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Your computer could secretly be turning off Windows Update

Your computer could secretly be turning off Windows Update
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If you have a Samsung-made computer, you might not be so happy after reading this article. The major manufacturer off all things electronic recently let one issue slide and now its computer customers are left without vital Windows updates.

One Microsoft employee noticed the issue when helping a customer troubleshoot a Samsung computer and posted the issue on his blog. Users originally thought the Windows Update was being shut down randomly, without cause, but they later found that there was a definite source to the problem.

Samsung's own update program was running a file called, "Disable_Windowsupdate.exe." This file made it possible for the Samsung computer to stop the Windows Update utility from installing important, revised versions of its software.

This issue can cause problems with your computer security, run times and, obviously, the updates that your Windows software needs to function properly. This issue has been known since last April and there has yet to be a solution from the developers over at Samsung.

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