TAZ

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Because I have a pitifully slow internet connection, I leave Windows
Automatic update turned off, and only turn it on when I manually check &
download updates....
The problem is that after I finish downloading & installing any updates, and
I turn the automatic updates off, the Windows Task Manager>>Networking screen
shows that I am still downloading small amounts of information!?
Stopping the Application Layer Gateway Service stops what-ever it is being
downloaded, but is this a suitable solution?

Any help/suggestions would be appreciated.

Note: I'm running Windows XP SP2 with all updates, and use a dialup
connection.
 
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First, I would suggest leaving Windows Automatic Update turned ON, but set to
Notify only (go to Control Panel/Automatic Updates and select the third radio
button down). You will then receive notification of critical updates, but
will retain control over when they are downloaded.
As to the continued activity you see, it looks like simple "handshake"
activity between your modem and your internet portal ['hi, I'm still here',
'oh, good' kinda stuff!]; it will continue burbling away like that as long
as the line remains open.

"Taz" wrote:

> Because I have a pitifully slow internet connection, I leave Windows
> Automatic update turned off, and only turn it on when I manually check &
> download updates....
> The problem is that after I finish downloading & installing any updates, and
> I turn the automatic updates off, the Windows Task Manager>>Networking screen
> shows that I am still downloading small amounts of information!?
> Stopping the Application Layer Gateway Service stops what-ever it is being
> downloaded, but is this a suitable solution?
>
> Any help/suggestions would be appreciated.
>
> Note: I'm running Windows XP SP2 with all updates, and use a dialup
> connection.
 

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Cheers Mike....
.....you've put my mind at ease re: the "handshake" activity, ...and I've set
the Automatic Updates in the manner you suggested.

I'm still not sure why the "handshake" only began after my last download of
updates tho?

Thanks again