Microsoft Update Freezes

There is a very good chance that you are seeing the effects of a hijackware
infection!

NB: If you had no anti-virus application installed or the…


There is a very good chance that you are seeing the effects of a hijackware
infection!

NB: If you had no anti-virus application installed or the subscription had
expired *when the machine first got infected* and/or your subscription has
since expired and/or the machine’s not been kept fully-patched at Windows
Update, don’t waste your time with any of the below: Format & reinstall
Windows. A Repair Install will NOT help!

1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/malicious-software-removal-tool-details.aspx

NB: Run the FULL scan, not the QUICK scan! You may need to download the
MSRT on a non-infected machine, then transfer MRT.EXE to the infected
machine and rename it to SCAN.EXE before running it.

2. [WinXP ONLY!! =>] 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 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/tshoot.html
• http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
• http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/…moving_Malware

**Chances are you will need to seek expert assistance in
http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachi…php?board=10.0,
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5,
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup,
http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php,
http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30 or other appropriate forums.**

If these 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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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

fulano5321 wrote:
> I have windows XP SP2
>
> Microsoft update works to the searching for updates screen and it hangs
> there for over a day, I don’t think the automatic updates work either.


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