SystemSettings.exe is connecting to Akamai Static deploy despite Windows Update being paused

Lita Teng 41 Reputation points

I have paused Windows updates on my PC but SystemSettings.exe is still running updates as it is connecting to Akamai static deploy.

Is this normal behaviour ?

Windows 10
Windows 10
A Microsoft operating system that runs on personal computers and tablets.
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  1. S.Sengupta 17,136 Reputation points MVP

    May be ta third-party application is responsible for utilizing SystemSettings.exe process.

    To investigate this further, you can use the Resource Monitor tool to identify which process is using the network connection.

    Alternatively, you can create an outbound firewall rule to block the SystemSettings.exe process from making internet requests.

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