The notifier can be started in several ways:
1) At login (inherits login locale)
2) By updatetool (it is started in the background a few minutes after updatetool
is launched) (inherits updatetool's locale)
3) Manually via updatetool --notifier (inherits the shell's locale)
Given the notifier is presenting its dialog in Spanish - the locale used at
login, the message balloon is probably coming from the notifier process started
when the user logged into the system.
You can use updatetool -n --shutdown to stop all running instances of the
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step-by-step instructions detailing how to reproduce the issue.