Solve Android SDK failed to find Java.exe error

I was trying to setup Android SDK on my new laptop which is running on Windows 7 Ultimate – 64 bit edition. After installing  Java SE on my machine I tried to install Android SDK manager which resulted in the error shown below.

After googling a bit about this error. I came across various solutions. There are two different working solutions for this depending on your problem. Try both of them.

  1. Right click on “Computer” -> Properties -> Advanced System Settings ->Environment Variables. There in the System variables create a new variable and name it as JAVA_HOME and set its value to JDK folder path. In my case it was “C:\\Program Files\\Java\\jdk1.7.0_05”.  Click OK. Try installing SDK again. If this doesn’t work try the next solution.
  2. Go to the path shown in error message. On my machine it was “C:\\Windows\\System32\\Java.exe”. There rename the Java.exe file to Java_1.exe. Now try installing the SDK again. This time it should work. This happens if there are two different versions of java.exe in your system. Android SDK will be unable to determine which one to use. This was the reason on my machine and this one worked for me.

Hope this will be useful for someone.

 

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[How To]Protect your Pen drive from autorun virus

One of the most challenging task now a days for naive computer users is to keep their usb drive free of autorun viruses. Most of the time when you connect your USB drive to any public computer chances are pretty high that an autorun virus gets loaded in your pen drive.  So next time when you put it in your computer your computer will automatically get infected by the autorun virus.

BitDefender has come up with a really useful tool named USB Immunizer. Bitdefender USB immunizer is designed to help protect windows users from autorun virus files. It creates an autorun.inf file which can not be modified or replaced by the malicious autorun files.

It also allows user to easily on /off the autorun feature in Windows operating systems. A user can easily turn off the autorun feature by dragging the slider to off in the main screen.

Autorun immunizer can save you from a lot of hassels which can be caused by the autorun virus.This amazing app is free for everyone and can run on any of the latest Windows operating system. You can download it from the link given below.

Download : BDUSBImmunizer1.zip (1.1 MB)

 

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SvcHost Exe process info & virus details

What is an SVCHost.exe file? & What is it doing in your task manager?

An svchost.exe file is a windows generic host process & is there for a good reason, This files is a native integral part of the windows operating system. It basically supports various windows services running from the Dynamic Link Library (DLL) files of windows. The services that may require SVCHOST.Exe include Windows Firewall, Automatic System Updates, Windows themes , Plug and play, Fax & printer services & many more. These services ideally start automatically when the windows system starts. These files are found in all windows operating systems launched after windows 2000 NT. (i.e Windows XP, Vista & 7)

When your windows system boots, The Svchost.exe file checks the windows registries & automatically builds a list of services that needs to be loaded. Usually each SVChost.exe carries different services from windows. If you find multiple SVChost.exe files in your task manager, there is nothing to worry about, It’s absolutely normal for windows to run multiple svchost.exe simultaneously.

SVCHOST.exe Virus & Removal

It is possible for malicious softwares to modify the windows registry & make SVCHOST.exe process to load the wrong malicious .dll files. Which will endup in making your computer or network affected with viruses and malewarez.

Another common approach is that virus files are names SCVHOST.exe did you see the difference in the filenames ? SVC vs SCV??
What this file sCvhost.exe does is that it allow hackers to access all your personal information, This is a virus of tye W30/Agobot-S , You may also call this a trojan horse. Since it hides itself with a genuine process name.

How to remove Svchost.exe virus or sCvhost.exe virus:

1. Removing the Svchost virus can be a very tedious task, Though i personally managed to somehow remove the virus using advanced tactics, It is not recommended that you try and follow the same, Because a single mistake could lead to a damaged Operating system, Which would be difficult to recover.

2. So instead of giving you the steps I find it appropriate to suugest you that you should use an Anti-virus to do this for you.

3. You can grab your self a free copy of antivirus over here ( Norton Internet Security).

100% CPU utilization error in SVCHOST.EXE Process & Memory Leaks:

The first solution to this problem is that you may just want to restart the computer, Most of the times this will solve your problem,Another quick solution for this problem is to start the task manager & find the process causing this problem & then right click the process name and set the priority to low.

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