windows automatic update

Dell / Dimension 4600i...
February 23, 2010 at 05:06:58
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2.992 GHz / 510 MB
Hi, woundering if someone could help with this thing. I understand it has something to do with automatic updates, however, even though i continously kill the process (via task manager or process explorer) is still keeps coming back on and slowing my pc right down. The part i cant understand is that automatic updates is turned off. Do i have some sort of virus that hasnt been detected by a deep system scan?


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February 23, 2010 at 07:10:32
Try disabling the 'service' that's required for automatic updates
to work - Windows shouldn't be able to override that:
This is a workaround rather than a fix, but it should have the desired effect:

Start >> Run
Type services.msc and press Enter
Find 'Automatic Updates' in the list and double-click it.
Click the 'Stop' button if it's not greyed out.
If it's greyed out, just ignore that step.
Set 'Startup type' to Disabled
Click 'OK'

If you decide you want to have AU turned on at a later date you'll
need to reset the service back to 'Automatic' using the same
method as above.

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