Chances are that you're seeing the affects of a hijackware infection.
1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
2. Run this online scan (in safe mode w/networking, if need be):
3. Run additional checks for hijackware, including posting your hijackthis
log to an appropriate forum.
Checking for/Help with Hijackware
When all else fails, HijackThis v2.0.2
) 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
, 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:
Support for Windows Update:
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
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> I am getting the same error as Crono, when trying to switch on my Auto
> Updates, I have done everything that is advised, then whe trying to start
> the auto updates under services I get ths erro which says it is disabled
> no local device connected.
> I am on Windows XP home 5.1.2600SP2, build 2600. IE V7.0.5730.13.
> Please assst me, as it is causing me problems with running Norton 360 as
> well, and the machine is very slow.
> I am not sure what other information you need to help me