this is the 3rd update since installing windows 10, and the 3rd time ms has decided to change networking, anti-virus and firewall settings.

each time homegroup is turned on, my home network becomes public, network discovery is turned off, all network security settings are changed (password for sharing turned off, encryption, public settings), windows firewall turned on, Avast firewall disabled, Avast anti-spam disabled, and a lot more.
these are the most frustrating of the lot, as they require at least 2 reboots once correcting. this never happened with windows 7.
my windows 10 is a clean install

is there a way to stop this forced setting changes from ms without disabling updates?

thanks in advance