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I've got a Windows XP machine running sp3 and I'm trying to connect to windows updates, but it's not connecting. I keep getting the following screen:

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I can connect to the internet just fine, just not to windows updates. What's keeping me from connecting and what steps can I take to fix this?

Also, I checked and I can connect to norton.com and bitdefender.com, so I'm hesitant to think it's conficker.

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What happens when you try to ping that domain? –  music2myear Oct 20 '11 at 1:42
    
@music2myear sometimes it pings fine, sometimes it times out. when it was working fine i still got the above message in IE. –  DForck42 Oct 20 '11 at 2:39
    
Ok, then I would check the standard malware stuff before proceeding in troubleshooting. –  music2myear Oct 20 '11 at 2:42
    
After checking malware/hosts file, check your router. I had a similar problem recently with windows update and it turned out the router was flaky. –  jmreicha Oct 20 '11 at 15:00
    
I ran Malware Bytes and Bitdefender's online scan and neither came up with anything. –  DForck42 Oct 20 '11 at 16:44

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