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Windows 7: Windows Update Error 80246008 in Windows 7 - Fix

18 Aug 2012   #20

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
Another Thank you very much!

I just found out last night that Windows Update wasn't working with the Error 80246008.
The Windows/MS solution for this wouldn't work as BITS was not listed in my Services.

I had had an instance of the zeroaccess trojan that my AV saw and stopped but obviously not before it had done some damage.

I ran the Microsoft `FIXIT' - several of them and they partially fixed the problems but BITS - Background Intelligent Transfer Service was still missing.

System File Checker (SFC/scannow) may have helped with the initial problem but BITS was still not in my Services.

I ran through your solution and BITSWin7.reg fixed the problem. BITS was back in my Services!

I ran Windows Update and it successfully downloaded and installed the 17 listed Updates.

Once again, thank you. Your solution sure beats having to back up data (already done) and then reinstall Windows 7!

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18 Aug 2012   #21

Vista 32, Win 7-32 &64, XP ( 8-PC's)

Drea WWWringer. I'm happy this worked for you. I can't take credit for the fix as it was just extracted from the Flavius post earlier, however it was burried in there and many people would have given up before getting to the BITSWin7.reg fix.

In my situation a client had a laptop that had failed to do windows updates for several months and his virus protection had lapsed. My initial quick scan with Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) (free) found the Win32/Siref.AL and .AQ Trojans.

A second full scan overnight was clean, however after I applied the BITSWin7.reg fix and got the BITS services running (and updates working), I ran another quick scan using Malwarebytes (free version) and it detected and removed two Trojan.Zacess viruses in the registry! A final full scan with Malware bytes found no further infections.

It is often my experience when doing side jobs on infected computers that windows updates were not current and virus protection was not current. The other common case is someone gets a pop-up window warning that your computer may be infected (and not from their antivius program) and click a button ....DONE!

Lessons learned - update windows, keep virus protectin up to date, don't click on suspicious windows (use CTRL+ALT+DEL for task manager and stop the associated process and or browser, or hit the off button!), do full scans overnight from time-to-time, and scan with another program like Malwarebaytes when your PC is doing odd things. I often find malware using a second scanner that the resident scanner didn't find.

Sorry for the dissertation! Good luck!
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22 Aug 2012   #22

Vista 32

Would I be able to use this in Vista 32?
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22 Aug 2012   #23

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by michaelgnocchi View Post
Would I be able to use this in Vista 32?
Hello Michael, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, it's the same for Vista as well. :)
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24 Aug 2012   #24

win 7 64 home prem

...wife opened a e-mail from "Pay-Pal"...yep...virus city...1-2 days later, finally cleaned it all up BUT no BITS no updates...looked and looked..almost getting ready to wipe clean and start over AND came across this... minutes later..ALL is well...thanks so much !

...just a quick addition..the virus(s) that attacked were the pretend anti-virus software..DANGER DANGER YOUR HARD DRIVE IS FAILING"..kinda flashing messages with a phony disc scan report and buy this software to fix the problem etc etc...well besides taking over IE,Firefox and Google Chrome, and disable apparently deleted or renamed the BITS going thru all the various MS fixes,none worked btw, I could never locate the BITS file..anywhere...your BITS reg fix was the ONLY fix that worked.. Malware,AVG, Trend Micro and a few others..TDS Killer...they removed the virus(s),not sure they would have damaged the BITS file...maybe?...just a thought...
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24 Aug 2012   #25

Vista 32, Win 7-32 &64, XP ( 8-PC's)

Nice work Jim254! I try to tell everyone to avoid hitting any "buttons" on these popups and use Ctrl+Alt+Del to invoke Task Manager, then stop the browser applicatin or kill the associated process (right click on application, Go To Process, End Process). All else failing, hit the main reset button or the power switch. Normally not a good idea but better than an infection.

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25 Aug 2012   #26

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit

Thank you so much for this tutorial! After a virus attack, BITS didnt start and wasnt present anymore in the services. I tried already so much tips, but the all didn't work. I used the BitsWin7 registry import and that was the one and only solution. Thank you very much and keep on writing such good tutorials.
Joop H, Best, The netherlands.
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29 Aug 2012   #27

windows 7 Ultimate

Thanksssssssssssssooooooooooooooooo much
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03 Sep 2012   #28

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit

The most effective tutorial on this kind of problem that I found ( just follow the instructions to the letter). I was able to fix a computer I was working on for weeks until I solve using this methods, not even the blogs or answer from microsoft came close to the resolution of this kind of problem. Thank you for posting this.
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11 Sep 2012   #29

Windows 7 Professional 32bit

Wahooooo!! :) Fixed!!!! FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

Flavius is my new hero
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