Bitdefender Renames Suspected Files To .bd.ren

bit Today one of the valuable readers of Technize mailed me about his problem. He has Bitdefender Internet Security installed and he was using some folder protection utility to password protect some of his important files. But Bitdefender Internet Security suspected all those password protect files as rootkit hidden items and then renamed them to filename.extension.bd.ren.bd.ren. I searched the Bitdefender site and found out that Bitdefender has got an option to rename the infected or suspicious file. Here’s a list of what all options Bitdefender offers:

Action

None (log objects)
No action will be taken on infected files. These files
will appear in the report file.
Prompt user for

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See Recently Which Files Were Opened On Your System

recentfilesview Sometimes we need to know that which files were opened recently on our system. Here is a cool utility which can do it for you. It’s called RecentFilesView. It can show you all the files which were recently opened on your system. The good part of it is that you don’t have to install it. Just run the application and it will automatically show you the list of recently opened files.

What it shows:

It will show you the path of the file that was accessed, the modified date and time of the file, the creation time of the file and the execution time also (on what time that particular file

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Security Tools: Hijackthis Part 1

What is Hijackthis?

Hijackthis, abbreviated as HJT, is a system analysis and spyware removal tool for Microsoft Windows. It was created by Merjin Bellekom and acquired by Trend Micro which is know for its security solutions like anti-virus etc.

Download and Install:

First of all, download Hijackthis from the following URL:
Download Trend Micro Hijackthis
It’s current version is 2.0.2. Download the installer from the above link.
Install Hijackthis and run the application.

Usage:

First it will ask for a user agreement, accept it.
hjtlincense
And then you will get a screen like this:

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How to turn off the bugging user account control (UAC)

uac Again to Windows Vista, I have been working on Windows Vista for quite a few days now. There’s a new feature in Windows Vista called User Account Control. This alerts you whenever you want to do ANYTHING. And this is the most annoying when you have to do some tasks repeatedly. So I prefer not to activate this security measure. There are quite a no. of ways to turn off this security warning. Some of them, you can try out are:

1- Through Microsoft System Configuration Utility

To turn off UAC (User Account Control), go to Start –> Run –> msconfig
Microsoft System Configuration Utility will open. Go to

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Newfolder.exe Removal Tool 2.5

To remove this virus and also some of it’s variants you can now use my own Anti-Virus It is able to detect and clean viruses only by running it. It can also remove virus from flash drives and scan single folders for viruses. By the time, I will add support for removing other viruses also. … Read more

Removing The Msn Virus

Instant messaging has been increasing for years. And most popular IM software is Msn messenger. As the use of Msn messenger increases, more worms and viruses get propagated through the messenger. Here’s the latest one usually called the Msn virus.

Technical Names:

Also known as W32.Mimbot.A, W32/Delf-EXR, WORM_IRCBOT.AJY

What it does:

It comes through Msn messenger as an attachment. Once executed, it creates the following files:

  • %Windir%\PictureAlbum2007.zip (A zipped copy of the worm.)
  • %System%\prodigys323.dll
    or
  • %Windir%\myphotos2007.zip
  • %System%\newsystem25.dll

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Remove the Brontok worm

Brontok is a computer worm which spreads through emails and USB drives. There are so many variants of brontok but they basically work similarly.
How do I know if my system is infected?

  • You can’t start Regedit.exe
  • When trying to start any other registry editor, the system restarts
  • The system also restarts when

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Scandoo – The Safe Web


While surfing the web, I found out this cool website. Scandoo is a web security technology which scans the search results from google, yahoo and msn (Live) for security threats and tells the users if the webpage is safe or not.
The Scandoo toolbar is also available for IE 7 and Firefox. Here are some of the services

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Show Hidden Files and Folders not working?

A few days back, a client came to me and told me that he was having trouble with his Windows XP. The show hidden files and folders was not working at all. If he selected the radio button “Show hidden files and folders”, and then press Ok .. the changes would just disappear upon opening the dialog again. It was probably some virus attack after which the Windows registry was not being updated properly. So here is what I did to restore it back. There are so many methods to restore back the registry. If one method is not working, please try another one.

Method 1:

Go to registry editor by running regedit in the run box.
Go to this key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoft
WindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvanced

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