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Windows Update always running even after updating

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#1 TipTap


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 09:03 AM

System: 8.1; Avast antivirus; Windows firewall

My level of computer skill: fairly low


I used WUSU offline to install updates because Windows Update was blocked for months (stuck on checking for updates). Running WUSU offline worked and it cleared the Windows Update blockage, whatever it was. Then I ran Windows Update normally 3 times.


8 updates failed to install. All were listed as "optional" or "recommended," none as important.


I've set Windows Update to check automatically for updates but let me choose to download them.


PROBLEM? What perplexes me is that in the task manager I see that Windows Update is still running constantly in the background, even though my system is up to date. CPU and disk usage seem normal though. Ran Malwarebytes and Avast, nothing found


Is this something I need to worry about? Should I stop updates in the task manager? Should I turn off automatic updates and run it weekly?



P.S. WUSU offline worked when dozens of other solutions failed. Highly recommend this if your update is stuck on searching.

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