There are no automatic updates for Premiere Elements that come to mind. You can set up to be notified when an update is available. But, then you select which updates you want to download and install.
See Help Menu/Update and its Preferences where you should see place to select or deselect for the following
- Notify me of new updates on the menu bar
- Allow Adobe to verify update success or failure by sending the failure status
In most cases, the updates are just for Camera Raw.
There is automatic activation that goes on behind the scenes when you use certain features for the first time. But, that should be a one time situation for each.
Did you look at your computer hosts file to determine if there is anything unusual going on there?
See the following blog and its section on the hosts file.
Somewhere along the line did you sign onto Adobe Program Improvement Program? See Help Menu/Adobe Program Improvement Program.
Please review and consider.
Thank you. I had read on the net the information you sent, and I have not
resolved what caused the spike in the usage. It just is what it is,I
guess....the price of living out in the country in solitude and mobile
broadband. I'm currently keeping a spreadsheet to link usage to
activities, and I've turned off whatever auto updates I can think of (WORD
and EXCEL among them).
On Mon, Dec 8, 2014 at 4:46 PM, A.T. Romano <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thanks for the update.
When your schedule permits, we would be interested in learning of your observations that you will be logging into your spreadsheet. Hopefully
you will pick up the connection between that usage and activities.
Do you have any traffic that goes by your area periodically? Utility people servicing lines?
We live out in the boonies, down a dirt road. NO ONE comes out here just
randomly, which is why I am so perplexed about this spike issue. The
Verizon people say that the device has a limited range...maybe 40 feet, but
I have not yet tested that. I addition, I turn off the mobile broadband
"jet pack" when I finish with the internet. It's a mystery for sure.
On Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at 1:40 PM, A.T. Romano <email@example.com>