Windows Essential Update Icon Appearing in Notification Tray on Task Bar

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Sam, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. Sam

    Sam Guest

    I have a Dell Studio XPS 9100 computer with Windows 7 Prof (SP1) with
    current MS security updates. I also have MS Security Essentials and
    Malwarebytes Pro installed on the computer. If I remember correctly (a bit
    foggy), initially I did not all install all of the MS Essential Programs,
    primarily the Windows Live Mail.

    I noticed this morning there was a new icon in the notification tray, and
    when placing the mouse pointer on it, it said the following: Windows
    Essential Update Available. If I left click on the Icon, a dialog box
    appears on the desktop, asking if I want to make changes to the computer,
    with either Yes or No. So far, I have selected the No command.

    I ran a scan with the MS Security Essentials and Malwarebytes Pro programs
    and nothing was noted. The Icon in the notification may have been there for
    more than a few days.

    Any suggestions and thoughts would be very much appreciated, Sam.
     
    Sam, Feb 27, 2014
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  2. Sam

    StephenB Guest

    It is a legitimate update to Windows Essentials (formerly Windows Live
    Essentials) to repalce the SkyDrive branding with the OneDrive branding. When
    the installer opens, you can de-select any of the programs you hadn't previously
    installed and they won't install. Any programs you had installed will update.
    -steve

    "Sam" <> wrote:

    >I have a Dell Studio XPS 9100 computer with Windows 7 Prof (SP1) with
    >current MS security updates. I also have MS Security Essentials and
    >Malwarebytes Pro installed on the computer. If I remember correctly (a bit
    >foggy), initially I did not all install all of the MS Essential Programs,
    >primarily the Windows Live Mail.
    >
    >I noticed this morning there was a new icon in the notification tray, and
    >when placing the mouse pointer on it, it said the following: Windows
    >Essential Update Available. If I left click on the Icon, a dialog box
    >appears on the desktop, asking if I want to make changes to the computer,
    >with either Yes or No. So far, I have selected the No command.
    >
    >I ran a scan with the MS Security Essentials and Malwarebytes Pro programs
    >and nothing was noted. The Icon in the notification may have been there for
    >more than a few days.
    >
    >Any suggestions and thoughts would be very much appreciated, Sam.

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    Stephen Boots
    Microsoft MVP
     
    StephenB, Feb 28, 2014
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  3. Sam

    Sam Guest

    StephenB, many thanks for the clarification. Sam



    "StephenB" wrote in message
    news:...

    It is a legitimate update to Windows Essentials (formerly Windows Live
    Essentials) to repalce the SkyDrive branding with the OneDrive branding.
    When
    the installer opens, you can de-select any of the programs you hadn't
    previously
    installed and they won't install. Any programs you had installed will
    update.
    -steve

    "Sam" <> wrote:

    >I have a Dell Studio XPS 9100 computer with Windows 7 Prof (SP1) with
    >current MS security updates. I also have MS Security Essentials and
    >Malwarebytes Pro installed on the computer. If I remember correctly (a bit
    >foggy), initially I did not all install all of the MS Essential Programs,
    >primarily the Windows Live Mail.
    >
    >I noticed this morning there was a new icon in the notification tray, and
    >when placing the mouse pointer on it, it said the following: Windows
    >Essential Update Available. If I left click on the Icon, a dialog box
    >appears on the desktop, asking if I want to make changes to the computer,
    >with either Yes or No. So far, I have selected the No command.
    >
    >I ran a scan with the MS Security Essentials and Malwarebytes Pro programs
    >and nothing was noted. The Icon in the notification may have been there
    >for
    >more than a few days.
    >
    >Any suggestions and thoughts would be very much appreciated, Sam.

    --
    Stephen Boots
    Microsoft MVP
     
    Sam, Mar 1, 2014
    #3
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