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windows update not in services.msc regular user

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by crook, Jan 13, 2013.

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  1. crook

    crook Thread Starter

    Jan 13, 2013
    i3 toshiba laptop, windows 7 home premium 64bit

    Hi all

    after finding and removing malicious files with malwarebytes in a regular user account, I noticed windows update was not working (not installed please reboot error) so I checked services.msc to see if windows update needed restarting. but it was not there.

    IN both the admin account and another regular user account on the same machine windows update works fine and is present in services.msc

    any ideas on how to restore windows update and get it working in the affected user account?


  2. askey127

    askey127 Malware Specialist

    Dec 22, 2006
    Hi crook,
    Windows Update service is not related to different users, but is rather a system-wide process.
    If Windows Update shows properly in an Admin account, then it's working.
    Limited accounts do not display that service, for security reasons.

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