It turned out that Windows Update was invalidated by Samsung PC without user's permission


Windows Update, which is distributed every month, is to update security updates and bug fixes to keep Windows PCs up-to-date. Windows Update, which is indispensable for users to safely use the PC, it turned out that the Samsung PC had invalidated delivery to the user without permission.

Debugging and reverse engineering: Samsung deliberately disabling Windows Update

Samsung silently disabling Windows Update on some computers [Updated] | Ars Technica UK

The point of origin was that Patrick Barker specializing in debugging and reverse engineering at Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional (MVP) received consultation from a user. The user consulted Mr. Barker that Windows Update, which should be distributed periodically, will not be delivered from time to time on Samsung PCs. Mr. Barker who consulted got the user's Samsung PCAuditpol commandI found out what I can not believe.

Mr. Barker found that an application called "Disable_Windowsupdate.exe" disabled Windows Update, which was executed and distributed every time the PC was started. Further investigation showed that the file "Disable_Windowsupdate.exe" was included in Samsung's proprietary update called "Samsung SW Update" and software installation tool.

According to Barker, Samsung SW Update regularly downloaded "Disable_Windowsupdate.exe" directly from Samsung's server and executed it. Mr. Barker, who remembered a little uneasy about the facts found in the survey, will consult Samsung's customer support in chat.

Barker asked, "Why does Samsung SW Update disable Windows Update?" Customer support said "Samsung SW Update is a tool that automatically detects the hardware and installs the necessary drivers, There is no effect on Windows Update or the registry. "

Although Barker said to the customer support of the answer is "rude, you are wrong and I think you'll .Samsung SW Update is have downloaded the exe file called" Disable_Windowsupdate.exe ", Windows Update is always disabled If. If you uninstall the Samsung SW Update, or? "and when the draw closer to Windows Update is enabled, customer support and to enable the" Windows Update, regardless of the city that works for all of the hardware on the PC the default driver is installed. for example, there is a possibility that does not operate the port When you install a Windows Update in a notebook PC with a USB 3.0 port. Samsung SW Update in order to prevent these things is to disable the Windows Update as it is ", acknowledged that the Samsung SW Update in reversal from the previous is to disable the Windows Update I was to speak.

Barker who answered customer support answered, "Why does OEM Samsung disable Windows Update without user's permission? Do you want to give vulnerability to users?" And said they could not understand Samsung's actions It is a state.

About the same problem discovered by Barker, Ars Technica UK of IT-related media inquired to Samsung, "We have confirmed Barker's point of sale regarding Windows 8.1 by seriously addressing security issues, We are going to investigate in cooperation with Microsoft. "

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