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    hi all,
    slight problem was wondering if anyone can help me with it... just recently noticed a sneaky little program called wmpupdate.exe running in the background, which i can only see in task manager...it seems to be auto connecting to the net soon as i turn the computer on...which is ok cause it saves me doing it, but since i noticed it the computer is running slower, and i'd like to be able to close the program and find out what it is... sounds like windows media player update, but i've run that separately with no help..... HELP!!! it just won't go away!!
    dave.

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    Open control panel.

    (if using XPstyle control panel, click on performance and maintenance.)

    Click on System.

    Then click on the automatic updates tab and select Turn off automatic updating. If Service Pack 1 is installed uncheck Keep my computer up to date.

    Click Ok.


    Also look at other Services you can stop from running-this site looks like hell but its safe - http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm

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    Check windows player options do you have once a day check for updates box checked?



    http://www.informit.com/isapi/product_id~%...nt/articlex.asp

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    hmmm. thanks people but no dice... neither options selected anyway, and not listed on web page.. anything else?

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    I thought this was about windows update

    Proof of dislexgia?or just lazy eyes
    my mistake

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    neither options selected anyway,
    Sounds very strange....
    Check if you have it, or anything elseweird listed in your startup programs
    (not startup in task menu bar)

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    Sounds like someones phoning home

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    start>run>msconfig>startup tab> check for wmpupdate.exe on this list, if its not there,

    try: start>run>services.msc>look for windows media update or windows update on this list.

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    ok, ran msconfig and found it, unchecked the box (msconfig kept closing on me,.. very strange, never done that before), restarted and voila there it was back again, relisted in msconfig and running in the background again... mongrel!! am starting to get a bit worried people... btw, looked in services.msc but not there that i could see...

    EDIT - just d/l a program very similar to norton systemworks 2004...go to activate it but something keeps shutting down the program!! what the hells goin on?

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    virus + spy scan

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