The Lounge is rated Safe For Work. If you're about to post something inappropriate for a shared office environment, then don't post it. No ads, no abuse, and no programming questions. Trolling, (political, climate, religious or whatever) will result in your account being removed.
VS updates work very differently than Windows updates, in terms of its insistence for getting them installed.
Is there really any reason you can't postpone the VS updates until you're not going to be using your system?
Most of the time I get update notifications for VS in the middle of the day. They're not preventing me from using VS. I just wait until quitting time (sometimes I let it wait for days, sometimes another update has already come out by the time I gave it the okay), then tell it to go ahead..and wait for the process to get far enough I know it's not going to be waiting for a confirmation prompt. By the time I come back next morning, everything's done.
You'd probably have to ask the admins directly, either by summoning them, or by posting in Sugs'n'Bugs[^]
the stats you want are available from various sites such as SimilarWeb, but they are probably too aggregated to show any visible trend yet. You'd probably need a "like for like" comparison with last January on a daily basis, weighted by general traffic change 2018 / 2019.
"I have no idea what I did, but I'm taking full credit for it." - ThisOldTony
AntiTwitter: @DalekDave is now a follower!
The incantations are intricate, laborious and must be uttered precisely, the stuff you have to put into the cauldron obnoxious and digusting - if you can even get them to stay in there at all - and if your pentacle is not drawn with a hideous accuracy then you will be whisked away to the Dungeon Dimensions before you can ask why a wizard has a knob on the end of his staff.