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Thread: Automatic Update Turns Itself Off - Can't turn back on

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    BulldogATL Guest

    Automatic Update Turns Itself Off - Can't turn back on

    When I restart the computer, I get a message at the Automatic Updates have
    been turned off (which is dangerous). When I try to turn them on manually, I
    get a message saying it can't be done without going into the contol panel.
    When I do it under the control panel and hit APPLY, it still doesn't work.
    Could this be a virus or something else?

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    wrist Guest

    RE: Automatic Update Turns Itself Off - Can't turn back on

    I have the same problem, i think its a virus but 'm not sure.

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    PA Bear [MS MVP] Guest

    Re: Automatic Update Turns Itself Off - Can't turn back on

    Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software

    Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting your hijackthis log
    to an appropriate forum.

    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.

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    Engel Guest
    Scan the system for the presence of malware:

    Let us know what hªppens.

    Check back later, though. I'm sure someone who knows about this will be
    passing through any time now.

    Another consideration:

    System may be infected with malware "Vundo"

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    pv206 Guest
    If your system is infected with the Vundo or associated trojan, your antivirus
    program might not pick it up.

    Download the following program:

    Spybot Search and Destroy

    and also download the current update file and save to your C:\ Drive.

    Reboot the computer in safe-mode, by pressing F8 on boot up, just after the
    Bios boot screen.

    When the computer boots, run the Spybot Search and Destroy, but do not click
    the automatic update definitions.

    Open Control Panel, then System, then System Restore and turn it off, (as
    the Vundo virus might be in your System Restore directory of System Volume

    When Spybot runs for the first time, do not create a backup of your system,
    as it might contain the Vundo threat.

    Scan the computer, and if it finds Vundo Trojan, reboot and rerun in Windows
    Normal Mode Spybot Search and Destroy.

    At the same time, run your antivirus program and update it first to the most
    virus definitions.
    Then run the Full Scan.

    This should remove the Vundo Trojan.

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    Join Date
    Jul 2009

    Re: Automatic Update Turns Itself Off - Can't turn back on

    Its look like virus .. try Malwarebytes' Anti-Malvare .. for me its help .. no slow PC, no Win Automatic update disables! :)

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