Why does Windows XP tell me software that has been installed for a while is new?

by on November 30, 2010

Q: Over the last number of months my OS (XP) says that I have installed new programs. The problem is that the programs highlited are ones that have been on the computer for a while. This time it was probably about 80% of the programs showing as new. What could be causing this? I’m pretty sure I have some security issues. Any suggestions?


One Response to “Why does Windows XP tell me software that has been installed for a while is new?”
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    It’s just a minor bug with Windows XP, there really isn’t anything you can do about it. It is no way indicative that your computer has been hacked, or is infected with viruses, spyware or malware.

    If you don’t have any security software on your computer I always suggest http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/