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Windows 7: Windows Update Hangs at "Checking for Updates"

03 Sep 2015   #41
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Cool thanks :)
I posted it on the uninstallers thread,
Instructions and tools to remove residual anti-virus programs
Looks like some of them need updating


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03 Sep 2015   #42
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

This is the best list I know - and it's still out of date...
Uninstallers (removal tools) for common Windows antivirus software—ESET Knowledgebase
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15 Oct 2015   #43
Shelli

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I'm just posting an update, because I still don't think I have a complete solution. I have a suspicion the problem has just become sneakier.... My computer still occasionally crashes and the crashes seem connected to days that Windows Update checks (or even one day when I opened the Windows Update control panel and just LOOKED at the settings). But the minidump blames my wireless network driver. So I just installed yet another driver today (I think this is about the fourth or fifth one I've tried), and we'll see if it stops the crashes.

Meanwhile, according to https://social.technet.microsoft.com...h-memory-usage and my own testing, KB3065987 (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3065987) is the one that stops the obvious Windows Update memory leak. Without this update, I can hit "Check for Updates" and watch svchost climb to 2GB of RAM allocation within seconds. With it, Windows Update behaves as I manually check for updates.

...but what it is doing when it does its automatic checking, and whether or not it is definitively causing this intermittent crashing, is still a mystery.
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12 Jun 2016   #44
pprovaz

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

This will most probably fix the issue:

Windows 7 Says "Checking for updates", but hangs there
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