Uninstall Program when unable to remove from Add/Remove Program

One of our readers was facing this problem that when trying to uninstalling software or a program from the Windows’ Add/Remove Programs list, the system showed an error message and the program was not successfully uninstalled.

If you are also facing somewhat similar issue, then here are some workarounds to this problem.

Let us know why this problem occurs:

This usually occurs if you have manually deleted the tool from the system but haven’t uninstalled it or in case of a multi user system, some other user has uninstalled it but you have no idea about it. In these cases, you will come across the following error message Continue reading “Uninstall Program when unable to remove from Add/Remove Program”

[Solved] Windows XP Showing Classic Theme only

This is a common problem which one can see in many computers. The problem was reported by one of our readers who wanted to know the solution to the problem that his computer only displayed the classic theme of the Windows XP.

The thing is that any attempt to change the theme goes futile and the theme gets stuck only at the classic theme only. Not only changing the theme doesn’t work, doing a system restore doesn’t help either. Continue reading “[Solved] Windows XP Showing Classic Theme only”

Open Registry Key automatically in Registry Editor through Firefox

While reading about registry settings on the web pages just like our blog, you need to visit registry editor and navigate to different registry keys. To do all this, you need to manually traverse the keys one inside the other. Wouldn’t it be great if you can directly navigate to the mentioned key automatically?

If you are a Firefox user, then this is possible with the help of an add-on called “Open in Regedit”. What this add-on will do is, it will add an option in the context menu of the browser using which you can directly visit the mentioned registry key without opening the registry editor manually. Continue reading “Open Registry Key automatically in Registry Editor through Firefox”

Solution to Windows 7 Gadgets not working properly

This is the problem of most of the Windows 7 users that the desktop gadgets don’t display properly. Even some of my gadgets also showed problems once a while like the calendar showed without any dates.
If you have also seen some problems like this then here are the few solutions that can help you.

Solution 1:

To have Microsoft change the registry value for Value data in Zones subkey to 0 for you, so as to fix this problem automatically, download and apply Microsoft Fix it 50617.

To have Microsoft to delete the extra (parasite) zone from the Zones subkey from HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones for you, so as to fix this problem automatically, download and apply Microsoft Fix it 50618. Continue reading “Solution to Windows 7 Gadgets not working properly”

Delay SendTo Menu from Opening Automatically

SendTo menu in the right click Context menu is a great option to send files to the desired place easily but it have so many options to display that whenever we right click to open the menu, it takes some time to open thereby making the system slow to respond.

If similar is the case with you then here is a small registry tweak that can make the SendTo menu to open only when you click the SendTo option and not automatically. You will be able to open the SendTo menu when Continue reading “Delay SendTo Menu from Opening Automatically”

Steps to Remove Chrome.exe Virus

One of our readers was facing the issues in his system due to this virus called Chrome.exe. Although it usually is a setup file that is used to install Chrome browser but this can be a virus file if found in other locations than expected.

How Chrome.exe virus affects

The worm is found to spread itself through online messengers and internet. It also emails some link to all the people in the contact list asking to click on the link thereby downloading the worm.

It also downloads other malware and it will also attempt to propagate via the means of creating copies of itself onto removable devices such as USB flash and hard drives. Continue reading “Steps to Remove Chrome.exe Virus”

Solution to the “Folder View Settings getting reset” Problem

This was the problem of one of our readers that whenever he saves the folders inside another folder as name-wise the settings get reset to date-wise. This is a common problem that can happen mostly in case if Windows XP as the View Settings of the folder gets reset.

If you are also facing some similar issue then here are details and solution to the problem.

Cause of the problem:

Windows XP stores the view settings of 400 folders by default and with time, this limit is easily reached so it starts forgetting the settings when you store more than 400 folders or subfolders. Continue reading “Solution to the “Folder View Settings getting reset” Problem”

RegCool: Boolean Search Tool for Information in your Registry

Registry settings are like the spine of the computer as these are the settings that keep the computer managed. If any of the settings are changed then it may result in improper functioning of the system as well.

But there are times when we need to make some changes in the registry and it would be very difficult for you if you know nothing about the changes that you are going to make. With the help of the tool called RegCool, you can find all the info about your registry keys. Continue reading “RegCool: Boolean Search Tool for Information in your Registry”

How to Remove Astig.vbs Virus

One of our readers reported of having this malware called Astig.vbs and was facing problems due to this. So if this malware has also infected your system then here are the steps that you need to perform to get it removed.

Steps:

1.    Run Task Manager, and kill all the processes related to astig.vbs

2.    Permanently delete the astig.vbs file from the drives. If you know the location then delete it from there else search the file in the drives and delete it. Continue reading “How to Remove Astig.vbs Virus”

Jump to Registry Keys Directly with Registry Jumper

Sometimes it becomes very important to do some changes in the registry but there are two ways of doing that. One is you directly run the VB script and import the settings to the registry or just navigate to the actual location and modify the registry there manually.

While the first method is easy, second one is not that simple and is also time consuming. What if you have not much information about the registry settings, in that case registry tweak can Continue reading “Jump to Registry Keys Directly with Registry Jumper”

Monitor Registry Changes with RegFromApp

Whenever an application is installed it makes certain changes in the registry and it is difficult to detect which registries were affected with that.

So to ensure the registry changed we have a tool called RegFromApp that can monitor the registry changes made by the application. RegFromApp monitors the Registry changes made by the application that you selected, and creates a standard RegEdit registration file (.reg) that contains all the Registry changes made by the application. You can use the Continue reading “Monitor Registry Changes with RegFromApp”