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Export PUTTY Sessions list to Another Computer – Simple

Published January 27, 2014 by Siva

Here we are going to see, How to Export PUTTY Sessions list to Another Computer,

    Run the below command on a source system ( to taking backup / export existing session list)

regedit /e “%userprofile%\desktop\putty-sessions.reg” HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SimonTatham\PuTTY\Sessions

    Do the below taskson a remote system ( Importing from reg file)

to copy the putty-sessions.reg file on remote system.

then right click on a file & merge it.


Thats it.

How to remove csrsc.exe Virus in Windows

Published March 3, 2010 by Siva

This was the error message faced by one of our readers that when he boots the PC up, the CSRCS.exe error message comes up on the screen.

csrsc.exe is a process which is registered as W32.Spybot.CF Virus. DO NOT confuse it with csrss.exe which is an important file used by Windows. The attackers of this virus can access our computer and gain access to some important data remotely.

Steps to remove this virus:

1.    Scan the system with a good and updated Anti Virus.

2.    Open Task Manager, locate this exe (csrcs.exe or csrsc.exe but not csrss.exe), and kill the process.

3.    Now type msconfig in the Run box, and then go to startup tab.

4.    Locate this exe file, if any, and then remove it from there as well.

5.    Now search the file in the C: drive.

6.    Permanently delete the file (csrcs.exe or csrsc.exe only) from the computer.

7.    Reboot the PC for changes to take place.


After doing the above steps, you need to clean the registry as well.

  1. Navigate toHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\
  2. On the right side, there is a key named “Shell”, it may be having a value “explorer.exe csrcs.exe”. Just modify it to delete the csrcs.exe from it (not explorer.exe). Restartthe computer

The virus should have gone.

Backup/Restore IIS Metabase.

Published February 1, 2010 by Siva

What is IIS Metabase

The metabase is a structure for storing Internet Information Server (IIS) configuration settings. The metabase is a plaintext XML file. The IIS Metabase is optimized for IIS and provides a hierarchal storage and fast retrieval of IIS configuration properties for Web sites, Virtual directories, FTP Sites, SMTP and NNTP sites.

Steps to Backup/Restore:

1. Click Start >> run and type ‘inetmgr’. This will open the Internet Services Manager.

2. Right click on the computer name in the left panel and select the ‘Backup/Restore Configuration’ in the Drop Down menu.

3. In the newly opened dialog box ‘Configuration Backup/Restore’, click on the button ‘Create Backup’. It will open the dialog box for specifying the name of the backup. After specifying the name, click ‘Ok’. The backup will be stored in the directory ‘C:\Windows\System32\InetSrv\Metaback’.

The backup can be restored by selecting the desired backup in the ‘Configuration Backup/Restore’  dialog box  and clicking the  ‘Restore’ button.

MMC error in IIS

Published February 1, 2010 by Siva

If you get the following error while opening IIS,

MMC could not create the Snap-In

Then execute the steps given below to fix this issue.

1. Register the .dll files “mmcndmgr.dll” and “inetmgr.dll”


i)  Start | Run | cd  %SystemRoot%\system32

Here, ‘SystemRoot’ refers ‘C:\Windows’.

ii) regsvr32 mmcndmgr.dll

iii) regsvr32 inetmgr.dll

Tips:   ‘regsrv32’ is a command line tool to register the .dll in the registry.

2. Uninstall and Re-install IIS
To uninstall, Start | Control Panel | Add/Remove Windows Components | Check ‘Application Server’, click ‘Details’ | Uncheck  ‘Internet Information Services’  | Click ‘OK’

To install, Start | Control Panel | Add/Remove Windows Components | Check ‘Application Server’, click ‘Details’ | check ‘Internet Information Services’ | Click ‘OK’

Now you can access IIS without any error.

Multiple log in in yahoo Without Using any Software

Published January 10, 2010 by Siva
Multiple log in in yahoo Without Using any Software You can log in with multiple id’s on the same yahoo messenger without
any download or patch .

1.Go to Start —-> Run . Type regedit, then enter.
2.Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER ——–> Software —>yahoo —–>pager—->Test
3.On the right pane , right-click and choose new Dword value .
4.Rename it as Plural.
5.Double click and assign a decimal value of 1.
That’s it done!!
Now close registry and restart yahoo messenger .For signing in with new id open another messenger.

Recovering forgotten Windows XP administrator Password

Published September 2, 2009 by Siva

Please Do the Following steps for Reseting administrator password in Win Xp

1. Place your Windows XP CD in your cd-rom and start your computer (it’s assumed here that your XP CD is bootable – as it should be – and that you have your bios set to boot from CD)

2. Keep your eye on the screen messages for booting to your cd Typically, it will be “Press any key to boot from cd”

3. Once you get in, the first screen will indicate that Setup is inspecting your system and loading files.

4. When you get to the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to Setup Windows now

5. The Licensing Agreement comes next – Press F8 to accept it.

6. The next screen is the Setup screen which gives you the option to do a Repair.

It should read something like “If one of the following Windows XP installations is damaged, Setup can try to repair it”

Use the up and down arrow keys to select your XP installation (if you only have one, it should already be selected) and press R to begin the Repair process.

7. Let the Repair run. Setup will now check your disks and then start copying files which can take several minutes.

8. Shortly after the Copying Files stage, you will be required to reboot. (this will happen automatically – you will see a progress bar stating “Your computer will reboot in 15 seconds”

9. During the reboot, do not make the mistake of “pressing any key” to boot from the CD again! Setup will resume automatically with the standard billboard screens and you will noticeInstalling Windows is highlighted.

10. Keep your eye on the lower left hand side of the screen and when you see the Installing Devices progress bar, press SHIFT + F10. This is the security hole! A command console will now open up giving you the potential for wide access to your system.

11. At the prompt, type NUSRMGR.CPL and press Enter. Voila! You have just gained graphical access to your User Accounts in the Control Panel.

12. Now simply pick the account you need to change and remove or change your password as you prefer. If you want to log on without having to enter your new password, you can typecontrol userpasswords2 at the prompt and choose to log on without being asked for password. After you’ve made your changes close the windows, exit the command box and continue on with the Repair (have your Product key handy).

13. Once the Repair is done, you will be able to log on with your new password (or without a password if you chose not to use one or if you chose not to be asked for a password). Your programs and personalized settings should remain intact.