My auto update appears when I connect, says it is downloading updates and is at 6%, but then after about 1 minute, it disappears. It returns 10 minutes later and says it is still at 6%. This has been happening for about 1 week. Before that it did pretty much the same thing, except it got up to 12%. For some reason it is down to 6% and will not change. This is annoying, however, my method of connection to the internet could be the cause:
My dad's computer connects to the internet with dial-up. Mine connects to the internet through his. We are linked with a network wire. However, because of the complications of dial-up (meaning the internet sharing settings are lost after disconnecting, and setting it up won't take effect until reconnection) I have to use a proxy program on my dad's computer to connect. I know the dangers of using a proxy, but we haven't experienced any problems and it makes it convinient for me to connect to the internet. We have a firewall, anti-virus, and spyware removal, so I'm not too worried about the dangers.
Any suggestions to improve our connection (without buying something ) or to fix my auto-update would be greatly appreciated.