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There is this shield in the tray on the right hand end of my task bar that
says that updates are ready for your computer, click here to install.
Well, I don't want to install them and I would like to get rid of the shield
so I won't hit it accidentally.
There is also a security alert shield I would like to get rid of.
How do I do that?
Thanks,
Ken
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Ken-> wrote:
    > There is this shield in the tray on the right hand end of my task bar that
    > says that updates are ready for your computer, click here to install.
    > Well, I don't want to install them and I would like to get rid of the shield
    > so I won't hit it accidentally.
    > There is also a security alert shield I would like to get rid of.
    > How do I do that?
    > Thanks,
    > Ken
    >
    >
    Those updates are from Microsoft and you should load them.
    Most have to do with making your PC more secure. The only
    ones that you really need are the ones marked as critical.

    Changes to the way the system alerts you can be made in
    the Security Center.

    gls858
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Critical updates are being downloaded in the background while you are
    online. These normally would be installed as suggested by the message. It
    means Microsoft has issued updates to fix vulnerabilities to your system. I
    suggest that you go ahead and install them.

    --
    Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
    "Ken->" <handsaw AT comcast DOT net.spicedham> wrote in message
    news:P7GdnUVSn43UDHDcRVn-1w@comcast.com...
    > There is this shield in the tray on the right hand end of my task bar that
    > says that updates are ready for your computer, click here to install.
    > Well, I don't want to install them and I would like to get rid of the
    > shield so I won't hit it accidentally.
    > There is also a security alert shield I would like to get rid of.
    > How do I do that?
    > Thanks,
    > Ken
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    "gls858" <gls858@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:uCeq0Gb$EHA.3372@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > Ken-> wrote:
    > > There is this shield in the tray on the right hand end of my task
    bar that
    > > says that updates are ready for your computer, click here to
    install.
    > > Well, I don't want to install them and I would like to get rid of
    the shield
    > > so I won't hit it accidentally.
    > > There is also a security alert shield I would like to get rid of.
    > > How do I do that?
    > > Thanks,
    > > Ken
    > >
    > >
    > Those updates are from Microsoft and you should load them.
    > Most have to do with making your PC more secure. The only
    > ones that you really need are the ones marked as critical.
    >
    > Changes to the way the system alerts you can be made in
    > the Security Center.
    >
    > gls858

    I believe that you can right-click on the shield and there will be a
    properties option.
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    > There is this shield in the tray on the right hand end of my task bar
    > that says that updates are ready for your computer, click here to
    > install. Well, I don't want to install them and I would like to get rid of
    > the
    > shield so I won't hit it accidentally.
    > There is also a security alert shield I would like to get rid of.
    > How do I do that?
    > Thanks,
    > Ken

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    To get rid of the message, change your system to automatically install.
    Start> Control Panel> Automatic Updates> check Automatic (recommended) and
    set the frequency to Every day and the time to some convenient time when
    your computer is on. Both of my computers have had this setting for the past
    three years with no problems. Our Computer Club's 28 Windows XP computers
    also have the same settings.

    Keep the spyware and viruses off the computer and there will be few
    problems.

    "Ken->" <handsaw AT comcast DOT net.spicedham> wrote in message
    news:P7GdnUVSn43UDHDcRVn-1w@comcast.com...
    > There is this shield in the tray on the right hand end of my task bar that
    > says that updates are ready for your computer, click here to install.
    > Well, I don't want to install them and I would like to get rid of the
    > shield so I won't hit it accidentally.
    > There is also a security alert shield I would like to get rid of.
    > How do I do that?
    > Thanks,
    > Ken
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Right clicking on the shield brings up a dialog to either install
    automatically or manually. At least there is a cancel button, but no option
    to hide the icon.
    All of you are recommending that I just go ahead in install this stuff. The
    dialog I get when I right click says that I'm going to have to accept
    another end user license for one of the updates. I just kind of resent
    Microsoft putting stuff on my machine without my permission. I don't know
    that it is mal-ware, but it might be. I doubt that they would put anything
    on my machine to make it malfunction, but they must already have some
    spyware on my machine to know that it needs updating.
    gls858 said that "most" have to do with making your PC more secure, but what
    are the others for?
    I'm sorry this sounds like a rant against Microsoft. Actually, if I was
    really sorry I could just not post it :-)
    Ken

    "bxb7668" <bxb7668@somewhere.nocom> wrote in message
    news:eYOJPSb$EHA.612@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > "gls858" <gls858@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:uCeq0Gb$EHA.3372@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    >> Ken-> wrote:
    >> > There is this shield in the tray on the right hand end of my task
    > bar that
    >> > says that updates are ready for your computer, click here to
    > install.
    >> > Well, I don't want to install them and I would like to get rid of
    > the shield
    >> > so I won't hit it accidentally.
    >> > There is also a security alert shield I would like to get rid of.
    >> > How do I do that?
    >> > Thanks,
    >> > Ken
    >> >
    >> >
    >> Those updates are from Microsoft and you should load them.
    >> Most have to do with making your PC more secure. The only
    >> ones that you really need are the ones marked as critical.
    >>
    >> Changes to the way the system alerts you can be made in
    >> the Security Center.
    >>
    >> gls858
    >
    > I believe that you can right-click on the shield and there will be a
    > properties option.
    >
    >
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Chuck,
    Thanks for the path to the Automatic Updates. There is just the button I
    was looking for there, but I may change my attitude after seeing nobody say
    it is a bad idea to use the automatic updates.
    Thanks,
    Ken

    "Chuck Davis" <newsgroup at anthemwebs dot com> wrote in message
    news:Ovkz4Md$EHA.2012@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > To get rid of the message, change your system to automatically install.
    > Start> Control Panel> Automatic Updates> check Automatic (recommended) and
    > set the frequency to Every day and the time to some convenient time when
    > your computer is on. Both of my computers have had this setting for the
    > past three years with no problems. Our Computer Club's 28 Windows XP
    > computers also have the same settings.
    >
    > Keep the spyware and viruses off the computer and there will be few
    > problems.
    >
    > "Ken->" <handsaw AT comcast DOT net.spicedham> wrote in message
    > news:P7GdnUVSn43UDHDcRVn-1w@comcast.com...
    >> There is this shield in the tray on the right hand end of my task bar
    >> that says that updates are ready for your computer, click here to
    >> install.
    >> Well, I don't want to install them and I would like to get rid of the
    >> shield so I won't hit it accidentally.
    >> There is also a security alert shield I would like to get rid of.
    >> How do I do that?
    >> Thanks,
    >> Ken
    >>
    >
    >
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Ken-> wrote:
    > Right clicking on the shield brings up a dialog to either install
    > automatically or manually. At least there is a cancel button, but no option
    > to hide the icon.
    > All of you are recommending that I just go ahead in install this stuff. The
    > dialog I get when I right click says that I'm going to have to accept
    > another end user license for one of the updates. I just kind of resent
    > Microsoft putting stuff on my machine without my permission. I don't know
    > that it is mal-ware, but it might be. I doubt that they would put anything
    > on my machine to make it malfunction, but they must already have some
    > spyware on my machine to know that it needs updating.
    > gls858 said that "most" have to do with making your PC more secure, but what
    > are the others for?
    > I'm sorry this sounds like a rant against Microsoft. Actually, if I was
    > really sorry I could just not post it :-)
    > Ken
    >
    > "bxb7668" <bxb7668@somewhere.nocom> wrote in message
    > news:eYOJPSb$EHA.612@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >
    >>"gls858" <gls858@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>news:uCeq0Gb$EHA.3372@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >>>Ken-> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>There is this shield in the tray on the right hand end of my task
    >>
    >>bar that
    >>
    >>>>says that updates are ready for your computer, click here to
    >>
    >>install.
    >>
    >>>>Well, I don't want to install them and I would like to get rid of
    >>
    >>the shield
    >>
    >>>>so I won't hit it accidentally.
    >>>>There is also a security alert shield I would like to get rid of.
    >>>>How do I do that?
    >>>>Thanks,
    >>>>Ken
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>Those updates are from Microsoft and you should load them.
    >>>Most have to do with making your PC more secure. The only
    >>>ones that you really need are the ones marked as critical.
    >>>
    >>>Changes to the way the system alerts you can be made in
    >>>the Security Center.
    >>>
    >>>gls858
    >>
    >>I believe that you can right-click on the shield and there will be a
    >>properties option.
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
    >
    Open IE and go to tools > windows update. This will take you to
    Microsoft's update page. It will check to see what updates your
    system needs and then list them. Once they are listed a short
    explanation will show with a link to more detailed info.
    This will allow you to see what is being updated and decide
    if you want to load it or not. I load the critical updates.
    I look at the other updates and decide if they apply to my
    situation and load as necessary.I NEVER load their driver updates.

    Updating your system will help keep it secure. I would be much
    more concerned about what might happen if I don't load the updates
    than if I do.

    gls858
  9. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    It should be noted, only updates that fall into the "critical update"
    category at Windows Update are pushed to user systems using the auto-update
    feature.

    That said and I've done this a long time, if you have a fairly generic
    system, I've never run into a problem as a result of auto-update. If you
    have a system with a lot of unusual hardware and software or an OEM system
    with a lot of their own customized applets, etc. you can run into a lot of
    trouble

    --
    Michael Solomon MS-MVP
    Windows Shell/User
    Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
    DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/

    "Ken->" <handsaw AT comcast DOT net.spicedham> wrote in message
    news:XoidnUNXlc_Q8XPcRVn-sQ@comcast.com...
    > Chuck,
    > Thanks for the path to the Automatic Updates. There is just the button I
    > was looking for there, but I may change my attitude after seeing nobody
    > say it is a bad idea to use the automatic updates.
    > Thanks,
    > Ken
    >
    > "Chuck Davis" <newsgroup at anthemwebs dot com> wrote in message
    > news:Ovkz4Md$EHA.2012@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >> To get rid of the message, change your system to automatically install.
    >> Start> Control Panel> Automatic Updates> check Automatic (recommended)
    >> and set the frequency to Every day and the time to some convenient time
    >> when your computer is on. Both of my computers have had this setting for
    >> the past three years with no problems. Our Computer Club's 28 Windows XP
    >> computers also have the same settings.
    >>
    >> Keep the spyware and viruses off the computer and there will be few
    >> problems.
    >>
    >> "Ken->" <handsaw AT comcast DOT net.spicedham> wrote in message
    >> news:P7GdnUVSn43UDHDcRVn-1w@comcast.com...
    >>> There is this shield in the tray on the right hand end of my task bar
    >>> that says that updates are ready for your computer, click here to
    >>> install.
    >>> Well, I don't want to install them and I would like to get rid of the
    >>> shield so I won't hit it accidentally.
    >>> There is also a security alert shield I would like to get rid of.
    >>> How do I do that?
    >>> Thanks,
    >>> Ken
    >>>
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  10. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    On Wed, 19 Jan 2005 09:05:37 -0500, Ken-> wrote:

    > I doubt that they would put anything
    > on my machine to make it malfunction, but they must already have some
    > spyware on my machine to know that it needs updating.

    It's not spyware. It's a setting. You have automatic updates checking to
    see if anything is available.

    --
    Sharon F
    MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
  11. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Ken, I've had XP nearly 3 years. I also had reservations about updates, but
    have had the "Automatic" setting for about 2 years now, without problem.
    It's also time-saving - done in the background when you're on-line so you
    are not disturbed in your actual work.
    My understanding of "dial-up" is that if you disconnect (not realising a
    background download is taking place) then the download resumes at the point
    it stopped, still in the background. (Same thing if you close a cable
    connection).
    Most updates install silently - some will advise (when installed) that you
    need to re-boot to be effective - you don't have to do so immediately.
    Hope this adds to the reassurances already given. Sincerely, Len

    "Ken->" <handsaw AT comcast DOT net.spicedham> wrote in message
    news:XoidnUNXlc_Q8XPcRVn-sQ@comcast.com...
    > Chuck,
    > Thanks for the path to the Automatic Updates. There is just the button I
    > was looking for there, but I may change my attitude after seeing nobody
    > say it is a bad idea to use the automatic updates.
    > Thanks,
    > Ken
    >
    > "Chuck Davis" <newsgroup at anthemwebs dot com> wrote in message
    > news:Ovkz4Md$EHA.2012@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >> To get rid of the message, change your system to automatically install.
    >> Start> Control Panel> Automatic Updates> check Automatic (recommended)
    >> and set the frequency to Every day and the time to some convenient time
    >> when your computer is on. Both of my computers have had this setting for
    >> the past three years with no problems. Our Computer Club's 28 Windows XP
    >> computers also have the same settings.
    >>
    >> Keep the spyware and viruses off the computer and there will be few
    >> problems.
    >>
    >> "Ken->" <handsaw AT comcast DOT net.spicedham> wrote in message
    >> news:P7GdnUVSn43UDHDcRVn-1w@comcast.com...
    >>> There is this shield in the tray on the right hand end of my task bar
    >>> that says that updates are ready for your computer, click here to
    >>> install.
    >>> Well, I don't want to install them and I would like to get rid of the
    >>> shield so I won't hit it accidentally.
    >>> There is also a security alert shield I would like to get rid of.
    >>> How do I do that?
    >>> Thanks,
    >>> Ken
    >>>
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  12. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Ken,

    You can turn off automatic updaes.
    Start->Control Panel->System and in the popup window that appears select
    "Automatic Update" tab and check the "Turn off Automatic Updates" and click
    "Apply" button. The shield will disapper from the tray.

    Hope this helps.

    Subhash Sharma

    "Ken->" <handsaw AT comcast DOT net.spicedham> wrote in message
    news:P7GdnUVSn43UDHDcRVn-1w@comcast.com...
    > There is this shield in the tray on the right hand end of my task bar that
    > says that updates are ready for your computer, click here to install.
    > Well, I don't want to install them and I would like to get rid of the
    shield
    > so I won't hit it accidentally.
    > There is also a security alert shield I would like to get rid of.
    > How do I do that?
    > Thanks,
    > Ken
    >
    >
  13. Just follow these steps:
    Start->Control Panel->System and in the popup window that appears select
    "Automatic Update" tab and check the "Turn off Automatic Updates" and click
    "Apply" button.
    Then on the tray, you will see again a notification in red armour "Your computer might be at a risk so click here to solve it" Plz DON'T CLICK ON IT AGAIN! Go to control panel again, choose Administrative tools-> Services->Security centre_> double click on Security centre and then stop the security center service! :p You will never get those stupid updates again!! :bounce:
    PS: these days, Microsoft tries to install in our computers an update to verify whether our copy of windows is original or not! If you accidently install it, you are definitly experiencing death! :fou: So to get rid of the risk, follow above steps to turn off updates forever!!!! Don't let Microsoft to impose their garbage in to our computers in the face of security!!! :non:
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