Tuesday, September 29, 2009

How To Remove Mahasona.exe

In this post my intention is to reviel the way I removed Mahasona.exe which I assume, is the easiest. Hope this will help the others as well.

1. Open Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Ecs)
2. Under the processes tab find explorar.exe not explorer.exe and 'End Task'
3. Run --> (type)C:\windows
4. Find a file named "autofrun.inf" and not "autorun.inf". It may be hidden. If so Tools-->Folder Options-->View--> (Check)"Show hidden files and folders" and also (Uncheck)"Hide protected Oparating system files"-->Apply-->OK. Now again look for "autofrun.inf" not "autorun.inf" and delete it.
5. Now go in to the "System32" folder in the same directory and find "explorar.exe" and not "explorer.exe" and delete it.

Now your PC is safe. If the above didn't work for you, boot the PC in safe mode(Keep hitting F8 when your PC start up and select safe mode.)

1. Run-->[type]cmd[ENTER]
2.type the following

cd windows
attrib -s -h -r -a autofrun.inf
del/f autofrun.inf
cd system32
attrib -s -h -r -a explorar.exe
del/f explorar.exe

then your done. If you are not sure with this also, just copy the above code and paste it on to a new notepad.

Save it as "mahasonaRemoval.bat" on your desktop.

Now just double click and it will fix the problem for you. Now reboot the PC as normal

To remove the virus prom your pen drive.
1. Hold the shift key when inserting the Pen drive to the PC
2. Then right click and Open OR Explore
3. Unhide all files mentioned as above and delete the autofrun.inf and any unknown *.exe
4. Now your pen drive is also safe.
Alternatively you could download third party S/W to help you through http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090726065303AApWPsI
Hope this post was informative to you.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Allow PINGs through your Windows Vista Firewall

It is not possible to ping your windows vista computer from another computer while having your firewall enabled. Yes the most simplest and the most drastic solution is to disable the firewall. But there are better ways to get over it.

Enable ICMP Echo Request

Open an Administrative command prompt. This could be done by right clicking the cmd --> Run as Administrator OR in the search pain type cmd and Ctrl+Shift+Enter

Once you open it type the following to Enable ICMP Echo Request

netsh firewall set icmpsetting 8 enable

To disable ICMP Echo Request

netsh firewall set icmpsetting 8 disable

Hope this helped most of you out there wondering how to enable a ping request on your Windows Vista PC without having to disable the firewall

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Manually Reinstall Your Windows XP Operating System on DELL Computer

1. Back up all data needed from the old Installation.
The Windows XP Files & Settings Transfer Wizard could be used.

2. Remove all non-assential pheripharals
Except for the monitor, keyboard, and mouse, remove all external peripherals including:

Modem or Network cables
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
USB flash drive or other external Hard Drive
Any other external devices (e.g., USB-attached devices)
Remove the computer from the docking station, if you are using one.

3. Prepare your computer for reinstallation.

The Dell Operating System Reinstallation CD/DVD,
The Dell™ Reinstallation CD for Microsoft® Windows® XP,
The Dell™ Reinstallation DVD for Windows® Vista,
The Dell Resource CD/DVD,
Any application install disks,
Any software and/or documentation for your Internet service connection,
Any install discs for any external devices (such as a printer) and internal devices added to the computer after it was shipped by Dell.

4. Reinstall the operating system from the OS Setup Disk.

5. Install Dell drivers and utilities.

The drivers for your Dell computer can be installed from the ResourceCD/DVD or from the Dell Drivers and Downloads page.

Actual system configurations may vary. The list below is an overview of the correct order to install drivers on Dell desktop and laptop systems. After reinstalling the operating system, follow the order listed when reinstalling drivers. It is recommended that you print this list for referral when installing drivers

NOTE - Some devices may not work if they are not installed in the proper order, please use the list below and install the drivers in the proper order.

NOTE - To select the correct drivers, you need to know what components are installed on your computer. To find out what components are installed on your computer, refer to the Dell Knowledge Base Article: "How to Determine Which Components are in Your Computer" Article ID: 324898.

1) Desktop System Software (DSS) or Notebook System Software (NSS) - A vital utility that provides critical updates and patches for the operating system. If you are reinstalling the operating system or updating all the computer’s drivers, it is imperative that this software be installed first. Currently, the DSS and NSS are not required for systems with Windows Vista installed. This is located under the System and Configuration Utilities Category on the Drivers and Downloads page

2) Chipset - Helps Windows control system board components and controllers. This is located under the Chipset Category on the Drivers and Downloads page.

3) Video Adapter - Enhances video performance. This is located under the Video Adapter Category on the Drivers and Downloads page.

4) Network Interface Card (NIC) - Enhances the network controller for Internet or network access. This is located under the Network Category on the Drivers and Downloads page.
5) Audio Adapter - Enables and enhances the audio controller. This is located under the Audio Category on the Drivers and Downloads page.

6) Modem - Allows dialup capability. This is located under the Communication Category on the Drivers and Downloads page.

7) Wireless Network Card - Enables and enhances the wireless network controller. This is located under the Network Category on the Drivers and Downloads page.

8) Touchpad, Pointer, Trackstick, Mice, and Keyboards - Enhances the pointing device features. This is located under the Mouse & Keyboards Category on the Drivers and Downloads page.

9) Other Devices

a) Bluetooth® ModuleThis is located under the Communication Category on the Drivers and Downloads page.

b) Dell Wireless Mobile Broadband Cards This is located under the Communication Category on the Drivers and Downloads page.

c) PCMCIA/Smartcard controllerThis is located under the Security Category on the Drivers and Downloads page.

6. Connect your computer to the internet or network.

7. Install critical and recommended Windows Updates.

8. Install your applications.

9. Install your third-party hardware and software drivers.

10. Restore your personal files and data from backups

How to Import Mails from MS Outlook to Windows Mail in Vista?

Windows Mail cannot import a *.pst file unless MS Outlook is installed on theVista computer.

You can install MS Outlook, copy the *.pst to the Vista computer, open the *.pst with MS Outlook, then you can import into Windows Mail.


If you have Outlook installed on an XP computer, import the *.pst data into MS Outlook Express, copy the *.dbx files and *.wab file to the Vista computer, and import into Windows Mail.

Vista Error 80080005 When trying to Update

For this there were 2 possible sollutions that I could come up with.


Run SFC/scannow and reregister WU.

System Files - SFC Command

type cmd in the start menu search bar and right click on it and click Run as Administrator to open up an elevated command prompt.

Type NET STOP WUASERV then enter




Try replacing them from a vista computer that works properly

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