Samsung disables Windows Updates on their laptops

Discussion created by black_zion on Jun 25, 2015

I wonder if the same tool will work for Windows 10 Home to prevent you from being a beta tester for updates?


Samsung inexplicably disables Windows Update on their laptops through silent tool - TechSpot


Manufacturers sometimes do some pretty inexplicable things to their products in the name of helping end users. For example, it has recently been discovered that Samsung is quietly and automatically installing an application on their laptops, through the company's software updater tool, that disables Windows Update.


The app in question is reportedly called "Disable_Windowsupdate.exe", and does exactly that: it disables Windows Update, and will continuously do so on each reboot even after a user re-enables it. The tool is digitally signed by Samsung Electronics, and is installed silently through their SW Update software without the user's knowledge.