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win10 downloading updates while wifi off??

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#1 circe801


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Posted 26 June 2016 - 09:22 AM

i have noticed that i can put my laptop to sleep (therefore, wifi is off), and when i wake it back up, there are magically new downloaded updates, sometimes requiring a restart.  other times, a notification will pop up that says, "updates were installed".  HOW does this happen on a sleeping pc??  thanks!!

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#2 RolandJS


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Posted 26 June 2016 - 09:34 AM

Either your ethernet [hard-wire] is always on, and/or, your Power Options have WakeUp on Lan [well, that's what my Windows 7 calls it].

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#3 Condobloke


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Posted 26 June 2016 - 04:05 PM

And you were under the impression that only you had access to your pc...?....nah...mr msft says otherwise....


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Posted 26 June 2016 - 05:18 PM


Im a rookie and purely recreational pc user. Im utterly obsessed with security (even though I consider myself a safe and law-abiding internet user!) and run a combo of the following freeware security suites.....

Windows Defender/firewall

Regular scans with Malwarebytes, AdwCleaner, JRT, HitmanPro




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