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#1 char1661

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 10:54 PM

Opened up Windows Update today and find out it is not working because the service is not running. When I look in services.msc, Windows Update is missing.
Running Windows 7 x64.
I don't think it is a malware infection.
Running ESET Nod32 Antivirus 4, Comodo Firewall and Malwarebyte's Pro.
I did a scan with Hitman Pro and it didn't find anything.
Tried sfc /scannow, no problems found.
I can't find my Windows 7 install cd, we remodeled and moved back in recently.
So any ideas? Let me know if you need a log or anything.
I already did a HijackThis scan, looking at it now (I am pretty experienced with computers and have cleaned a couple of computers).

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 05:52 AM

hey use this tool to reset the windows update and it will fix it for you and it is totally free i have tested it. :thumbsup:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/crisistool/files/

Edited by Orange Blossom, 12 September 2011 - 02:53 PM.
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#3 hamluis

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 11:20 AM

I would not suggest using any beta versions of known, reliable programs...let alone unknown programs from an undocumented provider.

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 11:49 PM

I would not suggest using any beta versions of known, reliable programs...let alone unknown programs from an undocumented provider.

Louis


its the release candidate and i have tested on 2 computers and it works so its the choice of person who is facing the issue whether to use it or not.

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 12:11 AM

Well the CAT thing didn't work, but it looks like a useful tool. Thanks for showing it to me.

Windows Fixit worked though. http://support.microsoft.com/fixit/en-us. Problem solved.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 08:35 AM

Used Microsoft site; good choice.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 01:11 PM

Thanks for posting your resolution...happy computing :).

Louis




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