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#1 JustAlfo

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:34 PM

I just updated today and the icon showed the new blue icon, but after I ran a full scan it changed to this "Photoshop" like Icon.. I don't even have Photoshop installed, I never have. If I go to the Change Icon settings, it shows the right icon but this is the one that appears on my desktop. I have tried deleting and remaking a new shortcut but still get this Icon. Does anyone know why?

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#2 David H. Lipman

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:00 PM

Case of an Icon Cache corruption.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:12 PM

I deleted my Icon Cache file and its still messed up.. Do you have any suggestions? Also what causes an Icon Cache corruption?

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:39 PM

Hi, JustAlfo:

Until DHL returns...

Why icon cache corruption?

It's been a Windows things forever. ;)
Happens from time to time.

I assume you were able to resolve it by selecting the correct icon from the options?


If not, a link to a MS Fixit is here: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware icon has been replaced with a generic Windows file icon
This should fix it for you.
There are also a couple of solutions here (2 different methods -- one batch file, one manual method): How to Rebuild the Icon Cache in Windows 7 and Windows 8

Let us know if that resolves your issue,

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:13 PM

I have nothing to add to Daledoc1's respoonse except to reboot the PC upon deleting the Icon Cache file.
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