Monday, August 14, 2006

Tech tips

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

If you want to integrate the Service Packs with the Operating System, here are a few steps to do that in a easy way :

Minimum requirements:

1. XP bootable CD.

2. Service Pack CD.

3. Free space in C: to copy two CD contents (1.5 Gb approx).

4. CD/DVD writer.

5. IsoBuster software. Which can be downloaded from the following Web site :

Primary steps before starting with the integration :

1. Create a folder with the name "XP" in C:.

2. Create another folder with the name "SP" (Service Pack).

Starting with the process :

1. Copy the entire Operating System CD contents of the XP folder that is created in C:.

2. Copy the "XPSP2.exe" in the "SP" folder that is created in C:.

3. Open the command prompt by clicking on Start -> Run and type command.

4. Check whether the command prompt shows c:\documents and settings\yourname.

5. Now, type the following commands to extract the service pack file:

cd \ (press Enter/Return key)

cd sp (press Enter/Return key)

xpsp2.exe -x:c:\sp (press Enter/Return key)

Note: This will take a few minutes to extract all the service pack files into the specified folder.
After that you'll get a prompt saying "! Extraction Complete". Say Ok in that window.

6. After extraction, follow these steps to integrate the service pack with the operating system files that you have copied and pasted in C:\XP folder:

cd i386 (press Enter/Return key)

cd update (press Enter/Return key)

update -s:c:\xp (press Enter/Return key)

Note: After this you'll see a window that will start to update the window share, which is nothing but your C:\XP folder. After the updating is complete you'll get another window with "Integrated install has completed successfully" message. Say Ok in this window.

Now, the XP is integrated with the Service Pack and ready to burn in a new CD.

Extracting "img" file from the XP CD :

1. Install the IsoBuster software.

2. Insert the XP bootable CD in the drive.

3. Close the installation screen and open the IsoBuster software.

4. In that it wil automatically select the drive and will show the content.

5. Select the "Bootable CD" from the left pane.

6. Right-click on the "Microsoft Corporation.img" file which is in the right pane and click on

Extract and Run and save it in C:.

7. Remove the CD from the drive and close the IsoBuster software.

Burning the CD:

Here I have chosen Nero Express burning software. Open the software which you have and select the CD-ROM(Boot) or Bootable CD that is given in your CD.

1. Open Nero Express and click on the Nero button which is near More button to switch to the

other format which will be easy to burn.

2. Select CD-ROM(Boot) from the left pane.

3. Click on the "Boot" tab and select the Image file and give the path "C:\Microsoft


4. Below that select the option "No Emulation" in the kind of Emulation type.

5. Click on the Label tab and provide a comfortable name for that CD and click New button.

6. In the right side open the "C:\XP" folder.

7. Select all files in that folder and drag it to the left side.

8. Click on the burn button to start burning the CD.

Hope you'd have enjoyed with the integration of Service Pack with the OS!!!!!!

You may also follow the same procedure to integrate the Windows 2000 CD with its service


Friday, March 03, 2006

Office XP integration procedure with Service Packs

Procedure to integrate Office XP with its Service packs :

Requirements :

1. Office XP CD.
2. Service Packs.
3. Around 650MB of free space on one of your hard drives.
4. A CDR/CDRW drive, CD burning software.

Procedure starts here :-

1. Create folders with the names "OfficeXP" and "Officesp3".

2. Insert the Office XP Cd and click on Start-Run and type the following command to do an administrative installation which will only copy the contents of the Cd to the path we give.
"x:\setup /a"

Where "X" is the Cd drive of your computer.

Note : There is a space before "/a".

When prompted for the path locate the "OfficeXP" folder so that the files get copied there.

3. Either download the Service pack 3 or copy it from where you've downloaded to "Officesp3" folder.

4. Right click on the downloaded service pack file and Using either Winzip or Winrar extract the service pack files in the same folder.

5. Open Start-Run and type the following command to integrate the service pack with the copied files :

"msiexec /p c:\OfficeXPSP3\MAINSP3FF.MSP /a H:\OfficeXP\proplus.msi shortfilenames=true /qb"

Note : If you don't have "MainSP3FF.MSP", you'll have "MainSP3.MSP" try to use that file in that command. You won't get any completion message.

Also, type the following command to integrate the web components to the installation folder ; "msiexec /p c:\OfficeXPSP3\OWC10SP3FF.MSP /a H:\OfficeXP\owc10.msi shortfilenames=true /qb"

Note : If you don't have "OWC10SP3FF.MSP", you'll have "OWC10SP3.MSP" try to use that file in that command. You won't get any completion message.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Manually update Trend Micro

1. Right click on Taskbar and select "Task Manager"

2. Click on the "Processes" tab.

3. See for the below given process, select them and click on "End Process" one by one :






4. Open "C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security XXXX" (Default path), if you have installed the program anywhere, please open the respective folder.

5. Follow the link to download the latest pattern files to a new folder in Desktop for easy update for Trend Micro :

Link :

In the above link, download the "Virus Pattern File (Official Pattern Release) - X.XXX.XX" which is under "Virus Pattern Files / Cleanup Templates".

Also download "Spyware Pattern File (Official Pattern Release) - X.XXX.XX" which is under "Spyware Pattern Files / Cleanup Templates",

"Network Virus Pattern - XXXXX" which is under "Network Virus Pattern",

"Vulnerability Assessment (VA) Pattern - XXX" which is under "Vulnerability Assessment (VA) Pattern".

You may also download "Wireless Pattern" if you have any wireless devices with Trend Micro installed.

6. After you download all the pattern files, extract all the files to "C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security XXXX" (Default path), if you have installed the program anywhere, please extract the files to the respective folder.

7. After extracting, double click on "Patch.exe" which helps us to patch the extracted files with the main file.

Note : This will open a window and patches the latest extracted files within 1 to 2 seconds and the window disappears. It is a normal process.

8. After Patch window disappears, double click on "Tsc.exe". This will open a new window and starts extracting the latest updates and patching it to the main program.

Note : This will extract and update according to the files that the pattern file has in it which will take at the maximum of 5 minutes.

9. After the "Tsc.exe" window disappears, double click on the "pccmain.exe" file to launch Trend Micro.

In the "Updates and Registration" section, you may see the "Manual Update" option. Click on the Manual Update link, which will bring the status of the Trend Micro's updates in which you can see that the latest pattern files updated to your Anti-virus. If you still see the old pattern file number in that session, try to restart the computer and check for the latest pattern file number displayed there after the restart.

Enjoy with the latest updated pattern files on your computer, scan and keep your computer free from Viruses and Spywares.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Viruses and Spywares Removal Procedures

Here are some procedures to scan and remove Viruses & Spywares from your computer :

Visit the following link :

Download : "Damage Cleanup Engine / Template" to your Desktop.

Also Download : "Sysclean Package" from the same page to your Desktop.

Create a separate folder in your Desktop and put the above downloaded files to that folder.

After that visit the following link :

Download : "Virus Pattern File (Official Pattern Release)" to the same folder in your Desktop.

Also Download : "Virus Cleanup Template - xxx" to the same folder in your Desktop.

Also Download : "Spyware Pattern File (Official Pattern Release)" to the same folder in your Desktop.

Also Download : "Spyware Cleanup Template - xxx" to the same folder in your Desktop.

After downloading the above mentioned things, open the folder and unzip the pattern files to the same folder for easy process for the engines.

Double click on "Tsc.exe" to make ready the latest viruses updated then double-click on "".

The will extract some files and it will automatically combine the latest virus pattern with it and start the scanning process.

After the scan is complete follow the link to do an on-line scan (This is for extra confirmation):

and click on the "Scan Now. It's Free!" link and proceed with the on-screen instructions to complete the on-line scan.

After the on-line scan is over try to download Spybot from the following link :

and click on "Download here" button to download the Spybot spyware removal tool to your Desktop.

After performing the above things, you may also with Stinger from McAfee with the following link :

and download "Download stngxxx.exe" link and save it to your Desktop and start the scan.

The above mentioned will remove all the viruses and spywares in your computer but for the most latest ones.

Windows Picture and Fax Viewer


This Trojan is a .WMF file that takes advantage of an unpatched vulnerability found in Windows Picture and Fax Viewer.
The Windows Picture and Fax Viewer vulnerability is a zero-day exploit that is capable of remote code execution.
Zero-day exploits are termed as such because the unpatched vulnerability and its corresponding exploit code are released within the same day.
This may pose as a dangerous situation in which a lot of systems may be affected due to the availability of exploit code, and the fact that the vendor has not been given enough time to patch it.
Once this malicious .WMF file is opened, it proceeds to launch a denial of service attack in an attempt to restart or terminate the legitimate system process EXPLORER.EXE. The said action leaves an affected user unable to navigate through Windows.
After performing its routine, this Trojan eventually terminates itself.
It runs on Windows XP and Server 2003.

Solution :

Force 9x users for password to login

Make Windows 9X users to force password while login :

Click Start->Settings->ControlPanel->User Accounts.

In that User Accounts, delete the old user and create a new user with passwords.

Click Start->Run and type "Regedit" without quotes and press Ok.

Click on the File menu and click on the Export option and give a file name and click on the Save button.

Click on the + near HKEY_USERS
Click on the + near DEFAULT
Click on the + near Software
Click on the + near Microsoft
Click on the + near Windows
Click on the + near CurrentVersion
Click on folder Run.

Here are the steps to create the file to force the user to enter password :

1. Click on the Edit menu.
2. Click on New option.
3. Click on the String Value.
4. A new file will be created on the right side of the window with an icon "ab".
5. Right-click on the icon and click on Rename option.
6. Enter "NoLogon" without the quotation mark.

Note : The "N" and "L" should be in Caps and the other characters must be in lower case for "NoLogon".

7. Press Enter key.
8. Double-click on the NoLogon key and type "RUNDLL32 shell32,SHExitWindowsEx 0" without the quotation mark in the "Value data:" and click on Ok button.

Click on the File menu and click on the Exit option and restart the computer.

To set the password :

1. Enter the password and click Ok.
2. Restart the computer.

Note: If any user tries to by-pass the login screen the computer will automatically restart and will not allow the user to login to Windows.