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  1. #1
    Can't fix Automatic Updates Guest

    Can't start Automatic Updates on my computer

    I got a pop up stating I am at risk because I don't have automatic updates
    installed. I hit the pop up and selected for automatic updates and i got a
    failure asking me to go to control panel to update the System Automatic
    Update settings.

    I do so and the shield turns to green but I still can't get into Windows
    Update. On that site, I follow the steps to service manager and set Automatic
    Updates to Automatic but it continues to refresh to disabled. I then make
    tweaks to BiC something and set it to automatic but still it does not allow
    me to start the service.

    In conjunction, I keep getting a screen saver going to blue with a block in
    the center of the screen that states I should download a program to remove
    viruses as my computer is infected. I can't change the settings and even
    though I shift delete the bacground image it shows up at restart and this
    keep happing endlessly.

  2. #2
    geewhizz Guest

    RE: Can't start Automatic Updates on my computer

    Hi I have exactly the same same problem-have you found a fix yet?

    'geewhizz'

    "Can't fix Automatic Updates" wrote:

    > I got a pop up stating I am at risk because I don't have automatic updates
    > installed. I hit the pop up and selected for automatic updates and i got a
    > failure asking me to go to control panel to update the System Automatic
    > Update settings.
    >
    > I do so and the shield turns to green but I still can't get into Windows
    > Update. On that site, I follow the steps to service manager and set Automatic
    > Updates to Automatic but it continues to refresh to disabled. I then make
    > tweaks to BiC something and set it to automatic but still it does not allow
    > me to start the service.
    >
    > In conjunction, I keep getting a screen saver going to blue with a block in
    > the center of the screen that states I should download a program to remove
    > viruses as my computer is infected. I can't change the settings and even
    > though I shift delete the bacground image it shows up at restart and this
    > keep happing endlessly.


  3. #3
    katherine Guest

    RE: Can't start Automatic Updates on my computer

    I am having the same exact issue. It looks viral but when I search, there are
    no virus' found. I also went into services.msc and tried to reset the auto
    updates there, and no matter what I do it keeps turning "Automatic" to
    "Disabled". I did check to be certain that background intelligence is
    running, as are my event logs. In the event logs, i see an issue Dcom, which
    I'm assuming is the same issue in a different message, in case thats
    pertinent. In addition, I am getting all of the same pop ups as listed in the
    original post here.

    Help ;-)

    "Can't fix Automatic Updates" wrote:

    > I got a pop up stating I am at risk because I don't have automatic updates
    > installed. I hit the pop up and selected for automatic updates and i got a
    > failure asking me to go to control panel to update the System Automatic
    > Update settings.
    >
    > I do so and the shield turns to green but I still can't get into Windows
    > Update. On that site, I follow the steps to service manager and set Automatic
    > Updates to Automatic but it continues to refresh to disabled. I then make
    > tweaks to BiC something and set it to automatic but still it does not allow
    > me to start the service.
    >
    > In conjunction, I keep getting a screen saver going to blue with a block in
    > the center of the screen that states I should download a program to remove
    > viruses as my computer is infected. I can't change the settings and even
    > though I shift delete the bacground image it shows up at restart and this
    > keep happing endlessly.


  4. #4
    Can''t fix Automatic Updates Guest

    RE: Can't start Automatic Updates on my computer

    I down loaded a program mentioned on one of these threads that cleaned my
    registry and I did find some viruses using spy-bot (freeware). I had to
    manually delee 2 programs by hitting start - start up and looking for any
    programs that i could not identify and that stopped the changes to the
    background, etc.

    I posted a online note to MSFT for assistance with not being able to start
    Automatic Updates.

    PS - I can start the BIC with no issues and checked that logging was
    automatic. I still am unable to start the automatic updates and am having a
    lot of issues with pop ups or all kinds....



    "Can't fix Automatic Updates" wrote:

    > I got a pop up stating I am at risk because I don't have automatic updates
    > installed. I hit the pop up and selected for automatic updates and i got a
    > failure asking me to go to control panel to update the System Automatic
    > Update settings.
    >
    > I do so and the shield turns to green but I still can't get into Windows
    > Update. On that site, I follow the steps to service manager and set Automatic
    > Updates to Automatic but it continues to refresh to disabled. I then make
    > tweaks to BiC something and set it to automatic but still it does not allow
    > me to start the service.
    >
    > In conjunction, I keep getting a screen saver going to blue with a block in
    > the center of the screen that states I should download a program to remove
    > viruses as my computer is infected. I can't change the settings and even
    > though I shift delete the bacground image it shows up at restart and this
    > keep happing endlessly.


  5. #5
    katherine Guest

    RE: Can't start Automatic Updates on my computer

    which program did you use please, to clean up your registry?

    "Can''t fix Automatic Updates" wrote:

    > I down loaded a program mentioned on one of these threads that cleaned my
    > registry and I did find some viruses using spy-bot (freeware). I had to
    > manually delee 2 programs by hitting start - start up and looking for any
    > programs that i could not identify and that stopped the changes to the
    > background, etc.
    >
    > I posted a online note to MSFT for assistance with not being able to start
    > Automatic Updates.
    >
    > PS - I can start the BIC with no issues and checked that logging was
    > automatic. I still am unable to start the automatic updates and am having a
    > lot of issues with pop ups or all kinds....
    >
    >
    >
    > "Can't fix Automatic Updates" wrote:
    >
    > > I got a pop up stating I am at risk because I don't have automatic updates
    > > installed. I hit the pop up and selected for automatic updates and i got a
    > > failure asking me to go to control panel to update the System Automatic
    > > Update settings.
    > >
    > > I do so and the shield turns to green but I still can't get into Windows
    > > Update. On that site, I follow the steps to service manager and set Automatic
    > > Updates to Automatic but it continues to refresh to disabled. I then make
    > > tweaks to BiC something and set it to automatic but still it does not allow
    > > me to start the service.
    > >
    > > In conjunction, I keep getting a screen saver going to blue with a block in
    > > the center of the screen that states I should download a program to remove
    > > viruses as my computer is infected. I can't change the settings and even
    > > though I shift delete the bacground image it shows up at restart and this
    > > keep happing endlessly.


  6. #6
    cheeze@sunflower.com Guest

    Re: Can't start Automatic Updates on my computer

    On May 20, 11:36*am, katherine <kather...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote:
    > which program did you use please, to clean up your registry?
    >
    > "Can''t fix Automatic Updates" wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > I down loaded a program mentioned on one of these threads *that cleaned my
    > > registry and I did find some viruses using spy-bot (freeware). I had to
    > > manually delee 2 programs by hitting start - start up and looking for any
    > > programs that i could not identify and that stopped the changes to the
    > > background, etc.

    >
    > > I posted a online note to MSFT for assistance with not being able to start
    > > Automatic Updates.

    >
    > > PS - I can start the BIC with no issues and checked that logging was
    > > automatic. I still am unable to start the automatic updates and am having a
    > > lot of issues with pop ups or all kinds....

    >
    > > "Can't fix Automatic Updates" wrote:

    >
    > > > I got a pop up stating I am at risk because I don't have automatic updates
    > > > installed. I hit the pop up and selected for automatic updates and i got a
    > > > failure asking me to go to control panel to update the System Automatic
    > > > Update settings.

    >
    > > > I do so and the shield turns to green but I still can't get into Windows
    > > > Update. On that site, I follow the steps to service manager and set Automatic
    > > > Updates to Automatic but it continues to refresh to disabled. I then make
    > > > tweaks to BiC something and set it to automatic but still it does not allow
    > > > me to start the service.

    OK thanks man, I just ran spybot and it found the trojen that was
    causing the problem and removed it



    >
    > > > In conjunction, I keep getting a screen saver going to blue with a block in
    > > > the center of the screen that states I should download a program to remove
    > > > viruses as my computer is infected. I can't change the settings and even
    > > > though I shift delete the bacground image it shows up at restart and this
    > > > keep happing endlessly.- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > - Show quoted text -



  7. #7
    Can''t fix Automatic Updates Guest

    RE: Can't start Automatic Updates on my computer

    smitfraudfix

    free ware - works, follow the instructions.

    This got rid of some of the virus effects. I need help from MSFT on
    autoupdate...

    "katherine" wrote:

    > which program did you use please, to clean up your registry?
    >
    > "Can''t fix Automatic Updates" wrote:
    >
    > > I down loaded a program mentioned on one of these threads that cleaned my
    > > registry and I did find some viruses using spy-bot (freeware). I had to
    > > manually delee 2 programs by hitting start - start up and looking for any
    > > programs that i could not identify and that stopped the changes to the
    > > background, etc.
    > >
    > > I posted a online note to MSFT for assistance with not being able to start
    > > Automatic Updates.
    > >
    > > PS - I can start the BIC with no issues and checked that logging was
    > > automatic. I still am unable to start the automatic updates and am having a
    > > lot of issues with pop ups or all kinds....
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "Can't fix Automatic Updates" wrote:
    > >
    > > > I got a pop up stating I am at risk because I don't have automatic updates
    > > > installed. I hit the pop up and selected for automatic updates and i got a
    > > > failure asking me to go to control panel to update the System Automatic
    > > > Update settings.
    > > >
    > > > I do so and the shield turns to green but I still can't get into Windows
    > > > Update. On that site, I follow the steps to service manager and set Automatic
    > > > Updates to Automatic but it continues to refresh to disabled. I then make
    > > > tweaks to BiC something and set it to automatic but still it does not allow
    > > > me to start the service.
    > > >
    > > > In conjunction, I keep getting a screen saver going to blue with a block in
    > > > the center of the screen that states I should download a program to remove
    > > > viruses as my computer is infected. I can't change the settings and even
    > > > though I shift delete the bacground image it shows up at restart and this
    > > > keep happing endlessly.


  8. #8
    sweetcorn mama Guest

    RE: Can't start Automatic Updates on my computer

    This has happened to me too, started yesterday on my laptop which had been
    fine using AVG free edition.

    Whatever I tried couldn't change 'disabled' status of automatic downloads,
    laptop is 20 or more times slower than normal, AVG now has 13 viruses in
    Virus Vault, multiple pop-ups and WinFix (I think) telling me to Scan Now!

    Finally this morning (while investigating Antivirus Suites) lost taskbar and
    nothing works, just have my screensaver picture and nothing else.

    My daughter uses Bebo and msn a lot so I assume one of those is the culprit.

    I think it's a visit to the PC repair shop for me :(



    "Can''t fix Automatic Updates" wrote:

    > smitfraudfix
    >
    > free ware - works, follow the instructions.
    >
    > This got rid of some of the virus effects. I need help from MSFT on
    > autoupdate...
    >
    > "katherine" wrote:
    >
    > > which program did you use please, to clean up your registry?
    > >
    > > "Can''t fix Automatic Updates" wrote:
    > >
    > > > I down loaded a program mentioned on one of these threads that cleaned my
    > > > registry and I did find some viruses using spy-bot (freeware). I had to
    > > > manually delee 2 programs by hitting start - start up and looking for any
    > > > programs that i could not identify and that stopped the changes to the
    > > > background, etc.
    > > >
    > > > I posted a online note to MSFT for assistance with not being able to start
    > > > Automatic Updates.
    > > >
    > > > PS - I can start the BIC with no issues and checked that logging was
    > > > automatic. I still am unable to start the automatic updates and am having a
    > > > lot of issues with pop ups or all kinds....
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "Can't fix Automatic Updates" wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > I got a pop up stating I am at risk because I don't have automatic updates
    > > > > installed. I hit the pop up and selected for automatic updates and i got a
    > > > > failure asking me to go to control panel to update the System Automatic
    > > > > Update settings.
    > > > >
    > > > > I do so and the shield turns to green but I still can't get into Windows
    > > > > Update. On that site, I follow the steps to service manager and set Automatic
    > > > > Updates to Automatic but it continues to refresh to disabled. I then make
    > > > > tweaks to BiC something and set it to automatic but still it does not allow
    > > > > me to start the service.
    > > > >
    > > > > In conjunction, I keep getting a screen saver going to blue with a block in
    > > > > the center of the screen that states I should download a program to remove
    > > > > viruses as my computer is infected. I can't change the settings and even
    > > > > though I shift delete the bacground image it shows up at restart and this
    > > > > keep happing endlessly.


  9. #9
    katherine Guest

    RE: Can't start Automatic Updates on my computer

    Hopefully, I have good news for everyone afflicted with this. I found a cure
    that worked for me.

    In my case, it turned out to be a trojan by the name of Troj vitriumd, or
    something similiar to that.

    The only software i found that could locate it and then fixed it is Prevx
    CSI:

    http://soft.softoogle.com/ap/p7029.shtml

    Once I followed all of the directions to the letter, not only did the
    annoying pop ups stop, but I was able to turn on automatic updates and update
    all of my Microsoft programs.

    I was so greatful as my last resort was going to be flattening the system
    and rebuilding it. CIS isnt free, it cost 19.95, but that's nothing compared
    to the time and work I would have expended rebuilding my entire system.

    I hope this helps you, too.

    "sweetcorn mama" wrote:

    > This has happened to me too, started yesterday on my laptop which had been
    > fine using AVG free edition.
    >
    > Whatever I tried couldn't change 'disabled' status of automatic downloads,
    > laptop is 20 or more times slower than normal, AVG now has 13 viruses in
    > Virus Vault, multiple pop-ups and WinFix (I think) telling me to Scan Now!
    >
    > Finally this morning (while investigating Antivirus Suites) lost taskbar and
    > nothing works, just have my screensaver picture and nothing else.
    >
    > My daughter uses Bebo and msn a lot so I assume one of those is the culprit.
    >
    > I think it's a visit to the PC repair shop for me :(
    >
    >
    >
    > "Can''t fix Automatic Updates" wrote:
    >
    > > smitfraudfix
    > >
    > > free ware - works, follow the instructions.
    > >
    > > This got rid of some of the virus effects. I need help from MSFT on
    > > autoupdate...
    > >
    > > "katherine" wrote:
    > >
    > > > which program did you use please, to clean up your registry?
    > > >
    > > > "Can''t fix Automatic Updates" wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > I down loaded a program mentioned on one of these threads that cleaned my
    > > > > registry and I did find some viruses using spy-bot (freeware). I had to
    > > > > manually delee 2 programs by hitting start - start up and looking for any
    > > > > programs that i could not identify and that stopped the changes to the
    > > > > background, etc.
    > > > >
    > > > > I posted a online note to MSFT for assistance with not being able to start
    > > > > Automatic Updates.
    > > > >
    > > > > PS - I can start the BIC with no issues and checked that logging was
    > > > > automatic. I still am unable to start the automatic updates and am having a
    > > > > lot of issues with pop ups or all kinds....
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > "Can't fix Automatic Updates" wrote:
    > > > >
    > > > > > I got a pop up stating I am at risk because I don't have automatic updates
    > > > > > installed. I hit the pop up and selected for automatic updates and i got a
    > > > > > failure asking me to go to control panel to update the System Automatic
    > > > > > Update settings.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > I do so and the shield turns to green but I still can't get into Windows
    > > > > > Update. On that site, I follow the steps to service manager and set Automatic
    > > > > > Updates to Automatic but it continues to refresh to disabled. I then make
    > > > > > tweaks to BiC something and set it to automatic but still it does not allow
    > > > > > me to start the service.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > In conjunction, I keep getting a screen saver going to blue with a block in
    > > > > > the center of the screen that states I should download a program to remove
    > > > > > viruses as my computer is infected. I can't change the settings and even
    > > > > > though I shift delete the bacground image it shows up at restart and this
    > > > > > keep happing endlessly.


  10. #10
    barb Guest

    RE: Can't start Automatic Updates on my computer

    i need help w/turning on automatic updates it keeps stating off and infected
    --
    barbara hadfield


    "Can't fix Automatic Updates" wrote:

    > I got a pop up stating I am at risk because I don't have automatic updates
    > installed. I hit the pop up and selected for automatic updates and i got a
    > failure asking me to go to control panel to update the System Automatic
    > Update settings.
    >
    > I do so and the shield turns to green but I still can't get into Windows
    > Update. On that site, I follow the steps to service manager and set Automatic
    > Updates to Automatic but it continues to refresh to disabled. I then make
    > tweaks to BiC something and set it to automatic but still it does not allow
    > me to start the service.
    >
    > In conjunction, I keep getting a screen saver going to blue with a block in
    > the center of the screen that states I should download a program to remove
    > viruses as my computer is infected. I can't change the settings and even
    > though I shift delete the bacground image it shows up at restart and this
    > keep happing endlessly.


  11. #11
    Titanic Guest

    RE: Can't start Automatic Updates on my computer

    Help I just installed a program on two computers and it contained a Trojan,
    it caused the same problem as you all. Where do i begin to get this thing?
    Can I just reformat and reinstall windows???? Help!

    "barb" wrote:

    > i need help w/turning on automatic updates it keeps stating off and infected
    > --
    > barbara hadfield
    >
    >
    > "Can't fix Automatic Updates" wrote:
    >
    > > I got a pop up stating I am at risk because I don't have automatic updates
    > > installed. I hit the pop up and selected for automatic updates and i got a
    > > failure asking me to go to control panel to update the System Automatic
    > > Update settings.
    > >
    > > I do so and the shield turns to green but I still can't get into Windows
    > > Update. On that site, I follow the steps to service manager and set Automatic
    > > Updates to Automatic but it continues to refresh to disabled. I then make
    > > tweaks to BiC something and set it to automatic but still it does not allow
    > > me to start the service.
    > >
    > > In conjunction, I keep getting a screen saver going to blue with a block in
    > > the center of the screen that states I should download a program to remove
    > > viruses as my computer is infected. I can't change the settings and even
    > > though I shift delete the bacground image it shows up at restart and this
    > > keep happing endlessly.


  12. #12
    geewhizz Guest

    RE: Can't start Automatic Updates on my computer

    Hi all i used AVG 8.0 which found the trojans an cleaned everything else -it
    is a must have......geewhizz

    "Titanic" wrote:

    > Help I just installed a program on two computers and it contained a Trojan,
    > it caused the same problem as you all. Where do i begin to get this thing?
    > Can I just reformat and reinstall windows???? Help!
    >
    > "barb" wrote:
    >
    > > i need help w/turning on automatic updates it keeps stating off and infected
    > > --
    > > barbara hadfield
    > >
    > >
    > > "Can't fix Automatic Updates" wrote:
    > >
    > > > I got a pop up stating I am at risk because I don't have automatic updates
    > > > installed. I hit the pop up and selected for automatic updates and i got a
    > > > failure asking me to go to control panel to update the System Automatic
    > > > Update settings.
    > > >
    > > > I do so and the shield turns to green but I still can't get into Windows
    > > > Update. On that site, I follow the steps to service manager and set Automatic
    > > > Updates to Automatic but it continues to refresh to disabled. I then make
    > > > tweaks to BiC something and set it to automatic but still it does not allow
    > > > me to start the service.
    > > >
    > > > In conjunction, I keep getting a screen saver going to blue with a block in
    > > > the center of the screen that states I should download a program to remove
    > > > viruses as my computer is infected. I can't change the settings and even
    > > > though I shift delete the bacground image it shows up at restart and this
    > > > keep happing endlessly.


  13. #13
    arikyeo Guest

    RE: Can't start Automatic Updates on my computer

    Any fix other than resetting the computer? I have exactly the same problem as
    you, only with more problems, all of which I could not solve:
    ~a lot of ads pop up, reducing the computer's speed.
    ~a ad always pop up:'The person at VAV says:"Your computer is
    infected...etc, etc... Do you want to install Antivirus 2009 now?"
    Pls help me

    "Can't fix Automatic Updates" wrote:

    > I got a pop up stating I am at risk because I don't have automatic updates
    > installed. I hit the pop up and selected for automatic updates and i got a
    > failure asking me to go to control panel to update the System Automatic
    > Update settings.
    >
    > I do so and the shield turns to green but I still can't get into Windows
    > Update. On that site, I follow the steps to service manager and set Automatic
    > Updates to Automatic but it continues to refresh to disabled. I then make
    > tweaks to BiC something and set it to automatic but still it does not allow
    > me to start the service.
    >
    > In conjunction, I keep getting a screen saver going to blue with a block in
    > the center of the screen that states I should download a program to remove
    > viruses as my computer is infected. I can't change the settings and even
    > though I shift delete the bacground image it shows up at restart and this
    > keep happing endlessly.


  14. #14
    TaurArian Guest

    Re: Can't start Automatic Updates on my computer

    You'll need to clean your system:
    http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=e...rus+2009&meta=

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    http://taurarian.mvps.org
    ======================================
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    "arikyeo" <arikyeo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:D04EA812-4A4E-4BE9-BC95-CD8566ABF491@microsoft.com...
    | Any fix other than resetting the computer? I have exactly the same problem as
    | you, only with more problems, all of which I could not solve:
    | ~a lot of ads pop up, reducing the computer's speed.
    | ~a ad always pop up:'The person at VAV says:"Your computer is
    | infected...etc, etc... Do you want to install Antivirus 2009 now?"
    | Pls help me
    |
    | "Can't fix Automatic Updates" wrote:
    |
    | > I got a pop up stating I am at risk because I don't have automatic updates
    | > installed. I hit the pop up and selected for automatic updates and i got a
    | > failure asking me to go to control panel to update the System Automatic
    | > Update settings.
    | >
    | > I do so and the shield turns to green but I still can't get into Windows
    | > Update. On that site, I follow the steps to service manager and set Automatic
    | > Updates to Automatic but it continues to refresh to disabled. I then make
    | > tweaks to BiC something and set it to automatic but still it does not allow
    | > me to start the service.
    | >
    | > In conjunction, I keep getting a screen saver going to blue with a block in
    | > the center of the screen that states I should download a program to remove
    | > viruses as my computer is infected. I can't change the settings and even
    | > though I shift delete the bacground image it shows up at restart and this
    | > keep happing endlessly.



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