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Windows Can't Check For Updates! Error Code 80072EFD

Q: Windows Can't Check For Updates! Error Code 80072EFD

Windows can't check for updates. I can't even update or download anything from Microsoft website, any removal tools, or upgrade. I have restored the system

and nothing. When Im not moving the mouse or typing everything seems to stop, or stop loading, and when I change pages. I would like to fix this problem

without wiping everything from my computer, because I have a Home Business, that Has everything on my computer.

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A: Windows Can't Check For Updates! Error Code 80072EFD

I would check out this support documentation from Windows. From the sounds of it, the Windows servers are too busy, or an AV, or firewall program is preventing you from connecting. What AV or firewalls do you have installed, if any?http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows...-error-80072efdIf you have already tried these solutions, we could use some more info. What service pack is already installed? What type of computer, etc.. When did you start having this problem? Can you connect to the Windows website? Can you connect to other websites? There is a problem upgrading to service pack 2 from Vista SP1 that I am aware of, but we need more info. The more information you can provide the better.With regards,bwest0703

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I just completely reformatted my computer after a suspected malware attack.
The first thing I tried after reformatting and doing a clean install of Windows 7 Professional 64 bit edition was to run windows update. I received the error code 80072EFD. This is before I installed any software, firewalls, or antivirus programs. I also get this same error when trying to activate windows or office, or when trying to set up Microsoft media center.

I do have internet connection. Both firefox and internet explorer work perfectly fine.

I have been in contact with microsoft, but nothing has worked so far. I thought I would see if anyone here had any ideas.

Here are the troubleshooting steps I have already done. Please read through these before posting as you can see I have already tried a lot of things!
1. Waiting 15 minutes and trying again
2. Restarting the computer
3. Adding windows update websites to the internet explorer exceptions list: http://*.update.microsoft.com https://*.update.microsoft.com http://download.windowsupdate.com Microsoft Support http://update.microsoft.com https://update.microsoft.com
4. Verifying internet connectivity (internet works fine)
5. Tried it with Windows firewall on and off. No other firewalls are installed.
6. I tried this before any anti-virus was installed. I have since installed AVG free and tried again both with it running and disabled
7. No software accelerator programs are installed
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A:Windows Updates; Windows Activation Error Code 80072EFD

Please post an MGADiag log (while I try and digest the current logs)

To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
Once saved, run the tool.
Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
- **in your own thread**, please
Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine, but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
How to Tell - Home

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Windows Defender says there are no issues, however I cannot install Windows Updates. There must be malware installed.

The I tried to install McAfee and goofed that up!!
Don't know where to begin fixing this mess!!

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Robin at 21:10:47.24 on Mon 04/27/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.2038.1231 [GMT -4:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\system32\agrsmsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
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A:cannot download Windows Updates - Code 80072EFD

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Hello,

For the past few days I have been unable to sign into my MSN. I get this msg: We can't sign you in to Windows Live Messenger. Theremight be a problem with you Internet Connection. Make sure your computer is connected to the Internet.

When I click "troubleshoot" I see there is no checkmark for "key ports" abd the error codeis 800072efd. And when I got into "Connections" and test my TCP, it says I am not connected to the server.

I have cheked my firewall, updated my Internet Explorer (though I do think I have a service pack 2 update pending, could this be the problem?), restarted my router, ran some program codes i found on the internet from ppl who has similar issues, ended process on anything with "msn" in my task manager...etc etc....nothing seems to work....

it's so odd...it was working fine and then a few hrs later, i get this msg...

any help would be MUCH appreciated
thank you
Raliya

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In late December (after 17th),  Action Center for Windows Updates on my PC said I had more updates than the ones I already received.  I could not download them.  So, I ran the windows diagnostic for Windows Update issues.  It says it's unable to fix, because of the error I listed in my topic title.  I've had no problems with updates before.  I use Avast IT Security,so I ran an additional complete scan.  Clean.  I ran a Malwarebytes (free) and same thing.  I did receive updates on 9 December and 1 Security update on the 17 December.   Can anyone help me out or send me to a topic thread for this problem?
Thanks ahead of time for anyone who might be able to help me out.

A:Windows Update Error Code 80072EFD

Error fixed.  So sorry...

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Hi

Im running vista home basic sp2 and when i try to update i get error 80072efd.I turned off windows firewall and Norton 360's firewall and still no luck.I also followed an online answer to run cmd then type netsh winhttp reset proxy.But that done nothing.

Any ideas?
Thanks.
 

A:windows update error code 80072efd

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I cannot update Windows at all and it keeps coming up with this error "code 80072EFD".  I have tried all the solutions that I have found on Microsoft and on other support sites (checking that the update sites are allowed, stopping my antivirus and trying to update, stopping my firewall and trying etc etc) and nothing is working.  Any help with this will be much appreciated. Thanks PS - I am on an Acer Aspire notebook with Windows Vista Home Premium.

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Hello,
 
My PC crashed a week ago, and since then, I have not been able to check for Windows updates. I am receiving an error message saying: "Windows could not search for new updates. An error occurred while checking for new updates for your computer."
 
I ran antivirus/spyware scans with BitDefender, SuperAntiSpyware, and Malwarebytes, but no threats were discovered. I also ran the System Update Readiness Tool and the Tweaking.com Windows repair tool, but nothing has solved the problem. What is my next step in resolving this issue?
 
Thanks

A:Windows will not check for updates - error code 800f0900

You can try to install them manually, if you know which updates haven't installed. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973135#7
 
If that doesn't work, you can run the Windows Updates troubleshooter tool. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/install-windows-updates
 
If those don't work, you can run the FixIt tool for Windows Updates, or try to fix Windows Updates manually. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058

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Installed Win7 yesterday and installed some drivers for it, when I went to look for updates for win7 it came up with that error code, Ive also tried doing what Microsofts website advices to do and that did not help. I also called Microsofts technicians and they weren't able to solve the problem. Im hoping you guys are able to give me a solution.

A:Windows can not check for updates error code 800B0100

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data
If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)

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Hi everyone!!

I thought someone can help me on this one.....

About 2 weeks ago there was a new version of windows live messenger available.....I was running I think 8.1 and the 8.5 was available....I tried to download it.It worked but since I've done it,I can't connect anymore on live messenger.....they give me this error code 80072efd...

I checked on internet to find out what the code means and I had a list of things to do.....so I did them.

now they were telling on internet that I had to reinstall WLM on my computer witch I tried and did not work......still the same error code when I try to connect myself.I sent an e-mail to the live support.....they sent me back a answer with things to try.....I did try them but now it there that I have the problem.

wintrust.dll module has been found but the call to dll register service has failed with the error code 0x80070005.
What do I do to fix that???????

and the next one is the initpki.dll module.....they say on my computer that it cannot be found.So what do I do?????

Oh and by the way,I'm running vista home premium on a new hp laptop that I bought meself a few months ago

So can anyone help me please?????

A:windows live messenger error code 80072efd

1. Click start, then click 'RUN', type

%windir%\system32\regsvr325\system32\msxml3.dll

after you have typed in this command Click OK.

2. Click OK again.

3. Try to sign in to MSN Messenger again.
this should resolve the issue..

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Windows Update doesn't seem to be working for me, it's giving me an "unknown error" with the code above. I have tried Tweaking.com's Windows Repair Tool, but the same problem still arises. I'd be grateful for any help.

Coincidentally, when I try to install Microsoft .Net Framework 4, the same error code appears and the program refuses to install. Could it be related?

A:Windows Update Cannot Check For Updates (Error Code 80096001)

Try this fix it reboot your machine and check updates.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822798

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A:Windows Vista Could Not Search For A New Update Error Code 80072efd

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Hello -

I seem to be having a snowball effect of errors with my computer. It all started when I realized I couldn't find/install new Windows Updates. I hate to say it, but I went a year without installing new updates. I would always get the error code 80072efd. I tried following Microsoft's help and was able to download and install like 70 updates a few days ago. Since then, I have been unable to use Windows Updates again and am still receiving the same error. I don't want to post too many problems in this one post so I figured we'd just start with this one. Since it seems to be the start of all my computer problems anyway hopefully if I can fix this the other errors with get fixed as well.

BTW, I'm using Windows Vista Home Premium, SP 1.

Thanks in advance!

A:Windows Update can't search for new updates: error 80072efd

Have you tried to download SP2...and then installing it from your desktop?See Manually Installing SP2 at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows...vice-Pack-2-SP2.http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows...-error-80072efdLouis

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Hello guys,
Today i started to experience a bizzare problem. Suddenly i could not connect to Origin, Steam, Guild Wars 2, and some programs like that. I also cant do the microsoft updates, it gives error 80072efd. I cannot surf the internet with Internet Explorer while i can do it with chrome and mozilla. Plus i can use Skyp. Tried a couple of fixes but cannot seem to get rid of this problem. I also tried installing microsoft fix it but it cannot be installed because it cannot find an internet connection. But clearly i have an internet connection and can reach internet with chrome and mozilla. If you guys want me to post any scans or some test just tell me because i dont know what should i post about this problem. Any help will be appreciated much thanks in advance.

Antivirus: Windows Security Essenntials

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Okay so basically trying to update and get this code. Second after finding out about this code, I get very bad noise when watching video on the internet. It's like when the video freezes and you get this big lag noise. Hard to describe but I get blue screen sometimes also.


Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-WJ2H8-R6B6D-7QJB7
Windows Product Key Hash: ckKNc+BBPDWmo1LUlOkraNjlQ34=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00006
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {1B8E0E9B-BA96-413C-8136-5CDA3F831314}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.111118-2330
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

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A:Error Code: 80072EFD

Hello deziking and welcome to Seven Forums.

The cause for this error code might be a high number of update requests on the Windows Update servers. Close Windows Update, wait 10 to 15 minutes, and then run Windows Update again. Or you could try to manually select and update just a few updates at a time, run your computer for a while, and if no problems occur, install the next few updates. An added advantage to updating just a few at a time is if an update causes problems you'll know exactly which group it's in. Uninstall that group then reinstall one at a time.

If you continue to receive this error, it might mean that a program running on your computer is preventing Windows Update Services (SVCHOST) from accessing the Internet. Programs that might do this include 3rd party firewalls, web accelerators, antivirus and/or antispyware programs, and proxy servers.

You could try these Microsoft solutions:

Temporary connection-related errors may occur when you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update

How do I reset Windows Update components?

Fix the problem with Microsoft Windows Update that is not working

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I have recieved the a error code 80072efd when I try to log on to Microsoft messenger or hotmail.
When I go to the microsoft troubleshoot page I get a new message Unable to connect to server.

I have XP

Can anyone come up with a fix which a thickie might be able to do?

I cannot complete forms or do any online shopping...is this related?

Many thanks
 

A:Error code 80072efd

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Guys I really do need help. I tried the method three as one of my updates didnt get installed after few tries. The screen looked like this as it should:



But after trying to check for updates I get error code 80244022. Tried googling it and found alot of different fix ways to do but none of them worked. I tried the Windows fixit thingy, change connection settings and alot of more stuff. This has never happened before. Could someone help me with this situation?

Thanks.


EDIT: I also tried this method: Windows error 80244022 [Solved] but in the registery I couldn't continue after "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows" as I only can see these:




EDIT 2: Seems like the error code has changed to 80072EE2 now. I just have no idea what is going on.

A:check for updates I get error code 80244022

Please complete this tutorial. It will help our expert to figure out what is going on with your update problem.

Windows Update Posting Instructions

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I apologize if this is the wrong area.

I've been having quite a bit of trouble with this--and even when I had XP. Whenever I try to manually check for updates, it simply doesn't work, and gives me the error code. I've tried numerous things to remedy it, such as going directly from my modem to the PC, as well as uninstalling/reinstalling the ethernet driver.

Any help?

A:Check for Updates - Error Code 80072EE2

Have you applied any patches to remove the watermark or send feedback options if so I had the same problem and I had to do a system restore to undo the problem.

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Windows Update error code 80070490 appeared on 20 September 2013 and message "Windows can't check for updates". I use Windows Vista Home basic 32 bit, Service Pack 2. I tried almost all suggestions in Internet (including these on Microsoft Web-page) about this how to fix this problem, including Microsoft Fix It, System Update Readiness Tool, Windows Update Diagnostics DIAGCAB file and etc., but the message continue to appear. The last successful update was on 13.09.2013. All updates made before and on 13 September are written as "successful" in "Update history" folder, but when I open "Installed Updates" folder, I don't see nothing and there is written "No updates are installed on this computer", which is strange, because by this moment Windows Update was made automatically without any problems. Please help me to fix the problem with this error code!

ps.: On 23 of September I reinstalled Windows Update Software from Microsoft Web Page:
Microsoft Update
and the notification message " Windows can't check for updates" from my taskbar dissapeared and never appeared again, so..i thought the problem is solved, but yesterday evening(13 October) when i opened Widnows Update in my Control Panel and pressed "Check for updates" it started to seek for updates but after some time again showed me the same error code and the same message "Windows could not search for new updates". So..it seems Windows... Read more

A:Windows Update error code 80070490 and message "Windows can't check for updates"

Have you run a full scan with Malwarebytes and your anti-virus to make sure that's not an issue?

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I am having troubles installing updates for vista. every time it tries to install updates it gets the error code 80072efd. i already added the following sites to the trusted sites list in internet explorer.

http://*.update.microsoft.com
https://*.update.microsoft.com
http://download.windowsupdate.com

I do not know how to add programs to allowed list in CA firewall so i could not do that.

Please help me.

Thank you.

A:vista updates error 80072efd

Moved non-OP post from 10-05-08 to new thread in Vista Support.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/micr...x80072efd.html

This thread is now closed.

@Shahan. . . should you wish to re-visit this topic, please send me a PM.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I was going to download Norton 2009 antivirus, but the setup said that the computer needed and upgrade. I proceeded to the windows update to check. Sure enough I needed windows service pack 2. I tried to download this but got the error 80072efd. Its not the firewall, but i also realized that I cannot download it directly from the windows update website. I am really confused and need this antivirus cause my computer is infected at this time. All help will be appreciated.

A:error 80072efd is preventing me fom downloading updates

hi and welcome to TSF the first thing you should do is go here
http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html and get help for your infection and then see about antivirus i would not choose norton or mcafee as they can cause issues with vista

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Hi guys,

I am having problems on my computer and I was hoping someone can help me out.

I cannot update windows going either through the update or manually through Microsoft website.

When I try to update my computer this error comes up

Error(s) found:

Code 80072EFD Windows Update encountered an unknown error.

I have tried to download various files from the official Windows Vista update website (Vista Service pack2, Update readiness tool), but when it comes to downloading the file it goes to Megaclick website everytime not allowing me to get any files that I may require to sort out this mess.

Thanks for your help

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This is a Toshiba Satellite C650 laptop that has had a history of issues with updates.  Last year some updates began to fail and we could not get them to apply successfully.  Other issues occurred, bsod without warning, etc.  Finally in Nov/December I did the factory reset and then re-applied all of the updates successfully.  Things seemed to be working ok after that.  After a month or so the laptop was then out of the country and offline for around 4 months.  Shortly after coming back online it began to have issues with some updates, until now when it will not even successfully check for new updates.  Also occasionally blue screens again.  Also, if you select View update history, it says "you have not tried to install any updates for your computer"
 
We use ESET Nod32 antivirus and it hasn't reported any virus/malware issues.
 
Help!
 
Thanks

A:Windows 7 Code 80070057 cannot check for/install updates

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 
Louis

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This has been like this for about three days now, Windows update fails and comes up with error code 80072EFD. Any suggestions please... I am using Vista and I am regretting why I bought a microsoft product again.
 

A:Solved: HELP! Unable to update Windows Code 80072EFD

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Suddenly Windows 7 has stopped installing Windows Updates. It downloads, then creates restore point, starts installation, but then comes back with the error code 800F0900. This happens with all the updates when carried out individually, critical or optional. I first went through the process of clearing all the Start-up Programs in the Services section of msconfig. As that did not solve it I then stopped all but MS services, and that did not solve it.  I tried the Microsoft .NET Setup Verification Tool. This said there were problems that it could not fix and sent a report to Microsoft.  Following an earlier thread on this site, I installed and used the Windows Repair program from Tweeking.com. This failed to solve the problem. Does any one have any other possible advice to help solve this problem ?

A:Windows Updates will not install. Error code 800F0900 for all updates.

I would try running the System Update Readiness Tool:  http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20858 .
 
Louis

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I have about 15 laptops running Windows 7 Pro SP1 (brand new, just out of the box).  I've been able to install quite a few updates on about 3 of them (just started working on them).  However, now, I'm getting error code 80200011 when I attempt
to install additional "required" updates. 
I've tried clearing the BITS queue, deleting softwaredistribution folder and ran SFC and nothing came up as being an issue.  I've searched the net on this issue, but there doesn't appear to be much on this specific problem.  These systems
are behind a proxy server.  I have other (XP, Windows 2003) systems that are able to update, but is there an issue between WIn 7 and some proxy servers?  If so, why would I be able to install some updates?
Any help or suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks all.

A:Windows 7 Pro - Windows Updates Error Code: Code 80200011

Hi,
Chek that your proxy is configured correctly, and if you can follow these steps to resolve this issue : stop the Windows Update service and make sure that the "Backround Intelligent Transfer Service" and "Cryptographic service" are started and then go to
C:\Windows and rename the software distribution folder to UpdateOLD , and finally restart the Windows Update Service


Oussama Oueslati | System Engineer | vNext Consulting

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Hi,
I have been having some recurring problems with the attempts to install some automatic windows updates.

Security Update for Microsoft Office Acess 2007
Security Update for Microsoft Office Outlook Junk Email Filter

I am not able to install these updates, maybe any other updates in general. After attempting the install the following install window says, "Windows Update encountered an unknown error." Next to it an error code 80070643. Microsoft provides a solution to the problem, by re-installing Microsoft NET. Framework. They also provide a link to the program NET. Framework cleanup tool that enables you to uninstall NET. Framework, and it's components.

I followed Microsoft's instructions to solve the issue, though I've been put at a standstill. I have used the NET. Framework Cleanup tool to uninstall NET. Framework and it's components (states that it uninstalls all versions, 1.1 SP1 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, 3.5.) Then afterwards instructed to reinstall NET. Framework, specifically in an order, 3.5 then, 1.1, then 1.1 SP1. I start with 3.5, then as the installation starts it says that to contiunue installation I must turn off or on windows features in the Control Panel. I do so and turn off all Windows features. Then continue and it again states to turn off features in the Control Panel.

I wasn't able to continue the process, and I am also concerned that this is the same error that made me unable to install Microsoft Security Essentials, (as t... Read more

A:Error Code 80070643, Windows 7 Update error, can't install updates.

Hello?
Waiting for a day no one seems to be replying.
 

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I tried to install updates on my laptop, stops half way through and flashed code 646 ? It's a security update...
I did just have issues with system tool 2011 and removed it, otherwise no viruses. So what do I need to do to successfully update windows?
Thanks

A:windows updates error code 646

It looks like Windows Installer problem.
See here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2258121
The above article talks about Office installation, but the "Fix It" is general, so you can try that.

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UPDATE: I HAVE DECIDED TO WIPE THE SYSTEM AND REINSTALL THE OS SYSTEM AND SEE IF THAT FIXES THIS ISSUE. I WILL BE BACK AND EDIT MY RESULTS AS SOON AS I CAN.WINDOWS VISTA HOME PREMIUMVERSION 6.0.6002 SP2 BuildGATEWAY(Emachine)System Model-T3638System Type x86 based PCIntel?Celeron? [email protected] GHz,1599MHz,1Core(s)LogicalBIOS 945GCT-M3V1,07.06/26/2007SMBIOS VERSION 2.4System Directory C:\Sys322.00 RAMTotal Physical Memory 1.99 GBAvailable Physical Memory 877MBTotal Virtual Memory 4.23GBAvailable Virtual Memory 2.14GBI am constantly advised that Windows Update can not update - with error code 80072EFD. I added the website addresses from which Windows Update downloads updates to my firewall exceptions or "allow" list. I added Ports 80 and 443 and still nothing. It shows in my UPDATES that Service Pack 1 & Service Pack 2 failed to install as well as dozens and dozens of updates that failed to install.I have ran scans with no infections to speak of. i have done everything and i mean everything to resolve this issus even re-installed the OS. It did update up until yesterday. The WINDOWS DEFENDER is turned off and i can't turn it back on. i turned off FIREWALL and virus protection to see if i could get connected to the MICROSOFT website and it will not connect. i tried to install SPYBOT Search & Destroy and it was not allowed. I uninstalled Mozilla Firefox and went back to IE and reset to default and still nothing.I am running SYSTEM MECHANIC Pro and it say... Read more

A:Windows Update error 80072efd

Hiya everyone...I successfully wiped the computer out and re-installed the operating system. All important updates installed successfully. Installed System Mechanic and did a full system scan and still pulled out 2 viruses and 3 malware. All is fixed and everything is up to speed and running beautifully. Thank you everyone for the awesome chat the other night it sure helped me to recieve feedback and it took away alot of frustration.Have a beautiful day...Ruby

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Hello,
I have an Inspiron 1420 Windows Home 32.
When using Windows update I'm getting error 80072EFD. This is new. My computer was working fine before.
I checked for solutions at Microsoft site but nothing seemed to work. This is what I have tried:
1. Firewall exceptions
2. Internet optinos Allow sites

I talked to a Dell agent. I was almost 2 hours with him, but he could not solve the problem.
I have a new router Netgear. Not sure if this is the cause of the problem.
Model: RangeMax(TM) Wireless Router
Number: WPN824v2
IP: 192.168.1.1.

I'm not a computer expert, so I need your help.

Thanks a lot.

Aquilea

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I've been recieving the error code recently while trying to update. Now, I've
read the support article that seems to be working for everyone, but not for
me. I've flushed the DNS, there were no hosts files to remove, and now I've
tried the command prompt (running in administrator mode as well). Yet, when
type in 'proxycfg-d' I get a message back that says 'proxycfg-d is not
recognized as an internal or external command, operable program, or batch
file'. I've tried typing it different ways and no matter what, it gives me
the same message. I'm on Vista Home Premium and only behind Windows Firewall.

any other workaround for this?
 

A:Windows Update error 80072efd

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Cant' update an x86 (vista) system. Keep getting the Code: 8007EFD, which basically says it is firewalled. The only firewall I know of is the Windows firewall. It also seems to be the only firewall that Windows security is aware of either. This happens whether or not the Windows firewall is turned on or not. Have tried the methods here: Windows Update error 80072efd - Windows Vista Help, and here: You may encounter temporary connection-related errors when you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update to install updates

I have tried it with all security off (Winpatrol, Spybot, Super anti Spyware, Avast, Windows Defender, and Windows Firewall), still no love. I have checked the coputer up and down for malware and viruses (it's a friends computer) and found and removed Internet AntiVirus, Win32 Adload.R and Video.exe. Have scanned with HJT, SAS, Malawarebytes Anti Malware (mbam), Combofix and GMER. Everything is up to date except of course MBAM, which just released version 1.37 this morning, and I haven't turned that computer on since 4 am (US, EST).

Any suggestions?

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I am unable to successfully run Windows Update Service on my Win7 64-bit computer. I have tried the following:Run various fixes from Microsoft.com to "fix" windows update service (as shown here http://support.microsoft.com/mats/windows_update/)Added update website to IE9 (as shown here http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Windows-Update-error-80072efd)Turn off Windows firewallTurn off AVGRun various checkers such as malwarebytes, Spybot, Ad-aware, CCleaner, TDSSKillerCheck for proxy serverIn every case I still get Windows Update error 80072efd. I am out of ideas. I hope someone from Bleepingcomputers can take my case and walk me thru some other things to try.

A:Windows Update error 80072efd

I ran Minitoolbox.exe and got the following results

MiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 18-01-2012
Ran by Scott Wieder (administrator) on 22-03-2012 at 10:31:02
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
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========================= Flush DNS: ===================================

Windows IP Configuration

Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.

========================= IE Proxy Settings: ==============================

Proxy is not enabled.
No Proxy Server is set.

"Reset IE Proxy Settings": IE Proxy Settings were reset.

========================= FF Proxy Settings: ==============================
"Reset FF Proxy Settings": Firefox Proxy settings were reset.

========================= Hosts content: =================================

127.0.0.1 localhost

========================= IP Configuration: ================================

Intel® 82578DC Gigabit Network Connection = Local Area Connection (Connected)
Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network) = Bluetooth Network Connection 4 (Media disconnected)
# ----------------------------------
# IPv4 Configuration
# ----------------------------------
pushd interface ipv4

reset
set global defaultcurhoplimit=64 taskoffload=disabled
set interface interface="Local Area Connection" forwarding=disabled advertise=disabled mtu=1492 metric=0 siteprefixlength=0 nud=disabled routerdiscovery=d... Read more

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hello
i formated my pc, installed windows 7 build 6801, i used the crack "Windows 7 (All Versions) PlusPatcher_V5_Orbit30.exe" to activate windows and to be able to do updates because the official beta was not officially out.

windows update worked well, then i upgraded to build 7000 and i used an official valid product key to activate windows when asked just after the upgrade so windows update was activated with the windows genuine tool.

i started to have problems with windows update with the error 80007002 but i managed to make it work with the vista forums.

i updated to build 7057 and i am stuck with the error 80072EFD, i tried everything, i searched on everything i could find, (even translation of korean websites).

just to avoid certain typical answer that i found on forums, my msn windows live messenger has always been working well, i added the 3 windows update addresses to my firewall witch is KIS2009, and also to the file "C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts.txt".

in "system properties", my windows is officially activated, could you please help me to find a way to be able to use windows update because i need it especially to use my bluetooth phone in order to download drivers, it tries to connect but fail.

i have used the troubleshooter of windows 7 for windows update but it does not find anything.

thank you for your forum and your time.
sincerlly yours,

anonymthinker

A:windows update error 80072EFD

Best bet -format and install 7057 - or unpatch the files you did for 6810.

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My computer has been working properly until I got a update for the Windows Update software. After installing the update and Windows Update restarted I immediately received that error when trying to search for updates. I'm not even able to get to the part where I pick the updates, it just fails seconds after I press the button to search for updates.

After googling abit I found out that the error is somehow related to ones internet connection and firewall settings, but even after changing the internet connection and disabling antivirus/firewall I still won't get it to work.

Error: 80072EFD

Computer specifications:
AMD X2 4400+
MSI K9N Neo V2
4GB DDR2 800 MHz
Nvidia 8800GT

Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 (Was not working before installing it either though)

Help appreciated!

A:Windows Update error 80072EFD

There is no update to the actual Windows Update service, I'm afraid. Error 80072EF means something is blocking Windows Update from accessing the update server, and this means the 'update' you downloaded was most likely a virus. I recommend installing Malwarebytes immediately. It is free and quite comprehensive in its ability to root out any harmful processes running on your system.

If you have any problems installing this or any other antiviral software, please let us know.

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I have not been able to run Windows Update for 2 months. I have gone to this forum and to many others and have tried all the suggestions. I have three Windows 7 Professional systems. Two update automatically but this one does not. It fails and then gives the error code: 80072EFD. I've searched for it. Others have found it but when suggestions are made, none of them, that I could find, have helped. For example, I have turned off the Update Services, renamed the SoftwareDistribution folder but no joy.

Here is my system:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3944 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1844 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 463084 MB, Free - 289993 MB; E: Total - 2861575 MB, Free - 2017862 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0Y2MRG
Antivirus: PC Cleaners, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled
 

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Hi,
I'm running Vista Home Premium. Toshiba had to fix my corrupted motherboard, and since then , I can't update Vista most of the time. On automatic update, about 1/3 of the updates are downloaded and the rest say "failed". On maqnual download attempts, I get an error message, error 80072EFD. I've tried to fix this in many ways, including deleting the temp update file, etc. as per posts elsewhere, to no avail. Toshiba and Microsoft support have been non-supportive. I paid Reg-Cure $30.- for software to fix this, and it did not fix it. I'm concerned about running with important updates absent. Does anyone have a clue as to how I can fix this? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Morton H.

A:Windows Update Error 80072EFD

hi maybe these can help http://support.microsoft.com/ph/6527 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822798 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906602 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/902093 http://www.vistax64.com/software-too...air-tools.html

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Folks

Hope you are well this fine weekend!

I have been in state of combat with my Windows 7 Home edition's inability to search for updates for around 3 months ! We're talking error 80072EFD.....so far I've:

Cleaned the registry (Reg Cure)
Completely and fully uninstalled Mcafee (using their own uninstall tool), and my antispyware program (re-installed now though AVG instead of Mcafee)
Disabled the firewall / altered site permissions
Run both available "Fix Windows Updates" tools
Checked for Malaware (Malabytes)
Ensured that I have the right settings in Component Services - there are no dependency issues

I'm at a loss how to solve this short of re-installing the OS - which would be a major pain as I have a number of big audio orientated programmes to reload.

Incidently, Windows Security Center Services has never been able to start either - I've disabled this; and my addition sound card (Creative X-FI notebook) works but stops working after about an hour (iTunes for example simply stops playing)....onboard IDT audio is fine.

I'm using a Dell Studio 1747, 4gb Ram machine pre-installed with Windows 7 Home bought in Jan 2010.....

HELP

A:Windows Update Error 80072EFD

Would a repair install be an option? I suspect it's too late for a system restore....






Quote:
This will show you how to do a repair upgrade install to fix your currently installed Windows 7 and preserve your user accounts, data, programs, and system drivers.


Repair Install

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Hey I have been trying to use windows update but get error 80072efd, I have tried pretty much every suggestion I could find around the net from changing internet options to looking at the hosts file, I don't have a firewall other than the windows one, I'm not using a router, and my internet connection is working fine. Any ideas?
 

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I have Windows 7 Home edition; Microsoft updates are problematic, have had to download individually to get important security updates installed, not all have installed, computer takes ages to create a Restore point and then does not always succeed in reconfiguring at reboot after install. Got error code 643, Have Norton 360, tried downloading the Norton Power Eraser but this failed, and got error code 0x80070005, n44, n66.
 
Can anyone help? Spent last two days trying to install MS security updates one by one and the last two simply will not install.

A:Windows 7 updates fail, error code 643

 Download and install Malwarebytes, get it up to date, and do a scan.  When the scan finishes, click Quarantine all.  After that boot to Safe Mode and do a full system scan with your antivirus.
 
 If you still have problems after that, do this.
Please download and run Speccy.  After running it click File -> Publish snapshot... Copy and paste the link it gives you into your next post.  Then download minitoolbox and run it with the following boxes checked:
List last 10 Event Viewer Errors
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions, and Memory size
List Minidump files
Copy the resulting log and paste into a reply here.
 
Good luck.

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I am running windows 7 and now for no apparent reason my windows updates aren't working. Anyone know how to fix this?

A:Can't get windows updates Error code: 80248014

Please tell us what you have tried so far.

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I am getting the dreaded error: Windows Update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running
I have prowled the boards trying all kinds of fixes but have not been able to get Updates working. Here is what I have tried thus far:

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I did a complete re-install of Windows but still have the issue. That may be because the reinstall was with my laptop created recovery disk.

Did not install new anti-virus after re-install and anti-virus can interfere with Updates.

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I have tried stopping the service, deleting the contents of C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution and restarting the service. When that didn't work I tried deleting the contents in Safe Mode as well. Still no good.

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I ran FixIt. It claims to fix two errors with Windows Update but I still get the same error.

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I ran Malware Bytes but it found no issues.

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I tried stopping and restarting "Windows Update Service", "Cryptographic Service" and "Background Intelligent Transfer Service", both through services and through cmd

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I downloaded and ran the .bat Reset_Reregister_Windows_Update_Components

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I downloaded the Windows Update .reg file and ran Merge.

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I ran sfc /scannow. Result was that Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. I ran it again three times (as recommended by some online guides). I created sfcdetails.txt but it did not indicate where corrupt files were.

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A:Windows 7 cannot check for updates & error 0x80070002

YOu appear to have some major problems - from your MGADiag report, there appear to be problems with at least on critical part of the system

You also appear to have got one of your commands abive wrong - the proper command is

NETSH WINSOCK RESET
(rather than 'netsh reset winsock')

From memory, the BITS dlls you attempted to register are teh ones for Windows XP, not Win7


Please try registering the wintrust.dll file - it may clear the MGADiag errors.

REGSVR32 WINTRUST.DLL


Please also copy your C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log file to your desktop, then zip the copy, and attach it to your reply.

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Unfortunately, I cannot update my Win7x64. I am getting 0x80070002. I have tried to auto-repair and dozens of other things. I only now stumbled over this dedicated forum. Please see below my MGA Diagnostic. Any idea hugely appreciated. Thanks!!!


Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-GJY49-VJBQ7-HYRR2
Windows Product Key Hash: W5/6nm6F2UPXrCkY5xUhXb/+21g=
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00006
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {127305AA-75CB-4796-8A51-A367EF2DE727}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
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A:Error 0x80070002 - Windows 7 cannot check for updates

Your installation is counterfeit.
You have an Acer OEM_SLP Key and SLIC table - but the motherboard is a retail one. The whole thing is held together by a hacker's Activation Exploit.

You need to reformat and reinstall using genuine media and Key.

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Hello,

I have a problem with "Windows Update":
- I have the message: "Windows couldn't check for updates automatically" in "Action Center" ;
- and I can't check for new updates manually.

My machine is not brand new but not old either: "Windows Update" used to work properly.
The OS is "Windows 7 Professional 64 bit" with SP1.
Like I just wrote, automatic updates used to work properly:
"Most recent check for updates": 2014-08-27 at 11:12 AM
"Updates were installed" : 2014-10-12 at 10:32 PM

When I go to:
"Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows Update"

And click "Check for updates".

I get the following message:

"Install new Windows Update software"
"To check for updates, you must first install an update for Windows Update."
"Your automatic updating settings will not change."

I click the button "Install now".

After a little while, I get this message:


Code:
Windows couldn't search for new updates
An error occurred while checking for new updates for your computer.
Error(s) found:
Code 80073701 Windows Update encountered an unknown error.
How can this problem be fixed?
Best regards.

A:Can't check for new Windows Updates - Error 80073701

Additional note:
I also tried to run "Windows6.1-KB947821-v33-x64.msu".
I interrupted it abruptly because I wanted to run it as administrator.
Now, when I try to run it again I get the error:
Installer encountered an error: 0x80240009

Thanks for helping.

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Windows cant check for updates, error code. I get Microsoft office 2007 updates and Windows updates all the time. Just got message. Vista 32bit

Have these on system.

1. Norton 2008 Internet Security
2. Spyware doctor
3. Spyware blaster

Says have to add to norton firewall exceptions, have my Windows firewall off and Norton on. To add the Windows Update websites to a firewall exceptions list
Windows Firewall ships with this version of Windows and should already include these sites in the exceptions list. If you use a different firewall, refer to the software publisher's help to see how to add these websites to your firewall exceptions list:


http://*.update.microsoft.com

https://*.update.microsoft.com

http://download.windowsupdate.com

Thanks for all help previous.

A:[SOLVED] Windows Update error 80072efd

OP has requested this to be marked as Solved. It was a firewall issue

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My Windows 7 Pro sp1 machine has been unable to run windows update or update Microsoft Security Essentials (which I have now removed) since the end of October. Strangely, on a re-install of Security Essentials, it can do the initial update and get the current virus definitions, but subsequent updates fail with the 0x80072efd error. Windows Update also fails with a 80072efd error (presumably the "0x" that MSE adds to the error code is not meaningful).

Quicken is also now unable to connect to any of my financial services providers--which has me very nervous. Quicken gives me an OL-297a error.

I've run the following:
ESET scans: initial scans found a couple of trojans (trojandropper.vb.gwztjvb was one of them--but I couldn't even find a reference to that trojan via google), but unfortunately I didn't right down the details of the other and don't know where to find any logs / history. ESET no longer finds anything.

SuperAntiSpyware: scan finds tracking cookies, but nothing more

Windows Security Essentials: initially found a trojan several days ago (sorry to say I don't know which one or where to find the logs, but a different one than ESET found), but last time I ran it it found nothing.

PC Tools Spyware Doctor: on attempt to install for their free scan, I get the following: "Error Message A Network error has occurred. Check your Internet connection and/or proxy settings and click "Retry" to continue."

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A:Suspected Trojan; Windows Error 80072efd

Hello Tim, and welcome.

Download ComboFix from one of these locations:

Link 1
Link 2


* IMPORTANT- Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

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Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications as they will interfere with our tools and the removal. If you are unsure how to do this, please refer to our sticky topic How to disable your security applications


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Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.


When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply for further review.

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