If you've ever picked up your phone to see that Google Play is going crazy and auto-updating app after app, you might feel your stomach tightening up as you see your data allowance evaporating into thin air. We'll show you how to stop apps from updating automatically so that Google Play only updates when and how you want it to.

Here are two ways to make sure this doesn’t happen.

The simplest way to make sure you won’t accidentally end up with Windows 10 is a program called GWX Control Panel.

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Generally speaking, this is a good thing, but it can also slow down your phone, use up your mobile data and stop you from doing other things with your device.

This is where manually updating apps can be more practical.

Isn’t there some way to outright stop Windows 10 from installing on your machine?

And moreover, to make that icon and the pop-ups, just disappear? Windows 10 is a free upgrade for users of Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 users, and we recommended it.

Among the programs Update Freezer supports are: Note that Update Freezer has two different processes for Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash.

This is because you may want to keep the Flash updated while stopping Adobe Reader from presenting you with update dialog boxes.

To disable automatic updates prior to deploying the software, see the preserialization and suppression settings section in the Enterprise Deployment Options for Adobe Creative Suite 3 Editions and Components white paper (PDF).