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Windows Vista (TM) Build 6002 This copy of Windows is not genuine - however, MGADtool says it is genuine.

    Question

  • After a threat (SFX:Qhost-A [Drp])was detected on my HP TouchSmart Laptop by Avast, I ran the reboot scan.  There were several issues including:

    C:\HP\BIN\EndProcess.exe is infected by Win32 Kill App.W [PUP]

    C:\Windows\Temp\WER9FF8.tmp.hdmp is infected by Win32:Gabpath-H [Adw]

    I run Malwarebytes nightly.  I am running the most recent build.  As per the other postings for related issues, I ran Malwarebytes.  No threats were detected.  I then downloaded and ran the Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool (1.9.0027.0).  Here's a copy of the report showing that my copy is Genuine.   What do I do next?  Thanks in advance.

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->
    Validation Status: Genuine
    Validation Code: 0
    Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-VFWRT-JGH7R-R933G
    Windows Product Key Hash: gYrJFhcKVmHMbiVVuoEU7w/jsC0=
    Windows Product ID: 89587-OEM-7332132-00015
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6002.2.00010100.2.0.001
    ID: {CC277461-BC1D-475E-BD47-F2C269292556}(1)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: Registered, 1.9.42.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate
    Architecture: 0x00000009
    Build lab: 6002.vistasp2_gdr.110617-0336
    TTS Error: M:20110815202125015-
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

    Vista WgaER Data-->
    ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    Windows XP Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    File Exists: No
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    OGA Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 100 Genuine
    Microsoft Office Professional 2007 - 100 Genuine
    Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 - 100 Genuine
    Microsoft Office Visio Standard 2007 - 100 Genuine
    OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: 77F760FE-153-80070002_7E90FEE8-175-80070002_025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3_E2AD56EA-765-d003_E2AD56EA-766-0_E2AD56EA-134-80004005_B4D0AA8B-920-80070057

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt
    Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disabled
    Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed
    Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disabled
    Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Disabled
    Active scripting: Allowed
    Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed

    File Scan Data-->

    Other data-->
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    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
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    Installation ID: 011496232981280544668603296534992504839713374700894724
    Processor Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=43473
    Machine Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=43474
    Use License URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=43476
    Product Key Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=43475
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    N/A

    HWID Data-->
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    N/A

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes
    Windows marker version: 0x20000
    OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: yes
    BIOS Information:
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      APIC   HP      3045   
      FACP   HP      3045   
      SRAT   AMD     AMD CRB
      HPET   HP      3045   
      BOOT   HP      3045   
      MCFG   HP      3045   
      SLIC   HPQOEM  SLIC-MPC
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    Saturday, August 20, 2011 2:37 AM

Answers

  • "1LadyLiberty" wrote in message news:541b390a-a9e4-4f8e-8235-86c4959ffb89...

    After a threat (SFX:Qhost-A [Drp])was detected on my HP TouchSmart Laptop by Avast, I ran the reboot scan.  There were several issues including:

    C:\HP\BIN\EndProcess.exe is infected by Win32 Kill App.W [PUP]

    C:\Windows\Temp\WER9FF8.tmp.hdmp is infected by Win32:Gabpath-H [Adw]

    I run Malwarebytes nightly.  I am running the most recent build.  As per the other postings for related issues, I ran Malwarebytes.  No threats were detected.  I then downloaded and ran the Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool (1.9.0027.0).  Here's a copy of the report showing that my copy is Genuine.   What do I do next?  Thanks in advance.

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->
    Validation Status: Genuine
    Validation Code: 0
    Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-VFWRT-JGH7R-R933G
    Windows Product Key Hash: gYrJFhcKVmHMbiVVuoEU7w/jsC0=
    Windows Product ID: 89587-OEM-7332132-00015
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6002.2.00010100.2.0.001
    ID: {CC277461-BC1D-475E-BD47-F2C269292556}(1)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: Registered, 1.9.42.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate
    Architecture: 0x00000009
    Build lab: 6002.vistasp2_gdr.110617-0336
    TTS Error: M:20110815202125015-

    Licensing Data-->
    Software licensing service version: 6.0.6002.18005
    Name: Windows(TM) Vista, Ultimate edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Vista, OEM_SLP channel
    Activation ID: 5e802570-4657-4e84-bfbc-6a0e531b84af
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 89587-00146-321-300015-02-1033-6001.0000-3102009
    Installation ID: 011496232981280544668603296534992504839713374700894724
    Processor Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=43473
    Machine Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=43474
    Use License URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=43476
    Product Key Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=43475
    Partial Product Key: R933G
    License Status: Licensed

     

     

    Your problem is a Mod-Auth Tamper.
    There are 2 types of Mod-Auth tampers.
    1) A critical system file was modified On Disk - What this means is that the file, located on the hard drive, was modified in some way. This can be caused by a malicious program (spyware, malware, virus) or by manual file modification (by a user of the system). There is also a very small chance that an Update may fail in mid-update and cause this type of issue. As a safety mechanism, Updates are made so that if they fail, they roll back any updating that was done before the failure, but there is an off-chance that the roll back did not occur.
    2) A critical system file was modified In Memory - What this means is the file itself (on the hard drive) is un-modified, but the code, from that file, running in the system, was modified in some way and is caused by a running program that is incompatible with Vista.
    Because there is No Mismatched files listed under the "File Scan Data-->" line of your Diagnostic Report, we know that your issue is an In Memory Mod-Auth and therefore caused by an incompatible program. This means there is a program install and Running that is trying to access parts of the OS that Vista does not allow, which by definition, means it is incompatible with Vista.
    NOTE: We have seen an increase in this type of issue and we believe it is unlikely that software writers are still making programs that are incompatible with Vista. Instead, we believe that a majority of the issues are being caused by Malware that are doing the same things (on purpose) as incompatible programs do (by accident).
    In addition to why a Mod-Auth occurs, it's also important to understand how Vista detects a Mod-Auth event. There is a Service that runs in Vista that detects a Tamper to a Critical System file. But this Service runs randomly, so if you were to install an incompatible program and run it, Vista (most likely) would not immediately enter a Mod-Auth State and it could take some time for the Mod-Auth to be detected. The important point to note is that the moment Vista detects the Mod-Auth, you know that the program that is causing the Mod-Auth, is currently running.
    Below I have provided a number of steps to help you identify the program that is causing the tamper:

    First, go to
    http://support.microsoft..com/kb/931699/ and confirm that you do not have any of the programs known to cause this type of issue.

    Second, in your Diagnostic report above, you can see the line that starts with 'TTS Error:' followed by a bunch numbers: M:20110815202125015- This is the Tamper Time Stamp and it breaks down like this:
        (year)    (month)     (day)     (time in 24format) (millisecond)
    M:2011        08            15            2021                25015 -
    (Note that the following only applies if this is the FIRST time you've seen the error! - if it's a problem that's been around for a while you'll need to work out when you first saw it, and apply that date below)
    Now that you know the time of the tamper, you can now try to connect that time with a program.
    1) Login to Vista and select the option that launches an Internet Browser
    2) Type into the browser address bar: %windir%\system32\perfmon.msc and hit Enter
    3) When asked if you want to Open or Save this file, select Open
    4) In the left hand panel, click Reliability Monitor
    5) Click on the “System Stability Chart” above the date 8th July
    6) Below the chart, in the “System Stability Report” section look at the report titled "Software (Un)Installs for 8th July "
    7) Look for any program that shows "Application Install" in the 'Activity' column.
    8) Since the process that detects Tampers runs randomly, it can take up to 3 days for the process to detect the tamper and set Vista to a Tamper State. Because of this, please repeat steps 5) thru 7) for the dates 5th to 7th July (or around the date the issue first occurred)
    This could tell you what programs were installed on or around the Tamper date and should help you narrow down the possible programs that could be causing the issue. Unfortunately, if you installed the program at some time in the past, but didn’t run it till now, this process may not be helpful. The removal of any application you may have installed recently could go a long way to troubleshooting this issues.
    Note: Since everyone has different programs installed on their computer, it is extremely hard for support to figure out what program is causing the problem, but if you still need assistance in identifying the Incompatible Program, please create a no cost support request at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52029
    Also Note: it has been found that Malware, such as Viruses and Trojans, can also be incompatible with Vista and can cause an In Memory Mod-Auth. A number of users (that were experiencing your same issue) have confirmed that a Malware infection was the cause. If you follow the above steps and cannot find a program that is causing the Mod-Auth, you may want to investigate if a Virus, Worm or Trojan may be to blame. You can contact PC Safety, which is a Microsoft group, which provides free assistance with Malware infections. I encourage you to use the ‘Windows Live Safety Scan for Windows Vista’ (http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/whatsnew.htm) before contacting PC Safety.
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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Saturday, August 20, 2011 8:34 AM
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