change icon of avg anti-spyware. possible??

Discussion in 'ewido anti-spyware forum' started by murlay, Oct 9, 2006.

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  1. murlay

    murlay Registered Member

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    i'd like to know whether is it possible to change the 'icon' of the latest AVG Anti-Spyware back to Ewido Anti-Malware (triangle-ish orange). because i don't like to see AVG icon-like sitting there on my systray. it's like a feeling that my pc not being protected properly. is there a way to change this? please someone? :isay:
     
  2. Inspector Clouseau

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    Try Resource Hacker.
     
  3. peter.ewido

    peter.ewido former ewido team

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    Please don't do that, e.g. it will cause the update to download avgas.exe everytime you update. Sorry, but there is no way to change the icon :(
     
  4. murlay

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    Thanks Inspector Clouseau :cool: i successfully changed the avg anti-spyware back to ewido systray icon. Nice! :thumb: looks a lot better now!
     
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  5. Cpt. Sparrow

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    @murlay: I bet it won't stay like that for long, as I guess the ewido.exe will calculate its own checksum to see if it has been modified and will try to repair itself with the next update.

    (At least that's what I think Peter suggested with hihs posting.)

    Regards,
    El Capitan
     
  6. murlay

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    what do you mean by ewido will 'try to repair itself with the next update' ? i just dont get it. do you mean the next release of ewido program version? or the database update? noob here o_O )
     
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    vinzenz.ewido former ewido team

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    The automatic and the manual (by clicking 'start update' button) update will repair all modified files automatically. You cannot prevent it.

    Changing the icon will cause a change of the application and so it will be downloaded again.

    Regards,
    Vinzenz
     
  8. Carver

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    Can whatever files identify the ugly icon as belonging to avgas be transferred to tha ewido Icon, or can a Icon be designed in paint or using photoshop. Surely there must be some way around it.
     
  9. berng

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    Even though I liked that old icon more this one isn't bad. Lots of color. All this is just a matter of personal taste. But I see Peter and Vincenz are still using the old one in their avatar.

    I really do have better things to do with my life than get so excited over icons that I worry about their looks.
     
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  10. Rickster100

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    What I would like to know is:

    If users are using AVG Antivirus AND AVG AS isnt the icon not the same for both? I think I read somewhere here that theres a very slight variation in the 2 icons but they look VERY SIMILAR. I dont think thats a good thing. Maybe someone who uses both apps can comment on this.

    Richie
     
  11. Tommy

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    Sorry, but it is amazing that an icon can provoke so much postings - and now an own thread - on Wilders. Also have in mind that altering files in any way could be illegal. Anyway, i used AVG years ago and the decission why i changed wasn't for sure not the icon.

    Sarcasm on/ (hope i wrote it write)
    Perhasp you folks should change your windows themes , so that the icon fits.
    Sarcasm off/
     
  12. TheQuest

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    Hi, Tommy

    Should be either right, correct or correctly. :eek:

    No flame just a Joke. ;)

    Take Care,
    TheQuest :cool:
     
  13. Tommy

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    As you see my english is 'exelentissimo' :)
     
  14. Carver

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    I successfully switched the Desktop AVG icon back to the ewido icon. Here's how I did it, I went to www.ewido.net that put a image file in my browser image folder. I then copyed it to my desktop, then went to the AVG Anti-spyware icon. Right clicked on it and selected properties, on the shortcut tab I clicked on change icon. Then in the dialog box click on browse, then just navigate to your desktop select the image click ok then ok again and your done. I updated to see if the icon changes back, I can switch back to the AVG icon anytime I want as avgas .exe is still in the Grisoft folder. Sorry I would upload the file but it is a .ico file, I tryed to upload and I got Invalid file..even if I rename it .jpg . I use Opera Browser version 9.02, the image file is w ww.ewido.net.ico.
     
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  15. murlay

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    yeah, they're still using ewido avatar instead of avgas :D
     
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