W32.Rants.A@mm

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Discovered: July 10, 2005
Updated: February 13, 2007 12:41:59 PM
Also Known As: Email-Worm.Win32.generic [Kasp
Type: Worm
Systems Affected: Windows


W32.Rants.A@mm is a mass-mailing worm that spreads using Microsoft Outlook and America Online user interface. It also lowers security settings by ending security-related processes and by disabling several Windows security features.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 11, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 08, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 11, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 09, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 13, 2005

Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Writeup By: Rodney Andres

Discovered: July 10, 2005
Updated: February 13, 2007 12:41:59 PM
Also Known As: Email-Worm.Win32.generic [Kasp
Type: Worm
Systems Affected: Windows


Whe W32.Rants.A@mm is executed, it performs the following actions:

  1. Copies itself as %System%\updater32.exe.

    Note: %System% is a variable that refers to the System folder. By default this is C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me), C:\Winnt\System32 (Windows NT/2000), or C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP).

  2. Adds the value:

    "SVCHOST" = "%System%\updater32.exe"

    to the registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    so that the risk runs every time Windows starts.

  3. Adds the value:

    "FirewallDisableNotify" = "1"

    to the registry subkeys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\security center
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\security center

    in order to disable notification of firewall status through the Windows Security Center.

  4. Adds the value:

    "UpdatesDisableNotify" = "1"

    to the registry subkeys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\security center
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\security center

    in order to disable notification of update status through the Windows Security Center.

  5. Adds the value:

    "AntiVirusDisableNotify" = "1"

    to the registry subkeys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\security center
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\security center

    in order to disable notification of antivirus status through the Windows Security Center.

  6. Adds the value:

    "NoAutoUpdate" = "1"

    to the registry subkey:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU

    to disable automatic Windows Updates.

  7. Adds the following registry entries:

    "DisableTaskMgr" = "1"
    "DisableRegistryTools" = "1"

    to the registry subkey:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

    to disable access to the Windows Task Manager and registry editing tools.

  8. Sends an email to all email addresses it finds in the Microsoft Windows Outlook addess book using Microsoft Outlook.

    The email has the following characteristics:

    Subject: Fwd: Microsoft SP2 Update

    Message: Microsoft SP2 Update Download It

    Attachment: SP2 UPDATE.EXE

  9. Sends the following message to other AOL users on the compromised computer using the America Online interface:

    [http://]j0r.biz/[removed]?funnyyeah  it's funny :P

    Note: If the recipient clicks on the URL above, a variant of W32.Spybot.Worm is downloaded and executed on the compromised computer.

  10. Creates and runs the file C:\killer.bat. This is a batch script that ends the following processes, some of which may be security-related:
    AVPM.EXE
    _AVPCC.EXE
    ACKWIN32.EXE
    AckWin32.EXE
    ADVXDWIN.EXE
    AGENTSVR.EXE
    agentw.EXE
    ALERTSVC.EXE
    ALOGSERV.EXE
    AMON9X.EXE
    ANTI-TROJAN.EXE
    ANTIVIRUS.EXE
    ANTS.EXE
    APIMONITOR.EXE
    APLICA32.EXE
    apvxdwin.EXE
    APVXDWIN.EXE
    ATCON.EXE
    ATGUARD.EXE
    ATGUARD.EXE
    ATRO55EN.EXE
    ATUPDATER.EXE
    ATWATCH.EXE
    AUPDATE.EXE
    AUTODOWN.EXE
    AutoTrace.EXE
    AUTOUPDATE.EXE
    AVCONSOL.EXE
    AVGCC32.EXE
    Avgctrl.EXE
    AVGCTRL.EXE
    AvgServ.EXE
    AVGSERV.EXE
    AVGSERV9.EXE
    AVGW.EXE
    avkpop.EXE
    AvkServ.EXE
    avkservice.EXE
    avkwctl9.EXE
    AVP.EXE
    AVP32.EXE
    AVPCC.EXE
    AVPM.EXE
    avpm.EXE
    Avsched32.EXE
    AVSYNMGR.EXE
    AVWINNT.EXE
    AVXMONITOR9X.EXE
    AVXMONITORNT.EXE
    AVXQUAR.EXE
    AVXQUAR.EXE
    AVXW.EXE
    BD_PROFESSIONAL.EXE
    BIDEF.EXE
    BIDSERVER.EXE
    BIPCP.EXE
    BIPCPEVALSETUP.EXE
    BISP.EXE
    BLACKD.EXE
    blackd.EXE
    BLACKICE.EXE
    BlackICE.EXE
    BOOTWARN.EXE
    BORG2.EXE
    BS120.EXE
    ccApp.EXE
    ccEvtMgr.EXE
    ccPxySvc.EXE
    CDP.EXE
    CFGWIZ.EXE
    CFIADMIN.EXE
    CFIAUDIT.EXE
    CFINET.EXE
    CFINET32.EXE
    cleaner3.EXE
    CLEANPC.EXE
    CMGRDIAN.EXE
    CMON016.EXE
    CONNECTIONMONITOR.EXE
    CPD.EXE
    cpd.EXE
    Claw95.EXE
    CLAW95CF.EXE
    Claw95cf.EXE
    CLEAN.EXE
    CLEANER.EXE
    cleaner.EXE
    CLEANER3.EXE
    CPF9X206.EXE
    CPFNT206.EXE
    CTRL.EXE
    CV.EXE
    CV.EXE
    CWNB181.EXE
    CWNTDWMO.EXE
    defalert.EXE
    defscangui.EXE
    DEFWATCH.EXE
    DEPUTY.EXE
    DOORS.EXE
    DPF.EXE
    DPFSETUP.EXE
    DRWATSON.EXE
    DRWEB32.EXE
    DVP95.EXE
    DVP95_0.EXE
    EFPEADM.EXE
    ENT.EXE
    ESCANH95.EXE
    ESCANHNT.EXE
    ESCANV95.EXE
    ETRUSTCIPE.EXE
    ETRUSTCIPE.EXE
    EVPN.EXE
    EXANTIVIRUS-CNET.EXE
    EXPERT.EXE
    F-AGNT95.EXE
    fameh32.EXE
    FAST.EXE
    fch32.EXE
    fih32.EXE
    FIREWALL.EXE
    FLOWPROTECTOR.EXE
    fnrb32.EXE
    F-PROT.EXE
    F-PROT95.EXE
    FP-WIN.EXE
    FP-WIN_TRIAL.EXE
    FRW.EXE
    fsaa.EXE
    FSAV.EXE
    fsav32.EXE
    FSAV530STBYB.EXE
    FSAV530WTBYB.EXE
    FSAV95.EXE
    fsgk32.EXE
    fsm32.EXE
    fsma32.EXE
    fsmb32.EXE
    F-STOPW.EXE
    f-stopw.EXE
    GBMENU.EXE
    gbmenu.EXE
    gbpoll.EXE
    GBPOLL.EXE
    GENERICS.EXE
    GUARD.EXE
    GUARDDOG.EXE
    HACKTRACERSETUP.EXE
    HTLOG.EXE
    HWPE.EXE
    IAMAPP.EXE
    iamapp.EXE
    IAMSERV.EXE
    iamserv.EXE
    IAMSTATS.EXE
    ICLOAD95.EXE
    ICLOADNT.EXE
    ICMON.EXE
    ICSUPP95.EXE
    ICSUPPNT.EXE
    IFACE.EXE
    IFW2000.EXE
    IOMON98.EXE
    IPARMOR.EXE
    IRIS.EXE
    ISRV95.EXE
    JAMMER.EXE
    JEDI.EXE
    KAVLITE40ENG.EXE
    KAVPERS40ENG.EXE
    KAVPF.EXE
    KERIO-PF-213-EN-WIN.EXE
    KERIO-WRL-421-EN-WIN.EXE
    KERIO-WRP-421-EN-WIN.EXE
    KILLPROCESSSETUP161.EXE
    LDNETMON.EXE
    LDPRO.EXE
    LDPROMENU.EXE
    LDSCAN.EXE
    LOCALNET.EXE
    LOCKDOWN.EXE
    LOCKDOWN2000.EXE
    lockdown2000.EXE
    LSETUP.EXE
    LUALL.EXE
    LUAU.EXE
    LUCOMSERVER.EXE
    LUINIT.EXE
    LUSPT.EXE
    MCAGENT.EXE
    MCMNHDLR.EXE
    Mcshield.EXE
    MCTOOL.EXE
    MCUPDATE.EXE
    MCVSRTE.EXE
    MCVSSHLD.EXE
    MFW2EN.EXE
    MFWENG3.02D30.EXE
    MGAVRTCL.EXE
    MGAVRTE.EXE
    MGHTML.EXE
    MGUI.EXE
    MINILOG.EXE
    MONITOR.EXE
    Monitor.EXE
    MOOLIVE.EXE
    MPFAGENT.EXE
    MPFSERVICE.EXE
    MPFTRAY.EXE
    MRFLUX.EXE
    MSCONFIG.EXE
    MSINFO32.EXE
    MSSMMC32.EXE
    MU0311AD.EXE
    MWATCH.EXE
    MWATCH.EXE
    NAV80TRY.EXE
    navapsvc.EXE
    NAVAPSVC.EXE
    NAVAPW32.EXE
    NAVDX.EXE
    NAVLU32.EXE
    NAVSTUB.EXE
    NAVW32.EXE
    Navw32.EXE
    NAVWNT.EXE
    NC2000.EXE
    NCINST4.EXE
    NDD32.EXE
    NEOMONITOR.EXE
    NeoWatchLog.EXE
    NETARMOR.EXE
    NETARMOR.EXE
    NETINFO.EXE
    NETMON.EXE
    NETSCANPRO.EXE
    NETSPYHUNTER-1.2.EXE
    NETSTAT.EXE
    NETUTILS.EXE
    NISSERV.EXE
    NISUM.EXE
    NMAIN.EXE
    NORMIST.EXE
    NORTON_INTERNET_SECU_3.0_407.EXE
    notstart.EXE
    NPF40_TW_98_NT_ME_2K.EXE
    NPFMESSENGER.EXE
    NPROTECT.EXE
    npscheck.EXE
    NPSSVC.EXE
    NSCHED32.EXE
    ntrtscan.EXE
    NTVDM.EXE
    NTXconfig.EXE
    Nui.EXE
    Nupgrade.EXE
    NVARCH16.EXE
    NVC95.EXE
    nvsvc32.EXE
    NWINST4.EXE
    NWService.EXE
    NWTOOL16.EXE
    OSTRONET.EXE
    OUTPOST.EXE
    OUTPOSTINSTALL.EXE
    OUTPOSTPROINSTALL.EXE
    PADMIN.EXE
    PANIXK.EXE
    pavproxy.EXE
    PAVPROXY.EXE
    PCC2002S902.EXE
    PCC2K_76_1436.EXE
    PCCIOMON.EXE
    pccntmon.EXE
    pccwin97.EXE
    PCCWIN98.EXE
    PCDSETUP.EXE
    PCFWALLICON.EXE
    PCFWALLICON.EXE
    PCIP10117_0.EXE
    pcscan.EXE
    PDSETUP.EXE
    PERISCOPE.EXE
    PERSFW.EXE
    PERSWF.EXE
    PF2.EXE
    PFWADMIN.EXE
    PINGSCAN.EXE
    PLATIN.EXE
    POP3TRAP.EXE
    POPROXY.EXE
    POPSCAN.EXE
    PORTDETECTIVE.EXE
    PORTMONITOR.EXE
    PPINUPDT.EXE
    PPTBC.EXE
    PPVSTOP.EXE
    PROCESSMONITOR.EXE
    PROCEXPLORERV1.0.EXE
    PROGRAMAUDITOR.EXE
    PROPORT.EXE
    PROTECTX.EXE
    PSPF.EXE
    PURGE.EXE
    PVIEW95.EXE
    QCONSOLE.EXE
    QSERVER.EXE
    rapapp.EXE
    RAV7.EXE
    RAV7WIN.EXE
    RAV8WIN32ENG.EXE
    REALMON.EXE
    REGEDIT.EXE
    REGEDT32.EXE
    RESCUE.EXE
    RESCUE32.EXE
    RRGUARD.EXE
    RSHELL.EXE
    RTVSCN95.EXE
    RULAUNCH.EXE
    SAFEWEB.EXE
    SBSERV.EXE
    sbserv.EXE
    SCAN32.EXE
    SCRSCAN.EXE
    SD.EXE
    SETUP_FLOWPROTECTOR_US.EXE
    SETUPVAMEEVAL.EXE
    SFC.EXE
    SGSSFW32.EXE
    SH.EXE
    SHELLSPYINSTALL.EXE
    SHN.EXE
    SMC.EXE
    SOFI.EXE
    SPF.EXE
    SPHINX.EXE
    Sphinx.EXE
    SPYXX.EXE
    SS3EDIT.EXE
    ST2.EXE
    SUPFTRL.EXE
    SUPPORTER5.EXE
    SWEEP95.EXE
    SweepNet
    SWEEPSRV.SYS
    SWNETSUP.EXE
    SYMPROXYSVC.EXE
    SymProxySvc.EXE
    SYMTRAY.EXE
    SYSEDIT.EXE
    TASKMON.EXE
    TAUMON.EXE
    TC.EXE
    TCA.EXE
    TCM.EXE
    TDS2-98.EXE
    TDS2-NT.EXE
    TDS-3.EXE
    TFAK.EXE
    TFAK5.EXE
    TGBOB.EXE
    TITANIN.EXE
    TITANINXP.EXE
    TRACERT.EXE
    TRJSCAN.EXE
    TRJSETUP.EXE
    TROJANTRAP3.EXE
    UNDOBOOT.EXE
    UPDATE.EXE
    VBCMSERV.EXE
    vbcmserv.EXE
    rtvscan.EXE
    VBCONS.EXE
    VbCons.EXE
    VBUST.EXE
    VBWIN9X.EXE
    VBWINNTW.EXE
    VCSETUP.EXE
    VET32.EXE
    VET32.EXE
    VET95.EXE
    Vet95.EXE
    VETTRAY.EXE
    VetTray.EXE
    VFSETUP.EXE
    VIR-HELP.EXE
    VIRUSMDPERSONALFIREWALL.EXE
    VNLAN300.EXE
    VNPC3000.EXE
    VPC32.EXE
    VPC42.EXE
    VPFW30S.EXE
    VPTRAY.EXE
    VSCENU6.02D30.EXE
    VSCHED.EXE
    VSECOMR.EXE
    vshwin32.EXE
    VSISETUP.EXE
    VSMAIN.EXE
    VSMON.EXE
    vsmon.EXE
    VSSTAT.EXE
    VSWIN9XE.EXE
    VSWINNTSE.EXE
    VSWINPERSE.EXE
    W32DSM89.EXE
    W9X.EXE
    WATCHDOG.EXE
    WEBSCANX.EXE
    WEBTRAP.EXE
    WGFE95.EXE
    WHOSWATCHINGME.EXE
    WIMMUN32.EXE
    WINRECON.EXE
    WNT.EXE
    WRADMIN.EXE
    WrAdmin.EXE
    WRCTRL.EXE
    WrCtrl.EXE
    WSBGATE.EXE
    WYVERNWORKSFIREWALL.EXE
    XPF202EN.EXE
    ZAPRO.EXE
    zapro.EXE
    ZAPSETUP3001.EXE
    ZATUTOR.EXE
    ZAUINST.EXE
    ZONALM2601.EXE
    ZONEALARM.EXE
    zonealarm.EXE
    AVGNT.EXE
    AVGUARD.EXE
    AVWUPSRV.EXE
    _avp*
    ackwin32*
    anti-trojan*
    aplica32*
    apvxdwin*
    autodown*
    avconsol*
    ave32*
    avgcc32*
    avgctrl*
    avgw*
    avkserv*
    avnt*
    avp*
    avsched32*
    avwin95*
    avwupd32*
    blackd*
    blackice*
    bootwarn*
    ccapp*
    ccshtdwn*
    cfiadmin*
    cfiaudit*
    cfind*
    cfinet*
    claw95*
    dv95*
    ecengine*
    efinet32*
    esafe*
    espwatch*
    f-agnt95*
    findviru*
    fprot*
    f-prot*
    fprot95*
    f-prot95*
    fp-win*
    frw*
    f-stopw*
    gibe*
    iamapp*
    iamserv*
    ibmasn*
    ibmavsp*
    icload95*
    icloadnt*
    icmon*
    icmoon*
    icssuppnt*
    icsupp*
    iface*
    iomon98*
    jedi*
    kpfw32*
    lockdown2000*
    lookout*
    luall*
    moolive*
    mpftray*
    msconfig*
    nai_vs_stat*
    navapw32*
    navlu32*
    navnt*
    navsched*
    navw*
    nisum*
    nmain*
    normist*
    nupdate*
    nupgrade*
    nvc95*
    outpost*
    padmin*
    pavcl*
    pavsched*
    pavw*
    pcciomon*
    pccmain*
    pccwin98*
    pcfwallicon*
    persfw*
    pop3trap*
    pview*
    rav*
    regedit*
    rescue*
    safeweb*
    serv95*
    sphinx*
    sweep*
    tca*
    tds2*
    vcleaner*
    vcontrol*
    vet32*
    vet95*
    vet98*
    vettray*
    vscan*
    vsecomr*
    vshwin32*
    vsstat*
    webtrap*
    wfindv32*
    zapro*
    zonealarm*
    McVSEscn*
    mcvsrte*
    mcvsftsn*
    mcvsshld*


Recommendations

Symantec Security Response encourages all users and administrators to adhere to the following basic security "best practices":

  • Use a firewall to block all incoming connections from the Internet to services that should not be publicly available. By default, you should deny all incoming connections and only allow services you explicitly want to offer to the outside world.
  • Enforce a password policy. Complex passwords make it difficult to crack password files on compromised computers. This helps to prevent or limit damage when a computer is compromised.
  • Ensure that programs and users of the computer use the lowest level of privileges necessary to complete a task. When prompted for a root or UAC password, ensure that the program asking for administration-level access is a legitimate application.
  • Disable AutoPlay to prevent the automatic launching of executable files on network and removable drives, and disconnect the drives when not required. If write access is not required, enable read-only mode if the option is available.
  • Turn off file sharing if not needed. If file sharing is required, use ACLs and password protection to limit access. Disable anonymous access to shared folders. Grant access only to user accounts with strong passwords to folders that must be shared.
  • Turn off and remove unnecessary services. By default, many operating systems install auxiliary services that are not critical. These services are avenues of attack. If they are removed, threats have less avenues of attack.
  • If a threat exploits one or more network services, disable, or block access to, those services until a patch is applied.
  • Always keep your patch levels up-to-date, especially on computers that host public services and are accessible through the firewall, such as HTTP, FTP, mail, and DNS services.
  • Configure your email server to block or remove email that contains file attachments that are commonly used to spread threats, such as .vbs, .bat, .exe, .pif and .scr files.
  • Isolate compromised computers quickly to prevent threats from spreading further. Perform a forensic analysis and restore the computers using trusted media.
  • Train employees not to open attachments unless they are expecting them. Also, do not execute software that is downloaded from the Internet unless it has been scanned for viruses. Simply visiting a compromised Web site can cause infection if certain browser vulnerabilities are not patched.
  • If Bluetooth is not required for mobile devices, it should be turned off. If you require its use, ensure that the device's visibility is set to "Hidden" so that it cannot be scanned by other Bluetooth devices. If device pairing must be used, ensure that all devices are set to "Unauthorized", requiring authorization for each connection request. Do not accept applications that are unsigned or sent from unknown sources.
  • For further information on the terms used in this document, please refer to the Security Response glossary.

Writeup By: Rodney Andres

Discovered: July 10, 2005
Updated: February 13, 2007 12:41:59 PM
Also Known As: Email-Worm.Win32.generic [Kasp
Type: Worm
Systems Affected: Windows


The following instructions pertain to all current and recent Symantec antivirus products, including the Symantec AntiVirus and Norton AntiVirus product lines.

  1. Disable System Restore (Windows Me/XP).
  2. Update the virus definitions.
  3. Run a full system scan and delete all the files detected.
  4. Delete any values added to the registry.
For specific details on each of these steps, read the following instructions.

1. To disable System Restore (Windows Me/XP)
If you are running Windows Me or Windows XP, we recommend that you temporarily turn off System Restore. Windows Me/XP uses this feature, which is enabled by default, to restore the files on your computer in case they become damaged. If a virus, worm, or Trojan infects a computer, System Restore may back up the virus, worm, or Trojan on the computer.

Windows prevents outside programs, including antivirus programs, from modifying System Restore. Therefore, antivirus programs or tools cannot remove threats in the System Restore folder. As a result, System Restore has the potential of restoring an infected file on your computer, even after you have cleaned the infected files from all the other locations.

Also, a virus scan may detect a threat in the System Restore folder even though you have removed the threat.

For instructions on how to turn off System Restore, read your Windows documentation, or one of the following articles:
Note:
When you are completely finished with the removal procedure and are satisfied that the threat has been removed, reenable System Restore by following the instructions in the aforementioned documents.

For additional information, and an alternative to disabling Windows Me System Restore, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article: Antivirus Tools Cannot Clean Infected Files in the _Restore Folder (Article ID: Q263455).

2. To update the virus definitions
Symantec Security Response fully tests all the virus definitions for quality assurance before they are posted to our servers. There are two ways to obtain the most recent virus definitions:
  • Running LiveUpdate, which is the easiest way to obtain virus definitions: These virus definitions are posted to the LiveUpdate servers once each week (usually on Wednesdays), unless there is a major virus outbreak. To determine whether definitions for this threat are available by LiveUpdate, refer to Virus Definitions (LiveUpdate).
  • Downloading the definitions using the Intelligent Updater: The Intelligent Updater virus definitions are posted daily. You should download the definitions from the Symantec Security Response Web site and manually install them. To determine whether definitions for this threat are available by the Intelligent Updater, refer to Virus Definitions (Intelligent Updater).

    The latest Intelligent Updater virus definitions can be obtained here: Intelligent Updater virus definitions. For detailed instructions read the document: How to update virus definition files using the Intelligent Updater.


3. To scan for and delete the infected files
  1. Start your Symantec antivirus program and make sure that it is configured to scan all the files.
  2. Run a full system scan.
  3. If any files are detected, click Delete.

Important: If you are unable to start your Symantec antivirus product or the product reports that it cannot delete a detected file, you may need to stop the risk from running in order to remove it. To do this, run the scan in Safe mode. For instructions, read the document, How to start the computer in Safe Mode . Once you have restarted in Safe mode, run the scan again.

After the files are deleted, restart the computer in Normal mode and proceed with the next section.

Warning messages may be displayed when the computer is restarted, since the threat may not be fully removed at this point. You can ignore these messages and click OK. These messages will not appear when the computer is restarted after the removal instructions have been fully completed. The messages displayed may be similar to the following:

Title: [FILE PATH]
Message body: Windows cannot find [FILE NAME]. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.


4. To delete the value from the registry
Important: Symantec strongly recommends that you back up the registry before making any changes to it. Incorrect changes to the registry can result in permanent data loss or corrupted files. Modify the specified subkeys only. For instructions refer to the document: How to make a backup of the Windows registry.
  1. Click Start > Run.
  2. Type regedit
  3. Click OK.

    Note: If the registry editor fails to open the threat may have modified the registry to prevent access to the registry editor. Security Response has developed a tool to resolve this problem. Download and run this tool, and then continue with the removal.

  4. Navigate to the subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

  5. In the right pane, delete the value:

    "SVCHOST" = "%System%\updater32.exe"

  6. Navigate to the subkey:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU

  7. In the right pane, restore the original value:

    "NoAutoUpdate" = "0"

  8. Navigate to the subkeys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\security center
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\security center

  9. In the right pane, restore the original values:

    "FirewallDisableNotify" = "0"
    "UpdatesDisableNotify" = "0"
    "AntiVirusDisableNotify" = "0"

  10. Navigate to the subkey:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

  11. In the right pane, restore the original values:

    "DisableTaskMgr" = "0"
    "DisableRegistryTools" = "0"

  12. Exit the Registry Editor.


Writeup By: Rodney Andres