Re: Error number: 0x80072EFF
PS: If you've only been getting this error for a day or so, it could be
temporary problems on MS's end.
PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
> 0x80072EFF = ERROR_INTERNET_CONNECTION_Reset
> Something's interfering the your connection to Windows Update servers.
> Suspects include "hijackware" infections that are not detected in your
> scanning, the fact that Verizon Internet Security is installed, Verizon
> Internet Security "leftovers" if you uninstalled it , and/or having the
> Windows Firewall and OneCare's firewall enabled.
> If the machine was infected when you installed OneCare, there's a very
> chance that OneCare didn't install correctly and is not protectin your
> Let's start with some more easy questions:
> Please state your Internet Explorer (IE) version and full Windows version
> (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista SP1)?
> Was your Verizon Internet Security Suite subscription still current &
> when you installed OneCare?
> Did you uninstall Verizon Internet Security Suite before you installed
> Have you purchased OneCare or are you still running the 30-day free-trial
> Are both the Windows Firewall and OneCare's firewall enabled?
>  I believe the Verizon suite is a customized version of RadialPoint
> Software application, which is notorious for not uninstalling "cleanly"
> briggymom wrote:
>> I had Verizon Internet Security Suite and once a month I also ran
>> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
>>> What anti-virus application was installed before you installed OneCare?
>>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
>>> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
>>> briggymom wrote:
>>>> I am at a loss. I cannot use windows update. I have used trendmicro
>>>> sysclean, started using windows one care. I've run hijack this. I have
>>>> virus that is noticed on any scan. I have run in and out of safe mode.
>>>> have 3 main symptoms.
>>>> 1) Windows update freezes and never runs, ending up with this error
>>>> number: 0x80072EFF
>>>> 2) My yahoo searches send me to rds.yahoo.com and I have to hit the
>>>> button to get to my actual search. I have not found the addon in my
>>>> addons that could be doing this.
>>>> 3) My world of warcraft has suddenly started crashing as well.
>>>> PC world recommened updating windows scripts which I did. HELP!