hackerzx’s Tweaks & Fixes

Windows explorer has encountered a problem

When open video / image folder

Simply do the following steps:

1) (Start->Run, type in ‘cmd’ and enter)

2) To remove image preview

regsvr32 /u shimgvw.dll

3) To readd image preview

regsvr32 shimgvw.dll

4) To remove media preview

regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll

5) To readd media preview

regsvr32 shmedia.dll

VirusMwrdy.js (Virus Mawar) ahpaw.js (Virus Ahpaw) JS Autorun

Cannot open hard drive (C:,D:,) or (thumb drive) by double click / pop-up window “Open With” appear

1. Disable System Restore

(Right click My Computer –> Properties –> System Restore –> check at the Turn Off System Restore box –> OK

2. Restart your computer in Safe Mode

(Restart PC, Press F8 repeatedly and choose “Safe Mode”)

3. Unhide all Hidden Files and protected Operating System Files

– Go to My Computer

– Click Toools –> Folder Options… –> View

– Check the “Show hidden files and folders” radio button

– Check the “Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) button

– OK

4. Go to My Computer –> C: drive (or any additional/removable drive) and..

– Find autorun.ini and DELETE!

– Find VirusMwrdy.js (if any) and DELETE!

– Find ahpaw.js (if any) and DELETE!

5. Go to My Computer again, and right-click C: drive

– Click Properties –> Disk Cleanup –> More Options –> System Restore –> Cleanup.. –> click Yes when asked –> OK

6. Run Registry Editor

– Click Start — > Run –> type “regedit”

– Highlight at the My Computer icon and press Ctrl+F to start search

– type VirusMwrdy.js (for Virus Mawar) OR ahpaw.js (For AhPaw.js)

– delete all the key once detected

– repeat the search function again and again until you sure that the key is completelty removed.

7. Restart your computer and login to Windows as normal.

Add / Remove / Edit Internet Explorer Title Bar

– Click Start — > Run –> type “regedit”

– HKEY_CURRENT_USER — > Software –> Microsoft –> Internet Explorer –> Main

Windows Title and safely remove it the string value.

Removing “Hacked by Pokemon / Hacked by Godzilla – MS32DLL.dll.vbs” (VBS.Zodgila)

-Go to Tools>Folder Option

-Uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and Use simple file sharing(Recommended)

-Click Apply and Close the window.

How to Delete/Remove *vbs File ?

1) CTRL + ALT + DEL and find wscript.exe if exist to make sure its running or not. If exist, click End Process.

2)You may delete 2 files that i mention above manually in every partition.

3) or, Start -> Search. Search for *vbs files . Delete the file.

How To Clean The Registry ?

– Start —> Run –> type “regedit”

– HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE –> Software –> Microsoft –> Windows –> CurrentVersion –> Run –> MS32DLL

– Delete MS32DLL

-And refer to

Add / Remove / Edit Internet Explorer Title Bar to remove the “Hacked by Pokemon” or “Hacked by Godzilla”

-Then restart your PC

Start Menu ‘ All Programs ‘ is empty

– Start –> Run –> type ” regsvr32 /i shell32.dll ”

Problem Opening Disk Drives

Click to open the folder, the search window opens

– Start –> Run –> type ” regedit ”

– HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT –> Drive –> shell

– Change Value data: to none .

– test by double clicking on C: drive

Re – enable Windows Task Manager

Task Manager Has Been Disabled By Your Administrator.

– Start –> Run –> type ” gpedit.msc ”

– User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Ctrl+Alt+Delete Options -> Remove Task Manager.

– You can then disable, enable, or set the policy to Not Configured. Remember: Since the policy in question is called Remove Task Manager, by disabling the policy, you are actually enabling the Task Manager. Disabling or setting this policy to Not Configured should alleviate Main’s problem.

Volume Icon missing in XP

-Open the Control panel

-Open the “Sounds and Audio Devices” icon.

-Verify the “Place volume icon in the taskbar” checkbox is checked. If this option is not available or is grayed out, skip to the next section of this document.

-If you were able to check this box, click ok and close out of this window and the Control Panel.

The command prompt has been disabled by your administrator

-Start -> Run

– type “REG add HKCUSoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftWindowsSystem /v DisableCMD /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f”

Virus Virtumonde

-Try run this software

VundoFix

System Error pop-up

Your computer was infected by an unknown Trojan. It’s dangerous for your system (critical files can be lost)! Click ok to download the antispyware program to clean your system. (Recommended)

ComboFix

Missing Comdlg32.ocx error

1. Download comdlg32.zip

2. Extract comdlg32.ocx to WindowsSystem32 folder.

3. Start –> Run type “regsvr32 %Systemroot%System32comdlg32.ocx”

SmitFraudFix v2.328 (WinXP, Win2K)

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How to enable regedit?

Start -> Run -> gpedit.msc -> User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Prevent access to registry editing tools -> Right Click Properties -> Disabled

Folder Options missing in Windows XP

-Start –> Run –> regedit. The registry editor will open. Go to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows

CurrentVersionpoliciesExplorer

-In NoFolderOptions change it’s value to 0.

-1 means hide options and 0 means show options.

Run command missing from start menu in XP

-Open a command prompt (CMD) from accessories menu -> type “gpedit.msc”

– Click user configuration -> admin templates -> click “Start Menu and Taskbar -> in the right pane look for “remove run menu from start menu from start menu”  ->  set to “disable”.

-Reboot

-If still happened -> Open back CMD -> type “regedit.exe”

-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

-Right Click NoRun and change the value to 0.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

-Right Click NoRun and change the value to 0.

-Reboot

Remove Restrictions Tool

Enable Folder Options, Enable Registry Tools, Enable Ctrl+Alt+Del , Enable Show hidden files & folders,  Enable Run Command
RRT v4.8.0.3 – With Removable Media Malware DefenderFiles *.doc become *.exe
The virus copying your filesname.doc become filesname.exe .All your *.doc will become hidden and os files.

-Update your antivirus and scan the virus.

-Start -> Run -> type “cmd” ( make sure you know where your files location )

-Example your thumbdrive is in E: ( type E: )

-type ( attrib your filesname.doc -S -H )

-This command will recover back to *.doc

Remove disables show hidden files

-Start ->  Run ->  regedit ..click Enter.

-Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows ->  Current Version -> Explorer -> Advanced -> Folder -> Hidden -> SHOWALL

-Delete the value CheckedValue.

(Its type should be REG_SZ and data should be 2 or 0.)

-Create a new DWORD value called CheckedValue (the type is REG_DWORD).

-Modify the value data to 1 (0×00000001).

Fix “Invalid Update Control CTF File” Error in AVG 8.0

Enable show hidden files first !

XP

-Go to C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication Dataavg8updatedownload

-remove avginfoavi.ctf and avginfowin.ctf

-Update as usual.

VISTA

-Go to C:ProgramDataavg8updatedownload

-remove avginfoavi.ctf and avginfowin.ctf

-Update as usual

Disable and Remove Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications Nag Screen

Official Method by Microsoft – more information here.

-Lauch Windows Task Manager.

-End wgatray.exe process in Task Manager.

-Restart Windows XP in Safe Mode.

-Delete WgaTray.exe from c:\Windows\System32.

-Delete WgaTray.exe from c:\Windows\System32\dllcache.

-Lauch RegEdit.

-Browse to the following location:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\

Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify

-Delete the folder ‘WgaLogon’ and all its contents

-Reboot Windows XP.

Note: With this method, you may be prompted to install WGA Notifications again which can still be unselected.

Excel opens one or more files

Excel unexpectedly opens one or more files at startup

Method 1

-on Excel

-Tools -> Options -> General Tab

-DELETE the contents of the At Startup, open all files in box. Ok.

-Restart Excel.

Method 2

-Open Regedit.exe ( Run..type regedit )

-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Excel

(8.0 for Excel 97, 9.0 for Excel 2000, 10.0 for Excel 2002, 11.0 for Excel 2003)

-Backup this registry by File – > Export -> Verify the registry key listed in Selected branch box.

-Double click at AltStartup, delete the contents of the value data box.

-Ok. Quit Registry Editor. Start Excel

Method 3

-Same like method 2 but click delete the registry key.

Disable Chkdsk on startup

-run cmd (Start -> run -> type cmd)

-type chkdsk /x [drive:]

-eg; chkdsk /x c:

Excel Right Click Problem ( using Essbase/Excel add-ins )

-Go to the Essbase menu -> Options….

-Global Tab

-Uncheck the (enable secondary button) under the (mouse actions) section

Address Bar Missing From Taskbar

-Right click at TaskBar -> Toolbars -> New Toolbar

-Choose any folder -> Ok

-Drag the taskbar folder to desktop

-Right click at title of the folder -> Toolbars -> Tick at Address

-Drag the Address column back to Taskbar.

Not enough free disk space ?

-Check your drive file system (View Details)

-If FAT32 means you need to change to NTFS because FAT only support 4gb data transfer for 1file.

-Just go to the Command Prompt and execute the command:

-C:\> CONVERT C: /fs:ntfs

-Where C: is a name of the drive you want to convert.

-After restart conversion process will start and you will have your FAT32 converted to NTFS without losing of your data.

Change Windows Dual Boot Menu Startup Time ( Speed Up )

Right click my computer -> Properties

– Advanced Tab -> Startup and Recovery -> Settings

– Change how many seconds you want for “Time to display list of operating systems”

Microsoft Excel : Tools Missing From Standard Toolbar

-Right-click on the toolbar -> Customize -> Toolbars tab.

-Select “Worksheet Menu Bar” and click “Reset”.

or

-re-build by click Customize -> Commands tab -> select “Built-in Menus” at left side column, and at right side column scroll down to Tools and drag that up to the menu bar.

mIRC 7.19 crash after run SSL port

-Download these two DLLs. libeay32.dll and ssleay32.dll.  from

(http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?libeay32) and (http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?ssleay32)

-These two files needs to be extracted to your mIRC install directory.

-ReInstall again the OpenSSL library

-Try connecting again to your irc server using ssl port.

Media Player Classic ( RM / RMVB Play But Crash or No Sound )

-Download the Windows version of binary codec pack (filename = windows-essential-20071007.zip ) for MPlayer from (http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/dload.html#binary_codec) or more easy just click here

-Extract only these 5 files (cook.dll, pncrt.dll, sipr3260.dll, drv33260.dll, drv43260.dll)

-Put all files in the 1) C:\Windows\System32\ on a 32-bit version of Windows or 2) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ on a 64-bit version of Windows.

Microsoft Excel Formula Not Working

-Go to Tools -> Options

-Calculation Tab

-Tick at Automatic

Files or folders on flash drive changed to shortcuts

-Update your antivirus software to the latest definition

-Scan your drive/thumbdrive

-For retrieve back the files go to command prompt (Start-> Run ..type “cmd”)

-type -> attrib -h -r -s /s /d e:\*.*   ( Replace e: with your external hdd or thumb drive letter)

-Check again the drive/thumbdrive and you will see the files is there

Files or folders on flash drive changed to hidden files

-Update your antivirus software to the latest definition

-Scan your drive/thumbdrive

-For retrieve back the files go to command prompt (Start-> Run ..type “cmd”)

-type -> attrib -h -r -s /s /d e:\*.*     ( Replace e: with your external hdd or thumb drive letter)

-Check again the drive/thumbdrive and you will see the files is there

Windows Shutdown Time

When Shutdown it takes time

Reduce the waiting time for user processes & applications to be killed.

-Start -> Run. Type “regedit”

-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

-WaitToKillAppTimeout

-Double click and change the value. (5000=5 seconds) default 20000

-HungAppTimeout

-Double click and change the value. (1000=1 seconds) default 5000

Automatically kill user processes on shutdown

-AutoEndTasks change to value 1. default 0

Can Print in Microsoft Word but Cannot Print in Microsoft Excel

Printer not found when try to print from Microsoft Excel

-Check the default printer

-Make sure the default printer is set to other printer except “Microsoft Office Document Image Writer”

Remove / Uninstall Live Security Platinum

-Start your computer in Safe Mode with Networking. ( Press F8 to go to Safe Mode )

-Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free

-Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware to the latest definition.

-Scanning the drive affected.

Remove Page Number / Slide Number from PowerPoint 2007 / 2012 Handouts ( Printing )

When print in Handouts mode the Page Number still come out

-View

-Handout Master

-Remove the checkmark ( page number , etc. )

SoundMAX: Your audio hardware configuration has changed. You must re-install SoundMAX

-Uninstall SoundMAX from Control Panel -> Add or Remove Programs

-run MSCONFIG -> Startup -> untick smax4pnp

-Delete C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\SMax4PNP.exe (but you must end task first the process because of the program is running)

Disable ” trusted certificate authority ” warnings in Internet Explorer

-click Continue to this website (not recommended).
-In the address bar, click Certificate Error > View certificates.
-Click the Certification Path tab ->  root node.
-Install Certificate. -> Next.
-In Internet Explorer, click Tools > Internet Options.
-Security tab,  click Trusted Sites -> Sites.
-Add  the address of the web in the Add this website to the zone field and click Add.
-click OK and restart IE.

Microsoft Office Excel files open with only a blank , grey screen

-open new Excel sheet
-click  Tools -> Options -> General tab and
-UNcheck the box “Ignore other applications”. OK
-Now you can test open the Excel files.

Adobe Toolbar Missing in Internet Explorer

-Open Adobe Reader.
-Edit -> Preferences
-Left side -> Internet
-UnTick “Display in Read Mode by Default” box

Uninstall Internet Explorer 7

Step 1:
-Start ->  Control Panel – Add/Remove Programs – Scroll down & click Windows Internet Explorer 7 – click Remove.

Step 2:
-Start -> Run -> type %windir%\ie7\spuninst\spuninst.exe, and then click OK.
Follow the wizard instructions to uninstall IE7.

Open Microsoft Office 2010 File from Network Folder Share – The File is Corrupt and Cannot Be Opened

Open Excel 2010.
-File -> Options.
-Trust Center -> Trust center settings button.
-Protected view.
-Untick all the options under Protected View -> OK.
-Restart M.Office 2010

Internet Explorer – No Download Prompt Appear

-Open Internet Explorer -> Tools-> Internet Options -> Security tab.
-Click button Custom level – Downloads – Select Enable for both 3 option -> OK -> OK
-Click YES if any popup prompt.
-Restart IE and try again. Try again for 2 times

Posted June 21, 2008 by hackerzx

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