BITS is also used by Windows to download and install updates so it's a very important component of Windows operating system.

You can read more about BITS using its properties window.

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Firefox 56 however seems to update against my will, and I want that to stop.

How can I tell Firefox 56 to not update, not update without asking, or never look for updates. I have removed firefox and installed FF56 from source several times now, and it's getting obnoxious.

Almost all Windows versions use BITS to download updates and upgrade applications.

Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) is used by Windows to download or upload files.

BITS runs in background and doesn't affect running programs and apps.

BITS has been developed specifically to support and handle network interruptions so that it can pause and resume file transfers even if the user disconnects Internet or restarts the computer.

BITS stands for Background Intelligent Transfer Service which is a built-in and essential service of Windows operating system.

BITS can be found in almost all Windows versions so don't consider it as an exclusive service of Windows 10.

I have firefox 56, but it keeps updating to firefox 57.

Firefox 57 has severe performance related issues, and breaks my add-ons, and therefore I do not want it.

The preference value is set to true by default, which means Firefox will use BITS on Windows to upgrade itself. To disable BITS support in Firefox, double-click on app.update. Alternatively, you can right-click on the preference and select Toggle option. Now Firefox will stop using BITS on Windows to download its updates.