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WindowUpdate site unreachable

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by eugeneg, Aug 8, 2010.

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  1. eugeneg

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    I can get to any website I try except Windows update.

    I have moved the HDD to another PC and run MS Security Essentials, BitDefender & F-Secure scans. Then back to its own case where I ran Anti-Malware & SuperAntiSpyware. HijackThis also ran but still no Windows Update.

    I have tried running IE in Safe mode - same problem. I did a repair install of XP - problem persists. I ran a batch file to delete the update database and reregister DLLs. Reinstalled IE 8. Still unable to reach Windows update in IE or FireFox. WinsockXPfix didn't help and an nslookup of windowsupdate.microsoft.com reveals

    DNS request timed out.
    timeout was 2 seconds.
    *** Can't find server name for address 192.168.0.1: Timed out
    *** Default servers are not available

    All other websites on this PC come up fine, as does Windowsupdate on another PC on the same LAN. My Hosts. file contains just
    127.0.0.1 localhost

    Help.
     
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