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It just appeared this most recent time I opened my mac and I don't remember installing anything with this logo. It doesn't show any options for me to do anything when I click on it either. Have I been hacked?

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  • Try looking for the same logo/icon in Activity Monitor app. Energy tab will be shorter than others. Also, sort by name, most probably, it starts with S
    – anki
    Sep 8, 2019 at 17:59
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    Nothing, I've checked through all the tabs and can't find anything that has the same logo. Sep 8, 2019 at 18:18
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    If you sort by CPU used, does any of the top processes look strange?
    – nohillside
    Sep 8, 2019 at 18:27
  • Not Particularly. The only thing that is slightly out of the ordinary is iStat Menu Status. Normally this wouldn't be strange but I deleted the app from my applications and I can't seem to kill this process. Sep 8, 2019 at 18:41
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    No tooltip? For shame! Sep 9, 2019 at 10:28

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This is because you are using an expired trial version of iStat Menu Status. The app will display a dollar sign icon instead of the system stats icon.

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    AHHHHH this is it. This makes so much sense I can't believe I didn't think of it. opening up iStat prompted me to pay or uninstall, and after uninstalling the icon disappeared. Thank all of you guys for the help! Sep 8, 2019 at 19:09
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In my case, the icons appeared for no good reason.

Multiple dollar icons in menubar on macOS

To fix it, I had to Pause and restart iStat Menus:

How to restart iStat Menus

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