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

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Old 22-06-2008
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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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Old 22-06-2008
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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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Old 22-06-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 
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Re: Automatic Update Turns Itself Off - Can't turn back on

Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827315

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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Old 22-06-2008
Engel
 
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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"
http://www.microsoft.com/security/po...=Win32%2fVundo
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Old 05-08-2008
pv206
 
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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
on
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
Information).

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
current
virus definitions.
Then run the Full Scan.

This should remove the Vundo Trojan.
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Old 03-07-2009
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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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