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#1 uncfingers

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 07:50 AM

:thumbsup: hi all, up and till two days ago my comp was fine...then my windows update warning sheild appeared and said that it was turned off ..i clicked on the shield to turn it on and it said that security centre could not turn my updates on...try doing it through the cotrol panel etc.I treid this but it still wont open it even though the spot is on the recomended area... i have tried to do it through the windows website but it says that the website is experiencing some problems and cant help... can anyone tell me if anyone else is having this trouble and how can i please get the updates back on a many thanks i am running windows xp home edition :flowers:

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 08:28 AM

What happens if you go to WinUpdate...and attempt to manually update (either critical or non-criticial) something?

FWIW: The Security Center is a common target of malware. Have you run malware scans recently on your system? If so, what programs did you use?

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 09:58 AM

:thumbsup: hi havnt done winupdate dontknow what it is i am not too confident when it comes to messing about with stuff like this...i have run spybot search and destroy and i am about to do adaware scan


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:trumpet: adaware scan fine as well any suggestions please :inlove:

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 10:22 AM

Neither of those programs is considered adequate anymore. You should try Super Anti Spyware.



http://www.superantispyware.com/

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 10:53 AM

I agree with the comment about Ad-Aware...but I don't believe there's anything wrong with Spybot, as long as users are aware of it's limitations.

By that, I mean...too many users seem to think that there is one program which handles all malware, whether adware, viruses, trojans, rootkits, etc.

It just ain't so...

FWIW: I use SAS along with Windows Defender, Spybot, and my AV program...and, of course, a good reliable firewall.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 03:26 AM

:thumbsup: have downloaded and run the superantispyware but still cant get the updates to turn on...i still cant get any where on the microsoftware website it keeps telling me the site has a problem and try again later...can anyone tell me if the website is ok or is it because of the prob i have that i cant get on it many thanks :flowers:

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 09:39 PM

Hello, uncfingers.

Go to Start -> Run..
Type in "Services.msc"
Near the top of the list that appears, you should see a service labeled "Automatic Updates", and one "Background Intellegent Transfer Service (BITS)" . What are they're startup types? It will be something like Automatic, Manual, or Disabled.

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 11:03 AM

:thumbsup: billy i done what you said but there wasnt any of the things on the list that you mentioned :flowers:

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 04:52 AM

:thumbsup: HI ALL HAVE DONE EVERYTHING THAT HAS BEEN THROWN AT ME BUT STLL CANT GET THE UPDATES TO TURN ON... PLEASE CAN ANYONE HELP AS THIS IS DRIVING ME MAD...MANY THANKS :flowers:

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 05:48 AM

Have you tried using Dial a fix?

http://wiki.lunarsoft.net/wiki/Dial-a-fix
Regards,

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 01:09 AM

:thumbsup: just thought i would tell you that my computer is very poorly and when i went to use it yesterday everything has disappeared from the screen apart from my picture that i had on there as my wallpaper otherwise all my programmes have gone ..nothing on there...so it looks like its a case of re booting everything.... :flowers:

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 08:47 AM

FWIW: I suspect that your system is/was infected and it seems that it may have helped you if you had either posted in the Am I Infected section of the website, rather than the XP section.

When a system is infected, there are often side effects which users believe are system problems occurring for no reason. That is the reason that many of us suggest ensuring that the system is not infected...as the initial step in dealing with troublesome situations.

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