The ‘Windows security’ Archives
Posted November 29, 2005 by

How to Remove the Sony Rootkit XCP Uninstaller

The Sony rootkit creates a security problem on your system. Sony’s rootkit uninstaller installs software that can make your system vulnerable to security exploits as well. Here is how to remove the uninstaller.

Category Windows spyware

Posted October 31, 2005 by

AIM Virus/Trojan: How to Remove lockx.exe Rootkit

The new AIM virus/Trojan installs the lockx.exe rootkit. The following tutorial describes how to uninstall it.

Category Windows spyware

Posted January 27, 2005 by

Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware: Critical Error 101

As the use of Microsoft’s new Beta antispyware increases, many users are reporting this error. Here are some hints for working around it.

Category Windows spyware

Posted January 27, 2005 by

Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware: Expires July 2005 Message

Non-English systems commonly report this error.

Category Windows spyware

Posted December 7, 2004 by

Bloodhound.Exploit.6 False Positive Found by Antivirus in Forums and Hijack Logs

Symantec antivirus will have a common false positive if a web page contains a particular type of text which is common in HijackThis logs. This tech-recipe explains and duplicates this positive positive.

Category Windows spyware

Posted November 26, 2004 by

Access Denied — How to Delete Protected or Spyware Files

When trying to delete spyware files, users will often get errors. Here is how to overcome the spyware’s protection over these files.

Category Windows spyware

Posted November 4, 2004 by

Web Page Cannot Be Displayed After Removing Spyware

Spyware and spyware removal often will break your Internet connection. This tutorial contains some tips for correcting this issue.

Category Windows spyware

Posted October 29, 2004 by

How to Use Hijack This to Clean Spyware From Your System

Hijack This is a powerful tool against spyware. The following Tech-Recipes tutorial contains some useful hints for using it.

Category Windows spyware

Posted October 13, 2004 by

Disable the Log Off and Turn Off Buttons in Windows

Some users, regardless of what you tell them, insist on logging off or shutting down public computers in common areas. If you would like to stop this from occurring, you can disable the Log Off and Turn Off Computer buttons on the Start menu.

Category Windows security

Posted October 8, 2004 by

Turn off System Restore When Cleaning Spyware that Keeps Coming Back

I have found that many spyware programs will hijack the Windows System Restore feature even if you have a good spyware removal program. (My favorite is SpySweeper.) This Tech-Recipes tutorial explains how to turn off System Restore which many spyware programs use to keep returning even if you have deleted them.

Category Windows spyware

Posted September 11, 2004 by

NT/2000/XP: Clearing Relaunching Spyware Processes

Many spyware programs now come in twos, so that if one is killed the other will restart it. They also set up blocks to prevent other programs such as Spybot or AdAware from launching. In order to remove the infection, you must kill both processes in rapid sucession. The following Tech-Recipes tutorial explains using the […]

Category Windows spyware

Posted September 11, 2004 by

Spyware and Malware Removal – Links and Hints

Do you have spyware on your system? Here are some suggestions for removal and hints for keeping it off in the future.

Category Windows spyware