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Old 20-02-2009
wolfman83661
 
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Cannot connect to Windows Update

Im using windonws xp home and have been experiancing a crash on internet
explorer occasionally. In the error windows it says to link here to possibly
correct the problem. When i do so it takes me to a page saying to upadate
windows. But when i go thru start menu, all programs, windows update it takes
me back to the same page. No links to update on the page at all.

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Old 20-02-2009
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 
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Re: Cannot connect to Windows Update

There a very good chance are that you're seeing the affects of a hijackware
infection.

1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/ma...e/default.mspx

2. Run this online scan (in safe mode w/networking, if need be):
http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm

3. Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting the requested
logs in an appropriate forum, not here.

Checking for/Help with Hijackware
http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=4075
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/prevention.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...moving_Malware

**Seek expert assistance in
http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachi...php?board=10.0,
http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?f=22,
http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30, 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:
https://support.microsoft.com/oas/de...spx?gprid=6527

Support for Windows Update:
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/wusupport

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
security updates.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

wolfman83661 wrote:
> Im using windonws xp home and have been experiancing a crash on internet
> explorer occasionally. In the error windows it says to link here to
> possibly
> correct the problem. When i do so it takes me to a page saying to upadate
> windows. But when i go thru start menu, all programs, windows update it
> takes me back to the same page. No links to update on the page at all.


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