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    Automatic Updates (XP Home SP-2 +)

    I don't have a clue what's going on, but I'm now getting 3, 4, and even 5 "Automatic Updates" every day where they used to come maybe once a week. Could it possibly be my computer, or has Microsoft (and/or maybe Norton) gone over the edge?

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    Re: Automatic Updates (XP Home SP-2 +)

    Lefty,
    Probably the easiest way to find something out about these Auto Updates, is to disable the Automatic Updates features on Windows and Norton and any other program that may have AU. See if it quiets down, and then enable one at a time to see if it starts up again.

    My money is on Norton but this should give you a clue.
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    Re: Automatic Updates (XP Home SP-2 +)

    Hi Bob, thanks for the quick response. You're probably correct that Norton provides the majority of the updates, but I can remember with the exact same settings getting only about one update every week or so. I wonder why I need several every day? I didn't want to disable the update downloading; I was just curious if anyone else noticed the extreem increase in updates. Also I was trying to be reassured that my computer was not the only one in the world that was experiencing this.

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    Re: Automatic Updates (XP Home SP-2 +)

    >>just curious if anyone else noticed the extreem increase in updates.

    To answer that one, No, I have not noticed any increase in updates, in fact I was thinking there was a noticeable lack of updates lately. Maybe you are getting them all? <img src=/S/bummer.gif border=0 alt=bummer width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Automatic Updates (XP Home SP-2 +)

    BTW, I wasn't suggesting that you permanently disable the updates, just for a brief time to determine just WHERE they were coming from then re-enabling them as you wanted.
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    Re: Automatic Updates (XP Home SP-2 +)

    Thanks for the input Bob. Yeah, I know you weren't suggesting that I disable the updates. Norton is controlling all my computer's updates through its "Protection Center." I've been doing updates pretty much the same way for a few years now, and only in the past couple of months have I noticed this drastic surge in updates. I agree with you that Norton probably accounts for the majority of these updates, but I sure can remember when even the AV definitions updates were only once a week or so. Now they are more like rapid fire. Anyway, it's not a problem but merely a curiosity. Thanks again.

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