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how to permanently disable ubuntu updates pop up & hide or remove Install Updates button pic included see below:

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Why do you want to do this? I doubt it will be possible without changing the source code and recompiling, and I can't imagine the use case. –  l0b0 Jun 18 '13 at 10:48
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To disable the update notifier, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:

gconftool -s --type bool /apps/update-notifier/auto_launch false

Note: Keep in mind that doing so won't keep your system updated with security and other important updates.

To disable updates, in terminal do:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/10periodic

When it opens change the "1" to "0" as shown in the image below, and

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Then change the Automatically Check for Updates to "Never" as shown in the image below.

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Source for the last part complements of Guillermo G.

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