Some of you have requested we post an article on the Lsass.exe process – hope this helps!
What is lsass.exe?
“lsass.exe” is the Local Security Authentication Server. It verifies the validity of user logons to your PC or server. Lsass generates the process responsible for authenticating users for the Winlogon service. This is performed by using authentication packages such as the default, Msgina.dll. If authentication is successful, Lsass generates the user’s access token, which is used to launch the initial shell. Other processes that the user initiates then inherit this token.
Lsass.exe has been infected in the past
The Sasser worm exploited a vulnerability in LSASS to spread via a remote buffer overflow in computers running Microsoft Windows XP and Windows 2000. The worm is particularly potent in that it can spread without any interaction with humans, nor does it ‘travel by email’ like many other worms.
Should the lsass.exe program end, for example, by the Sasser worm’s effects, then a countdown timer will appear on the screen, advising the user to save his work and close all programs before Windows shuts down. Read more…
What is JQS.exe?
When you open the Windows Task Manager (by pressing CTRL-ALT-DEL) you might notice the process jqs.exe that is
running with a low priority. Jqs.exe uses about 1.5 Megabytes of computer memory and 2 Megabytes of virtual memory while running. It also initiates I/O processes frequent basis, if you have those columns activated in the Task Manager.
The JQS process is related to Java. Jqs.exe is the Java Quick Starter which was designed to improve the start-up time of Java applets and applications by prefetching (pre loading) Java Runtime Environment files frequently into memory. This has a benefit for mainly users who run Java applications on a day to day basis. Everyone else would probably benefit from disabling the Java Quick Starter. Think of a user who encounters one Java applet per month (or week), would it make sense to run the process all the time because of those few instances where it might start the application or applet faster? Quite inefficient!
Jqs.exe is definitely queries the Windows Registry on a regular basis. The performance increase might not be huge but you will free up some computer memory and some I/O processes on the computer system.
How to disable JQS.exe
Now, if you want to disable the Java Quick Starter process (JQS.exe) you can do that in the Windows Control Panel. Open the windows control panel and you find a Java entry there which will open the Java Control Panel.
A click on Advanced and the selection of Miscellaneous will display the activated Java Quick Starter entry. Uncheck the box to disable the process. This will be visible in the Windows Task Manager immediately.
Asus 1000HR Eee PC Netbook review.
- 10 inch LED backlit WSVGA screen (1024×600)
- Intel ATOM N280 processor 1.66GHz
- 1GB DDR2 memory (expandable to 2GB, which I did)
- 160GB HDD built in plus 10GB Eee Online Storage
- Windows XP Home w/SP3
- 1.3 MP webcam
- Supposed 9.5 hour battery (Depends on Configuration)
- 3 USB, 1 SD card slot
- Weighs 3.2 lbs (with battery)
The print spooler service is not running Error!
So your getting the following error when you try to install a Printer in Windows.
Operation could not be completed. The print spooler service is not running.
How to fix The print spooler service is not running Error
1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog Start and type services.msc and click OK.
2. Double-click the Printer Spooler service, and then change the startup type to Automatic. This sets the Spooler service to start automatically when you restart the computer. Click OK. Read more…
One of the most annoying things to happen is when your playing your favirate game and you hammer the shift key five or more times. Windows kicks you out to the desktop and displays the following screen
This happens to me a lot when im playing Call of Duty 5 or Call of Duty 4 as my run key is Shift, so im there playing and running around and I hit the shift key to get away from other people trying to kill me, then without warning Sticky keys notification minimises the game and asks me if I want to enable sticky keys! How annoying! here is how to stop it. Read more…
Author Ken Kirby PCModHouse.com
I like to keep my links available at the top of my IE page. I also like to keep them personalized. You can do this too.
First, unlock your Toolbar by right clicking where your Back, Forward and Home buttons are
Then select to have your links available Read more…
If you have inserted a USB Stick or external HDD and its not there in the my computer as a drive then try the following.
- Open Control Panel and double click Administrative Tools
- Double click Computer Management
- Left click Disk management in the left hand task plane
- Use the lower right hand task plane to find the removable device
- Right click the removable disks space and select Change drive letter and Paths…
- Click Change and select a letter that is not in use
- Select a letter that is not in use
- Click Ok and click Yes to the warning (becarefull to only do this to drives that are not in use, dont do it to your windows drive!!)
- Now the drive will appear in My Computer
Alternativly you could try Acronis Disk Management to takle any other disk related problems
Thanks to Ewa Paszkiewicz for this Article
A few have requested this be posted as a fix so here you go…
Trojan.Zlob.G is another invention of Perfect Defender 2009 developers, that helps them to scare computer users and trick into installing and purchasing licensed version of Perfect Defender 2009. In fact Trojan.Zlob.G is imaginary application, main purpose of which is to mislead computer users. Usually Zlob or Vundo Trojan displays security alerts stating that your computer is seriously infected with Trojan.Zlob.G and your data and privacy are in danger. If you click on that alert you will be redirected to Perfect Defender 2009 download page.
Download SUPERAntiSpyware from http://www.superantispyware.com/ or AdAware from http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad_awar… both are best at removing these Trojans…
How to remove Trojan.Zlob.G manually:
It’s possible to remove Trojan.Zlob.G manually, but you have to be very experienced in dealing with registry entries, program files and .dll files.
The files to be deleted:
* %UserProfile%Application DataGoogleijdkq13324484.exe
Remove registry entries:
* HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWi… Defender 2009
Please be careful because manual removal of Trojan.Zlob.G may seriously damage operational system and sensitive data. Also there is a big possibility of incomplete removal, because some files could be hidden and program could re-install itself after you delete files and registry entries. So I strongly recommend you to use automatic removal tool.
This problem started to hit me just the other day, I litrally tried everything I could to to solve it, removing programs using appwiz.cpl (because I could not get into control panel) – Running appwiz.cpl from the run line opens add and remove programs without going into control panel.
Anyway this didnt solve it! so I did some more digging and I narrowed it down to a faulty cpl file existing on my system. Heres what I did Read more…
I know a few of you have contacted me regarding reciving a NTLDR error so I thought I would trouble shoot this one for you a bit.
Below are the full error messages that may be seen when the computer is booting.
NTLDR is Missing
Press any key to restart
Boot: Couldn’t find NTLDR
Please insert another disk
NTLDR is missing
Press Ctrl Alt Del to Restart
Why is it happining?
Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable.
Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
Corrupt boot sector / master boot record.
New hard disk drive being added.
Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file.
Corrupt NTLDR and/or NTDETECT.COM file.
Computer is booting from a non-bootable source.
Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable.
Verify the computer hard disk drive cable is firmly connected by disconnected and reconnecting the cable. Read more…
JkDefrag is a disk defragmenter and optimizer for Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista/2008/X64. Completely automatic and very easy to use, fast, low overhead, with several optimization strategies, and can handle floppies, USB disks, memory sticks, and anything else that looks like a disk to Windows. Included are a Windows version, a commandline version (for scheduling by the task scheduler or for use from administrator scripts) and a screensaver version!
Best feature we used was the screensaver version, how often is your PC idle? well why not make use of that time with a defrag – we also notices huge performance benefits when playing games.
For a complete list of Windows Vista keyboard shortcuts click Microsoft Windows Vista Help pages. The complete list is quite large and some are hard to remember. So here is a trimmed down list of keyboard shortcuts Read more…
MSConfig is a built-in Windows feature which allows you to choose which applications start up when you PC boots, give it a try Click Start > Run > Type “msconfig.exe” in XP or search for “msconfig.exe” in Vista. But be careful only to use the StartUpTab unless you know what your doing.
Once you have chosen your start up items they become disabled, but sometimes these programs can be quite stubborn and re-enable them selves – especially Ad-Ware or Malware
This is where MSConfig Clean up helps it removes the items from msconfig so that they wont start again, it also gives you a bit more info about the start up program
MSConfig would be a perfect startup manager, if it allowed you not only to disable items, but to delete them forever. Unfortunately it does not do that. This is where MSConfig Cleanup comes in! It scans the startup configurations and allows you to remove any item that has been previously disabled via MSConfig.
This is another great application and can be downloaded here
DriverMax is a new tool that allows you to automatically download the latest driver updates for your computer. No more searching for rare drivers on discs or on the web or inserting one installation CD after the other. Just create a free account, log in, and start downloading the updates that you need.
I used DriverMax and found loads of drivers that could be updated on my system, this great app can be downloaded here
No SpaceMonger is not a travelling vendor of intergalactic goods or a relation of a fictional marval character.
What it is, is a small program that provides you with a graphical representation of your hard disk, still not with me? well lets say you have a multiple files on your hard disk spread accoss multiple directories but you dont reqally know where the space is being used?
Well you can run SpaceMonger and it will produce a pictorial view of your hard disk
Version 1.4 is the free version and we think its pritty neat
Process Explorer is a fantastic alternative to Task manager.
Process Explorer Main Screen
Ever wondered which program has a particular file or directory open? Now you can find out. Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded.
CCleaner is a freeware system optimisation, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system – allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it’s fast (normally taking less than a second to run).
CCleaner main program
This freeware program is excellent when you get those annoying error messages
Annoying message given by Windows
Its called Unlocker and basically it can run in the background or it can be run manually so that when you delete a file it will let you know if any processes have a lock on that file or not.
Unlocker Right-Click Menu
It then allows you to kill that process and delete the offending file.
I have recently being looking to get a memory stick which boots Linux, so that I can develop websites and write programs in a contained environment.
I purchased a 4 gig OCZ Rally2 USB drive from Amazon for £25 and tested several Linux operating systems, using the guides at www.pendrivelinux.com.
I also wanted to get Beryl (now Compiz) working on the stick. I tried Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy, 7.04 Feisty, 6.10 and 6.06 – however Compiz only partially worked on some of them and each were very slow to boot. Also my network card was only detected in 7.10 which seamed to hang on the grub loader then kick into life(bout 3 min boot time).
I then tried pendrivelinux’s version of Mandriva http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2008/02/13/pendrivelinux-2008-install-from-windows/ – the install was fast and painless and the boot time was 30 – 45 seconds which is great!
The best thing about this OS build was the amount of software already installed and all my hardware “just worked” on both my laptop and my desktop – even Bluetooth and wireless worked straight out of the box.
Compiz comes pre-installed too with Intel and ATI drivers, so all I needed to do was install the NVIDIA driver and I was all set!
I now find myself using the USB pendrive more than my installed operating system because of the speed and flexibility. Big thanks to www.pendrivelinux.com!
Ok this might be of use if you are looking to install VNC accross a network, maybe via active directory or even if you just want a nice cool way to setup vnc without any hassle, it also checks and uninstalls a previous version.