help with browser dowmolads

October 29, 2012 at 07:11:40
Specs: Windows XP
how can I tell what sites my browser is presently connected to?
(like downloading a software update in the background)

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October 29, 2012 at 07:44:03
if you are updating from within an application, or downloading Windows automatic updates, that doesn't use your web browser at all.

Your web browser is connected to any website for which a tabbed-page is open. As soon as you close all tabs for a given website, you are no longer connected to it.

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October 29, 2012 at 07:53:06
Thanks for the reply.

Maybe I should ask a different ( yet similar ) question.

How can I see where I am connecting to?

I live in dial-up hell and when surfing flash will do an update and my 1kbs turns to .03kbs. I want to see what is going on in the background slowing things down. Please don't suggest and 5Tb software downloads, actually 100kb is painful,


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October 29, 2012 at 13:26:22
Consider disabling automatic updates for a while then taking them manually one at a time. This includes those from Windows, Java, and Flash. You should be able to disable other program updates too - often it is an option. Might be best try your AV updates first because you won't want to risk being without them for long. When you find the culprit(s) it "might" be feasible to keep it (them) on manual updates.

I got fed up with Windows interrupting with updates, so the only auto-update I have is for my virus checker. I now get the rest, including Flash, when I want to (about once a week for non-AV security programs). With XP, most Windows updates are on the second Tuesday of the month.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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