portanav

What does this ICON mean?

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Can someone explain tome the meaning of the little shield on the bottom right of the ICON, some have it, some don't? --  zZ4xcuj.png

I recently upgraded from Win 7 to Win 10 but am having problems auto starting certain programs. If I double click on these icons they run normally, but if I place an icon in the startup folder they (those with the shield) do no run whilst others do.

I bypassed the folders of all flight sim programs in the firewall, so can't understand why this happens.

 

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It means that it's being protected by Windows UAC. Just do a search on google for UAC shield shortcut icon to get more info.

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If you are signed in as administrator on your PC this should not be a problem, it so that someone who may use your PC cannot edit or change setting if they are logged in as a guest user. 

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Are you running Prepar3d (and other programs displaying the Windows Defender shield) as an Administrator?  If not log-in as Administrator, then right click the Prepar3d icon, in the pop-up click on "Properties", then the "Compatibility" tab.  Near the bottom of that box you'll see a check box next to "Run this program as an administrator"... make sure there's a check in that box. 

HTH,

Greg

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7 hours ago, lownslo said:

Are you running Prepar3d (and other programs displaying the Windows Defender shield) as an Administrator? 

Greg, yes I am.

I am also logged in as Admin user. The thing is, it is only a few of the program icons that have the shield and I can't find out why.

My other problem is some of these programs will no run if placed in the startup folder, again I at a loss.

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Sorry Michael.  I've seen this numerous times in Windows 10 installs and every time I could make the Defender shield go away from the desktop icon simply by running the app as Administrator.

Hope you find a solution,

Greg

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19 minutes ago, lownslo said:

Sorry Michael.  I've seen this numerous times in Windows 10 installs and every time I could make the Defender shield go away from the desktop icon simply by running the app as Administrator.

Hope you find a solution,

Greg

Thanks Greg.

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