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Yellow Download Shield

Postby bermbits » 15 Aug 2007, 12:35

I have such a shield in my bottom right corner with the message: "Downloading Updates: 0%." Clicking on it does nothing. Do you think a simple restart will make it do something (or disappear)? Thanks.
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Re: Yellow Download Shield

Postby bermbits » 15 Aug 2007, 20:38

I have a conflict somewhere - the message is now 90 percent loaded. It's taking waaayyy too long, but I guess the problem has resolved itself.
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Re: Yellow Download Shield

Postby Yogi » 15 Aug 2007, 21:14

This week Microsoft released a boatload of security updates - 26MB worth on my machine. If you have your computer set to do that in the background, then it will take a long time to complete. I think if you RIGHT CLICK the shield, you will be able to see the progress bar and details of what updates are being installed.
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Re: Yellow Download Shield

Postby bermbits » 21 Aug 2007, 20:20

That MS download was it, but it took waaay too long - I think there's a slowdown with the AV, but I have gotten used to it.
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Re: Yellow Download Shield

Postby Yogi » 21 Aug 2007, 22:33

That is one argument I have against AV software. It adversely affects performance of your computer. You can turn it off manually if you are doing a big download.
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Re: Yellow Download Shield

Postby pilvikki » 22 Aug 2007, 19:58

oh yeah, thanks!

i forgot to turn it back on, lol!
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Re: Yellow Download Shield

Postby Yogi » 22 Aug 2007, 22:00

I haven't turned mine on for 7 years now. Never had a problem.
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Re: Yellow Download Shield

Postby pilvikki » 22 Aug 2007, 22:09

in my early days of puting, silja found 7 copies of the snowhite and 7 dwarves in loki. no, i'm not kidding, but none of them had been activated. [that would have been 49 dwarves...]

i get soooo much stuff sent to me that i have to carry some sort of AV or i'd be sunk.
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