Enforcing an IE default page via GPO

You can set IE home page through Group Policy.
1. Create a GPO and link it to a scope (Site, Domain or OU level not group) that contains all your specified user accounts.
2. Edit the GPO: GPO name–>User Configuration–>Policies–>Administrative Templates–>Windows Components–>Internet Explorer–>Disable changing home page settings–>Enable–>Home Page: input your specified home page
3. Logoff or restart user computer to apply this GPO


How to Remove “Open With” Virus from Your Computer

An “old virus“ has been revaped on the Internet. I am talking about the “Open With” virus which pop-ups a dialog-box whenever you try to open a program with .exe extension. To fix the “Open With” malware there are not a lot of solutions to tell you the truth. In face, even though you try to open the antivirus installed on your Windows 7, Vista or XP, the system will ask you with what you want to open such program. This, of course doesn’t make a lot of sense since you can not open Norton Antivirus with, for example, Office Word! So, the first goal of this post is to let you run your antivirus or antimalware. In fact, the virus is rather simple and easily spotted by any virus removal, so no other steps are required in order to remove it!

Say that you want to open your antivirus because your main goal is launch an antivirus scan. Follow the following steps to fix and remove the “Open With” window (virus) and let your Windows run any software installed:

Right-click the icon on your desktop of the software you want to run.
From the menu select “Run as”.
Now, select Run as Administrator (or just select your computer username).
Scan your computer with your favorite antivirus.


How to fix “Windows Explorer has stopped working” in Windows 7

While trying to install/uninstall applications from Windows 7 by using the well-known Windows Installer, or even while trying to update the operating system by using Windows Update, the system could get stuck or crash causing Windows Explorer or even Windows Installer itself to give the user the following error messages: “Windows Explorer has stopped working” – “Windows Installer has stopped working”.
Windows 7, unable to find a proper solution to this issue, will go on with its messages, returning after a while with another dialog box containing this cryptic sentence: “Windows is checking for a solution to the problem…” followed by “Do you want to send more information about the problem?”. Here is the hack to fix this errors.
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