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Does Windows Repair Kit Perform The Following Fixes
« on: June 29, 2012, 01:03:36 PM »
Hello, I was wondering if running all of the built-in fixes in Windows Repair Kit will reset the internet protocol as suggested on this page:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299357

I was also wondering if it resets both the proxy settings and the DNS settings.

Thanks.

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Re: Does Windows Repair Kit Perform The Following Fixes
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2012, 02:52:42 PM »
The repair winsock and reset proxy settings repairs in the program will :wink:

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Re: Does Windows Repair Kit Perform The Following Fixes
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2012, 12:26:33 PM »
Thank you.

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Re: Does Windows Repair Kit Perform The Following Fixes
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2012, 02:34:05 PM »
Okay, I have another question.

Will running all of the built-in fixes in Windows Repair Kit be able to restore all of the shortcuts, as is described in this removal guide for the Smart HDD virus:
http://malwaretips.com/Thread-Smart-HDD-virus-removal
In fact are there any fixes suggested in that particular guide that running all of the built-in fixes in Windows Repair Kit does not fix?

I ask because I need to make sure I address fixes such as this in my article. If it does not do you know of an easy way to restore these?

Thanks.
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Re: Does Windows Repair Kit Perform The Following Fixes
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2012, 03:24:21 PM »
My windows repair will move the shortcuts back to their proper location.

That virus moves those shortcuts to the temp folder. As long as you havent emptied your temp folder they should still be there. I made the reapir to put those shortcuts back because I kept having customers get it and had some users also request it :wink:

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Re: Does Windows Repair Kit Perform The Following Fixes
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2012, 07:09:34 PM »
My windows repair will move the shortcuts back to their proper location.

That virus moves those shortcuts to the temp folder. As long as you havent emptied your temp folder they should still be there. I made the reapir to put those shortcuts back because I kept having customers get it and had some users also request it :wink:

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So if I'm understanding it correctly just running all of the built in repairs will automatically do everything suggested in that removal article.

Is that correct?

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Re: Does Windows Repair Kit Perform The Following Fixes
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2012, 12:34:10 PM »
Pretty much :-)

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Re: Does Windows Repair Kit Perform The Following Fixes
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2012, 12:47:54 PM »

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Re: Does Windows Repair Kit Perform The Following Fixes
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2012, 11:19:06 AM »
Which repairs should be selected in order to fix all problems described on this page:
http://www.selectrealsecurity.com/fix-internet-connection/

Also, if there are any other repairs which should be selected in order to fix any type of internet problem please let me know.

By the way, the article I've written can be found here:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-fix-malware-infected-computer.htm

Please let me know if my suggestions about how to use Windows Repair Kit are correct.

Thanks.

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Re: Does Windows Repair Kit Perform The Following Fixes
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2012, 12:52:35 PM »
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Which repairs should be selected in order to fix all problems described on this page:
http://www.selectrealsecurity.com/fix-internet-connection/

I always run the rest reg and file permissions. Because if permissions are messed up a lot of the repairs wont work. So I like to make sure :-)

Register System Files
Repair WMI
Repair Host file
Remove policies set by infections
Repair Winsock & DNS Cache
Repair Proxy settings
Set Windows Services to Default.

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By the way, the article I've written can be found here:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-fix-malware-infected-computer.htm

Looks good :-)

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Re: Does Windows Repair Kit Perform The Following Fixes
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2012, 01:47:08 PM »
Thank you. I have another question.

Specifically which fixes would you recommend I run to fix all problems associated with the malware discussed on this page:
http://malwaretips.com/Thread-Smart-HDD-virus-removal

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Re: Does Windows Repair Kit Perform The Following Fixes
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2012, 01:49:01 PM »
Permissions of course and the unhide files and Repair Missing Start Menu Icons Removed By Infections

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Re: Does Windows Repair Kit Perform The Following Fixes
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2012, 02:03:48 PM »
Permissions of course and the unhide files and Repair Missing Start Menu Icons Removed By Infections

Shane
Thanks, so are you saying that I should recommend that they use "Reset Registry Permissions", "Reset File Permissions", "Unhide Non System Files", and "Repair Missing Start Menu Icons Removed By Infections"?

Are there any other fixes they should run for repairing damage caused by this type of malware? What about removing the proxy server, as suggested in the article? Should I also recommend that they use "Repair Proxy Settings"?

Sorry to ask so many questions. I just want to figure out how to get even the most novice user to be able to recover from an infection like this without having to go out of their way to ask an expert. I also want to figure out how to use this tool to repair problems with as few options selected as possible. I believe this should minimize the chances of extra damage.

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Re: Does Windows Repair Kit Perform The Following Fixes
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2012, 02:05:21 PM »
Yeah those will work as well  :cheesy:

All the repairs are safe to do, I normally run them all. :wink:

In the program there is an info tab for each one and it tells you what it does :wink:

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Re: Does Windows Repair Kit Perform The Following Fixes
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2012, 05:59:37 PM »
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Which repairs should be selected in order to fix all problems described on this page:
http://www.selectrealsecurity.com/fix-internet-connection/

I always run the rest reg and file permissions. Because if permissions are messed up a lot of the repairs wont work. So I like to make sure :-)

Register System Files
Repair WMI
Repair Host file
Remove policies set by infections...

Hi Shane,

Could you elaborate on that? I don't see any options in your tool that would fix "System Driver Files and Services."

Brian

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Re: Does Windows Repair Kit Perform The Following Fixes
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2012, 10:46:53 AM »
Where are you seeing "System Driver Files and Services."?

My tool doesnt do anything with drivers. The only repair for all the services is to reset them back to their default startups. (Very helpful when a virus or a unknowing user disabled some services) :wink:

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Re: Does Windows Repair Kit Perform The Following Fixes
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2012, 10:54:02 AM »
Where are you seeing "System Driver Files and Services."?

My tool doesnt do anything with drivers. The only repair for all the services is to reset them back to their default startups. (Very helpful when a virus or a unknowing user disabled some services) :wink:

Shane
He's talking about the part on this page about how to "Fix System Driver Files and Services":
http://www.selectrealsecurity.com/fix-internet-connection/

So does this mean that I should advise users who still have problems to follow the advice on that page?

Thanks.

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Re: Does Windows Repair Kit Perform The Following Fixes
« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2012, 10:58:01 AM »
Yeah, my program doesnt mess with the drivers.

The Repair Windows Firewall is the only repair that replaces some reg keys for some services. Other than that the set service to default is the other repair.

The one thing that keeps my repair tool from doing even better is the registry.

It doesn't replace much in it at all. And a lot of problems in a system can be caused by reg keys being deleted. Such as a virus deleting reg keys for services.

The reason why I dont have the program replace these is because there are SO many keys. Different for each OS version and a lot of keys are unique to the system itself. It would be like playing with fire having a program mess with your reg keys.

So until I find only the safest keys to replace my program will never be perfect.

But I am hoping to find a safe way to get this added down the road :-)

Shane

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Re: Does Windows Repair Kit Perform The Following Fixes
« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2012, 11:43:31 AM »
Please let me know if your program will work well to be able to fix the internet services, as mentioned in this article (in the section about Fix System Driver Files and Services, but below the part for 1. Fix System Drivers) :
http://www.selectrealsecurity.com/fix-internet-connection/
if I have already fixed the system drivers and services as described in this section of my article:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-fix-malware-infected-computer.htm#How_To_Fix_Remaining_Internet_Problems

I want to know if running your program would be enough to start/repair the services which are not running, or whether I need to use something similar to the .bat files.

Thanks.

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Re: Does Windows Repair Kit Perform The Following Fixes
« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2012, 12:02:22 PM »
Yes it does "Reset Windows Network Settings"

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I want to know if running your program would be enough to start/repair the services which are not running, or whether I need to use something similar to the .bat files.

Right now it sets the defaults of the startup of each service. But if the service has been deleted by a virus then it wont work. Only the Repair firewall repair replaces a few services. In the files folder with the program you will see "regfiles" there you will see what services the Repair Windows Firewall replaces :wink:

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Re: Does Windows Repair Kit Perform The Following Fixes
« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2012, 12:13:11 PM »
Yes it does "Reset Windows Network Settings"

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I want to know if running your program would be enough to start/repair the services which are not running, or whether I need to use something similar to the .bat files.

Right now it sets the defaults of the startup of each service. But if the service has been deleted by a virus then it wont work. Only the Repair firewall repair replaces a few services. In the files folder with the program you will see "regfiles" there you will see what services the Repair Windows Firewall replaces :wink:

Shane
My article is now able to advise people on how to replace missing services.

Can your program get any services, which are there, to start working again if they have been disabled?

Thanks.

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Re: Does Windows Repair Kit Perform The Following Fixes
« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2012, 12:17:22 PM »
Yes all the services, like I said, the repair will put ALL windows services back tot heir default startup :wink:

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Re: Does Windows Repair Kit Perform The Following Fixes
« Reply #22 on: July 09, 2012, 12:19:20 PM »
Yes all the services, like I said, the repair will put ALL windows services back tot heir default startup :wink:

Shane
Thanks.

I really appreciate you taking the time to answer so many questions. :smiley:

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Re: Does Windows Repair Kit Perform The Following Fixes
« Reply #23 on: July 09, 2012, 12:23:01 PM »
No problem :wink:

Shane