Updating apple software
Step 1: When you see the Apple Software Update dialog, select update(s) that you want to ignore.
For this particular system, that IP address was .168 at one time when I ran the software to check for updates, but .169 when I reran the program after I rebooted the system.
Apple Support have given me instructions to uninstall and reinstall Apple software in a particular order.
However, I can see from Googling the issue that others have done this and it didn't solve the problem. I have no idea why anyone bothers using it anymore, as third-party (even free) apps can manage the media files in the i Devices, and updates can all be done over the air.
Not all users like to see frequent pop-up about updates and prefer to disable Apple Software Update to avoid seeing the update pop-up.
If you’re on Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7, follow the given below directions to turn off or disable Apple Software Update.