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I have been receiving unsolicited 'updates' from all over the world, constantly. Is there a file that triggers this? It started when I re-installed 3 months ago. I have used the same disc to re-install that I have always used, XP Home SP2. I am a stand-alone, no network, no domain. I don't know what the 'updates' say, as I have them blocked and logged by my firewall. I can hardly use the internet, as if dial-up weren't bad (slow) enough. I can provide a sample of the logs. I have tried to contact some of the sites, but they don't respond. They are all legit, though. Any ideas would be most welcome.

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