Monday, December 22, 2008

TeMerc Joins Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Team!!!

Read all about my exciting new position with one of the premier anti-malware tools available today.

TeMerc Now Employed By Malwarebytes

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Vista Install Update

Ok, so far so good. Vista is running fine and I'm working on personalizations and tweaks.

If there's one thing that bugs me is that I cannot seem to figure out how to keep the cool Vista start button\black menu and change the Windows color. The oh-so-pretty blue just don't cut it. If you know where I can either find that tweak or download some freebie, drop me a comment or reply in the forums.

My news reader,
Great News works great from the XP partition.

I've gotten my MailWasherPro all set up but I still need to work out what I'm doing wrong with Outlook. Steven provided me some steps to open it from the Vista drive but I can't seem to get it just right yet.

I also need to see if that can be done with Expression Blend.

I've installed
Online Armour Firewall, so we'll see how that works. For av I'll likely go with one of the freebies, not sure which one yet tho.

So today will be spent working out those things and other settings. Thanksfully Jr has a playdate with a pal after school, so I'll have a good amount of time to do all this.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Reinstalling Vista Ultimate Today

Well, after a year and a half, I've decided to re-install Visat Ultimate, this time w\SP1 and begin using it more. I've been shying away from for it for too long. And now it seems pretty much everyone has a Vista capable version of thier software.

So I'll keep everyone abreast of how things go.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Latest News & Info From The Forums-Dec 9 - Pt III

Latest Security & News Info

Time To Exclude The Bad ISPs

In recent months, three questionable Internet service providers — EstDomains, Atrivo, and McColo — were effectively taken offline resulting in noticeable drops of malware and spam.

It is hard to argue that such takedowns, which took the command-and-control servers for several major botnets offline, would not benefit everyone who uses the Internet. Estimates of the decrease in spam from the McColo takedown ran from 40 to 80 percent, even if it lasted only for a short time. More importantly, as bulletproof hosting providers drop bad actors from their client list, the cost of hosting the command-and-control servers go up. Increasing the transaction costs to commit cybercrime is one of the best strategies to reduce it.

Time to Exclude Bad ISPs

Latest News & Info From The Forums-Dec 9, Part II

Latest Security & News Info

Latest News & Info From The Forums-Dec 9

Latest Security & News Info