Error number: 0x80072EFF

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by S01itiare, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. S01itiare

    S01itiare Guest

    i'm trying to resolve an issue with malicous software and have done
    everything but the updates and it won't allow me to continue the update I
    recieve this error code Error number: 0x80072EFF any help would be greatly
    S01itiare, Jan 23, 2009
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  2. i'm trying to resolve an issue with malicous software and have done
    What issue and what have you done?

    You may encounter temporary connection-related errors when you use Windows
    Update or Microsoft Update to install updates:

    But I suspect you have (much) more work to do:

    1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:

    2. Run this online scan (in safe mode w/networking, if need be):

    3. Run additional checks for hijackware, including posting your hijackthis
    log to an appropriate forum.

    Checking for/Help with Hijackware

    When all else fails, HijackThis v2.0.2
    ( is the preferred tool to use (in
    conjuction with some other utilities). HijackThis will NOT fix anything on
    its own, but it will help you to both identify and remove any
    hijackware/spyware with assistance from an expert. **Post your log to,,, or another appropriate forum for review
    by an expert in such matters, not here.**

    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:

    Support for Windows Update:

    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], Jan 23, 2009
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