windows Insider MVP

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