This happens in the latest Windows 11 and 10, and it's nothing new. For example, today, "Apricorn - USB - 18.104.22.168" appears alongside a Windows cumulative update as "Pending Download", and there is no way to opt out. OTOH, under Optional Updates -> Driver Updates, there are various items from Realtek, HP, etc. I do use Apricorn Aegis secure USB thumb drives, so it sort of makes sense, but they only use Windows built-in drivers, which I see when I bring up the file properties and look at the drivers they use. I can find no Apricorn drivers on my hard drive or when using Autoruns. It's not even a naming thing in Device Manager like with some chipset drivers. The only evidence after the fact is that the update appears in Driver Updates under Windows Update History, which unhelpfully gives on further information. Can anyone explain what's going on here?
- Windows 11