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Silly Windows message about protection software

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Anonymous
September 9, 2005 6:57:38 PM

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Hello, All!

After the latest update on booting Windows XP I frequently get
the red shield telling me that protection software is not
installed and telling me to click the balloon to fix the
problem. I always have McAfee virus and firewall installed but
Windows insists on this warning. If I do click the balloon, the
security center opens and closes with a happy computer and no
red shield! If I just ignore things the red shield also goes
away eventually. I certainly would like to be warned if my
protection software was really not installed but I think this
crying "Wolf!" will have its traditional effect. Is there
anything I can do about it?

James Silverton
Potomac, Maryland, USA
Anonymous
September 10, 2005 1:45:25 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

it'll go away in a few days

"James Silverton" <not.jim.silverton.at.erols.com> wrote in message
news:utG%23YBXtFHA.3188@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Hello, All!
>
> After the latest update on booting Windows XP I frequently get the red
> shield telling me that protection software is not installed and telling me
> to click the balloon to fix the problem. I always have McAfee virus and
> firewall installed but Windows insists on this warning. If I do click the
> balloon, the security center opens and closes with a happy computer and no
> red shield! If I just ignore things the red shield also goes away
> eventually. I certainly would like to be warned if my protection software
> was really not installed but I think this crying "Wolf!" will have its
> traditional effect. Is there anything I can do about it?
>
> James Silverton
> Potomac, Maryland, USA
!