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

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

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!

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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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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 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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I have MS Updates set so it checks for updates automatically but doesn't download or install them till I confirm. Last night I said yes to download some updates (quite alot actually) but never got a message offering to install them (normally I would). So I've probably got a large amount of stuff downloaded but just taking up space on a fairly small drive. Anyone know how I can get the downloads to install?

Answer:MS Updates Downloaded But Not Installed

Have you checked in add/remove to see if they're not installed. Plus you can see in Downloaded Intallations folder (WINNIT Folder/)

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i have 14 updates that have downloaded but did not install. i have tried looking for a way to manually download them but i am having no luck. what do i do?
these are the updates:
kb2722913 error code 80200011
kb2705219
kb2712808
kb2731847
kb2729094
kb2732487
kb2732500
kb8090830

kb2636927 error code 652

kb954430 error code 80090017
kb2641653
kb2665364
kb2667402
kb2639308

i am NOT tech savy... cant even figure out what the error codes mean...

Answer:windows 7 updates downloaded but not installed... how do i fix?

I haven't looked at the error code but you should be able to download all those patches from the Microsoft Download center. then you can apply them manually.

Microsoft Download Center

Enter the kb number in the search bar top left.

Hope that helps.

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This morning when I shut down my comp I noticed the "downloading updates, do not turn off comp" message. Later when I restarted, the usual "configuring windows" appeared prior to windows starting. Logged in & checked to see if any updates had been installed and sure enough, KB3140410 & KB3135983 had been installed..... BUT, I have my updates set to 'check for but let me choose whether to download & install.' I've never encountered windows automatically downloading & installing updates like this before... Any ideas????

Answer:Updates downloaded & installed without permission

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Benteke


This morning when I shut down my comp I noticed the "downloading updates, do not turn off comp" message. Later when I restarted, the usual "configuring windows" appeared prior to windows starting. Logged in & checked to see if any updates had been installed and sure enough, KB3140410 & KB3135983 had been installed..... BUT, I have my updates set to 'check for but let me choose whether to download & install.' I've never encountered windows automatically downloading & installing updates like this before... Any ideas????



You are not alone, I too have my PCs set to check and let me decide to download and install updates and it they are doing the SAME EXACT THING!

It's no mistake and honestly seems to be borderline criminal if you ask me. The only consolation is that the notorious get windows 10 updates are still under OPTIONAL updates and they are NOT being auto downloaded and installed, make sure you have that UNchecked

"Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates" UNCHECK THAT BOX!!!!

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Due to several failed installation of Updates for Device Drivers I have implemented the suggestions of Brink & turned them off . I have also downloaded the tool "wushowhide.diagcab" to hide Unwanted Updates. So at present I am interested in downloading & installing only "Cumulative Updates for Windows 10 & for Windows Defender". How do I monitor the progress of Downloading & Installation of the selected Updates?

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Often I find several programs that had mysteriously become installed on my computer. Then when I uninstall them one by one, each one of them again become installed on my computer a few days later. The main culprits are Live PC Help, Reg Clean Free, ReImage, Registry Helper, Smiley Toolbar, Do-Search, PriceFountain etc. Is there any explanation for this and how can I prevent the unwanted programs getting installed by themselves on my computer?
I ran Malwarebytes and, to my horror, a Threat Scan identified 297 objects and placed them in quarantine. I subsequently removed them all from my computer but a week later the very same unwanted programs became installed on my computer once again. Very frustrating indeed but has anyone a lasting solution? All responses would be appreciated.

Answer:Preventing unwanted programs getting installed on computer

You will have installed them with free software you have downloaded.
Always do a custom install of free software and UNtick/DeSelect the extra programs.
To get clean from them follow the uninstall guides (all free - no cost involved) on Malwaretips click here

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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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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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My computer is an XP home edition I believe, and it asked me to install some important updated. After doing so, it told me that I needed to restart or shut down my system in order for the updates to take place. When I tired doing so, It gets stuck. I get to a blue "log-off" screen, and it says 6 out of 14 updates are being installed... do not turn off your computer. But it stays like that for hours, and never updates, so I end up having to shut off my computer by hitting the power button. :/

I tried doing a system restore, but those updates have to be installed first. Before it even tries to restore, it deals with the updates. I'm not too sure what to do. Is there any way to bypass these updates, or get them installed some other way? I'd really apriciate the help. Thanks.
 

Answer:Updates for my computer are preventing me from shutting down my computer

Is this a new system? When you go to updates have you validated your copy of XP with Microsoft? Once you do that and make sure your settings are correct in your browser for downloads it does take time but not hours. Are you running firewalls, Zone Alarm etc., anything that would block the updates? Jazz
 

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The title pretty much says it all. I stopped receiving automated downloads of Windows 7 updates in Dec 2016 (even though my system is checked for receiving automated updates). I went to Windows Catalog and found updates released after Dec 2016, downloaded
them, and when I try to install, the infamous "searching for updates on this computer" pops up and does nothing. I can't even cancel it. I have to right-click on the program line at the bottom of the screen and exit it that way.

Any suggestions as to how to proceed?

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I recently built a computer out of some parts my friends had given me and everything seems to be running fine except for one thing, I can not install any programs or updates that have been downloaded from the internet. If I download on a different computer and put the installation file on a cd then run it on the computer it installs fine. I can also install from an external hard drive as long as the file was saved to it from a different computer.

I am running windows xp pro with a p4 1.6 processor on a msi 645 ultra-c mainboard.

The error messages I get vary depending on the program or update I am trying to install, but here are most of them.

Could not initiatlize installation. Could not extract Wise0132.dll to ' c:\DOCUME~1\illumin8\LOCALS~1\TEMP\GLC27.tmp', CRC does not match.

NSIS Error. Installer corrupted or incomplete. This could be the result of a failed download or corruption from a virus. If desperate, try the /NCRC command line switch (NOT recommended)

An I/O error occurred while installing a file. This is normally caused by bad installation media or a corrupt installation file.

or the

"(file name.exe) has encounterd a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." error

I never get all of those at once, just one of the above errors depending on the installation file.

The hard drive I am using was reformatted and I installed xp on it and I had this problem since the beginning, so I didn't think it was a virus or a... Read more

Answer:Problem installing downloaded programs and updates.

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I'm trying to remove the System tool virus from my laptop. When I try to download the required files I get the message:Your current security setting do not allow this file to be downloaded. I've made every change to the settings that I can find and nothing allows the file to be downloaded. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! ddvmanEdit: Moved topic from Vista to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Answer:Security settings preventing files from being downloaded

You may need to right click on the Desktop icons and select Run As Administrator.This is our GuidePlease follow our Removal Guide here Remove System Tool and SystemTool .You will move to the Automated Removal InstructionsAfter you completed that, post your scan log here,let me know how things are.The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.

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Hello, I would be grateful if anyone can help with this query.

On 1 June 2013 I took my pc back to Factory Settings and did a clean install of Windows installing all the relevant important updates for Vista. My pc is now up-to-date but one thing puzzles me. My list of installed updates lists a significant number of updates installed in 2008. (Two installed on 21/01/2008 and 39 from 21/10/2008). I would have expected that all updates listed would have an installation date on or after 1 June 2013.

I would be grateful if someone could explain this for me.

Answer:Why do my installed updates list updates installed prior to date of clean install

Welcome
One important question, when did you buy the computer?
Was it after the installation date that shows, now?

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My win-10 computed downloaded the update files yesterday. But the installation has failed.

Answer:Win-10 Fall updates have been downloaded but installation failed. How can the problem be solved?

Use the ISO files to perform in place upgrade... No files will be lost.

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Using win 7 home edition 64 bit. Ran and installed updates yesterday. Now I have minutes long waits for any program or action. When I looked to reverse the update, "no updates are installed on this computer", is displayed in the installed updates window. Also, none of my restore points are seen. This is a first. I have tried reboots, and McAfee scan. What's next?

Answer:No updates are installed on this computer

Hi Manfromron and Welcome to SevenForums. Try this Click Start, input services.msc in the search box, press ENTER to open the Services. Then ensure the "Windows Update" service is set to automatic start.

Added : Might want to take a look at these links SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker If you get this error message " Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service " when you try to run SFC /scannow then take a look here http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/fi...-sfc-in-vista/

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A problem is preventing Windows from accurately checking the license for this computer.error Code ox80090019.After trying to fix another problem on windows xp home edition i now get this and it wont boot up.Davidw

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I am trying to find out if a critical update from Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-010-Critical Security Update for Microsoft Windows SMB Server (4013389) published March 14, 2017 version 1.0 was installed on my computer.

I am running Windows 10 Pro version 1607 (OS Build 14393.1198). It is set to run update automatically but I have set it to delay the Creators Update (version 1703) because I'm on a limited data plan. As I understand it all security updates should still be installed automatically. I ran windows update this morning and it said my device is up to date.

However because of the ransomware attacks reported to be exploiting a vulnerability related to the update addressed by Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-010-Critical Security Update for Microsoft Windows SMB Server (4013389) published March 14, 2017 version 1.0, I want to make sure this update is installed but I don't know how to find out if it is.

How can I determine if this, or other critical updates have been installed on my computer?

Thanks for any help you can offer

Answer:how to find out if certain updates are installed on my computer

Hi See Settings, Updates, Update History
or
Control Panel, Programs and Features, Installed Updates.

Cross check with the News section here about the update. In some cases updates were superceded.

However there is no reference to that update- which you mention is for Windows Server?

Further, most updates are cumulative, thus if you have the latest updates, that means you should have the content of all that went before. (And some are being repeated as certain data in them is updated).

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Hello All,

I was referred here by NeonFx from the TechGuy Security forum. He had me run a slew of anti-virus/anti-spyware diagnostics. According to NeonFx my system is currently infection free and he states the problem lies elsewhere.

He also had me run the Windows Update FixIt tool in both Default and Aggressive mode - both of which did not fix the problem. So what is the problem??

PROBLEM:

When I run the install Windows updates, the updates do not install, and I receive the following message (not verbatim, but close):

"Some updates were unable to be installed..."

This problem "came out of no where" and there has been no suspicious activity prior to it starting other than an IE7 redirect rootkit that NeonFx helped me remove (if I recall correctly an infection of agp440)...

Stumped, stumped and stumped...
 

Answer:Problem Installing Windows Updates: "Some Updates Were Unable to be Installed"

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I just installed the new updates and now computer is real slow

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windows 7 p7-1003w hp
having trouble with kb 2999226 update install I have some updates installed

fresh format and windows install

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Operating System:
Windows XP Professional (32-bit)
OS Version 5.01.2600 Service Pack 3
System:
Celeron 2.40 GHz
448 MB RAM

Issue Description:

I am having a problem logging onto my Windows XP system. I am getting the error "A problem is preventing windows from accurately checking the license for this computer. Error code: 0X80070002". I have found from several sources that I needed to regsvr32 files in order to make it work. The sources are the following: http://www.anetforums.com/posts.aspx?ThreadIndex=27591 **AND** http://digitalpbk.blogspot.com/2008/04/0x80070002-problem-is-preventing.html

The instructions to fix the problem were as follows:

regsvr32 licwmi.dll
regsvr32 regwizc.dll
regsvr32 licdll.dll
regsvr32 jscript.dll
regsvr32 vbscript.dll
regsvr32 msxml.dll
regsvr32 shdocvw.dll
regsvr32 softpub.dll
regsvr32 wintrust.dll
regsvr32 initpki.dll
regsvr32 dssenh.dll
regsvr32 rsaenh.dll
regsvr32 gpkcsp.dll
regsvr32 sccbase.dll
regsvr32 slbcsp.dll
regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll

Initially shdocvw.dll and slbcsp.dll failed with the errors: Loadlibrary("xxxxxx.dll") failed - the specified module could not be found. I enabled the cryptogaphic services and this allowed me to register the shdocvw.dll , but not the slbcsp.dll . I went to another system with the same windows xp installation and copied slbcsp.dll over and then registered it and the registration succeeded.
The problem persists.
I followed the note of Cookiegal in one like thread and ran ... Read more

Answer:problem is preventing windows from accurately checking the license for this computer.

Please consider in my resolution actions that I have checked for the files:

Windows\System32\secupd.dat
Windows\System32\oembios.dat
Windows\System32\oembios.bin

oembios.dat was missing so replaced it with the oembios.dat from another system with the same operating system and service packs to eliminate that problem.

I would appreciate anyone who could help me with this problem.
 

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Hi,
 
Last Tuesday my computer installed KB2901126 and KB2898869 both security updates for micorsoft .NET Framework4.5.1.
 
I use Windows 7 with SP1 and both 32 bit and 64. It is a Dell Computer FWIW
 
After installing those updated my computer froze on the Windows is shutting down screen.  I also froze once after logging in when my computer booted up in the morning.  It has frozen on me several times since and there is nothing I can do to shut it down except press the power button. 
 
I checked my update history and the KB2901126 is listed three times and the KB2898869 is listed once: however the latter is kisted and once of the important updates that need to be installed.  This afternoon I did try and Repair .NET Framework 4.5.1 and it says it repaired successfully.
 
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Thanks,
 
 

Answer:Computer acting funny after updates installed last week

Please download MiniToolBox, and save it to your desktop and run it, and checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

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I had to register just to say, "Wow, those are REeealllyy some lame responses." I am experiencing the same thing now with my computer at work. Not sure where it stems from and I've been digging out every trick I can muster to try and fix this but nothing is helping so far. I'm about to reload XP and start from scratch. But, being a systems engineer I tend to want to fix the problem incase I run into it later with someone else.

So, Lennonsong, were you ever able to actually fix the problem. Or did you give up and start over? Hopefully you get this reply because I'm really curious.

Answer:[SOLVED] Your computer has not been restarted since you last installed updates."

the only fix i found on this it stated it was a registry fix that worked,the problem is it was an old post and the links no longer worked to see what it was
the closest i could find was this
http://209.85.173.104/search?q=cache...8&client=opera

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When I type 'View Installed Updates' in the Start Menu search bar, I get all the updates arranged by category under a bold heading for three categories-- Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office Home and Business and Windows 7. The categories remain for each view I might choose.

Under 'View Installed Updates' from Programs and Features, I get all updates bunched together with no category headings.

Am using SP1 and I don't remember if this happened under the non- SP1 version.

Thank you.

Why the difference?

Answer:View Installed Updates Problem

I am also using SP1 and they are displayed with catagories when viewed both ways.

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I left windows updates installing overnight on my emachine after a reformat. In the morning the machine kept rebooting & now it will not load windows at all, not in normal or safe mode.

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I got my computer back a few weeks ago from HP and installed all the windows updates because it had the hdd replaced. For a while after it was unbearably slow, way worse than how I sent it in. I couldn't figure out for the life of me what it was, I monitored the task manager for programs using alot of memory but nothing was unusual.

I couldn't even watch one youtube video, before I could have 30 tabs open streaming 3 shows while torrenting and working on MS Word.

I finally called HP which proved to be no help because once they determined it wasn't the harddrive, they wouldn't help further. I decided to just run a full system recovery, after backing up my files. I did that, suspecting windows updates were causing the problem. Turns out I was right, now currently running 19 percent CPU as before it was always around 90 percent.

Basically now I have no windows updates installed, and don't know what to do now? Should I just not install them? I'm afraid I will be in a bad spot for security if I remain with it this way.

Any ideas would be great, thanks all.

Answer:Got computer back from HP..installed 108ish windows updates, SUPERSLOW

Welcome to Seven forums cooldudeclan.
Scroll through those 108 updates and see is Service Pack 1 is one of them. Try installing onlt that, it should have you reboot. Then check for updates and see if there aren't quite a few less. Install just 2-3 at a time. Check your system between installs for issues.

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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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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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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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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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just put a brand new hard drive in the laptop, I have no recovery cd or usb
I used a copy of win 7 from digital river and used my code on the back of computer to activate windows no problems yet. Everything looked and felt fine,
I started doing updates for windows, a total of 170 required, downloaded them all.
downloaded the drivers I needed from sony website
half through the updates the screen went funny and never recovered .

attached is a screen shot of how my screen looks any help would be great


This will sound weird but the jpeg looks fine but that's not the way I see my screen, below my task bar is the top of the screen and I cant see anything on the right portion of the screen and my colours are out but on the screen shot they look fine

Answer:windows 7 reinstall problem with screen after updates installed

Have you rebooted in normal mode?
Which Windows 7 did you install?

We can't see what you see. We can only see what you post.

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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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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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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
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkS... Read more

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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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
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avgnt] "C:\Program Files\Avi... Read more

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 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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Hello. I've spent the last month reading topics and getting help with some malware removal. I am seriously impressed with the detailed instructions and knowledge. I'm hoping that someone will be able to help me in similar fashion.​​I am working on my neighbor's boss' laptop as a helpful service. While updating the software as part of the final step to the malware removal assistance that I received (http://www.techspot.com/community/t...4-sirefef-a-and-win32-atraps-pf.182986/page-3), I ran a Java uninstaller called JavaRa as recommended by Broni, the TechSpot malware annihilator that helped me.​​I ran JavaRa and it appeared to delete all Java versions. I went to the Java site and reinstalled the latest version. The installation process appeared to conclude successfully, but the Java version checker doesn't recognize any version of Java installed. I ran JavaRa again to try and start from scratch, but the exact same thing happened - installation appeared to be successful but the Java site does not recognize any version of Java as being installed. Java applets are showing up as empty boxes wtih a small red X in the upper left corner.​​I decided to take a different tack and follow the uninstall directions from the Java site, which indicates that uninstallation should take place from the "Add/Remove Programs" section of Control Panel. In the Add/Remove list, the previous version of Java (Java 6 Update 29) was l... Read more

Answer:Java thinks it is installed, but it isn't, preventing installation - WinXP Pro SP3

Go to hhtp:// www.FileHippo.com You should be able to download the latest java from there. I had the same problem with all three of my computers on java site. This site is safe . Hope this helps. As far as java still showing in your add and remove. It will show even if it was removed due to it was remove by a different program not the add and remove in windows.
 

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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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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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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 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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Hello, hope someone can help me please, am struggling a bit with this one as i know something is not quite right but i don't know what it is.

ran a repair (f8) on bootup and got these resuts

prob sig 01 6.1.7600.16385
02 6.1.7600.16385
03 unknown
04 181
05 manual repair
06 1
07 no root cause
os version 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
locale ID 1033

ran a sfc /scannow and got these results (cbs.log attached)

if there is anyone skilled at deciphering these cbs logs i would appreciate some help

cheers
BlindMan

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Hello~

I have an email account from work (from exchange server) and I work from home and from work back and forth every so often. The problem i have is that when i work from home, the mail gets downloaded onto my home computer so that when i get to work...all my mail is gone! I want to keep the mail so that i can view it while i am at home and i can view it from work when i come into work as well!

I use outlook 2000 at work at outlook 2003 at home...are the settings off somewhere?

Thank you!!
 

Answer:Outlook problem : Mail all gets downloaded onto 1 computer

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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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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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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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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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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 All,
This is regarding confirming whether windows updates are installed or not on PC.
I have manually installed KB2971203 on my windows 8.1 enterprise machine and rebooted PC and looked at installed updates but not able to get it.
Also, 
ran the command >systeminfo.exe | Findstr KB2971203 but ourput of command is null/blank.
can anyone help me here on how to troubleshoot it.
I just want to confirm that required kb is installed.
-Atul

TheAtulA

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XPS13 with Windows 10.  See screen shot below.  Dell Support Assist program says the two driver updates are recommended.  clicking "install" it shows progress to install, then says installed, but on refresh or re-entry to the program it still shows them as needing to be installed.  No errors generated.  Other driver updates done the same way without issue.  Suggestions?

Answer:Dell SupportAssist - says driver updates are installed but still showing need to be installed after refresh?

Don't use Dell Support assist with windows 10. Windows 10 will install generic drivers if Dell doesn't have win 10 drivers. You should mention the full model name of the computer. Does Dell support your model for upgrading to win 10? If so, get the win 10 drivers from Dell Drivers and Downloads.

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Hi All,
This is regarding confirming whether windows updates are installed or not on PC.
I have manually installed KB2971203 on my windows 8.1 enterprise machine and rebooted PC and looked at installed updates but not able to get it.
Also, 
ran the command >systeminfo.exe | Findstr KB2971203 but ourput of command is null/blank.
can anyone help me here on how to troubleshoot it.
I just want to confirm that required kb is installed.
-Atul

TheAtulA

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I noticed weird things on pages I visit frequently.
I belong to several groups with messege boards.
Now when I go to post a messege, the box is micro mini
and I can't see what I am typing there!
How can I change this?
I tried the Compatibility View Setting and this didn't
fix anything.
Maybe I need to go back to the older IE version....
Thank you for any help!
Madonna
I took a print screen of the way the webpage looks.
If this picture doesn't show up, here's the link:
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c212/cleardayz/IE8.jpg
 

Answer:OK so I just downloaded and installed IE8 BUT

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It now has happened on two of my computers. Via Windows Update the AU has been downloaded but not installed. Both just installed the updates for 1511 but the AU still remains. A third computer did install the AU, the fourth is sitting idle so not sure what it will do when I turn it on.

I know I can install the AU manually but this seems like a messed up way to distribute it.

Answer:AU downloaded but not installed

Maybe count yourself lucky you're not (yet!) in the situation of a failed AU upgrade with an unbootable PC, and no disk images...

Note the latest update to the AU - some 100's of Mbs- is stalling indefinitely during the download for many. Possibly sthg to look forward too... (fixes posted in related threads- which might be of help here).

Search for threads on KB3189866 incl. the News forum.

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When upgrading to Windows 10, I clicked to download the 64-bit version however when I finished installing it was a 32-bit version. Please help!

Answer:Downloaded 64-bit however installed 32-bit

First, explain what method you used to "download". Obviously you did not use the Windows Update method. Did you use the Media Creation Tool? If so, there are two 64/32 bit choices. The first is to download the 32 bit or 64 bit version of the tool. This does not choose what version of Windows 10 will be installed, it's just the bitness of the tool itself.

Once you've download the tool, then you have to choose 64 bit or 32 bit from the prompts as well.

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What happens if I download and install an application TWICE? I am looking at a vendors suggestion. I am having a problem and the vendor suggests that I download and install WINDOWS LIVE MAIL. I think I have it installed already.
1-how can I tell if I have it already?
2-what would happen if I downloaded it and I already have it?

My OS is Windows 7

Answer:downloaded and installed TWICE!!

If you already have the software installed, when you run the install program it will probably have the option to "Repair" or "Modify".

Now, if you do download a newer version, there is a possibility you can have them both installed at the same time.

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Hi everyone,
New user to SevenForums.

For the longest time we did not have IE on our HP Smart Touch. We would use Firefox. Well, I needed to get IE 10 installed. I downloaded IE 10 from MS and installed. I made sure the Turn Windows Features On/Off from Control Panel had IE selected. However, after I went through the installation, IE 10 was not available. It is showing as an installed update to Windows but does not show in the Control Panel>Program and Features.

Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can get IE running? or how I can check what may be disabling it?

I do not know how IE was removed and unavailable to begin with.

Thanks for any help.

six4au

Answer:IE 10 downloaded and installed but not available

Issues installing windows updates,
http://support.microsoft.com/mats/windows_update/
Mr. Fixit,
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/windows-update-issues/en-us
I guess I'll add this,
Hold the Windows logo key down and press the R key,
Type in the Run box,

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It now has happened on two of my computers. Via Windows Update the AU has been downloaded but not installed. Both just installed the updates for 1511 but the AU still remains. A third computer did install the AU, the fourth is sitting idle so not sure what it will do when I turn it on.

I know I can install the AU manually but this seems like a messed up way to distribute it.

Answer:AU downloaded but not installed

Maybe count yourself lucky you're not (yet!) in the situation of a failed AU upgrade with an unbootable PC, and no disk images...

Note the latest update to the AU - some 100's of Mbs- is stalling indefinitely during the download for many. Possibly sthg to look forward too... (fixes posted in related threads- which might be of help here).

Search for threads on KB3189866 incl. the News forum.

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It now has happened on two of my computers. Via Windows Update the AU has been downloaded but not installed. Both just installed the updates for 1511 but the AU still remains. A third computer did install the AU, the fourth is sitting idle so not sure what it will do when I turn it on.

I know I can install the AU manually but this seems like a messed up way to distribute it.

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I downloaded a file and when I tried to install it, it said it was unable to download because files may be corrupted.

Since it was never installed on the computer, does it mean that I don't have the file anymore?

And if it is still on the computer, how do I find it and how do I get rid of it?
 

Answer:What happens to downloaded files that are not installed?

A file downloaded stays on the computer until you delete it. How do you find it? Look in the folder you downloaded it to. Depending on where or why the install failed, it may have left files in various places on your computer. Trying to find them to delete them could be very cumbersome and not always necessary.
 

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I haven't noticed any changes but then yet I really never had any problems with it.

Answer:Just downloaded and installed Vista SP1

mess around with some of the file copying...that's what irked many I believe, lol...
and maybe the defragger if you used the Vista one

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I have downloaded windows 10 on my laptop and it sucks. I can't find my favorites and now when I tried to go on facebook . a caption came up that said a possible virus detected to protect your safety we have temperarily limited your use of your browser call 855-382-0582 now. I did and the recording of their engineers are all busy please hold. I did for 30 minutes and it went dead.How can I get back online and delete this virus?

Answer:Got hit with ransomware after downloaded & installed Win 10

Here are the first 2 steps, there will be more steps needed, after I see the results of these logs.Run them in this order.Step 1: Run AdwCleaner http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...http://www.raymond.cc/blog/adwclean...http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...Author's sitehttp://general-changelog-team.fr/en...Tutorialhttp://general-changelog-team.fr/en...Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click on Clean.Confirm each time with Ok.Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.Please Copy & Paste the contents of that logfile with your next answer.You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.http://i.imgur.com/r3PoAEG.gifStep 2: Run Junkware Removal Toolhttp://www.softpedia.com/get/Securi...http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...http://thisisudax.org/http://thisisudax.blogspot.com.au/2...Malwarebytes Acquires Junkware Removal Tool https://blog.malwarebytes.org/news/...Download Junkware Removal Tool onto your Desktop. If your default download location is not the Desktop, drag it out of it's location onto the Desktop.Warning! Once the scan is complete JRT will shut down your browser with NO warning.Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.Temporarily disable your antivirus and any antispyware real time protection before performing a scan.Click this link to see a list of security programs that should be disabled and how to disable them.http://www.bl... Read more

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Installed SP2, find no difference, just wonder what is the big fuss. It is just a collection of bug fix.As for security, I already have AV and firewall software installed and updated. Can anyone tell me what SP2 can offer me I do not have now?

Answer:XP SP2, downloaded installed, what is big fuss?

I couldn't agree with you more. If, as you say, a few bug fixes and upgrades can cause this much feverish anticipation and excitement - then I hate to think what state some people will be in if Half-Life2/The Sims 2 ever make it to the shelves. All I can say is I hope there's enough NHS hospital beds on standby :-)

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I know, I'm a moron....

Anyway, the program seemed to be working ok, until I noticed my internet connection being somewhat odd. Lagging a bit. So I opened up Windows Task Manager, and looked in processes. Hmmm...two instances of IEXPLORE.EXE even though I'm not running IE at all....one taking about 22,000kb of memory and one taking about 4,000kb. Try to end one process, and it instantly restarts. Uhoh.

So I google BitRoll and Malware, and find that yup, I'm a moron. So I read threads, remove stuff, run anti-spyware things, and do whatever I can. Yet it seems it's not quite enough. I actually deleted IEXPLORE.EXE while in safemode (I know, should've just renamed), and when I restarted those two instances were obviously gone from processes, but I had gained a new one called amok bike.exe, running at about 22,000kb memory. Tried to end....instantly reopened itself. So I hit safemode and deleted that one as well. Don't get popups any more, but....things still aren't quite as they should be.

So I went through http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35407 and did the things mentioned there. I ran CCleaner, I ran SpyBot S&D, then tried CounterSpy. The program seemed to work fine, but I am NOT able to download updates for it. Whenever I try to update, it just hangs. So I ran AVG Antispyware instead.

Then we get to BitDefender and Panda ActiveScan. Did I mention that I deleted IEXPLORER.EXE? Well, those two wouldn't work wi... Read more

Answer:So I downloaded and installed BitRoll...

Here's the HJT log.
 

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Previous browser was Firefox 4
Now, having installled v5 I find that it doesn't load when the icon is clicked - or doesn't appear to be.
Loaded and ran IE8 - when my homepage appeared I clicked on an item and Firebox then fired up. I hve run this several times with the same result. Finally I decided to stick with IE and uninstalled Firefox.
But why would this strange behaviour exist in the first place as I have never had problems with Firefox before - through most of the versions.

Answer:Firefox 5 just downloaded and installed

Apparently you are not the only one having problems,
Link
I then tried it and had a similar problem.
I have reverted back to FF4.01

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My computer constantly notiies me that I have new updates to be installed.  When I click on the icon and install the new update, I notice it is always SP1.  When I check my update history it shows that SP1 has successully been installed many times.  What is causing this? 

Answer:SP1 continually downloaded and installed

 
Please download and install Windows Repair (All in one)
 
To open the program click on the Start orb .
 
Click on All Programs.
 
Click on Windows Repair (All in one), this may be listed as Tweaking.com.
 
If you are running Windows Vista, 7, or 8 right click on Windows Repair (All in one)  and then click on Run as administrator.
 
Notice:  You will need to disable your antivirus in order to run this program, for this reason you should run this while off line.
 
Go to Step 2 and click on the Do it button to allow CheckDisk to run. 
 

 
Go to Step 3 and click on the Do it button to run System File Check.
 

 
Go to Step 4 and click on the Create button under System Restore.
 

 
Go to Start Repairs and click on the Start button.
 
Important: Do not make any changes to the check marks.
 
For those running Windows 8 please note that  Reset Registry Permissions is not checked by design.
 
When the page below opens click on the Start button.
 

 
Please copy and paste the Windows Repair Log in your next post.  This log (_windows_repair_log.txt) is located in the following folder:
 
*  64-bit systems file path - C:\Program Files (x86)\Tweaking.com\Windows Repair (All in One)\Logs
 
*  32-bit systems file path - C:\Program Files\Tweaking.com\Windows Repair (All in One)\Logs
 
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It did not remove Astromenda Search nor did it remove ClearThinkAny more suggestions? Would ADW Cleaner work better???

Answer:I downloaded, installed and ran Malwarebytes

"Would ADW Cleaner work better???"Lets try. These are the first 2 steps.Run both of these, in this order.Step 1: Run AdwCleaner http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...How to download from Softpediahttp://i.imgur.com/BWELEfV.gifhttp://i.imgur.com/4luY3rU.gifhttp://www.raymond.cc/blog/adwclean...http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...Author's sitehttp://general-changelog-team.fr/en...Tutorialhttp://general-changelog-team.fr/en...Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click on Clean.Confirm each time with Ok.Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.Please Copy & Paste the contents of that logfile with your next answer.You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.Step 2: Run Junkware Removal Toolhttp://www.softpedia.com/get/Securi...http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...How to download from Softpediahttp://i.imgur.com/qO92huz.gifhttp://i.imgur.com/qzTUYkX.gifhttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...http://thisisudax.blogspot.com.au/2...Download Junkware Removal Tool onto your Desktop. If your default download location is not the Desktop, drag it out of it's location onto the Desktop.Warning! Once the scan is complete JRT will shut down your browser with NO warning.Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.Temporarily disable your antivirus and any antispyware real time protection before performing a scan.Click t... Read more

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Installing updates via SCCM 2007, and suddenly everything Loops. Updates are installed, but after the first restart, the installation fails and all patches are uninstalled. And then they get installed again and the same thing happends over and over again.

One of the errors I can se in WindowsUpdate.log is that patch kb2952664 failes with error 8004401e. Also all the other patches fail with error 800f0826.

Some of the last errors:
WARNING: DS: Database will be reset next time it starts up due to 0x80248006
FATAL: Datastore version is incorrect. Expected 0.55-0.200, but got 0.201.
DtaStor WARNING: Forcing re-creation of data store
DtaStor Default service for AU is {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}
DtaStor Default service for AU is {9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77}
Agent WARNING: Failed to read the service id for re-registration 0x80070002
Agent WARNING: Missing service entry in the backup data store; cleaning up

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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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I recently dowloaded new updates for win 7 home premium. Now no home page even connected wireless. Same when using Lan. I have used system restore and exactly the same. Any ideas anyone?

Answer:Downloaded new updates- win 7- and now cant get on...

Open Device Manager by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Security, and then, under System, clicking Device Manager.If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.Where you see the Yellow exclamation mark, double click it, choose "Details" tab, from the dropdown menu choose "HardwareIDs", click the first string and copy/paste it here.

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could you tell me where the downloaded updates are ?

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Question: Updates downloaded

OK! Once again.. Greetings to people of this forum and you that is currently reading.
I have downloaded all the updates for Win 7 Ultimate 64bit.. Which I am now down to SP1. I am wondering.. Once that update is done downloading and is installed. Would that file be automatically deleted or is it still somewhere in the computer? If so it is still there.. Where is the directory of that downloaded update? *Not the directory where the update is installed*

I ask this question due to my Drive C is running low in memory
Used 34.7
Free 14.0
Capacity 48.8

Answer:Updates downloaded

To be technically accurate, your system's Hard Drive is running out of Free Space. This has nothing to do with the system's memory, NeroLigerzid.

SP1 will be found in a randomly named subfolder of Windows\SoftwareDistrbution\Download <--
This article states that SP1 requires slightly over 1 GB of Free Space for the x64 SP1 installation package obtained from Windows Update - Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1

Since you state you have "downloaded all the updates for Win 7 Ultimate 64bit", suggest you restart the system to first ensure that all of them have installed, then delete the contents of the Download subfolder to reclaim some space. Then use the above article for a guide to reclaiming more space, if so desired.

After SP1 has been installed for awhile and you find that there are no issues associated with it's installation, then please see this Tutorial to reclaim more Free Space -
How To Use the Windows 7 SP1 Disk Cleanup Tool

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can anyone tell me the where will be the updates i have downloaded them from internet and they installed but where can i find them

Answer:where will be the downloaded updates

  
Quote: Originally Posted by girishvarma2007


can anyone tell me the where will be the updates i have downloaded them from internet and they installed but where can i find them



Are you refering to Windows Updates?

Windows/Software Distribution/Downloads

If you delete them however, the update history log is destroyed.

Or at least that was my understanding.

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Hello and thank you for taking the time.

I downloaded a file and stupid me decided to run it thinking it was fine...well, it wasn't. It strated installing god knows what and now my system is running slow, random pop-ups and warnings telling me my system is infected.

Specs:

HP desktop pc
a6257c
Windows Vista
Norton 360
Spybot S&D

Spybot is actually the program that caught this. A pop-up window is asking for me to "allow change" to data. The data is :
rundll32.exe C:\Windows\system32\cbXRlyyV.dll,#1

I'm not sure what this means but I have gone into Windows/System32 folder to look around and have found new .exe files installed. I tried deleting them but it says I don't have permission.

Some of the files are:
gbgfctkv4.exe
geBtUmMe.dll

I'm sure there are more but I don't know about this stuff. I am not computer savvy. Your help would be GREATLY appreciated! Also, I tried to do a system restore and it shows no history so I can't revert to an earlier date. Sorry for being so wordy.

Here is a Hijack This Log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:56:15 PM, on 4/9/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\WISPTIS.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink\TabTip.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\ProgramData\vuxodeng\fidixibw.exe
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Answer:Downloaded a file that has installed Spyware. HELP!

I posted a couple of days ago but no response. I know this site get a ton of traffic so I'm sure it's to be expected. I have a HP running Vista and have run into major problems. Adware/Virus and who knows what else. I was wondering if I would benefit from running a Disc Recovery or not. I tried to do a system restore but the restore screen doesn't show aqny dates. It's like they were wiped out.
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!
 

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Somehow I downloaded Windows Genuine Advantage Notification. It now shows on the update icon, to be installed. I don't want to install it. How can I get rid of it?

I am set up to get notification of updates before they are downloaded, and I don't remember seeing the notification for this. Possibly I accepted it by mistake, when I thought it was for the MS Defender. I always go into the Custom Install to make sure which files are to be installed, deselecting any I don't want. However, this is the only one being held, and I can't seem to deselect it.

Can you tell me both how to get rid of this downloaded item without installing it, and WHERE on my hard drive downloaded updates are placed, pending installation.
 

Answer:Want to delete MS update downloaded but not installed

Why don't you want to install it ?
 

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2017-11 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1709 for amd64-based Systems (KB4048955)

Two days ago, Windows Update MiniTool found the above update.
Yesterday, I downloaded it from Microsoft Update Catalog
Today, when I tried to install the downloaded update (a .msu file), it said KB4048955 was already installed, but MiniTool could still find the same update, showing that it was actually not yet installed.
Then I clicked on the 'install updates' button on MiniTool, and it was installed successfully.

Does anyone know why I could not install it via the .msu file?
Is it impossible to manually download the update which can be installed successfully?

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I've already installed the other updates that appeared in Windows Update. The only two updates that remain to be downloaded/installed are KB2488113 and SP1 (KB976932). However, KB2488113 is listed as an "optional update". Does it need to be installed at all, and if so, should it be installed before I download/install SP1?

Answer:Does update KB2488113 need to be installed before SP1 is downloaded?

Anyone know?

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I'm going to help someone install SP2 on their computer in a day or two. He says SP2 downloaded to his computer, he started the install but stopped it almost immediately to backup his files. It didn't install anything. He said he clicked Cancel or Exit to stop it and saw no prompt to save it anywhere, it just stopped and went away.

Where do we look to find the SP2 download? What is it called, and will I know what icon to click on to activate the install process?
 

Answer:Where is the SP2 download saved, when it's downloaded but not installed?

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I am running Vista Home Premium. I have 7 downloaded updates to be installed for Mircrosoft Office 2007. I no longer have Mirosoft Office 2007 on my computer, I don't want to install the updates for it. But removing the check mark does not get rid of the download, it only stops the installation. How do I get rid of download?
 

Answer:Delete downloaded update that is not installed

Open Windows Explorer. Locate the System drive (the one with your OS on it) and click on the > next to it. Then Windows > Distribution Software, Then click on the Downloads folder so its contents is displayed in the right hand window. Delete everything in the Downloads folder. That should do it.
 

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Answer:Why can't my Whatsapp open but I have downloaded and installed it?

Try restarting your phone?
Try deleting and re installing whatsapp on your phone?
If this doesnt works then Connect your phone to a pc, in your phone or sd card there must be a folder called whatsapp backup or something like that. Copy it to your pc and delete it from your phone. When whatsapp opens reput The file to your phone

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how can i delete an update that has been downloaded but not yet installed? i'm sure that this update caused the corruption/deletion of my user profile and i've restored my system to a date before it was installed. but now anytime i want to turn my computer off, it wants to re-install the update. how can i avoid this? thanks!

Answer:Delete a downloaded Update that is not installed yet?

The best way clear the whole C:\Windows\SoftwareDistrubution folder and hide problematic hotfixes in Windows Update.Of course in this case you remove all downloaded hotfixes (wanted and unwanted).If you really want to remove only particular hotfix use any good 3p file manager (in my opinion build-in explorer is not good too to this kind operations) and search in file names hotfix ID,i.e if you want find data related to KB976672,you have to find in names this ID.

Relate to problematic updates:

If really some updates cause problems I suggest contact with manufacturer support or MS support,hidding updates is only temporary solution,if you leave it,you will have another problems with other updates in future too.

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I'm sorry. This subject would reflect badly on tech-forums so this poll is closed.====MicroBell

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Until the October 2014 updates I would always receive a sytray notice of which updates had been installed. To clarify, after new Windows Updates were installed and with or without a reboot of the system, I would receive a systray notification that new updates had been installed and upon clicking that notification a window would open and show the updates that had been installed and success or failure status.

I no longer receive that notification. This was true for the October and November patch Tuesday updates. I can open Windows Update and select View Update History and see that the updates were installed but the systray notification only showed the latest installation history and was more convenient that having to open Windows Update to view the update history.

Anyone have any idea as to what caused the systray notification to stop working after updates were installed? OS is Win 7 Home Premium SP 1.

TIA for any replies.

Answer:No systray notice of installed updates after Windows Updates

Should I post this in the Windows 7 General Discussion forum? Doesn't seem to be much response here.

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Hello all.

I have a Windows XP machine that keeps telling me that I need to install 2 security updates.

KB956572 and KB981852. The problem is that these updates are already installed and appear in my Add/Remove Programs. So I go ahead and install the updates again anyway. The machine says the updates installed successfully. However after a system reboot, the same 2 updates pop up again saying that they need to be installed.

I have removed/uninstalled the updates in question. Re-installed them. No success. They still come up as needing to be installed. I have tried re-registering the windows updates components and have cleared the temporary folders of windows update but still the same result.

Does anyone have any tips or ideas? Thanks.

Answer:[SOLVED] Installed security updates say they need to be installed

Try installing manually. Read what post #7 says in this link.

http://forums.techarena.in/windows-update/1163173.htm

Is the system up-to-date with SP3 installed ?

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Hello,

Is there a list of hotfixes that are required to be installed prior to installing SP1?

I am trying to slipstream SP1 into an installation DVD for Windows 7. It works fine, however, after I installed my newly created DVD, I found an update that said "You must install this patch before you install SP1. If you have already installed SP1, please uninstall it, reinstall this patch, then reinstall SP1." Obviously I want to integrate that patch before I slipstream SP1.

Is there a list of patches that need to be applied before SP1 is applied?

Thanks,
Casey

Answer:List of updates required to be installed before SP1 is installed?

CaseyE,

Read through my blurb below to see if there if anything useful there to assist you....
Make sure your computer is updated as recommended before proceeding....

Win 7 SP1.
Generic steps to take before installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1.

* How to increase your chances of installing Service Pack 1 successfully.
Steps to follow before you install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 from the Microsoft Download Center

* Update your device drivers to the most recent Windows 7 device drivers from your computer manufacture's support web site (for your specific make and model)

* Start by installing the chipset/motherboard driver followed by the remaining available drivers.

* Run the SFC /SCANNOW command. This will check and repair if necessary any critical Windows system files.
Click on Start/All programs/Accessories > Right click on Command Prompt option and select 'Run as administrator'.
At the command prompt enter: SFC /SCANNOW

* Run the System Update Readiness Tool:
Description of the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista, for Windows Server 2008, for Windows 7, and for Windows Server 2008 R2

* Windows 7 - Service Pack 1 – How to install Step by Step
Steps to follow before you install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 from the Microsoft Download Center

* Learn how to install Win 7 SP1
Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

* Win7 SP1: Installation tips
Windows 7 SP1 Follow-up

* Also: Steps to take before installing Win7 SP1
Steps to follow before you ... Read more

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I recently installed Windows 7 Service Pack 1 for my Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit edition. As the installation finished the computer restarted and I did not give it another thought. Later on I returned to the Windows Update screen to see if there were any recent updates available for my PC. To my surprise all the older updates that I previously installed before the service pack installation have reappeared. My question now is, Do I reinstall the older updates? and Will they overwrite any files that the Service Pack 1 installation has already installed?

Answer:Win 7 SP1 Installed, Previously Installed Updates Reappear

If they are already installed and the new updates overwrite, it is not going to cause a problem. The worst that could happen is that you will be up to date.

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I'm trying to figure out if windows updates are being downloaded over the internet or if a client machine is going to a domain controller to download these updates.

Any advice is appreciated

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Hello ,
 
I've been looking for a solution for the bad batch of updates in august
My laptop Lenovo Thinkpad Win 8.1 64 bit was on "auto updates"  but the updates, after several tries failed to install..and since have been withdrawn by MS.. Since then I've changed update settings.. but those useless files still in my update folder , and I have no clue how to  get rid of them.
Details as follows :
 
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2976627)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 for x64-based Systems (KB2966826)
Security Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2918614)
Security Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2976897)
Security Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2978668)
Security Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2993651)
Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2981580)
 
Thanks in advance..
 

Answer:How to delete downloaded aug updates....

The Disk Cleanup tool in Windows 7 and 8.1 is suppose to clean up updates, give it a try.

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Man... I'm exhausted on searching about where are the windows updates are placed when they're downloaded?

1) I know they aren't in %temp% or %appdata%.
2) I know they vanishes after being installed.

--> I want to know where are they being prison-ed whey they're being downloaded?

Just as someone also want to know -> I have Windows 10 Home (Non N BTW).

And yeah one more thing Thanks in Advance...

Answer:Where are the Updates stored when they're being downloaded?

Typically it is here among other things: %windir%\softwaredistribution\download

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