Windows Update Error 80080005

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Shadowsoul, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. Shadowsoul

    Shadowsoul Guest

    For the last two months I have not been able to use windows update. It keeps
    coming up with the Windows Update Error 80080005. I am running Windows Vista
    Ultimate, SP1. I have run my antivirus and spyware checker and have come up
    with nothing. Help?
     
    Shadowsoul, Jan 22, 2009
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  2. [One mo' time...]

    Chances are that you're 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 this online scan (in safe mode w/networking, if need be):
    http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm

    3. Run additional checks 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://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], Jan 23, 2009
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