You are working with Build 7118, an old one. Close Your FTB programm.
Because there is a problem with the update checker, go to the menu Products->Family Tree Builder on the MyHeritage site and download the FTB to Your disk and install it over the 'old one'.
Be sure to download first, save it to Your disk and install it from Your disk.
Then start this FTB, click the Menu Help->About Family Tree Builder and right-click inside the about window. There You can see an option called stop checking for updates on startup, move Your mouse pointer to this option and click it.
BTW, You can verify the installed build number, if You just waiting a little bit on this About window and You will see Your installed build number.
This menu Apps ... etc is another way to find the FTB. I did take the path from the top of the forum page. Anyway, there are different ways to Rome, You know ;-)
FTB is the short form of Family Tree Builder. It is the usual way to take the first letter of every word of the name to shorten most of the software programs.
To find out, if the FTB don't start and take Your cpu time automatically, just monitor Your system with corresponding software tools You find on the market. I don't know, what kind of pc configuration You are working with. On windows systems, start Your task manager and check periodically the programms, processes and services, if You want.
Or just work with Your pc and forget this startup theatre. On my machine is silence since I've done this setting, described in the post before.
I cannot give You an assurance, because I did not configure Your system and I am not the software maker. I'm just discovering my family history here and I give Tips & Help in the forum, if I think my posts could be helpful.
The privacy settings are not connected to the premium/premiumplus subscriptions - as everyone in MyHeritage are allowed to change them in almost any combination possible:
You can limit whether or not guests can view your tree
You can limit whether or not site members (that you specifically invite via email) can edit your tree (the site members by default can view your family trees, since you are specifically inviting them to your tree)
You can appoint different site members to be site managers (and allow editing only for site managers rather than all site members)
You can find out more information about the subject here:
Generally, Premium and PremiumPlus subscriptions are targeted for individuals who would like to expand their family trees on the family site and to use the Smart Matches functions along with other benefits as well.
For quite some time I can not use the Premium Plus on my account. I've paid, but not getting the use of Premium Plus. Please investigate for me. Thank you. I've been trying to get help on this since I added another year to my subscription, thinking that it would help me, but it did not. Please help. You can email with any questions or call me PLEASE.
Happened to a suggestion of mine; I feel as though I have been slapped on the wrist....
It was a serious suggestion that I thought could have led to a real improvement in one aspect of the program, and I hope that although it was deleted because it dared to be critical, it was passed on to management. As should be ALL adverse criticism, that is just good management. The last thing any organisation needs is yes-men.
An e-mail such as 'Thank you for your suggestion. Rather than leave it on the forum we have passed it on to management' would do wonders for customer morale, and we ARE the customers even if we are not always right.