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I was recently hit with tons of malware, trojans and other problems that attacked my registry, and I received help here but I still can't run windows updates because of a 80246008 error. I've searched threads and Google for possible solutions and none of them have worked for me.

Most threads suggest changing settings for the Background Intelligent Transfer Service, but my BITS program is missing from the Services. I'm not even sure if this is the right thread to post something like this in.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Thank you. Hitman pro did find some viruses and tracking cookies, but nothing too major. Removing the problems still didn't solve my Windows Update problem, so I may need professional help regarding this issue. Windows Vista forums as well as Microsoft are unhelpful.

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i am not sure if someone from here has told you to run "hitman pro" ... your second post would seem to indicate this .

as was suggested here (by maurice naggar) : http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=113689&view=findpost&p=582710 ...

you should PM him or one of the other moderators to re-open your case and/or give you further instructions on what to do .

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Download >> Farbar's Service Scanner utility << and Save to your Desktop.

If using Windows 7 or Vista, Right-Click on fss.exe and select Run As Admisnitrator.

If using XP, double-click to start.

Answer Yes to ok when prompted.

If your firewall then puts out a prompt, again, allow it to run.

Once FSS is on-screen, be sure the following items are checkmarked:

  • Internet Services
  • Windows Firewall
  • System Restore
  • Security Center/Action Center
  • Windows Update
  • Windows Defender

Click on "Scan".

It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.

Copy & Paste contents of FSS.txt into your reply.

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Farbar Service Scanner Version: 06-08-2012

Ran by sheila (administrator) on 10-08-2012 at 09:56:01

Running from "C:\Users\sheila\Downloads"

Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium Service Pack 2 (X86)

Boot Mode: Normal


Internet Services:


Connection Status:


Localhost is accessible.

LAN connected.

Google IP is accessible.

Google.com is accessible.

Yahoo IP is accessible.

Yahoo.com is accessible.

Windows Firewall:


Firewall Disabled Policy:


System Restore:


System Restore Disabled Policy:


Security Center:


Windows Update:


BITS Service is not running. Checking service configuration:

Checking Start type: ATTENTION!=====> Unable to retrieve start type of BITS. The value does not exist.

The ImagePath of BITS service is OK.

The ServiceDll of BITS service is OK.

Windows Autoupdate Disabled Policy:


Windows Defender:


WinDefend Service is not running. Checking service configuration:

The start type of WinDefend service is set to Demand. The default start type is Auto.

The ImagePath of WinDefend service is OK.

The ServiceDll of WinDefend service is OK.

Other Services:


File Check:


C:\Windows\system32\nsisvc.dll => MD5 is legit

C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\nsiproxy.sys => MD5 is legit

C:\Windows\system32\dhcpcsvc.dll => MD5 is legit

C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\afd.sys => MD5 is legit

C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\tdx.sys => MD5 is legit

C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\tcpip.sys => MD5 is legit

C:\Windows\system32\dnsrslvr.dll => MD5 is legit

C:\Windows\system32\mpssvc.dll => MD5 is legit

C:\Windows\system32\bfe.dll => MD5 is legit

C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\mpsdrv.sys => MD5 is legit

C:\Windows\system32\SDRSVC.dll => MD5 is legit

C:\Windows\system32\vssvc.exe => MD5 is legit

C:\Windows\system32\wscsvc.dll => MD5 is legit

C:\Windows\system32\wbem\WMIsvc.dll => MD5 is legit

C:\Windows\system32\wuaueng.dll => MD5 is legit

C:\Windows\system32\qmgr.dll => MD5 is legit

C:\Windows\system32\es.dll => MD5 is legit

C:\Windows\system32\cryptsvc.dll => MD5 is legit

C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MpSvc.dll => MD5 is legit

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe => MD5 is legit

C:\Windows\system32\rpcss.dll => MD5 is legit

**** End of log ****

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This is for alazuria only.

This is for VISTA systems only <<<---

Download this reg-file http://download.blee.../vista/BITS.reg

Save it to your DESKTOP.

go to Start, type in

REGEDIT and press Enter-key

from main menu, select File

then select IMPORT

navigate the dialog (click on DESKTOP icon on left to select it)

type in bits.reg in the Filename text-box and click Open button.

Once the merge is complete, you will see a confirmation message.

Click OK when done.

Exit/close Regedit.

Now, logoff and Restart the system.

When you get to a normal desktop, and Vista is all set, go visit Windows Update

Tell me the results.

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You're most welcome. :D It helps to have been a windows update wonk, no?

Confirm for me that all updates succeeded.

P.S.S. Make sure you also Check Action Center to make sure it shows all ok in the Security section items.



Edited by Maurice Naggar
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