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Autoruns: a tricky option to be wary of...

This week, I had the occasion to work on a computer who had been infected by several malwares. Removing the malwares wasn’t much of a problem using my customized BartPE-based BootCD but the nasties left all sort of tracks behind them that I had to wipe clean. One of the consequences of these infections was that several administration tools wouldn’t run, most noticeably Regedit. Several viruses try to make the job as hard as they can for the computer user to get rid of the malwares and one of the best way to prevent this is to disable several tools that are usually very helpful in the process…

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Windows Vista and batch files: UAC changes the rules (Part 2 of 2)

In the previous entry of this series, we discussed about how Windows Vista forced a path change when running a batch file elevated with UAC enabled, which causes the current directory to be different from the batch file location, which creates some problems when running some external tools residing in the batch file directory. The solution I found was to change the current directory at the very start of the batch file execution using a simple sequence.

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