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Firefox icon is superimposed on the icons on my desktop

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About half of the icons on my desktop now have a little firefox icon superimposed on top of them. What do I need to do to remove them?

About half of the icons on my desktop now have a little firefox icon superimposed on top of them. What do I need to do to remove them?

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.16
  • Citrix Receiver Plugin (Win32)
  • Citrix URL-Redirection Helper Plugin
  • npdivxplayerplugin
  • DivX Web Player version 1.5.0.52
  • Google Update
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 11.71.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • MetaStream 3 Plugin r4
  • npmnqmp 989898989877
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • RealNetworks(tm) RealPlayer Chrome Background Extension Plug-In
  • 15.0.2.72
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • RealPlayer(tm) HTML5VideoShim Plug-In
  • Shockwave Flash 20.0 r0
  • 5.1.41212.0
  • NPWLPG
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • Yahoo Application State Plugin version 1.0.0.7
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; WOW64; rv:43.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/43.0

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FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4271 solutions 59902 answers

Whatever icon is displayed on the file is the program that is used to open that file. Internet links and a few others would have the Firefox icon.

Whatever icon is displayed on the file is the program that is used to open that file. Internet links and a few others would have the Firefox icon.

Question owner

Thanks very much for the reply. They show up on a wide variety of icons - the icon for my router settings, mp3 files, video files, folders, jpeg files, and video game files. They have never been there before - I don't know why they have suddenly appeared. Is there any way to remove them? They look like the attached image.

Thanks very much for the reply. They show up on a wide variety of icons - the icon for my router settings, mp3 files, video files, folders, jpeg files, and video game files. They have never been there before - I don't know why they have suddenly appeared. Is there any way to remove them? They look like the attached image.
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4271 solutions 59902 answers

I had thought it was the Firefox icon alone. Now I see it is more. I've called the big guys to help you. Good luck.

I had thought it was the Firefox icon alone. Now I see it is more. I've called the big guys to help you. Good luck.