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I have disabled my Windows update feature.

But some how windows downloaded the updates (I think Avast had enabled automatic updates) and it is forcing to to update my Windows 7 or it is going to run automatically 20 Feb at 3:00 am.

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How do I stop it from updating?


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What precisely do you mean by “disabled”? Did you try both setting the Windows Update setting to don’t do it in the Windows Update configuration and disabling the Windows Update service? – Synetech Feb 19 '11 at 20:27
Don't run programs that do things you don't like. If Avast installs updates you don't want, then don't use it. There are plenty of other free antivirus programs, from experience I can say that AVG never installs Windows updates behind your back. – Ben Voigt Feb 19 '11 at 20:28
@Ben Voigt I can't say Avast did it behind my back as I am not sure, there's a option that says your computer is not fully protected. click here to fix now and may be my brother pressed it, which enabled windows update. – Searock Feb 19 '11 at 20:33
If you think your brother is changing your settings, then maybe give him a non-admin account (or at least configure UAC to ask for a password before elevating a process). That way no programs can make system changes without your approval. – Ben Voigt Feb 19 '11 at 20:41
@Ben Voigt He did it accidentally without knowing about the windows update, if this thing happens again I am going to switch to AVG. – Searock Feb 19 '11 at 20:45
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To completely disable Windows Updates, make sure to set Windows Update to Never check for updates in Windows Update -> Change Settings, and also to disable the Windows Update service in Services.MSC.

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