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KenH

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I have windows XP. In the message notification area (lower right part of screen) I have a yellow icon shaped like a shield that says "Updates are ready for your computer. Click here to install these updates" when I hover over the icon. I don't think this is from MS. How can I delete it?
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jmoney3457

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hi ken, would you b able to post a screenshot of the offending icon?
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The only way I can figure out to do it is by psting into Word and attaching that file.

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hmm that yellow shield icon looks like a legit XP security icon, however, since i cant make them all out.. have you gone to the malware forum & ran the recommended scans/tools ken?
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I ran all the malware/spyware stuff, downloaded a couple of MS updates, rebooted the computer, and the icon is now gone.
Thanks for the assistance.
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Hi KenH...

The yellow shield is a legitimate Mcrosoft icon telling you that either updates are being downloaded or that updates a ready to be installed on your machine. You are seeing this because you have Automatic Update enabled on your machine.

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