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StopUpdates10 is stand alone freeware that easily stops and starts Windows 10 updates and upgrades, the nice thing about it is that it allows you to update Windows Defender signatures manually while disabling updates.
I set a group policy on my system so it waits for me to click on the check for updates button.
I also receive only Defender updates on demand. In Windows itself you can configure all this, but many privacy settings in Windows 10 are quite hidden and sometimes require diving through several submenus. To do it with one click, I have O&O Shutup10 installed, a small utility that summarizes all the possible settings that affect privacy in a simple menu.
It's a standalone app, freeware