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Windows security alerts

When i start my computer i get a message that automatic updates is turned off.  I have to click the box and its irritating.......when i update i get a black screen that says my windows is not legitamate.  i restore my computer back and have been ignoring this for some time.

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If you have an pirated version of windowsxp don't turn update feature on, go to contrel panel , open security center, on the left side of the resources, the last heading is change the way security centre alerts me, click on it uncheck all, your problem will be solved
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Windows security center will not turn on


The role of the Security Center component in Windows is to notify you of security-related events.

Generally, the Security Center will prompt you when one of your security programs is out of date or disabled.


If this component is disabled, Windows will no longer be able to alert you of these events. Additionally, if disabled, you will be presented with the option to turn it back on.


If you receive a message that states it cannot be started after pressing the "Turn on now" button, you must enable the dependency service.

Press the "Windows" and "R" keys simultaneously on your keyboard.


Type "Services.msc" in the Run box and click "OK."


This loads the Windows services tool.

Double-click "Security Center" to load the properties for this service.


Click the "Startup type" drop-down menu and change from "Disabled" to "Automatic." Press the "Apply" button to save the change.


The service will automatically start the next time you load your computer.

You may force the service to start without rebooting, by pressing the "Start" button.


You should now be able to press the "Turn on now" button in the Security Center without error.


Hope this helps




Nov 03, 2012 | ASUS Computers & Internet

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Disable Security Center Popup Notifications in Windows Vista


If you decide to turn off automatic updates, you’ll be annoyed to death with popup messages from the Security Center that tell you to “Check your computer security” or “Check your Firewall status” if you disabled the firewall. It’s a good thing you can turn those messages off.
Before we begin: I’d definitely recommend keeping the firewall enabled at all times.
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To disable the popup messages shown above, right-click on the little red shield icon and choose Open Security Center from the menu. You could also open Security Center from the start menu.
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Click the link for “Change the way Security Center alerts me”
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Now you’ll see a dialog with three choices. Choose the bottom one if you don’t want the notifications anymore.
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on Jun 09, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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My computer is running slow


In order to optimize your computer performance, follow the instructions given below.
1. Delete all of the temporary files.

a. Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type temp(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton left hand side corner, once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue if required), Click Edit at the top in the menu bar, click Select All, Right Click on Mouse and hit Delete. This would delete all of the temporary files.Note:in Window Vista and Window 7, Menu bar would appear by hitting Alt key.

b. Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type %temp%(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton left hand side corner, once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue if required), Click Edit at the top in the menu bar, click Select All, Right Click on Mouse and hit Delete. This would delete all of the temporary files.

c.Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type prefetch(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton left hand side corner,once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue if required), Click Edit at the top in the menu bar, click Select All, Right Click on Mouse and hit Delete. This would delete all of the temporary files.

2.Run Disk Cleanup to free up wasted space.Click Start, click My Computer, right click C drive and click Properties. Now, click Disk Cleanup. It will delete all of the useless temporary files.If it ask to click Next, click Next.

3. Run Disk check.Disk Check program is used to check and clean any errors on your computer and keep it running smoothly.
How to run Disk Check:Click Start, click My Computer.Right-click on C drive, click Properties.Now, click the tab, Tools. In the Error-Checking section, click the Check Now. Also, check both of the check boxes: Automatically fix file system error and scan for and attemp bad recovery of bad sectors.
Now, You will see a message box that says you can schedule the disk check to start the next time you restart your computer. Click Yes. The next time you restart your computer, it will automatically run through a disk check before displaying your login screen. After the disk check finishes, Windows will automatically bring you to your login screen.Note: Check Disk can take more than an hour to check and clean errors on your computer.

4.Defragment Your ComputerTo arrange the files in a sequential manner, it is recommended to defragment the hard drive. Click Start, click My Computer, right-click Local Disk, aclick Properties.Now, the Tools tab, click Defragment Now. Now, Click first hard disk, click Defragment.Note: Disk Defragment may take long time like 30-40 minute to complete.

5.Stop Programs from running at the startup.
As soon as you restart the computer a number of programs load themselves at the startup and you will be able to see them at the bottom right-hand side corner. In order to stop some of the programs (except security software and programs which you use immediately after starting up your computer) to load itself automatically, please follow these steps.
Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type msconfig(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton once you click Start),hit Enter, (hit Continue if required)You will see System Configuration Utility. Click Startup at the top right hand side corner. Now,uncheck the items which you want to stop to load automatically.Now, click Apply and then click OK or Close. Click 'Exit without restart'Now, you have to delete the startup from registry.Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type regedit(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton left hand side corner, once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue if required),.Now, scroll up to the top and click Computer, rigth-click it and click Export and save it as file name say backup on the desktop.
In order to remove startup from the registry go the following locations:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSharedToolsMSConfigstartupfolder
Right click startupfolder and click Delete.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftShared ToolsMSConfigstartupreg
Right click startupreg and click Delete.
Restart your computer.

6.Uninstall the useless programs(like gaming softwares, unnecessary toolbars like my web search, myfreeze toolbar)Click Start, click Control Panel, Click Add or Remove programs(Programs and Features or Programs in Window Vista and Window 7),you will see a list of the programs. Click on the programs, you want to uninstall and click Remove(Uninstall in Window Vista and Window 7).

7.Scan the computer with good antimalware, antispyware, antivirus.
http://malwarebytes.org/http://superantispyware.com/

8.Update the drivers on the computer.Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type devmgmt.msc(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton left hand side corner, once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue if required).Right click the device, click Properties.Click Driver tab, and click Update Driver.Follow the on screen instructions to complete update.

9.Upgrade RAMWindows can run slow if you do not have enough RAM.Many newer operating systems and programs use more RAM when they are running.How to check RAM.Click Start, right click My Computer, click Properties. You will see the RAM mentioned her.You should have at least 1 Gb(2 GB would be even more better)RAM.

10.Update Windows
Windows XP:Click Start, click Control Panel,Click Performance and Maintenance, Click System, click Automatic Updates tabclick Turn automatic updating on and click install updates.
Windows Vista:Click Start, click Control Panel, click System and Maintenance,click Windows Update,click Turn automatic updating on and click install updates.

on Apr 06, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Viruses


To remove a computer virus and other malicious software, follow these steps:

Install the latest updates from Microsoft Update:
  1. For Windows Vista and Windows 7:
    1. Click the Pearl (Start) button, then type Windows Update in the search box.
    2. In the results area, click Windows Update.
    3. Click Check for Updates.
    4. Follow the instructions to download and install the latest Windows Updates.
  2. For Windows XP:
    1. Click Start, then click Run.
    2. Type sysdm.cpl and press the Enter key.
    3. Click the Automatic Updates tab and choose the Automatic (recommended)option.
    4. Click OK.
Use the Microsoft Safety Scanner

Microsoft offers a free online tool that will scan and remove potential threats from your computer. To perform the scan, visit: http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/

Install and run Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft offers a free malicious removal program; Microsoft Security Essentials that will also help protect your computer from being infected. To install Microsoft Security Essentials, follow the steps below:
  1. Go to the Microsoft Security Essentials website at:http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
  2. Click Download Now.
  3. If your browser prompts you to save or run the file, click Run.
  4. Follow the steps to install Microsoft Security Essentials.
  5. After installation, restart your computer and open Microsoft Security Essentials.
  6. On the Home tab, choose the Full scan option, and then click Scan now.
For more information about how to remove a computer virus, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/viruses/remove.mspx
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Sep 08, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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How to disable automatic updates on XP windows?


To turn on Automatic Updates yourself, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type sysdm.cpl, and then press ENTER.
  2. Click the Automatic Updates tab, and then click to select one of the following options. We recommend that you select the Automatic (recommended) Automatically download recommended updates for my computer and install them option.
    • Automatic (recommended) Automatically download recommended updates for my computer and install them

      If you select this option, Windows recognizes when you are online and uses your Internet connection to find updates on the Windows Update Web site or on the Microsoft Update Web site that apply to your computer. Updates are downloaded automatically in the background, and you are not notified or interrupted during this process. An icon appears in the notification area of your taskbar when the updates are being downloaded. You can point to the icon to view the download status. When the download is complete, you receive another message in the notification area so that you can review the updates that are scheduled for installation.
      • Click to select the day and time for scheduled updates to download and install. You can schedule Automatic Updates for any time of day. However, your computer must be on at the scheduled time for updates to be installed.
      • You can choose to install the updates as soon as they are finished downloading. To do this, click the download message (or update icon), and then click Install. If you choose not to install the updates when they finish downloading, Windows starts the installation on your set schedule.
    • Download updates for me, but let me choose when to install them

      If you select this option, Windows recognizes when you are online and uses your Internet connection to automatically download updates from the Windows Update Web site or from the Microsoft Update Web site. An icon appears in the notification area of your taskbar when the updates are being downloaded. You can point to the icon to view the download status. When the download is complete, you receive another message in the notification area so that you can review the updates that are scheduled for installation.
      • When you want to install the downloaded update, click the message (or update icon), and then click Install to install the update.
      • If you do not want to install a downloaded update, click Details, and then click to clear the check box next to that update to decline it.
    • Notify me but don't automatically download or install them

      If you select this option, Windows recognizes when you are online and uses your Internet connection to search for downloads from the Windows Update Web site or from the Microsoft Update Web site. An Automatic Updates icon and message appear in the notification area of your taskbar when new updates are available to download or to install.
      • Click the icon or message to view the updates. If you do not want to download a selected update, click to clear the check box next to that update to decline it. Click Start Download to download the selected updates. The Automatic Updates icon remains in the notification area of your taskbar while the updates are being downloaded. You can point to the icon to view the download status.
      • When the download is complete, you receive another message in the notification area stating that the updates are ready to install. Click the Automatic Updates icon or the message, and then click Install to install the updates.
  3. Click OK.
For more information about how to schedule Automatic Updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 327838 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/327838/ ) How to schedule automatic updates in Windows XP, Windows 2000, or Windows Server 2003

Jun 16, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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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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on Dec 03, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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In my windows secutiry center it says that its turned off everytime i start the computer it says my computer may be at risk to turn it back on ''click here'' so i click it and then a box pops up blah...


In windows security center you have the:"Change the way Security Center alerts me" ior you can disable the security center. Folow this link to find out how: http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/02/08/disable-or-turn-off-windows-xp-security-center-permanently/

Oct 06, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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My service pack is 3


Try this. I had problems with SP3 also.

Removing Security update for Windows XP KB917422

You must first disable the updates; otherwise as soon as you remove the update and reboot your computer, the update will automatically reload.

To disable the updates:

· Left Click on Start.
· Left Click on Control Panel.
· Left Click on Security center.
· Left Click on Automatic Updates located at the bottom of the pop-up screen.
· Select either Notify me but…or Turn off Automatic updates. (You may choose the one that you prefer).
· Left Click on OK.

To remove the update:

· Left Click on Start.
· Left Click on Control Panel.
· Left Click on ADD/REMOVE programs.
· Check (√) the “Show Updates” box at the top of the pop-up screen.
· Scroll down and look for “Security Update for Windows XP (KB917422)”
· Left click on this update.
· Left Click on remove.
· Continue following the prompts such as Next and Finish to remove the update.

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Uninstalled SP3 to get mouse to work.


Right click on my computer, click properties, click on Automatic Updates and select Turn Off Automatic Updates.

Open Control Panel, open Security Center. Then click on Change the way Security Center alerts me, Uncheck all three check boxes.

And now see if your problem cures

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Vista... I am getting a message that I have a security problem. How do I correct this when Norton Protection Center is not detecting this and is up to date


Security alerts on Windows Vista Monitors the following :

  • Anti -virus status
  • Anti - Malware Status
  • Windows Firewall
  • Automatic Updates
  • User Account Control
  • Automatic updates
Make sure that all of those are up to date and enabled, if one of those on the list is not enabled or up to date, Windows Will give you a warning that there is a security problem on the computer. Go to control panel and go to the security center settings to check :

**Note : If you see a fake alert like the image below, it is an infection and you need to remove it :

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Use this tool to remove the infection. Click the link and download malwarebytes anti malware. Install and do a complete scan on the system.

http://www.download.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html




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