Microsoft Windows XP

IPsec.sys infected – TDSKILLER won’t remove rootkit

IPsec.sys infected – TDSKILLER won’t remove rootkit So TDSKILLER was unable to remove a rootkit that infected ipsec.sys.  After a quick Google search, I found my answer.  I had to run SFC /SCANNOW. Here’s how to do it: Open the command prompt Type sfc /scannow in the command prompt and press enter (there’s a space between sfc and /scannow)…

Uninstall, delete or remove annoying Software Manager

This is one of the most annoying pieces of shit default software that has come out in quite a while. I thought removing default dial-up software was a pain….this Software Manager program doesn’t seem to have an uninstaller or give me the option in Add/Remove Program to remove. Oh well….after a quick Google, I found…

MS Windows SteadyState – Steady State – Flash9d.ocx

Well I was using Windows SteadyState to setup a kiosk computer so I can finish it with the least administrative effort.  Unfortunately, what appeared to be an easy task during out to be a pain in the ass…..well….at least for one configuration setting.  My task was to allow access to one website and one website…

Restore Active Desktop Recovery Fix

Active desktop recovery is one of those errors you wish never existed.  It’s not a showstopper but definitely annoying.   I’ve run across this issue various times throughout computer tech career.  I’m not sure what causes this error but it could be virus or spyware related.  It could also be one of the weird Microsoft errors that…

Force WSUS client to check WSUS Server

Ever want to know how to force a WSUS client to check for updates?  Open the command prompt and type wuauclt /detectnow.  I came across this when I first started using WSUS over a year ago.  It sure beats waiting for some random time or for your group policy settings to kick in.  You can…