Solved How is something updating in the background?

July 1, 2014 at 18:27:04
Specs: Windows 7
I have reset everything that I can on my computer to discontinue any and all updates, Windows was the first. I discovered that even though you shut down Windows Automatic updates, some Microsoft updates continue to update in the background.

Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Update Running in the background. Used 124.5 MB, there was no other activity while this was updating. I have a picture of the actual download but there's no where here to upload it!


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July 4, 2014 at 14:31:48
Re #5
I think response #1 was a suggested place to upload your images so that we could go there and see it.

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#1
July 1, 2014 at 18:41:11
You could use Imgur:

http://imgur.com/

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#2
July 1, 2014 at 22:50:34
Java could be updating in the background. Adobe flash could be updating in the background, your anti virus could be updating in the background...etc, are you incredibly low on resources or just mindful of everything in and out?

To err is human but to really screw things up, you need a computer!


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#3
July 2, 2014 at 19:05:23
When I say "ALL" I mean "ALL" are disabled!

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#4
July 2, 2014 at 19:16:24
My Bad, except for Microsoft Explorer which is embedded in Windows and see's everything that you do on your computer. I haven't used IE in years yet it logs all of the locations that I visit on the Internet by design, including Java. I disabled that years ago but it still shows up as installed on all of my Software logs.

I'm just mindful of everything in and out? That's how I found out that things were still updating in the background. Bill Gates allow us to use Windows even though we pay for it but he still controls it, otherwise my choice of Browsers wouldn't have to operate through Internet Explorer! I discovered today that there are many files on your computer that denies access to anyone other than MS, including your Antivirus Programs...


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#5
July 2, 2014 at 19:23:44
Excuse me NT56erbx , but what does this... You could use Imgur: http://imgur.com/ have to do with my problem?

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July 2, 2014 at 19:42:01
"I have a picture of the actual download but there's no where here to upload it!"

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#7
July 2, 2014 at 19:43:32
Just note Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer are two completely different applications. Windows Explorer is Window's file viewing interface.

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July 4, 2014 at 14:31:48
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Re #5
I think response #1 was a suggested place to upload your images so that we could go there and see it.

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July 8, 2014 at 21:51:16
Derek, thank you for the information but I'm not familiar with the site and mostly I see pictures of people and animals etc.. The image I referred to is a Snip of my actual VZW Access manager showing some personal but not critical information that I prefer not to upload to an Internet site, I know nothing about! I was willing to upload it to this forum, Thanks!

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#10
July 9, 2014 at 14:28:41
Do you by any chance use Microsoft Security Essentials? The reason I ask is that although I am set to not get MS Updates, my MS Windows Defender (same meat different gravy on Win 8.1) still updates just the same.

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#11
July 9, 2014 at 20:05:51
No, I do not use Microsoft Security Essentials, But I use WD on Win 7. I'm sorry to say that I found at least four programs that run in the background from Microsoft Corporation. I used a program that I downloaded and scanned my computer. I knew that something was running and it had to be resetting Microsoft Updates somehow. As soon as I find out which program it was I will update you on the name!

I downloaded several different software programs that suppose to show you what is running on your computer, and this on did exactly what it said it would do. All of these Microsoft programs works in the background, and runs without any authorization from the owner or Administrator.

The check boxes are checked and greyed out so that they can't be edited by you. but you can see enough so that you can actually go to the location and disable them. Since I've done this the background downloads have ceased. More later...



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#12
July 19, 2014 at 01:24:14
Hello Derek

I'm not going to get too excited just yet... but I believe that I've found the monster and disabled it!

First I located Microsoft Security Essentials, I had already disabled it, but I completely removed it from my computer and wiped the remnants with Revo Uninstaller and CClean.

Then I did the following:
services - Windows Update (wuauserv) Startup Type set to: Disabled

Stop The Service... Then set it to Disabled.

Yesterday after I set this up, I logged on to the Internet and was connected for 4:53:39 sec and used only 26.6 MB of DATA! I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium. Today it has been the same results so far... I've been connected for 58:58 sec and I've used only 4.2 MB and I'm still connected.

Go to your services and locate this service, click on it and read the info in the left hand box or double click the service and read it all it pop-up, Let me know your results.


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#13
July 24, 2014 at 14:54:57
Sorry about delay, for some reason I was not alerted to your #12.

Re-your last line. I'm wondering why you were asking or if I am understanding you correctly. Whatever this is what I have:

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Enables the detection, download, and installation of updates for Windows and other programs. If this service is disabled, users of this computer will not be able to use Windows Update or its automatic updating feature, and programs will not be able to use the Windows Update Agent (WUA) API.
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It is about what I expected. If this service is disabled it stops Windows Updates. Any more news about your issue?

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#14
July 24, 2014 at 17:01:22
"It is about what I expected. If this service is disabled it stops Windows Updates. Any more news about your issue?" Not Just Windows Updates all programs automatic updates

My problem has been solved, yesterday I was logged on for 1:38.09 and only used 31.5 MB of Data as opposed to the 125.0 MB that was being used upon my log-on and mystery updates to the Internet daily. Now when I log-on less that 1 MB is being used! I discovered that there are many programs that update in the background, one being Spybot Search & Destroy. Also there a windows program that updates aside from the regular updates... Control Panel System & Security Updates were the culprits.


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#15
July 24, 2014 at 17:37:50
With most programs you can choose whether they update automatically or are done manually. Whatever, thanks for letting us know the current situation and glad to hear it is working out for you.

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