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Old 22-03-2009
Tom
 
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Error Code 80040154 Windows could not search for new updates

I am getting error code 80040154 when I try to use Windows Update. Vista
Business SP1. I have not been able to find any info on this code. I click
on Check for Updates and then I get the error. It indicates "Never" for most
recent check for updates and Updates were installed. I tried to view
downloaded updates but there were none in the list.

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Old 23-03-2009
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 
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Re: Error Code 80040154 Windows could not search for new updates

There is a very good chance are that you are 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 the Windows Live Safety Center's 'Protection' scan (only!) in Safe
Mode with 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.
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~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/

Tom wrote:
> I am getting error code 80040154 when I try to use Windows Update. Vista
> Business SP1. I have not been able to find any info on this code. I
> click
> on Check for Updates and then I get the error. It indicates "Never" for
> most recent check for updates and Updates were installed. I tried to view
> downloaded updates but there were none in the list.


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Old 23-03-2009
TaurArian
 
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Re: Error Code 80040154 Windows could not search for new updates

Tom wrote:
:: I am getting error code 80040154 when I try to use Windows Update.
:: Vista Business SP1. I have not been able to find any info on this
:: code. I click on Check for Updates and then I get the error. It
:: indicates "Never" for most recent check for updates and Updates were
:: installed. I tried to view downloaded updates but there were none
:: in the list.


Also, please check to see if BITS is started under services.
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