I HATE any type of automatic updates.
In fact I hate any kind of internet activity that I did not expressly initiate.
One of the first things I do when I install Window$ is to turn off Automatic Updates. Then if Security Center keeps pestering about it, I turn it off
Now several times in the last couple of weeks, I get a popup from my Apple QuickTime or Safari software, telling me "Updates are available, yada yada
NOOOOOOO! Its working fine, dammitt!!
So I click "Not Now" or whatever they had to disregard the message.
Then whilst (yeah thats the british spelling - lol) browsing the net, I get a popup from Firefox telling me this update or another is ready...
Jezuz effin' #$@&&$#%#*!!!!!
Now I'm going to dig into all the processes that startup when I turn on my computer and disable anything that looks like it might want to download
anything or even check for "Updates".
Thanks for trying to "help" me, but no thanks. Everything is working fine just the way it is.
I mean I have a super slow dialup through...
1 a usb port
2 bluetooth adaptor
3 cellphone dialup connection.
all kinds of things can make that connection unstable, and I get disconnected. Including extended downloads, YouTube and Google videos, podcasts, etc.
anything really, over a couple of MB.
Not sure really if it is the adaptor getting too warm from extended use, or the cellphone, the crappy Widcomm bluetooth software, my cellphone, ISP,
or whatever. Too many variables, imo.
Anyway, when I lose the connection, I usually have to reboot my computer and cellphone, to be able to restore the connection. Sometimes I have to try
several times before I get a stable connection.
One of these days though when Im rich and famous (yeah, right) I will have a decent connection. But for now this is what I have.
So to all of the software vendors that want to "help" me by trying to download updates that I feel I dont even need, I say no thanks - if it aint
broke, dont try to help me by "fixing" it.