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Verizon Internet Security desktop icon

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by elmas156, Feb 9, 2011.

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  1. elmas156

    elmas156 Thread Starter

    Feb 9, 2011
    Hello everyone,

    I like to keep my desktop clean without a bunch of clutter or icons that I don't need. I'm having a problem with keeping one of those icons off my desktop. Every time I delete the destop icon shortcut for Verizon Internet Security Suite, it is replaced when I restart my computer. I have looked in settings but I can't find anything that might effect this. I've never had this problem before and I was hoping someone might be able to tell me how to keep this icon from being replaced after a restart. Thanks in advance for any help.
  2. pip22


    Nov 21, 2004
    It'll be in the Registry but don't go messing with that.
    Download "Ccleaner" from here: http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download

    Install it & open it.
    Click "Tools" then "Startup"

    Look for any entries to do with Verizon Internet Security Suite. Try to find only the one that loads the desktop icon, highlight it, then click the "Disable" button.

    Be careful you don't disable the entry that actually loads the Verizon Security software itself

    It's just the desktop icon creator you want to disable.
  3. elmas156

    elmas156 Thread Starter

    Feb 9, 2011
    That doesn't work. I already tried that by running msconfig and changing the startup programs, but the only one listed for Verizon is the one that starts the software itself. Any other ideas?
  4. raybro


    Apr 26, 2003
    Have you looked in the program's control panel to see if there is an option for the desktop icon?

  5. zbd21


    Mar 2, 2005
    You could try this but make a system restore point beforehand.

    Unfortunately, removing it from the desktop will require some serious registry hacking. Most of these icons are defined as a GUID subkey.
    You can however try this (at your own risk).
    Open regedit and go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace
    Scroll down the GUID till you find the name of your icon as you see on your desktop.
    Now right click on the "folder" and select EXPORT .. export to something like tweak.reg so that you know what to do if something goes horribly wrong (it shouldn't but at least you have a backup).
    Now right click and delete it off.
    Reboot. The icon should be gone.

    This is also symptomatic of programmers who will shove things down on your computer without any regard to what you want. There should really be an option in the program itself about whether you want the icon displaying or not .. they obviously didn't think it was worth giving the user an option.
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