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. If you want control over the update process you can disable the Windows Update service . This requires that you open the Services manager, locate the service and change its startup parameter and status. You would then have to enable the service again whenever you want the operating system to check for updates (It does not look so easy).
Windows Update Blocker is a freeware that helps you to completely disable or enable Automatic Updates on your Windows system , with just a click of the button . This utility is portable, which means that you are no longer required to go through the installation process and no leftovers will remain on the HDD after its removal. if you place the program file to an external data device, you make it possible to take Windows Update Blocker everywhere with you and use it on any computer you come in contact with, who has things configured just right, and doesn’t want to take the chance that an update might mess up their system. This utility is for that person.
How it works
After downloading, extract Windows Update Blocker to your desired location, then run it
service status icon will show your windows Update service status , if you want to block Automatic Windows Updates Choose “Disable Service” And click “Apply Now” Button , Protect service setings can prevent Uncontrolled change (Recommended).
How to block any other service and protect the settings
Windows Update Blocker New version allow users to add any other service into Wub.ini file to block it , first please edit Wub.ini file and add your desired service name under the “dosvc=2,4” line , for example if you want to block “Windows Update medic Service” Please open services and find it
then click on it and copy the Service Name
Write or paste the service name under the dosvc=2,4 line
Finally open Windows Update Blocker and use “Apply now” button. If you want to delete recently added service after a while please follow these steps:
1. Open Windows Update Blocker and choose enable service option then use Apply now button.
2. Delete your desired service line from the Wub.ini file
3. Now you can choose disable service and Protect service settings options
Service List Options
Under Menu button there is a “Service List Options” choice if you click it , Service List Options popup window will be open. With this GUI you can easily control services which added to Wub.ini [Service_List] section. You can add Maximum 25 service to Wub.ini. Wuausrv service showing only for informational purposes therefore you can not edit it.
NOTE: If the windows update service doesn’t start or if there is a problem even though you have enabled windows updates, please restart your system and try again. When windows updates are turned off, some windows processes or programs may try to open and repair Windows updates, resulting in windows update being damaged. Please use the Windows Update Troubleshooter from Microsoft if the updates do not open after restarting the system.
Windows Update Blocker supports Command line options to automate Windows Update Blocker tasks :
Supported operating systems: Windows 11 , Windows 10, Windows 8.1 , Windows 8 , Windows 7 , Windows Vista ,Windows XP (32\64-bit).
Supported languages: English , Turkish , German , Hebrew , Slovenian , French , Russian , Portuguese , Italian , Polish , Spanish , Czech , Ukrainian , Dutch , Greek , Hungarian , Chinese Simplified , Chinese Traditional , Portuguese (brasil) , Thai , Arabic , Korean , Vietnamese , Japanese , Indonesian , Persian , Swedish , Thai , Georgian , Danish (Dansk), Albanian, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Serbian , Uzbek , Tajik , Abkhazian , Romanian , Slovak , Sinhalese, Macedonian
File: Wub_x64.exe │ Virustotal
File: Wub.exe │ Virustotal
It is not possible to block windows update just with registry, it doesn’t work , we used a simple approach like “keeping update service under observation” but I can not give more detail, actually we coded this one for us and after a while shared , thanks for your comment
I would like to know how it works also.From what I have read it simply disables the service and then changes the protection to prevent Windows from re-enabling it.But how? Is it a change to the registry? Via Group Policy? It IS working for me so far on Windows 10 Home, I will say that.I had disabled Windows Updates myself, but the service always changed back to Manual (triggered start) after a few hours. I’m going to be using this on production systems…I need to convince my manager that it’s safe.
Does this still works? I’m asking for Home Win10. Do I need to enter this Command line parameters as well?
does this still work with the 1709 fall creators update? it was confirmed to work with the 1703 creators update several months ago.
Still works – tested
Creators Update will be released in April 11. I wish this still works or Sordum will update this so it will still works.
thank you now i dont have to disable group policy andall things to just stop this updates thank you 🙂
You’re welcome and i’ll be waiting for the Creators Update version as soon as it’s released.
Thank you Meyers07
Before this i use the usual disable service of Windows Update, it’s as easy as flicking light switch, and turn it on again whenever desirable time for update. Come October through December and rumors and hearsays has it that MS could turn in on automatically just like if Defender turned off without other AV. Now i’m using this Windows Update Blocker for my January updated build, and the result is the Windows Update turned off! Thanks and i’ll be waiting for latest releases from you
-A loyal user of Sordum apps since DnsJumper allows me to open local-ISP blocked sites.
The download is not working, again or still. :^( Please, fix it for the rest of us.
Thanks for your feedback – checkled and working
“Download” for Windows Update Blocker is broken. Clicking on the Download button brings you back to the “Some Small Tools” download page, no download is started (other tools’ downloads work).
@myzikant: Yes it supports windows 7, Windows 8 , Windows 8.1 , Windows 10 and xp too
@Magnus : Wub.exe disables Windows update service and prevent uncontrolled change it’s status
Update Blocker работает на Windows 7
How does it work internally?