My guess then would most likely be that you have a virus infection or
Copied from PA Bear -
"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:
NB: Rename MRT.EXE to, e.g., SCANNER.EXE before running the tool!
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
:: I've already used that link to try and fix my problem with update
:: but I went through it all again
and it's still refusing to
:: work. I changed a setting in my user accounts to allow me to
:: re-register several .dlls inclusing the one you listed below and
:: still nothing, my firewall is disabled my virus checker removed..
:: still not working.
:: Any more ideas please for a fix?
:: "TaurArian" wrote:
::: incubation wrote:
::::: I keep getting the 'Windows could not search for new updates'
::::: error 80070424. I have spent a long time browsing the internet
::::: for a solution with no luck. Any help would be very much
::: Error message when you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web
::: sites to install updates: 0x80070424
::: Re-registered the wuaueng.dll
::: Apparently in Vista, you should have Register and Unregister on
::: your context menu whenever you right-click a dll file