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  1. #1
    For all the noobs who have to search thru each thread to find a really good tip about dl/ul with KL++. So, starting here, is the QUICK, SIMPLE and BEST TIPS u'll see in this forum. Members, please only post BEST tips u can think of in bullit point if possible. thx. n00bs, 99% of the question/"problem" you have has been posted and provided a solution for it. Please go through these tips, the links on my signature and search the forum. If all fails and feel that your question/"problem" is new to this board, then post your question/"problem" case accordingly in the Kazaa Lite Related threads thx. MODS/ADMINS/MEMBERS, feel free to send me a PM with any correction. thx

    HOW TO DOWNLOAD FASTER? (example 1)
    1. First and foremost is Tweak:
      1. YOUR Windows - <span style='color:green'>95
      1. , 98, 2000 Pro and Server, ME, XP Home & XP Pro (TO GET OPTIMAL ENVIRONMENT USING KaZaa LITE, GET WINDOWS 2000 OR XP. THIS IS BECUASE WINDOWS 95/98 DO NOT HAVE MUCH ROOM TO TWEAK, NOT KL++)
      2. YOUR Firewalls - either check on YOUR firewall's site or and type "tweak firewall"
      3. YOUR ISP setup - either check on YOU ISP's site or go here and type "tweak dsl" or whichever connection YOU have
      4. Close any unnecessary program - turn off and remove unneeded services. By default, many operating systems install auxiliary services that are not critical, such as an FTP server, telnet, and a Web server
      </span>
    2. Find the highest bandwidth of the file you are looking for and start downloading
    3. Then search for any kind of file with hi-bandwidth, like old madonna songs (3096K bandwidth). download that file and let it be
    4. Now change your search setting to 2 min and search for the file YOU origianlly wanted. don't keep it forever. it could slow YOU down instead (PLEASE NOTE THAT KEEPING AUTO SEARCH ON INDEFINETLY COULD CAUSE MORE HARM THAN GOOD TO SOME USERS WHO DIDN'T FOLLOW THE TWEAKING STEPS)
    5. Once you stop the search, if the file YOU want has a lot of resources, then click on the plus sign
    6. Highlight the highest bandwidth user, right click and click "find more for this user"
    7. NOTE: The time where YOU are not using YOUR PC (like when YOU sleep) is the fastest YOU might notice the optimal speed.
    INDEX
    1. KL++ TOP 20 MOST REPEATED QUESTIONS, "PROBLEMS" AND "CONCERNS" KL++ USERS TALK ABOUT, YET MISS/FAIL TO SEARCH THE BOARD TO FIND THE POSTED ANSWERS/FACTS
    2. HOW TO TROUBLESHOOT YOUR PC? (Guide)
    3. DEFAULT SETTINGS IN KL++ THAT DO NOT NEED TO BE CHANGED
    4. HOW TO DOWNLOAD FASTER? (example 1)
    5. HOW TO DOWNLOAD FASTER? (example 2)
    6. HOW TO DOWNLOAD FASTER? (example 3)
    7. HOW TO DOWNLOAD FASTER? (example 4)
    8. HOW TO TEST WHY YOU CAN ONLY DOWNLOAD FROM ONE USER?
    9. HOW TO DO A CLEAN INSTALL AFTER EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITHOUT SOLUTIONS?
    10. HOW TO KNOW IF YOUR DOWNLOAD IS A FAKE BEFORE IT FINISHES?
    11. HOW TO AVOID FAKE MUSIC FILES? (two examples)
    12. HOW TO RESTART DEAD DOWNLOADS?
    13. HOW TO RESOLVE CODECS PROBLEMS? (one example)
    14. HOW TO DELETE STUBBORN FILES?
    15. HOW TO ELIMINATE BIG PROBLEMS WITH SMALL PROGRAMS?
    16. HOW TO BLOCK ADS AND MAINTAIN THE SUPERTRICK (hosts file - example 1)
    17. HOW TO BLOCK ADS AND MAINTAIN THE SUPERTRICK (hosts file - example 2)
    18. HOW TO BLOCK ADS AND MAINTAIN THE SUPERTRICK (hosts file - example 3)
    19. HOW TO SPEED-UP YOUR IP RESOLVING IN THE SUPERTRICK (hosts file)
    20. HOW TO SPEED-UP YOUR WEB SURFING
    21. HOW TO STOP SPAM VIA WINDOWS MESSENGER SERVICE
    22. HOW TO TWEAK THE REGISTRY SETTINGS FOR MAXIMUM PROTECTION FROM NETWORK ATTACK
    23. WHAT IS A WEB BASED PROXY
    24. ONE LINERS THAT CAN HELP YOU RESOLVE/UNDERSTAND YOUR PROBLEM
    25. HELPFUL LINKS
    RELATING POSTS: comming soon...Also a seperate guide for OS will be included

    RESULTS WILL VARY
    No matter how good your systems may be, they're only as effective as what you put into them.

    CREDIT/OTHER: ALL TIPS WHERE COMPILED FROM POSTS ON THIS BOARD AND MY EXPERIENCE. IN ADDITION, THEY ARE BASED ON YOU USING THE LATEST SOFTWARE VERSION OF THE PROGRAM DISCUSSED

    updated
    Last edited by nikita69; 08-01-2005 at 03:11 AM.

  2. File Sharing   -   #2
    HOW TO DO A CLEAN INSTALL AFTER EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITHOUT SOLUTIONS?
    1. Backup ALL downloaded files, and partially download ".dat" files (I would recommend copying them to your desktop until KL++ is reinstalled)
    2. Close all KL++ related tools (avipreview, kdat, ksig, etc..)
    3. Uninstall KL++ completely through the "Ad/Remove Programs" in Control Panel
    4. Delete the programs folder (usually C:&#092;Program Files&#092;Kazaa Lite or C:&#092;Documents and Settings&#092;user_name&#092;Application Data&#092;Kazaa Lite)
    5. Clean all traces of K-Lite from the registry using a program like RegCleaner
      IMPORTANT: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 256986 - Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
    6. Do a virus and spyware scan using the latest deffenitions, remove offending files (Spybot) (AdAware)
    7. Download from K-Lite - select "Save As" not "Open". DO NOT DOWNLAOD BETA version of Kazaa Lite K++
    8. Make sure nothing else is running on your computer (like other file sharing applications), then install with the settings you like
    9. Select the option of "Delete all Kazaa Lite registry keys before installing [This will reset all settings to DEFAULT]"
    10. Also select the option of "Supertrick [This will block a lot of advertising on websites]"
    11. Copy downloads back to downloads folder (usually C:&#092;My Shared Folder)
      That should do it, hopefully....
    12. Start KL++ and enjoy
    CORRECTED, thx to Phalkon30 & ShareHolder

    RELATING POSTS: comming soon...

    RESULTS WILL VARY
    No matter how good your systems may be, they&#39;re only as effective as what you put into them.

    updated

  3. File Sharing   -   #3
    HOW TO DELETE STUBBORN FILES?
    • First, a brief explanation on why this happens. This is usually because an active process has an open handle to the file which prevents it from being deleted. Normally if you close down all running programs you&#39;ll find that most files will then be free to delete, but that&#39;s not always the case, and in some cases it may even be a trojan that&#39;s preventing itself from being deleted.
    1. MoveFileEx - A Windows function that moves an existing file or directory
      1. IMPORTANT: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 256986 - Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
      2. The MOVEFILE_DELAY_UNTIL_REBOOT option places an entry under the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE&#092;SYSTEM&#092;CurrentControlSet&#092;Control&#092;Session Manager&#092;PendingFileRenameOperations and the file is moved or deleted (if destination NULL) when the system next reboots. Unfortunately as this is not supported under Windows95/98 an application must use entries in WININIT.ini to achieve the same effect.
      3. BOOL MoveFileEx (LPCTSTR pExistingFilePath, LPCTSTR pNewFilePath, DWORD dwFlags)
        • TRUE if function succeeded
          • pExistingFilePath.......Source path to an existing file
            pNewFilePath............New location for the file
            dwFlags....................Optoions controlling the move
        • Move or rename a file to a new location.
          Only meaningfully implemented on NT. Windows95 returns
          ERROR_CALL_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, use MoveFile instead.
          The source and destination path should be on the same drive as the system can then just change folder entries without actually copying the file contents. If MOVEFILE_COPY_ALLOWED is supplied and the system needs to copy the file it will require the additional disk space for the temporary file, in this case the original file is deleted only after the copy is successful.
      4. The flags allow more control over the move, it can be zero or a combination of the following values :
        • MOVEFILE_REPLACE_EXISTING.......The destination can be overwritten if it exists
          MOVEFILE_COPY_ALLOWED.............Allow a copy if destination on a different drive to the source
          MOVEFILE_DELAY_UNTIL_REBOOT...The move takes place on reboot (NT only)
          MOVEFILE_WRITE_THROUGH...........Do not return until changes flushed to disk (NT only)
      OR
    2. Using Windows InProcServer32 process
      1. IMPORTANT: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 256986 - Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
      2. Open notepad, copy and paste the code below. Then save the file as "avifix.inf" without the quotes
        • ; Windows XP explorer movie fix.
          ;
          ; WARNING - Use this file at your own risk.
          ;
          ; Executing this file will remove a registry key which makes explorer load shmedia.dll.
          ; Simply put, this removes the annoying "permission denied" errors when trying to
          ; move/copy/delete AVI files.
          ;
          ; To use this fix, right-click on the file and select install. Done.
          ;
          ; Information about the registry key from multiple sources.
          ; Inf-file compiled by Moo (2002-03-22).
          ; Idea by Duxus. Thanks to the kind people of "[BBB] Sweden #01", you know who you are&#33;
          ;

          [version]
          signature="&#036;Windows NT&#036;"

          [DefaultInstall]
          DelReg = Reduce.Reg

          [Reduce.Reg]
          HKLM, "SOFTWARE&#092;Classes&#092;CLSID&#092;{87D62D94-71B3-4b9a-9489-5FE6850DC73E}&#092;InProcServer32"
      3. Right-click "avifix.inf" and select install
      OR
    3. Delete the file in DOS mode (99.99% success ratio)
      1. Download & install DOS Here (197kb) - "An Explorer Shell Extension to provide easy and quick access to the DOS Prompt in the requested folder"
      2. Open Explorer and go to the directory where the stubborn file resides (DO NOT HIGHLIGHT THE FILE)
      3. Right Click and select "CMD here"
      4. Close all open applications
      5. Open the Task Manager and click on the Processes tab, select "explorer.exe" under Image Name, click "End Process"
      6. You will only have the command prompt and the task manager open
      7. In the Command Prompt, DEL the offending files (DEL *.mpg, DEL mus*.avi, DEL test.wmv, etc.)
      8. The files should now delete without a problem. Now go back to the task manager and click on the Applications tab. Click the "New Task..." button. in the dialog, type explorer.exe and click OK
      OR
    4. Delete the file association first
      1. IMPORTANT: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 256986 - Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
      2. Start >Run >regedit {enter}
      3. Navigate to this key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT&#092;SystemFileAssociations&#092;.avi&#092;shellex&#092;PropertyHandler
      4. Delete the "Default" key
      5. Close regedit
      6. Follow the above test again, is a simple del doesn&#39;t work
      AND
    5. Delete the file in DOS mode
      1. Start >Run >cmd {enter}
      2. Navigate to the folder the file is in, i.e. if its in c:&#092;folder&#092;anotherfolder&#092;file, type "cd c:&#092;folder&#092;anotherfolder" {enter} The coomand prompt should change to let you know you are in the correct directory.
      3. Type "dir /x" {enter}
      4. The offending file will be listed like (filena~1.xxx)
      5. Type attrib -r -s -a -h filename.extension {enter}
      6. Take note of the name and type "del filena~1.xxx" {enter}
      OR
    6. Try to take ownership of the file
      1. Right click the file
      2. Select the security Tab
      3. Select properties
      4. Select Advanced
      5. Select Owner
      6. Find the User or group you wish to give ownership to and select it
      7. Click apply
      8. now try deleting it.
      OR
    7. If the file is Media (MP3, MPG, AVI, etc...)
      1. Remember the filename (X) and location
      2. Run another file (Y) with the same extension
      3. now Delete the file (X)
        This occurs sometimes when windows thinks that the file (X) ur trying to delete is still open, eventhough u closed the app and the file.
      OR
    8. Try one of these small programs
      1. FreeFile - "FreeFile will free a file by finding the process that holds the lock, and allow you to terminate it"
      2. ZAP - "deletes files that are either in use or otherwise cannot be deleted" (works with XP & 2K)
      3. DELLATER (3kb) - "DelLater is the ideal program to use when you can&#39;t delete a file, no matter how hard you try" - This tool does the same as above in Option 1
    RELATING POSTS: comming soon...

    RESULTS WILL VARY
    No matter how good your systems may be, they&#39;re only as effective as what you put into them.

    updated

  4. File Sharing   -   #4
    HOW TO RESTART DEAD DOWNLOADS?
    1. Open KDAT before starting KL++
    2. Select one file and click {Delete} on the sources side
    3. Small windows pops-up, select {Delete all <Not Stored> sources}
    4. Press {Delete}
      Tip: Monitor your files for <Not Stored> sources and delete them
    RELATING POSTS: comming soon...

    RESULTS WILL VARY
    No matter how good your systems may be, they&#39;re only as effective as what you put into them.

    updated

  5. File Sharing   -   #5
    HOW TO RESOLVE CODECS PROBLEMS? (one possibility)
    1. Unistall ALL additional codecs not done by WMP and any video/audio player that might contain CODECS, Reboot if necessary
    2. Uninstalled ALL WMP and Reboot if necessary
    3. Download K-LITE CODEC PACK or SLD CODEC PAK
    4. Install WMP 9 CODECS
    5. After the file completed dl, would only start with AVIPrev. - tried fixing the file using 3 programs, all said file is corrupt. so, i dl again from other sources/size and corrected the problem.
    6. For further help on Avi and like files go here Divx-Digest and here DVD Dr. Help
    7. In some cases, you may need to disable WMP to check for codecs, updates, licenses and soforth. OPTIONS--&#62;PRIVACY--&#62;uncheck "Acquire licenses....", --&#62;PLAYER--&#62;uncheck "Download codecs..." and "Connect to the...."
    RELATING POSTS: comming soon...

    RESULTS WILL VARY
    No matter how good your systems may be, they&#39;re only as effective as what you put into them.

    updated

  6. File Sharing   -   #6
    HOW TO ELIMINATE BIG PROBLEMS WITH SMALL PROGRAMS?
    1. KL++ RELATED
      1. DAT FILE PROBLEM - Most may not need to go further than here. The results these programs give, speaks for itself. thx ilw
      2. DAT VIEW & RENAMER - You can view and manage the contents of your Kazaa (*.dat) partially downloaded files
      3. KAZAA CORRUPTION FIXER (KCF) (42KB) - "Redownload only the corrupted sections of any completed file" *****
      4. KAZAA DAT EDITOR (KDE) - "Allows you to redownload sections of a corrupted file you&#39;ve downloaded"
      5. KLFU (913B) - "Here is where you can download the newest Kazaa Lite K++ Add-On which blocks allot of Child Pornography and allot of other crap you don&#39;t want on your Kazaa Lite K++.*****
      6. MEDIA SEEK (850KB) - "Now it is possible to actually see a preview picture of the movies other users share - *before* you start downloading&#33;" *****
      7. VIDEO LAN - "Is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network"*****
    2. CONTROL/MONITOR
      1. CIS - "A free security scanner written and maintained by Cerberus Information Security, Ltd and is designed to help administrators locate and fix security holes in their computer systems. This tool is a must&#33;" To see the checks it does, go HERE - For NT/2K
      2. COOL BEANS SYSTEM INFO (820kb) - "A small but powerful program that monitors your computer&#39;s CPU, physical memory, and swap memory usage"
      3. DEPENDENCY WALKER (406KB) - "A free utility that scans any 32-bit or 64-bit Windows module (exe, dll, ocx, sys, etc.) and builds a hierarchical tree diagram of all dependent modules." Can be helpful to identify missing files/dll after installtion of programs
      4. INSTALL SPY - "A program to help you discover spyware&#33; Track any and all changes to the registry and file system, and also record all shell notification events (e.g. media inserted), when a program is installed, uninstalled, or run. This can warn you of programs trying to install new services, programs that are set to run on reboot, changes to your home page, etc. It&#39;s a highly configurable program that allows you to catch any change to your system. Filtering lets you zoom down to the details that are most important to you"
      5. HHD SRVADMIN - "A very useful as a replacement to the ordinary NT service and device control panel applets, because it repeats and extends the functionality provided by them. Plus, it allows administrators to perform tasks, which usually not available to them without installing Windows NT Resource Kit." For NT/2K
      6. INSTALL RITE - "Includes all the features of InstallWatch and provides "application cloning" as opposed to "disk cloning", simplifying software distribution"
      7. INSTALL WATCH - "Records modifications made to your PC during the installation of software, hardware, or configuration changes"
      8. NTFS READER for DOS - This is an absolutely essential recovery tool if you use NTFS partitions. Add this 147 KB executable file to your Win9x-based boot floppy and it will let you read any NTFS partition and copy off files to any FAT partition. (Donít be thrown when the page says ďDemo software.Ē Itís outright freeware.) - For NT/2K/XP ONLY
      9. NTSubst - "Extended version of the NT subst command. NtSubst allows you to assign the drive letter not only to any valid path, but also any valid NT Object Manager path." For NT/2000
      10. POWER PROMPT - "will allow you to run programs as System"
      11. PROCESS EXPLORER (150kb) - "The unique capabilities of Process Explorer make it useful for tracking down DLL-version problems or handle leaks, and provide insight into the way Windows and applications work"
      12. REVELATION - Discloses passwords that are only displayed as asterisks. I suppose, ultimately, this is a crackerís tool; but there are practical, legitimate uses for it, so I decided to post the link. - For 9x/2K/XP. Please use it in good faith.
      13. SHUTDOWN - Small commandline utility that makes it a breeze to log off, shutdown, restart, hibernate, or put in stand-by mode your Win XP computer. Itís the only utility I know that shuts down Win XP and then reliably powers off the computer. For XP ONLY.
      14. STARTUP CPL - "A nifty control panel applet that allows you to easily configure which programs run when your computer starts."
      15. STARTUP MONITOR - "A small utility that runs transparently (it doesn&#39;t even use a tray icon) and notifies you when any program registers itself to run at system startup. It prevents those utterly useless tray applications from registering themselves behind your back, and it acts as a security tool against trojans like BackOrifice or Netbus."
      16. STORM WINDOW - A great and FREE utility for Windows desktop security
      17. TOTAL UNINSTALL (792kb) - " Monitor the installation process or application run and detect the system changes (registry and file system). View and optionally restore the detected changes"
    3. FILE
      1. BCWIPE - "Is intended to give you a confidence that your deleted files cannot be recovered by an intruder" For Linux/FreeBSD/OpenBSD/Solaris/Digital UNIX/Irix/Windows
      2. BEST CRYPT - "A Data Encryption system provides the most comprehensive and easy-to-use secure data storage and access control facilities available" For Linux/FreeBSD/OpenBSD/Solaris/Digital UNIX/Irix/Windows
      3. CIA UNERASE - " Is the first product using the CIS technology to recover deleted files. Using CIS, CIA Unerase recovers almost any file you deleted even before you installed CIA Unerase and files where all other solutions on the market failed. CIA Unerase is the smallest, easiest and fastest Unerasing-tool we know"
      4. DELLATER (3kb) - "DelLater is the ideal program to use when you can&#39;t delete a file, no matter how hard you try"
      5. DISKSPAN 3 (488kb) - "A simple utility that adds a choice to your SendTo menu allowing you to quickly and automatically move files anywhere on your computer. If you send a file to a disk, and the disk is too small, you can compress and span file(s) across multiple disks with ease. It uses regular in-house zip compression making the file compatible with other compression programs. When you open a Span file, DiskSpan restores your original files quickly. Compatible with ZIP Disks, tape drives and most other media formats"
      6. FC CUTTER (29kb) - "A small and very fast utility for cutting big files into small. This lets you to carry big files from one computer to another or backup some big files on the floppies."
      7. HIDE IT - Hide running applications
      8. KILL - "Shuts down one or more running Windows NT tasks or processes" - For 2K/XP
      9. KILL95 - Shuts down any processes running in memory
      10. ZAP - "deletes files that are either in use or otherwise cannot be deleted" - For 2K/XP *****
    4. GRAPHICS
      1. CLIPPER (341kb) - "An easy-to-use screen capture utility which saves your screenshots automatically in JPEG, GIF, PNG or Windows Bitmap format"
      2. GIF CLEAN (379kb)- "Some Gif creation and/or animation tools embed comments stating information about the tools and sometimes that the GIF was created with shareware and isn&#39;t registered. These comments and data sections take up space and the smaller the image file the less time it takes to download and display on your web page. Gif Cleaner will remove these extraneous structures, making your GIF files leaner and cleaner"
      3. SCREEN RECORDER - "Captures images of the desktop, a window or a user specified region as an AVI file and BMP files. Or &#39;HandyCam&#39; can be used to capture screen"
      4. STRIP FILE (851kb) - "This innovative new utility strips the redundant information often contained in GIF, JPEG, PNG and HTML files, reducing their size by sometimes as much as 40 or 50%"
    5. INFORMATION
      1. ADVISOR - Displays all your PC info (hardware/software) on one page
      2. SKRUB THE WEB - "Search Microsoft Knowledge Base, MSDN, Google and Google Groups in a single click"
    6. INTERNET
      1. 42 ALWAYS (389kb) - "ISPs often disconnect their users when there is no activity detected for a certain period of time. This software prevents that disconnection from happening. The ďAC-PlugĒ sends periodic signals that will keep your Internet connection active. The program interface consists mainly of a single ON / OFF switch, it is extremely easy to use and requires no technical knowledge or configuration"
      2. AD-AWARE (1.7mb) - "Standard Edition is THE award winning, free, multicomponent detection and removal utility that consistently leads the industry in safety, user satisfaction, support and reliability"
      3. AOL HIDER (475kb) - "Excellent program that simply hides AOL into the task window in the bottom right corner. Makes it look like you have a real internet connection&#33; Compatable with all versions"
      4. CIP - "Is the XPT&#39;s hosts file manager. It is by far the fastest, the most feature-rich, the most interactive and above all the most powerful product of its kind on the market today"
      5. CLEANER - "The most powerful trojan detection and removal program in the world. It can detect every known trojan and keep your system from being infected. Unlike anti-virus programs, The Cleaner can also remove trojans already in your computer"
      6. www.freeproxy.ru&#092;download&#092;dns_resolver.exe]DNS RESOLVER[/url] - "This program resolves list of DNS names to IP addresses or lookups IP to DNS"
      7. FAST CACHE - "Is a caching DNS server that runs on your local machine and handles any DNS request that your computer makes, from Internet Explorer to your favorite FTP client. Once a query is made, FastCache will override the normal timeout for the item with one that you specify, so instead of saving a query for a couple of seconds, it can save it for a couple of days. Now every time you ask for it again while it&#39;s in the cache, it gives it to you instantly"
      8. FAST NET99 - "Is an advanced HOSTS file manager. It speeds up web surfing by using the Windows HOSTS file to cache IP addresses on your local machine. If the HOSTS file is created, your browser (and all other internet applications) will use it to lookup the DNS before contacting the remote DNS server of your ISP. Since the local lookup is faster, you ll save a few milliseconds with each request that can be resolved locally. FastNet99 can automatically check and update the IP addresses in the local HOSTS file, import your browser bookmarks from IE, Netscape and Opera as well as URLs from the browser cache. In addition, the program provides several useful internet utilities, all integrated with the rest of the features. They include an email checker, port scanner, tracereoute, popup killer, internet application launcher, IP Inspector and more"
      9. FPIPE - "FPipe is a source port forwarder/redirector. It can create a TCP or UDP stream with a source port of your choice. This is useful for getting past firewalls that allow traffic with source ports of say 23, to connect with internal servers"
      10. FPORT - "Reports all open TCP/IP and UDP ports and maps them to the owning application"
      11. MAGIC MAIL MONITOR (71kb) - Tiny POP3 compliant Mail Checker: the best choice for checking one or multiple account quickly, at periodic interval. Fully configurable, nice interface
      12. MAILINATOR - "Have you ever needed an email .. NOW? Have you ever gone to a website that asks for your email for no reason (other than they are going to sell your email address to the highest bidder so you get spammed forever)?"
      13. M&#036; JAVA VM (build 3809) - For legal reasons, M&#036; is no longer offering M&#036; Java VM and will stop supporting in January 2004
      14. NET LIMITER [614KB) - "NetLimiter is an ultimate internet traffic control tool" *****
      15. NESSUS - "A security scanner which will audit remotely a given network and determine whether bad guys (aka &#39;crackers&#39 may break into it, or misuse it in some way." For Linux ONLY
      16. NETSCAN PRO (925kb) - "NETSCAN PRO is the real advanced TCP/IP monitoring utility which allows you to monitor all network activity at your computer. NETSCAN PRO 3.3 has a graphical and text interface which makes the program unique in its kind&#33; It&#39;s very easy to use&#33; All you do is run the program and see all established connections and opened ports at your computer"
      17. NO ADS (215kb) - "Popup killing at its best&#33; This nifty utility is great when surfing websites. If a popup appears, open the program that is in the task tray and double click it and its gone. It will then store it and kill it in the future too. It is the first one I&#39;ve seen that supports AOL&#33; Even works great with programs like KaZaA"
      18. PCS NETWORK TOOLS (1150kb) - "The PCS Network Tools is a collection of essential network diagnostic tools. These tools include DNS resolution which provides the IP Address, Hostname, Hostname Alias, Mailhost, and Name Server Records for an entered host. In addition, the following tools are also included: IP Scanner, Traceroute, Ping, Whois, Finger, Time, Quote of the Day, and extensive Localhost information. Local information includes the hostname, alias, IP address, MAC address, username, Primary Domain Controller, NetBIOS, memory, windows version and build, and other vital information"
      19. PING PLOTTER - "This exceptional GUI-based traceroute tool has features Iíve only seen in expensive industrial-strength tools, including dynamic tracking of changes in node response time ó great for tracking a network outage across time. Itís also very fast&#33;" - For NT/2K/XP ONLY
      20. PROXIRAMA (154kb) - "A tool for finding and testing proxy servers. it will test them for anonymity, speed, if it&#39;s a gateway proxy, https support (=chainability) and geographical location. furthermore, it can be used as a local proxy server that redirects your traffic through a arbitrarily long chain of anonymous proxies. it is small, fast, and easy to use"
      21. SPYBOT - SEARCH & DESTORY (3.5mb) - "This free program can detect and remove spyware of different kinds from your computer. Spyware is a relatively new kind of threat that common anti-virus applications do not yet cover"
      22. SPYWARE / ADWARE? - Start here*****
    7. TWEAKS
      1. ANSWERS THAT WORK - "Through our support service we often come across problems caused primarily by programs running in the background, programs which in most cases start at the same time as Windows. Sometimes these programs are useful and need to be there; quite often, however, they are not needed, and in too many cases they cause severe problems." This is not a program, however it would be a great small utility if packaged.
      2. ERUNT - "Finally, a tool to back up the Win XP Registry&#33; (Microsoft didnít include one with Win XP itself.)" - For NT/2K/XP ONLY
        • NTRegOpt is included in the above file - This optimizes the Win NT/2K/XP Registry much as SCANREG /OPT does for Win98/ME.
      3. HIJACK THIS - "HijackThis examines certain key areas of the Registry and Hard Drive and lists their contents. These are areas which are used by both legitimate programmers and hijackers." - USE WITH CAUTION AND AT YOUR RISK
      4. TWEAKUI - THE BEST OF ALL THE PowerToys&#33; This should be standard on every (pre-XP) Windows computer whatsoever&#33; Many new features added.
      5. XTEQ X - "It runs on any Windows version (incl. XP), is clutter-free, easy to use, extensible, powerful, covers any aspect of your computer and has more configuration options than any other tweaker"
    8. UTILITIES
      1. DOS HERE (197kb) - "An Explorer Shell Extension to provide easy and quick access to the DOS Prompt in the requested folder"
    RESULTS WILL VARY
    No matter how good your systems may be, they&#39;re only as effective as what you put into them.

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  7. File Sharing   -   #7
    thanks a ton&#33;

  8. File Sharing   -   #8
    to nikita, how do we do da firewall settings to improve ervything?

  9. File Sharing   -   #9
    Nice Set Of Tips There

  10. File Sharing   -   #10
    HOW TO BLOCK ADS AND MAINTAIN THE SUPERTRICK (hosts file - example 1)
    1. Get the original FILE KL++ came with (if u don&#39;t have it)
    2. Get a list of updated Ad sites from ACCS-NET, SomeoneWhoCares, MVPS, Blood Image, EveryThingIsnt and if you want more then always Google here and here
    3. Update file either manually or use HOSTS Manager by simply adding the files from above.
    While visiting the sites listed above, enhance your knowledge about HOSTS file and utilize it properly to improve the Ad Blocking on your PC.
    1. A sample of an example INFECTED hosts file:
      • # Copyright © 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
        #
        # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
        #
        # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
        # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
        # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
        # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
        # space.
        #
        # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
        # lines or following the machine name denoted by a &#39;#&#39; symbol.
        #
        # For example:
        #
        # 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
        # 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

        127.0.0.1 localhost
        66.159.20.80 moviesheaven.com
        66.159.20.80 vidsvidsvids.com
        66.159.20.80 my-teensex.com
        66.159.20.80 nobullshitmovies.com
        66.159.20.80 watch-xxx.com
        66.159.20.80 wolrdteenparadise.com
        66.159.20.80 www.google.com
        66.159.20.80 worldsex-archives.com
        66.159.20.80 ww2.link-o-rama.com
        66.159.20.80 link-o-rama.com
    2. How to Clean manually - simply remove anthing below "127.0.0.1 localhost" or some people have it "0.0.0.0 localhost":
      • # Copyright © 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
        #
        # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
        #
        # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
        # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
        # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
        # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
        # space.
        #
        # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
        # lines or following the machine name denoted by a &#39;#&#39; symbol.
        #
        # For example:
        #
        # 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
        # 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

        127.0.0.1 localhost
    3. WINDOWS UPDATE NOTE: Akamai.net is used by Microsoft to host the Windows Update features, known as the "AutoUpdate" and "v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com [63.209.144.181]". In addition, Akamai.net also hosts others, such as ad/spware websites.

      So if either feature of the Windows Update is not working and/or you get "Windows Update Failure - Error Code 0x800A138F". Then close ALL broswers&#39; windows, open hosts file, press {CTRL+F}->look for this address "a248.e.akamai.net [63.251.152.201]", without the brackets, and delete it then save and exit. Now try <span style='color:green'>https://a248.e.akamai.net/v4.windows...etmanifest.asp
      again. If it works, then go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com and get your Updates. If it still does not work then your company or your ISP may be blocking this hostname. Or some anti-ad/spy programs may have this address blocked, such as SPYBLOCKER.

      DO NOT DELETE ALL AKAMAI.NET SITES, OTHERWISE YOU WILL END UP WITH AD/SPY SITES POPING BACK.
      Below is a small sample of hundreds of the Akamai.net servers that process ad/spy sites:
      • 0.0.0.0 a08.g.akamai.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a1.g.akamai.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a10.g.akamai.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a100.g.akamai.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a100.g.akamaitech.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a1016.g.akamai.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a1028.g.akamai.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a1032.g.akamai.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a104.g.akamai.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a1040.g.akamai.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a1061.g.akamai.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a1066.g.akamai.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a108.g.akamai.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a11.g.akamai.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a1100.g.akamai.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a111.g.akamai.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a1156.g.akamai.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a1168.g.akamai.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a117.g.akamaitech.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a1172.g.akamaitech.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a1180.g.akamai.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a1196.g.akamai.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a12.g.akamai.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a12.g.akamaitech.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a1208.g.akamai.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a1224.g.akamaitech.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a1228.g.akamai.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a1234.g.akamai.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a1240.g.akamaitech.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a1252.g.akamai.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a1261.g.akamai.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a1284.g.akamai.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a13.g.akamai.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a1300.g.akamai.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a1316.g.akamai.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a1356.g.akamai.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a1360.g.akamai.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a1380.g.akamai.net
      • 0.0.0.0 a14.g.akamai.net
    4. <span style='color:red'>FINAL NOTE: If you open the hosts file (C:&#092;WINDOWS&#092;system32&#092;drivers&#092;etc) and see most if not all addresses have an IP addressess other than 127.0.0.1 or 0.0.0.0 then RUN windows update then an Anti-Virus program, then go back to my first point.
      The Fortnight virus makes changes in your hosts file:
      • C:&#092;WINDOWS&#092;system32&#092;drivers&#092;etc&#092;hosts or C:&#092;WINNT&#092;system32&#092;drivers&#092;etc&#092;hosts. The Windows hosts file serves to associate host names with IP addresses. The hosts file dropped by this virus contains of a list of URLs, each associated with a bogus IP address.
      REFERENCE:
      Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-011 and HOSTS file
    </span></span>
    Now continue to example 2
    RELATING POSTS: comming soon...

    RESULTS WILL VARY
    No matter how good your systems may be, they&#39;re only as effective as what you put into them.

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