[[ Automatic Updates hasn't been working since November 2008? I'd see this
page IIWY: http://www.dslreports.com/faq/10063
You are seeing the affects of a hijackware infection.
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
> Havn't had any automatic updates since november, when I try to update
> manually the program goes into "looking for updates for you computer" and
> locks up . A similar problem happens when I try to download IE8, the
> goes into the download mode and stays there , locks up. I get no error
> Can anyone help??