‘Terms and Conditions May Apply’ is an award winning documentary about EULAs, Terms and Conditions, and Privacy Policies.
When it comes to utilities for Windows, there are always the one-off development of tools by individuals but two mainstays have been the SysInternals suite and NirSoft tools. Calling special attention to one utility today, I wanted to share about DevManView.
I managed to get the computer cleaned up with a handful of scanners and it seems like the rootkit and various downloaders and trojan droppers were all removed. The folder that caught my attention in the first place was still there and I wanted to delete it.
Depending on the organization, a department might be interested in using the account tracking feature of certain copiers. Beyond the business need, for a lot of people, the PINs can be a real pain.
Microsoft rebranded Microsoft Security Essentials as the Windows Defender product and included it by default in Windows 8. I thought this could be a game changer.
SourceForge used to be a reputable place to download open source software. Now, that reputation is doing a full reverse as SourceForge becomes a place to avoid.
The book is a novelization about a company’s IT department in the thick of it. The company has not been doing well, missing quarterly goals regularly, and the IT department is getting blamed for a lot of it.
The process to get off of a blacklist varies with each list and depends on the reason.
The Solutions Gallery provides ready-made dashboards and reports to serve common purposes.
A recent task that came across my desk included the sysadmin side of setting up a public-use kiosk.
More interesting than the executable itself which ComboFix was able to cleanup, a batch script was in the same directory as part of the malware. I copied it here in order to do a little analysis and learn from it.
I ran into the same problems that got Microsoft in trouble in the first place with Windows 8. When Microsoft thinks it knows best and removes options, the users of the product suffer.