Hang on. I think you're being a little harsh.
In the OP he expressed doubts about installing this program. That's the reason for the thread. When you asked what he wants to do, he replied "I'd like to be able to remove the shortcut arrows from desktop icons"
Now if that can be done by a straightforward and safe registry edit, (I'm afraid I can't follow the quotation BatBoy gave as I don't see a link to the source containing the picture), what's the problem? Many registry tweaks are published, and no doubt thousands per day applied with no downside.