Our internet connection has a 3gb cap each month and we've realised that this gets used up way too quick for how little we use. I have the Firefox Throttle addon installed which monitors how much I use and it doesn't get anywhere near 3gb a month.
But thats just for monitoring Firefox so I installed the Bandwidth Monitor Pro tool (www.bandwidthmonitorpro.com/) which monitors the entire computer's internet usage, right? Well I've noticed that even when I'm not using the internet and Firefox and all other programs are closed something is still downloading. I've disabled Windows Updates but something is still going on.
For any other updates I'm not sure of, I have Photoshop and I disabled updates for that, and for Adobe Acrobat.
For any help to get rid of these updates or these programs to ask me before downloading if I want it will be really appreciated.