Samsung has disabled Windows Update on their laptops

By | 10.12.2018



Samsung have disabled Windows Update on their laptops

Samsung отключила Windows Update на своих ноутбуках

Koreans from Samsung have decided to take extreme measures concerning the update mechanisms of the Windows operating system. The company decided to eliminate the possibility of the built-in Windows Update tool, thereby jeopardizing all its users, since security patches and other important updates are distributed through Windows Update.

Every computer or laptop comes pre-installed application SW Updater, which is designed to download new versions of drivers and proprietary software from the company. The researchers found that the new version of this tool contains a program Disable_Windowsupdate.exe that will turn off Windows Update. When re-activating «Windows update», Disable_Windowsupdate.exe again turns it off. Thus, users cannot download and install critical security updates for either Microsoft Office or for Windows itself without deleting the SW Updater from their computers.

It is not clear what motives have prompted Samsung to take this serious step, but specialized publications have appealed to the Korean giant for comment. Representatives of Microsoft, too, has not commented on the situation

: GIZMODO




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