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What is this battery icon in my system tray?

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I have a desktop computer, and when I turned it on today, I noticed a blue battery-shaped icon in my system tray (or whatever Windows 7 calls it). It says "Battery status" on mouseover and shows a blank rectangle on left click. Right clicking the icon does nothing. I ran Malwarebytes and it didn't find anything malicious but I'm still kind of nervous about it. It looks like it might have something to do with bluetooth, but I've had my bluetooth card disabled for quite some time now and even after reenabling it, I'm still unable to find a way to turn off this icon. I don't want to manually remove the icon because I don't want it to not show up if there is something running that I should know about.

Icon with mouseover text:
Battery Status

Blank rectangle after left click:
Battery Status Window


What should I do about this mysterious icon?
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Looks like a bug (virus/malware) to me. The funky B is the bluetooth symbol, but it should have a round background, not a battery. Anything called "Battery Status" in Add/Remove Programs?
 
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Originally Posted by Angrybutcher View Post

Looks like a bug (virus/malware) to me. The funky B is the bluetooth symbol, but it should have a round background, not a battery. Anything called "Battery Status" in Add/Remove Programs?
No, nothing there. I searched for both "battery" and "status" but nothing came up. I also used the start menu search for "battery status" but that also had no results. Are there any other places to look? Or a free AV that might pick up what my Malwarebytes missed?
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Is it your phones battery life?

Is your phone connected via Bluetooth?

Do you have a Bluetooth device paired to your computer?
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Originally Posted by Master__Shake View Post

Is it your phones battery life?

Is your phone connected via Bluetooth?

Do you have a Bluetooth device paired to your computer?

That was the first thing I checked because I recognized the bluetooth symbol. I used to have my iPhone connected until I decided that the iPhone doesn't do anything special when connected to the PC. My phone isn't currently connected, but now the PC won't find my phone even when I put it in discoverable mode. I'm wondering if this is just a huge bluetooth problem. Any thoughts on that?
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I don't think this was a virus or anything. I turned off a file in my msconfig startup tab that was located in my Intel/Bluetooth folder and the battery icon was gone after a restart. I just wanted to post that in case anybody else gets scared and happens upon this thread.
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