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Cannot turn on Windows auto update


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bstardo

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Every time I boot my pc a window pops up telling me that Windows Automatic Update is not working. I went into the Windows Security Center and was blocked from turning auto update on. I am also blocked from turning it on in the Control Panel. Any suggestions to get auto update to work?
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Download Dial-a-Fix from the link in my signature. Unzip and run dial-a-fix.exe. Check "Fix Windows Updates". Other boxes will also be checked. This is normal. Now Click "Go". This should fix your windows updates problem.
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Dial a fix worked. I can now turn on auto update. Thank you for your help.
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Thanks for letting us know.
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Download Dial-a-Fix from the link in my signature. Unzip and run dial-a-fix.exe. Check "Fix Windows Updates". Other boxes will also be checked. This is normal. Now Click "Go". This should fix your windows updates problem.


I am also having the same problem. AutoUpdate is dimmed out and I cannot enable from any available screen. Not that I want "all" AutoUpdate and Install running ... I'd prefer to choose when to install what is downloaded.

However ... the applicable options are all dimmed out.

I ran the Dial-A-Fix application and it seemed as if it was working, but when checking on the "update" status it was still all "dimmed out".

I am running AVG Anti-virus, Firewall, etc.

I had picked up a virus/malware or something in the past week or so that stopped access to regedit, task manager, setting restore points, etc.. I was also unable to "turn off" my notebook as windows would indicate shutting down, but would never fully clear the wallpaper and start the "power off" process.

I was finally able to get to a restore point when running in SAFE mode and scrubbed the unit again. Upon a regular running of SpySweeper, SpyBot, AdAware, etc. this morning I found that the regedit, task manager and restore points were 'again" shut off. SpyBot was able to restore.

Not sure now if I'm truly clean or not and/or if the AutoUpdate is related to same.


Cheers,

Nolan K.
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Nolan K,

Some of the symptoms you describe can be malware-related, so it would be best to have your PC checked in the Malware forum. Please go here and follow the directions, particularly for posting a hijackthis log. Start a new topic in the malware forum, and one of the malware helpers can check you out. Do not post your log here, as this is not the proper place for it.
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Nolan K,

Some of the symptoms you describe can be malware-related, so it would be best to have your PC checked in the Malware forum. Please go here and follow the directions, particularly for posting a hijackthis log. Start a new topic in the malware forum, and one of the malware helpers can check you out. Do not post your log here, as this is not the proper place for it.



Sari,

Tnx for your direction. I'll head over to the Malware area and read through all the data and take it one step at a time.

Edited by Nolan K, 17 December 2007 - 08:58 PM.

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