I did a search for this issue, could not find it. I had no Internet access between December 27 2010 and June 2011. During the time before that ESS4 always updated with out a popup prompt asking "download update file x# kb" with buttons yes no. Why is it now asking that and how can I shut it off by automatically yes every time? You have no idea how annoying it is when your doing something like this that uses a lot of typing that suddenly loses focus for a popup prompt that never existed before. I have under the Update>Advanced Update dialog checked "Always update program components" and "Offer restart if necessary" "Ask before downloading update" is unchecked and grayed out at 2096.