Posted by: modish | January 27, 2008 / avpo virus

Its very often now! unable to open your hard drive partition by double click-right?!!!Actually the thing is its a virus. its small, but really disturbing one.

it infects from pendrives normally.

what it do is, if the pendrive is infected, once you plug the Pendrive it will create some files in all drives (autorun.ini / ……..

all the files will be hidden, and once the virus infected it will not let you to show hidden folders either if you do the settings in folder options.

So here is a way that you can get ride from the problem manually , now some blogs its available to download tools even.

first of all you need to show hidden files and folders

to do that you need to change some registry keys .

go to start menue and click run , from the box appear type ”regedit”




if your not familiar to registry download the registry file from the below link

step 2

Open Control panel>folder options>view > select show hidden files & uncheck hide protected system files too.

( you can type ‘control’ in RUN command, short way to open control panel)

Now go to my computer and right click every partition and from the menu appear click to explore to open the partition

once open the partition delete the files mention below


*deleting ‘’ don’t be mistaken in c: drive there will be another file call  ‘NTDETECT.COM’ , so be careful thats a very important system file

step 3.

Run msconfig. Goto startup. Uncheck (remove) ”avpo”

check also in Taskmanager , whether avpo.ex is in process or not. if end process.

now go to c:\windows\system32\

(type system32 in Run command.)

delete the hidden files , “avpo.exe” and “avpo0.dll”

once you completed all the above steps restart the system .

Posted by: modish | November 15, 2007

Handy shortcuts


  1. Add Hardware Wizard – hdwwiz.cpl
  2. Add/Remove Programs – appwiz.cpl
  3. Administrative Tools – control admintools
  4. Automatic Updates – wuaucpl.cpl
  5. Calculator – calc
  6. Character Map – charmap
  7. Check Disk Utility – chkdsk
  8. Command Prompt – cmd
  9. Component Services – dcomcnfg
  10. Computer Management – compmgmt.msc
  11. Control Panel – control
  12. Date and Time Properties – timedate.cpl
  13. Device Manager – devmgmt.msc
  14. Direct X Troubleshooter – dxdiag
  15. Disk Cleanup Utility – cleanmgr
  16. Disk Defragment – dfrg.msc
  17. Disk Management – diskmgmt.msc
  18. Disk Partition Manager – diskpart
  19. Display Properties – control desktop
  20. Display Properties – desk.cpl
  21. Driver Verifier Utility – verifier
  22. Event Viewer – eventvwr.msc
  23. Files and Settings Transfer Tool – migwiz
  24. File Signature Verification Tool – sigverif
  25. Findfast – findfast.cpl
  26. Firefox – firefox
  27. Folders Properties – control folders
  28. Fonts – control fonts
  29. Fonts Folder – fonts
  30. Game Controllers – joy.cpl
  31. Group Policy Editor (for xp professional) – gpedit.msc
  32. Help and Support – helpctr
  33. Iexpress Wizard – iexpress
  34. Indexing Service – ciadv.msc
  35. Internet Connection Wizard – icwconn1
  36. Internet Explorer – iexplore
  37. Internet Properties – inetcpl.cpl
  38. Keyboard Properties – control keyboard
  39. Local Security Settings – secpol.msc
  40. Local Users and Groups – lusrmgr.msc
  41. Logs You Out Of Windows – logoff
  42. Microsoft Chat – winchat
  43. Microsoft Movie Maker – moviemk
  44. Microsoft Paint – mspaint
  45. Mouse Properties – control mouse
  46. Netmeeting – conf
  47. Network Connections – control netconnections
  48. Network Setup Wizard – netsetup.cpl
  49. Notepad- notepad
  50. ODBC Data Source Administrator – odbccp32.cpl
  51. On Screen Keyboard – osk
  52. Outlook Express – msimn
  53. Paint – pbrush
  54. Password Properties – password.cpl
  55. Performance Monitor – perfmon.msc
  56. Performance Monitor – perfmon
  57. Phone and Modem Options – telephon.cpl
  58. Phone Dialer – dialer
  59. Power Configuration – powercfg.cpl
  60. Printers and Faxes – control printers
  61. Printers Folder – printers
  62. Regional Settings – intl.cpl
  63. Registry Editor – regedit
  64. Remote Desktop – mstsc
  65. Removable Storage – ntmsmgr.msc
  66. Removable Storage Operator Requests – ntmsoprq.msc
  67. Resultant Set of Policy (for xp professional) – rsop.msc
  68. Scanners and Cameras – sticpl.cpl
  69. Scheduled Tasks – control schedtasks
  70. Security Center – wscui.cpl
  71. Services – services.msc
  72. Shared Folders – fsmgmt.msc
  73. Shuts Down Windows – shutdown
  74. Sounds and Audio – mmsys.cpl
  75. SQL Client Configuration – cliconfg
  76. System Configuration Editor – sysedit
  77. System Configuration Utility – msconfig
  78. System Information – msinfo32
  79. System Properties – sysdm.cpl
  80. Task Manager – taskmgr
  81. User Account Management – nusrmgr.cpl
  82. Utility Manager – utilman
  83. Windows Address Book – wab
  84. Windows Address Book Import Utility – wabmig
  85. Windows Explorer – explorer
  86. Windows Firewall – firewall.cpl
  87. Windows Magnifier – magnify
  88. Windows Management Infrastructure – wmimgmt.msc
  89. Windows Media Player – wmplayer
  90. Windows Messenger – msmsgs
  91. Windows System Security Tool – syskey
  92. Windows Update Launches – wupdmgr
  93. Windows Version – winver
  94. Wordpad – write
Posted by: modish | August 19, 2007

Windows XP Tips

How much you know about Windows XP?

You’ve read the reviews and digested the key feature enhancements and operational changes. Now it’s time to delve a bit deeper and uncover some of Windows XP’s secrets.

1.Go to the Command Prompt in the Accessories menu from the All Programs start button option, and then type ‘systeminfo’. The computer will produce a lot of useful info, including the uptime. If you want to keep these, type ‘systeminfo > info.txt’. This creates a file called info.txt you can look at later with Notepad. (Professional Edition only).

2. You can delete files immediately, without having them move to the Recycle Bin first. Go to the Start menu, select Run… and type ‘gpedit.msc’; then select User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Windows Explorer and find the Do not move deleted files to the Recycle Bin setting. Set it. Poking around in gpedit will reveal a great many interface and system options, but take care — some may stop your computer behaving as you wish. (Professional Edition only).

3. You can lock your XP workstation with two clicks of the mouse. Create a new shortcut on your desktop using a right mouse click, and enter ‘rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation’ in the location field. Give the shortcut a name you like. That’s it — just double click on it and your computer will be locked. And if that’s not easy enough, Windows key + L will do the same.

4. XP hides some system software you might want to remove, such as Windows Messenger, but you can tickle it and make it disgorge everything. Using Notepad or Edit, edit the text file /windows/inf/sysoc.inf, search for the word ‘hide’ and remove it. You can then go to the Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel, select Add/Remove Windows Components and there will be your prey, exposed and vulnerable.

5. For those skilled in the art of DOS batch files, XP has a number of interesting new commands. These include ‘eventcreate’ and ‘eventtriggers’ for creating and watching system events, ‘typeperf’ for monitoring performance of various subsystems, and ‘schtasks’ for handling scheduled tasks. As usual, typing the command name followed by /? will give a list of options — they’re all far too baroque to go into here.

6. XP has IP version 6 support — the next generation of IP. Unfortunately this is more than your ISP has, so you can only experiment with this on your LAN. Type ‘ipv6 install’ into Run… (it’s OK, it won’t ruin your existing network setup) and then ‘ipv6 /?’ at the command line to find out more. If you don’t know what IPv6 is, don’t worry and don’t bother.

7. You can at last get rid of tasks on the computer from the command line by using ‘taskkill /pid’ and the task number, or just ‘tskill’ and the process number. Find that out by typing ‘tasklist’, which will also tell you a lot about what’s going on in your system.

8. XP will treat Zip files like folders, which is nice if you’ve got a fast machine. On slower machines, you can make XP leave zip files well alone by typing ‘regsvr32 /u zipfldr.dll’ at the command line. If you change your mind later, you can put things back as they were by typing ‘regsvr32 zipfldr.dll’.

9. XP has ClearType — Microsoft’s anti-aliasing font display technology — but doesn’t have it enabled by default. It’s well worth trying, especially if you were there for DOS and all those years of staring at a screen have given you the eyes of an astigmatic bat. To enable ClearType, right click on the desktop, select Properties, Appearance, Effects, select ClearType from the second drop-down menu and enable the selection. Expect best results on laptop displays. If you want to use ClearType on the Welcome login screen as well, set the registry entry HKEY_USERS/.DEFAULT/Control Panel/Desktop/FontSmoothingType to 2.

10. You can use Remote Assistance to help a friend who’s using network address translation (NAT) on a home network, but not automatically. Get your pal to email you a Remote Assistance invitation and edit the file. Under the RCTICKET attribute will be a NAT IP address, like Replace this with your chum’s real IP address — they can find this out by going to — and get them to make sure that they’ve got port 3389 open on their firewall and forwarded to the errant computer.

11. You can run a program as a different user without logging out and back in again. Right click the icon, select Run As… and enter the user name and password you want to use. This only applies for that run. The trick is particularly useful if you need to have administrative permissions to install a program, which many require. Note that you can have some fun by running programs multiple times on the same system as different users, but this can have unforeseen effects.

12. Windows XP can be very insistent about you checking for auto updates, registering a Passport, using Windows Messenger and so on. After a while, the nagging goes away, but if you feel you might slip the bonds of sanity before that point, run Regedit, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Explorer/Advanced and create a DWORD value called EnableBalloonTips with a value of 0.

13. You can start up without needing to enter a user name or password. Select Run… from the start menu and type ‘control userpasswords2’, which will open the user accounts application. On the Users tab, clear the box for Users Must Enter A User Name And Password To Use This Computer, and click on OK. An Automatically Log On dialog box will appear; enter the user name and password for the account you want to use.

14. Internet Explorer 6 will automatically delete temporary files, but only if you tell it to. Start the browser, select Tools / Internet Options… and Advanced, go down to the Security area and check the box to Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed.

15. XP comes with a free Network Activity Light, just in case you can’t see the LEDs twinkle on your network card. Right click on My Network Places on the desktop, then select Properties. Right click on the description for your LAN or dial-up connection, select Properties, then check the Show icon in notification area when connected box. You’ll now see a tiny network icon on the right of your task bar that glimmers nicely during network traffic.

16. The Start Menu can be leisurely when it decides to appear, but you can speed things along by changing the registry entry HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Control Panel/Desktop/MenuShowDelay from the default 400 to something a little snappier. Like 0.

17. You can rename loads of files at once in Windows Explorer. Highlight a set of files in a window, then right click on one and rename it. All the other files will be renamed to that name, with individual numbers in brackets to distinguish them. Also, in a folder you can arrange icons in alphabetised groups by View, Arrange Icon By… Show In Groups.

19. Windows key + Break brings up the System Properties dialogue box; Windows key + D brings up the desktop; Windows key + Tab moves through the taskbar buttons.

20.Enable you Windows media player to Play DVD’s change the keys from regedit


This is very useful one for user’s to make their system fast,making SuperPrefetch.

her is the link you can download the registry file.

Posted by: modish | August 14, 2007

U.Z.A Operating System

boot screen

U.Z.A O/S?!

what is UZA Operating system?

actually its a, some kind a spy ware , u can call it a virus.

” I used a pen drive last. next time when I opened my computer, its boot screen was changed as picture shown.”

Many of my friends are victim of this UZA

what it do is, Disabling Display Properties Task bar and it also changes the boot screen logo.


what u need to do is delete some Registry Keys

here we go


delete “IgnoreShiftOveride”


delete all hives under system, but default.

So now you can open Taskmanager use shortcut Ctrl Alt and Del

select Process Tab

From there you can find UOS.EXE .end process that one

Go to C:\Windows\System

Delete UOS.EXE

Ok Now is to change boot logo.

okay go to System properties from control panel or use the easy way (press windows button and Pause Break from the keyboard.)

okay select the Advance tab

under the startup and Recovery go to settings

Now find a Edit button

Now it will take you to the boot.ini

here is the Default file.

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS=”Microsoft Windows XP Professional” /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

so delete any thing comes after fastdetect

Okay now the last thing , to change the UZA O/S near the system clock.. right?

change this keys from Registry

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\International\

“sTimeFormat”=”h:mm:ss tt”

and delete these dll’s from the directry







so now its time to say bye to uza operating system right!

Posted by: modish | June 13, 2007

Want download Youtube videos…..

How many people have difficulties of downloading you tube video files?

Obviously Youtube is not allowed you to download videos directly from the site.

But now there some sites and some tools from that you can download Youtube videos,

but the problem is videos are in FLV formate. from this site you can convert Youtube videos to (AVI,MOV,MP4,3GP,MP3) and then you can download to you computer.

what you have to do is copy the Youtube URL and paste that in the site and just hit the start it will start to convert. Once the convert is completed then it will ask you to download.

thats it…..easy huh!!!

Posted by: modish | June 12, 2007

Logg off automatically


You may face this problem

when logging on to Windows.
When you type user name and password you are again presented with User name and Password dialogue box.

You may not be able to log on to system using either Normal Mode or Safe Mode. This occur only when Winlogon service tries to load the Windows default shell (explorer.exe) and user shell (userinit.exe) from registry. This service searches for Explorer.exe and Userinit.exe in the following path of registry:

(If you try to watch newly released Dhivehi short film or VCD you might face this problem)

you need to extract the (userinit.exe)
file from the XP CD

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Boot from a Windows XP bootable CD. (While restarting the system press F8 to view the BOOT MENU. Select the CD-ROM and press ENTER).

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–> “Press any key to boot from CD” when this message appears press any key to continue.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Now it will load all the necessary files for Windows XP setup.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>After loading the setup files it will take you to the Welcome Screen.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>At the Welcome Screen press “R” to go Recovery Console.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>The screen will switch to black and you will be asked which installation to logon to. If you have only one installation press “1”. Remember the Num Lock is off at this time.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Next you will be prompted to enter your Admin password. By default it is created blank so press ENTER to continue.

Now type “copy E:\i386\userinit.ex_ c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe”
press ENTER(note: (E:)is CD-ROM Driver letter)
Thats it!
Now type “exit” to exit from recovery console
check if its not working than re-install the OS