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To Remove ?Your Computer Might Be At Risk? Message from your computer tray

Continuing our HOW TO series,we’ll look at how to remove ‘Your Computer Might Be At Risk’ alerts coming up in the tray icon on Windows XP based PCs.
If you disable/turn off the default ‘Windows Firewall’ or if you turn off Automatic Updates(Not Recommended) or if you don’t have any updated anti-virus program running on your Windows XP based computer,you would see some annoying message/alert coming at the tray icon of your PC.
It is actually intended to alert the user,however many PC users find it annoying.
So follow the below points to turn it off.
Navigate to Start>Settings>Control Panel>Security Center
Once you’ve launched the security center,look at the left hand side of the window.
Look for the ‘Change the way security center alerts me’ under ‘Resources’ tab.
Uncheck all the options to completely turn off the security center alerts.That’s all,You’re done.
Note:However,it is Always highly recommended to turn on your firewall/automatic updates and update your anti-virus program.
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my safe to remove icon has dissappeared how can re install it please


Which operating system ?????????

The system tray in Windows XP is the right side of the small blue bar at the bottom of the screen that houses the clock and a few other small icons. You can add icons to the system tray for ease of access, including the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon, which allows you to easily remove hardware from your computer.

Turn on the Windows XP computer and right-click the taskbar. Select "Properties" from the menu that appears. Check "Hide Inactive Icons", then select "Customize" A new window appears with all of the icons currently on the system tray, along with icons also for some programs that don't appear on the tray. Click next to the icon "Safely Remove Hardware," then check the box "Always Show". Click "Apply". Safely Remove Hardware Icon?
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Mar 13, 2013 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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Have Windows XP. Recently when starting up get windows alert from task bar that my PC maybe at risk since no firewall found. My virus software does not have a firewall , but Windows does and it is enabled. Any suggestions, or is this not a problem?


If you are getting this message alert "Your PC maybe at risk no firewall is found" than you do not have worry about anything unless you have a very sensitive information in your PC and you are aware of a threat that emerged before.
Most of the intrusion in PCs occur through Mal ware (Viruses) and if you have a good anti virus installed and it is updated than you do not have to worry about anything. Windows firewall can cause problems with many software communication with internet like download and upload of data. One recent problem that I have found is with download and installation of Adobe Air. The Windows firewall offers problems in this.

I hope I have answered your question.

Aug 13, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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My computer is loaded with adware and spyware. Is there a free program to eliminate it? Thank you


Hello there:
Yes there are several free programs out there
go to malwarebytes antimalware and download it
this is a adware and malware removal tool and it is totally free
microsoft live has a free removal tool also
avg is a nother one that will take care of malware and adware plus any viruses it may encounter ok
hope all ofthis helps
best regards michael


Jul 08, 2010 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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your system may beat risk


Hi,

Click on the icon in side tray, it should tell you why your stem is at risk. You may fix this errors.

you can also disable the windows security center service. After that windows security center will stop to give alert to you.

Thanks.
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Jun 06, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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