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How to Remove Huelar.exe (mscvhost.exe, winlogos.exe) virus

One of my regular blog reader ask for some advice on how can he remove huelar virus. He said that the only way he knows to remove that pesky virus is to reformat the PC. He ask if there is any possible and alternative way on removing this virus without the need to reformat the PC. Well my friend here is the solution to your problem.

First I will give you an idea about huelar virus. Huelar virus is actually a worm. Once your computer is infected it spreads very fast through your local area network and sends Autorun.inf in every computer connected to the network. It creates the huelar.exe, winlogos.exe and huelarkill.exe folders in your Windows system files directory. It creates a copy of your files and folders and converts them into executables. Once a folder or file is clicked, it will create another copy of the virus, making it very hard to remove. This virus also disables your registry editor and task manager and also your folder options.

What to do if your PC is infected with Huelar…

How to Fix Error 27 on Canon Pixma MP145

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1. Press the ON/OFF button and the STOP/RESET button at the same time.

2. Press the ON/OFF button and then press the STOP/RESET button twice to enter maintenance mode (you should see a 0 value on your MP145 LED indicator).

3. Press the STOP/RESET button 4 times to reset the waste ink counter.

4. Turn off your printer.

5. Turn on your printer.

6. If unsuccessful go back to first step and try again until you get your desired result.

How to check if your PSP can have CFW installed

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Taken from: atmaxplorer.com

I’ve been receiving tons of questions on how to check if their PSP can have custom firmware installed. Here’s a complete and concise guide to get you going. Make sure to read through the guide fully since it will answer all your psp motherboard related questions.

First of, you need to understand that there are three types of PSPs:

1) 1000 Series (Also known as PSP Phat/Fat)
2) 2000 Series (Also known as PSP Slim or Lite & Slim)
3) 3000 Series (Also known as PSP Brite)

So why install Custom Firmware on a PSP?

People install Custom Firmware so they can run Homebrew, programs developed by people that don’t have a contract with Sony. A PSP with Custom Firmware could also back up your games from the UMD to your computer; it also allows you to play those backups from your Memory Stick (MS). You could also do some serious customizations to your theme. Basically, you free your PSP from the hands of Sony.

Why can’t I install Custom Firmware on my PSP?

Your PSP p…

New Folder.exe Virus Removal

New Folder.exe virus is a more severe virus with some unusual effects. New Folder.exe virus disables the task manager, folder options, registry editors and creates .exe’s and folders throughout the file system. If you have the New Folder.exe infection, try this fix to remove it from your computer!

1. Download SDFix to your computer, run the .exe after its fully downloaded. It will extract the files to a %systemdrive%- usually C:/SDFix (Save it to your Desktop after)

2. After this has been completed, boot up into safe mode (Hit F8 during your computer start up and in the options, chose Safe Mode)

3. Rightclick on the SDFix.zip folder and choose Extract All. Open the extracted folder - C:\ SDFix and doubleclick on RunThis.bat to start the script.

4. Type in Y and it will run the script. It will automatically remove some registry keys that are/have been infected. Once that has been complete, it will ask you to press any key to reboot– it’s ok to reboot at this moment.

5. Your c…

How to Get Rid of Avira's Nag Screen

After each update Avira puts up a nag screen, asking you to upgrade to the Premium or paid version. If you don’t want to see this screen follow these steps to disable it. This applies to Vista Ultimate and the new Avira 9.0.0.386:

1) Start-> Run. Type secpol.msc to open the Local Security Policy window.
2) Click on Software Restriction Policy-> Additional Rules.
3) Right-click Additional Rules-> New path rule.
4) Click Browse and navigate to c:\Program files\Avira\Antivir Desktop and select avnotify.exe. Set the security level to Disallowed-> Apply-> OK. You won’t see the nag screen again during future updates.

If secpol.msc won't run on your machine, the easiest way to disable the Avira Nag Screen is to Open regedit and navigate to:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]

In the right pane double-click avgnt and add …

Download DirectX 11 for Windows 7 or Vista

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You might know Microsoft has evolved a long way in improving their new OS Windows 7 by coming up with new builds and loads of changes embedded with it.Microsoft has also brought new changes in field of Direct X era to implement latest graphic card features for a wide vareity of Hi-end games and Digitalised features.

After making DirectX 10 available for Windows Vista,now Microsoft has been working on getting DirectX 11 with Direct 3D 11 to existence.Earlier i had blogged that Win Xp users can make use of Warp 10 3d to make use of DirectX10 effects using a DirectX 9 based graphic card as Direct X 11 is not available for Xp Users.

Windows 7/Direct 3D 11 Technical preview is a part of DirectX SDK and mainly contains a preview of Direct2D, DirectWrite, DXGI 1.1.Most important is that its available in DirectX End-user Runtimes.Currently Windows 7/Direct3D 11 (DirectX 11) is supported only on Windows 7 and Windows Vista. I just finished downloading it and its a 514.2 MB file.

Download Direc…

Windows Automatically Logs Off – Login Log Off Loop

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If the system registry or boot files are corrupted, then a repair install of Windows is a good option. Repair install of Windows will replace corrupted files will the default files found in the Windows Installation Disk.

To do a repair install, boot with the Windows XP installation CD. When it says you want to setup Windows, press Enter. Then you have to agree to the License agreement by pressing F8. Then the process will search for existing installations of Windows. If it finds one, it’ll show you and ask whether you want to repair it or clean install a brand new Windows XP. Select to auto repair the existing Windows XP. It’ll go on with the repairing which is like installing new Windows. This will most likely solve the problem. If the problem persists, follow with the solution 2.

Solution 2: (Virus Attacks Likely)

The logon process is initiated by a file called userinit.exe which is located in System32 directory. If, by some means, it gets corrupted or it gets deleted, the user will no…

How to Enable/Disable UAC Using Msconfig Tool in Vista

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Here is a small but useful guide that shows you how to enable/disable UAC (User Account Control) in Vista by using msconfig tool. Generally, we use msconfig tool to change boot options, remove startup applications & services, and other boot related functions.

Many users don’t the fact that even msconfig tool can be used to enable/disable UAC easily. Though we can change UAC settings in the User Accounts, using msconfig is very simple and straight-forward. Just follow the procedure below to enable/disable UAC via msconfig.

1. In the Start menu search field, type in msconfig and hit enter to open System Configuration dialog box.

2. Click Continue for the UAC prompt (If you see any!).

3. Move to Tools tab.

4. Select the tool labeled Disable UAC (or Enable UAC) and click the Launch button.



5. Once you click the Launch button, a command prompt window will appear displaying the successful message. Exit the Command Prompt and reboot your machine to apply the change.

6. Done!

How to Enable or Disable RegEdit, Task Manager and CMD

Regedit, Task Manager and cmd; These are the most common thing computer virus will target at. Before they infect any other places, they will first disable your access to those 3 and it is always an indicator for users that something is wrong. That is also the moment when people start to panicking around if they have due assignments or projects with their computers. Usually, most people will just declare a full scan using their antivirus praying to God that He still gives the computer a chance to live. No? I think it is just me then.

Sometimes, after the scanning and cleaning, even though the virus itself has gone, it still may leave some traces of it: your Regedit, Task Manager, cmd and Folder Options (occasionally) are still disabled. Then what is your first approach for this?

Today, I have just found out another good vbs scripts. These scripts can enable and disable your Regedit, Task Manager and cmd easily just by double clicking.

Although its effectiveness has not been tested dur…

How To Remove or Uninstall Bonjour and mDNSResponder.exe

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Bonjour, also known as zero-configuration networking or Zeroconf. It enables automatic discovery of computers, devices, and services on IP networks. Bonjour uses industry standard IP protocols to allow devices to automatically discover each other without the need to enter IP addresses or configure DNS servers (naming servers).

Why Do I Have Bonjour or mDNSResponder.exe running?

If you’ve installed software like Apple’s iTunes, Adobe Premiere Pro, Skype or Gizmo then you probably already a Bonjour folder in your Program Files directory. The service starts automatically and runs a process named mDNSResponder.exe which cannot be ended by Windows Task Manager. If you wanted to remove, uninstall or stop Bonjour from being on your computer then it can seam impossible to find any uninstaller for it! There isn’t even an entry for it in Control Panel’s Add or Remove Programs.


What is Bonjour and mDNSResponder.exe?

How do I safely uninstall Bonjour and remove mDNSResponder.exe process?

Removing Bonj…

Fix file system errors with Check Disk utility (CHKDSK)

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Check Disk is a tool used to verify file system integrity and is also used to locate bad sectors of hard drives. It also helps in recovering corrupted data whenever a system failure occurs that involves data integrity (i.e power failure). Below are steps in Windows for operating Check Disk.

Open windows explorer and right click on the drive you want to perform Check Disk. Then select properties option to launch the properties window.



In the properties window click on Tools and under Error checking click on Check Now button.



In the Check Disk option box select both options and click Start to start the checking process.



In Some cases Check Disk cannot start because the disk you want to check is still being used by the system. So to be able to check your disk for errors click on Schedule disk check on the pop up window. Doing this Check Disk will run on dos mode after you restart your system. Do not press any key after you restart so that Check Disk will continue to run. Wait for the proces…

Autodesk's AutoCAD 2010 Review

San Rafael, California-based Autodesk recently announced the next version of its landmark AutoCAD application, this time called AutoCAD 2010. The Test Center spent some time looking at the Release Candidate beta, which launched Tuesday.
Installation isn't any different from most applications, with the typical defaults being fine for most users. The program can be installed on most versions of Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or 3 and Windows Vista with Service Pack 1. An application called AutoCAD VBA Enabler must also be installed afterward.

The first thing that jumps out at you when AutoCAD 2010 opens up is the large ribbon interface at the top of the screen. Introduced in the 2009 version, 2010's ribbon is chock-full of options that make it easy to find just about every tool or setting necessary. As reviewers were new to the AutoCAD world, the updated ribbon menus made experimenting with the program a little less daunting.

Since this was a downloaded beta release, there weren…

25 (Most Wanted) Tips For IPhone 3G

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We all know that the handy user experience of iPhone is one of the selling point. But not so many people do realize that there are several shortcuts, tips and tricks available on the iPhone which able to make life much easier.

We believe every single iPhone users would like to know all of the tips and tricks for every feature of iPhone. In fact, if you dig and explore a little deeper, you will know that you can actually do a lot more on your iPhone. With these lesser-known goodies, you can easily get the most out of your iPhone.

This week, we’ve collected some really amazing tips from Web and our own experiences to present you 25 most wanted tips for iPhone 3G. Full list after jump!

1) How To Disable IPhone 3G GPRS Or Edge Connection

Tap "Setting - General - Network - Cellular Data Network". In the “APN, Username and Password" field, simply type in some words so iPhone will not pass the correct values to service providers. Restart your iPhone if necessary.



2) How To Set Con…

Print Spooler Won't Start

Q: My printer/fax in Control Panel is blank I have tried the service and maintenance start, and it states it is not available. When I try to reinstall the printer driver I get "Processing cannot be continued because the Print Spooler service has been stopped. Restart the computer to start the Print Spooler service and then try again." I have done this to no avail. When I try to start the service manually, I get "Could not start print spooler service. Error 1075 Dependency service does not exist or marked for deletion." Where do I go from here?

A: These symptoms point to a problem that's common with certain Lexmark printers. First, let's check whether that's the case. Click Start, click Run, enter REGEDIT. In the Registry Editor navigate to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Spooler. You do this just as you would navigate to a particular folder in Windows Explorer. In the right-hand pane (where the files would be in Windows Expl…

How to Remove Wrong Programs from Recommended Programs List

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If you accidentally open a file with wrong program, you will notice the program used to open the file is added to the recommended program list. The reason is Windows remembers you have used the program to open it once. Once it is added, it will be there forever although it is not the correct program used to open this file. For instance, test.003 is supposed to be opened by using notepad, but if you accidentally open it with Adobe, so you will see Adobe being added to the recommended program list for all file with .003 extension. How to remove the wrong recommended program from the Open With window? Here you can remove it by doing some simple tricks.



To remove the wrong recommended program from Open With window, follow below steps:

1. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\[file extension]\OpenWithList. For example, if you want to delete the wrong recommended program for test.003, then you should look for file with .003 extension.



2. At t…

How to Stop MSN Messenger spam Message

Spam on MSN Messenger, also know as SPIM, is extremely rare and it’s a fairly simple process to ensure that you never receive messages from strangers.

To protect yourself from Spam:

1) Open the main Messenger window, go to Tools > Options.
2) Go to the Privacy tab and make sure “Alert me when other users add me to their contact lists” is ticked.

When someone tries to add you to their contact list, a dialog box will ask if you want to allow him or her to contact you. If this request is from a stranger or someone you don’t want to hear from, tick “Block this person from seeing when you are online and contacting you” and click OK.

To block unwanted messages:

1) Open the main Messenger window, go to Tools > Options.
2) Go to the Privacy tab, and make sure “Only people on my Allow List can see my status and send me messages” is ticked.

This will prevent people who are not on your contact list from sending you messages and stop block checkers seeing if you are really online.

How to make Windows Vista/Windows 7 bootable DVD

If you are a computer geek or involved in IT professional job, you usually make custom Windows installation disc to as per your organization requirement that includes unattended installation, slipstreaming updates, optimize Windows OS for best of your office use etc. Then here is simple and straight tutorial that helps you to make bootable DVD of Windows Vista/Windows 7 as Microsoft do.

Requires:

Windows Vista/Windows 7 installation source
Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) – for Windows Vista | Windows 7
Blank DVD and ISO/IMG burning software such as Nero, Raxio etc

How to:

1. First of all, you are to copy whole installation source in a single folder says C:\DVD_Data (your OS image can be either customized or untouched)

2. Now run WAIK Command Prompt as Administrator and execute the following command to make bootable ISO image.

cdimage.exe –l -t -m -u2 –b

Where

-l is used to set volume label of DVD

-t is used to set the time of volume and its contents (Optional)

-m is used to create bigge…

How To Fix Data Execution Prevention Error In Windows ?

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If you are a regular user of computer means, you might have faced this trouble “Data Execution Prevention Error” and “Windows Explorer” errors. Until you find the solution, it is too difficult to keep working on your system. This error, Data Execution Prevention or DEP happens to prevent the suspicious software at the hardware level and to make the system secured against virus attacks.



You can easily fix the trouble and you have to know which application causes this trouble. You can identify the error on running some particular software; the error will contain the name of particular software. Therefore, you have to take the particular software to Data Execution Prevention Exception list. This is the list, which cannot be affected by these types of errors.
Before adding the software to the list, you have to ensure that, that software does not contain any virus.



Follow the following steps to add the software to DEP list.
•Go to the properties of My Computer by right clicking on it.
•Then go …

Download New Windows 7 Direct3D 11 (DirectX 11) Release

Microsoft has refreshed its lineup of DirectX offerings at the start of this week, and the company is by no means shy of focusing the spotlight on the evolution of the graphics technology as Windows 7 is contouring. The software giant is offering fresh Technical Previews of Direct2D, DirectWrite, and DXGI 1.1, but also a new TP release of Windows 7/Direct3D 11. The components are available for download as an integral part of the March 2009 iteration of the DirectX Software Development Kit, which is accompanied by the DirectX End-User Runtimes (March 2009) and the DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer. Microsoft delivered the first taste of Windows 7 DirectX 11 through the SDK back in November 2008.

Obviously the releases are aimed at a professional audience. Developers will be able to leverage the latest release of the SDK, combining the DirectX Runtime and additional software designed to permit the building of DirectX compliant solutions. With the March 2009 DirectX update, Microsof…

Enable Administrator Account in Vista and XP

A step-by-step tutorial on how to enable the built in Administrator account. This works on XP and Vista. Do not use on any computer but your own.

Alright so you have a problem with your computer or you just can not change anything within your computer because of inadequate privileges. For months I searched for the solution and I finally found it while scrounging around. I will teach you exactly what I had done to make this work.

Alright so you want to create a Live CD and place TRK on that CD. The link for TRK (Trinity Rescue Kit) is Trinity Home.org. From their home page you want to go to the sidebar on the left and click "Download". You will be directed to a new page. Scroll down until you see the latest version of TRK and click on any of the links to download.

When you click the link a yellow bar will ask your permission to download. Click on it and click "download file..." Save to your desktop and then make sure you have a CD that can be made into a live CD…