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Windows 7: Remove shield icon

07 Jul 2011   #11
Talha Ghaffar

64 bit
 
 

actually problem here is we develope .exe files for our clints , our clints work on windows 7 , there are 100s of users who work at different places we cannot ask them to turn off there security settings . Also it looks odd to even to ask them to do right click and hit on "Run As Administrator". we want that our application should start execution just after double click, also we dont want to give them our product with UAC Sheild overlayed it looks really odd. is there any solution for our problem.??
i have done changes in manifest file that solved the problem for administrative rights but that odd(ugly) UCA sheild icon is still overlayed


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07 Jul 2011   #12
Talha Ghaffar

64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Talha Ghaffar View Post
actually problem here is we develope .exe files for our clints , our clints work on windows 7 , there are 100s of users who work at different places we cannot ask them to turn off there security settings . Also it looks odd to even to ask them to do right click and hit on "Run As Administrator". we want that our application should start execution just after double click, also we dont want to give them our product with UAC Sheild overlayed it looks really odd. is there any solution for our problem.??
i have done changes in manifest file that solved the problem for administrative rights but that odd(ugly) UCA sheild icon is still overlayed
Talha Ghaffar;1481037]actually problem here is we develope .exe files for our clints , our clints work on windows 7 , there are 100s of users who work at different places we cannot ask them to turn off there security settings . Also it looks odd to even to ask them to do right click and hit on "Run As Administrator". we want that our application should start execution just after double click, also we dont want to give them our product with UAC Sheild overlayed it looks really odd. is there any solution for our problem.??
i have done changes in manifest file that solved the problem for administrative rights but that odd(ugly) UCA sheild icon is still overlayed
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10 Nov 2011   #13
TMHKR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Alright people, after days of trying various methods, I believe I've found the ultimate solution to remove that annoying shield icon. It's not difficult, and it works perfectly for me.

The following procedure removes the shield overlay only from icons and Start Menu items, which means that the shield overlay will not be removed from Control Panel applets and context menus. Here's how to do it, once and for all:

1. Make sure the UAC (User Account Control) is disabled by moving its slider to the lowest position.
2. Open the Command Prompt. You'll find it somewhere in the Start Menu.
3. Type the following commands, pressing Enter after each line:

taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F

CD /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local
DEL IconCache.db /a
shutdown /r


NOTE: The last command will restart your computer, so make sure you save your work BEFORE executing those 4 lines above!

If you ever experience the shield icon again (I believe that's impossible now), just repeat the third step. Good luck!
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09 Apr 2015   #14
thibbea

Windows 8.1
 
 

Thanks TMHKR, it Works great
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17 Jun 2017   #15
lockoncomputer

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

In case anyone else comes across this and wants a real solution; I found the REAL cause of this issue:

The "C:\users\public\public desktop" folder permission contained an entry for a particular user that denied all permissions except "Read". I have no idea how that line got in there but removing it and logging in the user solved the problem!!

PS, I also ran the Rebuild Icon Cache batch file which is found here Icon Cache - Rebuild - Windows 7 Help Forums in order to remove the admin shields from the icons. This is just a cosmetic step though.
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