error code 0x80072efe

when i try to update this error comes up and windows update says cannot display page but all other programs update except ms
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psychogrConnect With a Mentor Commented:
i know some viruses that messing up windows update..
Download Microsoft's malicious software removal tool and scan your pc with it..
That particular error is "ERROR_INTERNET_CONNECTION_ABORTED" -- for some reason Windows Update is not able to retain an Internet connection. Is it possible that you have a third party firewall that may be interfering?

Here is Microsoft's support page for that (and other) related errors.


Using this website:

Use command prompt
1. proxycfg -d (to clear proxy cache)
2. net stop wuauserv (to stop Automatic updates service)

Using Windows Explorer
3. Delete all files and folders in
C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution (your windows folder may vary)

Again using command prompt
4. net start wuauserv (to start Automatic updates service)

Try now going back to Windows Update web page.
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