McAfee Error with Faulty Antivirus Update


The Windows XP PCs were brought down all over the world due to a faulty antivirus update for which the McAfee is struggling hard to fix it before it cause more damage, however the condition is still dreadful in respect to the computer vendors.

The CTO of the security management system company Big Fix, Amrit Williams reported the USA Today that nothing will work in automating the affected computers as every process has been tried to fix it. it may take around weeks to process it as every single machine of the system would have to be individually tested and repaired as needed.

The problem occurred when the computers with Windows XP Service Pack 3 began to shut down in a minute of its starting up when the customers had downloaded the upgraded version of the McAfee VirusScan. An undesirable affect has been witnessed on the micro blogging site Twitter.

However, only .5 % customer PCs were hit with the antivirus, but it affected largely over the small and the large business companies, also damaging the computers at the hospitals and other municipal services. However, some competitors are taking due advantage of it and rubbing the salt in the wounds.

Spyware Protection by registry cleaning


Spyware is really a big security threat people are facing now a days. The nasty programs are capable of draining every single bit information from your PC. They make your PC accessible to anyone. Adware are Spyware monitors the user’s activity on the Internet and the type of software the user uses on the computer. These Spyware do affect the smooth operation of the computer by slowing down the system. They can be removed with Anti-Adware or Anti-Spyware in addition the registry must also be cleaned.

Step: 1 Click the "Start" menu button to open the Start menu.
Step: 2 Click "Run."

Step: 3 Type "regedit" into the text field and press "Enter."

Step: 4 Access the many different entries in your Windows XP registry. It is separated into primary sections: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, HKEY_CURRENT_USER, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, HKEY_USERS and HKEY_CURRENT CONFIG. Each section contains a different set of entries related to different aspects of Windows XP operation.

Step: 5 Click on one of the plus-signs (+) next to one of the root directories, opening a more detailed list. This second level will have more directories to choose from, and will make it easier for you to find entries you need to clean the registry.

Step: 6 Delete entries in the registry that you know are either causing conflicts or are no longer necessary. Do this by pressing the "Delete" key, or by right-clicking on your mouse and choosing "Delete entry."

Step: 7 Invest in a third-party registry application to help you clean your Windows XP registry. Several programs are available that do the dirty work for you. Some even include backup capabilities to retrace their steps in the event of a critical error.

Step: 8 Clean your boot records by changing which programs load themselves at startup. Click through both the LOCAL_MACHINE and CURRENT_USER directories until you reach Software/Microsoft/Windows/Run and RunOnce. From here, you can clean out registry entries that are causing certain programs to run on startup.

Facebook Virus


Due to frequent attacks of viruses on social networking sites, Facebook has decided to increase its security level for its users. Facebook is trying not only to protect the privacy of its users but also wants to provide security against malicious threats, like viruses, spyware and spam.
The pressure on social networking sites to take action on the security front comes increasingly from parents who are concerned about their children’s online security. In the recent statement Facebook they will be creating a special support team that will provide guidance to parents on how to maintain security level for their child while they are using Face book.
However many technocrats are worried about hackers who sends unprecedented spam to more than 400 million registered users. Experts want Facebook to have more resistive security protocol measures in order keep a check on spammers.
Facebook claims that it has introduced new era of technology measures such as CAPTCHAs (Completely Automated Public Turing tests to tell Computers and Humans Apart), which is an automated computer application that runs on the server. If the application detects that a particular users is sending message in an erroneous manners, it will instantaneously block that user.
Follow following steps to remove facebook virus.
STEP 1: Terminate the following processes:
STEP 2: Delete the below mentioned registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run\"systray" = "c:\windows\mstre6.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run\"systray" = "C:\Windows\fbtre6.exe"
STEP 3: After deleting the registry entries, delete these files: