Many users want to upgrade Windows to the latest version so that they frequently check their Windows for updates. Because by updating the Windows to the latest version, all the apps work smoothly and most of the time users get rid of the errors that they are facing in the previous version.
Sometimes by checking for the Windows update again and again, users can see the Red Exclamation Mark on the Windows update icon. When the Red Exclamation Mark shows on the update icon it’s mean that something is wrong with your update or some files are corrupt that’s why facing this sign on the update icon.
So most of you want to know what is the meaning of this and how to get rid of Red Exclamation Mark from the Windows icon.
What is Red Exclamation Mark?
The Red Exclamation Mark means that you need to update your Windows as early as possible. Sometimes you guys do some changes with the security settings on Windows. Most of the people change security settings while installing third-party apps. That is the main cause that users are facing this Red Exclamation Mark on the Windows update icon.
So in that case, we must upgrade the Windows to the latest version so that users can solve this issue. By updating to the latest version, all the security settings of Windows go to normal.
How To Get Rid of Red Exclamation Mark?
1. Install Updates To Latest Version
Lots of users normally set to download the Windows updates automatically. But some of the time Windows ask for your permission to install the updates. It mostly happens when some important updates need to install on Windows and needs your permission to continue.
So if you see the Red Exclamation Mark on the Windows update icon then you need to download the updates manually. To do that follow the below steps.
- Press the Start.
- Then click on the Settings.
- Now select the Update and Security option.
- From there click on Download option.
- Now, wait to complete the downloading process.
After you have successfully download the updates then install it and the Red Exclamation Mark will go away from the Windows update icon.
2. Delete Windows Updates Blocker
There are many users that use the third party Windows blockers apps so that they can stop the Windows updates. One of the biggest reasons for the Red Exclamation Mark is that software.
So you need to remove this program from your PC so that Windows gets regular updates for Windows. Below we will show the settings that will help you to remove Windows Updates Blocker from Windows.
- First of all, press Windows + R keys.
- Then type in control.exe and click on OK.
- Click on the Programs and Features option.
- Now select the Windows Update Blocker program and uninstall it from there completely.
- Simply right-click on the program and select Uninstall.
- At last Restart the PC.
After a restart, follow the first method and install the Windows to the latest version and get rid of the Red Exclamation Mark from the Windows update icon.
We hope that with the help of the methods mentioned above, users can fix Red Exclamation Mark from the Windows Update icon. If you have any suggestions or want to ask a question then leave a comment in the comment section below.