How to Restore the Animated Internet Explorer Logo

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SUMMARY

This article describes how to restore the animated Internet Explorer logo if it has been changed by your Internet service provider (ISP).

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Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

When you browse the Internet with Internet Explorer, the animated logo in the upper-right corner of the window spins, indicating that activity is taking place. Your ISP can customize this logo by using Microsoft Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK). For example, MSN, The Microsoft Network, version 2.5 replaces the animated Internet Explorer logo with an MSN logo.

NOTE: Your ISP may also customize the animated Internet Explorer logo in other programs such as Microsoft Outlook Express.

To restore the animated Internet Explorer logo, delete the BrandBitmap and SmBrandBitmap string values under the following registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
After you make this change, quit Registry Editor and restart your computer.

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Article ID: 176713 - Last Review: May 7, 2007 - Revision: 3.4
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
    • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
    • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
    • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
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