Originally Posted by jasonl
The automatic update is controlled through the Windows Scheduled Tasks function.
Thanks for the information. It may seem silly to you, but when your automatic update took over my machine I was furious. As I said earlier, I was playing WOW when it happened. What I didn't tell you was that it caused my entire party of 25 people to all die in game. We'd spent hours trying to do something and that wipe destroyed all our efforts.
At the same time something you did caused my video card to stop responding and it did an automatic VPU restart. My screen went black for 10 seconds and then came back. I think my computer was in a state where it was not wise for you to do whatever it was you did. I spent most of the next day trying to figure out what virus had attacked me.
My suggestion to you would be to never, ever do an automatic update. The fact that you have written code that allows you to do so is very disturbing.
I've taken steps to make sure that it never happens again - I did this before getting your post. I started by renaming "hdhomerun_checkforupdates.exe" so it would not ever run unless under my control. I then changed my firewall so that none of the hdhomerun applications have inbound or outbound access to the internet.
I hope this is enough to protect me from you in the future. I'd hate to have to have to get rid of my HDHR.