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  1. #1


    rob Guest

    "Windows is downloading updates"

    I have been using Vista Ultimate for several months. Today I see a new
    icon.

    It is a small light blue parallelogram encircled by a yellow arrow
    (swoosh?) down at the lower right (Taskbar?).

    When I "mouse over" this icon the words "Windows is downloading
    updates (17% complete)" appears in a pop-up box.

    Left clicking or right clicking on this icon only turns off the pop-up
    box (no options are offered and no other action occurs) and the icon
    remains.

    How do I determine what is being downloaded here? The % complete is
    going up about 1% every 20 minutes or so (dialup). Must be something
    big and important?

    Just curious, thanks,

    Robin

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  2. #2


    DP Guest

    Re: "Windows is downloading updates"

    It's doing what it's saying it's doing, downloading updates (to Vista).




    "rob" <rwier@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:5505f5d0-2f2d-412f-9356-57b03f98b231@xxxxxx

    >I have been using Vista Ultimate for several months. Today I see a new
    > icon.
    >
    > It is a small light blue parallelogram encircled by a yellow arrow
    > (swoosh?) down at the lower right (Taskbar?).
    >
    > When I "mouse over" this icon the words "Windows is downloading
    > updates (17% complete)" appears in a pop-up box.
    >
    > Left clicking or right clicking on this icon only turns off the pop-up
    > box (no options are offered and no other action occurs) and the icon
    > remains.
    >
    > How do I determine what is being downloaded here? The % complete is
    > going up about 1% every 20 minutes or so (dialup). Must be something
    > big and important?
    >
    > Just curious, thanks,
    >
    > Robin

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Ronald Lett Guest

    Re: "Windows is downloading updates"

    That sounds like the correct icon for Windows Update. If you want to control
    updates manually, go to the Start orb and type "Windows Update" and press
    Enter.

    "rob" <rwier@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:5505f5d0-2f2d-412f-9356-57b03f98b231@xxxxxx

    > I have been using Vista Ultimate for several months. Today I see a new
    > icon.
    >
    > It is a small light blue parallelogram encircled by a yellow arrow
    > (swoosh?) down at the lower right (Taskbar?).
    >
    > When I "mouse over" this icon the words "Windows is downloading
    > updates (17% complete)" appears in a pop-up box.
    >
    > Left clicking or right clicking on this icon only turns off the pop-up
    > box (no options are offered and no other action occurs) and the icon
    > remains.
    >
    > How do I determine what is being downloaded here? The % complete is
    > going up about 1% every 20 minutes or so (dialup). Must be something
    > big and important?
    >
    > Just curious, thanks,
    >
    > Robin

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Re: "Windows is downloading updates"

    i could be wrong but this sounds like i could be a worm/ad ware or similar
    it sound similar to the 1 my mum had not so long ago (cant quite remember what it was called) and the only way to remove it was to run smitfraudfix however i do believe that this program is not supported on vista.... although i could be wrong

    i wouldn't worry too much as it will just most likely sit there making you panic so as to go buy a fake scanner to remove it but in turn it will apply more junk fake malware to your system

    to help us fully understand your problem it would be great if you could state any other alerts it might give you

    in the mean time you could try running spybot search and destroy, ccleaner and try the following link
    Smitfraud/Rogue Antispyware Removal for Vista users - CastleCopsWiki

    there is also ad-aware SE but it is now no longer supported by lavasoft

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