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Window Updates Error Code 80070005 Vista(Virus Related)

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#1 hijack204


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Posted 19 May 2011 - 04:39 PM

I recently was infected with one of the scam antivirus virus that were going around.

I think I've all but cleaned my pc.

Ran malwarebytes, avast, combofix and appeared to have fixed all my problems, except now i cannot update my windows.

I've tried the recommendation here:


After completion however I am still not able to update.

Any ideas?

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#2 hijack204

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 01:02 PM


This did the trick

Stop update service:

in run type services.msc, go to windows update and right click select stop.

Rename your softwaredistribution folder:

Go to C:\Windows and find the folder named SoftwareDistribution and rename it to something else.

now create a new folder called SoftwareDistribution in c:\Windows

Restart windows update:

in run type services.msc, right click on windows update and select start

Now restart your computer, and try to use windows update.

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 08:44 AM

Hello hijack204 ,

I'm glad your problems appear to be resolved. If you experience issues with your computer, please start a new topic.

Note to everyone reading this: Because each computer set-up is different and every malware mix is different, what will work on one computer may not work on another and indeed may cause it not to work. I've seen it happen.

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