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Posted 05 June 2013 - 10:19 AM
Aargh my PC still whirrs away sometimes with the working light staying on for around 25 minutes even though I've ticked "Don't auto-download or install new updates" via the XP Control Panel.
It's annoying because it slows down whatever else I'm doing on the PC, and whirrs away even when I'm not connected to the net.
Maybe it's nothing to do with updates, so is there any way I can find out what it's doing?
Here's a shot of part of the ctrl-alt-del Task Manager screen during a 'whirring episode' but i don't know how to interpret it to hopefully pin down what's going on, what do you think?
Posted 05 June 2013 - 11:06 AM
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Posted 05 June 2013 - 05:04 PM
Looks like it's your anti-virus AVG updating. Not Windows. I don't have AVG so I don't know how to change the update profile for your Anti-Virus. If it's the free version it looks like you have two options. Daily or weekly.
Thanks, it seems AVG Free overides my XP "no auto-updates" setting and starts updating whenever it feels like it on a daily basis, what cheek!
I've searched AVG's 'update Help' but can't see any option to switch it off or set a weekly schedule, so I'm thinking of uninstalling it which should stop it once and for all, and switching to another Anti-V brand.
Posted 05 June 2013 - 05:45 PM
Or uninstall it if you want and select another from HERE, These are free.
Posted 05 June 2013 - 05:46 PM
From AVG sites FAQ area -
Program update schedule
If you want to modify/disable AVG program update schedule you can do it this way:
Posted 05 June 2013 - 11:21 PM
Thanks guys I'll try setting the download time of day to teatime so the updates will hopefully auto-download while i'm off having my tea and crumpets.
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