Saturday, July 16, 2005

How to disable Security Alert icon reminders popping up





Overview:-Security Center alerts users to protect their computers against a variety of security risks.The Security icon pops up in the system tray and reminds us regularly about security related vulnerabilities. e.g. the anti-virus software has not been updated or the firewall is not configured properly,or the automatic update is not on or not configured properly.But if one wants to get rid of this icon and constant reminders he/she can do the following:-

Resolution:-
Start>Run>Regedit>Ok
Now navigate to the following key:-
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center
Highlight Security Center and you will find the following entries as default (the default value data is zero):- Click the following image to get an enlarge view:-
Now right click on each item and select 'Modify' Change the value Change the Value Data from zero to one.Close the registry editor and restart the computer.

2 comments:

Amey Abhyankar. said...

Fantastic. This is something technical way by goin at registry.
And my suggested simple way is to clear those check boxes which prompts the warning again..Good work Mr.Sengupta !


Regards,
Amey Abhyankar.

Amey Abhyankar said...

I strongly recommand all Windows XP users to apply Service pack 2.
You dont need third party firewall
. Because Security centre gives you
firewall which was known as "ICS" formerly .

Regards,
Amey Abhyankar.