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Windows updates fail!?

Hi,

I recently had the Windows Defender virus on my computer. I removed it with MalwareBytes. Ever since then, Windows updates have not worked. When I shut down the computer, it gives the "installing updates screen" and when I start it up too. It stays at 0% for a long time, then says updates failed and loads Windows. I ran Avast Antivirus, full scan -- it found nothing.

I am not sure what additional info to give. I have Windows 7.

Any help or suggestions greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Andrey
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andreyman3d2k
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andreyman3d2k
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jcimarronCommented:
andreyman3d2k--
Here are some troubleshooting ideas
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906602
If no success, try the Reset here (#2)
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/91738-windows-update-reset.html
and if still no success
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/repair-fix-windows-updates-with-fix-wu-utility

And finally, if any of the Updates are Security Updates (as they almost certainly are), MS offers free support
http://supportservices.microsoft.com/support/services/windows_update
Be sure to mention this is a Security Update.
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wrmichaelCommented:
check the host file

or download updates manually and then try again.
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
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jcimarronCommented:
There is more than one version of the Readiness Tool depending on the Windows version
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/What-is-the-System-Update-Readiness-Tool
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andreyman3d2kAuthor Commented:
Thank you for all your advice. The manual update worked, but I suspect I will need the other recommended tools in the future. Thanks again!

Andrey
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