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There may be some of you that have never thought about the power of User Accounts. User Accounts is a Graphic User Interface that has options to create new user accounts. Even though you are the only person using your computer, this is a good feature to setup. The reason you want to setup this feature is because it can be used to backdoor a virus that has taken control of your account. Here are the steps to setup User Accounts: Click the Windows Logo Click Control Panel Navigate and click on User Accounts Click on Turn User Account On and Off Click Continue Check Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer Press Ok Click Manage Another Account Click Continue Click Create a New Account In the box type Administrator for a user name. Select Administrator as the account type Click Create Account Click on the Administrator account Click Change the Password Create a password with one capital letter, one number, one special character and at least 7 characters long. Keep that password in a safe place.
Reasoning: Each person who logs on to a computer has a profile, this profile is associated to that persons account. A profile is generically in a path like c:/users/ACCOUNT NAME/documents and settings/my documents. If a virus takes over this profile you will not be able to use Internet Explorer or any program like a virus remover application. This is why you create another account. When you logon with your Administrator account you will be able to access Internet Explorer and the virus remover software. MalwareBytes has been proven to be an affective virus removal application, that is currently free as well.
Hi PC users, here is a simple tip on how to remove viruses from flash drives, you only need to find a PC with Windows ME installed as the operating system. Plug the flash drive in and set the folder options to view all files. Manually Delete all viruses files, usually .INFs and folder looking .EXE files. (just delete questionable files there which you don't need and have not created). I know its rather hard to find ME machines these days, but if you do find one. Take the advantage and remove those viruses on your flash drives. Just make sure the ME machine is virus free.
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Quite often antivirus scanner locate a virus, quarantine it than you
find that the next day it's back again. What happened is that windows
have included the viruses into the system restore point when it creates
one. The folder that contains the restore point information is the
"System volume information" folder this is a protected folder.
You may be able to see the folder at all. There are two methods of
ridding yourself of the virus if the scanner is incapable. Both require
you to be logged on as an administrator.
The first method is to remove all the restore points. Unless you are
100% sure you will never need to restore to a previous point then by all
means do it.
1. Right click on my computer then click on system restore tab.
Place a check mark alongside "Turnoff system restore on all drives"
click Ok and close the dialog boxes.
2. Run your antivirus scanner again to make sure the virus is
gone. You can choose to perform the task you can do only in the folder
where virus is detected. In this case “System Volume information”
3. Once your are happy return to System Restore tab and uncheck
the mark while you are there highlighted the drives, click Settings and
slide the slider to the left to around 2%. This will release a
significant amount of hard drive space. Windows default setting is to
reserve 12% and on a 150 gig drive that can total 18 gigabytes. 2% will
still give you enough room for an ample number of restore points. Click
OK and close the dialog boxes.
4. Next, Create a new restore point. With any name you want.
Right-click Start, and then click Explore.
Locate the folder, file, or program in the Folders directory, and then click the item to open it.
Click the icon representing the item.
Click File on the toolbar, and then Create Shortcut on the drop-down menu that appears.
Right-click on the shortcut icon that is created.
Choose Send To from the drop-down menu, and then click Desktop (create shortcut) on the submenu that appears.
You may be infected by the virus Autoit.exe. Have your computer scanned with another antivirus before installing AVG. AVG Free (updated that is) is effective if already installed before the virus attacked. You may download and try a trojan cleaner dedicated for this purpose here.