Tip & How-To about Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

Modify Color Selection of Default Theme:

Open registry by going to Start then Run. Entering regedit, navigate to [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ThemeManager] and locate the key "ColorName".
Right Click on it and select modify its value from "NormalColor" to "Metallic"
Click Ok, and exit regedit and restart your computer.

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1)dell, optiplex GX520 2) SINCE ONE MONTH I TRIED THROUGH ANTI VIRUS I,E WINDOW DEFFENDER BUT NOT REMOVE


Manual Method:
Kill Process
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1. Press CTRL+SHIFT+ESC
2. Windows Task Manager should pop up
3. Go to "Processes" tab
4. Kill "WP345d.exe", "eb.exe", "fix.exe", "ppal.exe" by ending the process. (There may only be one of these listed)
5. A warning prompt will come up, Click Yes to End anyway.
6. To confirm the spyware is no longer running, the icon should dissapear when you hover your mouse over the system tray in the lower right. (The icon is a red brick wall)

Remove Registry Keys
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1. Press WIN+R (The WIN key is the key between CTRL and ALT that looks like a Windows logo)
2. In the run box, type "regedit"
3. Windows Registry Editor will pop-up. *Be cautious when editing the registry*
4. Navigate to the following folder on the left-hand pane, and delete the listed items below:

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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3F2BBC05-40DF-11D2-9455-00104BC936FF}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WP345d.DocHostUIHandler

HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes "URL" => "http://search-gala.com/?&uid=201&q={searchTerms}"

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer "PRS" = "http://127.0.0.1:27777/?inj=%ORIGINAL%"

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "UID" = "201"

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User Agent\Post Platform "89770891803"

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Windows PC Defender"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Windows PC Defender"
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Registry Locations may vary, If you can not locate a certain item, use Edit > Find and type in the name of the key in quotes, For example:
To find...
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Windows PC Defender"
Search for "Windows PC Defender" without quotes.

4. Delete the Folders

Navigate to the following folders through My Computer, and delete the listed items.

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\
Delete the folder "3ad5ffe"

c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\
Delete the folder "345d567" (This is a randomly generated set of numbers/letters)

c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\
Delete folder "WPCDSys"

%UserProfile%\Application Data\ (Copy-Paste into Explorer's Address bar)
Delete folder "Windows PC Defender"

5. Reboot the PC and then refer to Step 1 to finish clean-up with MalwareBytes if necessary.

Oct 27, 2010 | Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009

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In my pc my task manager is no working longer, so how can i fix it, and uses it again.


Verify that the "Local Group Policy" or "Domain Group Policy" doesn’t block you from using
Task Manager in the Local Group Policy

1. Go to "Start" -> "Run" -> Type "Gpedit.msc" and press on "Enter" button.

2. Navigate to "User Configuration" -> "Administrative Templates" -> "System" -> "Ctrl+Alt+Del Options"

3. In the right side of the screen verity that "Remove Task Manager"" option set to "Disable" or "Not Configured".

4. Close "Gpedit.msc" MMC.

5. Go to "Start" -> "Run" -> Type "gpupdate /force" and press on "Enter" button.



For the "Domain Group Policy" Verify correct registry settings::

1. Go to "Start" -> "Run" -> Write "regedit" and press on "Enter" button.

2. Navigate to the following registry keys and verity that following settings set to default:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"DisableTaskMgr"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\LocalUser\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"DisableTaskMgr"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system\]
"DisableTaskMgr"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"DisableCAD"=dword:00000000

3. Reboot the computer.

Jun 06, 2009 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

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disabled task manager


1. Verity that the "Local Group Policy" or "Domain Group Policy" doesn’t block you from using

"Task Manager".

1.1 "Local Group Policy"

a. Go to "Start" -> "Run" -> Write "Gpedit.msc" and press on "Enter" button.

b. Navigate to "User Configuration" -> "Administrative Templates" -> "System" -> "Ctrl+Alt+Del Options"

c. In the right side of the screen verity that "Remove Task Manager"" option set to "Disable" or "Not Configured".

d. Close "Gpedit.msc" MMC.

e. Go to "Start" -> "Run" -> Write "gpupdate /force" and press on "Enter" button.

Note: If you are using Windows 2000, please follow KB q227302 instead stage "e".

Using SECEDIT to Force a Group Policy Refresh Immediately
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q227302/


1.2 "Domain Group Policy"

a. Contact you local IT support team.


2. Verity correct registry settings::

a. Go to "Start" -> "Run" -> Write "regedit" and press on "Enter" button.


Warning: Modifying your registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system.
Always backup your files before doing this registry hack.

b. Navigate to the following registry keys and verity that following settings set to default:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"DisableTaskMgr"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\LocalUser\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"DisableTaskMgr"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system\]
"DisableTaskMgr"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"DisableCAD"=dword:00000000

c. Reboot the computer.

May 23, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

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how to disable start menu from desktop


tell me exactly what you want to use this for.
Is it for a internet cafe? I will then be able to give you the best solution.
Using group policy you can take out options within the start menu but cannot remove it totally.
If you want your computer to only start up internet explorer as soon as you turn the computer on, then you will need to play around with the system registry to do that, in order to disable explorer from lunching.
Go to Start/Run/Regedit and navigate to this key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Download readystate from microsoft and play around with that, a very cool tool.


Jun 26, 2008 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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xp error message


Try the following:
  1. Click Start > Run.
  2. Type regedit
  3. Click OK.

    Note: If the registry editor fails to open the threat may have modified the registry to prevent access to the registry editor. Security Response has developed a tool to resolve this problem. Download and run this tool, and then continue with the removal.
  4. Navigate to and delete the following entries:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"dc2k5" = "C:\WINDOWS\SVIQ.EXE"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"Fun" = "C:\WINDOWS\system\Fun.exe"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"dc" = "C:\WINDOWS\dc.exe"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\"run" = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\Win.exe"
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\"Shell" = "Explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\WinSit.exe"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\"load" = "C:\WINDOWS\inf\Other.exe"
  5. Exit the Registry Editor.

Nov 10, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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