There is a very good chance are that you are seeing the affects of a
1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
2. Run the Windows Live Safety Center's 'Protection' scan (only!) in Safe
Mode with Networking, if need be:
3. Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting the requested
logs in an appropriate forum, not here.
Checking for/Help with Hijackware
**Seek expert assistance in
, or other appropriate forums.**
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
> My computer will not check for updates. My last updates were installed
> 27/10/2008! I have opened the Update screen and tried to run the update
> manually - this has not worked. I have tried restoring updates - nothing.
> have gone through many different troubleshooting suggustions and nothing
> worked. There is no error code pop-up either. It just says that Windows
> can't check for updates. I am connected to the internet when I try to
> check. My computer uses Windos Vista.
> How can I fix this?