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Windows Update error 80072efd

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by bleakxdiary, Nov 4, 2007.

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  1. bleakxdiary

    bleakxdiary Thread Starter

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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?
     
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    -cough- I'm not behind a 3rd party firewall and I've already read and tried that KB article, as I've already said.

    Someone said it could be Avast! antivirus blocking windows update. How would I get it unblocked?
     
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    I don't use Avast....is there a way to temporarily turn off or disable Avast's web scanner proxy? If there is, then go to Windows updates and manually select and install them.
     
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    If there is one, I have no idea how to edit and turn it off. I've gone through the settings and I haven't found it yet.
     
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