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Old 10-23-2008
Daniel
 

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Automatic updates
Im getting the red shield with the "x" through it on my tool bar. It says
automatic upates is turned off and to turn them on. I've tired numerious
ammounts of times to turn it on, but it wont work. I recieve an errorthrough
the secuirty center saying that I have to manually set it on. The windows
update website also gives me errors to turn it on. So I go through control
panel, to admin. tools, services, then set automatic updates on, but it gives
me an error when I try to hit start. How do I get the automatic updates to
turn back on?
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Old 10-23-2008
Engel
 

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RE: Automatic updates
Hello Daniel,

You may have a virus.

Ensure you do not have "Vundo".

See if the solution in this thread helps.

<http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?&lang=en&cr=US&guid=&sloc=en-us&dg=microsoft.public.windowsupdate&p=1&tid=94d23 0a5-48a2-43a1-b43c-7a94d5db023d&mid=94d230a5-48a2-43a1-b43c-7a94d5db023d>


I hope this post is helpful.

Let us know how it works ºut.

Good luck

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"Daniel" wrote:

> Im getting the red shield with the "x" through it on my tool bar. It says
> automatic upates is turned off and to turn them on. I've tired numerious
> ammounts of times to turn it on, but it wont work. I recieve an errorthrough
> the secuirty center saying that I have to manually set it on. The windows
> update website also gives me errors to turn it on. So I go through control
> panel, to admin. tools, services, then set automatic updates on, but it gives
> me an error when I try to hit start. How do I get the automatic updates to
> turn back on?

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Old 10-23-2008
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/

Daniel wrote:
> Im getting the red shield with the "x" through it on my tool bar. It says
> automatic upates is turned off and to turn them on. I've tired numerious
> ammounts of times to turn it on, but it wont work. I recieve an
> errorthrough
> the secuirty center saying that I have to manually set it on. The windows
> update website also gives me errors to turn it on. So I go through control
> panel, to admin. tools, services, then set automatic updates on, but it
> gives me an error when I try to hit start. How do I get the automatic
> updates to turn back on?


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