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Solved: Malware/Spyware Stopping Windows Automatic Updates

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by cjw2k, Sep 23, 2008.

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  1. cjw2k

    cjw2k Thread Starter

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    Hi There

    I was on a website yesterday and it wanted to install an Active X control and I stupidly allowed it. I turned off Windows Automatic Updates and I started getting popups. It wont allow me to turn this back on. I have run Ad-Aware and Spybot but it still isn't allowing me to get anywhere.

    Any Suggestions? Thanks
     
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    cjw2k Thread Starter

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    I ran the two mentioned programs after posting here but problems still occuring. Spybot says with one of them that I should restart the computer and disconnect from the internet and allow it to run again.
     
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    It is also, most of the time, not allowing Google to do searches if that helps to answer the query.
     
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    Hi There

    I have solved this issue. I had Antivirus 2009 popups happening, I used Malwarebyte's Anti Malware and it worked great. Has allowed Automatic Updates to be tunred on again also.
     
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