Tuesday, October 31, 2006

One Site + Three Minutes = System Destroyed

Well this past weekend I got my test box in a heap 'o trouble! In a very small amount of time, less than five minutes, about maybe three, my system got decimated and a reformat was the only option.

Keep your systems patched, security defense installed and do your best to keep on safe sites kids, it's a nasty place out there on the Net.
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Monday, October 30, 2006

IE7 + XP Repair Update

In my previous blog about IE7 I pointed to info indicating that users who had to for whatever reason make a repair to XP would wind up with a broken IE.

It turns out, that this has allegedly been fixed in the IE7 FR version. My source, another MS MVP had been informed of the fix but due to NDA restrictions I can not share any 'official' info about it. But the IE team still recommends users uninstall IE7 before making any repairs.

And that leaves me to think that perhaps it's not quite repaired. At the very least the KB article should be updated.

Friday, October 27, 2006

IE7 + Win XP Repair = Busted IE!!??

Well it would seem that if you were one of the 3 million plus users who installed IE7, you better hope you don't have to repair XP. If you do and don't uninstall IE7 first, boy are you in for a surprise! How the hell did they overlook this? Read More Here

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Latest Threats Update

There have been several new variants added to some of the more pervasive infections in recent weeks. And a new international player is in the mix as well. SmithFraud, Vundo, HackerDefender and Chinese infections...OH MY!! Read More Here

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

IE 7 Final Release Available & Fake IE 7 DL Site

Final release for IE 7 from Microsoft available.
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Fake IE DL site being spread. Installs trojan instead.
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Saturday, October 14, 2006

Forum Accesss Down.......AGAIN!! Grrrr......

Well it seems my hosting company is yet again having problems with forum access.

Apologies to all, guess I'll be looking for a new hosting company come 2007. This is getting ridiculous.

AVG\Ewido Anti-Spyware False\Positives, Except They Are Not!!

It seems there is some new malware out that is corrupting legit files. Users who scan with Ewido may be presented with findings which appear to be false\positives, but they are not. Read More Here

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Update Your OS Today, But Be Patient

Microsoft released a record number of patches today, 26 to be exact. But it appears that with so many being released, that Windows Update sites are not delivering everything. So be patient, and go back later in the day or the next. Read More Here

Adware Pusher MVP Award Revoked By MS

Adware pusher MVP Award revoked after MS confirms connection to LOP. Read More Here

VirusBurst: New Infector Files

Two new infection files found by Bleeping computer:


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Thursday, October 05, 2006

Site Access Problems Persist

Sorry to say my hosting company is still having troubles with my domain. I apologize for these problems and hope they can fix things on their end.

Access is still sporadic to both forum and site.

Adware Vendor Now MS MVP!!!???

Well in all their infinite wonder, Microsoft has elected to award a well known adware pusher to join the ranks of their MS MVP Awardees. Yeah, that's right, a guy who makes a program which installs LOP if the user isn't very careful what he's installing. Read More Here

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

PestCapture: New SmithFraudRogue

UPDATED w\Screen shot and file info

Latest SmithFraud infection making the rounds. It places a huge alert saying your infected, which cannot be resized or moved and is on top of all open applications.

So far Ewido finds it as SpySheriff, Ad-Aaware SE finds it as SpywareNo & AdwareSheriff. Spybot S&D does not detect it at all. Read More Here

Sunday, October 01, 2006

WinPatrol v10.0.5.0 Beta Testing

BillP, developer of WinPatrol has a new build he'd like users to try. It is in beta phase and users should exercise caution if they are not used to the pitfalls of beta software. Read More Here