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August 10, 2012 3:04:25 PM

I'm encountering an extremely strange issue on my desktop. I keep getting SSL errors when ever I try to go to google.com, gmail.com or dozens of other sites on google chrome. The exact error is "The site's security certificate is signed using a weak signature algorithm". I can't reach the site at all.

Windows Update service is also not running and doesn't even show up in "services.msc". I get this error "Windows update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer". Obviously restarting doesn't help. I also got a similar error for Microsoft Security Essentials, and it wouldn't run at all so I uninstalled it.

MSI Afterburner also gives me an error when I start it up about how I need to restart to properly detect my hard ware, but I didn't do that before and I tried restarting with that as well.

I've run many, many, scans to detect trojans, viruses, and spyware using AVG Free, Spybot Search and Destroy, Malware Bytes, Spyware Doctor, Kapernsky's Rootkit tool. AVG, and Malware Bytes both turned up and deleted some basic malware & spyware. The others can't detect anything. What's going on?

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a b $ Windows 7
August 10, 2012 3:32:29 PM

click start type troubleshooting
click on that
Under System and Security, click Fix problems with Windows Update.
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August 10, 2012 3:41:05 PM

It couldn't identify the problem.
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a b $ Windows 7
August 10, 2012 3:45:44 PM

or this one
What it fixes...

•Checks Windows Update component configuration and repairs as needed
•Resolves incorrect Windows Update data locations
•Reregisters required services
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9767096
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August 10, 2012 3:49:57 PM

I can't find a download link for that bootCD.
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a b $ Windows 7
August 10, 2012 3:54:39 PM

oops the directions are backwards
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a b $ Windows 7
August 10, 2012 3:54:50 PM
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August 10, 2012 4:12:15 PM

I ran Norton Power Eraser, and it told me my services.exe was bad, and I had to insert my windows installation disk to repair Windows.
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August 10, 2012 4:59:40 PM

Nope. I am reinstalling windows.
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a b $ Windows 7
August 10, 2012 5:22:14 PM

Hi,


Last time I got that problem was because
Spoiler
of the date: It was the right day and month but not the right year :p 


too bad you had too reinstall :pt1cable: 
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August 10, 2012 6:26:11 PM

I should have mentioned it, the Date is 100% correct. I tried that already.
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a b $ Windows 7
August 10, 2012 6:28:31 PM

i kind of thought that based on your op. with a rootkit like that the safe thing to do is reload.
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August 10, 2012 6:56:27 PM

I reinstalled and it works like it should now. Thanks!
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August 10, 2012 6:56:37 PM

Best answer selected by stant1rm.
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