Samsung angers Microsoft by disabling Windows Update on some of its computers | The Verge

Mere months after Lenovo’s Superfish adware debacle, Samsung has this week raised fresh concern about Windows vulnerabilities caused by PC manufacturers messing around behind the scenes. Microsoft MVP Patrick Barker has identified a small program titled Disable_Windowsupdate.exe, part of Samsung’s SW Update tool, which does pretty much what its name suggests. The executable prevents Windows Update from automatically running in the background and forces users looking to get the latest software updates from Microsoft to do so manually.

Source: Samsung angers Microsoft by disabling Windows Update on some of its computers | The Verge

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