Remove After-Effects of Viruses/Malware/Spyware and Trojan Horses
Is your PC infected? Are you unable to open task manager, command prompt or regedit? Has a virus disabled your control panel and removed the shutdown and log off button? Well look no further because this article will cover how malicious applications do all these things and explain how you can disinfect your system.
Today viruses, spyware, trojans and malware applications have become very intelligent and can do a lot of damage. They can execute complex instructions and find vulnerabilities deep within the system. But usually the first place they attack is the windows registry to disable essential services and make it difficult to repair the system. Moreover they disable regedit utility making it very difficult to correct the entries. Remember that some antivirus do not treat modification of registry keys as a threat and therefore such applications may not be caught. There are a few solutions ranging from keeping a backup of all the entries to running executables to correct or 'disinfect' the entries.
Backing up is a reliable method but it can be a memory and time consuming process because whenever a new software is installed it usually makes entries in the registry hives. If you miss out on backing up after an important installation the software may not function properly.
In this article I will show you the paths and values of important registry keys so that you can change the values to enable the services. I have also given a link from where you can download an exe which will do the following:-
* Enable Task Manager
* Enable Regedit
* Enable UAC in Vista
* Enable command prompt
* Enable access to USB drives
* Enable/Disable Automatic Updates
* Enable Windows Installer
* Enable Control Panel
* Show shutdown icon
* Show logoff button
* Enable applications such as: firefox, notepad
* Change file associations to correct application, eg. html pages will be opened by internet explorer
* Enable changing of file associations
* Show folder options
Below I have given the paths and the key values which will affect your PC on the next restart:Continued on the next page