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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Run Backtrack 5 On Android Devices


Description: Backtrack is a very popular linux distribution for penetration testing. It has hundreds of tools for pentesting and hacking. Now a version of backtrack is available for arm processor devices. Normally android based mobile devices uses arm processor so we can install arm version of backtrack on android devices.
This video explains very clearly step by step method of installing process of arm version of backtrack on android devices. Following are the steps and utility for the installation process.
1. Download terminal emulator,android vnc and arm version of backtrack.
2. Extract the content of img file and transfer it in to memory of android devices.
3. Install BusyBox and start it.
4. Open terminal emulator. use "cd" command to get in backtrack directory where extracted content is saved on memory card of device. In this case command is
cd /sdcard/BT5
5. Type "sh bootbt" and we will be in Backtrack.

Rooted android device Linux installer (Can be found on Google play) Zarchiver (Can be found on Google play) Busybox (Can be found on Google play) Android-VNC (Can be found on Google play) Terminal Emulator (Can be found on Google play)
- Read more at: http://www.securitygeeks.net/2013/03/how-to-install-backtrack-in-android.html
If you like this page, let Google know: Security Geeks - Security and Ethical Hacking Tutorials Home eBooks Pentesting Tools Hackers Media Wallpapers Section WebTools Section Partners Write For Us Wednesday, 20 March 2013 How To Install Backtrack In An Android Device - The Easiest Way Share On Google+Add This To DeliciousTweet/ReTweet ThisShare on FacebookStumbleUpon ThisDigg This Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger... Hello guys, today I'm going to show you the easiest way to install backtrack on an android device. For this tutorial you need: Rooted android device Linux installer (Can be found on Google play) Zarchiver (Can be found on Google play) Busybox (Can be found on Google play) Android-VNC (Can be found on Google play) Terminal Emulator (Can be found on Google play) All of the programs mentioned above are free. Ok, now let's start, The first thing you need to do is install Busybox from Google play: Install it, then open it when it's done, it will install some more things. When it's done, install Linux Installer from Google Play: Open Linux installer, then click on Install Guides from the list on your right hand side: When you click that, you'll see a list of Linux distros, click on Backtrack and you will see a screen with steps on how to install it. Now click on the second page of those steps, you will get a page that looks like this: Just click on "Download Image", and let it finish downloading. While it's downloading, open Google play and install Terminal Emulator, and Zarchiver. Terminal Emulator: Zarchiver: When it finishes downloading, open Zarchiver, and look for the ZIP file that you downloaded, and extraxt the image into a root folder called "backtrack", extract the image into an external memory card not the internal one. Once it's done, open Linux Installer again, and click on launch, you'll get a screen that looks like this: If it didn't recognize any distro, click on Setting > Edit then change the file path there to your backtrack image, the .img file that you extracted. When it finally say "backtrack" on the drop down list, click "Start Linux" Terminal Emulator will open, you just have to proceed with the installation steps, ask you for a new password, and some preferences. When it's done you will get a red "root@localhost~#" like the picture bellow: You are now in backtrack! Now if you want backtrack in GUI, open Google play, and install Android VNC: Open It when it finishes installing, and it will look like this: Set to the same settings in the picture, but not the IP address, you can get your IP by opening backtrack terminal, in terminal emulator, and running "ifconfig" command: Settings for VNC are, Username: backtrack Password: backtrac IP: from the "ifconfig" command or just put 127.0.0.1 Color Format: 24-bit Now click connect, and boom! You'r in backtrack Desktop! ;) When you finis using it, remember to disconnect VNC AND exit backtrack in Terminal Emulator, else it will be taking your battery in the background. And note that Ubuntu can be installed in the same exact way, just the username and password for VNC will change. 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- Read more at: http://www.securitygeeks.net/2013/03/how-to-install-backtrack-in-android.html
Rooted android device Linux installer (Can be found on Google play) Zarchiver (Can be found on Google play) Busybox (Can be found on Google play) Android-VNC (Can be found on Google play) Terminal Emulator (Can be found on Google play)
- Read more at: http://www.securitygeeks.net/2013/03/how-to-install-backtrack-in-android.html
Rooted android device Linux installer (Can be found on Google play) Zarchiver (Can be found on Google play) Busybo
- Read more at: http://www.securitygeeks.net/2013/03/how-to-install-backtrack-in-android.html
Hello guys, today I'm going to show you the easiest way to install backtrack on an android device. For this tutorial you need: Rooted android device Linux installer (Can be found on Google play) Zarchiver (Can be found on Google play) Busybox (Can be found on Google play) Android-VNC (Can be found on Google play) Terminal Emulator (Can be found on Google play) All of the programs mentioned above are free. Ok, now let's start, The first thing you need to do is install Busybox from Google play:
- Read more at: http://www.securitygeeks.net/2013/03/how-to-install-backtrack-in-android.html
Hello guys, today I'm going to show you the easiest way to install backtrack on an android device. For this tutorial you need: Rooted android device Linux installer (Can be found on Google play) Zarchiver (Can be found on Google play) Busybox (Can be found on Google play) Android-VNC (Can be found on Google play) Terminal Emulator (Can be found on Google play) All of the programs mentioned above are free. Ok, now let's start, The first thing you need to do is install Busybox from Google play: Install it, then open it when it's done, it will install some more things. When it's done, install Linux Installer from Google Play: Open Linux installer, then click on Install Guides from the list on your right hand side: When you click that, you'll see a list of Linux distros, click on Backtrack and you will see a screen with steps on how to install it. Now click on the second page of those steps, you will get a page that looks like this: Just click on "Download Image", and let it finish downloading. While it's downloading, open Google play and install Terminal Emulator, and Zarchiver. Terminal Emulator: Zarchiver: When it finishes downloading, open Zarchiver, and look for the ZIP file that you downloaded, and extraxt the image into a root folder called "backtrack", extract the image into an external memory card not the internal one. Once it's done, open Linux Installer again, and click on launch, you'll get a screen that looks like this: If it didn't recognize any distro, click on Setting > Edit then change the file path there to your backtrack image, the .img file that you extracted. When it finally say "backtrack" on the drop down list, click "Start Linux" Terminal Emulator will open, you just have to proceed with the installation steps, ask you for a new password, and some preferences. When it's done you will get a red "root@localhost~#" like the picture bellow: You are now in backtrack! Now if you want backtrack in GUI, open Google play, and install Android VNC: Open It when it finishes installing, and it will look like this: Set to the same settings in the picture, but not the IP address, you can get your IP by opening backtrack terminal, in terminal emulator, and running "ifconfig" command: Settings for VNC are, Username: backtrack Password: backtrac IP: from the "ifconfig" command or just put 127.0.0.1 Color Format: 24-bit Now click connect, and boom! You'r in backtrack Desktop! ;) When you finis using it, remember to disconnect VNC AND exit backtrack in Terminal Emulator, else it will be taking your battery in the background. And note that Ubuntu can be installed in the same exact way, just the username and password for VNC will change.
- Read more at: http://www.securitygeeks.net/2013/03/how-to-install-backtrack-in-android.html
Hello guys, today I'm going to show you the easiest way to install backtrack on an android device. For this tutorial you need: Rooted android device Linux installer (Can be found on Google play) Zarchiver (Can be found on Google play) Busybox (Can be found on Google play) Android-VNC (Can be found on Google play) Terminal Emulator (Can be found on Google play) All of the programs mentioned above are free. Ok, now let's start, The first thing you need to do is install Busybox from Google play:
- Read more at: http://www.securitygeeks.net/2013/03/how-to-install-backtrack-in-android.html
Hello guys, today I'm going to show you the easiest way to install backtrack on an android device. For this tutorial you need: Rooted android device Linux installer (Can be found on Google play) Zarchiver (Can be found on Google play) Busybox (Can be found on Google play) Android-VNC (Can be found on Google play) Terminal Emulator (Can be found on Google play) All of the programs mentioned above are free. Ok, now let's start, The first thing you need to do is install Busybox from Google play: Install it, then open it when it's done, it will install some more things. When it's done, install Linux Installer from Google Play: Open Linux installer, then click on Install Guides from the list on your right hand side: When you click that, you'll see a list of Linux distros, click on Backtrack and you will see a screen with steps on how to install it. Now click on the second page of those steps, you will get a page that looks like this: Just click on "Download Image", and let it finish downloading. While it's downloading, open Google play and install Terminal Emulator, and Zarchiver. Terminal Emulator: Zarchiver: When it finishes downloading, open Zarchiver, and look for the ZIP file that you downloaded, and extraxt the image into a root folder called "backtrack", extract the image into an external memory card not the internal one. Once it's done, open Linux Installer again, and click on launch, you'll get a screen that looks like this: If it didn't recognize any distro, click on Setting > Edit then change the file path there to your backtrack image, the .img file that you extracted. When it finally say "backtrack" on the drop down list, click "Start Linux" Terminal Emulator will open, you just have to proceed with the installation steps, ask you for a new password, and some preferences. When it's done you will get a red "root@localhost~#" like the picture bellow: You are now in backtrack! Now if you want backtrack in GUI, open Google play, and install Android VNC: Open It when it finishes installing, and it will look like this: Set to the same settings in the picture, but not the IP address, you can get your IP by opening backtrack terminal, in terminal emulator, and running "ifconfig" command: Settings for VNC are, Username: backtrack Password: backtrac IP: from the "ifconfig" command or just put 127.0.0.1 Color Format: 24-bit Now click connect, and boom! You'r in backtrack Desktop! ;) When you finis using it, remember to disconnect VNC AND exit backtrack in Terminal Emulator, else it will be taking your battery in the background. And note that Ubuntu can be installed in the same exact way, just the username and password for VNC will change.
- Read more at: http://www.securitygeeks.net/2013/03/how-to-install-backtrack-in-android.html
 
 
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Sunday, August 9, 2015

How to reserve your free upgrade to Windows 10

Microsoft will release Windows 10 its next generation operating system PC's, Tablets and Mobile devices this July 29th 2015. Windows 10 will be free for the first year to all Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Phone 8.1 users. In this article, we take a look at how Windows 10 will be distributed and how you can reserve your copy today.
 
Windows 10 will be free for the first year to all Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Phone 8.1 users.
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Wow, thats cool, but does that mean, I will have to pay for Windows 10 after the first year?
No. Its a promotion to get as many users to upgrade their existing Windows 7 PCs and Windows 8.1 devices to Windows 10. Once you upgrade, its yours forever at no additional cost. As Microsoft Program Manager for Windows Terry Myerson described it:
This is more than a one-time upgrade: once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device at no additional charge.
Source: http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/01/21/the-next-generation-of-windows-windows-10/
The first thing you will need to ensure is you have the latest Windows Updates installed.
Windows 7 users should ensure they have Service Pack 1 or later installed.
Windows 8 users should ensure they have Windows 8.1 with Update 1 installed or later.
For Windows 8.1, see the following article:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/install-latest-update-windows-8-1
For Windows 7, see the following article:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/learn-how-to-install-windows-7-service-pack-1-sp1
Backup your computer:
When making significant changes to your computer such as updating the operating system, you should always backup. See links to resources about backing up by clicking the link for the respective version of Windows you are running: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1
Also review:
How to manually backup and restore your files
How to: 10 Tips before installing the latest Windows 10 build
How to: 10 things to do if Windows 10 Setup fails.
How to: Determine if an application or hardware device is compatible with Windows 10
Once you have installed these important updates and followed the prerequisite instructions, you should be ready to receive your free update to Windows 10 this summer.
How will I know when Windows 10 is available?
Between now and launch, the following KB update (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3035583)  should be installed on your Windows 7/8.1 computer. Volume License customers will not receive this update because of IT requirements in managed environments. If its not already installed, open Windows Update and check for Updates.
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To check if the updates already installed:
Click Start (or press Windows key + S for Windows 8.1 users)
Type: view installed updates
Hit Enter on your keyboard
Look through the list for the KB3035583 update.
Once that is installed, you should see the following pop up in the Notification area of the Taskbar.
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Double click the Windows icon to learn more.
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The Get Windows 10 app will provide with a tutorial of how the reservation works. Click the Reserve your free upgrade.
  • Reserve FREE upgrade to Windows 10 now. It will download* once available, and you can cancel your reservation at any time.
  • You'll get a notification after Windows 10 is downloaded to your device. Install it right away or pick a time that's good for you.
  • After it's installed, Windows 10 is all yours.
Learn more: How to install the latest Windows 10 build from within Windows 8.1 or Windows 7
You can go through the slideshow to learn more about the new features offered in Windows 10:
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Windows 10 reintroduces the Start menu, with improved support for mouse, keyboard and touch.
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Windows 10 includes improved performance, better productivity tools, better software and hardware compatibility.
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Cortana, a new feature in WIndows 10 makes it easy to find files on your PC, Network and information on the web. The digital assistant can help you track a package, check flight information, find the name of a song or find out movie times. You can even ask Cortana questions.
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Windows 10 includes a much improved Store where you can find not only apps and games, but also media such as Music, Movies and TV shows.
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When you are ready, just click the Reserve your free upgrade and Windows 10 will be yours this summer.
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What are the official upgrade paths to Windows 10?
Microsoft revealed in a Channel 9 Video the official upgrade paths to Windows 10:
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Windows XP and Windows Vista users will have to do a clean install from a .ISO, so will Windows 8.0 users.
Source: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/WinHEC/2015/OWD100
  • Users of older versions of Windows such as Windows XP and Windows Vista will have to purchase a full retail upgrade and perform a custom install.
  • Windows 8.0 customers will have to download the Windows 10 .ISO file and perform a local in place upgrade. How to: upgrade from previous versions of Windows using Windows 10 ISO file
  • The edition of Windows 10 installed will be based on the logical edition of Windows installed, ie. Windows 8 Core (Single Language) will be upgraded to Windows 10 Home, Windows 7 Professional will be upgraded to Windows 10 Pro.
  • The free upgrade does not have the option to switch architectures, so the architecture will remain the same. If you want to switch architectures, you will have to download the Window 10 .ISO file in the appropriate architecture (32 or 64 bit) and do a custom install.
How to: Switch from 32 bit versions of Windows to Windows 10 64 bit
How to: Do a custom installation of Windows
  • Volume License customers running Windows 7 Enterprise or Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise or volume license editions of Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8/8.1 Pro do not qualify for this offer.
Will I be able to upgrade from the Windows 10 Insider Preview to the final release?
How to upgrade from the Windows 10 Insider Preview to Windows 10 RTM build
Can I do a clean install using the Free upgrade?
No, it will require that you are running a previous qualifying version and start the upgrade from within the qualifying version. You can initiate a clean install after completing the Upgrade.
Please be aware that you cannot use the free upgrade offer to perform a clean install on first attempt. You must first upgrade from the qualifying version of Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 (whether you do it through Windows Update or using the .ISO file). Ensure the upgrade is completed successfully and then ensure that it is activated. You can then proceed to do a clean install by using recovery media or using the Reset function in Start > Settings > Update & Security > Recovery > Reset this PC (Get Started).
See: 
How to: Perform a clean install using Reset this PC in Windows 10
How to: Create a Recovery Drive for reinstalling Windows 10
Can I choose a different language during the upgrade?
Cross language upgrades are not supported, the free upgrade will be installed in your local language. In fact, you should uninstall any language packs before upgrading.
For example, if the default language your copy of Windows 7 Ultimate was installed in is French and you added a English Language Pack; you will need install a language pack for English after setup is complete if you are upgraded to Windows 10 Pro. If you have Windows 10 Home installed you will need to install the Windows 10 Pro Pack ($99) using Add Features (Windows key + X > Control Panel) then download the English Language Pack.
Which languages will Windows 10 be available in?
Arabic (Saudi Arabia), Bulgarian (Bulgaria), Chinese (Simplified, China), Chinese (Hong Kong), Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan), Croatian (Croatia), Czech (Czech Republic), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Netherlands), English (United Kingdom), English (United States), Estonian (Estonia), Finnish (Finland), French (France), French (Canada), German (Germany), Greek (Greece), Hebrew (Israel), Hungarian (Hungary), Italian (Italy), Japanese (Japan), Korean (Korea), Latvian (Latvia), Lithuanian (Lithuania), Norwegian, Bokmål (Norway), Polish (Poland), Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian (Romania), Russian (Russia), Serbian (Latin, Serbia), Slovak (Slovakia), Slovenian (Slovenia), Spanish (Spain, International Sort), Spanish (Mexico), Swedish (Sweden), Thai (Thailand), Turkish (Turkey), Ukrainian (Ukraine)
Additional languages available as Language Interface Packs
http://www.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/windows-10-specifications
I am on a slow connection, what options do I have?
How to: Upgrade to Windows 10 if you are on a slow or metered Internet connection?
Do unused Windows licenses qualify for the free upgrade to Windows 10?
No. In order to qualify for the free upgrade, Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 with Update 1 must be installed and running. Unused licenses do not qualify.
Will I have the option of choose a different drive or partition where I want the upgrade installed?
No, it will require that you are running a previous qualifying version and start the upgrade from within the qualifying version.
I am dual booting with another edition of Windows, will upgrading affect the other installation?
No, it will not affect the other operating system, only the version of Windows from which the upgrade is initiated will be replaced.
Will upgrading to Windows 10 affect other drives or partitions in my computer?
No, only the drive where the upgrade is initiated from will be affected.
Can I switch to a different edition using the Reservation app?
The edition of Windows 10 installed will be based on the logical edition of Windows installed, ie. Windows 8 Core (Single Language) will be upgraded to Windows 10 Home, Windows 7 Professional will be upgraded to Windows 10 Pro.
Learn more: What are the editions of Windows 10 available?
If you want to switch from ie. Windows 7 Home to Windows 10 Pro, you will have to purchase a Pro Pack for $99 using the Add Features wizard in Control Panel. You won't have to install it from scratched, the Add Features wizard will unlock the edition.
I want to dual boot instead of replace my current version of Windows.
If you need to install Windows 10 on a separate hard disk or partition, you will need to purchase a full license.
Retail pricing information:
Edition Pricing
Windows 10 Home US $119
Windows 10 Pro US $199
Windows 10 Pro Pack US $99
Source: https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/windows-10-faq
Do I have the option of delaying the download?
You can configure Windows Update to check for updates but let you decide when to install them to avoid having the upgrade download automatically.
Do I have the option of choosing when to install the Windows 10 upgrade?
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  • Reserve your FREE upgrade to Windows 10 now. It will download* once available, and you can cancel your reservation at any time.
  • You'll get a notification after Windows 10 is downloaded to your device. Install it right away or pick a time that's good for you.
  • After it's installed, Windows 10 is all yours.
  • Learn more about how the update works: How to install the latest Windows 10 build from within Windows 8.1 or Windows 7
Troubleshooting
If the Reservation application (Windows 10 app) has a blank screen or does not work or is not available:
Please be aware even if you do not get the Windows 10 app, you can still download Windows 10 as a .ISO file, create a bootable copy and upgrade your system.
How to: upgrade from previous versions of Windows using Windows 10 ISO file
  1. Check Windows Update for an updated version of KB2952664 (Windows 7 SP1) or KB2976978 (Windows 8.x)
  2. After installing the Windows Update, re-run the Compatibility Appraiser. This will happen automatically within a day or it can be run manually from an admin command prompt:
    • schtasks.exe /Run /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser"
Once started, it may take 10 minutes or so for the appraiser to complete. Once complete, re-open the Get Windows 10 app and it will have the updated compatibility information. Restart your computer and try again.  Dan Charlton - Windows DirectX Graphics team
If the above does not work, try uninstalling both updates:
Press Windows key + X (for Windows 7 click Start, type: cmd then right click cmd and click Run as administrator)
Click Command Prompt (Admin)
At the command prompt, enter the following commands:
wusa /uninstall /kb:3035583
wusa /uninstall /kb:2952664

Exit the command prompt, restart and run Windows Update again.

Friday, June 20, 2014

How to upgrade a laptop's processor

When you think of upgrading your notebook’s components, what comes to mind? Adding a copious amount of RAM? Plopping in a larger, faster hard drive, or an ultra-speedy solid state drive? Certainly those are most obvious examples of bettering your PC. But you can also add extra performance by replacing the CPU—which isn’t as difficult as it may sound.

The Tools

We decided to replace the 1.5-GHz Intel Celeron M processor that powers a four-year-old Lenovo ThinkPad Z60m with a 2.0-GHz Intel Pentium M760 processor (the other option for the machine when it was available for sale). We purchased the replacement CPU from eBay for $60 (you can also buy CPUs from such online vendors as www.newegg.com or www.tigerdirect.com), and a 3.5-ounce tube of Antec Formula 5 Silver Thermal Compound ($10; available at www.newegg.com), a paste which is used to wick heat away from the CPU. You’ll need a screwdriver for this operation, as well as rubbing alcohol.

Step 1: Remove the Palm Rest

 

  1. Power down your notebook. Turn it over so its bottom faces upward.
  2. Use the screwdriver to remove all visible screws so you’ll be able to detach the system’s bottom. We recommend pulling out the battery and hard drive as well, as there may be hidden screws that also need to be removed
  3. Turn the notebook over. Carefully lift the edges of the palm rest until you’re able to gently detach it from the base. Be mindful not to lift it too swiftly, as there’s a cable that connects the touchpad to the base. 
 
How to upgrade a laptop's processor
How to upgrade a laptop's processor


Step 2: Detach the Keyboard


Carefully lift the keyboard and detach it from the notebook by unplugging the connection cable from the base.

How to upgrade a laptop's processor
How to upgrade a laptop's processor

Step 3: Lift the Heat Sink

 

Locate the heat sink (the large, copper-colored metallic object) and remove the screws that bind it into place. Beneath it you’ll find the processor that you want to swap out.
How to upgrade a laptop's processor
How to upgrade a laptop's processor
Use alcohol wipes to remove old thermal paste that may be attached to the heat sink.

How to upgrade a laptop's processor
How to upgrade a laptop's processor

Step 6: Add New Thermal Paste


Apply a small, but even amount of the Antec Formula 5 Silver Thermal Compound to the dark square that’s located in the center of the CPU. Then, place the heat sink on top of it. Press down firmly, yet gently.
How to upgrade a laptop's processor
How to upgrade a laptop's processor

Step 7: Re-assemble the Notebook

Reassemble the notebook and replace all the screws.

How to upgrade a laptop's processor

Friday, February 21, 2014

How to Clean An Infected Computer


How to Clean An Infected Computer
The truth is that it's a lot easier to keep a computer malware free than it is to clean one that is already infected. However, with the advice given in this article you should be able to remove any type of malware from your computer and get it back to working order. The main problem with most malware removal guides is that you have no way of knowing if all of the infections were removed. However, with my approach you can easily tell if even just running a single scanner was able to entirely clean the infection. Thus, this can save you the hassle of having to run many different scanners and the uncertainty of whether your computer is really malware free.

Make sure you follow this article in order so as to clean the infections with as little work as possible. The idea is that most people won't have to go any further than the first approach in order to clean their computers of active malware. Thus, effectively this article is actually much shorter than it appears to be.

However, before attempting to remove any infected files you should first back up all important files. These may include documents, pictures, videos, etc... This way if anything goes wrong with the cleaning process, which is a very real possibility, your important documents will still be intact. However, do not include any program files as it is possible that these may be infected. Please note that if your computer cannot boot you should follow the advice on this page in order to back up all important files. Also, while cleaning the computer it's important to remember that all scanners can sometimes be guilty of false positive detections. Therefore, before removing any files which you believe could possibly be safe, you should check them using the methods I discuss in How to Tell if a File is Malicious.

Index

1. Make Sure Computer Is Actually Infected
2. How To Clean Your Computer And Make Sure It's Actually Clean
    ​A) Clean Computer With CCE and TDSSKiller
    BIf Still Not Clean Then Scan With HitmanPro, Malwarebytes, And Emsisoft Anti-Malware
    C) If Needed Try These More Time Consuming Methods
    D) If Necessary Make A Bootable Disk
3. What To Do If The Above Methods Are Unable To Clean Your Computer
4. What To Do After All Malware Is Confirmed To Be Removed

1. Make Sure Computer Is Actually Infected


Before attempting to clean any infections from your computer it's important to make sure that the computer is actually infected. To do this please follow the advice I give in How to Know If Your Computer Is Infected. If the results of this do in fact show that your computer is infected then continue to follow the steps in the next section. Make sure that you follow them in order.

2. How To Clean Your Computer And Make Sure It's Actually Clean


Please note that advanced users may just want to skip to the last part about how to Make A Bootable Disk and clean the computer that way. This approach is the one which is most powerful, but it is also one of the more time consuming approaches. That said, if you wish you can jump directly to that section and then come back to the beginning again if the infection is not entirely removed.

A) Clean Computer With CCE and TDSSKiller
Download Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE). Make sure to select the correct version for your operating system. If you're not sure if your computer is running a 32 or 64 bit operating system then please see this FAQ. Also, download Kaspersky TDSSKiller . Note that if neither will not download correctly, or your internet connection is not working, you should download them on another computer and transfer them to the infected one via a flash drive. Make sure there were no other files on the flash drive. Be careful with the flash drive as the malware may actually infect it when you plug it into the computer. Thus, don't plug it into any other computers after transferring these programs. Also, I would like to point out that both programs are portable. This means that once you're done using them no uninstall is required. Just delete their folders and they will be gone.

After downloading CCE unzip the file, open the folder for CCE, and double click on the file called CCE. This will open the main program for Comodo Cleaning Essentials. If it refuses to open then hold down the shift key and, while still holding it down, double click on the file called CCE. After CCE has successfully opened you can let go of the shift key. However, do not let go of it until the program has fully loaded. If you let go of it even during the UAC popup it may not be able to forcefully open correctly. Holding down shift should allow it to open, even on heavily infected computers. It does this by killing most of the unnecessary processes that could be interfering with its launch. If it still will not launch then download and run a program called RKill. This program will terminate known malicious processes. Thus, after running it CCE should be able to open fine.


Once it's opened perform a "Smart Scan" with CCE and quarantine anything it finds. This program also scans for system changes which may have been caused by malware. These will be shown with the results. I would advise letting it fix these as well. Restart your computer when prompted. After the computer restarts run Kaspersky TDSSKiller, perform a "Smart Scan", and quarantine anything it finds. If anything was quarantined restart your computer once more.

Also, if your internet connection was previously not working please check again to see if it is now working. If not then you should go to this section of my guide about How to Fix a Malware Infected Computer and follow the advice given to fix your internet connection. A working internet connection is required for the remaining steps of this section.

Once you have verified that your internet connection is working, again open CCE. Hopefully it will open up normally this time, but if not then open it while holding down shift. Then open up KillSwitch from the tools menu in CCE. In KillSwitch, select the option to "Hide Safe Processes" from the "View" menu. Then right click on all processes which are flagged as suspicious or dangerous and select the option to delete them. You should also right click on any unknown processes that remain and select the option to "Kill Process". Do not delete processes flagged as FLS.Unknown. Next, open up Comodo Autoruns from the tools menu in CCE, and select the option to "Hide Safe Entries" from the "View" menu. Then disable any entries belonging to files which are flagged as suspicious or dangerous. You can do this by making sure the check box next to the entries is unchecked. You should also disable any entries flagged as FLS.Unknown, but which you believe likely belong to malware. Do not delete any entries. 

Now restart your computer. After it reboots, again check your computer using the advice I give in How to Know If Your Computer Is Infected. If all is well then you can skip to the section about What To Do After All Malware Is Confirmed To Be Removed. Remember that a disabled registry entry is not a risk. Also, note that even if your computer is found to be clean of active infections there could still be pieces of malware on your computer. These are not dangerous, but don't be surprised if running another scanning program still detects malware on your computer. These are the inactive remnants of what you have just removed. If you are not comfortable having these remnants on your computer then you can remove the vast majority of them by scanning with the programs in the next section.

However, if your computer is not yet clean of active infections, but at least one of the programs was able to run, then go through the steps outlined in this section once more and see if that is able to remove the infections. However, if neither program was able to run please continue to the next section. In addition, if even following the advice in this section a second time is not enough to clean your computer you should continue to the next section.

B) If Still Not Clean Then Scan With HitmanPro, Malwarebytes, And Emsisoft Anti-Malware
If the above steps failed to fully remove the infections then you should download HitmanPro  Install the program and run a "Default Scan". Note that if it will not install please continue to the next paragraph and install Malwarebytes. During the installation of HitmanPro, when asked I would recommend you choose the option to only perform a one-time check of the computer. This should be suitable for most users. Also, if malware prevents it from loading correctly then open the program while holding down the CTRL key until the program is loaded. Quarantine any infections it finds. Please note that this program will only be able to remove infections for 30 days after it is installed. During removal you will be asked to activate the trial license.

Once all detected infections are removed by HitmanPro, or if Hitman Pro refused to install, you should download the free version of Malwarebytes  Note that it has chameleon technology which should allow it to even install on computers which are heavily infected. During installation I would advise that you uncheck the box to "Enable free trial of Malwarebytes Anti-malware Pro". Make sure that it is fully updated and then run a quick scan. Quarantine any infections that it finds. If asked by either program to restart your computer, make sure that you restart it.


Next download Emsisoft Emergency Kit . Once it's finished downloading, extract the contents from the zip file. Then double click on the file called "start" and open the "Emergency Kit Scanner". When prompted allow it to update the database. Once it's updated select the option to go "Back To Security Status". Then go to "Scan now" and select the option to perform a "Smart Scan". Once the scan is complete quarantine all detected items. Restart whenever required.

After scanning your computer with these programs you should restart your computer. Then once again check your computer using the advice I give in How to Know If Your Computer Is Infected. If all is well then you can skip to the section about What To Do After All Malware Is Confirmed To Be Removed. Remember that a disabled registry entry is not a risk. However, if your computer is not yet clean then go through the steps outlined in this section once more and see if that is able to remove the infections. If the programs in part A of this section were previously not able to run correctly you should go back and try and run them again. If none of the above programs were able to run correctly please boot into Safe Mode with Networking and try scanning from there. However, if they were able to run correctly, and threats still remain even after following the advice in this section a second time, then you should continue to the next section.

C) If Needed Try These More Time Consuming Methods
If the above steps were not able to completely remove the infection then you likely have some very inhospitable malware inhabiting your machine. Thus the methods discussed in this section are much more powerful, but will take much longer to complete. The first thing I would advise doing is to scan your computer with another anti-rootkit scanner called GMER. It can be downloaded from Remove anything shaded in red. Make sure you do click on the Scan button once the program has finished its quick analysis of the system. Also, if you're running a 32 bit operating system you should download a program to scan for and remove the ZeroAccess rootkit. Information about this rootkit, and a link to a program to remove it from 32 bit systems. The AntiZeroAccess tool can be downloaded from the link in the second paragraph.

After scanning with the above programs you should next open CCE, go to the options, and select the option to "Scan for suspicious MBR modification". Then select OK. Now perform a full scan with CCE. Restart where requested and quarantine anything it finds. Note that this option can be relatively dangerous as it could possibly identify problems where there are none. Use it carefully and make sure everything important is already backed up. Note that in rare cases scanning with these options may render your system unbootable. This rarely happens, but even if it does it should be fixable. If running this scan renders your computer unbootable please see this section of an article I wrote about How to Fix a Malware Infected Computer. It should be able to help make your computer bootable again.

Once CCE has completely finished, again open up CCE while holding down the SHIFT key. This will kill most unnecessary processes which may be interfering with your scans. Then open KillSwitch, go to "Tools", and choose the option to "Hide Safe Processes". Now, once again delete all dangerous processes. Then, you should also right click on any unknown processes that remain and select the option to "Kill Process". Do not delete them. You should follow the advice in this paragraph each time you restart your computer in order to make sure that the following scans are as effective as possible.


After killing all processes not verified to be safe you should open HitmanPro while holding down the CTRL key. Then perform a "Default Scan" and quarantine anything it finds. Then perform full scans with Malwarebytes and Emsisoft Emergency Kit. Quarantine anything they find. Then download the free version of SUPERAntiSpyware from this page. During installation be very careful as other programs come bundled with the installer. On the first page make sure to uncheck both options about adding Google Chrome. Then click on the option for "Custom Install". During the custom install you will once again have to uncheck two boxes about adding Google Chrome.

Other than that the program will install fine. When asked I would recommend that you decline the option to start a free trial. Once the program is fully loaded select the option to do a Complete Scan and click on the button to "Scan your Computer...". Then click on the button to "Start Complete Scan>". Remove all detected files and restart wherever required.

After following these steps you should restart your computer. Then once again check your computer using the advice I give in How to Know If Your Computer Is Infected. If all is well then you can skip to the section about What To Do After All Malware Is Confirmed To Be Removed. Remember that a disabled registry entry is not a risk. However, if your computer is still not clean then go through the steps outlined in this section once more and see if that is able to remove the infections. If it is not then you should continue to the next section.

D) If Necessary Make A Bootable Disk
If the above methods were not able to completely remove the infection, or you cannot even boot your computer, then you may need to use a bootable CD/Flash-Drive, also called a bootable disk, to clean your computer. I know this may sound complicated, but it's really not that bad. Just remember to create this disk on a computer that is not infected. Otherwise the files may be corrupted or even possibly infected.

Because this is a bootable disk no malware can hide from it, disable it, or interfere with it in any way. Thus scanning in this way, with multiple programs, should allow you to clean almost any machine, no matter how infected it may be. One exception to this is if the system files on the machine have themselves been infected. If this is the case then removing the infection may cripple the machine. It's largely for that reason that you backed up all important documents before starting the cleaning process. That said, sometimes it's possible to get around that by following the advice I give below.


To do this you should download the Shardana Antivirus Rescue Disk Utility (SARDU). This is an excellent program which will allow you to create a single rescue disk with multiple antivirus programs on it. It also has many other useful functions, which I will not be discussing in this article. A few very useful tutorials for SARDU can be found on this page. Be very careful about the added offers now included with the installer. Sadly, this program now tries to trick people into installing extra programs, which are largely unnecessary.

After downloading it extract the contents and open the SARDU folder. Then open the correct executable for your operating system, either sardu or sardu_x64. Under the Antivirus tab click on whichever antivirus applications you would like to add to your disk. You can add as many or as few as you wish. I would recommend that you scan your computer with at least Dr. Web, Avira AntiVir Rescue System, and Kaspersky Rescue System. One of the nice things about Dr. Web is that it sometimes has the option to replace an infected file with a clean version of it instead of just deleting it. This may allow you to clean some infected systems without crippling the computer. Thus I'd strongly recommend including Dr. Web in your bootable disk.

Clicking on the names of the various antivirus applications will often direct you to a page where you can download the ISO for that particular antivirus. Sometimes it will instead give you the option to download it directly through SARDU, which can be found under the Downloader tab. If given the choice always select the option to download the ISO. Also, after downloading the ISO you may need to move it to the ISO folder inside the main SARDU folder. Once you have moved all of the ISO's, for the antivirus products you would like to include, to the ISO folder, you are ready to create the rescue disk. To do this go to the Antivirus tab and make sure that all desired antiviruses have a check next to them. Then either click the button to make a USB or make an ISO. Either will work fine. It just depends on whether you want to run this off of a USB drive or a disk.

After creating your rescue disk you will likely need to change the bootup sequence in your BIOS settings to ensure that when you insert the bootable CD, or flash-drive, the computer will boot from it instead of from the normal operating system. Here is a useful article on How To Change the Boot Order in BIOS. For our purposes you should change the order so that the "CD/DVD Rom drive" is first if you want to boot from a CD or DVD, or that "Removable Devices" is first if you want to boot from a flash-drive. Once that's done just follow the advice given in this other article about How To Boot From a CD, DVD, or BD Disc in order to boot from the rescue disk.


After booting from the disk you can select whichever antivirus you want to first scan your computer with. As I previously mentioned, I would recommend starting with Dr. Web. Once it's finished, and you have repaired or deleted everything it finds, you should shut down the computer. Then make sure to again boot from the disk and then scan with another antivirus. Continue this process until you have scanned your computer with all of the antivirus programs you have put on the rescue disk.

After cleaning your computer with whichever programs you've put on the disk you should now try booting your system into Windows again. If it is able to boot into Windows then check your computer using the advice I give in How to Know If Your Computer Is Infected. If all is well then you can skip to the section about What To Do After All Malware Is Confirmed To Be Removed. Remember that a disabled registry entry is not a risk.

If your computer is not yet clean, but you are able to boot into Windows, then I would recommend trying to clean your computer from inside windows, starting from this section of this article and following the suggested methods. However, if your computer is still not able to boot into Windows then again try fixing it by following the advice in this section of an article I wrote about How to Fix a Malware Infected Computer. It should be able to help make your computer bootable again. If even that can't make your computer bootable then try adding even more antiviruses to the boot disk and then rescanning your computer. If doing that still does not work then please read the next section.

3. What To Do If The Above Methods Are Unable To Clean Your Computer


If you followed all of the above advice and were still not able to clean your computer, but you're convinced that the problems are due to malware, then there's not much more I can do to help. I'm actually hoping that nobody ever reaches this section. This article is meant to allow you to completely clean an infected computer. Thus I'd really appreciate it if you could leave a comment below that explains what you tried to do in order to clean the computer, and what symptoms remain that make you think that your computer is not yet clean. This is very important in order for me to improve the article.


You can also seek advice from a specialized malware removal forum. A forum which I have found to be very helpful is MalwareTips. However, if even after seeking help on a malware removal forum your computer is still not free of malware, it may be necessary to format your computer and start over. This means that you will lose anything on the computer which you did not back up. Make sure that if you do this you do a complete format of your computer before reinstalling Windows. This will be able to destroy almost any type of malware. Once Windows is freshly installed please follow the steps in the next section.

4. What To Do After All Malware Is Confirmed To Be Removed


After confirming that your computer is now clean you can now try to repair any damage that may have been caused. For this I have written an article about How to Fix a Malware Infected Computer. Please follow the advice in this article in order to fix any damage that was caused by the infection. If after doing this your computer is running fine, then you can also open Comodo Autoruns and select the option to delete those registry items you had previously only disabled. This way they will no longer be on your computer at all.


Once you have successfully cleaned all infections from your computer, and repaired any leftover damage, you should take steps to ensure that it does not happen again. For this reason I have written a guide about How to Stay Safe While Online. Please read through it and implement whichever methods you feel best fit your needs.

After securing your computer you can now restore any of the previously backed up files that were lost during the cleanup process. Hopefully this step is also not necessary. Also, before restoring them make sure that your computer is very well protected. If you don't lock the computer down strongly enough then you may inadvertently infect it and again have to clean the infections from the computer. In addition, if you used a USB drive to transfer any files to the infected computer you can now plug that back into the computer and make sure there is no malware on it. I would recommend doing this by deleting all files left on it.



 

If you have any problems, or are confused by my directions, please leave a comment below and I will try to help you. Trust me, if you are having a problem then so are many others. I need to know this so that I can improve the advice in this article. Also, I do realize that there are a plethora of programs that can be used to clean an infected computer. I have selected these particular programs, and arranged them in such a way as to emphasize their positive qualities while at the same time compensating for their weaknesses, in an attempt to simplify the malware removal process. Please let me know if you see any problems with the approach I have outlined.
In addition, please help by rating this article. If you believe this article deserves anything less than 5 stars, please leave a comment below explaining how you think it can be improved or where you find fault. This article is written by me but fueled by the community. Thus your opinions and advice are not only much appreciated, but actually necessary in order for this article to grow and improve.

Monday, February 3, 2014

How to recover windows 7 password

How to recover windows 7 password

 

 

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Follow these simple steps to how to recover windows 7 password:

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    Once the facility is located, note the drive letter that is in the Location column . Most installations of Windows 7 is

    Notever, when starting Windows 7 install or repair facilities , a hidden unit is available which is generally not . This unit is given the first available drive letter , probably C: , leaving the next available drive letter , probably D: to the next unit - which has Windows 7 installed.

    Select the Windows 7

    In the System Recovery Options , select Command Prompt.how to recover windows 7 password

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    Tip: if the normal login screen of Windows 7 does not appear , verify that you have removed the flash drive inserted in step 1 or . Your team can continue starting this device instead of the hard drive if it is not eliminated.
 as shown to replace myusername with your username and mypassword with any new password you want to use :

    net user myusername mypassword

    For example, I would do something like this:

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    Close the Command Prompt window .

    Sign in with your new password !

    Create Disc Windows 7 Password Reset! This is the proactive step approved by Microsoft should have done long ago. All you need is a flash drive or a blank floppy disk and you will never have to worry about forgetting to new Windows 7 password.



    Confirm the crash and restart the computer.


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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

How to Create a Generic Windows XP Image

What this article is supposed to help you accomplish is to make a single image with the help of Sysprep, that can be deployed onto any PC regardless of it's hardware. This will save server space as each model will no longer need its own image file, and make updating images with new software or Windows Patched much easier.
In theory this is supposed to be done with Symantec Ghost; however I will do my best to keep it to a minimum so that hopefully Altiris RapidDeploy, Norton Ghost and other image programs will work with this. This is also intended for Windows XP, but very slight modifications can be done to make it work for Vista.
Also note that this is a guide, not a cookbook. What I am putting in here works for me and should be used for reference. At the end of this article I will post other links to web sites that I researched to figure out how to use Sysprep, so I suggest reading this and those web sites and create your own procedure based on the tools you have and your needs.

Step 1: Preparing Windows XP

The first thing you will need is a clean install or clean image of Windows. This is essentially a brand new copy of Windows installed on the computer.
Next you will need to configure Windows XP. What you need to do is remove any software that you don't want on every PC (such as the Games folder for example), install software every user will need (The updated Adobe Reader and Ghost Console Client for example), and change the Windows settings (turning off the firewall for example).
What you do not want to do is install software that only one department in your company will need. For example you do not want to install any Computer Aided Drafting programs drafters will use but no one else will.
Essentially what you want to do is get the PC ready so that when you install the image onto a new PC, it is ready to accept a user's specific software and settings and then go out the door. I figure most companies like mine will already have procedures on this and what they expect to be on a basic image.

Step 2: Collecting PnP Drivers

You're going to have a lot of files so I suggest you start organizing right away.
  1. First, create a folder called Sysprep in the OS drive (mostly C:)
  2. Inside the Sysprep folder create another folder called "Drivers"
Now you should have small file tree of C:\Sysprep\Drivers
The idea is to have all of the basic Sysprep files you will be using inside the Sysprep folder, and all of the Plug and Play (PnP) drivers sorted in the drivers folder.
Now you will need to start hunting down the drivers which is always tons of fun. I suggest going to the manufacturer's website and search for the drivers each model uses, but do not download them. Instead find out who makes what and get the model number.
Then I suggest going to each manufacturer and download the drivers from there directly. That way you are sure to have the most recent drivers available.
The drivers I suggest are:
  1. Network card
  2. Chip or BUS drivers
  3. Audio drivers
  4. Video drivers
  5. Mass storage drivers*
    *If your using GSS, you can use the DeployAnywhere tool to insert these drivers.
As you download these files, I suggest not putting them in the Sysprep directory, instead put them in a temp folder somewhere. The reason is that most drivers you download are in an .exe format and you will need to extract them.
To extract drivers from an .exe file you will need to run the file with the switch to extract them. Most of the time there is a help file that will tell you what it is. Sometimes running it with /? Will give you the options.
When you have the switch, there are two ways I like to run it. One is to use the command prompt and type it in manually. The other is to just make a Windows Shortcut of the .exe file, edit it to add the switches.
For example most of the Intel drivers require an /e switch to extract and /f to tell it where to extract.

As was pointed out to me, another way to extract the drivers from .exe files is to use WinZip or WinRAR. To see how to do this, please go here: https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/how-extract-drivers-self-installing-executable
One you have all of the drivers needed for all of the models of computers you plan to use this on you should have a file tree that looks something like this:

Lastly, before you move on, I suggest cleaning up your folders some to remove any applications and drivers you will not need (DOS, Windows 98 drivers for example). However don't be too worried about the size of your Sysprep folder because after it runs for the first time it is deleted automatically.

Step 3: Preparing Sysprep

For Sysprep you will need to get the deploy.cab file from Microsoft. If you have Windows XP SP 3, you can go here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=673a1019-8e3e-4be0-ac31-70dd21b5afa7&displaylang=en
If you have another version of Windows XP, you will need to get the correct deploy.cab file, so please use caution.
Now that you have the deploy.cab file, you will need to open it and extract all of the files to the c:\Sysprep folder we made earlier.
You will now need to run the setupmgr.exe application to create a Sysprep.ini file that will guide your computer threw setting up Windows. I will not tell you every step you will follow, I'll just go over the highlights.
Use the following steps to go threw Setupmgr.exe:
  1. Choose the Sysprep setup.
  2. Answer that you want to fully automate the installation
  3. Then start filling in the data that best suites your needs.
         A. Product Key: You will need to use one provided by Microsoft, if you type in an OEM key, your Windows will need to be reactivated 30 days after being reimaged. Please go to the following link for more information:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457078.aspx
         B. Computer name: I suggest a random computer name and joining to a generic workgroup. Reason for this is so you can image more than one PC and you wont have any trouble with multiple names on the domain, and it will keep your Active Directory clean. You can use the configuration task in GSS or just manually change the PC name and join it to the domain when your setting it up for an end user.
So now you should have your Sysprep.ini file somewhere. Locate it and open it up, there is still some more to do.
You will need to put the following information in the Sysprep.ini file. In the following picture, you will have some of these lines, the ones you do not, you will need to add to your Sysprep.ini file.

This next picture is the Sysprep.ini file I use with some slight modifications.

If you have any further questions about Sysprep, I will have a bunch of links underneath. Please check those before asking about them here.

Step 4: Putting it all together

By this point you should have:
  1. A clean version of Windows with basic software and settings.
  2. All of the PnP drivers for every model of PC you plan to put this image onto.
  3. A Sysprep.ini file ready to go.
Now I suggest you go to the following web site: http://www.vernalex.com/tools/spdrvscn/index.shtml
For this guide you will need to download SPDrvScn. The reason for it is because we need to tell Windows to load all of our drivers into the registry otherwise Windows will not look there when it searched for PnP drivers. There is a way to type it into the SysPrep.ini file, but it holds very few drivers before it gets capped.
When you download it, put it in the C:\Sysprep folder. When you have it downloaded, run it once in Windows mode and have it scan. Make sure it scans all of the drivers you will need. If you drivers are in c:\Sysprep\Drivers you should be good to go. Next you will need to create a batch file:

Now you are almost ready to start. First thing is that after all of your hard work, I suggest you copy your C:\Sysprep folder and all of the drivers to a safe location, such as a network server. The reason for this is if you need to do this again, such as to run MS updates, you can skip steps 2 and 3. You would just re-image the PC, update it, copy the Sysprep folder to the PC and kick off the script.
At this time, if you are using a Boot Disk/CD/Flash drive to capture the image of the PC, now is the time to put it in.
At this time run the Sysprep.bat file. Your computer will reboot. This is when you must capture the image. When you are done capturing the image, go ahead a boot the PC normally and let it run. It will go into a mini-Windows setup as it scans for PnP drivers.
When it is complete, open the Device Manager and make sure you add any drivers Windows is missing to your saved Sysprep folder and create another image.

Links

These are most of the places I went to learn how to do this. As I said before, this is not a cookbook. I would recommend going to these sites and teaching yourself how to use Sysprep, then you can tailor it to your needs.
The site to get SPDrvScn and learn how to use it any why: http://www.vernalex.com/tools/spdrvscn/index.shtml
Some Microsoft sites:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314479 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302577/EN-US/ http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457078.aspx
Some info on Sysprep for Vista: http://blogs.technet.com/backroom/archive/2007/02/08/automate-your-vista-factory-installations.aspx
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/building-standard-vista-image
Another Sysprep guide: http://blog.hishamrana.com/2006/02/22/how-to-image-windows-xp-with-ghost-and-sysprep
A guide on how to extract drivers useing WinZIP and WinRAR: https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/how-extract-drivers-self-installing-executable

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