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Taskbar says my automatic updates is turned off


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mrtypr

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Taskbar says my automatic updates is turned off. I click it and security center comes up and i try turn it on from there and it says "We're sorry. The security center could not change your Automatic Updates settings. To try changing these settings yourself, go to System in Control Panel > Automatic updates tab and select Auto."

But it is already set on auto. I tried turning it off from there and resetting it on auto but the security centre still says its off. So i dont know if my updates are on or off. I am using Kaspersky Internet security. I also tried disabling Kaspersky to try turn on my updates but still did not work

Any help? thanks
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phillip22

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Try this:

Click Start, select Run and type:

regsvr32 wuapi.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 atl.dll
regsvr32 wucltui.dll
regsvr32 wups.dll

Press [Enter] after each one and wait for the success message
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rickz8

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Hi Phillip22
I have the same problem, if I may jump in.
All returned successfully.
Please advise.
Rick
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Please pardon my big nose for butting in here, but I ran every malware, virus, etc. etc listed in the "post hijack logs here" forum.

The false message went away.

HOWEVER, can you get to the windows update web page?

<start> <all programs> <windows update>.

I could not access the update page.

If you can't access the update page, you might do what I did:

In the WINDOWS folder, there is a folder called: SOFTWAREDISTRIBUTION.

This folder contains the updates for your computer. Rename this folder and try to access the windows update page.

If you can, a new folder will be generated with current updates and your false message should be gone.

I hope I haven't step on toes here.

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rickz8

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Hi Almitchelljr,

Thanks for your input-it is appreciated.
I attempted to rename the file as suggested, but it woudn't let me.
I decided to try a full system scan (as opposed to the recommended quick scan) with the Malwarebyte tool, and it found 3 trogan programs that the quick scan did not.
Afterward, I was able to access the MSUpdate page and got all the stuff missing for this system.
I can't say yet whether or not it is running any faster yet, will have to evaluate for a few days. Initial startup seems still to be slow and clicking start>all programs>.... seems still to be horribly slow. I will decide to try a highjack this log post depending how things are in the coming week. Running on the internet seems to normal, as in moving from page to page, the load time is acceptable.
I can't definitely say if changing the filename worked (or in my case, just touching that file since it didn't rename) but it did encourage me to do the full scan, so your input was very helpful!!
RickZ
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Rickz,

Glad to here hear that are more normal now. That folder is read only, but there is no need to touch it again.

Good luck with the slowness issue.

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Davo686

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phillip22,

wow that was amazing, i just typed those commands into run and it worked perfectly.

what was the reason for the strange message appearing?

many thanks

David
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GratefulNYC

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Phillip,
Thank you so much!!!
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Abadi

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I tried this and it worked right awy. all entries were successful and system became normal.


Tks.
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dcvh

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worked for me

thanks
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wacdbig1

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Running all of the Regsvr.dll worked. Thanks!
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Hi Philip22

All worked except for failure at regsvr32 wuaueng.dll.

What does that mean? Thanks.
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Hi Capa1921 you might try the update repair tool,if you are having issues with updates.Let me know how it goes.
http://www.majorgeek...874fbb648330dde
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