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Windows 7: Some Extra Large Icons appear Extra Small

15 Jul 2014   #1
lok2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Some Extra Large Icons appear Extra Small

Hello all,

I have been having a seriously frustrating time trying to fix icons displaying in my games folder way too small. Every icon is a custom x256 by x256 icon, and I have seen them all work properly at one point. However, for some reason these icons now appear in their 32x by 32x bit forms, as seen in the attached image.

I have tried everything, including rebuilding and refreshing the icon cache, editing the registry value to x4068 size, only refreshing or rebuilding then restarting, moving the icon files, moving the game shortcuts, so on. All of these shortcuts are offline .exe files, and these icons have taken me a long time to build.

I'm sick and tired of trying to solve it myself, so I've come here for help. The only thing that has worked so far was a Microsoft support file, which fixed the problem until I switched my account to my brothers so he could play, where his icons were broken and when I logged back in so were mine. I haven't been able to find the support file since. I'm very tired of trying to fix this computer, with some V9.com malware stuck in there and rooted so I cannot remove it, broken Windows Photo Viewer that won't even launch, general messes. Do you guys have any clue how I can fix my icons?




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15 Jul 2014   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
We might look into this malware issue first,
Post all scan results for review,
Repeat for all users,
Review Jacee’s instructions to run Adwcleaner here post #7,
Ignore the title of the thread,
Instant Savings App
Screen shot of the download button to use for Adwcleaner
You can use these free tools to see if they find anything,
Manually Update them before running full scans,
Try not to use your computer while the scans are running, (one at a time of course).
Uncheck the box to Activate the Free trial from the final install options,
Also use the Custom scan option not the Threat scan,
Select the drive to scan usually C,
If your really infected check the box to scan for Rootkits = this scan option will take several hours to complete,
Never use your machine while scans are running for best results,
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free
http://www.superantispyware.com/?tag=SUPERANTISPYWARE
This one is the longest up to 4 hours, the others are only about 45 minutes,
http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx


You will likely be better served in the security section for this issue,
Cheers.
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16 Jul 2014   #3
lok2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My results were: Although a ton of spam was removed by both the first program and another one I had already been using, the icons are still showing up in small size. My problem isn't adware, its the icons. I've done full scans using the not-so-cheap-and-free, excellent Kaspersky Anti-Virus, and only discovered that the icons are still tiny. What is causing the icons to be so small when they should render in full-size 256 by 256? Why is it that new ones render incorrectly when I clear the cache?

The icons are all custom made at 256 by 256 by professional software, and at one point or another they have all rendered at 256 by 256. How do I get the icons to render at this size without the computer skipping over them and rendering them unnecessarily tiny??? This is definitely not security.
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16 Jul 2014   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Post the scan results for review
Repeat for other users,
Cheers.
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19 Jul 2014   #5
lok2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Attached are all the logs from ADWCleaner. Kaspersky just says "No Threats."

Clearing the cache after these runs still doesn't fix the icons. I really don't care about the adware; in fact another application had cleared it out before this one. So my only question is, is this to clear the adware or actually fix the icons??? I'm starting to lose faith in these forums.


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File Type: txt AdwCleaner[S0].txt (18.6 KB, 6 views)
File Type: txt AdwCleaner[S1].txt (2.4 KB, 2 views)
File Type: txt AdwCleaner[S2].txt (2.0 KB, 2 views)
File Type: txt AdwCleaner[S3].txt (3.8 KB, 2 views)
File Type: txt AdwCleaner[S4].txt (4.0 KB, 2 views)
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20 Jul 2014   #6
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

OMG! You had/have a seriously infected system! You just want to fix an icon problem, but it is the least of your problems. You likely won't be able to fix it until you fix all these infections. Windows is "corrupted" and until it is not, trying to fix icons is useless. I am not a security expert, but I would scan with the free Malwarebytes, followed by the online Eset scan at least.

https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware (turn down the trial offer unless you want to try it out)

Now the Eset scanner, follow Jacee's instructions (Ignore the title of the thread)

Could I Be Infected? Suspicious Error Message From Program

After that I would run the System File Checker

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Then let us know how you stand. You may not care about the adware (not wise), but it is all tied together. A Guy
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20 Jul 2014   #7
lok2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

"I am not a security expert, but I would scan with the free Malwarebytes, followed by the online Eset scan at least."

I don't believe you are, and I think I will call my technician over. You gentlemen appear playing me off right now like I'm completely computer unsavvy, like I'm my sweet grandmother, bless her kind heart, who despite her kindness and intelligence can't find the power button because she is older and less aware.

I'll do all of these scans, post up the results, but personally I have used other software, not freeware either, and I highly doubt my system is, as you put it, "seriously infected."

How do I know? Each morning I wake up and the sfc /scannow runs on COMMAND.exe, followed by Kaspersky and the rest, according to a program I have programmed. I hope I haven't given you gentlemen the appearance of someone less-than-knowledgeable on computers, because I think I have and I personally feel a little insulted that you all are using it to exaggerate this simple, annoying problem without solving it.

Now, you people might be nice people who do know a thing or two or even a hundred about Windows 7. There's you way you aren't, running a forum labeled as such. And I will admit I shouldn't have even brought up the adware, as it was just V9.com. I removed it pretty quickly with the scans. Here's the ordeal: I don't care about the adware because my system is not SUPERINFECTEDOMGFREESCANFREESCAN. Calm down there cowboy. So I'll make an honest deal: You tell me why my icons are broken and if there's anything else I can do other than download these "free-scan" bits of adware, and I won't leave with a worse impression of you people.

I will admit, however, that its cute how much the one piece of adware I lightly referenced has snowballed. Right now, despite 3 significantly large posts, I haven't been even given a single notion about the icons or even a bit of actual help. I've read the files, and the programs aren't that bad. Heck, JZip is a piece of "adware" I use every day!

However, next time you tell me something I am doing is "not wise," I'll leave this forum pretty quickly with a pretty bad impression of you people. Considering you haven't helped the situation one bit, only avoided it, I will be quite happy to spend some well earned cash on having a true professional come over and fix this simple problem.

I'm sure you people are nice people, maybe a little confused about my dilemma here. However, I came here just for my problem to be solved, and I'm quite sure you all would want to solve it so it would have your forum reflected badly or me spending my good money. I will post at a later time with the results from these scans, but in the meantime do not attempt to make this situation melodramatic or out of hand again. Maybe its because I'm younger and simply misinterpreting you, but I would like for things to remain calm. Next time, instead of giving me this jack about how badly my computer, running multiple Operating Systems on virtual machines and smoothly playing some of the next-generation graphics, is so horribly infected, just simply redirect me to the scans. There's nothing to be gained or lost here other than my time and your effort, so why don't we all just take it down a notch.

Alright? I'm going to get to these scans now, and I'll post later, but if you don't wish to help me past this point because you have misinterpreted this post, know I recognize your genuine efforts and it will only reflect poorly on yourselves and this forum to leave. But, I'm quite sure you two already knew that. Now, I'll get to those scans.
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20 Jul 2014   #8
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Lol, good luck then. You posted just AdwCleaner logs, and there were multiple issues in each one. Not one small malware issue. Quite frankly, I will let someone else deal with you and your attitude. this is a two way street, and you just seem to want to hear what you want. I will not let you tell me how it reflects badly on me if I don't continue to help. I've never said this before, but feel free to leave if you like. It's a free world. There, now we are a horrible forum. A Guy
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20 Jul 2014   #9
lok2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Gentlemen, I have returned with your scan results, and the results are not-so-surprising.

First thing, one scanner had a website download with the following caveat written above, and this was just a plain crock of shit. I don't care about how impolite and unintelligent those last set of maledictions were, this is just plain rude:
"IMPORTANT: Please uninstall your existing antivirus solution. For a list of removal tools for common antivirus software, click here."

I'm quite happy you two gentlemen brought up the command prompt command, because had you not I would have lost faith and belief in your authenticity.

The other program had a similar message in its install, but being so distraught and shocked I went ahead and installed it all the same, after scanning it multiple times of course. It wasn't pleasing either, very commercial, stereotypical and not very trustworthy. It's still running, but even then it seems to be having no problems.

The only one I found to be any help was Command Prompt, having learned it by myself when I was beginning Junior High and therefore very close to it, and of course, as it reports every morning, "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations." Kaspersky just finished with some other scanners, and they were fine as well.

I'm glad to report nothing major is wrong with my system. However I'm also unhappy to report you two gentlemen right now appear to be full of yourselves. Luckily, I am a sporting man and will give anyone at all as many posts as they need to help me fix my problem. My icons mean a lot to me, as you two have already guessed. However, if you two don't know how to fix this problem simply say so. I don't need my time wasted any further. I will keep in high spirits that this forum has an answer, but if I continue to receive these posts without even any attempts at helping me with my icons, I will quickly lose that spirit. Dare show me rudeness, and I will leave. I'm quite sure you two gentlemen wish to revive yourself in my eyes, so why don't we all just try again:

Hello all,

I have been having a seriously frustrating time trying to fix icons displaying in my games folder way too small. Every icon is a custom x256 by x256 icon, and I have seen them all work properly at one point. However, for some reason these icons now appear in their 32x by 32x bit forms, as seen in the attached image.

I have tried everything, including rebuilding and refreshing the icon cache, editing the registry value to x4068 size, only refreshing or rebuilding then restarting, moving the icon files, moving the game shortcuts, so on. All of these shortcuts are offline .exe files, and these icons have taken me a long time to build.

I'm sick and tired of trying to solve it myself, so I've come here for help. The only thing that has worked so far was a Microsoft support file, which fixed the problem until I switched my account to my brothers so he could play, where his icons were broken and when I logged back in so were mine. I haven't been able to find the support file since. Do you guys have any clue how I can fix my icons?


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20 Jul 2014   #10
lok2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I will be leaving then, there is no reason for any of this, even some of my behavior. You all still have an excellent day, and I am sorry for wasting both your times. I just had the scan finish, nothing wrong.
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