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16 Dec 2013   #1
David1

windows 7
 
 
desktop icons

i have 2 icons that show a security shield on them. they just seem to appear and not sure why. is there away to remove this shield?
thank you
David


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16 Dec 2013   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Welcome to sevenforums ,
what icons are they? , the shield usually means it runs with admin rights, or it will ask you to ok it when you try to run it.
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16 Dec 2013   #3
David1

windows 7
 
 
desktop icons

the icons with security shield are aol an msconfig short cut
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16 Dec 2013   #4
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

if you right click them and select properties is there a checked box or tab that says run as administrator?
if so uncheck it then apply /then ok and the shield should go.
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16 Dec 2013   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

The shields could also be a false (infection) security program.
If those icons got on your desktop without you putting them their I would be very careful about opening them until you know where they came from.
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16 Dec 2013   #6
David1

windows 7
 
 
desktop icons

no there is not a checked box that says run as administor
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16 Dec 2013   #7
indianacarnie

 

Heres what Microsoft says to do. Straight from the horses mouth so to speak : How to get rid of the small shield on my shortcut icons? - Microsoft Community

Welcome to the forums by the way!
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16 Dec 2013   #8
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

im using windows 8.1 so i dont see the properties box exactly the same.
in my properties box there is a compatability tab and when i click that tab i see a checkbox with run as admin ,
can you double check to see if there is a tab like this

desktop icons-admin.png


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16 Dec 2013   #9
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

I agree about running full malware scan. Might be interesting to note the icon's target properties.
Aol still in business ..
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16 Dec 2013   #10
David1

windows 7
 
 
desktop icons

I run anti virus & malware 3 to 4 times a week. also in compatibilty there is a box for adminastrator but it is not checked. guess this is something i'll have to live with. thank you everybody for all your great help. love this help site and will use it often
David
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