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 , Croatian
File: Wub_x64.exe │ Virustotal
File: Wub.exe │ Virustotal
Does anyone have issues with it causing a 1 second hiccup whenever it tries activating BITS? That’s the only thing I can associate with this program. In w10 that never happened, but seems to happen in w11.
I have been using this program for many years. Thanks for this useful program.
Been using Slackware Linux since 2005. It truly boggles my mind the amount of abuse Windows users are willing to put up it.
I truly suspect the updates turning back on is a result of the real deep embedded back door, and it can just flip switches outside of the surface options.
I see it as a bunch of red and green switches… I imagine M$ techs looking at large screens maintaining the toggle switches. Either that, or an automated deep part of the rootkit known as Windows.
This is especially good for users of virtual machines if you frequently use snapshots. Few things are as annoying as a large cumulative update that automatically downloads and re-installs every time you revert to a previous state saved before the update was issued. Thank you!
i cannot download the wub.exe file no matter what i do or try it just won’t download. any idea why this maybe.
hope you can help. and many thanks.
Is there a way to just block the Windows (automatic) updates, but keep the option on for Apps update and Driver update? Because that policy does not work anymore on win11.
As for what Sven said – this is a problem with some newer cumulative updates on Win11, as there is some Schedule Task that forces update repair after its not been done in some time. IDK which it is as I nuked it with NTLite.
impossible , because we use it on all of our pc’s and if any update occur we have to re format more then 10 pc, Nothing like this has happened so far. What is your Windows version ?
Hi I installed it some time agoand was glad to have found a solution.
But after some time (some restarts or weeks) Windows seems to start updates again and I have to deactivate updates again whicht then works for some time until its neccessary again and so on….
I assume Microsoft has found a way to reenable updates again after some time (maybe remotely).
Will there be a newer Version that stops this behavior of Windows update?
Will it work if I install it after the latest updates?
hola tengo el Windows 10 pro cual de los dos puedo usar?
Same idea as C60B
Thanks for this useful program.
It would be very interesting and it is important that this application has the option to enable Microsoft Store, you should think about it.