Why did membership plugin turn on after update?

I purchased your full package and have the dashboard installed. I also have the membership plugin installed for about 10 days but I did not activate it. Now today my entire site is treated as protected content. In fact I can't even get to the WP login page and login as admin to uninstall or troubleshoot the plugin. I did updated the dashboard and the membership plugin yesterday so I am wondering if this automatically turns on the plugin?

Unfortunately I was logged in as admin and tested everything and it looked good. However, it was about a day before I noticed that the site was completely protected making all my advertising and social media efforts the previous day worthless.

Is this how the plugin is suppose to work? How can I set it up so that it is not automatically turned on after an update? I had to go through cpanel and change the Membership directory name in order to get my site back.