Windows 10: desktop icon has blue & yellow shield on it

Discus and support desktop icon has blue & yellow shield on it in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hello All, I have a program Netgear Prosafe VPN client. I have it installed on 2 Win 10 pc's On 1 pc the desktop icon has a yellow and blue shield on... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by MacJohnson2ND, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. desktop icon has blue & yellow shield on it


    Hello All,

    I have a program Netgear Prosafe VPN client. I have it installed on 2 Win 10 pc's

    On 1 pc the desktop icon has a yellow and blue shield on the lower right corner. I found that means the app will need elevated privileges to run it always prompts for admin acct login to run. I trying to determine what makes that occur because I have the exact same application installed on another win 10 pc and when I run it under a standard user acct it runs without prompting for elevated privileges. On the pc it runs on without elevated privileges UAC is set to Always Notify me on so I don't understand what made the install of the app on 1 pc get the yellow and blue shield and installation on another pc get the regular icon?


    Any ideas are appreciated.

    :)
     
    MacJohnson2ND, Mar 23, 2020
    #1

  2. Blue and Yellow Shield

    Hi Angelo,

    The blue and yellow shield that shows on that icon is the UAC shield that is being placed on a desktop icon if the program requires permission from the user to run for the accounts protection. This is to prevent other users in accessing the program using
    their account. This cannot be removed by default.

    Regards.
     
    Jomel_Santos, Mar 23, 2020
    #2
  3. Michael Win User
    Remove yellow/blue sheild icon from shortcuts


    After upgrading to Windows 10, some desktop shortcuts have UAC shield icons. Is it possible to remove them?


    desktop icon has blue & yellow shield on it [​IMG]


    EDIT: Here's a solution...
    Launch the shortcuts via CMD:

    1. Right-click the shortcut to Properties
    2. Click Change Icon, then click OK when its window pops up (necessary step to avoid losing the icon)
    3. Add the following, plus a space, to the beginning of the Target field, leaving the existing path at the end:
      Code:
      Code:
      cmd /c start ""
    I had previously solved this by editing a system icon file, but that method doesn't seem to be working as of update 1607, plus it was a lot more trouble.
     
    Michael, Mar 23, 2020
    #3
  4. desktop icon has blue & yellow shield on it

    How do I shrink the size of the blue arrow or blue/yellow checkered shield over the top of my desktop shortcut icons?

    On my desktop shortcuts, the blue arrows on white squares are taking up almost the entire lower left quadrant of my icon. Also, some shortcuts have a blue and yellow checkered shield in the lower right quadrant. Combined, about half the icon is obscured.
    Is there any way to shrink the size of arrows and shields that overlay these icons, or conversely, increase the relative size of the icons so that the arrow or shield obscures less of them?
     
    MrBrassman, Mar 23, 2020
    #4
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