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Windows 7: Shields on Icons ?


26 Jan 2009   #1

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 
Shields on Icons ?

Sudden appearance of Run as Admin type shields on many icons - any ideas?

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Malware scans - Avast, Windows Defender, A-squared, MSRT, F-Secure blacklight - Malwarebytes - all clean.

Uploaded a couple of the files with shields on to Virus Total - clean.




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26 Jan 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hi SIW2,

I think I have seen this before with a security program placing them there for files that it has scanned or something.

What was the last program that you installed before this happened?
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26 Jan 2009   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Shawn,

I ran a little app. called Anvir Task Manager , have had it for quite a while, but not used it for a long time. It didn't do that when I used it a couple of months back.

Windows task manager processes, Windows startup, Startup programs, Vista tweaks | Windows,

Those shields are on all my O/S which is strange - not just 7x64, which is where I looked at that app. So, I don't think it's that.

Curious.

SIW2
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26 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I got those on the cpu-z, gpu-z and core temp programs.
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26 Jan 2009   #5

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Thanks - do you know where they come from. They only appeared in the last day or so.

SIW2
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26 Jan 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I think its cause of the run as admin option cause I have them also on like the video driver setup and other setup exe's
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26 Jan 2009   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Some of mine don't have run as admin ticked - also , it just started happening - apparently out of nowhere

Have yours been there all along?

SIW2
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26 Jan 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

SIW2,

This is part of Windows 7. I just noticed some of them on my installation and uninstall file icons. I suppose it's like Vista indicating which files will require approval before allowed to run, but I'm not certain why some have them and some do not yet.
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26 Jan 2009   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Arent those icons just informing you that some administrator level action will be required? There are some in the control panel as well.
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26 Jan 2009   #10

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I hope so - what I can't figure is why they have suddenly decided to appear now.

They are all over my Vista install as well.

They weren't there 2 days ago. Shawn is just noticing his - can't be as many as mine.

Do you have them on your desktop and taskbar shortcuts?

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Ccleaner seems to have escaped it tho.

Strange.

SIW2


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