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Windows Security Center Auto Updates

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#1 CrashAriMP5N2O


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Posted 09 April 2011 - 11:44 PM

Hi. I have just gotten rid of the XP Anti-Spyware 2011 rogue as indicated in here. However, there seems to be still one problem regarding the Automatic Updates for Windows Security Center. The red shield with a white x appears on the lower-right taskbar as Windows Security Alerts.

In Windows Security Center, the Automatic Updates is set to off. Turning on Automatic Updates displays the message "We're sorry. The Security Center could not change your Automatic Updates settings. To try to change these settings yourself, go to System in in Control Panel. On the automatic updates tab, select Automatic (recommended), and then click ok." Following the above instructions only led me to find that the setting is already on Automatic (recommended).

I've looked up the problem to see how to resolve the issue and found out I need to reconfigure the Automatic Updates and the Background Intelligent Transfer Service under Services. The Automatic Updates does not appear in the list of services. The Background Intelligent Transfer Service has its status started but the startup type is "manual", which should be "automatic." Changing it to "automatic" will only make it revert to "manual" after restarting.

I'm thinking there's a registry key that hasn't been fixed and it's showing the alert icon and that the security center is reading "off" when I think it should be "on" as indicated in the automatic updates tab of the System Properties.

I would appreciate the help in fixing this issue. Thanks.
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Posted 10 April 2011 - 09:16 PM


Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.

If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 04:34 PM

Malware topic here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic390748.html

Now that your log is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the Malware Removal Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the Malware Removal Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Removal Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MR Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
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