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#1 gregoryd


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Posted 09 September 2006 - 06:35 PM

I've had some automatic updates going on for the last few days.
Putting the cursor over the icon tells me nothing.
Today though, the updates are non-stop. As I type this, this machine
is still down loading an update.
I just can't work out how I can see what the download is.
The download icon beside the clock tells me nothing.
I have removed all Norton's stuff including:

How do I SEE what is downloading !

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#2 zemoman


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Posted 09 September 2006 - 11:40 PM

1. Go one google.com and search for something called "security task manager".
2. Download the program and install it on your PC or laptop.
3. After all that open it and look for any updating tasks running and stop or delete them if you like.

Good luck

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 08:02 AM

The Norton updates are absolutely necessary if you are to use Norton and consist of updated definitions files, patches to exploits, and replacements for known problems.

Why would you disable them?

The same is true for Windows Updates of which there were several recently patching known exploits which are currently being used in several malware attacks. Again, why on earth would you want to stop these fro loading?

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 09:09 AM

Are you saying that these tasks have been running constantly for the past few days? If so - that's a problem!

Have you scanned for viruses and spyware using updated definitions?

What does the icon look like that's telling you that it's updating?

Have you rebooted the system since this behavior started?
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