System Alert Popup Removal Instructions for Windows XP or Vista

Are you one of those who got the annoying and blinking system alert popup on the taskbar? If you are, then you are in the right place. We are going to tell you what they are and how to get rid of them safely.

The rapidly-developing Internet has posted a lot of threats to our daily online activities and securities. To name a few, spyware, adware, Trojans and viruses…etc. They can potentially steal your data or even bring down your computer. Fake or false system alert popup, one of many syndromes of the potential threats you might see, is usually installed via a Trojan called Zlob (Trojan.Zlob). Most people get the Zlob Trojan by installing a video codec from one of those social networking sites such as MySpace. The Zlob Trojans then generates fake system popup alert to trick you into buying of their products, for examples, AntiVirGear, VirusProtect, SpyLocked, AntiVermeans, Spydawn…etc. To remove them completely, it takes time and some basic computer skills. Here’s how you do it:
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Where is RUN in Windows Vista?

Are you using Windows 7? How to Find RUN in Windows 7?

(Where is RUN in Windows 7?)

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Download RegHunter’s* Registry Scanner to check your Windows registry for errors.

Please remember, if you are not a computer literate you should better use an automatic registry scanner to fix your Windows registry errors.


By default, Windows Vista does not have RUN function in START menu. You can access RUN in two ways:

  • Press “Windows” and “R” keys simultaneously.

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  • Customize the START menu, taking these steps:

  1. Right-click on the TASKBAR.
  2. Select “PROPERTIES
  3. Check “Run command“.
  4. Click OK.

And you’re done!

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Are you using Windows 7? How to Find RUN in Windows 7? (Where is RUN in Windows 7?)

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Do you have troubles in deleting a registry key in Windows Vista? Find the best way to do that How to Delete a Registry Key in Windows Vista?

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You need to find and delete a certain file on Windows Vista? How to do that? How to Find and Delete a File in Windows Vista?

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Looking for the information how to edit a registry key in Windows Vista? Edit a Registry Key in Windows Vista.

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How to optimize (speed up) your Windows XP or Vista in 30 seconds?

Ever wonder how easy it is to speed your Windows Vista machine and make it run faster? Yes, it’s so simple that you don’t need to be a computer technician to accomplish this.

Microsoft has done a fabulous job to improve overall reliability as well as security in Windows Vista. I meant much better  than Windows XP, and yet, there are some reports showing that Vista is outperformed by Windows XP to some extent.  But don’t worry, we are going to show you how to improve the perfermance of Windows Vista in 30 seconds. Yes, only 30 seconds!

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How to unregister a dll file in Windows XP or Vista?

A DLL file, also known as Dynamic Link Library, is a file containing different functions which are mostly used across multiple applications. In order to unregister a dll file to troubleshoot a problem in Windows XP or Vista, follow these instructions:

1. OPEN COMMAND PROMPT:

  • From START menu select RUN option.
  • Type “cmd” (without the quotation marks) . This calls up the Windows Command Prompt.

2. NAVIGATE TO THE EXACT LOCATION OF DLL:

  • Type “regsvr32 /u filename.dll” where “filename” is the name of the DLL that you are trying to unregister.

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  • Press ENTER.
  • After you press ENTER,  the confirmation window stating “DllUnregisterServer in (file name) succeeded” will be displayed.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Please keep in mind that this involves system modification and can be highly risky.

It’s always recommended to keep a system backup handy, in case things go wrong.

Here is an example how to unregister a file smbdlib.dll:

Video 1. How to Unregister a dll File?

How to stop or kill a process in Windows XP or Vista?

Don’t know how to find and delete a file in Windows XP or Windows Vista? Click here for all the information How to Find and Delete a File in Windows XP or Vista?

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Why would you need to kill a process in Windows XP or Vista?

We sometimes need to stop a process to diagnose a system problem, such as removing Spyware or computer viruses. One of the easiest yet most efficient way to accomplish this is to use the built-in Task Manager in Windows XP or Windows Vista. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Press “Alt+Ctrl+Delete.”
  2. Click on “Task Manager“. You can also launch the Task Manager instantly if you press Ctrl + Shift + ESC simultaneously. This is much easier than accessing it from Ctrl + Alt + Delete or the taskbar. It works for both Windows XP or Windows Vista.
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3. Select the process that you want to stop, then click on “End Task“.

It’s advised not to stop a system process. Stopping a system process can cause the computer to hang or freeze up.

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Don’t know how to find and delete a file in Windows XP or Windows Vista? Click here for all the informationHow to Find and Delete a File in Windows XP or Vista?

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Where is RUN in Windows Vista? Have no idea? Click the link Where is RUN in Windows Vista? and find that out!

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Where is RUN in Windows 7? Click here for the full information Where is RUN in Windows 7?

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