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Old 05-11-2009
Magnus
 

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Error 0x8DDD0018
Windows AU was disabled by a Vundo trojan and friends. I have used
McAfee/Malwarebytes/SuperAntispyware/Vundofix(atribune.org) to make sure my
system was clean. When following the instructions to return Automatic
Updates(dsiabled->automatic)/BITS(Automatic->manual) to the suggested
settings, I get a small window labeled Services stating access is denied.
What are possible causes/fixes for this problem?
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Old 05-11-2009
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Error 0x8DDD0018
You're still seeing the effects of the hijackware infections!

NB: If you had no anti-virus application installed or the subscription had
expired *when the machine first got infected* and/or your subscription has
since expired and/or the machine's not been kept fully-patched at Windows
Update, don't waste your time with any of the below: Format & reinstall
Windows. A Repair Install will NOT help!

1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/ma...e/default.mspx

NB: Run the FULL scan, not the QUICK scan! You may need to download the
MSRT on a non-infected machine, then transfer MRT.EXE to the infected
machine and rename it to SCAN.EXE before running it.

2. [WinXP ONLY!! =>] Run the Windows Live Safety Center's 'Protection' scan
(only!) in Safe Mode with Networking, if need be:
http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm

3. Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting the requested
logs in an appropriate forum, not here.

Checking for/Help with Hijackware
http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=4075
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/prevention.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...moving_Malware

**Seek expert assistance in
http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachi...php?board=10.0,
http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?f=22,
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup, http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30
or other appropriate forums.**

If these procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting
this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.

=====================
Start a free Windows Update support incident request:
https://support.microsoft.com/oas/de...spx?gprid=6527

Support for Windows Update:
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/wusupport

For home users, no-charge support is available by calling 1-866-PCSAFETY in
the United States and in Canada or by contacting your local Microsoft
subsidiary. There is no-charge for support calls that are associated with
security updates.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002


Magnus wrote:
> Windows AU was disabled by a Vundo trojan and friends. I have used
> McAfee/Malwarebytes/SuperAntispyware/Vundofix(atribune.org) to make sure
> my
> system was clean. When following the instructions to return Automatic
> Updates(dsiabled->automatic)/BITS(Automatic->manual) to the suggested
> settings, I get a small window labeled Services stating access is denied.
> What are possible causes/fixes for this problem?


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