No Title bar and Menu Bar in Windows Task Manager

on Monday, September 27, 2010

The Windows Task Manager has five sub tabs namely, Applications, Processes, Performance, Networing and Users.

Sometimes, when the Task Manager is activated, (by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del key combinations or by typing "taskmgr.exe" (without quotes) in the Run dialog box)  the Menu bar and the Title bar is found missing.  

How to remove SICHOST.exe

on Sunday, September 26, 2010

SICHOST.exe is a virus and it is installed and used by TrojanPSW.OnLineGames.  The virus can easily be mistaken for the genuine Windows file named SVCHOST.exe.

What it does?

SICHOST.exe tries to connect to several remote hosts and download files from the internet.  As most of the other viruses do, it disables the Registry Editor (regedit), Task Manager and the Microsoft System Configuration Utility (msconfig).  It has been noted on infected PCs on startup, the Internet Explorer opens up automatically linking to the blog


How to cleanup unused startup entries in MSCONFIG

on Saturday, September 18, 2010

MSConfig (Microsoft System Configuration Utility) is a tool used to troubleshoot the Windows startup process.  Windows will not load files which are unchecked in the Startup tab of MSConfig while booting the computer.  After having all these features, the utility lacks option to delete unused startup entries.  The files you have selected or unchecked will always show up along other entries.  To remove these unnecessary entries you will have to edit the Registry.  

Always back up registry before you edit it.  Registry editing should be done with due care.

Search pictures of people for free

on Sunday, September 12, 2010

Facesaerch is a free web service which helps you search faces of people.  This website has a very simple layout and all you need to do is to enter the person's name in the search box and click on search. 

Password Recovery Tool for Windows

on Saturday, September 11, 2010

Cain & Abel is a great password recovery tool for Windows OS.  It can recover various kinds of passwords by using Dictionary, Brute force and Cryptanalysis attacks.  It can also sniff the network, record VoIP conversations, analyse routing protocols to find out passwords.

The tool is also capable of sniffing switched LANs  and can even analyse encrypted protocols like HTTPS and SSH-1.

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