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Old 10-03-2008
Steve
 

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Automatic updates
there is something preventing me to apply automaitc updates. every thing I
try seems to be thworted. I think it might be a spy/adware and can't even
scan for it. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-03-2008
Steve
 

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RE: Automatic updates
Eror message [Error number: 0x8DDD0018]

Don't know if this helps

"Steve" wrote:

> there is something preventing me to apply automaitc updates. every thing I
> try seems to be thworted. I think it might be a spy/adware and can't even
> scan for it. Any suggestions?

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Old 10-03-2008
Engel
 

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RE: Automatic updates
Hello Steve,


Scan your computer now online and clean it for free!
<http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/tryscanner.htm>


Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software
<http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827315>


First - ensure you do not have "Vundo". Clean it up if you do.

It seems possible that your Windows installation has been deliberately
damaged by a trojan (Vundo, along any uninvited guests. (SDBot and ZLOB, all
protected by a rootkit.)) so as to prevent you updating your system or
removing the trojan.


Your first priority must be to cleanse your PC of all malware.


A very good antimalware app is SUPERAntiSpyware.

There is a free version (on demand scanning only), the paid for version
includes active monitoring, similar to Windows defender:
<http://www.superantispyware.com/>
The trial version of SUPERAntiSpyware Pro (SAS):
<http://www.superantispyware.com/superantispywarefreevspro.html>


Also have a look to this URLs provided by Dave M.

<http://wiki.castlecops.com/Malware_Removal_and_Prevention:_Introduction>
- - ---

<http://wiki.castlecops.com/Malware_Removal_and_Prevention:_Overview>
-- - - -

<http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html>
- -- --


Please follow the above sugestions


I hope this post is helpful.

Let us know how it works ºut.

Good luck


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"Steve" wrote:

> there is something preventing me to apply automaitc updates. every thing I
> try seems to be thworted. I think it might be a spy/adware and can't even
> scan for it. Any suggestions?

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Old 10-03-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Automatic updates
It does! Now state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista SP1)?

You may receive an error message that contains the "0x8DDD0018" code or the
"0x80246008" code when you try to download updates from the Microsoft
Windows Update Web site or from the Microsoft Update Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/910337
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

Steve wrote:
> Eror message [Error number: 0x8DDD0018]
>
> Don't know if this helps
>
>> there is something preventing me to apply automaitc updates. every thing
>> I
>> try seems to be thworted. I think it might be a spy/adware and can't even
>> scan for it. Any suggestions?


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Old 10-04-2008
TaurArian
 

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Re: Automatic updates
Yep, clean up and then try WU again -
http://onecare.live.com/site/en-au/default.htm

In the future, please state your verson of windows including service pack
and also any error codes.
It does make a difference.

--

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http://taurarian.mvps.org
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Disclaimer: The information has been posted "as is" with no warranties or
guarantees and doesn't give any rights.
Computer Maintenance: Acronis / Diskeeper / Paragon / Raxco


"Steve" <Steve@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:54C74C79-6F4C-42AA-AC4B-A8FC1E66EAE1@microsoft.com...
> there is something preventing me to apply automaitc updates. every thing I
> try seems to be thworted. I think it might be a spy/adware and can't even
> scan for it. Any suggestions?



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Old 10-04-2008
Steve
 

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RE: Automatic updates
My system is XP and after scanning and updating anti virus...It will not let
me dl updates...I go into services.msc..type Run and then click on auto
updates, but it won't let me "apply" and start.

"Steve" wrote:

> Eror message [Error number: 0x8DDD0018]
>
> Don't know if this helps
>
> "Steve" wrote:
>
> > there is something preventing me to apply automaitc updates. every thing I
> > try seems to be thworted. I think it might be a spy/adware and can't even
> > scan for it. Any suggestions?

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Old 10-04-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Automatic updates
There's a very strong possibility that you have a Vundo infection, which is
usually accompanied by ZLOB and/or SDBot infections, all of which are
protected by a rootkit.

Run a thorough check for hijackware, including posting your hijackthis log
to an appropriate forum.

Checking for/Help with Hijackware
http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=5878
http://wiki.castlecops.com/Malware_R...:_Introduction
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/prevention.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
http://defendingyourmachine2.blogspot.com/
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...moving_Malware

When all else fails, HijackThis v2.0.2
(http://aumha.org/downloads/hijackthis.exe) is the preferred tool to use (in
conjuction with some other utilities). HijackThis will NOT fix anything on
its own, but it will help you to both identify and remove any
hijackware/spyware with assistance from an expert. **Post your log to
http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachi...php?board=10.0,
http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?f=22,
http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30, or another appropriate forum for review
by an expert in such matters, not here.**

If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this
isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.

==========================================

Start a free Windows Update support incident request:
https://support.microsoft.com/oas/de...spx?gprid=6527

Support for Windows Update:
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/wusupport

For home users, no-charge support is available by calling 1-866-PCSAFETY in
the United States and in Canada or by contacting your local Microsoft
subsidiary. There is no-charge for support calls that are associated with
security updates.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

Steve wrote:
> My system is XP and after scanning and updating anti virus...It will not
> let me dl updates...I go into services.msc..type Run and then click on
> auto
> updates, but it won't let me "apply" and start.
>
> "Steve" wrote:
>
>> Eror message [Error number: 0x8DDD0018]
>>
>> Don't know if this helps
>>
>> "Steve" wrote:
>>
>>> there is something preventing me to apply automaitc updates. every thing
>>> I
>>> try seems to be thworted. I think it might be a spy/adware and can't
>>> even
>>> scan for it. Any suggestions?


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Old 10-05-2008
Ashes
 

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RE: Automatic updates
If you have a firewall running try turning it off before you update.

"Steve" wrote:

> there is something preventing me to apply automaitc updates. every thing I
> try seems to be thworted. I think it might be a spy/adware and can't even
> scan for it. Any suggestions?

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Old 10-05-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Automatic updates
Do NOT disable the Windows Firewall, however!

Ashes wrote:
> If you have a firewall running try turning it off before you update.
>
> "Steve" wrote:
>
>> there is something preventing me to apply automaitc updates. every thing
>> I
>> try seems to be thworted. I think it might be a spy/adware and can't even
>> scan for it. Any suggestions?


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