There actually is a way to stop this, but you have to hunt for it with persistence. Open Winamp and when that update window appears, close it with control plus f4, that is if you have Jaws. Now press control P to open the preferences. up or down arrow to find the general purpose list. Now tab, and keep tabbing till you come to something like "check for update" or for new versions. Uncheck this. There's no okay button, so just escape out of the preferences. Now this nuisance should be banished. At least it has so far for me.
Hope it works for youLois Goodine.
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