Yellow Download Shield

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Yellow Download Shield

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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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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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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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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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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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oh yeah, thanks!

i forgot to turn it back on, lol!

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I haven't turned mine on for 7 years now. Never had a problem.

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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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