Tuesday, December 9, 2008

How to remove popup.adv.net and mtn5.goole.ws

Normally I remove the trojans and malware very easily. But the problem I got it yesterday is whenever I visit a website which has google ads or any other ads a popup window opens linking to http://popup.adv.net/popup2.php and http://mtn5.goole.ws. So I finally downloaded the software Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and scanned my computer. It removed one entry in my registry and one exe . The below is the log file.

Registry Data Items Infected:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\System (Rootkit.DNSChanger.H) -> Data: kdapv.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:E:\WINDOWS\system32\kdapv.exe (Rootkit.DNSChanger.H) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Next day I opened my PC and still got the same problem and I shocked how come this malware comes from. As usual I googled and got the final solution from a website.

Here I am posting the method from this blog.

1. In the Windows menu go to Start>Run

2. Type cmd

3. This will fire up the command window

4. Type ipconfig /all

5. This will display the actual configuration of your LAN card.Pay particular attention to the DNS entry.

In my PC I got two entries:

One of this entries are not correctly formed while is the DNS address of the exploiter. A proper DNS entry given by your ISP should look something like - Type ipconfig /release

7. Then type ipconfig /renew

8. Then do an ipconfig /all again to check that your DNS settings have been corrected.


Thursday, April 3, 2008

win16 subsystem may be unstable

We bought Acer Veriton PC with Window XP Professional pre-intalled in it. I tried to install an application named ACCPAC verion 5.1 which i used for our account. When I double click the setup.exe file nothing happens. As usual I pressed CTL+ALT+DEL and tried to view the tasks. I noticed two exe running named setup.exe and wowexec.exe. When I tried to end task the Wowexec.exe I got the error message saying
"The request to end the selected 16 bit task has timed out. The Win 16 Subsystem may be unstable. Press OK to terminate the Win 16 Subsystem or Cancel to leave it running."
No choice I clicked OK and searched for a solution in Google, MSN and yahoo. None of them worked. So finally I tried trial and error basis and finally got worked.
The solution is:
In ACER there is an application called Lanscope Agent is the culprit which gave this big problem. When you open the task you can see LockKM.exe. End task that task and now you can intall the win16 application. The path for that application is C:\Acer\LANScope Agent\LockKM.exe.
I hope the above solution helps abit for you all.

Friday, March 21, 2008

0×800CCC7D Error Problem in Outlook, Outlook Express.

I’ve been using GMail with the same settings for ages now, and it’s never been a problem until yesterday and today - seems that I can’t connect to the SMTP server on ports 25 nor 465. So I googled and found a solution. I hope this solution will be helpful for those who are all searching for this error.

Please follow the steps below.

Clear SSL Cache for Outlook and Outlook Express

1. Close the e-mail program, Outlook or Outlook Express.
2. Open Internet Explorer. I think you all know how to open Internet Explorer.
3. From the menu bar on top, click Tools, and click Internet Options…
4. This will open the Internet Options settings box.
5. At the top of this box, click Content.
6. In the Content screen, click Clear SSL State.
7. You may now reopen the e-mail program.
I hope it will help you.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Paypal alternatives

I had a problem with paypal especially they dont have seller protection for digital products. So I looked for alternatives for my website to sell digital products. As usual I googled and found alot of websites providing services among them I prefer few to use.
1. Google checkout.
2. Money Brookers

3 . http://www.propay.com (like a merchant account without all the fees)

4. http://www.bidpay.com (closest competitor to PayPal)

5. http://www.bitpass.com (a little different)

6 . http://www.firepay.com

7. http://www.neteller.com (based in London)

8. http://www.checkfree.com (another popular alternative)

how do u get into a computer after you forgot your password?

How can I gain access to a Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 computer if I forgot the administrator's password? How can I reset the administrator's password if I forgot it?
Ok, so you say you forgot your Windows administrator's password, huh? Oh well, it doesn't really matter if you did or you just say you did. The fact is that you need to gain access to a computer and you cannot "remember" the administrator's password.
How can you get out of this situation without formatting and re-installing the operating system?
One method of gaining access to the system is by trying hard to remember the forgotten password, or a password of another user which has the same level of administrative rights. However I don't think this approach will help you, otherwise you wouldn't be sitting here reading article, would you?)
Another method is by trying to restore a backed up System State (in Windows 2000/XP/2003) or a ERD (in NT 4.0) in which you do remember the password. The problem with doing so is that you'll probably lose all of the recently add users and groups, and all the changed passwords for all of your users since the last backup was made.
A third method might be to install a parallel operating system on a different partition on the same computer, then use a simple trick to gain access to the old system.

Note: If you are looking for password cracking tools that can be used for miscellaneous objectives such as password-protected PDF documents, zipped archives, Office documents, BIOS protection and so on then this pages is NOT for you. See some links at the bottom of this page for hints on where to find such tools, but I can tell you right away that Google might be a better choice for you.
The fourth option is by using 3rd party tools that will enable you to reset the lost password and logon with a blank password.

Freeware Password Recovery Tools

Here are some of these tools:
Free Windows password-cracking tools are usually Linux boot disks that have NT file system (NTFS) drivers and software that will read the registry and rewrite the password hashes for any account including the Administrators. This process requires physical access to the console and an available floppy drive but it works like a charm! I've done it myself several times with no glitch or problem whatsoever.
Beware!!! Resetting a user's or administrator's password on some systems (like Windows XP) might cause data loss, especially EFS-encrypted files and saved passwords from within Internet Explorer. To protect yourself against EFS-encrypted files loss you should always export your Private and Public key, along with the keys for the Recovery Agent user.

Windows Password recovery
This site provides a tool to recover lost Windows XP passwords. It works for administrator and user accounts, it doesn't change the password just tells you the old one. It works with encrypted files (EFS) and password hashes. It even works if no passwords at all are known for the machine (as long as you have another computer with internet access to view this website with).
Author claims it also works with Windows NT and Windows Server 2003 and Windows Longhorn, but the BEST thing about it is the fact that it won't reset your passwords, but simply reveal them for you to remember and then use.
Give it a try. The author would like to receive feedback. There is a free service as well as a priority service that will retrieve your passwords within minutes. The fee for the priority service is very cheap, and is really just to cover server costs.
Note: You'll need a blank floppy to run the process.
Update: Author now offers the same tool as a CD image for those of you who do not have a floppy in their computer.Usage, instructions and additional information can be found at
Offline NT Password & Registry Editor (v060213 - February 2006)
Petter Nordahl-Hagen has written a Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista offline password editor:
This is a utility to (re)set the password of any user that has a valid (local) account on your Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista system, by modifying the encrypted password in the registry's SAM file.
You do not need to know the old password to set a new one.
It works offline, that is, you have to shutdown your computer and boot off a floppy disk or CD. The boot-disk includes stuff to access NTFS partitions and scripts to glue the whole thing together.
Works with syskey (no need to turn it off, but you can if you have lost the key)
Will detect and offer to unlock locked or disabled out user accounts!
Caution: If used on users that have EFS encrypted files, and the system is XP or later service packs on W2K, all encrypted files for that user will be UNREADABLE! and cannot be recovered unless you remember the old password again!
Download links:
cd070927.zip (~3MB) - Bootable CD image
bd070927.zip (~1.4M) - Bootdisk image
drivers1-070927.zip (~310K) - Disk drivers (mostly PATA/SATA)
drivers2-070927.zip (~1.2M) - Disk drivers (mostly SCSI)
To write these images to a floppy disk you'll need RawWrite2 which is included in the Bootdisk image download. To create the CD you just need to use your favorite CD burning program and burn the .ISO file to CD.
Support and Problems? Don't call me! Talk to the creator of this great tool. He also has a good FAQ set up covering most of the day-to-day questions. Read it right HERE
Author claims that this tool was successfully tested on NT 3.51, NT 4, Windows 2000 (except datacenter), Windows XP (all versions) and Window Server 2003. Notice that it is NOT compatible with Active Directory.
Need to change Windows NT/2000 Domain Admin password? This tool, however useful, will only reset the local administrator's password (e.g. the one found in the local computer's SAM). To reset a password of a domain administrator (or any other user for that matter) you must perform the routine that is described in the following page: Forgot the Administrator's Password? - Reset Domain Admin Password in Windows 2000 AD.
Note: The above trick will probably not work under Windows Server 2003 due to service account security changes. To work around these limitations please read the Forgot the Administrator's Password? - Reset Domain Admin Password in Windows Server 2003 AD page.
John the Ripper (v1.7.0.1)
John the Ripper is a fast password cracker, currently available for many flavors of Unix (11 are officially supported, not counting different architectures), DOS, Win32, BeOS, and OpenVMS. Its primary purpose is to detect weak Unix passwords. Besides several crypt(3) password hash types most commonly found on various Unix flavors, supported out of the box are Kerberos AFS and Windows NT/2000/XP LM hashes, plus several more with contributed patches.
Read more at http://www.openwall.com/john
Download links:
John the Ripper (1.32mb)
A Pro version also exists on the author's site, however that one costs money.
EBCD – Emergency Boot CD (v0.61 - October 2004)
EBCD is a bootable CD, intended for system recovery in the case of software or hardware faults. It is able to create backup copies of normally working system and restore system to saved state. It contains the best system software ever created, properly compiled and configured for the maximum efficient use.
EBCD will be very useful when you need to:
Copy/move files (with long names, not necessary in CP437 encoding) from/to the disk but OS which can handle them (windows, Linux...) cannot boot. In particular, you may create a backup copy of normally installed and configured Windows and later restore Windows from such backup copy. So, in the case of fault OS itself and all software and its settings can be restored in 5-10 minutes.
Perform emergency boot of Windows NT / 2000 / XP. When the loader of this OS on the hard disk is damaged or misconfigured, you are able to load OS using another, standalone loader from this CD.
Recover master boot record of HDD. This allows to boot OS after incorrect uninstallation of custom loader (LILO, for example), which made all OS on your PC not bootable.
Delete, move, copy to file (image) and re-create partition from file. Image transfer over network is also supported: so you may configure one PC and then make contents of hard disks of other PCs same as contents of the hard disk of the first one.
Change password of any user, including administrator of Windows NT/2000/XP OS. You do not need to know the old password.
Recover deleted file, even file re-deleted from Windows Recycle Bin, and, in contrast, wipe single file or a whole disk so that it will be impossible to recover it in any way.
Recover data from accidentally formatted disk. Sometimes it helps to recover data from the disk, damaged by a virus.
Recover data from a floppy disk, which is not readable by OS. Format 3.5" disk for 1.7 Mb size.
Also the disk includes full set of external DOS commands, console versions of the most popular archivers/compressors.
Moreover, emergency boot CD includes minimal Linux distribution (Rescue Linux distribution) which may be very useful to a professional user.
Read more at http://ebcd.pcministry.com
Download links:
EBCD Pro distribution (18mb)