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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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How To use Unhide

Malware hiding all your files? Unhide them with unhide.exe. Many malware programs make it look like you lost all of your files but really they are just hidden.