Auto-update cannot be disabled. I got totally annoyed by persistent nags for updates. This is not the way to force the users install new versions. So I removed it permanently and don't think I will come back. Aggresively imposing updates to users is a shameful practice. I never use appllications that don't let the users to turn of auto-update and anuto-update checks.
I just: Monitor this … regarding similarly dissonances ;)