gnome -> software, Select 'download-updates'. Finally Scroll down until the end and set "use default value" to "false". Check here for more alternatives. />

How to disable Kali Linux auto-update

Disable automatic package updates (GUI)

Open dconf-editor, then follow the next steps:

  1. org -> gnome -> software
  2. Select 'download-updates'.
  3. Scroll down until the end and set "use default value" to "false".

Disable automatic package updates (Terminal)

Open the file /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/20auto-upgrades and then change the values from 1 to 0, example:

APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "0";
APT::Periodic::Unattended-Upgrade "0";