RE: Windows Update redirects to msn
I had the same problem. After spending a couple of hours with microsoft
support scanning, creating a new user (that had IE6) the solution was to go
Locan Area Connection/
select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)/
Select "Obtain DNS server address automatically" (I had "Use the following
DNS server addressess checked with server addressess entered)
That fixed the problem. Support told me that the setting was set/changed by
my ISP but i'm not sure if that is true. It may have been some adware that
changed it. In a scan I found an Adware. file in my registry and deleted it.
There were so many things we tried before finally changing the DNS server
setting that I am not sure if changing the DNS setting was the only thing
that corrected the problem but that is where I would start. We had
uninstalled IE7 (couldn't uninstall through Add/Remove software however) and
created a new administrative user that defaulted to IE6. I have since
reinstalled IE7 and everything is working fine
"Sub Zero" wrote:
> Hi ,
> I am getting the same problem,
> have you got the solution for this problem ,
> If u got the solution plz reply to me
> "Ana" wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have a problem with Windows Updates. I get automatically redirected to
> > msn.com. I also cannot download pretty much anything else from microsoft.
> > I found some sites saying it could be a virus called Vundo but I don't have
> > any popups or registry key entries typically associated with that virus. I
> > ran AVG, Symantec, trendMicro and Microsoft's own online scan. None of them
> > picked up any viruses or spyware.
> > Someone else suggested that it may be a problem with one of the windows
> > updates I installed previously (they weren't specific on which one though). I
> > currently have Service Pack 3.
> > Any suggestions. Thanks.