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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.

iTunes 10 Install Error "a network error occurred while attempting to read from the file: C: WINDOWS\Installer\Quicktime.msi" and "The installation of Quicktime did not complete successfully. iTunes requires Quicktime."

I ran into this error on a computer recently, and found a sure fire way to fix it. If your iTunes installation says “a network error occurred” and then quotes c:\windows\installer\(file).msi then there is a very easy way to fix this. Download iTunesSetup.exe and place it on the desktop for ease of locating it. Download …

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How To Repair XP Automatic Update service when it has been deleted

After removing that XP Antivirus 2011 malware, I had two XP machines that did not have the Automatic Updates service even installed, and therefore it would not run. After some googling I found the Microsoft KB883614 that addresses both this problem, and that of the BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service) missing. I’ve copy/pasted it for …

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