Restart Reminders Don't Stop
I am using Internet Security 2015 on Windows 8.1 Pro.
I keep getting this popup constantly (see attachment), like every hour or so for I don't know how many days:
"Reminder: You need to restart your system to complete the product update. Would you like to restart your computer now? [ Yes | Remind me later ]"
First: I rarely reboot my computer. I don't want my computer to be restarted unless it's absolutely essential for functionality. If I really need to restart, I really need to restart when it's convenient for me. One reminder popup is so more than enough. I got the message.
Second: popups are of the devil. If I am doing anything important and a popup appears I am going to turn green and smash the computer. You don't want me to get angry. So, this popup thing, you guys have a problem with that because I've had to complain about annoying popups in the past, specifically those offers to upgrade my already paid-for license. You really need like a supersoaker or a stack of cream pies or can of snakes in your meeting room for anyone who suggests a popup for any reason.
Third, I don't think this popup message is legitimate. I already restarted my computer today specifically to stop these messages and I've gotten this popup at least three times since then, but my UI is just reporting "YOU ARE PROTECTED: This system is safe". There is nothing in the UI that indicates a restart is required. If my computer is not protected because a restart is required, the tray icon and the UI should be telling me my system is not protected.
I'm not complaining because I got this popup three times, I'm complaining because I got it once after I already went to the trouble of restarting to stop these annoying popups and I'm busy and it's New Year's Eve.
While I'm at this, this isn't directly your popup, but on my office computer, sometimes when cloud security updates, Windows throws up a popup telling me I have no firewall. That's right Microsoft, I have no firewall, thanks for interrupting my work. And thank you Bitdefender for reminding me that I have to restart my computer every hour.