Error Code 80040154 Windows could not search for new updates

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Tom, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. Tom

    Tom Guest

    I am getting error code 80040154 when I try to use Windows Update. Vista
    Business SP1. I have not been able to find any info on this code. I click
    on Check for Updates and then I get the error. It indicates "Never" for most
    recent check for updates and Updates were installed. I tried to view
    downloaded updates but there were none in the list.
     
    Tom, Mar 22, 2009
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  2. There is a very good chance are that you are seeing the affects of a
    hijackware infection.

    1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx

    2. Run the Windows Live Safety Center's 'Protection' scan (only!) in Safe
    Mode with Networking, if need be:
    http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm

    3. Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting the requested
    logs in an appropriate forum, not here.

    Checking for/Help with Hijackware
    http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=4075
    http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/prevention.htm
    http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
    http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware

    **Seek expert assistance in
    http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?board=10.0,
    http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?f=22,
    http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30, or other appropriate forums.**

    If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this
    isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
    independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.
    =====================
    Start a free Windows Update support incident request:
    https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=6527

    Support for Windows Update:
    http://support.microsoft.com/gp/wusupport

    For home users, no-charge support is available by calling 1-866-PCSAFETY in
    the United States and in Canada or by contacting your local Microsoft
    subsidiary. There is no-charge for support calls that are associated with
    security updates.
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Mar 22, 2009
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  3. Tom

    TaurArian Guest

    Tom wrote:
    :: I am getting error code 80040154 when I try to use Windows Update.
    :: Vista Business SP1. I have not been able to find any info on this
    :: code. I click on Check for Updates and then I get the error. It
    :: indicates "Never" for most recent check for updates and Updates were
    :: installed. I tried to view downloaded updates but there were none
    :: in the list.


    Also, please check to see if BITS is started under services.
    --

    TaurArian [MVP] 2005-2009 - Update Services
    http://taurarian.mvps.org
    ======================================
    How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
    Disclaimer: The information has been posted "as is" with no warranties
    or guarantees and doesn't give any rights. Computer Maintenance:
    Acronis / Diskeeper / Paragon / Raxco
     
    TaurArian, Mar 23, 2009
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