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Windows 7: Windows Update Error 80072F78

09 Apr 2014   #11

Windows 7 - Professional - 64 Bit.

I wasn't using the beta version, I use NOD 32 Security Suite 4. But I had to disable it to get windows to do the definitions update that it kept failing on previously. Even though just before disabling it to do that, I did 77mb of Internet Explorer 11 updates and other Win 7 patches just fine. So why is it blocking just this one update? Is there a chance it's a known bad address and disabling the firewall to update your PC is just letting the problem re-manifest itself after windows patched it?

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09 Apr 2014   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1


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25 Apr 2014   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate.

This was driving me nuts!
HOLA disable was the answer!
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02 May 2014   #14

Windows 7 x64

Awesome! It was Hola that was screwing it up for me too. Thanks guys.
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10 Aug 2014   #15

windows home premium x64
You're my hero

The guy who said he had to disable Hola is my hero. I couldn't figure out how to disable it, so I just unloaded it. Now I can get updates. I spent hours trying to figure this out!
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14 Jan 2015   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate.
Disable Hola !

To fix windows update, try disabling HOLA.
It works !
(Damn, I forgot).
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21 Jan 2015   #17
Jack Man

win7 HP 64bit

Hello together,
i got the same problem. My solution was , as well, deactivate hola; run update - restart computer - everything works fine.
so long
Jack Man
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21 Feb 2015   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

On a hunch I disabled Hola after Windows Update and IE 11 stopped working and it worked!

I then did a Google search and found this thread and see that I am not the only one that Hola has "infected".

I am now flushing Hola!

thanks - Roger
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