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Windows 7: Your Location Has Been Accessed

13 Feb 2010   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Your Location Has Been Accessed

On the right side of the Task Bar next to the Flag Icon there is a Triange. There is an icon in it that has just appeared. It says "My Location Has Been Accessed". I am not sure what that means. I had just ran Windows Update before I noticed it. Can someone fill me in on what this means? Thanks,


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17 Sep 2011   #2
HairyScot

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
"your location has been accessed"

I get the same thing periodically.
What does it mean?
Is it a problem?
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17 Sep 2011   #3
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Screen shot? I bet it is a third-party program like Google Desktop.
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17 Sep 2011   #4
HairyScot

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Screen shot? I bet it is a third-party program like Google Desktop.
It's definitely Windows.
Don't have an example of the actual Icon and message at the moment, but it contains a link to the Event Viewer which shows the info in the attached screen shot.
There may be no problem but it is annoying to have this popping up at intervals.


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18 Sep 2011   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

@Harry,
The photo is rather impossible to read.

You will find that making a snippet with the snipping tool to be the preferred approach.

Snipping Tool
How to use the Snipping Tool in Vista and Windows 7
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18 Sep 2011   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
On the right side of the Task Bar next to the Flag Icon there is a Triange. There is an icon in it that has just appeared. It says "My Location Has Been Accessed". I am not sure what that means. I had just ran Windows Update before I noticed it. Can someone fill me in on what this means? Thanks,
I've never seen the message. I also have a clean system and use Microsoft Security Essentials, and use Firefox with the NoScript add-on.

If it was my system then i would:
Immediately change all of my passwords,
run a full scan by MalwareBytes (link in my sig).
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18 Sep 2011   #7
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

As mentioned, Google Desktop.
Could also possibly be something like a Google Weather Gadget.
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18 Sep 2011   #8
HairyScot

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Shot of System Tray

This is what I see in the system tray.

The ICON is the second from left on top row.

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18 Sep 2011   #9
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

I saw this on Windows 8 when I opened the weather application. Something is using your location and is updating information regularly
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18 Sep 2011   #10
HairyScot

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
@Harry,
The photo is rather impossible to read.

You will find that making a snippet with the snipping tool to be the preferred approach.

Snipping Tool
How to use the Snipping Tool in Vista and Windows 7
If you double click on the photo you will get an enlarged and readable version.

Thanks for the tip about the snipping tool.

I think it may be related to the Windows "Weather Gadget" which I started using recently.
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