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    Windows Updates Not Downloading Or Installing

    Thanks, I'll give it a try tomorrow!
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    Windows Updates Not Downloading Or Installing

    Hi, I have been getting my laptop cleaned over at the malware sub-forum and they pronounced my machine clean, and recommended that I start a thread here to get my Windows Updates problems addressed. I have been unable to update Windows for several weeks, am unable to either download or install...
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    Solved Microsoft Updates Stuck Since 7/15, Computer Runs Slowly

    I have updated Java and Mozilla Firefox. Windows Updates failed to download or install (19 important updates) Java 8 Update 31 successfully uninstalled.
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    Solved Microsoft Updates Stuck Since 7/15, Computer Runs Slowly

    I'll continue with the cleaning assistance for now. :) Results of eset scan: C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\hstart.exe a variant of Win32/HiddenStart.A potentially unsafe application C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\Components\DSUpdate\hstart.exe a...
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    Solved Microsoft Updates Stuck Since 7/15, Computer Runs Slowly

    Since that last reply I have done a checkdisc on my machine, and also tried using Microsoft's Windows Update Troubleshooter. The latter was able to fix a a couple of things, but one of the tasks failed and resulted with an error message. Now when I try to use Windows Update the window states...
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    Solved Microsoft Updates Stuck Since 7/15, Computer Runs Slowly

    Farbar Service Scanner Version: 26-07-2015 Ran by Dell user (administrator) on 19-08-2015 at 21:43:00 Running from "C:\Users\Dell user\Desktop" Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Boot Mode: Normal **************************************************************** Internet...
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    Solved Microsoft Updates Stuck Since 7/15, Computer Runs Slowly

    Fix result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (x64) Version:17-08-2015 Ran by Dell user (2015-08-18 08:32:15) Run:1 Running from C:\Users\Dell user\Desktop\FRST-OlderVersion Loaded Profiles: Dell user (Available Profiles: Dell user) Boot Mode: Normal ==============================================...
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    Solved Microsoft Updates Stuck Since 7/15, Computer Runs Slowly

    Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:16-08-2015 Ran by Dell user (administrator) on KING (16-08-2015 14:47:34) Running from C:\Users\Dell user\Desktop Loaded Profiles: Dell user (Available Profiles: Dell user) Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64)...
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    Solved Microsoft Updates Stuck Since 7/15, Computer Runs Slowly

    # AdwCleaner v5.000 - Logfile created 15/08/2015 at 19:53:14 # Updated 14/08/2015 by Xplode # Database : 2015-08-15.1 [Server] # Operating system : Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (x64) # Username : Dell user - KING # Running from : C:\Users\Dell user\Desktop\AdwCleaner.exe # Option ...
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    Solved Microsoft Updates Stuck Since 7/15, Computer Runs Slowly

    Successfully uninstalled programs and extensions in steps 1-2. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) by Malwarebytes Version: 7.5.6 (08.10.2015:1) OS: Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Ran by Dell user on Sat 08/15/2015 at 19:38:19.36...
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    Solved Microsoft Updates Stuck Since 7/15, Computer Runs Slowly

    re: step 1: restore point created. re: step 2: I do not wish to keep any of the listed programs.
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    Solved Microsoft Updates Stuck Since 7/15, Computer Runs Slowly

    Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:11-08-2015 02 Ran by Dell user (administrator) on KING (11-08-2015 18:22:04) Running from C:\Users\Dell user\Desktop Loaded Profiles: Dell user (Available Profiles: Dell user) Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64)...
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    Solved Microsoft Updates Stuck Since 7/15, Computer Runs Slowly

    It's been a week, folks. If one of the 150+ people who has viewed this post would at least do me the courtesy of informing me if this is in fact a malware issue, I'd much appreciate it, and will happily wait for assistance.
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    Solved Microsoft Updates Stuck Since 7/15, Computer Runs Slowly

    Been a long time since I needed help here, but haven't had too much problems with my computers. Recently, though, my computer has been running slowly and Microsoft updates since July 15th are not downloading or installing, so I'm suspecting either malware or failing equipment. Here with TSG...
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