For Safe Computing Disable CD/DVD or USB Autorun in windows

When ever you plug a usb device to the system or insert a cd/dvd disk, The windows Autorun Run utility runs and displays certain options like Open files to view, Play, Do nothing etc.

Although this a good utility provided by windows xp operating system, It is sometimes very dangerous too. When A virus infected Usb drive or Cd is plugged into the system, the virus gets a chance to attack you Operating system, by running automatically when you plug your device in. So, for this safety purpose, we need to Disable this Autorun feature in windows XP.

Follow the below steps and ensure your systems safety.

1) Click Start –> Run and type  GPEDIT.MSC  –  This opens Group Policy editor window.

2) On the left side –> expand  Computer Configuration–> Administrative Templates–> System.

3)  Locate the entry for Turn autoplay off on the right side.

4) Double click it and select “Enabled”

For any further assistance to Disable Cd Autorun view the sample screen shot below.

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Hacking Youtube to find good quality videos

Many of us are really found of videos and watch videos at youtube or Google Videos.  Ofcourse you prefer to watch good quality videos at youtube than those worse videos.

I am gonna show you a small trick that will do all the wonders, and now you can always get good quality youtube videos.

 

Step1: Click to video that you want to see, the link will display on Address bar.

Example:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne1l6VNkuLM

Step2: Add &fmt=6 to the end of that string.

That address like:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne1l6VNkuLM&fmt=6

Optional Step: To get more quality youtube video

.Add   &fmt=18 to the end of that string, you’ll have the best quality video with direct download link !

Example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne1l6VNkuLM&fmt=18

Note: Appending &fmt=6 to the URL delivers a 448×336 resolution version of the video and appending &fmt=18 delivers a even better 480×360 resolution version.

Its that simple, now you have learned a secret of hacking Youtube for Good quality videos. Post your comments if you like the post.

Delete Autorun.inf Virus Manually using just Winrar

Many friend of mine tell me about that their PC is  infected with this autorun.inf virus. This virus corrupted almost all the  drives on the Hard disk, and when ever he tried to double click on the drive or opening  any drive it opened in a new window. In some cases, when your drive is infected with this Autorun.inf virus, you won’t be able to access the drive completely. You have to browse the drive by Exploring it i.e; Ctrl+E keys from the keyboard.

So to write this post, i am infecting my system with autorun.inf virus so that i can take snapshots, so that it would be more clearer to do this job.

Sometimes ever you will not be able to see hidden files even if you have Show hidden files Enabled under Folder Options. well, this are all the wonders of this Autorun.inf virus.

I am going to show you this rare method of removing Autorun.inf manually using just winrar application, not any antivirus or malware programs.

Solution to Remove Autorun.inf Virus

Step 1: First Disable CD/DVD or USB Autorun in windows

Step 2: Open Winrar.exe  (Start–>All Programs–>WinRar–>WinRar.exe)

Step 3: Now Browse to any drive that is infected with Autorun.inf virus using winrar explorer.

 

Step4: Here you will see all the hidden files under winrar for that particular drive.

Step 5: Look for the file Autorun.inf and open it using notepad.

Step 6: In that Autorun file, some .EXE file will be mentioned that will be executed along with the autorun file. This exe file is the main culprit.

Step 7: Note the exe file mentioned in the Autorun.inf file. Close this Autorun.inf file.

Step 8: Now look for that .Exe file in the drive (Ex: c:/), Delete that .exe file along with Autorun.inf

Step 9: Restart your Operating System. Now your system is free with Autorun.inf Virus.

Note: Repeat the same process if your Usb or Pendrives are infected with Autorun.inf virus.

If you know anyother method to remove autorun virus from windows operating system, them kindly let me know by posting your method using the Comments on this post.