XP mysterious messages

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January 16, 2009 at 00:50:31
Specs: winxp pro, duocore 2.8GH/2GB
When I start an XP session, I am getting two messages sprouting from the bar along the bottom of the screen
1. a little message informing me that I have files waiting to be burned onto a CD.

2. I have no computer firewall and should activate the XP protecction.

As for 1. I have no files waiting to be burned, in fact I haven't burned a CD in the last few months.
(CDburnerXP is my prog)

Where can the message be coming from?

2. the xp firewall activation message + the automatic updates nag are fine but there must be somewhere to switch them off.

As for becoming infected personally I feel it only happens when you visit knotty sites, something I would never do. Well I do have to make exceptions now and again... :-))
Even so AGS does a good job of finding Trojans and running once a week adaware +spybot to keep the system clean... this way the benefits are I'm not limited by the firewall.

The automatic updates offered by MS are a mixed blessing.
I once accepted service pack sp3... wow. I have several technical programs that stopped working. Took a long time to get back to service pack 2.

But I have gone off at a tangent. Could anyone please point the way to getting rid of my two start up messages?

Bye and thanks

Fred



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#1
January 16, 2009 at 04:46:19
Go to Control Panel and click the Security Center icon. When that opens you will see an option to Change the way security center alerts me. Click on that and uncheck the boxes you want. As far as the items to burn message goes. Click the balloon and see what files are ready to burn. If you see them in the window, highlight them and delete them.

Keep Smiling
It makes them think you're up to something...


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#2
January 16, 2009 at 07:29:47
For Q1, Open Windows Explorer.
Navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\CD Burning\
Delete all files in this folder.

For Q2, Start > Run. Type, "services.msc" (without quotes/not case-sensitive), click, "OK".
Once the services applet is populated, scroll down to "Security Center", right-click and select "Properties".
In the resulting window, under the "General" tab, change the "Startup Type" (about mid-page) to "Disabled".
Reboot, and enjoy.

Here's a link to a step-by-step, illustrated instructional webpage.

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.


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#3
January 16, 2009 at 08:05:42
Thank you both Sci-guy and grasshopper.,

I've got rid of the windows security nag as you both told me.
I also followed the balloon CD message but the folder is empty.

Still I'm a balloon less which is good.

Bye and thanks to you all.

Fred.


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#4
January 16, 2009 at 23:13:45
Fred, Have you tried start/run and then msconfig?
You may see the cd burner app on startup, just uncheck it and reboot....did that work for you?

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#5
January 17, 2009 at 02:36:22
Thank you XPuser4real.
The link to the page with ani-rubbish software you gave is
very good.
I tried once zone alarm. but obviously I'm not tech enough to use the program.
I gave up because once the program
detects and chucks you off the internet..... I couldn't get back short of uninstalling zonealarm.
So for the average nerd too
difficult.
Yes I went to C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local
Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\CD Burning\ It was empty except
for an entry E_

Looking also as you advised at the startup list, there is nothing shown as CD burning. But anyway, I'll try the firewall you like and see if it is easier to use.
Bye and many
thanks Fred


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#6
January 19, 2009 at 00:22:31
Thanks Fred for posting back. Good luck with the firewall

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