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something changing my windows update choice


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#1 RcC

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 11:05 PM

I have set my PC to update windows automatically but all to often the action center icon is showing a red X

after booting and I have to change my update settings back to automatic. Any idea what can keep changing this setting?

 

I did a search and came up with some one saying to check the registry at

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update

Under the     AUOptions     it said there can be 4 choices 0,1,2 or 3. 0 is for automatic download and install.

My registry had a 4  in the AUOptions so I changed it to 1. I checked the registry a little while later and it was back to 4. Any ideas. 


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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 08:49 PM

Are you having any other update problems with say security software, or is your firewall getting turned off at the same time ?

 

If someone asks me to set up a computer for them, I always set updates to automatic - that way I can be reasonably assured that they will get installed !  My own is set to notify me when updates are available (do as I say, not as I do !), but I have never known one get kicked back to manual.

 

Malware is a possibility. I suggest you download and install Malwarebytes then let it update and run a 'Quick scan'. You can get it here :

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/malwarebytes-anti-malware/

 

If this comes up with anything that it can't fix itself, then raise a topic in the 'Am I infected' section of BC. Just remember, if after the scan completes, if it asks you to do a re-boot, do so immediately.

 

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