How to modify the icon in "zeus.exe"?

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kleist
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How to modify the icon in "zeus.exe"?

Post by kleist » Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:15 pm

Dear fellow Zeus fans,

The single biggest whart of Zeus is, in my humble opinion, the ugly icon embedded in "zeus.exe". Has anybody had more success than I've had with "Axialis IconWorkshop™" (http://axialis.com/iconworkshop)?

That program corrupted the .exe file, and made it grow from 790 kB to 3,972,078 kB (!!!).
Hello,

Thanks for your bug report, I'll check this and let you know. This kind of
errors may happen with compressed EXE. I'll check zeus.exe and let you know.

Regards,
Marc

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Marc EMILE - Axialis Software
memile@axialis.com - http://www.axialis.com
Fax: 1 435-518-5206 (United States)
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Karl Johan Kleist" <kleist@postkiosk.de>
To: <axproducts@axialis.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 2:46 PM
Subject: AXIDS-P1521732 -- Bug report


> Ticket# : AXIDS-P1521732 Name : Karl Johan Kleist (ip
> 87.159.191.196)
> Order# : <no order> Email : kleist@postkiosk.de
> Product : Axialis IconWorkshop - Corporate Edition
> Version : 6.53
>
> Corrupted .exe file after editing its icon
> -----------------------------------------------
>
> Hi, after using the trial version of IconWorkshop I'm sorry to say that I
> won't buy it. The reason is that after editing an icon (I made nothing
> else) and saving, the .exe file grew from 790 kB to 3,972,078 kB (!) and
> when trying to launch it (64 bit Windows 7) I get the error "not a valid
> Win32 application".
>
> If you take this error report seriously, and would like to reproduce it,
> the .exe file that was corrupted was "zeus.exe" (ver. 3.97c) as downloaded
> from here:
>
> http://www.zeusedit.com/download.html
>
> Of course I have a backup of the original file. If you want me to, I could
> mail you a copy of it, as well as the corrupted file.
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Post by jussij » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:04 am

The single biggest whart of Zeus is, in my humble opinion, the ugly icon embedded in "zeus.exe".

:lol:
That program corrupted the .exe file, and made it grow from 790 kB to 3,972,078 kB (!!!).

I suspect the tool is not able to read the exe file because the exe is packed and protected, but to get around this is very easy ;)

To make all the Zeus associated files look like Notepad files just run this little bit of registry script:

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ZeusDocument\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\Windows\\Notepad.exe"
Now there will be no sign of the Zeus icon inside of Windows Explorer ;)

You can also also a Windows shell32.dll icon by setting the default value of the DefaultIcon to be somthing like this:

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%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-44
You can use this icon image link to figure out which shell32.dll icon index matches which icon image.

Cheers Jussi

kleist
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Post by kleist » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:18 pm

The icon for "Xidicone Zeus Document" files displayed by Windows Explorer looks just fine.

I was referring to the icon shown in the taskbar and in the Start Menu. It contains the text "ZEUS" and "32", and three differently colored balls on a squared game board /"Go?"/).

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