I originally posted for assistance in a forum (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic238654.html) and have received help but we have been unable to recitify the last of the issues. The tech helping me suggested I post in this forum.
I am having troubles with the auto-update component of my windows vista, as well as other programs that have an auto-update (ie have downloaded Avira on advice on my other topic, but can not finish installing it as it will not auto-connect for updates).
I am constantly advised that Windows can not auto-update - normally with error code 80072EFD. The help associated with this error code;
Windows Update error 80072efd
If you receive Windows Update error 80072efd while checking for updates, you might need to add the website addresses from which Windows Update downloads updates to your firewall exceptions or "allow" list.
To add the Windows Update websites to a firewall exceptions list
Windows Firewall ships with this version of Windows and should already include these sites in the exceptions list. If you use a different firewall, refer to the software publisher's help to see how to add these websites to your firewall exceptions list:
If the problem persists after you have followed the steps above, see this Knowledge Base article on the Microsoft Help and Support website or go to the Windows Update Support Center website to request support by e‑mail.
Help and Support search term: WindowsUpdate_80072efd
I have downloaded ddx, and attach the two files created from the scan.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!