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).
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File: Wub_x64.exe │ Virustotal
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I have tried downloading windows update blocker using both Firefox and Chrome to no avail. The page simply reloads and nothing happens. What gives?
To do it manually, I think you have to disable the Windows Update Medic Service which shows up just below the Windows Update Service in the Service Menu
Hi Sordum Team.
Can you tell me how the manual way to "Protect service setting" please?
I want to learn it manually.
I already succeeded turn off that services manually but after a few days its coming back alive again.
Please mail me if you guys want it closed.
Thanks for your prompt reply and explanation of the program’s capability. I’m highly impressed with the power and simplicity of your Wub Version 1.7 – Highest Regards!
Hi, You can add as many services as you want under the [Service_List] line in the "Wub.ini" file. No need to use multiple copies of the program.
Please indicate if additional information is available for use managing multiple services. Can one program manage up to 25 services by entering up to 25 service names in the ini file or do I need to create multiple copies of the program with different names?
I have tried everything to stop windows from updating itself (disable services, gpedit, regedit, etc).
Everything didn’t work so I ended up just delaying the update until now.
This program just gave me another hope.
Thank you so much.
Yes it will stop.
good evening good sir/maam. would just like to know if this wonderful program can stop the persistence of windows 10 home? i’ve tried everything and seems windows 10 home update always finds a way to turn itself back on no matter what i do =(
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Just an observation. Before I installed the Blocker, I had paused the updates for Windows. Then I installed the app. Enabled the blocker, and everything looked fine (I didn’t test the app).
But then to my surprise, Windows scheduled auto updater ran on the day it was supposed to, without my knowledge.
So I ran the Blocker, and enabled it again. Since the auto updater had already run, I didn’t pause for updates this time. I manually checked for updates, and there was an error. So good, the Blocker worked.
The next day, I rebooted Windows, and checked for updates again, and there was an error. Good.
So I suspect there might be a bug with the Blocker not fully working, when the updates had been paused before installing the app.
Yes you can
Can I manually download and install security and critical updates from the microsoft update catalog with the blocker enabled.
Your application is very beautiful
Yes , we use it.
Does this work on Windows 11?