Samsung Jams Up Windows Security Updates


Samsung has been disabling Windows updates by means of an executable file, Disable_Winduwsupdate.exe, that is part of its SW Update software. The issue came to light on Tuesday, when Microsoft MVP Patrick Barker published a blog post about his discovery when helping a user who was having problems. It seemed that Windows Update kept getting disabled randomly, but after using auditpol.exe and registry security auditing, Barker figured out that Disable_Windowsupdate.exe was the culprit.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82217.html?rss=1

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Samsung silently disables Windows Update on PCs

Samsung S2 foundry
Samsung has been caught disabling Windows Update on at least some of its laptops and installing software that prevents the user from changing the setting back to its automatic default.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/208939-samsung-silently-disables-windows-update-on-pcs

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Nvidia kills mobile GPU overclocking in latest driver update, irate customers up in arms [UPDATED]

GTX980M feature
Nvidia is under fire for disabling overclocking in mobile systems with its latest driver update and is defending the move as a bug fix. Complicating the issue is the fact that some OEMs actively sell laptops in overclocked configurations.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/199423-nvidia-kills-mobile-gpu-overclocking-in-latest-driver-update-irate-customers-up-in-arms

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Nvidia kills mobile GPU overclocking in latest driver update, irate customers up in arms

GTX980M feature
Nvidia is under fire for disabling overclocking in mobile systems with its latest driver update and is defending the move as a bug fix. Complicating the issue is the fact that some OEMs actively sell laptops in overclocked configurations.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/199423-nvidia-kills-mobile-gpu-overclocking-in-latest-driver-update-irate-customers-up-in-arms

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