I know that it's possible to remove the 'Shortcut arrow' icon overlay in Windows Vista using the FrameworkX Utility (https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/disable-shortcut-icon-arrow-overlay-in-windows-vista/) but I am interested in removing or altering the Administrative Security Shield icon overlay.
In case I've not described it properly, I am talking about the overbearing multi-colour shield image that appears over the icon of any application that requires administrative access to run properly. As a little background, I have a few applications on my desktop that need administrative access to run properly. I made some nice new icons for them using the GIMP, but the security shield is rather obtrusive, and tends to domineer my icons. I don't mind the UAC prompts (in fact I prefer having them), but the icon itself is driving me crazy! ;)
I know that one of the Microangelo tools is able to do this, but are there any freeware tools that provide the same feature? Is there a registry hack that will also do the same? Thanks in advance for any help; I appreciate it. :)