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Windows Update off, and never to return on?


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#1 haun

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 11:55 PM

Ok So i got this icon on my tool bar, and it gives me a balloon telling me that my windows automatic updater is off, and to click on it to fix the problem.

Now it takes me to the Windows Security system and I press the "Turn on Auto. Updates", it sits for a bit and does nothing. I have restarted my computer several times (for non related reasons) and I still have the same 'problem'

Now, if i go into the The system app in Control Panel it says its on.

Now. Not sure if they discontinued updates for windows all ready or if its a virus (which im guessing it is)

If some has had the same problem let me know.

Or even better if you've had the same problem and FIXED or know what is causing it, POST .

I have avast, just in case.

Edited by haun, 10 October 2008 - 12:03 AM.

Annnnd you're, asking, me...

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 10:26 AM

First try Dial-A-Fix:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4899.html
When you open it check the boxes that say Fix Windows Update. Once those options are selected then hit go and let dial a fix run. After that is done reboot the computer. Now see if you can turn on automatic updates.

If that doesn't work, there'ss a good chance that you have an infection.
I would then post here: Am I Infected?
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/
Stating you problem and what you have tried so far
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