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Old 03-09-2006, 06:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unable to scan for windows updates could someone help, I am running windows XP pro edition.
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Old 03-09-2006, 06:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can’t scan, what do you meant be more specific. What happens when you try? Do you get any warnings?
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your pc is most likely infected with spyware that modified the windows hosts file goto start-->run-->notepad c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts delete all entries except for
127.0.0.1 localhost , and save

now for removing the spyware, download ewido anti malware
http://www.ewido.net/en/download/
also download the full database updates http://www.ewido.net/en/download/updates/
scan with it and handle the findings , when done download hijackthis http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html
click "do a systemscan and save a logfile" and open a thread at this section http://www.techist.com/forumdisplay.php?forumid=126 and copy & paste the log and ill tell you what to remove
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are you using internet explorer or firefox to check for updates?
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Old 03-09-2006, 08:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I am using explorer.
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