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grizzly

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something is trying to download an update to my pc as we speak. i don't have any idea what or who it is. it won't let me click or double click or right click on it. it's icon is yellow and shaped like a shield with a black exclamation point in the middle. it is moving very slowly. the balloon

i have norton and windows updates. but neither of those will download anything without letting me know first. this first appeared while downloading Nero or when i was at the IBM site (not sure which)

does anyone know what or who this is? i have no idea what to do at this point. i can't get rid of it.

task manager has these things moving at the time of the download:

csrss.exe
lsass.exe
lxbfbmon.exe
svchost.exe
explorer.exe

thanks
 
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The items running in the background all seem to check out - all MS based except for lxbfbmon.exe which is related to your printer ( I think ) Lexmark?
 

llsee

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If you have upgraded to SP2, the little yellow shield is caused by the Windows Update Function. It means that there are Windows security updates available that you have either not downloaded or have downloaded and not installed. In the Windows security center in the control panel, you have checked either "Download updates for me, but let me choose when to install them" or "Notify me, but don't automatically download..."

If you have automatic updates fully enabled, you would see a green shield with a check mark. If the automatic update function is fully disabled, there would be a red shield with an X in it.
 

grizzly

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i understand. thank you.

what i don't understand is, why?, if i picked "notify me first to download AND when to install, why would they start without letting me know? I haven't downloaded anything and haven't not installed anything. i attribute it to a windows glitch or what another person said once on this forum "windows intermittent features".

thanks
 
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