We had a few over here in Business that had the Hacker Defender Trojan
installed, that did that very thing. If it stopped at winmgmt.exe then this
might be Hacker Defender.
You can use SC.EXE from the Windows 2000 resource kit to delete the services
and get the machine working. Or you can get sc.exe from a windows XP
sc delete hackerdefender073
sc delete servu
Reboot and delete the hxd.exe and servu files.
What they did was rename servu to be winmgmt.exe, and the official
winmgmt.exe is hidden from view and protected. So while the service pack
tries to update this file, it can't because hackerdefender has protected it.
Anyhow it still would be best to format and reload it.
From: Todd Wilson [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, September 22, 2003 2:43 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Service Pack Problems
We have experienced a few cases of service pack application problems, where
the update runs to about 75% completion and then unloads with an extremely
uninformative "Access Denied" message box. In one case, I re-applied SP2 and
the application of SP4 was successful. In three other cases, SP3 and SP4
fail with the same symptom at all attempts. I have attempted to apply these
SPs in a variety of situations, as local and domain admin, with some to
nearly all non-essential tasks loaded... all to no avail. If anyone else has
experienced this scenario and was able to achieve success, I would be
delighted to know what you found...
HVAC Central Control
Physical Plant Division
Michigan State University