Automatic Update Problem

  Stonechatz 11:14 23 Feb 2008
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All my automatic updates have ceased to work - after perhaps an immoderate use of CCleaner. Windows Update, Avira AV Update, and Windows Defender are the three programs that now refuse to update, saying that the internet connection has somehow failed. Botched registry tweak prolly the culprit, but is there any known workaround (besides total OS re-instal)?

  birdface 11:37 23 Feb 2008

System restore to a date before you ran C Cleaner.

  User-1159794 11:54 23 Feb 2008

you could try this.
Register the Wups2.dll file in Windows
To register the Wups2.dll file in Windows, follow these steps:1. Stop the Automatic Updates service. To do this, follow these steps:a. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
b. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
net stop wuauserv

2. Register the Wups2.dll file. To do this, follow these steps:a. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
regsvr32 %windir%\system32\wups2.dll
Note For a computer that is running Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
regsvr32 %windir%\syswow64\wups2.dll
b. Click OK on each verification message that you receive.

3. Start the Automatic Updates service. To do this, type the following command at the command prompt, and then press ENTER:
net start wuauserv
4. Exit the command prompt. To do this type exit, and then press ENTER.

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