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Windows 7: Avast Icon Whacked

08 Jul 2009   #1
pop pop

Win 7 RC 64-Bit, XP Pro 32-Bit, Suse Linux
 
 
Avast Icon Whacked

I've been using Avast (free) since I installed Win 7. I had it pinned to the Task Bar. Today the little icon took a dump and is just a white square...same thing now in the programs list. Avast works, just the icon got whacked.

Nothing serious, just really weird.


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08 Jul 2009   #2
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, W10 Preview - Second remote tower Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

You now have to manually browse the Programs(x86) directory\Avast folder found there for the main executable and right click on that to create a new shortcut you can drag onto the desktop.

Once on the desktop you can easily rename the "shortcut to Avast" to Avast and drag it onto the taskbar to see that taken care of. For the Start menu, http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...in-folder.html
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08 Jul 2009   #3
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

but why does it happen? even some of my icons are **whacked**. see the pic below.
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08 Jul 2009   #4
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Delete your icon cache, it will rebuild itself, see if it helps any.
Icon Cache - Rebuild - Vista Forums
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08 Jul 2009   #5
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I had a similar problem earlier on with a few Icons on my desktop (See attachment )

I solved it by right clicking on the Icon , Selecting Properties and then opting to change the Icon.

Double click on the "default icon" and then Apply. Took a few attempts at it ,But got it back to normal.

Hope that helps ?


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08 Jul 2009   #6
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, W10 Preview - Second remote tower Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

One thing I found even right after seeing a clean install of 7 go on followed by all the programs one would always tend to see the same problem with the shortcut. The solution was to right click on the desktop shortcut prior to pinning it in order to browse to the program's folder and click on the actual ico file and apply that.
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08 Jul 2009   #7
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You could always try rebooting your system to see if that helps.
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08 Jul 2009   #8
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, W10 Preview - Second remote tower Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

If the program was just installed just like seen with the tuner card or even dvd burning software a restart is often prompted for. But this has been on for a lot longer then one day even by your description there already having seen numerous restarts.

On a few stubborn to take shortcuts temporarily applying a substitute icon until the original is located in the main program folder will often make the original stick.
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08 Jul 2009   #9
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Delete your icon cache, it will rebuild itself, see if it helps any.
Icon Cache - Rebuild - Vista Forums
Did not work. I reinstalled DAP and it worked.
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08 Jul 2009   #10
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, W10 Preview - Second remote tower Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Hey pop pop The same method used on the desktop shortcut you pin to the taskbar will also work for the Start>All Programs>Avast folder item there as well.
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