Windows can't check for updates

ledgemeister

New Member
Hi All,

I get the message 'Windows can't check for updates' when I roll-over the Windows Updates icon in the notification area of my task bar. When I open up the Windows Updates window and tell it to update, it hangs indefinitely - I don't get an error message. Something similar happens with Windows Defender.

My computer is running very sluggishly and freezes regularly. Windows Updates has not updated since 4 Nov 2009, and Windows Defender has not updated since 19 Nov 2009. I am on Vista, and am running AVG, Avast, Malawarebytes and CC Cleaner. None of them have detected any infections.

Any advice would be very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Marcos
 

My Computer

Neverhavemoney

Vista Guru
You have two antivirus programs running! Uninstall AVG. They counteract.

Let us know,
Ben
 

My Computer

System One

  • Name
    Ben
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
    CPU
    Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 420 @1.60 GHz
    Motherboard
    Dell Inspion 530 Default
    Memory
    PNY 4GB 240-Pin SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Gateway PnP Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1024x768 @ 75 Hz
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 250G ATA SATA-II
    Case
    Dell Inspiron 530
    Cooling
    None
    Mouse
    Logitech EX100 Combo
    Keyboard
    Logitech EX100 Combo
    Internet Speed
    100 MB/s
    Occupation
    Caddy
    Country Flag
    usa
    State/Region Flag
    us rhode island
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