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I just formatted my computer and I noticed sometimes there is a little sign in my taskbar saying "some program is seeing your location"
Should I be worried? I haven't downloaded anything but Chrome,Steam,Some game from the windows store,And I am downloading a game on steam Right now.
My computer came with McAfee so is that related? Thanks to everyone!
 
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Hello @idunno,
Is this the sign that you are seeing in Windows 10?
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There might be some programs that came with Windows that are trying to access your location like Cortana or the Weather app.
If you do not want your Windows 10 device to reveal your location, you can disable this option. To do this go to Settings > Privacy > Location.

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Hello @idunno,
Is this the sign that you are seeing in Windows 10?
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There might be some programs that came with Windows that are trying to access your location like Cortana or the Weather app.
If you do not want your Windows 10 device to reveal your location, you can disable this option. To do this go to Settings > Privacy > Location.

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Yeah! and Thanks! I will look out for that and update the post if I see it again!

Many thanks!