I’m here to tell you our icon has no connection with “The Lord of the Rings”. :->
We have received Vista Beta 2 feedback that the icon is confusing and isn’t consistent with the rest of the Windows Security Center, etc. We are throwing around ideas how to make this experience better and easier to understand for the end-user.
This new icon would appear in the “notification area”, just like the old one did. The “shield” notion would move into the bubble message to help emphasize the healthy/unhealthy state:
The icon, and the bubbles, should only appear when your health state changes from healthy to un-healthy (and hopefully back to healthy).
Let us know what you think.
Jeff Sigman [MSFT]
NAP Release Manager
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