June 2011 archive

My technique for removing malware on PC’s that won’t boot

I’ve seen a few Windows machines that would not boot because of a rootkit and virus. Here is my quick way of knocking them out before I even get the system booted. 1) Boot up with Trinity Rescue Kit (Linux rescue disk) and select the menu option to mount all drives.2) Go to a command …

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"a program on your computer has corrupted your default search provider setting for internet explorer"

I ran into this error after upgrading someones PC from IE7 to IE8. It took me a while to find the right fix so I thought I’d share it. XPNavigate in windows explorer to c:\Right click on “Documents and Settings” and go to PropertiesIf “Read-Only” is checked or even grayed in under “Attributes” then uncheck …

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