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Windows 7: Update Error

18 Jun 2010   #11
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Richardc269 View Post
Lately, I've been getting the code error: 80072EFE, and I don't know why.
Hi, Richardc269.

You are not the first I've heard of lately getting error code 80072EFE (Internet Connection Aborted). Generally the error occurs when the Windows update server is inundated. The recommendation is to try again in 15-20 minutes, although others have found that the 15-20 minute rule really does not apply. It can be up to two days before you receive the updates, or can get the updates downloaded.

Noting that the MSE update server was apparently out of commission for two+ days, there may be a connection. Additionally, although the rush should have passed, there were 10 security bulletins released last week.

The above-linked topic goes to KB Article 836941, which includes suggestions when this error is encountered.
Well done. Caught what I missed. You are skilled.


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18 Jun 2010   #12
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

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Can you connect to just plain Microsoft.com?.. just wondering i had i guess this virus on an old PC of mine where it somehow re-directed my IE to a script.. was either in my proxy tab or lan tab something like that.. and made it where i couldn't connect to anything that deals with microsoft.
I did what you mentioned, and both FireFox and IE go to Microsoft.com without a problem.
Time to scan again... This time use Malwarebytes for scan and Microsoft Security Essentials for protection.
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18 Jun 2010   #13
Nem

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1, Archlinux x86_64. Elementary Luna
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Richardc269 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nem View Post
Can you connect to just plain Microsoft.com?.. just wondering i had i guess this virus on an old PC of mine where it somehow re-directed my IE to a script.. was either in my proxy tab or lan tab something like that.. and made it where i couldn't connect to anything that deals with microsoft.
I did what you mentioned, and both FireFox and IE go to Microsoft.com without a problem.
Time to scan again... This time use Malwarebytes for scan and Microsoft Security Essentials for protection.
Indeed, in those couple days without protection you could of possibly picked up something. and along with Microsoft Security Essentials, you could use Avast Anti-Virus with it for more protection.
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19 Jun 2010   #14
Richardc269

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Well, actually, I didn't have anti-virus for better than a month besides Malware Bytes. I don't normally have problems with avoiding crap that's "questionable", but oh well.

So, #1 question: Which anti-viruses are pretty good at catching crap? AVG in my opinion, isn't really all that great to begin with.
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19 Jun 2010   #15
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Hi, Richardc269.

An open question like that regarding antivirus software is bound to bring responses with everyone's favorite! When I am helping people with malware removal, I provide them with the following antivirus software programs which are free for personal use:

avast! 5 Home Edition
Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic
Microsoft Security Essentials

If you are looking for a licensed solution, my favorite is ESET. Another good program is Kaspersky.
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19 Jun 2010   #16
Richardc269

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Well I don't have an income, so I can't buy stuff. But I will check out the other ones. I just don't like having anti-viruses clogging up my system and constantly taking up my system resources. AVG is one I don't like. Thanks for the info.

Edit: Okay, so I installed all 3 anti-virus programs. And guess what? Only 1 will connect to their website to download updates, and that was Anti-vir. Microsoft Essentials is telling me to connect to the internet (when my internet obviously works), and Avast says it can't connect to its website either.
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19 Jun 2010   #17
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Avira AntiVir is a good program. Do, however, make sure you completely uninstall the other programs.

You can find information and links to tools at Ultimate List of Uninstallers: [2] Uninstallers for Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware Programs for each of AVG, Avast, and MSE.
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