I have recently noticed that my windows update icon is in the system tray and when i click it does nothing. It shows that it is 0% downloaded. It does not go away when i restart the computer either. I try to keep up with the security updates because the security forum says its a good idea. With the help of this web site I am trying to learn how to keep my computer clean of viruses and other adware stuff. I recently downloaded PERL for a class that I am taking. I have zone alarm, and pop-up stopper. I also have noticed alot of programs on the list in zone alarm that were not there. THey are restricted to acess the internet but I don't really know what they are and where they cam from. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I have: Windows XP Professional 2002
Compaq 1200 Laptop. 2001