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See if freeware is checking for updates

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by NRA_guy, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. NRA_guy

    NRA_guy Unreconstructed

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    You might check to see if some software is scheduling updates more often than you wish.

    One way I found AdAware and Google doing it was by checking Start-->Control Panel-->Scheduled Tasks.

    AdAware was checking 4 times every day for updates.

    Google was checking daily.

    I do not run the Google toolbar so I am not sure what that was about.

    I run Windows XP.
     
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    You should uninstall the google toolbar. It's a resource hog and completely useless.