UAC Icons

Posted: 07-30-2008, 02:38 PM
I have disabled the UAC on my computer because I have to many programs that
do "Automatic" updates and scans. With UAC turned on they cannot do their job.

Now with UAC turned off, how do I get rid of the little shield that it put
on the desktop icons of the programs that it would not allow to run
automatically??

I have tried changing icons and that did not work.


Bob

UAC Icons


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t-4-2
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Re: UAC Icons
Posted: 07-30-2008, 03:24 PM

Davet102;790603 Wrote:
> I have disabled the UAC on my computer because I have to many program
> tha
> do "Automatic" updates and scans. With UAC turned on they cannot d
> their job
>
> Now with UAC turned off, how do I get rid of the little shield that i
> pu
> on the desktop icons of the programs that it would not allow to ru
> automatically?
>
> I have tried changing icons and that did not work
>
>
> Bo
Hello Bob
Answer : you can't
Question : Forgive me from asking. Does that little shield Reall
bother you so much

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Davet102
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Re: UAC Icons
Posted: 07-30-2008, 04:00 PM
No it does not bother me. But I would think that if a program "forced itself"
on an application, when you turned it off there would be a way that you could
have that shield removed. (manually or automatically)

Bob


"t-4-2" wrote:
>
> Davet102;790603 Wrote:
> > I have disabled the UAC on my computer because I have to many programs
> > that
> > do "Automatic" updates and scans. With UAC turned on they cannot do
> > their job.
> >
> > Now with UAC turned off, how do I get rid of the little shield that it
> > put
> > on the desktop icons of the programs that it would not allow to run
> > automatically??
> >
> > I have tried changing icons and that did not work.
> >
> >
> > Bob
> Hello Bob,
> Answer : you can't.
> Question : Forgive me from asking. Does that little shield Really
> bother you so much ?
>
>
> --
> t-4-2
>
t-4-2
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Re: UAC Icons
Posted: 07-30-2008, 05:26 PM

Davet102;790685 Wrote:
> No it does not bother me. But I would think that if a program "forced
> itself"
> on an application, when you turned it off there would be a way that you
> could
> have that shield removed. (manually or automatically)
>
> Bob
>
>
> "t-4-2" wrote:
> > > >
> > >
> > > Davet102;790603 Wrote:> > > > >
> > > > > I have disabled the UAC on my computer because I have to many
> > > programs
> > > > > that
> > > > > do "Automatic" updates and scans. With UAC turned on they cannot do
> > > > > their job.
> > > > >
> > > > > Now with UAC turned off, how do I get rid of the little shield that
> > > it
> > > > > put
> > > > > on the desktop icons of the programs that it would not allow to run
> > > > > automatically??
> > > > >
> > > > > I have tried changing icons and that did not work.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Bob> > > >
> > > Hello Bob,
> > > Answer : you can't.
> > > Question : Forgive me from asking. Does that little shield Really
> > > bother you so much ?
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > t-4-2
> > > > >
Understood.
I could be wrong. From what I understand, any program that requires UAC
prompt will carry that shield even if it was installed AFTER UAC was
disabled.


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t-4-2
Beoweolf
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Re: UAC Icons
Posted: 08-01-2008, 03:03 PM
First, this is a questionable move. There is a lot wrong with enabling a
false sense of security. For your own machine it 'may' be OK, but if its
either a shared machine or this is done on an unsuspecting users system ...
its not a good idea.

anyway:

Open Security Center
at the upper left hand side of screen: Find "Change the way Security Center
notifies me"
in the next screen enable the option: "Don't display alerts/tray icon".
Apply, close all screens.

"Davet102" <Davet102@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2E55CC2A-4570-438E-ACD7-DDAD606F9EC8@microsoft.com...
>I have disabled the UAC on my computer because I have to many programs that
> do "Automatic" updates and scans. With UAC turned on they cannot do their
> job.
>
> Now with UAC turned off, how do I get rid of the little shield that it put
> on the desktop icons of the programs that it would not allow to run
> automatically??
>
> I have tried changing icons and that did not work.
>
>
> Bob
>
t-4-2
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Re: UAC Icons
Posted: 08-01-2008, 04:10 PM

Beoweolf;792696 Wrote:
> First, this is a questionable move. There is a lot wrong with enabling a
> false sense of security. For your own machine it 'may' be OK, but if
> its
> either a shared machine or this is done on an unsuspecting users system
> ...
> its not a good idea.
>
> anyway:
>
> Open Security Center
> at the upper left hand side of screen: Find "Change the way Security
> Center
> notifies me"
> in the next screen enable the option: "Don't display alerts/tray icon".
> Apply, close all screens.
>
> "Davet102" <Davet102@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:2E55CC2A-4570-438E-ACD7-DDAD606F9EC8@xxxxxx> > >
> > >I have disabled the UAC on my computer because I have to many programs
> > that
> > > do "Automatic" updates and scans. With UAC turned on they cannot do
> > their
> > > job.
> > >
> > > Now with UAC turned off, how do I get rid of the little shield that
> > it put
> > > on the desktop icons of the programs that it would not allow to run
> > > automatically??
> > >
> > > I have tried changing icons and that did not work.
> > >
> > >
> > > Bob
> > > > >
Forgive me for butting in. The OP was not asking icons Not to be
shown. He wanted the "silly little " Security Center's SHIELD removed
from the programs that require UAC prompt, i.e. avast!, auslogics etc.
And he was referring to the shortcut icons on the desktop, not in the
notification area.


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Beoweolf
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Re: UAC Icons
Posted: 08-01-2008, 11:58 PM
Forgive me for my mistake. Might be the message header threw me off, else I
just didn't 'get' the request.

"t-4-2" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> Beoweolf;792696 Wrote:
>> First, this is a questionable move. There is a lot wrong with enabling a
>> false sense of security. For your own machine it 'may' be OK, but if
>> its
>> either a shared machine or this is done on an unsuspecting users system
>> ...
>> its not a good idea.
>>
>> anyway:
>>
>> Open Security Center
>> at the upper left hand side of screen: Find "Change the way Security
>> Center
>> notifies me"
>> in the next screen enable the option: "Don't display alerts/tray icon".
>> Apply, close all screens.
>>
>> "Davet102" <Davet102@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:2E55CC2A-4570-438E-ACD7-DDAD606F9EC8@xxxxxx> > >
>> > >I have disabled the UAC on my computer because I have to many programs
>> > that
>> > > do "Automatic" updates and scans. With UAC turned on they cannot do
>> > their
>> > > job.
>> > >
>> > > Now with UAC turned off, how do I get rid of the little shield that
>> > it put
>> > > on the desktop icons of the programs that it would not allow to run
>> > > automatically??
>> > >
>> > > I have tried changing icons and that did not work.
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > Bob
>> > > > >
> Forgive me for butting in. The OP was not asking icons Not to be
> shown. He wanted the "silly little " Security Center's SHIELD removed
> from the programs that require UAC prompt, i.e. avast!, auslogics etc.
> And he was referring to the shortcut icons on the desktop, not in the
> notification area.
>
>
> --
> t-4-2
Brittany D
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Re: UAC Icons
Posted: 08-06-2008, 03:58 AM
Double click on the red shield, the Windows Security Center will show up. On
the left column click 'Change the way Security Center alerts me".

A window will appear asking you choose one of three options. If you do not
want to be notified that 'your computer might be at risk' then select the
third option 'Don't notify me and don't display the icon (not recommended)'

(not recommended) is their words not mine.

Good luck!

Brittany D


"Davet102" <Davet102@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2E55CC2A-4570-438E-ACD7-DDAD606F9EC8@microsoft.com...
>I have disabled the UAC on my computer because I have to many programs that
> do "Automatic" updates and scans. With UAC turned on they cannot do their
> job.
>
> Now with UAC turned off, how do I get rid of the little shield that it put
> on the desktop icons of the programs that it would not allow to run
> automatically??
>
> I have tried changing icons and that did not work.
>
>
> Bob
>
Brittany D
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Re: UAC Icons
Posted: 08-06-2008, 03:59 AM
LOL I know the shield bothers me. I like to have a clean taskbar. I hate
having programs running in the background if I never use them. I feel it
uses resources that I'd rather have available to use myself.

Bob, I've replied to your question check for my reply.

Brittany D


"t-4-2" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> Davet102;790603 Wrote:
>> I have disabled the UAC on my computer because I have to many programs
>> that
>> do "Automatic" updates and scans. With UAC turned on they cannot do
>> their job.
>>
>> Now with UAC turned off, how do I get rid of the little shield that it
>> put
>> on the desktop icons of the programs that it would not allow to run
>> automatically??
>>
>> I have tried changing icons and that did not work.
>>
>>
>> Bob
> Hello Bob,
> Answer : you can't.
> Question : Forgive me from asking. Does that little shield Really
> bother you so much ?
>
>
> --
> t-4-2
Ken Blake, MVP
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Re: UAC Icons
Posted: 08-06-2008, 06:32 PM
On Tue, 5 Aug 2008 23:59:54 -0400, "Brittany D"
<xihatevistax@hotmail.com> wrote:
> I hate
> having programs running in the background if I never use them. I feel it
> uses resources that I'd rather have available to use myself.

Note that whether the program is using any significant amount of
resources depends entirely on what program it is. Some background
programs may use a lot of resources, but others do essentially nothing
unless you press some hot key combination to activate them. Until, or
unless, you press that key combination, they use no CPU time, and any
memory they might be using quickly gets paged out in favor of other
"more-recently-used" pages.

As a single example of this, I run a little background program called
Allchars. This lets me type many common special characters (many of
these are used in other languages) by pressing the ctrl key followed
by a two character mnemonic combination.

I actually use Allchars only seldom, but it's very handy to have ready
to use whenever I need it. It uses a tiny amount of memory (most of
which is probably paged out most of the time) and uses zero CPU when
it's not actually being used. One would be hard-pressed to see *any*
difference in performance when it's loaded.

On the other hand, if you literally "never use them," I agree that
there's certainly no reason to have them running, regardless of what
resources they may or may not consume.

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