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Re: Samsung Jams Up Windows Security Updates
Posted by: Richard Adhikari 2015-06-26 05:55:49
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Samsung has been disabling Windows updates by means of an executable file, Disable_Winduwsupdate.exe, that is part of its SW Update software. The issue came to light on Tuesday, when Microsoft MVP Patrick Barker published a blog post about his discovery when helping a user who was having problems. It seemed that Windows Update kept getting disabled randomly, but after using auditpol.exe and registry security auditing, Barker figured out that Disable_Windowsupdate.exe was the culprit.

Re: Samsung Jams Up Windows Security Updates
Posted by: Rob999 2015-07-24 10:59:31 In reply to: Richard Adhikari
OK, so let me get this straight. Within the past few months, Microsoft itself put out a patch that disabled it's Windows update, but you don't see anyone threatening not to buy their crap.

Then, after someone else does this, it's suddenly all hands on deck to jump ship (see what I did there?). This is not to mention the fact that another company could even do this (nice security in your OS, eh?).

Then, we're all about how this puts users at risk. When in the history of Windows OSs, have we ever not been at risk?

Re: Samsung Jams Up Windows Security Updates
Posted by: darkoverlordofdata 2015-06-26 09:29:32 In reply to: Richard Adhikari
Brilliant. Just say no to windows update. This has always been my preference, and Microsoft has never respected it. I can't tell you how many hours of productive work I have lost due to the side effects from windows update.
My next windows machine will be a Samsung.
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