[Sordum] Windows Update Blocker

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[Sordum] Windows Update Blocker

#1 Post by klon » Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:38 am

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Windows 10 offers less UI control over the updating behavior of the operating system than previous versions of Windows , There is no option to turn off Windows Updates using the Control Panel or Settings app in Windows 10, it checks for updates automatically and install any updates they find, whether you like it or not. This new feature is actually pretty convenient for most users.

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Windows Update Blocker is a Portable freeware that helps you to completely disable or enable Automatic Updates on your Windows system , with just a click of the button

[Mod note: for lattest version, see viewtopic.php?p=98920#p98920]

Release date: September 3, 2019

1. [ FIXED ] - There is a Windows Update Status Icon in Windows 10 Taskbar Notification Area
2. [ ADDED ] - 250 ms wait time added to check tasks properly.If there is a problem Update blocking process will be repeated
3. [ ADDED ] - Some code improvements

www.sordum.org/9470/windows-update-blocker-v1-5/
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Re: Windows Update Blocker v1.0

#2 Post by webfork » Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:24 pm

This is just disabling a service? Or is this a HOSTS file edit to block servers?

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Re: Windows Update Blocker v1.1

#3 Post by klon » Sun May 06, 2018 4:04 pm

Disabling a or more service and protecting settings together V1.1 released
1. [ ADDED ] - Language support
2. [ ADDED ] - An option to add different services from Ini file. DoSvc sevice attached
3. [ FIXED ] - Some minor BUGS

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Re: Windows Update Blocker v1.1

#4 Post by webfork » Sun May 06, 2018 6:08 pm

Again, is this disabling a service or is this a HOSTS file edit? It's important as HOSTS file editors don't work with my VPN.

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Re: Windows Update Blocker v1.1

#5 Post by klon » Mon May 07, 2018 3:37 am

No hosts file edit - with host file edit No protection is awailable
this is directly service disabling and Protect the service status

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Re: Windows Update Blocker v1.1

#6 Post by webfork » Mon May 07, 2018 6:18 pm

klon wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 3:37 am
No hosts file edit - with host file edit No protection is awailable
this is directly service disabling and Protect the service status
Cool, thanks for the detail

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Re: Windows Update Blocker v1.1

#7 Post by klon » Tue May 08, 2018 8:55 am

You're welcome

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Re: Windows Update Blocker

#8 Post by rbon » Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:12 pm

Windows Update Blocker v1.4
- web site: https://www.sordum.org/9470/windows-upd ... cker-v1-4/
- direct download: https://www.sordum.org/downloads/?st-wi ... te-blocker
- list of changes inside file 'ReadMe.txt'

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Re: Windows Update Blocker

#9 Post by klon » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:08 pm

Windows Update Blocker v1.5

Release date: September 3, 2019

1. [ FIXED ] - There is a Windows Update Status Icon in Windows 10 Taskbar Notification Area
2. [ ADDED ] - 250 ms wait time added to check tasks properly.If there is a problem Update blocking process will be repeated
3. [ ADDED ] - Some code improvements

https://www.sordum.org/9470/windows-upd ... cker-v1-5/

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Re: Windows Update Blocker v1.5

#10 Post by bitcoin » Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:23 am

how about Win 7?

i have set it to just view available updates but let me decide to install but sometimes i see that EXE running in process explorer that installs win updates. Is M$ overriding in Win7 to install junk they want installed?

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Re: Windows Update Blocker v1.5

#11 Post by klon » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:20 am

Supported operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 8.1 , Windows 8 , Windows 7 , Windos Vista ,Windows XP (32\64-bit).

You can safely use it in Windows 7. Don't forget to tick "Protect service settings"

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Re: [Sordum] Windows Update Blocker

#12 Post by klon » Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:47 am

Windows Update Blocker v1.6

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Release date: October 19, 2020 Monday

1. [FIXED] - GUI Font and icons are too small
2. [ ADDED ] - Manual option for wuauserv in windows update enable process
3. [ ADDED ] - x64 bit version
4. [ ADDED ] - Some code Improvements

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https://www.sordum.org/9470/windows-upd ... cker-v1-6/

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Re: [Sordum] Windows Update Blocker

#13 Post by juverax » Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:26 pm

... I just don't get it ... Why use an app to block (completely or selectively) Windows 10 updates, when this can be achieved simply with registry tweaks?
There are many websites explaining how to do that: you see exactly the changes you are making to the registry and you don't have to worry if the app contains malware.

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Re: [Sordum] Windows Update Blocker

#14 Post by vevy » Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:02 pm

juverax wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:26 pm
... I just don't get it ... Why use an app to block (completely or selectively) Windows 10 updates, when this can be achieved simply with registry tweaks?
There are many websites explaining how to do that: you see exactly the changes you are making to the registry and you don't have to worry if the app contains malware.
Not all users know how or want to do these modifications themselves. Break something, do it incompletely, keep up with changing methods, etc.

It's not that I like that, just the words "registry tweaks" scare many people.

To them, a big button with a giant check mark is much more friendly-looking. Malware risk is worth it!
"Is there a Windows-included tool for this task?"
"I only want open-source tools"
"I want a tool that is still actively developed"
"So many to choose from!"
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