That software does something slightly sinister in the background,
however: it disables Windows Update. A post by Microsoft MVP,
Patrick Barker, details a small application that’s quietly
installed in the background to block updates.
The app, conspicuously named Disable_Windowsupdate.exe, is
installed automatically without the owner’s knowledge. According
to a support representative, it’s there to stop the computer from
automatically downloading drivers from Windows Update that could
be incompatible with the system or cause features to break.
Glad to hear that the Windows PC experience remains as fun as ever.