Windows security centre

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Bob, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. Bob

    Bob Guest

    In the past week every time I turn my computer on automatic updates is off. I
    click the baloon and turn it back on. Why is this happening and what changes
    can I make, so that I don't have to always turn it back on at start up. I
    tried finding settings to see if I could do it myself, thanks in advance.
     
    Bob, Jul 3, 2008
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. [Crossposted to Windows Update newsgroup]

    Always state your Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista SP1) in your first
    post, please.

    Judging from similar posts here in the past month or so, the behavior may be
    due to a Vundo-ZLOB-SDBot infection, all of which is protected by a rootkit.

    Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827315

    Run a thorough check for hijackware, including posting your hijackthis log
    to an appropriate forum.

    Checking for/Help with Hijackware
    http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
    http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
    http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=5878
    http://wiki.castlecops.com/Malware_Removal_and_Prevention:_Introduction
    http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/prevention.htm
    http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
    http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
    http://defendingyourmachine2.blogspot.com/
    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware

    When all else fails, HijackThis v2.0.2
    (http://aumha.org/downloads/hijackthis.exe) is the preferred tool to use.
    It will help you to both identify and remove any hijackware/spyware with
    assistance from an expert. **Post your log to
    http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30,
    http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?f=22,
    http://castlecops.com/forum67.html, or other appropriate forums for review
    by an expert in such matters, not here.**

    If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this
    isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
    independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.

    ==========================================

    Start a free Windows Update support incident request:
    https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=6527

    Support for Windows Update:
    http://support.microsoft.com/gp/wusupport

    For home users, no-charge support is available by calling 1-866-PCSAFETY in
    the United States and in Canada or by contacting your local Microsoft
    subsidiary. There is no-charge for support calls that are associated with
    security updates.

    => Windows Update newsgroup: microsoft.public.windowsupdate
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jul 3, 2008
    #2
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.