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Windows 10 Update Restart Blocker

Control forced restarts caused by Windows Updates & custom patch for its vulnerability bug.

Version: 1.2.0
Compatibility: Windows 10


App Icon This app came out from our discovery of a vulnerability in the update service in Windows 10. We originally submitted this bug to Microsoft, but they refused to fix it. Thus we had no choice than to fix it ourselves. This program is the result of that.

Additionally, we realized that by fixing this bug we can also provide a useful feature for the Windows 10 users, that get inconvenienced by forced rebooting of their computers after installation of Windows updates. This app addresses that as well.

In total, this program was designed to do the following:

  • To patch the DLL hijack vulnerability in the Windows update service.
  • To provide ways for the users to delay forced restarts that are caused by installation of Windows updates.
  • To let users pick how often they allow to be bothered with notifications of a pending restart.
  • This app is provided with complete source code for the full transparency.


This app is designed to no longer function if the original manufacturer (Microsoft) fixes the vulnerability in the Windows Update Service.


Read here for details of the installation process.


Review the following screenshots of the Windows 10 Update Restart Blocker software:


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Totally free. Customization available.


You may use this software for as long as you need it, make as many copies of the downloaded package as required, and distribute it among any people and organizations at no cost.

You are NOT ALLOWED to modify or rename any parts of the downloaded package and/or the manual within it; distribute it under a different title and/or author's name; repackage or re-distribute separate components of the downloaded package; sell, rent or receive any financial gain from this software.


The authors of this web site and of this particular software guarantee that this computer program does not contain any intentionally deleterious or harmful material that may somehow adversely affect your system. All software posted on this web site is custom-built computer programs that were designed primarily for our personal use. We test it for some time before posting it here. In spite of that and due to the fact that we are human, we do not exclude a possibility for this software to contain errors and unintended bugs that may present misinformation in programmatic sense and/or may temporarily affect your computer's stability. If such is the case, let us know through the feedback on this site and we will do our best to correct the problem and supply you with the latest update.

And last, by downloading and using this software you agree to do so "as is" without any implied or expressed liability from the authors and/or distributors of this software.

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