ok I have a problem with windows updating, I get an error (code FFFFFFFF) im running windows vista.
i cosequently get bluescreened alot.
i have searched the internet thourouly and have found that the above code is generated from a virus, it all points to (MS10-015) which is (Alureon rootkit)
now this problem can of coarse be cured by formatting BUT im sure there is someone out there that can tell me differently? im really hoping its just a case of deleting some files and voilla.
please help (any information will be gratefully recieved)
Indeed blue screen may be cause by aluron rootkit.
I suggest to you the following:
To keep your system safe, you must follow the instructions hereunder to the letter:
1. Download Combofix to your desktop.
2.Close all open Windows including this one.
Close or disable all running Antivirus, Antispyware, and Firewall programs as they may interfere with the proper running of ComboFix.
3. Double click on the ComboFix icon.
Windows is issuing this prompt because ComboFix does not have a digital signature. This is perfectly normal and safe and you can click on the Run button to continue.
4. Accept the disclaimer and the recovery
5.You should now press the Yes button to continue. If at any time during the Recovery Console installation you receive a message stating that it failed to install, please allow ComboFix to continue with the scan of your computer.
ComboFix will disconnect your computer from the Internet, so do not be surprised or concerned if you receive any warnings stating that you are no longer on the Internet. When ComboFix has finished it will automatically restore your Internet connection.
While the program is scanning your computer, it will change your clock format, so do not be concerned when you see this happen. When ComboFix is finished it will restore your clock settings to their previous settings.
If you see your Windows desktop disappear, do not worry. This is normal and ComboFix will restore your desktop before it is finished. Eventually you will see a new screen that states the program is almost finished and telling you the programs log file, or report, will be located at C:\ComboFix.txt.
Once you are done, paste the log here and report to me on how your system is behaving.