[AccessD] A sad tale of wifi hotspot interference

John Colby jwcolby at gmail.com
Sun Oct 2 16:42:08 CDT 2022

I see that this app (the download of which would be yet more data through
my wifi hotspot) does know about said tasks.  It is still up to the user to
understand these things and modify them to be sane and reasonable.

On Sun, Oct 2, 2022 at 5:38 PM John Colby <jwcolby at gmail.com> wrote:

> Stuart, that is very cool thing to know.  However AFAICT it does not
> accomplish *disabling* all of the multitude of tasks that fire throughout
> the day / week / months that perform the updates to software.  Whether the
> software starts automagically has zero to do with whether it gets software
> updates and when.  The point of this thread is specifically to minimize the
> data traffic which Windows causes to happen as I am on the internet,
> through my Phone's wifi hotspot.
> On Sun, Oct 2, 2022 at 5:27 PM Stuart McLachlan <stuart at lexacorp.com.pg>
> wrote:
>> I use Autoruns to disable all the stuff that I don't wont. It's just a
>> case of ticking "Disbled" on
>> anything you don't want and removing the check mark if you want to enable
>> it at any time.
>> Lots of different categories of things that run or load automagically.
>> One of the tabs is
>> scheduled tasks
>> https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/autoruns
>> On 2 Oct 2022 at 9:13, John Colby wrote:
>> > Not the point my friend.  The point is that I had to find them as
>> > problems.  And most of them I actually use, absent Edge and OneDrive.
>> >
>> > I found an article pointing to the scheduler, and from there I started
>> > looking at what all the tasks were, at which point I discovered that
>> > dozens of things are pinging servers to check for updates.  I mean it
>> > is obvious that they would (once I thought about that subject). What
>> > was not obvious is that they would ping them so often.
>> >
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