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Old 14-02-2009
Join Date: Feb 2006
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Windows with Security Alert

At each change of page, appears the window "Security Alert", it returns 4 / 5 times in a row, while I authorize the opening, and this problem occurs every days from now, in parallel with the impossibility to open Outlook and the new Live Messenger, which I uninstalled, but that does not solve anything for it. I would like to know how to remove the windows alert, so that it appears more systematic.

Thank you for your help
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Old 14-02-2009
Join Date: Dec 2007
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Re: Windows with Security Alert

How to remove "Windows Security Alert" Popup with Adware Away

Description of Adware.WindowsSecurityAlertPopup
This malware displays a fake "Windows Security Alert" pop-up and a fake "Windows Antivirus" balloon from Windows toolbar at system tray area. When you click on the popup, it will redirect you to download some rogue program "SpyDawn" , "SpyLocked" or "VirusProtectPro".

Instructions to remove Adware.WindowsSecurityAlertPopup

1. Exit all IE browser ( close all internet explorer windows )
2. Launch Adware Away
3. Click "Scan" button at bottom ( Do a global scan )
4. After the scan is finished, click 'Next' button to fix what it finds
5. Click "Specialized Remover" in left panel
6. Click "Next" button at bottom ( Run all specialized remover )
7. After it is finished, restart Windows.
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Old 14-02-2009
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 459
Re: Windows with Security Alert

In Windows Vista and Windows XP, whenever user disable an important security setting, a Security Center Alert icon will be displayed on the notification area at the taskbar (used to call system tray where the clock resides) with a warning message. The alert trigger events include the following:
  1. Disable Windows Firewall.
  2. Disable antivirus program.
  3. Do not install or uninstall anti-virus.
  4. Outdated virus definition and signature.
  5. Disable Automatic updates.
  6. Turf off User Account Control.
  7. Computer requires to restart after applying hotfix or update.

These security concerns is relatively minor and can be safely dismissed, especially if the issue is purposely or intentionally done. In this case, the WSC Alerts icon and message can be turned off so that the system no longer will trigger notification when a problem occurred.
  1. If you can see the Security Center shield icon in the notification area, simply double click on the icon to open Windows Security Center. Else, click on Windows Start button, select Control Panel, and then Windows Security Center.
  2. Click on ?Change the way Security Center alerts me? link in the left pane in Windows Vista. In Windows XP, it?s located under Resources section.
  3. In Windows Vista, choose either ?Don?t notify me, but display the icon? or ?Don?t notify me and don?t display the icon? option, with later as complete disable of all Security Center Alerts.

In Windows XP, a Alert Settings dialog box will appear. Clear the Firewall, Automatic Updates, and/or Virus Protection check boxes to disable the respective component?s alert, and then click OK.
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Old 14-02-2009
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Re: Windows with Security Alert

There is a line on the security window that says: change the way security
alerts me.

Uncheck everything.
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