Problem with Windows Update error 80070020

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by geko, Jun 16, 2010.

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  1. geko

    geko Registered Member

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    From what I've been reading its caused by anti-malware software. Well, I've uninstalled all security software installed and the error continues.

    The OS is Windows XP SP3 Home Edition.

    Internet Explorer 6

    Its a notebook, but its not mine.

    I'm fixing it. It had a lot of malware. I've scanned with lots of security software and I dont think any are left.

    The only problem that remains is the Windows Update error. I'm using Windows Update by the explorer (IE6).

    I need help to fix it.


    What can I do knowo_O? :oops: :oops:
     
  2. n8chavez

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    You're right, that error is cause by Windows update needing to access a file that is in use by anti malware software. So, there has to be something you missed. Give it another once-over, specifically check the startup entries and the services.
     
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    Robin A. Registered Member

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    Some anti-malware programs must be uninstalled using special procedures or uninstallers provided by the vendor. Check if this applies to your programs.
     
  5. geko

    geko Registered Member

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    No, I've looked every on the harddisk, in the registry, microsoft methods, nothing.

    I've updated to IE8 manually and it still doesnt work.


    Please HELP.:(
     
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