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Windows 7: Spywareblaster's icon is generic in taskbar?


23 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
 
 
Spywareblaster's icon is generic in taskbar?

I am a SpywareBlaster user and something strange is now happening when I pin it to my taskbar. In all the years i have been using this app, its icon always has shown properly when pinned to the taskbar, but now when pinning, the icon is a generic icon??? I guess i can live with it, but i would much rather have the app's original icon. How can I get it back?

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23 Oct 2010   #2
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I'm curious as to why you need it pinned to the taskbar? It runs silently in the background.
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23 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Maybe clear the icon cache? Icon Cache - Rebuild

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flycaster View Post
I am a SpywareBlaster user and something strange is now happening when I pin it to my taskbar. In all the years i have been using this app, its icon always has shown properly when pinned to the taskbar, but now when pinning, the icon is a generic icon??? I guess i can live with it, but i would much rather have the app's original icon. How can I get it back?
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23 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
I'm curious as to why you need it pinned to the taskbar? It runs silently in the background.
I don't have the automated update version, so I have to manually update...
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23 Oct 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

So do I ... I have all my security programs in a single folder.
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23 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rei Tumult View Post
Maybe clear the icon cache? Icon Cache - Rebuild

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flycaster View Post
I am a SpywareBlaster user and something strange is now happening when I pin it to my taskbar. In all the years i have been using this app, its icon always has shown properly when pinned to the taskbar, but now when pinning, the icon is a generic icon??? I guess i can live with it, but i would much rather have the app's original icon. How can I get it back?
DL'd the icon cashe app and it worked like a charm. Thanks.

EDIT: Update. Worked on my Gateway, but not the HP laptop. Both are running Windows 7 HP 64-bit. When I ran the program on the laptop and the DOS screen came up and I tapped any key (Space), the DOS screen immediately disappeared, the desktop appeared and I couldn't get the taskbar to show, and I had to manually shutdown and restart without any changes in the icons. On the Gateway I got a process going and then was asked to click Y or N...completely different that what happened on the HP laptop??? BTW, I tried to manually do the cashe, and when I put in the first line, got an error message that couldn't find "explorer.exe/F"???
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23 Oct 2010   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Try this:

Right click on the Spyware Blaster icon in taskbar> Right click on Spyware Blaster in list that appears

Name:  Spy.jpg
Views: 373
Size:  14.9 KB

And choose properties

Name:  Properties.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  80.7 KB

On shortcut tab, click on Change Icon> Browse to the folder where Spyware blaster is installed (usually C:\program files (x86)\SpywareBlaster, or C:\program files\SpywareBlaster for 32 bit) and choose the spywareblaster.exe

Name:  Change.jpg
Views: 2
Size:  46.9 KB

OK your way out and see if the icon isn't correct now.

A Guy


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24 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
 
 

Did all that you suggested, several times. The appropriate icon was in the properties/shortcut screens; however, although I chose it again, did Apply and OK as I backed out, nothing happened to change from generic to proper icon. In fact, I had another generic icon in my taskbar (Cookiemonster) that also failed respond to this effort.

Although I really don't know much about these things, it does seem strange that I should be able to pin the proper icon to the taskbar in one computer but not the other even though they are both running the same OS.
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24 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Unpin the generic icon, then pin again.
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24 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
 
 

Problems solved before I saw your post, Bill2, but not quite sure what I did. I think that the problem with the properties method I first used was that I had left the generic icon in the taskbar while doing the fix. The properties fix did work when I worked on the proper icon while it was on the desktop and there was no icon in the taskbar...I think.
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