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Windows Update Will Not Connect. Error Code 80072EFE

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#1 bhavikpatel219


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Posted 14 July 2010 - 06:53 PM

My antivirus software (avast 5) detected a virus on my laptop. I proceeded to clear it. A couple days later I noticed google would redirect me to other websites, and on the second attempt it would not connect to the website. Also I could not connect to certain websites like avast.com or microsoft.com. I scanned my laptop again but nothing was detected. I decided to restore my laptop back to before when I got the virus. It seemed to fix the problem with redirecting and loading avast.com and microsoft.com. I then attempted to use Windows Update to update my laptop but it will not connect and gives the following error message:

Code 80072EFE Windows Update encounted an unknown error.

Anyone know how to fix this?

Edited by Pandy, 14 July 2010 - 08:21 PM.
Moved from Vista to a more appropriate forum ~Pandy

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