How StopUpdates10 works?
- StopUpdates10 creates the policy registry keys to block updates.
This works for Windows 7-8. Microsoft skips their policy in the latest Windows 10 versions.
- StopUpdates10 blocks execution of several processes used for updating, related to Windows Upgrade Assistant, Windows as a Service Medic.
- StopUpdates10 blocks Windows Update service using a blocking service: Updates Guard. Also, it blocks Windows Update Medic Service ("WaasMedicSvc").
StopUpdates10 is safe to use!
StopUpdates10 does not delete files on your system, does not change permissions of the Windows registry keys or files.
Updates Guard is a system service, working in the background.
It polls an activity of Windows update service. If Updates Guard detects the starting (or changing autostart) of Windows Update service (Wuauserv"), Guard will disable it.
Default polling interval is 5 seconds. It may be customized using stopupdates10.ini file.
Updates Guard is started automatically. It takes a little bit of system resources.
You don't need to hold open the StopUpdates10 application.
Your system is automatically protected by Updates Guard.