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Saturday, July 31

How about ANTIVIRUS tools for Ubuntu or Linux ??????

Yes, There are anti virus tools available for Linux !!!

In most cases you won’t need an Anti-Virus for your Linux machine. But it’s always safe than to be sorry and hence getting some protection is never a bad idea

avast! Home Edition is a complete anti-virus package, that is is free for registered home non-commercial users. It contains an on-demand scanner with two interfaces (simple for novices and advanced for experienced users), an on-access scanner with Standard Shield (which protects against execution and opening malware programs) and an embedded e-mail scanner which scans incoming and outgoing email messages.

Install Avast Antivirus in Ubuntu
First you need to download the .deb package from here

Now you have avast4workstation_1.0.6-2_i386.deb package.Install .deb package using the following command
sudo dpkg -i avast4workstation_1.0.6-2_i386.deb
This will complete the installation now you need to get the registration key for this you need to fill the online form available here and they will send registration key to your mail address

Applications Menu Setup
or this you need to run a script from the following location
cd /usr/lib/avast4workstation/share/avast/desktop
sudo ./ install
This will complete the application menu setup.
If you want to access you need to go to Applications—>Accessories—>avast!Antivirus

First time it will prompt for license key enter your license key you have got in our previous steps

Avast Antivirus Interface

Avast Antivirus database is updating.If you want to update click on update database

You can select the virus scan here and click on start scan

Avast antivirus version details

 Second Choice :
how to install BitDefender Anti-Virus on Ubuntu machine (Jaunty Jackalope). The best part is it’s free for personal use and comes with a 417 days of free subscription. Let’s  get started.

Home Page


BitDefender Antivirus 2009 provides advanced proactive protection against viruses, spyware, phishing attacks and identity theft, without slowing down your PC.

Request for a free license

First, we’ll get our selves a free license. Remember this is only for personal use and if you are using it for office use please buy the product. Go to the following page:
and click Request a free license. Enter the details and select I agree and click send. You’ll get your key in the email.

Download Bitdefender AntiVirus

  1. On the same page as above, click Download.
  2. On the next page enter all the details and click submit.
  3. You’ll receive another mail, this time with the link to the download page.
  4. Go to the link and click BitDefender Antivirus scanner for Unices (Linux, FreeBSD).
  5. On the next page click Download.
  6. Click EN_FR_BR_RO/ on the next page.
  7. On the following page click Linux.
  8. Finally click to download the executable deb file on your Desktop.

Installing BitDefender Antivirus

1. Open a terminal window
2. Go to the directory where you download the file (In my case it is Desktop).
3. All you have to do now is type the following:
sudo sh
4. Enter your password and type  accept once you have gone through the license agreement.
5. In order start BitDefender go to Applications > System Tools > BitDefender Scanner.
6. Enter the key that you received your mail to extend your subscription by clicking set new key.
Have fun using one of the very good Antivirus on your Ubuntu machine.

Third Choice :

AVG Free Edition is the well-known antivirus protection tool. AVG Free is available free of charge to home users for the life of the product. Rapid virus database updates are available for the lifetime of the product, thereby providing the high level of detection capability that millions of users around the world trust to protect their computers. AVG Free is easy to use and will not slow your system down (low system resource requirements). Highlights include automatic update functionality, the AVG Resident Shield, which provides
real-time protection as files are opened and programs are run, free Virus Database Updates for the lifetime of the product, and AVG Virus Vault for safe handling of infected files.

Now are going see how to install AVG Antivirus in Ubuntu presently avg antivirus is having only .rpm files to install we need to convert this .rpm files to .deb files to install avg in ubuntu for this we are using a program called alien.We have already discussed about this you can check here
You can download avg antivirus from here
Install AVG Antivirus in Ubuntu
Download the latest version of AVG from the above link to your /usr/local/src/ directory
sudo rpm -qip --scripts avg71flm-r30-a0791.i386.rpm
Now you need to find the License Number looks like the following
/usr/bin/avgscan -register 70FREE-TX-IB-P1-C01-S139FC-327-9FPB (This number migh vary for you)
As i told you before we will convert .rpm file to .deb file using the following command
sudo alien -k avg71flm-r30-a0791.i386.rpm
Installing debian package using the following command
sudo dpkg -i avg71flm_r30_i386.deb
Now you need to Register your copy of AVG antivirus this time it will propt the following questions
sudo /opt/grisoft/avggui/bin/
Please enter two additional registration information.
What is your name: Ruchi
What is the name of your company: Debianadmin
sudo avgscan -register
Now you need to enter your license number we have gathered before
AVG7 Anti-Virus command line scanner
Copyright (c) 2006 GRISOFT, s.r.o.
Program version 7.1.30, engine 386
Virus Database: Version 268.11.1/421 2006-08-16
Enter license number: 70FREE-TX-IB-P1-C01-S139FC-327-9FPB
Now we need create an AVG antivirus launcher in the application tab for users
sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/avg.desktop
enter the following lines Save and exit the file
[Desktop Entry]
Name=AVG Antivirus
Exec=avggui &
For an AVG Antivirus update launcher
sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/avgupdate.desktop
enter the following lines Save and exit the file
[Desktop Entry]
Name=AVG Updater
Exec=sudo /opt/grisoft/avg7/bin/avgupdate -o
Once you create application menu you need to open AVG antivirus from Applications--->Internet--->AVG Antivirus you can see this here

Once you open AVG Antivirus first time you can see this in the following screen and click ok on license window

AVG Antivirus main windows looks like below here you can select test,test results and update options

Now if you want to update virus database online click on update in the above screen you can see the antivirus updates are in progress and update finished successfully.

If you want to run Virus Scan you need to click on test and you hould see the following screen

Virus scanning in running

Howto Perform AVG updates without the need for (gk)sudo
Recently I’ve notice a number of people apparently having trouble with updating the AVG virus scanner.
perform the following steps:
Add your username to the avg user group
log off
log on

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Tuesday, July 27

How to Fix Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Error

What is Windows Genuine Advantage?

Windows Genuine Advantage is Microsoft's not so subtle crackdown on illegal piracy of Windows XP and Microsoft Office products. Microsoft started with an ActiveX component to force owners of Windows XP to validate their version before downloading security updates. Unfortunately this particular scheme was rather easily foiled by groups on the net and workarounds appeared almost instantly including cracked files and javascript fixes.

Now Microsoft is becoming more advanced in their attack on pirated versions of Windows XP or Microsoft Office. They are including a Windows Genuine Advantage security patch in the updates of Windows XP. The newest patch, released the first week of June 2006, actually produces popups on the login screen and on the desktop explaining that this version of Windows XP is not genuine and the owner may be the victim of software counterfeiting.

If your version of Windows XP is not genuine and does not pass the validation schemes, you will not be able to download security patches from Windows Update, or install the latest version of Internet Explorer 7 and other software. For those users that do have a valid version of Windows XP, Microsoft offers some special promotions.

Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) is a Windows XP application that automatically checks to validate that the computer is using a licensed version of the XP operating system. If it can't validate that the version is a licensed copy, an error message incessantly prompts the user to install a licensed version.

Some users are reporting that WGA has been tagging perfectly legal copies of Windows as illegitimate, and the constant validation prompts are irritating
Step 1
Make sure all data on your computer is backed up. This is advised anytime you are making changes to a computer's system. It's an important precaution.

Step 2
Shut down your computer.

Step 3
Reboot in safe mode by holding down the F8 key when you turn the computer back on. You'll be given the option to boot in safe mode. Choose that option.

Step 4
Open the Start menu at the bottom left corner of your screen and select "Run." A command prompt window will open. In the command prompt window, type "regedit." This will open the registry editor.

Step 5
Back up the registry in case of error. Find the registry editor's menu. Click on "File" and "Export." Under Export Range, select "All," and save to a folder that you can locate easily.

Step 6
Once your registry is backed up, search the registry editor for a folder called "wgalogon." Delete this folder and close the registry editor.

Step 7
Search your Windows for any other files that start with "wga" and delete them.

Step 8
Restart your computer normally and you'll never receive a WGA notification again.


There are two possible solutions here. One is caused by a permissions problem in the registry. To fix this issue, follow the steps below:

1. Click Start, and then click Run

2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK


4. Locate the subkey HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\LegitCheckControl.LegitCheck

5. Right-click the subkey and select Permissions….

6. Ensure that Administrators allowed Full Control permission

7. Repeat steps 3-6 for the subkey


If this does not fix the issue with KB905474 update not installing, download the update to your desktop and manually install it.

1. Click on the link below to download the KB905474 update manually


2. On the File Download Window, click Save and choose to save the file to your desktop.

3. After the file downloads, go to your Windows desktop and double-click on the file named


4. Follow the instructions on the screen to install it

5. Reboot your computer and go to Windows Update to check if the update as installed successfully.

Another reason why the validation may fail occurs when the ActiveX control for the Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool has been disabled. Follow the steps below to make sure the ActiveX is enabled.

1. Open Internet Explorer

2. Click on Tools, Internet Options

3. Click on the Programs tab

4. Click on the Manage Add-ons button

5. Find the Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool and click on it

6. Verify the Add-on is enabled, if it is not. Click Enable and Ok twice to exit back to Internet Explorer.

7. Close Internet Explorer and reopen it. Now try to validate Windows again.

A third error deals with Cryptographic Errors. If you are receiving the following information when running the WGA diagnostic tool, the problem is generally with corruption in the digital signatures of some files and they will have to be reregistered.

windows xp universal key


this key works on all windows xp edition and with any service

•Windows Genuine Converter Both XP & Vista (NEW LINK)

It Converts your Pirated Windows to 100% Genuine Windows. 100% Works. It also can Activate your Vista. Enjoy !!! It Converts your Pirated Windows to 100% Genuine Windows. 100% Works. It also can Activate your Vista. Enjoy !!!

If you are finding the message like “This Copy of Windows Is Not Genuine” means nothing to worry because you can fix this problem very easy. Usually this message pops up while logging in windows. This message will show a message near the system tray and keep reminding about the problem that Windows is not genuine. This has been reported especially for genuine users to get prompted. There are so many methods to fix this trouble but none of them gives the proper solution. Here we have a solution for fixing this trouble, really it is working.

1.Launch Windows Task Manager.

2.End wgatray.exe process in Task Manager.

3.Restart Windows XP in Safe Mode.

4.Delete WgaTray.exe from C:\Windows\System32.

5.Delete WgaTray.exe from C:\Windows\System32\dllcache.

6.Lauch RegEdit.

7.Browse to the following location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify

8.Delete the folder ‘WgaLogon’ and all its contents

9.Reboot Windows XP.

As soon as you complete the above steps it will pop up again like Windows is Not Genuine. You can fix even this trouble just follow the following steps.

•Ignore Step #2 of ending wgatray.exe before restarting to Safe Mode as it serves no purpose.

•At Step #4, wait on the deletion confirmation dialog box and then open task manager to end wgatray.exe

•When you are again prompted for a confirmation for terminating the process, align that confirmation box over the delete confirmation box.

•Press Yes on the Task Manager prompt and then quickly press Yes on the deletion confirmation. (You need to repeat this if you miss it)

•If you did it quickly then you will be able to delete the file.

•Step #5 can be missed. I was able to do it without the Step #5.

•Complete Step 6 to 9 as instructed.

Once you finished the all above steps just follow these steps too.

•Go to Control Panel > Security Center > Automatic Update Settings.

•Select the third option “Notify me but don’t automatically download or install them“.

•Click Ok.

•Now when Windows Updates icon will appear in the system tray (it will take some time), click on the icon and it will display a list of available updates.

•This time unselect the checkbox of Windows Genuine Advantage Notification Tool, and click on Download.

•Select “Don’t notify my about these updates again” so it will ignored every time updates are downloaded.

•From the next time, make sure to check the list of download so that you might not install any new version of this tool. [ More ]

Windows Genuine Validation 1.7.0036.0 Patch Crack

Windows Genuine Advantage Validation has been updated to version or 1.7.0036.0 since May. WGA validation is anti-pirary measure used by Microsoft in Windows XP, Vista, Server 2003 and up-coming Server 2008 to limit the ability of illegitimate Windows users to download extras and updates. WGA v1.7.36.0 is believed to only deploy to some system running Windows XP.

Again, Team ETH0 was quick to release a crack or patch for WGA As usual, the patched and cracked WGA by ETH0 only works on Windows Updates and Microsoft Download Center, and removes any non-genuine notification nag message. The crack does not bypass the separate built-in genuine validation test in the setup installer. So you still won’t be able to install WMP11 or IE7 with just cracked LegitCheckControl.dll.


Unpack the zip achive, and then unpack again wga17360.rar. Run install.bat to automatically apply the patch. If you never have any WGA DLLs installed on your system, you may have some error message shown below, which can be ignored.

•The process “wgatray.exe” not found

•Could Not Find C:\Windows\system32\wgatray.exe.old

•Could Not Find C:\Windows\system32\wgalogon.dll.old

•The system cannot find the file specific

Guide to more ways to crack and bypass WGA.

Disclaimer: This article is for educational and informational purpose only.


Thursday, July 8

Utility to access Windows Desktop Remotely from Linux OS

Hi Friends,
                          I am using Linux at my home but forced to use windows at my work place. Now i always want to have a communication between my both system in office as well my home. after doing some browsing here i found a good solution. Sharing with you !

rdesktop: A Remote Desktop Protocol Client
          for accessing Windows Terminal Services


                          rdesktop is an open source client for Windows Terminal Services, capable of natively speaking Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in order to present the user's Windows desktop. Supported servers include Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows NT Server 4.0. rdesktop currently runs on most UNIX based platforms with the X Window System, and other ports should be fairly straightforward.

rdesktop is released under the GNU Public Licence (GPL). Please send feedback, bug reports and patches to the appropriate mailing list. Patches can also be submitted to the SF patch tracker.


The latest stable version of rdesktop is 1.6.0. This version is recommended for all sites as it resolves a potential security vulnerability as well as a number of bugs.


Stable versions

rdesktop 1.6.0:
Source (278 KB) rdesktop 1.5.0:
Source (239 KB)
rdesktop 1.4.1:
Source (211 KB)
rdesktop 1.3.1:
Source (133 KB)
rdesktop 1.2.0:
Source (123 KB)

SeamlessRDP server component

A SeamlessRDP server extension is available to support integration of individual applications with the client desktop. Pre-compiled binaries are available from Cendio.

Install rdesktop

Type the following command as root user:
# apt-get install rdesktop
To connect to MS-Windows systems from Linux, type the following command at a shell prompt (connect to Windows server called
$ rdesktop
Or connect to windows XP/Vista workstation having IP
$ rdesktop
Fig.01: rdesktop in action
Fig.01: rdesktop in action

Please note that you must enable remote desktop connection under MS0Windows operating systems; otherwise it will not work. Turn on remote desktop under MS-Windows operating systems:
  • Go to MS-Windows desktop
  • Right Click on My Computer
  • Select properties
  • Select Remote tab
  • Enable Remote desktop.
  • Save the changes.
Make sure enterprise firewall allows incoming connection on TCP port 3389. rdesktop supports many other options, type the following command to read the man page of rdesktop or visit project website for more information.
man rdesktop

Important note :-Remote Desktop will only work if there’s a GNOME login session.Leaving your computer with an unattended GNOME login session is not secure and not recommended.
Enable Remote Desktop in Ubuntu
First you need to go to System -> Preferences -> Remote Desktop
Once it opens you should see similar to the following screen

In the above screen you need to configure remote desktop preferences for sharing and security
For Sharing
you need to tick the box next to the following two options
  • Allow other users to view your desktop
  • Allow other users to control your desktop
For Security
you need to tick the box next to the following two options
  • Ask you for confirmation (If you tick this option some one need to click on allow from remote desktop once it connected if you don’t want you can untick this option)
  • Require the user to enter this password:
  • Password: Specify the password

Now you need to click on Advanced Tab select your options click on close
For Network
  • Only allow local connections
  • Use an alternative port
  • Disable the wallpaper when connected
For Security
  • Require encryption
  • Lock Screen on disconnect
For Notification Area
  • Always display icon
  • Only display an icon where there is someone connected
  • Never display an icon

Connecting from Ubuntu Machine
Go to Applications—>Internet—>Remote Desktop Viewer once it opens you shold see similar to the following screen and If you want to connect remote PC  click on connect from top menu.

Enter you remote host or if you click on find

Now it should automatically detect the available remote desktops select your remote PC and click ok

You can see the remote host details and port number click on connect

Enter the remote host password to connect and click ok

Now you should be able to connect your remote desktop.In intrepid we have more security options to choose like you can encrypt complete session.

Connecting from Windows Machine
If you are trying to connect from your windows machine you need to install vncviewer of your choice i have
installed from here this program once you install this you can opem from start—>All programs—>RealVNC—>VNC Viewer 4—>Run VNC Viewer once it opens you should see the following screen here enter the remotemachine ipaddress:0 format and click ok.Now it will prompt for password enter your password and click ok