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Old 04-01-2008, 06:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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3 Questions:

How do you recover your admin password? I boot into safe-mode and I can't get into the admin account.

What is your suggestion firewall / antivirus to have on a pc?

Other than Spybot Search and Destroy and Lavasoft Adaware, what are other essential softwares for "maintenance"?

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Old 04-01-2008, 06:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Windows Password Reset Disks/Tools etc.

That thread there from the Index will give you the password stuff.

AVG, Avast or NOD32 for AV

Sygate, Comodo for Firewall

For the spyware check Osiris's guide in the Virus section.

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i've used a Linux boot CD before to reset the admin account password
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Yes, you can use a linux boot cd called ophcrack. It will find all the accounts and passwords on your computer. Just google "ophcrack" and you'll find it.

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Old 04-02-2008, 07:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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a bart pe cd with the password renew plugin is the easiest way
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a bart pe cd with the password renew plugin is the easiest way

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