Vista Home Premium running Windows Media Center and AVG 8.5
Windows Media Center Store Manager Service keeps intruding by trying to contact its server over internet - causing AVG 8.5 to plop a big dialog box over whatever I am working on to ask for instructions. I could just instruct AVG 8.5 to "always allow the communication" back to WMC server, or to "always block" the communication, but not sure what else this service is doing.
If it is just WMC gathering information from my computer in order to know what to try and sell me, I would like to cut it off. If I want to buy music I do it through iTunes and the Apple Store, and even that only very rarely. In fact, I rarely use WMC at all, though that may change if I become more familiar with it.
Instead of using options in AVG 8.5 dialog box, would it be better to go into the Windows Services window and disable some of Windows Media center services? If so, should I go to "entended" window or "standard" window?
There are 4 different WMC services listed in "extended" window: "Windows Media Center Extender Service"; "Windows Media Center Receiver Service"; " Windows Media Center Scheduler Service" ;" Windows Media Center Service Launcher". Not sure what each does. Do not want to cut off more functionality than necessary.
Same 4 services under "standard" tab, plus Windows Media PLAYER network sharing center.
Under this "standard" tab, no obvious button to "disable" the service.
Would appreciate a brief education as to what these services do and how to best deal with them.