Free utility to control annoying auto-updaters for various popular software. Manage software updates with one click.
While updates to software installed on your computer does not only provide new features and bug-fixes, but also are critical for computer security. It is therefore always advised to have your operating-system and computer software up-to-date.
Update Freezer is a free and simple tool that helps to temporarily disable different kinds of automatic software updates on Windows. You can download and use it for free. The software package has no bloatware, advertising or any other kind of bundled bloatware.
We do recommend having all critical software updates switched on. We totally support this rule. However there are situations when you need an exception to this rule, for example:
- Internet connection is very slow and expensive. Automatic updates may cause significant additional traffic without your permission.
- You want to keep system configuration intact for some period of time. Like you have prepared some presentation for tomorrow and want your PC to behave tomorrow exactly as today.
- You are bored with updates and want to allow them on-demand: perform updates when you need them.
As a new tool Update Freezer does not pass security filters of IE, so you will see a warning message before downloading a file. You can scan the file with any anti-virus software to ensure it is safe and verify its SHA1 checksum. Self-installing executable files are digitally signed.
System requirements: Internet Explorer 7 or higher.