From: BobCrabtree on

paulatkinson;4358632 Wrote:
> Check the ImagePath Value in the Registry key
> HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv and verify it is
> "%systemroot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs" and not a fake path like
> %fystemroot%\.. netsvcs


That posting was REALLY useful to me - many thanks!

Dealing here with a PC that had been thoroughly mauled about by Sasser
Worm and a bunch of others and thought I'd finally sorted everything
until I went to do the Windows updates!

But you pinpointed the problem perfectly:

%fystemroot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

instead of

%systemroot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

And, of course, I needed to give myself permission to change things!

Again, many thanks.


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