Getting update\update.exe is not a valid Win32 application message

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by AbdulHakeemme1, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. Getting update\update.exe is not a valid Win32 application message when
    attempting the download a securities update. What am I suppose to do with
    this information so that I can update my pcs security.
     
    AbdulHakeemme1, Nov 11, 2008
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  2. AbdulHakeemme1

    Engel Guest

    Hello AbdulHakeemme1,


    ""update\update.exe is not a valid win32 application""

    This issue can be caused by any of the below possibilities.

    File is corrupt, bad, or missing.

    File is not designed for your version of Windows.

    File is a virus, worm, or other malware file.

    Hardware incompatibility.

    Source:
    <http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000726.htm>


    File is corrupt, bad, or missing. = Get a fresh copy.

    File is a virus, worm, or other malware file. = have the system
    scanned here for the presence of a malware known as Vundo\Virtumonde:
    <http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/tryscanner.htm>
     
    Engel, Nov 11, 2008
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  3. Run a thorough check for hijackware, including posting your hijackthis log
    to an appropriate forum.

    Checking for/Help with Hijackware
    http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
    http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
    http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=5878
    http://wiki.castlecops.com/Malware_Removal_and_Prevention:_Introduction
    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://defendingyourmachine2.blogspot.com/
    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware

    When all else fails, HijackThis v2.0.2
    (http://aumha.org/downloads/hijackthis.exe) 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
    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 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:
    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], Nov 11, 2008
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