Archive | March, 2006

Windows XP tips and tricks

28 Mar

Save time, solve problems, and have more fun with Windows XP using these tried-and-true tips.

Microsoft CD Keys and XPKey.exe Key Generator

27 Mar

Recover your keys now!

Making Windows XP Start Faster

26 Mar

Stopping Unneeded Startup Services,1759,1768883,00.asp

Unlocking WinXP’s setupp.ini

25 Mar

WinXP’s setupp.ini controls how the CD acts.

Tweak XP

24 Mar

Windows XP Tweaks, Tips, Hacks, Visual Styles, Support, and Software

Forgot the Administrator’s Password?

24 Mar

How can I gain access to a Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 computer if I forgot the administrator’s password? How can I reset the administrator’s password if I forgot it?

Table of Ascii, Characters and Symbols

23 Mar

HTML Codes – Characters and symbols

Internet Explorer Tips

22 Mar

Kill The Messenger (Service)

18 Mar

Kill The Messenger (Service)
by: Stephen Bucaro

You are familiar with the software applications that you run on your computer, but you may not be familiar with the dozens of programs running in the background on your computer. These programs, called “services” handle tasks like event logging, spooling files to the printer, and networking. One of these services, the Messenger Service, can be reconnoitered by spammers.

The original purpose of the Messenger Service was to allow system administrators to send a message to some or all of the users on a network. The message appears in a popup window to alert the users. Messenger Service is not instant-messaging. It does not allow the users to respond.

All Windows versions install Messenger Service and turn it on by default. A program freely available from the Internet allows spammers to control the Messenger Service on hundreds of thousands of computers on the Web. Users receive popup spam windows that are not generated by the website they are visiting.

If your computer is on a network behind a firewall, or you have a firewall application installed on your computer, it can be configured to block access to the Messenger Service. Most firewalls are configured by default to block access to the Messenger Service. If not, configure your firewall to block port 135, the port used by Messenger Service.

Microsoft, in their ignorance of computer security, likes to leave “back doors” to your computer open. But they finally wised up and Windows XP Service Pack 2 turns off the Messenger Service. If you are running Windows XP, your best bet would be to install Service Pack 2 to turn off the Messenger Service and close several other security holes.

If you are running Windows 2000, you can turn off the Messenger Service manually. Select “Run…” in the Start menu and in the “Open:” text box type services.msc, then click on the “OK” button. In the “Services” window that appears, right-click on “Messenger”. In the “Properties” dialog box that appears, click on the “Stop” button and then in the “Startup Type” drop-down list select “Disabled”. Then click on the “OK” button.

If you are running Windows NT, select “Services” in the “Adminstrative Tools” utility. Then disable the Messenger Service as described above. If you are running Windows 95/98/Me, you can’t disable Messenger Service, you need to remove it. Use the “Add/Remove Programs” utility in Control Panel to view the details of “System Tools”. Uncheck the box next to “WinPopUp”.

Now, with the Messenger Service on your computer disabled or removed, spammers will have to go back to annoying you the old fashion way – with spam email.

Copyright©2004 Bucaro TecHelp. To learn how to maintain your computer and use it more effectively to design a Web site and make money on the Web visit To subscribe to Bucaro TecHelp Newsletter Send a blank email to


17 Mar

A short simpel guide on how to remove pop up banners
Perhaps the most annoying thing about the
internet is POP UP BANNERS. But what few people
know is that you can remove them!. The following
(very simple) is how to remove them

STEP 1 OF 1:

Simply copy and paste this HTML code between the HEAD
TAGS of your webpage

function /*e*/;{
return false;
// –>

1. This method will totally remove all pop up banners on all servers. If you have a site with frames in it then you must put the code in each frame.
2.This does not give you an excuse to use the evil Geocities. Geocities will still place an anoying watermark on your site
3.This is most usfull at tripod. You can now get 11 MB with completly no ads. (However the best free web space provider still remains angelfire)

How to remove pop up banners at sites you dont own
Okay this site is based around giving the code (above) on sites that you own but you can also remove pop up banners at other peoples sites!
Simply when you come accross the first pop up banner while surfing the net.. minimse it. No more pop up banners will appear during that surfing session!