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Windows Update Service - how to disable?

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Buster Friendly

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I'm constantly using this tools on my computer and didn't got any major issues. IFEO only adds a registry key that blocks exes...

IFEO Tool - Block Exe
Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options

Add the value example:
rundll32.exe

Add null example
Debugger
ntsd -d

Firewall Blocker for Windows V3 - ADD Rule
Code:
netsh.exe advfirewall firewall add rule name="rundll32" dir=out action=block protocol=any program="rundll32.exe"

Firewall Blocker for Windows V3 - Remove Rule
Code:
netsh advfirewall firewall delete rule name="rundll32"

With the tools is more easy to add/remove entries...

If you want to block effectively Windows Update i advice to install K9 Web Protector and block ms urls.
Well, that won't really help, you can do this also over Registry, just to add invalid sites.
But your services, all around the Windows Update thingi, they are still there and they work.
Finally, the SErvice Control Manager will change all of it and re-initiates the whole Update System.
3 Services and 3 Tasks are responsible for the Update process and are intertwined.
 

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