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Preventing Auto Updates

Question: Preventing Auto Updates

I'm having startup issues with a Windows 10 Build:
Cumulative update for Windows 10 ver. 1511
KB3192444. (I hope I copied it correctly).

Before this update is installed the problem doesn't exist, after it's installed it does.
I posted this issue here but have not gotten any help.
Because windows 10 automatically installs updates I needed to go into Group Policy Editor-Computer Configuration-Windows Components-Windows Update and set it to
"Notify for download and notify for install"

But, when I go back into settings for windows update advanced settings, the choose how updates are installed has remained with the same 2 options.

How can I be sure that Windows 10 does not install this update????
Does changing this setting in GPE work ok?

Any help will be appreciated,
James

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Preferred Solution: Preventing Auto Updates

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I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Preventing Auto Updates

Hi, to hide (stop) a particular update see:
Windows Updates - Hide or Show in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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I'm having startup issues with a Windows 10 Build:
Cumulative update for Windows 10 ver. 1511
KB3192444. (I hope I copied it correctly).

Before this update is installed the problem doesn't exist, after it's installed it does.
I posted this issue here but have not gotten any help.
Because windows 10 automatically installs updates I needed to go into Group Policy Editor-Computer Configuration-Windows Components-Windows Update and set it to
"Notify for download and notify for install"

But, when I go back into settings for windows update advanced settings, the choose how updates are installed has remained with the same 2 options.

How can I be sure that Windows 10 does not install this update????
Does changing this setting in GPE work ok?

Any help will be appreciated,
James

Answer:Preventing Auto Updates

Hi, to hide (stop) a particular update see:
Windows Updates - Hide or Show in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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In the tools section of ccleaner I've disabled some programs from the startup list by deleting the entries. But when I restart the pc they reappear in the startup list and run(on standby) in the background. Some of the the affected programs are Google toolbar notifierYahoo messenger exe - quietcommon files\real\update_OB\....How do I permanently prevent these programs from starting up with windows?

Answer:Preventing applications from auto starting up

Start>run>type "msconfig">OK>click on "startup">untick any programme that you don't want to start with the comp>apply> re-start your comp and they should be gone.Depending on your layout you may need "administrator privileges" to carry this out.You could get a programme called "The Ultimate Troubleshooter" which would do the same thing for you

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When navigating in Explorer I go one step too far down from time to time and pick my DVD-burner instead of one of my HDs. This causes the burner to eject its tray unless there's a disc in the drive and since my case has a door this stops the tray which may not be good in the long run. Is there some way to configure things so the tray isn't ejected if there isn't a disc in?

Answer:Preventing DVD tray from auto-ejecting

Try the tip here.

Hack to Turn Off and Disable Windows 7 CD or DVD Writer Burning and Auto Tray Ejection Feature ? My Digital Life

or here

# Stop CD/DVD Tray from Ejecting Automatically in Vista

But remember, disabling this feature will also disable the built in CD burning. So, as long as you use a 3rd party software like Nero, you're fine.

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Hello Legends,
 Iam using windows 10 pro on my Dell inspiron 15r 5537 model. From the last month i am getting the DNS problem. I make the DNS obtain automatically under ipv4 properties but after 2-3 minutes it become Specified DNS address with address  87.118.74.138 and 8.8.8.8. I have tried flushing DNS, Uninstalling WLAN drivers, Rolling back, Updating. Changed this address also in Registry but after 2-3 minutes again the same.It prevent me from accessing the internet or opening the new pages on browsers but some of the download will stay continued. I'am getting trouble from it. Please help me to Solve this issue. thanks in advanced 

Answer:DNS address keep changing from Auto to 87.118.74.138 (Preventing Internet Access

IP address traces to Keyweb.de. Dubious history, and I would not put it past one of their clients:
 
https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/keyweb.de?utm_source=addon&utm_content=popup-donuts
 
Page here will give you an idea of how to find the dns servers in the registry (has to be the registry, you take the stuff out, then it comes back). http://windowsitpro.com/networking/where-registry-are-entries-dns-servers-located
 
The question is, how is it happening? Malware is capable of changing registry items, happens all of the time. Have you scanned your computer yet? Malwarebytes is free to consumers.

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In windows 2000 or 2003, how do I prevent cmd windows from automatically closing after execution? I need them to stay open to debug an activex script
 

Answer:preventing command line window from auto closing?

they, uuuummm...do stay open, if you run the command from the actual command line, and not from the "run box".
 

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Hi there, when trying to install an application, I get a pop up saying: 'Error 1500. Another installation is in progress. You must complete that installation before continuing this one.' On a separate occasion, AVG performs an auto update and basically says the same thing: 'Update has detected running installation. Complete that installation before starting update.' Not sure if that is relevant but, I installed Windows 10 several weeks ago and performed a virus check with AVG after the fact, which was successful in finding and securing two trojan horses. I have gone through all tasks and found nothing that is performing any sort of installation that I can see. Any help would be appreciated.

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Greetings,

I am doing a lot of from-scratch vanilla Windows 7 installs and am wondering if there is a way to get the whole bit about Windows Updates and reboots done automatically? It would be nice that if after installation + NIC drivers loaded + OS activated I could run some program that would work on triggering WU to download and install (except optionals) + reboot + repeat when needed until there are no more Windows Updates available.

It would allow me to spend only 15 minutes with a computer rather than babysit it for several hours constantly checking to see if it wants a reboot + start Windows Updates again after machine has rebooted, etc.
 

Answer:Doing lots of vanilla Win7 installs - a way to auto-reboot and auto-start updates?

Is this for identical systems or for different hardware each time?
You could use a pre-made image (that contains the drivers) with all the updates that would be pushed out to the machine. You could also try something like WUInstall and the reboot cycle option.
 

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I've somehow got some malware/ trojans/ viruses, whatever you may call them, and I'm unable to update my spyware/ anti-virus software. I currently have Spybot, Zonealarm pro, ad-aware pro and a recent download of the free avg anti virus...all of which are outdated. Can anybody please assist in the removal of these things causing the problems?

Thank you!
 

Answer:virus preventing updates

Welcome! to MajorGeeks.com!

Please follow the instructions in the READ & RUN ME FIRST link given further down and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

If you have problems where no tools seem to run, please try following the steps given in the below and then continue on no matter what you find. You only need to try the TDSSserv steps if having problems getting scans in the Read & Run Me First.
TDSSserv Non-Plug & Play Driver Disable

If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going.
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not.
READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide


Helpful Notes:


If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in Safe Mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes and Spybot ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
To avoid additional delay i... Read more

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Hi,
Right now i have about 56 updates pending, most of them office updates, and a couple of Windows updates.
I've discovered that a update is preventing my PC from sleeping, as when i do a system restore back to before i updated my PC will sleep, and then instaill them again my PC wont sleep.

I'm assuming its a windows update rather than an office update causing this problem.
Is there a better way to see which update is causing the problem rather than instailling each update, one by one?

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Hello guys, I hope I've posted this in the correct place. I'm only averagely tech minded so I'll try my best

I'm running Windows XP (sp3) and mostly use Chrome browser with IE occasionally.

My Avira Free has refused to net update for over 24hrs, and when I look at Internet Options I see the 'use proxy server' button is checked although I've previously un-checked it. I've managed to download manually from Avira and am currently running a scan with it & Malwarebytes.

I have some log files but I take notice of the warning against posting hijack this logs in this forum.

There are several processes & files that look decidedly fishy to me but am not sure of where/how to proceed. "ProxyServer = http=127.0.0.1:49717" for example!

I also use Malwarebytes free version & update & scan regularly with this & Avira free AV.

I usually scan any potentially fishy files with AV & MWB before downloading but something's gotten through (could be another user when I've not been here is responsible) or can hardware like a cheap chinese USB hub be responsible?

Answer:malware &/or virus (I think) is preventing AV updates

Welcome joolzLet's run these as I feel you have a rootkit.Many malwares like to change the proxy setting on you.Please click Start > Run, type inetcpl.cpl in the runbox and press enter.Click the Connections tab and click the LAN settings option.Verify if "Use a proxy..." is checked, if so, UNcheck it and click OK/OK to exit.Now check if the internet is working again.Please download the TDSS Rootkit Removing Tool (TDSSKiller.exe) and save it to your Desktop. <-Important!!!Be sure to download TDSSKiller.exe (v2.4.0.0) from Kaspersky's website and not TDSSKiller.zip which appears to be an older version 2.3.2.2 of the tool.Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.
Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it. To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. 123abc.com). If you do not see the file extension, please refer to How to change the file extension.Click the Start Scan button.Do not use the computer during the scanIf the scan completes with nothing found, click Close to exit.If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.Ensure Cure (default) is selected, then click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt (i.e. TDSSKiller.2.... Read more

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What can I do to prevent updates from preventing me from using my computer?
Apparently whoever designed Windows update never considered the possibility of people using small SSD drives that only have a fraction of the space required to run applications. Everything worked under Windows 7, although I did have to do some tweaking to get it to install apps directly to drive E: (my multi-terabyte hard drive). After installing Windows Update, I had to do the same registry tweak to make it install programs on drive E:, and it worked fine the first six weeks or so, but then it started routinely breaking one or two of my applications with each update. The problem was initially tedious to fix, but I eventually got everything working. However, I was not successful at getting Windows to comply with running my Chrome browser from E: I finally relented, and moved as many of the commonly used apps to drive C: (the SSD) and consequently had to set the cache size smaller. Everything was fine for another month or so.
However, beginning sometime in November, Windows updates started failing. It schedules an update, runs the update, reboots my computer, says the update failed, and reboots the computer again, uninstalled the update, and then it works. This was an annoyance, but since it only happened once a month, I put up with it.
Recently however, Windows has started retrying updates every few days, and doesn't bother warning me in advance or asking my permission. It just unceremoniously shuts... Read more

Answer:What can I do to prevent updates from preventing me from using my computer?

In updates, there is a setting to schedule restart, usually 3am. Can you check that setting is enabled?

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I have a Compaq desktop at home running Windows 7 Home Premium. My girlfriend has a user account on it that she uses from time to time. She sometimes needs to restart the computer. When she tries to do that, many times the shut down screen shows "Install updates and Restart" as the default action. Is there a way to eliminate that option for her account or at least make Restart or Shutdown, without installing updates, the default choice? She is careful about changing the option, but I am concerned she might slip up one time.

I have no desire to upgrade to Windows 10 at this time (Yes, I know the free upgrade offer is supposed to end at the end of June). On my account, I manually go through the list of new available updates and remove any that are related to preparing the computer for Windows 10 or actually downloading and installing it.
 

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i keep getting this message. i have already disabled automatic updates through group policy editor.

Answer:updates preventing my computer from shutting down

With this batch script you can automatically close apps not responding at shutdown in windows. Please execute the batch script as a administrator.

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Hello.

I posted in the Vista section about trouble I am having with updates installing. One person replied that "[b]ecause of the large number of problems in category items that [I] posted, and the corrupted SFC store," before I do anything else, I should post in this forum to make sure my system isn't infected.

To briefly summarize what I posted over there, I can't get some updates to install, and I have some corrupted files (or corrupted something . . . I honestly don't know enough to know what the problem is).

Here is what I got when I ran the dds:


DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by admin at 16:00:03.31 on Thu 04/16/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6000.16830 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6000.0.1252.1.1033.18.2037.1118 [GMT -5:00]

AV: ZoneAlarm Security Suite Antivirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated)
FW: ZoneAlarm Security Suite Firewall *enabled*

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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Answer:Possible malware infection preventing updates

Hello ti2,

I'm not seeing any malware in these logs. You can run an online scan and see if it detects anything lurking about. It can take some time, so please be patient and allow it to run it's full course:

**Vista users - right click on the IE icon and run as administrator

Using Internet Explorer or Firefox, visit http://www.kaspersky.com/kos/eng/par...avwebscan.html

1. Click Accept, when prompted to download and install the program files and database of malware definitions.


2. To optimize scanning time and produce a more sensible report for review:Close any open programs
Turn off the real time scanner of any existing antivirus program while performing the online scan

3. Click Run at the Security prompt. The program will then begin downloading and installing and will also update the database. Please be patient as this can take several minutes.Once the update is complete, click on My Computer under the green Scan bar to the left to start the scan.
Once the scan is complete, it will display if your system has been infected. It does not provide an option to clean/disinfect. We only require a report from it.
Do NOT be alarmed by what you see in the report. Many of the finds have likely been quarantined.
Click View scan report at the bottom.



Click the Save as Text button to save the file to your desktop so that you may post it in your next reply

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hello everyone,
my sons laptop has acquired a virus. (an acer aspire 5100 on xp)basically it is preventing any windows updates & any security scans. It is clever; for example if i attempt trend micro house call i get blue screen & the pc shuts down immediately. When i reboot it refers to fat32 as follows:
checking file system on c the type of the file system is fat32.

i have current subscription to trend micro internet security for three pc's but can't download due to the virus.
i am not a "power user" but i am capable of starting the the laptop in safe mode & carrying out basic tasks.(but it appears to be stopping that unless i'm doing something wrong with the "f8" key)

how serious is this & is there the idiots guide to a resolution?
thanks for looking bob (uk)
 

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Info in this thread:
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/736643-automatic-updates-rundll32-error.html

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:55:39 PM, on 8/3/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell4me.com/myway
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.dell4me.com/myway
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://www.dell.com/
O3 - Toolbar: AIM Toolbar - {DE9C389F-3316-41A7-809B-AA305ED9D922} - C:\Program Files\AOL\AIM Toolbar 5.0\aoltb.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
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Answer:MalWare preventing Automatic Updates?

Er hm, was I suppose to post the HJT log while in non-safe mode?
 

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I know Brink and Tairiku (experts I'm sure) have contributed to a solved thread "Turn Off Windows Updates" but here I am with an MBA in Finance and still somewhat confused based on what I'm trying to do.
It's all about the Nvidia drivers. I have a working W10 driver (355.80) which was just released and thanks to posts on various forums and all the previous W10 drivers that didn't work I waited to upgrade to W10 until now. New video drivers are released frequently, at least with every new game launch. It is sometimes the case that a new driver breaks something fixed in a previous driver, often specific to hardware. I want to be able to decide whether I will try the new driver and the next and the next. Sometimes I will try it out, sometimes I won't want to based on feedback.

First question is when I select 2 in group policy "notify to download and notify to install" I get that red sentence "some settings are managed by your organization". Am I supposed to get that message? I'm the only user and the admin.

If it is working and I sometime soon see an Nvidia driver, that group policy edit wouldn't let me stop the driver from installing, would it? It just tells me it will be installed. Not sure of the value of this as I can look at the Nvidia control panel to see if a new driver has been installed.

Then there is "wushowhide". Does that only allow me to hide a video driver that has already been installed or can I prevent the driver from ... Read more

Answer:Disable Auto Updates Group Policy - Managing Video Driver Updates?

Hello specialkone,

You can use the tutorial below to turn off automatic updating for it.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html

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Hi Guys,

I could use some help getting rid of some malware that has been vexxing me for quite a while now. Looking back at my windows update history, I have been unable to install Vista Security Update KB979683 since 16 Apr 10 with it attempting to install everyday since then and always getting the same error 'FFFFFFFF'

I was unable to get a RootRepeal log as the program would use up all my RAM (2GB) and then just exit itself after about 20 mins.

My logs are attached. Thank You!
 

Answer:Malware preventing Vista security updates

Welcome to Major Geeks!

You ran steps in safe boot mode not normal boot mode. You should be running in normal boot mode to get proper logs unless that is not possible.

Also you skipped running step 6 of the READ & RUN ME so we cannot tell whether you have a Master Boot Record rootkit infection or it is just the disk emulation software you did not disable. To properly continue, you will have to run this step and then rerun MGtools and attach a new log; however, based on the sum of all logs, I don't think you are having malware problems.

While problems with Windows Updates can sometimes becaused by malware, it is quite frequently not malware. It could just issues with Windows itself or it could be your own protection sofware. You could try shutting down Symantec and Windows Defender and see if you can update.
 

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I was going to download Norton 2009 antivirus, but the setup said that the computer needed and upgrade. I proceeded to the windows update to check. Sure enough I needed windows service pack 2. I tried to download this but got the error 80072efd. Its not the firewall, but i also realized that I cannot download it directly from the windows update website. I am really confused and need this antivirus cause my computer is infected at this time. All help will be appreciated.

Answer:error 80072efd is preventing me fom downloading updates

hi and welcome to TSF the first thing you should do is go here
http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html and get help for your infection and then see about antivirus i would not choose norton or mcafee as they can cause issues with vista

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I have a paid version of AVG Internet Security 2012 which commenced in August 2012. I've had paid versions in the previous two years and until the last two months have had no problems.
In the past few days when I switch on my PC (Windows XP with Mozilla Firefox browser, wired connection with BT) the automatic AVG update will not proceed, nor will a manual attempt.
Within a few minutes of switching on the following Windows warning box appears on the screen:
'The software you are installing for this hardware - Non-Plug and Plug Drivers - has not passed the Windows Logo testing to verify its compatibility with Windows XP. Continuation of installation of this software may impair or destabilise the correct operation of of your system either immediately or in the future.'
Two options are then given: Continue anyway or Stop installation.
The updates waiting to be downloaded are all version 2238 of the the following: Alert Manager; Anti Rootkit Driver; Anti Spam Component; Scanning Engine; Set Up Component; Kernel components; E-mail Scanner; Firewall Component; User Interface Component; Identity Protection; Language Files (English); Online Shield (Settings); Resident Shield Scanner; Link Scanner HTTP Redirector; Systems Tools Component; TDI Component; Pc Analyzer; Update Component.
If I click on 'Continue anyway' the system attempts to download the updates again but aborts very quickly and the same warning notice appears. If I do nothing the warning notice remains but my AVG page sa... Read more

Answer:Windows preventing paid AVG updates download

I'd recommend putting this to AVG in the form of an email. Even copy and paste what you posted here.

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Hi,
Since an automatic update on my computer, my computer will not access the internet. I have tried to resart the computer to a previous point pre-updates but now it will longer do this either. So i am a stuck. Can you help?

Thanks

Answer:Automatic updates now preventing access to internet

Quote:





Originally Posted by duncan hill


Hi,
Since an automatic update on my computer, my computer will not access the internet. I have tried to resart the computer to a previous point pre-updates but now it will longer do this either. So i am a stuck. Can you help?

Thanks




I have a similar problem. Bun not from automatic updates. I updated Adobe reader(it says "Install security update). Since then It appeared in system Tray an yellow triangle with an exclamtion mark on it. If I click on it, it disappears, but my network connection has stopped working. It connects normaly, but the computer works like it would not be connected to the Internet. I unistaled the update, but the problem reappeard after 2-3 days. Now it looks that it is all OK, but I do not know what am I suposed to do.

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I have 93 updates for XP & Office 2003 which I cannot install. I have stopped and re-started the update service & tried everything else I can find on the web.

I would be very grateful for any help anyone can provide!

Answer:A problem on your computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed

Is your windows update allowed to install updates automatically? Check your settings in the security center. I hope you are updating via a broad band connection. Also does windows download the updates and stalls have way thru the installation? During the install of the downloads, Windows will ask you to accept certain agreements. You may not be seeing these and think Windows has stopped installing. Windows will not move forward unless you respond to these agreement. When downloading be sure all the downloads are complete and upon the installation part, Minimize your screen to see these agreements. IE7 download and install is one of the biggest culprites. It hides behind your Download and install screen.
Hope this helps.

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I am not able to install the windows updates>>used Express and got like 72 updates required. dloaded all but NONE installed.. got this message>>

A problem on your computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed

any help on this? this is after a windows XP install/repair

thanks, bo bo bolinski
 

Answer:A problem on your computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed

Re: A problem on your computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or install

no help on this? I am suprised! do I have to do the HJT routine or does someone have an easier solution??

thnx, bo bo bolinski
 

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For some reason, whenever windows 8.1 updates, internet explorer stops working. Every time I try to get on the internet, I just keep getting a message that 'this page cannot be displayed'. Skype still works, so the problem seems to be internet explorer itself.

I have decided to switch to google chrome to fix the problem, but I can't do so without getting on the internet.

I would like to restore the computer to a point in which it worked, and I have one restore point which I'm certain will work, but the problem is, immediately after restoring, windows automatically updates, which kind of undermines the entire purpose of the restore. I have tried changing the update settings so it will restore without updating, but as soon as the system restores, my changes are undone and windows then proceeds with the stupid updates.

I just want to get on the internet somehow to install google chrome! (and no, I can't just copy and paste from the computer I'm currently on because this one has windows 7).

Any ideas?

Thanks,
smile puppy

Answer:Windows Updates Preventing Internet Explorer from Running!

Unplug your router, then do your system restore. You then have as much time as you need to configure Windows Update not to auto check.

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Hi

With Windows 8.1 Update, how do I prevent all users that the notification of any updates to the apps by Microsoft Store will never be displayed?

Thanks

Bye

Answer:Preventing the notification of any updates to the apps by Microsoft Store

This should cover it: Tech Blog :: Enable/Disable App Notifications In Windows 8

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Win Updates Disabler: Disable\Enable Windows Updates, Windows Defender, Security Center, Windows Firewall

Win Updates Disabler is a very simple Windows OS software that helps you to completely disable or enable Automatic Updates on your Windows system. Moreover, it can help to disable or enable Windows Defender, Windows Security Center and Windows Firewall. Remember that it is important keep your system up to date for security reasons, however, if for privacy reasons or for any other reason you want to disable Windows Updates and the other Windows security services, this little tool is all that you need. This program works fine on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows 10 (32\64-bit).





Program Key Features

Completely Disable or Enable Automatic Updates on Windows
Disable or Enable Windows Defender, Security Center, Windows Firewall
Ask to Reboot the PC After the Changes have Been Applied
Run it Directly from the USB with the Portable Version
Works on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 (32\64-bit)

Download http://www.site2unblock.com/download/win-updates-disabler-setup.exe

Portable Version http://www.site2unblock.com/download/win-updates-disabler-portable.zip


 

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This topic is tied to the following post: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/304226/unable-to-update-mbam-spybots-d-or-avg/I have malware on my machine that prevents me from updating any of my security apps (MBAM, SpybotS&D, AVG). If I do scans with them in both regular and safe mode I receive no results.Steps i've already taken with the help of a moderator includes: - running fixexe.reg - running TFC - running rkill - running SuperAntiSpyware - re-running MBAM (to no avail)Now I have run Defogger, DDS, and GMER and will post the results per the guidelines and attach the appropriate files:DDS.txtDDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Duong at 20:43:34.07 on Mon 03/22/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_05Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1270 [GMT -8:00]AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) coloro:#E567177FW: ZoneAlarm Firewall *enabled* coloro:#E567176FW: NVIDIA Firewall *disabled* coloro:#E567175============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\Program Files\Juniper Networks\Common Files\dsNcService.exeC:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\... Read more

Answer:Malware preventing security apps updates (i.e. MBAM, Spybot, AVG)

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Hi, my computer somehow picked up some nasty little programs that caused a lot of problems. This is my first time posting on a tech help forum so I hope I followed the rules correctly. If I've done anything wrong or you need some information I didn't supply, please let me know and I'll try to correct it ASAP.

Thanks in advance for your help :]
Okay, here's an outline of my problem:

Initially the desktop of my computer was changed into a screen that read "Warning! Spyware has been detected on your computer!" in Blue and Yellow text.

I downloaded and ran a few different antispyware programs:
SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition
Dr. Web Cure It!
and Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware

Each of these programs detected some things and I had them remove them.

The desktop issue is no longer present now, however two issues that I know of remain.

I use Mozilla Firefox 3 and it works normal, same homepage and everything, except when I do a search in google, I can not follow the links. If I click on a link it'll divert me to some other things.
At first the links (under properties) all lead to some weird website that started with an "a" sorry I don't remember what it was...

Now all the links are to a go.google.com/? followed by a ridiculously long string of characters.

Some of the redirects try to get me to download some pseudo antivirus program antivirus 2009? I think it was called.

Other issues I have is I can't access any help sit... Read more

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Hello all!Firstly, thank you so much for running such a magnificent site with such detailed and easily understandable instructions. I direct everyone I know to this site once they become infected--you offer such useful tools and great suggestions. Anyway, onto my problem. I'm working on a friend's laptop that was infected with System Check. (Boo!) The computer is unable to connect to my wireless, nor his wireless at home and the Windows diagnostic tool is of no help in that area. So everything I'm downloading to run on his computer, (rkill, gmer.zip, etc.) is being downloaded on my computer and transferred via flashdrive. Everything is being run on this computer while it's in Safe Mode with Networking. After going through the steps per the removal guide for System Check, I discovered that the infection was a lot tougher to remove than previously thought. It has kept MalwareBytes from being able to update, and I had to initially rename both TDSSKiller and MalwareBytes installer with single word names so that the malware wouldn't stop the process from running. When trying to run MalwareBytes after going through the guide with Rkill and TDSSKiller (which found no infection,) I receive an error from MalwareBytes that states: Program_Error_updating(11004,0,No address found)I am unsure if this is related to the rootkit, or if the rootkit is preventing the update due to the wireless connectivity issue. So I suppose my questions are thus:1.) Is the rootkit... Read more

Answer:TDSS infection preventing updates to MalwareBytes/Internet connection

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me Agent ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator!
If I instruct you to download a specific tool in which you already have, please delete the copy that you have and re-download the tool. The reason I ask you to do this is because these tools are updated f... Read more

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Is there a way to disable Windows Automatic Updates from updating device drivers. There are a several PC's at my job that have problems with a device driver update from. I would still like to recieve regular security updates, but I dont want any device driver updates.
 

Answer:Disable Driver updates from Auto Updates?

Do not do automatic updates, select custom instead of Express and drivers will be listed, but only as an option.
 

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I am infected by a Trojan/Virus that prevents me from updating my antivirus software as well as redirects any clicked links from a Google search. I've run Ad-Aware and it removed a trojan but apparently did not completely fix the problem. I have run online scans (Kaspersky and Panda) but the scan either didn't finish or my computer rebooted when the infections were trying to be removed. I've installed MalwareBytes but it will not execute. I've pasted the dds.txt log below and attached the attach.txt and hijackthis.txt logs.

I appreciate any help that can be given.

Thanks,
Brian

DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by brian at 20:38:36.45 on Wed 05/13/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.3069.1563 [GMT -4:00]

AV: AVG 7.5.557 *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) {41564737-3200-1071-989B-0000E87B4FB1}
SP: Windows Defender *disabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
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Answer:Infected with an unknown trojan preventing updates to antivirus and causing google redirects

Just bumping this up. I'm still interested in getting some help if anyone is available.

I appreciate your time. Thanks.
Brian

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Hi,
I have two files whch I cannot delete. Namely Apache and MYSQL. They have been
erased in the registry and everywhere else. These files are located in Computer
Management in the Services folder. I see NO method of deleting them. I be very
grateful if you could tell me how to achieve this.
regards
Gerry
 

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Hi, new guy here, it only took me 20 minutes to get to this page, so you can see what your dealing with.

Problem started with exception processing message 75b6bf9c everytime i started the puter.

Allso noticed i can"t get any updates from microsoft, no matter what i have it in......manual or auto.

In fact i cant keep it in auto for more that 30 seconds, always goes back to disabled.

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks, Rich
 

Answer:Cannot keep auto updates in auto

Hi Rich


What version of windows are you using, including service pack level?

Can you boot into Safe Mode (F8 at boot) without this message appearing?

What would the full error message be? and if its mentioning a disk exception, then do you have any removable drives plugged in?


Potential issue coudl also be malware, so scan your PC for any signs of malware.
 

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When trying to use Windows Update, the updates download successfully but fail to install. The following message appears: "Problem: A problem on your computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed." I have turned my antivirus software off, I have tried updating manually, I have tried updating one at a time. Nothing seems to work. I now have a backlog of 13 updates that I'm supposed to install. Can anyone please help? THANKS!

Answer:Windows Update: "problem on your computer is preventing updates from being installed"

Boot into "Safe Mode with Networking" (restart while tapping F8 repeatedly) and see if you can install the updates. This should work.

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A previous question about how to uninstal Windows Steady State goes unanswered.  I presume Microsoft people monitor these posts, but they do not know how to uninstall Windows Steady State to enable the Windows 10 1511,10586 updates
to be installed.   It looks like I am stuck in a bog unable to move forward with Windows 10, so intend to roll back to my previous version and then consider my OS options.   
Is anyone aware of any major problems likely to be encountered by me taking this course?

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Ok heres the deal.
I crashed my system and have done a clean install. I couldn't find my winxp pro disk so I barrowed my friends. His has SP2 on it. I then found out after installing it, that it wouldn't work with my product key. So i had to go searching for my disk. Thankfully I found it, and did a windows repair to reinstall the system with the new disk.
My disk didn't have SP2 on it.

So I go to windows update to do updates and it trys to install like 80 something updates and everytime it comes back with ": A problem on your computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed "

I have a feeling that it thinks SP2 is on my system. is there a way to resolve this without having to do another clean install?

John

Answer:"A problem on your computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed"

Hello and Welcome to TSF


Why wouldn't it work with your product key?
It is better to install with SP2 incorporated onto the cd, saves a lot of time. SP2 should have been eliminated while performing the repair install.

You could try the following but you need SP2 installed before installing the updates, the site should have recognized it was not installed. If the following does not help then I suggest you Slipstream Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Create Bootable CD and do a clean install using the proper software


Try re-registering the windows update components. This may help fix a corrupt installer


1. Click on Start and Run,
2. Type "REGSVR32 WUAPI.DLL" (without quotation marks) and press Enter.
3. Should get the message "DllRegisterServer in WUAPI.DLL succeeded" Click OK.
4. Repeat above for each of the following:

REGSVR32 WUAUENG1.DLL
REGSVR32 ATL.DLL
REGSVR32 WUPS2.DLL
REGSVR32 WUCLTUI.DLL
REGSVR32 WUPS.DLL
REGSVR32 WUWEB.DLL
REGSVR32 WUAUENG.DLL

5. Reboot

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When opening Windows update I am greeted with the message that Windows 10 is ready to be installed and a reboot is required. I do not wish to isntall Windows 10 but do wish to install updates for Windows 7. On reboot Windows 10 does not install but the message remains. Please advise as to how I can remove the Windows 10 message and update Windows 7. Thanks.

Answer:Windows 10 ready to install preventing Windows 7 updates.

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
You might try to power down just hold down the power button on your computer till your machine turns off
Then unplug it from the power source and or remove the battery if using a laptop.
Hold down the power button again for at least 60 seconds to drain any power out of the system..

Then start in safe mode with networking at startup
Safe Mode

There are some windows updates you need to uninstall and kill some gwx services and processes
Which might be easiest to install never 10 or gwx control panel to do that
GRC | Never10 Technical Details

Ultimate Outsider - Software Downloads

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Question: Auto updates?

Hi, I've recently purchased a new computer with Windows 8.1 and Ienovo. I have never used Ienovo before. While looking around I found the "Ienovo Solution Center". Under the "Systems" tab it says that I need to do a software update and I need to search their website for updates. I have searched their website and I have found updates- but I have no idea what I need to update. In the past, my computer would just run an "auto update" and find the updates I need-- does anyone know if there is something similar for that for Ienovo? It would be a great time saver. Thanks!

Answer:Auto updates?

Hi Jechternacht,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums
 
The Auto update is one and the same as the Windows Update which feature is provided in all OS (Operating System), Embedded with the Lenovo Solution Center is an auto update feature that will automatically notify users to install the latest version of software &  Updates required for the computer. To perform this click on the popup message and proceed as per the instructions displayed.
 
Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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Question: Auto Updates

Hi,

Just finished a repair install of XP to get my newly cloned HD. I understand that there is an issue regarding Auto Updates not working after a repair install so I did what I thought was the required fix for this issue. It didn't work. There's 2 updates that won't install, and keep reminding me everyday.

1. Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1
2. " " Genuine Advantage Validation Tool (KB892130)

My Update History shows this; "Windows IE7 dynamic installer (KB904942)" was installed on 12/29/07. Is this the same as the Installer 3.1?

Thanx for your help!

Answer:Auto Updates

What did you try that you thought was required to fix the issue?

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Question: XP Auto updates

I seem to have downloaded the same two security updates three times. What it shows on my history is (MSXML 2.6) and (MSXML 3.0). They are dated feb.13. I cant find out what they are for .
 

Answer:XP Auto updates

Since they both show a different version i doubt they are the same. When you go to M$ update website, they will only list what has not been d/l and installed on your system.
 

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I love how the software updates on Mac work, and how they seem to update just about any program you have (as far as I can tell).

Is there some 3rd-party program for XP or Vista (or both) that does this? Windows Update is so... limited in what it'll update. I know there are programs that auto-update all of your drivers, but it would be soooo useful if there was some automatic way to do the same for all your ordinary programs (and I have so many).

Anyone know of a program that can do this? Tonight I was going through my list of apps, and checking for updates manually on the program websites. Not fun.
 

Answer:Mac-like Auto-Updates?

Dario D. said:


I love how the software updates on Mac work, and how they seem to update just about any program you have (as far as I can tell).Click to expand...

As long as the apps are made (almost everything included on a new Mac) or shipped (Java) by Apple. 3rd party applications still have their own updaters, just like on Windows.

If you enable Microsoft Update, that gives similar functionality for Microsoft made apps (not only Windows and certain components like default).
 

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Question: Auto app updates

How do auto updates work in the store? I noticed when I went into it there were some updates showing for things like calculator and one note. The progress bar indicated they were fully downloaded but they didn't seem to be disappearing from the list or installing themselves. Is this normal behaviour? It's not an issue as I clicked the download arrow and this seemed to manually prompt their installation immediately. They all worked fine.

i guess what I am asking is would they of installed eventually on their own? I only had the computer on for about twenty minutes or so. It didn't have loads of time to do its thing perhaps. Maybe they download and install themselves after a certain period of idle time? Or on shutdown? How often does the store to app update checks - are they pushed or is there something like once in every 24 hours in place? do recall spotting this once before with some of the MS core apps.

also is there a way of viewing the update history of apps in the store? I'd be curious to see if any are successfully updating themselves automatically without me being aware.

cheers
Wayne

Answer:Auto app updates

Hi, I have a feeling that, having seen appmodel(2) sometimes use quite a bit of CPU time for a while after I log in, and this seems to be launched after I manually trigger an update (via wsappx in the task manager if I recall) I'm guessing I'm seeing the install phase of the autoupdate process, that there's a check on logging in.

If you check in the taskscheduler, under Windows update, there is a task for the update on logon and every 4 hours.

I'm pretty sure there's no history kept.

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Question: Auto updates

I'm having trouble with the automatic part of the Microsoft automatic updates. My private connection is not free, and not unlimited. I want the updates, but I'd rather download them via a public (free) connection. My computer time is beginning to center around the automatic updates, and going to a public connection before I use my private one to save bandwidth. There's an automatic update almost every day.

If there's a way to set my connection as metered, I can't find it.

Help!

Answer:Auto updates

Have a look at this tutorial
Wireless Network Metered Connection - Set in Windows 10
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html

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Question: Auto Updates

Hello,

Is there a way to eliminate a specific security patch from automatically installing? I have WinXP configured to auto download/install updates, which for the most part works great. However, periodically I run into some updates that, in my opinion, actually cause more problems then they resolve.

Example – MS Office update KB2509503 causes Excel files stored on a network drive to open much slower; uninstall it and all works fine.

Thanks,
SKK

 

Answer:Auto Updates

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Question: Auto updates

The trouble is, my private connection only allows 2 GB of bandwidth per month. I'd rather download the updates via a free public connection when I'm at a hot spot. But I don't know how to stop the updater from using my private connection. Help!

Answer:Auto updates

Hello Roger,

If your private connection is a wireless connection, then setting it to be a metered connection will stop automatic updates.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html

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Question: Auto app updates

How do auto updates work in the store? I noticed when I went into it there were some updates showing for things like calculator and one note. The progress bar indicated they were fully downloaded but they didn't seem to be disappearing from the list or installing themselves. Is this normal behaviour? It's not an issue as I clicked the download arrow and this seemed to manually prompt their installation immediately. They all worked fine.

i guess what I am asking is would they of installed eventually on their own? I only had the computer on for about twenty minutes or so. It didn't have loads of time to do its thing perhaps. Maybe they download and install themselves after a certain period of idle time? Or on shutdown? How often does the store to app update checks - are they pushed or is there something like once in every 24 hours in place? do recall spotting this once before with some of the MS core apps.

also is there a way of viewing the update history of apps in the store? I'd be curious to see if any are successfully updating themselves automatically without me being aware.

cheers
Wayne

Answer:Auto app updates

Hi, I have a feeling that, having seen appmodel(2) sometimes use quite a bit of CPU time for a while after I log in, and this seems to be launched after I manually trigger an update (via wsappx in the task manager if I recall) I'm guessing I'm seeing the install phase of the autoupdate process, that there's a check on logging in.

If you check in the taskscheduler, under Windows update, there is a task for the update on logon and every 4 hours.

I'm pretty sure there's no history kept.

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On May 27, I installed Vista's new service pack.The installation went off without a hitch, or so I thought.I just realized that between May 27 and today, my Avast Home Edition 4.8.1335 has not automatically downloaded its virus signatures even once, as shown by its update log.Has anyone else with Avast Home Edition run into this conundrum? I can still update manually, but the automatic updates were so convenient.Could Windows Firewall be blocking Avast from updating? Would a repair installation of Avast or even uninstalling and reinstalling be advised?Thanks.

Answer:No auto updates since SP2

Are you still experiencing a problem with this as Avast 4 Home did an automatic update for me on a Windows 98se computer I happened to be running ; My VPS is currently 090614-0Has yours also updated?

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Question: sp2 auto updates

SP2 has just been downloaded through auto updates. Should I install it? I have downloaded sp2 from the internet in the past, and it would never work. Everytime I booted the computer up, it wouls always restart after it got to the boot screen.

So should I try to install it?
Thanks
 

Answer:sp2 auto updates

I installed it from MS site and had no problems. Only I went there and downloaded it direct.
 

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Question: XP auto updates

I am running XP Home. When I open the window updates It gives me a message that the site has been updated and do I want to down load the new download software program before downloading the updates. Auto up date just downloads the patches ect. Should I use the auto update or do it manually? How do you know what updates are installed like sp1 ect. Also let it be known that this web site sure has some wonder people helping people like me that are lost most of the time. Thank You.
 

Answer:XP auto updates

Personally, I like to manually download the updates, I want to know what they're putting on my system. I also want some other people to have installed the updates for several weeks, and I monitor places like this for problems with new updates.
 

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I for one don't care about updating to 10 because 8.1 serves me just fine. I think if W10 did away with automatic updates that would probably push me over to the 10 side. Will there ever be a SP1 or something to do away with auto updates?
 

Answer:Will W10 ever do away with auto updates?

MS just patched home to allow for deferred updates
 

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Question: Auto AVG Updates

Good morning all.Whenever I open up the AVG control centre and click on 'update' more often that not, there are some updates there. Can anyone tell me where I can change the setting to do it automatically?

Answer:Auto AVG Updates

Open AVG click on the "Schedule Tasks" button and put the time you want it to update.

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I go to my Uncle’s house about once a year or so. At that time, I update, upgrade, repair, and/or replace his computers. He has 4 running computers that are reasonably up to date. The last time I was there was back in July. This was right before SP2 came out. It should have been out by then but was being delayed. Anyway, a few weeks ago, the sp2 pop-up came up on one of his computers and so he decided to install it. Well, it hosed the system. The only option that was available was for him to do a fresh install of XP, have me walk him through getting remote desktop working, and me re-installing everything over the remote desktop connection.

Well, there are 3 other computers, and from what I understand, after a certain amount of time, SP2 is going to be automatically installed?

I may not be over there for another 9 months or so, and rebuilding a computer over remote desktop is tedious at best (especially considering I have to send any install files to that computer over my Comcast connection before I can install anything).

Is it possible to not install SP2, or would that pretty much compromise the security of those computers? Is there a way to install SP2 that leaves some way to restore the previous configuration if it starts doing infinite reboots like it did with the other ones?
 

Answer:xp sp2 auto updates

Previous service packs gave you a choice whether or not you wanted to archive the old system files while SP2 automatically does it. So, theoretically, if you went into safe mode after SP2 hosed the machine you "should" be able to uninstall it.

As far as that goes though I've installed SP2 on about 100 machines sofar and have only been stuck with one system bombing on me and that was because the nvidia driver didn't want to cooperate. Rebooted, went into safe mode, uninstalled the driver and ta-da it was back up and running. Not to say that PC's bombing after SP2 doesn't happen, just that the margin is smaller than it's made out to be from my experience.

Moral of the story; SP2 is going to be forced on you sooner or later whether you like it or not so you may as well bite the bullet so to speak and go for it. If it crashes then it crashes but when you rebuild it, make sure you put SP2 on the fresh install. =)

To make the upgrade to SP2 smoother you may want to go to Microsoft's site and manually download the "Network Install" of SP2 instead of the quick-and-easy one. Save it to his hard drive and then run it. Hopefully this will improve your chances by eliminating the chance some of the files became corrupted during the quick-and-easy install from Windows Update.
 

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Question: xp auto updates

hi all i've had 6 auto upates this week .the thing is that i think there all the same one's isthere any way of finding this out just incase there not installing properlyusing xp pro

Answer:xp auto updates

Look in Add/Remove Programs. The windows updates appear at the bottom of the list.Brian

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is there anyway to disable it telling me to turn on the auto update feature?
 

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I just installed the SP2 update ( less than 10 mins.). After rebooting, it asks if I want automatic updates. Should I or shouldn't I automatically update ?
 

Answer:W/XP SP2, Auto Updates ?

I personally prefer to "notify me, but don't automatically download or install them", but you may have a different preference. To set your preference, go to system properties (press windows + pause/break keys together), and click on updates.
 

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Question: Auto updates

Being new to Win 10 I am told that Win 10 will automatically download ALL updates now. Not only Critical Updates, but also Optional Updates, etc. Is that true?
Wouldn't all these Optional Updates that we might not, or probably will not use, "overload" our computers with useless files, etc.?

P.S. I have an Icon on my Win 7 desktop which is titled "My Computer." When I Right click on that (Properties) it shows me information about my Win 7 computer, such as: Windows Edition, System, etc. Is there any way I can have such an 'icon' put on the desktop of my Win 10 laptop?
 

Answer:Auto updates

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Question: Auto updates

I am having problems with windows automatic updates. When trying to turn it on I am getting a 1058 error message.
 

Answer:Auto updates

Check in Services to see that it in-fact has been started.

Go Start>>Run type services.msc click OK

Look down the list for Windows Updates..

Double click on it and check that is has been started (the start button will be greyed out)

and the startup type is Automatic
 

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Question: no auto updates

i am running win xp and have a cable connection. yesterday i removed norton system works and norton antivirus from my pc. i installed avg antivirus . the problem is when i try to update my virus deffinitions i get a message that auto connection to the internet could not be established. i went to grisoft and manually dowloaded the lastest deffs. how can i get the auto update feature working. thanks, franco
 

Answer:no auto updates

This usually happens when the Grisoft site gets overwhelmed by requests for updates. Be a little patient, as you can understand a freebie as good as this is very popular
 

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Question: Auto Updates

automatic updates is disabled in services and will not enable has anybody out there got any ideas pleeeeease

Answer:Auto Updates

Most of these types of issues are malware related...I would do a bunch of Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware scans and see if anything shows up. Many freeware versions can be downloaded here:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/405/antivirus-antimalware-and-antispyware-resources/

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When my computer is switched on a balloon appears in the right corner saying auto updates is off click this box to fix.
I click the box and get the security center box. It says auto updates is off with a box to turn it on, I click the box and get a message 'sorry the security center cannot change your update try changing them yourself' etc.
I click the auto updates link lower down the security center box and get the auto updates box. It says I have auto updates set for every day at 0300. If I try to change it to something else it does this happily. I then change it back to auto on (i click in the radio button for auto updates and apply but the next time I turn on the computer I get the same message?
I am using an AVG virus eater, is it possible this could be stopping updates taking effect?
I am not on a network as far as I know (I am reading through the hints offered by help for a solution) though I did try to start a network through my router to another computer connected to it. I failed to get them to connect to each other (the other is using windows 7).
Does anyone have any idea what this might be?
If I change the settings to 'download updates for me' in the updates box I don't get offered any updates, could microsoft have stopped doing updates for XP and instead of saying so they have just sent an update that stops the updates application working?
It wouldn't surprise me.
Thanks,
Bob.
 

Answer:using xp is auto updates on

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Question: Auto-updates

Hey I have a general software question.

If I turn off auto-updates will I still be asked when I run that program and it is out of date or will it ignore it completely until I manually download it from their website. I'm wondering about the Windows auto-updates and any other software.

Sorry if this post is in the wrong place.

Answer:Auto-updates

It entirely depends on the software.

Windows Update has several options:
- It will automatically search for updates, and automatically install them
- It will automatically search for updates, but ask whether you want them installed (I use this option).
- It will only search for updates when you tell it to, and ask whether you want them installed

Most other software, you usually have either the first and third of those options - sometimes the second. It'll either do it for you, or you have to do it manually.

Usually, if you turn off auto-updating then that means you've picked the third option.

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I cannot get Windows Automatic updates to go on ... also I am getting pop up ads everytime I use internet explorer .... Here is A Hijack this file please HELP!!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:27:04 PM, on 08/14/08
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\RaMaint.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeIn.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LMIGuardian.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Dantz\RETROS~1\wdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WDBtnMgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeInSystray.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LMIGuardian.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
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Answer:Solved: Pop ups and Auto updates

Hi Welcome to TSG!!
Please visit this webpage for instructions for downloading and running ComboFix.

Post the log from ComboFix when you've accomplished that, along with a new HijackThis log.
 

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Hi.
I have disabled automatic updates on my Win XP. Now i get a red shield in my taskbar which is a bit annoying.

How do i set it so that red shield is not there (without enabling auto updates again. he he).

Chris
 

Answer:Disabling Auto Updates

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Hello,When I go into services my Auto Updates is disabled. I can enable it, but after a minute or two it goes back to disabled.Any ideas on what I did to screw this up?Thanks.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:49:16 AM, on 4/6/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dldocoms.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\... Read more

Answer:Auto Updates Disabled

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructio... Read more

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Every so often my PC begins downloading some update or other in the background, whirring away for a good 25 minutes sometimes and slowing down whatever I'm doing.I think the AOL updates are the biggest culprit, I swear I once ticked a box somewhere specifying "no auto-updates", but obviously not.Ideally a message should come up saying "Update available, do you wish to download it now or later?". That way I could d/load it when I'm not busy.Is there a magic button to set that preference to block ALL auto-updates including AOL?(I'm Win XP Home SP3)

Answer:How can I stop auto-updates?

Click Start, Settings, and Control Panel.
Open System
Click the Automatic Updates tab.
Check or Uncheck the option for Keep my computer up to date.
If you are enabling this feature by checking this box, select one of the three settings on how you wish to be notified for updates. We would recommend you select the second option, Download the updates automatically and notify me when they are ready to be installed.
Click Apply and Ok.
 

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I heard something about a upcoming update from Microsoft
that will make XP more like Vista?

Is this true has anybody heard about this?

Answer:[SOLVED] Auto Updates

hello & welcome to TSF ,


i have herd nothing

the only release that could be in that lines is the release of (SP3) to wich you can get from microsoft

this is what they may have been talking about / it not an automatic update / you will have to choose to install it

if you want the link for it let me know i will happily supply it

Mike

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Recd auto update vixs- streaming etc.  which failed error 80070103, dt000. How can this fail when it sent by  u microsoft. as important? 

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OK, I just ran into the issues with MCUpdate/MCUpdate_Scheduled, and got that straightened out, but that has made me think...

Is there a way I can prevent it from happening again?

Can I prevent something else from checking in the middle of the night? Can I keep ANY updater from waking the computer?

Answer:How well can I control auto-updates?

Change your Windows Update setting to "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them".

Or, change it to Never and then set a day each week or each month where you always manually check for updates.

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I have my PC set to automatically download and install updates. The last couple of times, however, I have had the warning icon telling me updates have been downloaded and are ready to install. They install fine and I have no problem. BUT, I was wondering why they are not just installed automatically as that is what is says on the tin. Instead I am having to manually install the updates. ok, so it is just an extra click, but I thought when it said automatically download AND install, that is what it would do. Is this a problem, or am I just being picky.

Answer:Auto Updates not Automatic

You are better off doing it manually all the updates are not always required in fact thye can cause problems at times

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On Windows 10 Home. Important updates are automatically downloaded and installed, I get that. What I don`t get is does it work the same as when maintenance is running ( if I`m using pc it will suspend and resume when idle ) or will updates be dl/ installed when pc is powered on and continue until finished?

Answer:Question on Auto updates

Look in Start, Settings and Update and Security, will give some information about it and let you make some changes. The last several [that I can recall] had any required Restart scheduled for 3AM but also had a button to Restart now. I've not yet had Updates interfere with what I was doing but that does not apply to third-party software such as an antivirus, etc.

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So I just got Windows 10 and did a clean install (no upgrade). Now I am going through some of the settings I want turned on and off, but the whole Windows auto update thing is a bit confusing.

On Windows 7 I have "Check for updates but let me choose.......", but I don't see that in Windows 10. From what I read, I think I should do this

a) Just turn off updates
b) get that program GWM or something like that (Update: Sorry I meant Windows Update MiniTool)

Is this the proper way or is there another way to do this. I even read of a registry hack, but not sure. I definitely just want to control what updates are offered to my system and then I get to pick and choose which ones to install.

Thanks

Answer:How to get away from Auto Updates from Win10

You cannot avoid them in Windows 10 which is an issue that has caused some frustration amongst users. You also need to be wary of Windows Update pushing driver updates through automatically. Whilst it is a good feature I think driver updates should be optional. I don't want to switch the whole feature off (which can be done for driver updates) but at the same time I don't want them auto installing for all device types (GPU drivers for example).

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NOTE: This thread refers to this thread (I can't control the font size) --
http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/180231-updates-not-auto-installing.html#post1529292


I am experiencing the same problem with Windows 7 automatic updates not installing automatically. Like Oldhead I have auto update and all users selected. Unlike Oldhead I have different software. I have three machines with this problem, but I will restrict my post to just one right now. This one machine (Dell studio XPS 8100 -- Dell - Studio XPS 8100 Desktop / Intel? Core™ i7 Processor / 8GB Memory / 1.5TB Hard Drive - SX8100-2777NBC) is running Windows 7 Home SP1 with Webroot (anti-virus). I do not have any of the other software running that Oldhead listed. I have followed JMH's advice. Status = Started & Startup Type = Automatic. I have run SFC 4 times. I have attached the first and last results. I also ran Check Disk. The first results are posted. The Check Disk results are now clear/nothing to resolve.

I do not see any updates from Oldhead yet. What should be my next step? Has what I have done resolved the problem? In other words, were there errors found that caused my problem?

Thank you in advance for the help.
2wheels

Answer:Updates not auto installing

* You ask





Quote:
Has what I have done resolved the problem? In other words, were there errors found that caused my problem?


*Test to see if has corrected your problem.

* Have you SP1 installed?

* Have you received any Error Numbers?

* Have you checked in Event Viewer?
Type eventvwr in search.
Go to the windows log > application > in the left hand column note anything that relates to the problem.
Please note the event ID, and the source codes and tell us what they are.

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Where do I all have to go to disable Automatic Updated?I thought I had it set to notify me first but I went to do a restore and it listed an update yesterday.I was not here yesterday.
 

Answer:Disable auto updates

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There's a program in my computer, I suspect from Adobe, auto-downloading updates in the background, and I'd like to find out which program it is.

I've checked Windows updates, update history, and it says "No updates have been installed yet." The box for "Give me updates for other Microsoft products," is not checked.

I'd like to find out which program is auto-downloading the updates.

Help!

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I just got a new computer. My only internet option is dialup because I live in the country. I have turned off Windows Updated, ITunes Update, Apple Update, QuickTime Player Update and Norton 360 Update. I used to be able to play Farmville on my XP machine all the time, but since I have gotten this computer, it seems that something is downloading in the background because I cannot get the game to load. I checked the status of the dialup connection this morning and saw that it had already downloaded 60 MB of something in the 4 hours I was online, but the game won't load. Any suggestions? (Trust me, I would have high speed internet if it was available out here!)

Answer:How do I turn off ALL auto updates?

To disable Automatic Updates from Microsoft in Windows 7:Control Panel > Windows Updates > Change Settings (in the left pane)Turning off updates for Norton 360, however, is plain stupid as it will be unable to detect new viruses so your PC will not be properly protected from infection unless you update it manually. The risk with that is obvious - you could easily forget.

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Does anyone know if XP Pro, in a domain environment, will install Automatic Updates while the user is logged off? If so, does any required restart that may be needed, automatically done at that point? Also, how about when a user locks his/her PC?
 

Answer:XP Pro auto updates, when logged off?

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Windows 10 did an auto update and I apparently have no choice, but it updated the driver that runs the mouse pad and auto knocked out my Asus Smart Gesture, disabled it completely. Had to re-install Asus drivers for Smart Gesture. Why in the hell would they force an update, it's gonna cause a lot of problems.... any solutions?

Answer:Auto Updates... Grrrr

Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums[2]=Windows%20Updates

Windows Updates - Hide or Show in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums[2]=Windows%20Updates

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Auto update is ticked (turned on) for all users (admin & user) but i have to manualy select update now to install???
used to see notification box for updates when available ,but for some reason no longer.I have to manualy check. (box is ticked to allow notifications)????
Also was under impression that driver updates would auto instal for Win 7 ,today checked system with (free update program) and showed 14 ancient drivers ,some pertinent to microsoft /win7.?????
Installed security programs . Iobit malware /malwarebytes/spybot/AGV 2011/CCleaner/Registry Mech/ could any of these be causing issue.

Answer:Updates not auto installing

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Oldhead


Auto update is ticked (turned on) for all users (admin & user) but i have to manualy select update now to install???
used to see notification box for updates when available ,but for some reason no longer.I have to manualy check. (box is ticked to allow notifications)????
Also was under impression that driver updates would auto instal for Win 7 ,today checked system with (free update program) and showed 14 ancient drivers ,some pertinent to microsoft /win7.?????
Installed security programs . Iobit malware /malwarebytes/spybot/AGV 2011/CCleaner/Registry Mech/ could any of these be causing issue.


* IMHO -
Iobit would be better removed.
Spybot is not generally recommended to be used with Win 7.
CCleaner....there are various views about this type of program.
Unless you are a very experienced computer user this type of program is best avoided.
Used carelessly problems can & do happen.

* Re Update not working.
Go to Start > run > input "services.msc" > scroll down to Windows Update > check that the Status is started & that the Startup Type is automatic.

*For good measure run SFC. & Check Disk.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Disk Check

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I was on build 9879. When I turned on my pc this morning it auto updated to build 9926 which I have tried recently but didn't like it.
How do I stop windows from doing this? Need help. TIA

Answer:How to stope auto updates

I hate when that happens

I`m not sure you can stop it, if updates is set to auto. And I don`t think you can change that either.

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Hi, i recently re-installed Windows because the system was running abit slow and ever since i did the automatic updates wont install.
everytime the updates are ready it downloads them and then goes to install them but says it has failed.
i have a legit version of windows and have the original cd key for it.

i have tried to clear the software distribution cache using this code in a bat file


net stop "Automatic Updates"
del /f /s /q %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\*.*
net start "Automatic Updates"
wuauclt.exe /detectnow

and ive tried restarting the updater using this

net stop bits
net stop /s wuauserv
regsvr32 /u wuaueng.dll /s
del /f /s /q %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\*.*
del /f /s /q %windir%\windowsupdate.log
regsvr32 wuaueng.dll /s
net start bits
net start wuauserv
wuauclt.exe /resetauthorization /detectnow

but neither of them have worked.
if it helps im running on
AMD sempron 1.6Ghz
1.00GB RAM
Nvidia GeForce 6600GT (Factory clocking)
Windows XP Service Pack 2

does anyone know how i can get these updates working again?
i never had a problem with auto updates before i re-installed.
i have tried looking on the microsoft website for help but that site is about as usefull as my ***. enough said.

Answer:Windows XP SP2 Auto Updates

hellooo? anyone?

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Does anyone have any advice on the Automatic updates that come up on Windows XP? I've only done it once and noticed some things added to my 'add/remove programs' and I wonder.. does that slow my computer down? Should I ALWAYS do the updates when they appear?
Thanks.

Cece
 

Answer:Auto Updates for XP - Good or Bad?

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For some reason around once every month or so, I get a notification telling me that my updates aren't set to install automatically. It is a simple fix, but I'm worried there is some underlying cause. Any advice would be great!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5800 @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 7422 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 243675 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 018D1Y
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

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Often my firewall (EZ Firewall) prompts me to allow files access to the internet. Specifically, Support.exe and pcservice.exe. How do I know if I should allow these files to access the Internet.
 

Answer:Auto Updates with a Firewall

Hi Bonnie,

I knew I'd read about this somewhere! You're not the first with this ?problem. Apparently if you've got a Dell, it's ok. You can read more here. Read it from the top.
 

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I recently uninstalled sp2 from my computer and now I am having the following problem... When I go to the automatic updates in control panel, everything is in grey and I can't click on anything or change the options. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:window auto updates

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Does anyone know of any good, free programs out there that let you get driver auto-updates for EVERYTHING? (something kind of like Driver Magician, except free. There are a ton of various people's computers I'd like to put something like this on, including mine)
 

Answer:Driver Auto-Updates? (for everything)

Vista, and maybe XP too, will check for hardware driver updates too; I got a few that way.

But, I'm sure you're looking for something more aggressive.
 

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I have gotten rid of Antivirus 2011 and antispyware 2011 about 3 times. However, I will clean my system and it will work fine for about 2 hours then low/and/behold there it is again. I have use RKiller, malwarebytes and spybot. They will find this junk delete and then it install itself again. I also tried to do a system restore to an earilier date (before the malware) and that didn't work. Now all my restore points before the virus are gone. I know it has to with automatic updates. I can't seem to turn it back on. I'll get an error message when I try and when I go check the automatic updates it is on the recommended setting. I really want to get rid of this stuff without having to do a total system reinstall. Please help with me...I'm going crazy!!! Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Then post your DDS and GMER logs as a reply to this topic. Once you have done that I will remove my reply and consolidate the posts so that you retain your correct place in the queue.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please 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 reply 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.It started arount the 16th of April. Window XP Antivirus 2011 load... Read more

Answer:Turning on Auto Updates

I was able to turn on my automatic updates last night using Microsoft Fixit 50202. It downloaded 15 security updates.

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So I'll explain what happens:I start the computer, I noticed the message popping up, informing me about automatic updates that are turned off appearantly. So I click the button to turn it back on and this is what I get: (It's dutch)It saids:Securitycentre can't change the configuration of Automatic updates. Try to change these configurations through "system" of the configurationscreen. Select on the tab Automatic updates the option "Automatic (recommended)" and click OK afterwards.I'm not that good at translating, but this should be what it said.I did try what they said and I saw that it was already turned on, even then they still show the message. So I just have to turn it off and turn it back on again. BUT, once I restart my computer (which is not needed after I changed the option), the message pops up again and when I go check the configuration, it's still the way it was. ON.It's not that big of a problem, but it's still annoying.I hope you guys know a sollution to this.

Answer:Automatic Updates Auto-off

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=919745

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So I just got Windows 10 and did a clean install (no upgrade). Now I am going through some of the settings I want turned on and off, but the whole Windows auto update thing is a bit confusing.

On Windows 7 I have "Check for updates but let me choose.......", but I don't see that in Windows 10. From what I read, I think I should do this

a) Just turn off updates
b) get that program GWM or something like that (Update: Sorry I meant Windows Update MiniTool)

Is this the proper way or is there another way to do this. I even read of a registry hack, but not sure. I definitely just want to control what updates are offered to my system and then I get to pick and choose which ones to install.

Thanks

Answer:How to get away from Auto Updates from Win10

You cannot avoid them in Windows 10 which is an issue that has caused some frustration amongst users. You also need to be wary of Windows Update pushing driver updates through automatically. Whilst it is a good feature I think driver updates should be optional. I don't want to switch the whole feature off (which can be done for driver updates) but at the same time I don't want them auto installing for all device types (GPU drivers for example).

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Hi there all.
I wanted to ask this:
How can I disable the automatic windows update.it downloads about 500 mb every week and my internet provider gives me only 9 gig in 3 months so I will lose too much internet with these updates.So how can I do this?

thanks

Answer:how to disable auto updates

Hello Roostaamir,

You can go into Windows Update settings, then under Important updates (step 4 at link), change it to Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them to do so.

Afterwards, you will need to manually check for Windows Updates, and install the ones you need.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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