ALERT! Vista with SP2 from Torrent may have hacked

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by satyre, May 17, 2009.

  1. satyre

    satyre MDL Novice

    May 16, 2009
    I downloaded the Vista with SP2 from the following link.

    I verified the Hash values of the ISO after downloading it and the Total bytes, SHA1 and CRC values are same as it posted on MSDN and Technet site. So, I installed this downlaoded Vista with sp2. However, upon reboot it gives an error, the Windows defender doesn't start but everything else looks normal.

    When I try to start the Defender manually through services, the error says, "Windows could not start the Windows Defender service on local computer. Error 0x80096010: The digital signature of the object did not verify"

    The error 0X80096010 is the genuine advantage checking error.

    It sounds fishy. This ISO was released by Russian site and wonder they have hacked it somehow and made the hash values same as the MSDN release.

    Anybody has installed from this download?
  2. drably

    drably MDL Member

    Feb 4, 2008
    nothing is wrong with those images.
    they are not hacked.
    so dont freak out.

    however, your computer probably has a virus,
    or your hard drive is developing bad sectors.

    try doing a REAL format, not the "quick" format the vista installer does.
    if you have low-level resident viruses, or rootkits, a quick format isn't going to necessarily get rid of that stuff - as there is a such thing as "intelligent" viruses, which can quickly rebuild themselves from fragments.

    the vista installer doesn't do much to remedy data destruction. its quite flawed, and rather useless. i always do a full format prior to any re-installation of vista/server08

    alternatively, if your hard drive is going bad, developing bad sectors will corrupt whatever data might be on them. as a result, if part of windows defender (as useless as it is) was located on one of those sectors - it will now not start due to corruption.

    i still suggest trying to do a full format through the system restore console, fdisk, or some boot utility cd, whatever. see if it throws any errors back at you.
    if no errors,
    then try installing it again.
  3. ochentay4

    ochentay4 MDL Novice

    Aug 19, 2007
    Its impossible to hack SHA-1 and CRC hashes at the same time. These ISOs are the real deal, they are not hacked or modified in any way. Something else is wrong with your rig, like a virus or a hardware malfunction. Please don't claim false statements.
  4. slicjunkie

    slicjunkie MDL Junior Member

    Sep 8, 2008

    your are absolutely right, i´m always acting exactly like you.


    can also be, that your burned install media has bad sektors and should be proofed with cd-check. another good idea would be to flash your bios again because of a possible bootsektor virus. you should also check your ram overnight with memtest86+ about errors. if formatting your hdd is maybe not enough you can also perform a total overnight cleaning with paragon disk wiper 8.5 pro in the peter gutmann mode, that wipes everything out for shure, that ever was on your hdd before.

    good luck from slicjunkie ;)
  5. satyre

    satyre MDL Novice

    May 16, 2009
    #5 satyre, May 17, 2009
    Last edited: May 17, 2009
    Have you installed the VistaSP2 32 bit version downlaoded from the given torrent link?

    Or anyone else reading this post?

    I deleted the partition and reformated before installing it. I don't know full format going to make the difference, though I did the normal default quick format. I have been running Vista SP1 up to this hour without any problem.

    The symptom of hardware malfunction doesn't add up here.
  6. LimitsX

    LimitsX MDL Member

    May 16, 2009
    Well Sir, Currently I am downloading this MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.VISTA.ULTIMATE.WITH.SP2.X64.RTM.RETAIL.ENGLISH.DVD from rapidshare

    I shall verify with SH1 MD5 and CRC. And Install the OEM Vista Ultimate and let you know how it goes. But I doubt it, this image came from MSDN. You should use NOD32 Eset instead. There are many false alarms given from Bit defender and it could be memory read error and etc.

    or maybe u should downloada it from the rapidshare and see?
  7. satyre

    satyre MDL Novice

    May 16, 2009
    I reinstalled the original Vista SP1 after a quick reformat again, and it is working without any problem. So, it shows that my PC has no problem.

    I will wait until the SP2 come out on Microsoft site and will slipstream it for safety.

    The Hash algorithm has mathematical weakness and it can be reverse engineered. Russians are the biggest hackers in the world.
  8. LimitsX

    LimitsX MDL Member

    May 16, 2009
    That is a big accusation though. Why didn't other users report such a thing? I am interested in knowing about this iso being real now lol.
  9. nithinmohantk

    nithinmohantk MDL Junior Member

    Mar 21, 2008
    im running sp2 downloaded from same BT site

    both Vista and Windows Svr 2008 are running fine with out single errors. stable than sp1 and Final.

    i think his system might have some virus or something. for that why are u blaming the BT site..
  10. petar

    petar MDL Expert

    Apr 5, 2008
    There aren't any viruses on the ISO's, I can ashure you.
    I've been monitoring (offline, online scans, also a network monitoring) the system for days and all is working well.

    What do you mean by "low-level resident viruses", couse this is the first time I've heard of such term.
    MBR viruses yes, but when you make a fresh install of Vista the MBR gets ovrwriten, no metter if you do a quick, full or low level format.
    Also the rootkits are again just a set of tools (working under windows environment) that replace the OS core and can efectivly hide them selfs.
    Rootkits as well all other viruses will be deleted when you do a fresh install (no metter how you format), except a BIOS viruses which I haven't seen for a long long time now.
    Couse this days bioses have there own protection and I don't think anyone is still programing bios viruses.
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  11. LimitsX

    LimitsX MDL Member

    May 16, 2009
    I am using the Windows Vista x64 SP2 RTM, currently! It is amazing!! It's speed and stability improvemtn is astonishing!! I am finally starting to love Vista now :D!!

    Now I can confirm that the user who started this, is probably stupid. I am running the very same version, with first attempt at integrating that OEM Hp key thing :). Benchmark and other various tests are better than SP1.

    special thanks to Urie for the amazing help !