Unable to update Windows 7, error code 8024402F, followed by error code 80072EFD.
Unable to update Windows 7, error code 8024402F, followed by error code 80072EFD. Windows Update will no longer update automatically. I could update it manually once, but since then it will neither update automatically nor manually. I have tried all the
things suggested by Microsoft, and several suggested by others, but to no avail. I first received error code 8024402F, then after trying to solve the problem received error code 80072EFD. Getting desparate!
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Suggest you scan the system for the pяesence of Vundo (aka Virtumonde).
It seems possible that your Windows installation has been deliberately damaged by a trojan (Vundo, along any uninvited guests. (SDBot and ZLOB, all protected by a rootkit.)) so as to prevent you updating your system or removing the trojan.
If the Windows Malicious Software Tool is not installed nor scanned the system recently, then suggest you first utilize it and see if it detects and removes Vundo.