Hello, I have seen this question asked many times on the forums, but I have never seen a solution that is confirmed to work. This problem has been persisting for months.
I am currently running Win 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit.
It has both Avast! antivirus and MSE installed are both up-to-date.
I am using the Avast! firewall. There are no other anti-malware programs running.
I did have an fsquirt.exe hijacker virus that I had to use Combofix for along with a few other utilities to remove, under advice from the MBAM experts, which is when I believe the issue began.
Whenever I run Windows Update I will immediately receive an 80245001 error. I have tried multiple solutions that are posted on the other threads. I have disabled the Avast! firewall and enabled the Windows firewall, but this has not worked. I have tried all the solutions shown here http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_update/error-code-80245001/8dbd369e-01c3-4176-8588-136d4058b621 without success.
Windows update also has no update history at all and also states it has never been updated.
Any help would be appreciated.