Hi. I have just gotten rid of the XP Anti-Spyware 2011 rogue as indicated in here
. However, there seems to be still one problem regarding the Automatic Updates for Windows Security Center. The red shield with a white x appears on the lower-right taskbar as Windows Security Alerts.
In Windows Security Center, the Automatic Updates is set to off. Turning on Automatic Updates displays the message "We're sorry. The Security Center could not change your Automatic Updates settings. To try to change these settings yourself, go to System in in Control Panel. On the automatic updates tab, select Automatic (recommended), and then click ok." Following the above instructions only led me to find that the setting is already on Automatic (recommended).
I've looked up the problem to see how to resolve the issue and found out I need to reconfigure the Automatic Updates and the Background Intelligent Transfer Service under Services. The Automatic Updates does not appear in the list of services. The Background Intelligent Transfer Service has its status started but the startup type is "manual", which should be "automatic." Changing it to "automatic" will only make it revert to "manual" after restarting.
I'm thinking there's a registry key that hasn't been fixed and it's showing the alert icon and that the security center is reading "off" when I think it should be "on" as indicated in the automatic updates tab of the System Properties.
I would appreciate the help in fixing this issue. Thanks.