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BITS Service not working after removing virus infection

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The virus had changed the ImagePath for the BITS service to
%fystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

Google brings up many people with the same problem, and many having trouble actually changing the setting back, even using RegEdit.
( path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BITS )

In my case, RegEdit would display an error about writing the correct path to the register.

The trick that finnally did it was right-clicking the BITS service folder in RegEdit, choosing Properties and changing the permissions to full control for the Administrator user.

Hope this helps someone out there!

ps: this is caused by a virus, removing the virus first would be recommended. You may want to search the registry for other occurences of "fystemRoot"
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