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Remove Virus in XP that Blocks Access to Orkut

19 Jul

There is a certain virus that prevents XP users from opening http://www.orkut.com from any of the available browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera etc).

For many Orkut addicts, it is nearly impossible to live without Orkutting.

So here we have the solution for your problem.

Follow the steps exactly as written here and in the same sequence.

Procedure:

  1. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL. Open the Task Manager and go to Processes.
  2. Look for svchost.exe under the image name. Find the ones that have your username under the Username tab.
  3. Press DEL to kill these processes. Click Yes to ignore the warning.
  4. Repeat for more svchost.exe files with your username and repeat. Be careful not to kill svchost.exe with system, local service or network service.
  5. Now go to My Computer.
  6. In the address bar, type “C:\heap41a” and press Enter. Delete all the files in here.
  7. Now go to Start. Click Run and type “Regedit“.
  8. In the menu bar click Edit and then click Find.
  9. Type “heap41a” and press Enter.
  10. The display will show you the following:
    “[winlogon] C:\heap41a\svchost.exe C:\heap(some number)\std.txt”
  11. Press DELand click Yes to ignore the warning.
  12. Close the Registry Editor.

BANG! The virus would be gone!

Note: Please format all your pen drives because the virus might be hidden in there in a microsoft.exe autorun.inf file, which you might not be able to find. This would mean you should repeat the whole procedure above. (After the pendrive is formatted.)

Now you should be able to access Orkut without much trouble!

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6 Comments

Posted by on July 19, 2007 in Help, Tricks

 

6 responses to “Remove Virus in XP that Blocks Access to Orkut

  1. manishjain

    August 12, 2007 at 11:20 pm

    thanks buddy,………..
    ur steps were really helpful in removing the virus……
    they were prompt and exact….
    thnx once again

     
  2. Tanveer

    October 27, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    yaar i did but its not working i performed this procedure
    but still same if i select show hidden file but no show
    any other procedure
    plzz tell

     
  3. munchy

    October 29, 2008 at 10:21 am

    dude the worm may have evolved so u’ll have 2 do a bit more orkutting.

     
  4. maher

    December 10, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    aaa

     
  5. chetan shetty

    February 21, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Ya… Definetly i will try it….!!!!

     
  6. manish

    March 27, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    i hv done the process forn removing hidden virus but still my laptop not showing hidden viruses may be i delete som extra files during the prosess of deleting file with value 2 or 0
    how can i correct it plz tell

     

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