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#1 heimberg

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Posted 06 May 2006 - 01:19 PM

I noticed a new icon on my taskbar shaped like a shield with an exclamation sign. It informs me of automatic updates ready to install. with 2 options express install and custom install.
I am quite sure that it is Spyware. My computer is very slow and browsing takes forever, some previous sites are not accessiible.

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#2 KoanYorel

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Posted 06 May 2006 - 02:04 PM

That yellow shield with the exclamation point in it is for the official Windows Automatic Updates program.

But, if you think you are infected with spyware, malware, etc, you might follow the instructions/directions at this link
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#3 heimberg

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 10:57 AM

I don't think that this is a Microsoft update. The installer window has no ID. My window updates are automatic. It's a look-a-like with bad results:
slow browsing
incomplete pages etc.
None of the suggested programs (Spy bot., Ad-aware) which are installed on my system can find it.

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 01:39 PM

Well, you could try this idea: Turn off automatic updates by going to
Start > Control Panel > Security Center
Scroll down until you see Automatic Updates. Click on it. Choose Turn off Automatic Updates. Click Apply and OK.
Now you should see a red shield with a white X through it in near your clock. It should look like this:

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If the yellow shield appears now then it is definetly not from Microsoft. Let us know what happens.
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#5 heimberg

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 10:37 AM

Using suggested procedure got rid of the nuisance. Browser however is still extremely slow and still has problems completing pages.

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 11:55 AM

Try jgweed's
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