Some of the program icons have Blue and Yellow Shield in Windows 7

What is the blue and yellow shield on some of my programs icons. I can't seem to figure out how to take it off the icon.
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Items with the shield need administrator privileges to run.  Most of these things will give you a UAC pop-up or need to be run by right-clicking and choosing "run as administrator".  I don't know of any way to remove the shield, but I've never tried myself.

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Its an indication of task or applets that might require elevated privileges.

I would not remove it, its intended purpose is to inform the user, its not in your face, so just ignore it.
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Last updated April 15, 2021 Views 172,072 Applies to: