Discussion in 'Bits & Bytes' started by Violet1966, May 9, 2004.
No.......not in this PC.
Thanks Danna, you're a champion. I installed Backup from the XP CD.
I thought I'd add one to this list.
Microsoft's beta version of its Anti-Spyware program. I have been using this with great success.
EDIT: oops already been mentioned.
Adding the link http://www.globalaffairs.org/forum/showthread.php?t=34301k to the thread for the hijackthis log analyzer.
Scan whole system online with kav. http://www.kaspersky.com/service?chapter=161739400
For older version of many programs....
Can delete any file that's tagged?
find out if your system is infected by a rootkit
File this under "misc tools":
SysInternals Process Explorer - Task Manager replacement.
FoxIt Reader - Adobe Acrobat Reader replacement.
(Sorry for the double post, but the threaded iframe showed this being linked to the bottommost post, which isn't where I wanted it.)
If you are like me and have multiple pages open at the same time...each instance of ie hogs resources. With tabbed browsing you avoid that. I'm liking it so far but not liking having to have the menu bar open in order to use the "open" command. I don't like leaving my locations in the address bar so for me this is very annoying. I also was getting annoyed with the search box there so I found a registry key that you can enter in xp home to remove it. Here's the file to run to remove the search box. Double click and say yes when asked to add to registry in xp home.
If using XP Pro:
Start, Run, gpedit.msc
"Prevent the Internet Explorer search box from displaying"
Set to ENABLED
next need to find out how to move the menu bar next to the command bar somehow to save screen space. For now just took away the status bar to give me more space.
this registry fix will make the menu bar go to the top when it's enabled.
This is how my layout looks now. You can just ditch the command bar things by customizing and removing them...to make it just go away. The links feature is very nice for most used sites to be easily accessible. I actually love this new ie Just get rid of the status bar to make up for the extra bar you might have due to the not being able to move address bar up to the menu bar.
edit: correction you have to leave only tools up on command bar or when you restart browser they will all be there again. leave setting there and it only will show next time you start ie.
windows updates as standalones. http://www.softwarepatch.com/windows/index.html
Two, the best system vulnerability scanners:
Nessus scanner http://nessus.org (freeware until the last versions)
X-spider scanner: http://xspider.ru (online scanner: http://online.xspider.ru/)
Gonna try these when I get home. Thanks.
Andrey, so can you direct me to the English language link for the Positive Technologies page?
It's strange that they use there, another name of the product MaxPatrol.
I've not used MaxPatrol, but it seems that it's the same as XSpider in Russia.
As Leon posted http://www.globalaffairs.org/forum/showthread.php?t=51866, some tweaks to speed xp up
Don't think I've seen this mentioned yet:
Stick that in your \windows\system32\drivers\etc directory and most malware won't ever have a chance of being loaded.
And update it every month at least.