I have this issue, when i am accessing internet via mobile phone DUN, i do not want to download Microsoft update, so i disabled the automatic pudates, yet my machine (svchost.exe) is downloading from cds156.ewr9.msecn.net.
i changed pointing to 127.0.0.1 in host file still its using some other server and downloading like crazy.
Please help me how do i block MSECN. when i dont need the updates..
os:windows Xp sp3
That`s not Microsoft update, when Microsoft update is set to automatically download updates, you will see a Yellow Shield Icon on your active bar. I don`t think any Mircosoft employee will tell you to stop updating.
But, to stop microsoft updates, go into, controll panel, security center, click on automatic updates, and select turn off updates... Not recommeded though, unless your going to manualy check for updates once a day.
Hello - I too have a Server 2008 R2 system (may have more than one) trying to contact MSECN.NET while my WinUpdate setting is set to "Never Check for Updates". I do updates using WSUS in a controlled manner.
This phenomina was discovered after a Firewall tightening exercise and I viewed the FW deny logs.
The systems are clean - no "Live essentials...etc.."
I did not enable I.E. 9 phishing or MS reporting etc....
Anyone know why the server keeps trying to go out? Or how to find PID that is?