Hmm.. why does it happen so frequently and why does other software never download ocsp responses.
It happens a lot more rapidly because a certificate can be revoked at any time. These OCSP responses take up MINIMAL bandwidth (less than 1K in file size.)
IE, Opera, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and MOST modern web browsers download OCSP responses. It's just you don't see them as these happen predominately in the background. There are other programs that would use OCSP, but these are the main ones.
Personally I'm totally satisfied with any certificate status,
You're satisfied with a revoked or expired certificate?
so how can it be stopped?
Contact whomever created the program.