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Some free online av/security scanners and other misc tools and tweaks:)

Discussion in 'Bits & Bytes' started by Violet1966, May 9, 2004.

  1. Violet1966

    Violet1966 Stand and Deliver Staff Member

  2. Violet1966

    Violet1966 Stand and Deliver Staff Member

  3. Violet1966

    Violet1966 Stand and Deliver Staff Member

    How to properly scan no administrator accounts with ad aware. Copied just in case links every dissapear from their servers.

    http://www.lavahelp.com/articles/v6/03/05/0201.html

    SYMPTOM



    When you try to use Ad-aware with an account that does not have administrator privileges, you may experience the following:

    Ad-aware scans, but cannot remove anything.

    Ad-aware will not start.

    Ad-aware does not operate correctly.

    CAUSE



    This can occur because some areas of the system are not accessible to users running with a limited account, or an account that does not have administrator privileges. User account levels are features of Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP Operating Systems.



    RESOLUTION



    Log in to the computer with an account that has administrator-privileges, or for users running Windows XP, use the 'Run As' tool to launch Ad-aware at an administrator level while logged in with a non-administrator account.



    For more information on the 'Run As' tool in Windows XP, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=305780

    The third-party link provided is outside the control of Nicolas Stark Computing AB (Lavasoft), in no way represents an endorsement, and is only provided as a convenience. Nicolas Stark Computing AB (Lavasoft) does not control the content of linked material, and therefore cannot make any warranty on such information.



    MORE INFORMATION



    Ad-aware requires the use of an administrator-level account. Other account levels do not provide full system access that is required by Ad-aware to function properly. Some users may achieve success when running certain Ad-aware functions under a non-administrator account; however, some functions will not work properly, and support is not provided for these issues.

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    HOW TO: Use the RUN AS Command to Start a Program as an Administrator in Windows XP
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    How to Use the RUN AS Command to Start a Program as an Administrator
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    This step-by-step article describes how to use the run as command to start a program as an administrator.

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    How to Use the RUN AS Command to Start a Program as an Administrator
    As an administrator, you can use the run as command to start a program. To do so:
    Locate the program you want to start in Windows Explorer, the Microsoft Management Console (MMC), or Control Panel.
    Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you right-click the program icon, and then click Run as.
    Click Run the program as the following user, and then type the user name, password, and domain of the administrator account that you want to use.

    NOTE: If you want to use the administrator account on your computer, type the name of the computer in the Domain box. If you want to use the domain administrator account, type the name of the domain in the Domain box. When the program is running, you can use Task Manager to check the process owner on the Processes tab of Task Manager. To start Task Manager, click Start, click Run, type taskmgr, and then press ENTER.
     
  4. Violet1966

    Violet1966 Stand and Deliver Staff Member

  5. Violet1966

    Violet1966 Stand and Deliver Staff Member

    Link to old free version of jv16 power tools. Author of tool has granted that site permission to still offer the free version. It's a very good and safe tool. Any questions on how to use it, start a new thread for input please. Same with any of the above tools.

    http://oldversion.com/program.php?n=jv16

    Do not let it update online or it will cripple the program :)
     
  6. Violet1966

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  7. Violet1966

    Violet1966 Stand and Deliver Staff Member

    Very good free antivirus. I use this one myself and have faith in it. For free...it's very light on resources and seems to have very frequent updates. No problems yet for me, and people have used it for years now and love it.

    AVG free

    http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_index.php
     
  8. ditch

    ditch Downunder Member

    Thanks Vi. I'll have a look at all those when I get the chance.:)
     
  9. Violet1966

    Violet1966 Stand and Deliver Staff Member

    http://www.pcpitstop.com/

    Run and find out some things you may have never known about your system. Use a spam email and sign in to keep test results to compare as you tweak. Find solutions to things that may be bogging your system down. You do not need to register to test. Good to do weekly :)
     
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  11. ditch

    ditch Downunder Member

    Danna, I like fiddling around and tweaking things here on my PC and pc pitstop and browsercheck are fine.....if you use IE, which I don't.:)
    In time there should be more tweaking tools for non IE users but right now we aren't catered for sufficiently.
     
  12. Violet1966

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    Yeah...I'll try and find some alternate browser check stuff. What do you use? :)

    PCpitstop opera or mozilla test. http://www.pcpitstop.com/neptune.asp
     
  13. ditch

    ditch Downunder Member

    Opera and Firefox/Mozilla :). Thanks.
     
  14. Violet1966

    Violet1966 Stand and Deliver Staff Member

    iespyad http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~ehowes/resource.htm

    IE-SPYAD is a Registry file (IE-ADS.REG) that adds a long list of sites and domains associated with known advertisers, marketers, and crapware pushers to the Restricted sites zone of Internet Explorer. Once this list of sites and domains is "merged" into your Registry, most marketers, advertisers, and crapware pushers on the Net will not be able to use cookies, ActiveX controls, Java applets, or scripting to compromise your privacy or your PC while you surf the Net. Nor will they be able to use your browser to push unwanted pop-ups, cookies, or auto-installing programs on you.
     
  15. Violet1966

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  16. Misu

    Misu Hey, I saw that.

    Danna, have you found anything for iSearch? I've been reading that iSearch is particularly nasty.
     
  17. Violet1966

    Violet1966 Stand and Deliver Staff Member

    Supposedly this site http://toolbar.isearch.com/uninstall/ tells you how to remove the isearch toolbar. I can't go to that link though because it's either down, or I'm being blocked from going there from something in my arsenal. LOL
     
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  19. ditch

    ditch Downunder Member

    I'm reading through this and follow a link "How to backup the registry in XP Home". The process is Start/ Programs/Accessories/ System Tools/Backup. I have no "backup" to click. I have System Restore but no Backup. I run an OEM edition of XP Home. Any clues Danna?
     
  20. Violet1966

    Violet1966 Stand and Deliver Staff Member

    Search for this file on comp ntbackup.exe. Do you have it?
     

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