Tools and Utilities

I am a current Microsoft MVP I am part of the antivirus and spyware community. I have been for 8+ years. I am asked to help with scripts by many of the regulars in the community. I write code for them and tell them to do what they want with it. I don't have a problem with that, I do this for free. My certifications MCSE Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) MS certified Trainer (MCT) A+ Net+ Software Programmer Technical Writer.

On this page you will find a few utilities I created and some created by others (Note: tools not created by me are the properties of the respected owner/author as listed below) to aid in the repair of compromised systems due to malware, spyware, viruses, and certain Trojans These tools were designed to work on Windows 2000/XP systems only unless otherwise stated in the product description.

When removing a virus, Trojan or worms on Windows, you should shut down as many programs, services and processes as possible. I recommend booting into safe mode.


Remove-it    Malware removing tool

It now has over 60000+ signatures to remove All variants of Rogue scanners, Desktop/Homepage Hijackers, Trojans, Codec's, and related Malware/Spyware. New Feature, Remove-it will now update your hosts file. This tool is designed to Specifically remove all variants. Scan time is about 2-10 minutes. Designed for Windows XP. Check my feedback and see what others have said about it

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FixIE             Internet Explorer repair tool works with IE 6, 7, 8 32 and 64bit systems

Internet Explorer has been known to provoke errors and interrupt usage. “Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close” is possibly the most common IE Error. "Page Cannot Be Displayed" This is another error that is often encountered. This tool will Repair Internet Explorer and reset your home page.

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Winsock Repair      Network repair tool

Most of the Internet connectivity problems arise out of corrupt Winsock settings. Windows sockets settings may get corrupted due to the installation of a networking software, or perhaps due to a Malware infestation. You will be able connect to the Internet, but the packets won't transfer back and forth And errors such as Page cannot be displayed may occur when using Internet Explorer. This tool will reset your Winsock and repair your internet connection.

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What's Live Running Now      System diagnostic Utility for 2000/XP/Vista

A free utility which quickly scans your Windows computer to find settings that may have been changed by spyware, malware or other unwanted programs. Running Now creates a report, or log file, with the results of the scan. IMPORTANT: Running Now does not determine what is good or bad and does not make any changes to your computer settings. “Running Now” is not an anti-virus, an anti-Trojan, or a spyware scanner. It only pinpoints how programs start up — it does not scan the system to identify every trace of malware. The text file it creates can be removed for study or stored as a benchmark. The script changes absolutely nothing on your system (other than adding its report file). You use it, at your own risk.

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Windows Explorer shell fix          Explorer.exe   works with Windows XP, Vista, 7 -  32 and 64bit systems

Explorer.exe is the Windows Program Manager or Windows Explorer. It manages the Windows Graphical Shell including the Start menu, taskbar, desktop, and File Manager these files can sometimes become corrupted. This utility will reset all the current windows shell dll files thus repairing any corruption.

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Desktop Reset tool   

Malware/ Spyware can sometimes infect and change your desktop configuration and registry settings. This tool will reset your desktop back to the windows default settings.

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Homepage Fix/Reset tool

When you use Internet Explorer 6 or 7, you may experience problems with your home page setting. Your home page setting may change unexpectedly, and you are unable to change it back. You may also find that after you reset the home page and restart your computer, the home page selection has again changed to a different Web site. This tool will reset your homepage back to windows default settings.

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Svchosts Fix

Svchost is a system process belonging to the Microsoft Windows Operating System which handles processes executed from DLLs. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer. At times files associated with it can become corrupted which will also effect Windows Updates, this tool will attempt to fix this corruption.

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Microsoft's® Windows Update Repair Tool  Works on XP,  Vista, Windows Server 2003 and 2008

This tool automates the most common fixes to issues with the Windows Update site. Note this Fix it Solution has two modes Default and Aggressive. You should run the Fix it solution in Default mode and determine if it resolves your problem with Windows Update before running it in Aggressive mode.

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Userinit Fix    For Windows XP SP2 and SP3 only

This file will fix issues caused by Malware where you can no longer log-in to Windows XP. When attempting to log-in your system reverts back to the welcome/login screen and it is stuck in a loop. NOTE there are 2 versions of this file, one for SP2 and one for SP3 please follow the instructions enclosed in each file. Choose the correct link below.

Download SP2          Download SP3




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