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:)Trying to update windows xp but keep getting error message that reads...."Error. Network policy settings prevent you from using Windows Update to download an install updates." What should i do?:)
 
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Do you have administrative rights?

If you go into Control Panel > Users. Under your description are you an Administrator?

Sorry, I'm logged into Ubuntu at the moment so I can't give you a walk-through on how to get to the Users section of Control Panel... but you sound like a clever guy. :)
 
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Download and run this script:

Enable Network Policy For WU

But you are probably infected. Run your scans.

Free anti-malware:

All-Seeing Eye (Monitors system)
Dr. Web Cure-It
Comodo Anti-Malware
MalwareBytes trial
A-Squared
PrevX CSI Free Version
Spybot S&D
RunScanner
Ad-Aware 2007
SuperAntiSpyware
Spyware Eliminator
Emco Malware Destroyer
Spyware Doctor
Arovax Anti-spyware
Trend-Micro Rootkit Buster
F-Secure Blacklight
Bootzilla (Bootable anti-malware CD with many other tools.)

"Instant" Anti-virus (Download and run the scanner):

Dr. Web Cure-It
McAfee Stinger
Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool (This one installs but offers to uninstall after the scan. A fresh download contains the most recent virus definitions.)

List of freeware security software
Guide to Free Security Software (ScanComplete Site)
 
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