Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Get rid of a fake antivirus

Have you ever heard a fake antivirus? A fake antivirus is a program that has a look just like a real antivirus. An Example of a fake antivirus is a program named Windows Basic Antivirus. This program shows you a fake warning. The warning said that your computer was infected by viruses but actually was not. Windows Basic Antivirus is a kind of virus named Gen.variant.Zusy.905. These are the steps to get rid of it:
1. Enter Windows in save mode
2. Disable "System Restore" if  you have Windows XP/Vista/7 as an operating system
3. Clean your computer with a real antivirus
4. Repair Windows registry by making a file with notepad.
    Open your notepad then type the script below, if you've finished typing, save it as REPAIR.INF.




    HKLM, Software\CLASSES\batfile\Shell\open\command,,,"""%1""%*"
    HKLM, Software\CLASSES\comfile\Shell\open\command,,,"""%1""%*"
    HKLM, Software\CLASSES\exefile\Shell\open\command,,,"""%1""%*"
    HKLM, Software\CLASSES\piffile\Shell\open\command,,,"""%1""%*"
    HKLM, Software\CLASSES\regfile\Shell\open\command,,, "regedit.exe"%1""
    HKLM, Software\CLASSES\scrfile\Shell\open\command,,,"""%1""%*"

    HKCU, Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, Inspector

5. Go to Folder Options. Choose option  "Show hidden files and folders", uncheck option "Hide extension for known file types", also uncheck option "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)".

6. Delete these files made by viruses:
    a.  Protector-pma.exe (located in C:\Documents and Settings\%user%\Application Data\)
    b.  result.db (located in C:\Documents and Settings\%user%\Application Data\)
    c.  Windows Basic AntiVirus.Ink (located in C:\Documents and Settings\%user%\Desktop\)

7. Re scan with an updated real antivirus program.


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Problem Steps Recorder in Windows 7

There is a such a secret feature in Windows 7. It is called PSR (Problem Steps Recorder). This feature helps you to give a program tutorial to your friends in a simple way. We don't need to use a PrintScreen to adding pictures in our tutorial presentation. These are the steps:

        Start --> Run --> type: PSR then press Enter
and then the program will be launched as you see in a picture below

Just simply click on "Start Record" button to start saving your steps and click on "Stop Record" to stop saving.

I've just revealed a great tool in Windows 7, now you can try further by yourself.