That should be nothing to worry about. Those are just Spybot telling you that XP SP2's Security Center monitoring and notifications have been altered from how they were set when SP2 was first installed.
Security Center is designed to do two things
1. Let you know if you aren't running an antivirus or firewall and monitor the ones you have along with Automatic updates.
2. Notify you if updates are available and if there are problems with your antivirus and/orfirewall.
Well, the Security Center (SC) doesn't work too well as far as I've seen insofaras recognizing the antivirus and firewall you may prefer to run. It is supposed to recognize them and monitor. But if it doesn't recognize your program, you can click the "Recommendations" button and tell SC that you will monitor that program yourself. When you do that you set the relevant Override registry key to Dword=1.
For notifications, if you set Security Center to not
notify you of new updates and problems, the registry value will be changed for DisableNotify keys.
So you need to open Security Center and check to see if anything has been changed. If it's been changed from how you had it set you probably have some malware on your system. You can open Security Center from the Control Panel. To check the notification status click the link in the left hand column that says Change the way Security Center alerts me
Set this like you want it. But even if the settings in the Security Center have been changed by you Spybot is going to notify you that the registry was changed from the defaults. It's really kind of confusing, especially since it lists the value as zero (what the default value was originally in the registry) instead of 1, which is what it has actually been changed to.
So if SC is like you want it, after scanning with Spybot, right click on those entries it finds and choose ignore
and it won't worry you any more about it.
Kat, I had a bit of trouble getting the Automatic Updates turned off completely when I had to reinstall windose & SP2. I belive it quit buggin me when I turned off the notification--that little link is hard to see. Edit:
Sorry, Kat, just reread your post. If the alerts are bugging you about your antivirus, tell SC that you'll monitor your AV yourself AND turn off notifications for it. Just make sure you keep your AV updated yourself and reboot after making any changes to SC. Personally, I have everything turned off, notfications and monitoring, except for notification of problems with the firewall settings.