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Registry Entry for Anti-Virus Programs to Scan When you open attachments

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This is one of the most interesting topic that I came across while looking for the registry policy for Internet Explorer Icon – not the hack version by WinBubble.

Anyway, I’m going to post some screenshots of Microsoft Security Essentials in this guide, not because I’m a fan of MS Windows, but for the reason that in my experience - it is effective in detecting malicious viruses that you came across every single day.

According to MS, the registry policy lets you manage the behavior for sending messages to registered antivirus programs to scan files that you download by using Internet Explorer or by using Microsoft Outlook Express before you open the files. If multiple programs are registered, they will all be notified.

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If the antivirus program fails, the attachment file is blocked from being opened. If you do not configure this policy, Windows does not call the registered antivirus programs when file attachments are opened.

Configuring the Group Policy using the Windows Registry

Launch regedit.exe or Registry Editor using the Start Menu Search and go to this Registry Subkey location

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments

If the registry subkey doesn’t exist, Create a New Key: Use the Right-Click of the Policies folder – New – Key

Create a folder named Attachments and inside the folder, Right-Click any space,  New – DWORD (32-Bit) Value and use the “ScanWithAntiVirus” name.

ScanWithAntiVirus Registry Name

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By default, the Group Policy setting is set to Off - registry value of the ScanWithAntiVirus registry entry is 1. When the value is set to 3, the policy is On.

Just make sure that your virus definition is always updated

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Works with Windows XP Professional and above – checked with Windows Vista.

 

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Changing Internet Explorer Welcome Tab URL

Once upon a time, a malicious trojan invaded my computer and automatically sets registry values to Internet Explorer and every time you open a tab, www.114116.info opens.

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Anyway, too good to be true.

The malicious code gave me an idea to tweak Internet Explorer Tabs with my own url address!

For example, I want to have a custom address like Google or Yahoo every time I click the new Tab. Great idea Right?!

Custom IE Tab URL Address

Launch regedit.exe or Registry Editor using the Start Menu Search or Run Window (Win Key + R) and go to this location

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AboutURLs

locate the “tabs” value name, and change the value to whatever web address that you want e.g. http://mail.yahoo.com

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If the registry hack doesn’t work, try the user registry hive

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AboutURLs

 

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[Registry Fix] File not Found message with Web Browser Control

If your a developer, too busy with your work and you’ve encountered this message when your adding a Browser Functionality to your application. Here’s a quick fix and steps that you need in order to solve the problem easily.

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What is a WebBrowser Control?

The WebBrowser or simply Internet Explorer Control adds browsing, document or data viewing, and downloading capabilities to your created Windows applications using Visual Basic 6, and Visual Studio .Net. Softwares created that uses this control will allow the user to browse sites on the Internet's World Wide Web, ftp, as well as folders in the local file system and on a network.

It maintains a history list that allows the user to browse forward and backward through previously browsed sites.

Quick and easy Solution

  • Launch the Registry Editor (regedit.exe) using the Start Menu Search or the Run Window (Windows Key + R)
  • Press Ctrl + F for search, and type “ieframe.dll\1”

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Usually, This is the location of the value in the registry

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{EAB22AC0-30C1-11CF-A7EB-0000C05BAE0B}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{EAB22AC0-30C1-11CF-A7EB-0000C05BAE0B}\1.1\0\win32

Fix the problem by changing the default value to  “ieframe.dll” only

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How to delete Virtual CD/DVD ROM Drive from My Computer

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Mysterious Extra Virtual HD DVD-ROM Drive because of installation of Virtual Drive Software such as Daemon tools, Magic Disk and Virtual Clone Drive? or maybe previously removed, now non-existent CD-ROM drive… These are some simple problems that we can encounter everyday in using Windows.

Open the Device Manager

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Click the Virtual Driver, and select the device

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Go to the Properties and Disable the Selected Device

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Result

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Uninstalling the Driver

If you want to remove them permanently - the uninstall option is the quickest way to solve the problem.

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