Import Windows XP's Tree command results into Word

Import Windows XP's Tree command results into Word
We can use the Tree command to research our folders on Windows XP hard disk that gives results fast—too fast for our eye to catch. Here's how to use Word to create a Tree we can read in detail and at our own pace. To find out how many folders there are on your Windows XP hard disk, you can open a Command Prompt and use the Tree command. You'll get a very nice looking graphical tree structure showing all the folders on your hard disk. The only problem is that the display will scroll by your screen so fast and exceed the buffer size, so you'll never be able to see it.
Instead, try using the old MS-DOS pipe to funnel the output of the Tree command to an RTF (Rich Text Format) file. You can then import that RTF file into a specially formatted Word document and have the same graphical tree structure showing all the folders on your hard disk in a document. Here's how:
a)Open a Command Prompt window. b)Use the CD \ command to access the root folder. c)Type Tree > Tree.rtf d)Close the Command Prompt window. e)Launch Word and open a new document. f)Go to File Page Setup. g)In the Page Setup dialog box, choose the Landscape Orientation, and set the left and right margins to 0. h)Click OK and click the Ignore button in the margins warning dialog box. i)Go to Insert File. j)In the Insert File dialog box, locate the Tree.rtf file and click the Insert button. k)In the File Conversion dialog box, select the MS-DOS option and click OK.l)You can save the document and then scroll through the graphical tree structure showing all the folders on your hard disk.After following these steps you'll get the desired results.
Note:- This tip applies to both Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional.

Xbox Security Wasn't Breached:Microsoft

Xbox Security Wasn't Breached:Microsoft

"We have looked into the situation and found no evidence of any compromise of the security of Bungie.net or our Live network," Microsoft said .Microsoft said that there is fraud involved in its Xbox Live.In a statement,the company says that "There have been a few isolated incidents where malicious users have been attempting to draw personal information from unsuspecting users and use it to gain access to their Live account,".Microsoft also say "We think this is a good time to remind our members that they should never give out any of their personal information,". "This information could be used by other players for illegal or harmful purposes. Also, don't give out the personal information of other players," the company said.


Skype:Cunning Worm Burrows
Skype network is helping in spreading a new variant worm of the warezov or stration worm.Two security companies have reported about this. Dubbed ‘Skypezov’ by F-Secure three weeks ago, but noticed more recently by Websense in a new variant, the malware uses the popular VoIP and instant messaging (IM) network to attempt to connect its users into clicking on a weblink with the lure “Check up this”. Following the instruction causes any one of a small family of infected files to be installed which have number of purposes, including emailing the criminals using a connection to a Yahoo mail server to confirm infection, and opening backdoors on the PC. Mercifully, Websense reports, the SMTP Yahoo element of the latest version of the malware appears not to function correctly because the server is no longer working, but the program is still able to harness a user’s Skype contacts to attempt to spread itself to new victims. Although there is no vulnerability in Skype itself, the use of the software as a distribution channel exploits a new form of social engineering. As with other instant messaging programs, the chances are users will be more trusting of messages that appear to come from known individuals, and click on the link. As every, malware works in percentages, with even low click-through rates for this type of scam counting as a success. The incidence of the original F-Secure-researched variant of Skypezov was stated by the company as only being two people, but it now looks as if the malware has continued to seek victims with new versions of itself, no doubt trying new payloads as well. Malware that uses Skype as channel through which to spread is still rare, but has become more common recently. Only last December, http://www.techworld.com/security/news/index.cfm?newsid=7634another worm hit the network, with much the same design as Skypezov.



If this happens with your PC while trying to shut down your pc, a pop-up appears saying that 'command.com' is still running and it took more than 10 minutes just to open 'My Computer' then certainly your Computer have been effected by virus.ALSO THIS TYPE OF VIRUS ARE NOT SCANNED BY ANTIVIRUS.


Download HJTsetup.exe from this link http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/HJTsetup.exe to your computer. Install it. By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This. Continue to click "next" in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the "Select Addition Tasks" dialogue. Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there. At the final dialogue box click "Finish" and it will launch Hijack This. Click on the "Do a system scan and save a logfile" button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad. Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log and post it in this thread.
Do not fix anything yet unless you know what you are doing. This is a powerful tool that can crash the computer if used improperly.
Please download SmitFraudFix from this link http://siri.urz.free.fr/Fix/SmitfraudFix.zip Then extract the contents to your desktop.
!!!! Only run option #1 as runing the other options on an uninfected computer will damage the desktop.!!!!
Open the "SmitfraudFix" folder and double-click "smitfraudfix.cmd"Select option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present).Please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply. Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user.
If the Norton's 2005 is out-of-date download "AVG Free Antivirus" from the following link but do not install it yet AVG Free Antivirus
Go off line. Then go to start> control panel> scroll down to and uninstall "Norton 2005 Antivirus".
Once the unistall is complete go back to the decktop and install the free AVG Antivirus (do not check the box to scan on every startup). Go online and update AVG Free Antivirus.
You should now have an up-to-date antivirus running and the out-of-date one removed.

Ten Simple Steps To Protect Your PC


When you think of security, you likely think of banks and financial institutions or at least companies in fear of corporate espionage. However, they are not the only ones that have to be concerned about security. Anyone, including you, who use a home or business computer to get on the Internet, should be concerned about security. The Internet, though a wonderful tool full of a wealth of information, is also full of hackers, viruses, and scams that can cause your computer a great deal of damage. Luckily, though, there are ways to prevent a lot of what is out there from getting to your computer. There are tools and precautions that you can take. The following is a list of ten that can go a long way in protecting you and increasing your internet security.
1) Make sure that you have a firewall up and running on your computer as well as a virus
checker. In addition, make sure what any firewall that is included in the software that you are using, has been activated and is set properly. Consult a professional or your software's manual to make sure you have the settings on and correctly placed for optimum security.
2)Try not to share your computer. Obviously there are times when, especially with a home computer, that there will be multiple users. The problem is more with kids than anything. Children have a tendency to download anything they think they might need without thinking it through. If you do have to share your computer with kids, take time to talk to them about the risks of downloading software.
3)Backup your data often, especially what you consider it to be essential data. If you don't do anything else, make sure you backup your files. Anything you backup can then be recovered if there is a problem. Viruses, worms, and the like can eat up files and before you know it family photos, business files, or important contact information can be lost.
4)Make sure you know what you are doing before you download anything. Don't click on any unknown link that asks you to agree to install software to view their page. Sometimes those contain spyware.
5)A fifth way to increase security is to be careful about any business or sensitive information you access or pass on a public computer. You don't know what has been downloaded onto those computers that could affect your files. Public computers could even have spyware, key logger software, or a number of other programs that could steal sensitive information. If you must use a public computer, make sure you sweep it with some sort of spyware seeking program.
6)Carry a flash card with you. You can load your own software onto the flash card for use on any public computer. This will help keep you safe from viruses. You may also want to use it if you are going to be using a family computer that you are not positive its virus and spyware free.
7)Beaware of visiting porn sites or anything like that. Those sites often contain spyware, Trojan horses, viruses, and all sorts of nasty bugs. These sites can even have software that will run in the background of your computer without even asking you, so it is a good idea to just stay away.
8)Never open SPAM email while you are still connected to the Internet. Many times, just by clicking on SPAM you may be adding yourself to your own email address to another SPAM list. Often your email address will be used as the sending address and you will not know this, until your account is closed. You can also end up with viruses or worms from clicking on SPAM emails.
9)Turn off your Internet connection if you are determined to see what is in the SPAM email. If you really feel like you need to look at a message, but are unsure where it is from, shut off your connection at the firewall first.
10)Lastly, make sure you have a good virus checker installed on your computer. There are many free ones out there and they work well at protecting your computer from viruses. Look for a virus checker with regular updates, even daily updating, and make sure you receive those updates. Virus software will help protect your computer from new viruses and new worms that get discovered on the Internet. By making sure you are updating regularly, you can keep up with the viruses that are out there.

If this simple steps are followed you can be safe from danger.....