How can I check what softwares is trying to auto-update?

Lisa Santika Onggrid August 25, 2012
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I’d like to see which installed software are attempting to  auto-update/connecting to the internet/using my Internet connection so I can turn them off. I check and update my software manually and I don’t want anything to choke my already slow Internet connection. How to do it?

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  1. Anonymous
    November 1, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    NetBalancer is the Software to show which software is Auto updating You can download Netbalancer in http://seriousbit.com/netbalancer/ . It has also option for blocking Data usage

  2. 573d1210d64cc82ed1979188e3b9622a
    September 8, 2012 at 5:27 pm
  3. mrm528581
    August 26, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    http://www.updatefreezer.org/ is a good one to try.

  4. Erlis Dhima
    August 25, 2012 at 10:56 am

    What Bruce said, it's a good way!
    But you can also open task manager (alt+ctrl+delete), and go to processes, and see if there is any that has the word update... (I've found some of them and terminated them, since they made my computer slow...)

    • Lisa Santika Onggrid
      August 25, 2012 at 12:50 pm

      I do that everytime. It's tiring to check task manager everytime I connect to the internet, that's why I want to see which ones are the culprit and disable them all.
      I agree. They bloated the system.
      Yeah, Bruce's idea is very good.

      • Erlis Dhima
        August 25, 2012 at 8:40 pm

        I see!
        Also forgot to tell you something else..
        After checking the processes that use auto update, follow this steps:
        1. Terminate them. (But be cautious, so you don't terminate an important one. And try to remember it's name..)
        2. Go to start & type: "msconfig.exe"
        3. Once opened, go to services, and disable the ones that slow down your connection! (Those you terminated before with task manager)
        4. Once finished, click ok, and restart!

        Hope this helps!

  5. ha14
    August 25, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Update Freezer
    http://www.updatefreezer.org/

    try to see with Net Balancer which connections
    http://seriousbit.com/netbalancer/

    • Lisa Santika Onggrid
      August 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm

      That UpdateFreezer sounds good. Thank you!

  6. Aditya Roy
    August 25, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Use a firewall and 'deny' any other applications except your browsers and ims.

    • Lisa Santika Onggrid
      August 25, 2012 at 7:50 am

      Oh my, why didn't I think of that before?
      Thanks a lot!

    • Lisa Santika Onggrid
      August 25, 2012 at 12:48 pm

      Wow, why didn't I think of that before?
      Thanks!

  7. Bruce Epper
    August 25, 2012 at 1:20 am

    Click on the Start orb and type 'perfmon /res' and press Enter. Click on the Network tab in the Resource Monitor. The section 'Processes with Network Activity' shows all of the running programs that are currently connected to the Internet or are listening on a network port.

    • Lisa Santika Onggrid
      August 25, 2012 at 7:50 am

      Thanks, but I don't see 'Network' tab. The available options are 'System Monitor' and 'Performance Logs and Alerts'.

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