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All My icons Are Missing From My Desktop when I Log into Windows

Does it look like someone deleted all your desktop icons. It may look like your desktop did when you firs installed Windows.You may be wondering why this is happening. This happens a lot in Domain environments and on regular computers too.This happens for a variety of reasons most often attributed to some corruption in the registry, or a process not releasing the user hive properly or in a timely manner. there is a fix for Windows logging into a temporary user account instead of my user account.

The first step is to go ahead and log into Windows restart the computer first and make sure the problem persists. When you log in and find the temporary user account is still being used. Click the sart or windows icon in the lower right hand corner of the desktop. type regedit into the search bar.

When the registry editor opens navigate to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

Now you will see 2 profiles in the list with the same number/keys, however one will have .BAK at the end something like this

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-1-5-21-2835624045-2559964797-3234523902-1567.bak

and the other one will look like this

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-1-5-21-2835624045-2559964797-3234523902-1567

Change the name slightly of the key “without” the .bak Should look something like this

S-1-5-21-2835624045-2559964797-3234523902-1567-something-else

Now remove the.bak from the other profile should look like this

S-1-5-21-2835624045-2559964797-3234523902-1567

Notice we removed the.bak from the end

We hope this helps you resolve your issues when Windows fails to load the correct user or a temporary user is loaded when starting windows.

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Peer block new release stable Jan 2014

Well after over 2 years peer block is back on the block with a stable release of there beta. This new version has been long awaited by many fans of the original version that kept you safe from any snooping corporations trying to catch you with illegal software on your pc. Basically when torrenting or using other p2p large corporations with intellectual properties scan the trackers and torrent release sites looking for their software when they find it they begin identifying ips that are  seeding it. This is usually the part where your isp sends you a nasty letter saying you are about to get screwed if you don’t stop it. well this is where peer block comes in peeerblock blocks ips and ip ranges that belong to know anti piracy groups. When you’re seeding your torrent those ips cant evne connect to you. So if you want to protect yourself when torrenting use peeerblock

download the new peer block here PeerBlock-Setup_v1.2_r693.exe

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Microsoft Outlook Email Account Password free

Another useful tool hidden deep in the search rankings, of course behind “Free To Try”  software. Well this one is the real deal and performs like expected. Will instantly reveal any password hidden by asterisks. http://www.lostpassword.com/asterisk.htm

 

Uninstall Windows Internet Explorer 10 when all else fails

Hi everyone,

another great day for fighting PC’s and winning !!!

here is the situation Internet explorer 10 yaaaayy ….\

no no no yaay it was not all it was supposed to be. after updating this month a windows 7 machine would not boot. no problem simple rollback to the night before right? Well after the rollback internet explorer would not load. OK i would rather fight one program not loading than the entire Operating System. Here is where the problem starts I tried uninstalling the update for Windows Internet Explorer 10 i navigated to control Panel.Programs>Uninstall a Program>View Installed Updates> Windows Internet explorer 10

The update would not uninstall so i was stuck with Internet Explorer 10 the error it was giving was something to the effect of updates were not uninstalled properly rolling back changes. Ok next we tried the uninstall tool for Windows found here Fix problems with programs that can’t be installed or uninstalled However the Id for Windows Internet Explorer 10 was not listed easily while searching for it i found this helpful post about a forced removal of Internet Explorer 10 and a rollback to Windows Internet Explorer 9 with this code it must be run with an elevated command prompt

FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-*10.*.mum /c "cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /quiet /norestart"

Here’s is the code to rollback from Windows Internet Explorer 9 to Windows Internet Explorer 8:
when you run the code you may get a few errors ok through them and run the code again.

FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-*9.*.mum /c "cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /norestart"

Finally fixed the problem

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new age of malware

Amazing that our clever virus makers continue to throw out better smarter ways to hijack someones machine. I fixed a machine yesterday that wasn’t infested to badly, it had the malware some antivirus 2012 “the scareware version.” However, one of the things this clever little virus did was prevented me from opening mbam.exe For those of you who don’t know its malwarebytes executable.

1 million ways to skin a cat?

How did I beat it?

How would you beat it?

Well I just renamed the executable from mbam to something else and it worked!!!!!

I know this isn’t really a new problem. I’ve run into similar situations before, where no programs would run at all or only certain sites on the internet were blocked so the malware could protect itself. This is just the first time  a small change was able to beat  the problem, So i figured I’d share. Another col tool if you are infected and are attempting to fix it yourself is Kaspersky TDSSKiller this free tool removed a stubborn threat even Malwarebytes couldn’t remove. Kadpersky’s speciality  is rootkits and let me give it my 5 star approval right away.

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