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Funny UST Scandal Avi.Exe Remover

Funny UST Scandal Virus Removal Tool

Automatic remover = Download this: Funny UST Scandal Avi.exe Remover

Manual:

Software used to build the virus= AutoIt V3
drop Files- killer.exe(4084 kb) in c:\windows\
lsass.exe(3920kb) in c:\documents and settings\all users\start menu\programs\startup
smss.exe(4088kb) in all root drives and in c:\windows
autorun.inf(1kb) in all root drives with a script

[autorun]
open=smss.exe
shell\Open\Command=smss.exe
shell\open\Default=1
shell\Explore\Command=smss.exe
shell\Autoplay\command=smss.exe

Funny UST Sandal.avi.exe(228kb) in all root drives

Registry Entries-HKLM\Software\Microsoft\WindowNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon=shell(killer.exe)
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\windows\Currentversion\Run=runonce(c:\windows\smss.exe)


HOw to remove this lame virus????

-first download taskiller in http://www.rsdsoft.com/task_killer/index.php4 and install it to
your computer because you cant use taskmanager to terminate the virus(the virus automatically close taskmanager).

-run taskiller and left c…

How to: Slipstream Windows XP Service Pack & Making an Unattended WinXP Installer using NLite

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This is a must especially if you always install windows, or you do it for a living like me. This also applies to WIndows 2000 and Windows 2003


Advantages:

1. You can integrate service packs, hotfixes, updates, drivers and themes to your installation cd so you don't need to redownload and install them everytime you need to reinstall Windows
2. You can even integrate programs that you regularly install after fresh installation of XP like antivirus, instant messaging programs like YM, Adobe reader, etc. so that you don't need to install them later
3. You can also remove unwanted programs/components from within windows.
4. nLite provides customize installation, you can make a fully unattended Setup CD so you just insert the cd, start installation, and take some coffee.


What you need:
1. nLite. If the download link don't work, there are some mirrors here.
2. .Net framework (nLite relies on this to work)
Note: you don't need to reinstall it, if your machine already have it. If you…

IBM Thinkpad Error 0175: Bad CRC1, Stop POST task

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A friend sent a laptop here in my shop. It's an IBM Thinkpad T20. After updating the bios, the said laptop won't boot. It shows this error: 0175, Bad CRC1, stop POST task. All google search points to one direction: a bad EEPROM and the only “solution” according to them is motherboard replacement. I can’t believe it is the only solution out there. Maybe someone can help me?



Any suggestion, question or violent reaction? Feel free to leave a comment.

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Disable Automatic Updates Nag Screen "Do You Want to Restart Your Computer Now"

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This always pops in every ten minutes or so after a successful windows update.



Automatic Updates
Updating your computer is almost complete. You must restart your computer for the updates to take effect. Do you want to restart your computer now?
Restart Now, Restart Later

But if you are in a middle of something and restarting your pc is not an option, it can become really annoying.

Here's some tips to make to make it rest in peace.

WinXp Pro (Not for XpHome users)
1. Start>Run
2. In the run windows type "gpedit.msc" sans quote. Group Policy will appear
3. On the left pane, navigate through Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update.
4. On the right pane double-click on "Re-prompt for restart with scheduled installations"




5. A windows will appear. You can disable it totally, or you can set the minutes when it will prompt again.



6. Now click OK and close group policy


If you are an XPHome Use…

What's in a Computer Technician's Toolbox?

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Before you leave your shop/house and make a housecall, you should always check what's on your box. Here is a checklist of common tools you "might" need

1. Screwdriver - Even if it's a software problem that you will fix, you will never know when you will gonna use it. (Several times, i forgot to bring this, and i always blush when i asked the owner if he has one. What's a computer technician without a screwdriver?)
2. Paper Clip - Yes. You read it right. This small piece of metal saved me couple of times when i didn't bring my own cd/dvdrom. YOu will always encounter a CDROM/DVDROM drive that refuse to open.

3. PC speaker - You don't want to guess what's the problem of the CPU when you find out that it doesn't have pc speaker to help you know immeadiately the problematic part of the computer


4. CMOS Battery - Some motherboards especially those old ones need to have new battery to get rid of those annoying "CMOS CHECKSUM ERROR Press F1 blah blah bl…

DSL Modem Password List

I'm planning to put up password list of known DSL modem here in the Philippines, but as i browse pinoydsl.net i happen to stumble on this thread. The good people there already compiled a list. I will copy it here, then edit, add the corresponding ip address of each modem too, and their respective provider. Special thanks to dslmaster. He's the threadstarter.

If you want to add something to this list, feel free to post in the comment section.



Zyxel Series 600, Model 650R-31 ADSL modem/router
Default Username: admin
Default Password: 1234
rovider: Bayantel
ip address: 192.168.1.1

username: admin
password: datanet1

username: ZXDSL
password : ZXDSL


Speedtouch 530
username: adminpldt
password: adminpldt


speedstream 5100
username: admin
password: admin

username: admin
password: password

username: admin
password: 1234

username:adminpldt
password: adminpldt

username:adminpldt
password: 1234

Username: admin
Password: mktdsltf


Aztech 305eu modem
username: admin
password: epicrouter

username…

Identifying Beep Codes

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Beep codes produced by a computer is very important for a Computer Technician. YOu can save a lot of time troubleshooting by just listening to these beep codes. That's why it is very important to bring your own PC speaker when you are in the field. I always encounter PC's that doesn't have a PC speaker, or if there is one, it is connected the wrong way (+ to - and vice versa) so make sure to check it first before doing anything else.

Old-school PC speaker

Small but terrible. This is what i bring whenever i'm on the road.



THe most common beeps that you will encounter 95% of the time in repairing PC's are:

1 beep - computer ok
continous beeps / long beeps - memory error
continous short beeps - bios boot block/corrupted bios
1 long beep followed by 3 short beeps - video card error

They are the most common/standard beep codes that you will encounter daily as a Computer Tech. However if you happen to came across other beep codes that are not listed above, you can check out th…

Missing Drivers, Unknown Device, and Other Devices

Sounds familiar? Yes, as a computer user we are very familiar with these words.

A missing driver can cause a lot of headaches for us computer technicians. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do if you find yourself in this situation. First, you can easily search Google for the missing drivers, or you can visit the manufacturer’s website and search there.

But what if you can’t find an appropriate driver for your hardware because of being obsolete or the device manager can’t tell what is the offending hardware? You can easily make your own Windows XP CD and integrate driverpacks and latest updates from Microsoft. You can find that it will help you a lot in the future especially if you are on the road and your client doesn’t have an internet connection or on dial up (it will take a lot of your precious time if you use it for downloading large files.)

Sounds easy to make? You bet.

Here is what you need:

1. Windows XP installer, preferably with integrated SP2. (you can download SP2 here or her…

HP Pavilion dv4000 sent in for repair

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A laptop was brought in my computer repair shop today. It was an HP Pavilion dv4000. It has a widescreen LCD, 512 MB Memory, a 100Gb hard disk, DVD writer and an Altec Lansing speaker.


The owner said that it is newly formatted. But the problem is he cannot connect to the internet because the driver for his modem is missing. Upon inspection it turned out that it not just the modem driver but several other devices don’t have its drivers installed.

He requested that I format it again, install the appropriate drivers and software that he might need because he doesn’t have the back up cd or driver cd that came with it.

About the drivers, I can easily go the HP website and browse for the drivers, but I decided not to and instead make my own Windows Xp installer, slipstream the latest updates and add driver packs into it. (Click here for my blog article about making your own Windows Xp installer cd with complete drivers)

The result is a fully functional laptop, with the latest updates and drive…

Reset Codes for Canon Printers - Canon Waste Ink Tank Reset Procedures

Canon Waste Ink Tank Reset Procedures


Canon GENERIC "S" SERIES RESET CODE
Waste Ink Counter Reset.
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Press and hold the RESUME button, then press and hold the POWER button.
3. Release the RESUME button, Next press and release the RESUME button two(2) more times in succession. Note: you are still holding the POWER button). The printer's carriage will "reset" or move momentarily. If the above was properly performed the printer will enter the Service Mode".
4. Press the RESUME button 4 times, this will select the clear waste ink counter function. The lamp will alternate (change) color with each key press.

1. Service/Factory test printout, including ink sensor check.
2. EEPROM - Info printout.
3. EEPROM - Initialization.
4. Reset the Waste ink counter.
5. Printer model setting. (More selections beyond this point - However it is best leave them unaltered - You have been warned!)
After selecting the desired …

Parts inside your printer are at the end of their service life

A Service Error where you get a message telling you that "Parts inside your printer at the end of their service life, contact your dealer for replacement", or "Parts inside your printer require maintenance or replacement, call your service company", is normally a Maintenance Request Error. The maintenance request error is actually a Waste Ink Ink Pad Error and usually your remedy is:

1. Replace the Waste Ink Pad/Pads with a new one/ones (many people ignore this one, and they just follow #2)
2) Reset the Internal Waste Ink Pad Counter by using this utility



Affected Printers:

Epson Stylus Сolor 400
Epson Stylus Сolor 440
Epson Stylus Color 480 LPT
Epson Stylus Color 480SXU / 580
Epson Stylus Сolor 600
Epson Stylus Сolor 640
Epson Stylus Сolor 660
Epson Stylus Сolor 670
Epson Stylus Color 680 / 777

Epson Stylus Сolor 740
Epson Stylus Сolor 760
Epson Stylus Сolor 800 / 850
Epson Stylus Сolor 860
Epson Stylus Color 880
Epson Stylus Color 900 / EM-900C
Epson Stylus Color 980
Epson Stylus Сo…

Prevent Autorun Viruses from Infecting Your Pc - How to Disable Autorun in Flash Drives

If you are looking for the Funny UST Scandal avi.exe remover, visit this link: http://techpinoy.blogspot.com/2007/11/funny-ust-scandal-aviexe-remover.html


Prevent autorun.inf Viruses from Infecting Your Pc


Prevention is better than cure.

Here are some examples of autorun viruses which rely on the autorun function of Windows to infect PC’s and flash drives.

Funny UST Scandal.avi.exe (latest one in the Philippines)
Autorun.vbs
win32.autorun.k
copy.exe
imgkulot
taga lipa are
autorun.vbs
recycler
FS6519.dll.vbs
strawberry from baguio
W32/Perlovga (copy.exe | host.exe)
VBS_RESULOWS.A (Hacked by Godzilla, Hacked by Moozilla)
Bha.dll.vbs
w32automa worm (Autorun.vbs)
Trojan.Win32.VB.atg | Win32/Dzan | Worm_vb.bnr (tel.xls.exe | mmc.exe)
W32/RJump.worm (RavMonE)
Worm.Win32.Delf.bf | W32.Fujacks (spoclsv.exe)
W32.Fujacks.BH (Fucker.vbs)
WORM_AGENT.PGV (soundmix.exe)
W32/Hakaglan.worm (RVHost.exe)
Trojan.Win32.VB.ayo [AVP] (Macromedia_Setup.exe)
Trojan.VBS.DeltreeY.b#1 (Destrukto!!! | destrukto.…