July 27th, 2011
Apple has released iOS update 4.3.5 for iOS devices.
This update ”Fixes a security vulnerability with certificate validation." This update follows an earlier update to fix a PDF vulnerability (the one that was used by JailbreakMe.com to jailbreak iOS devices via the Safari mobile browser).
This update applies to:
- iPhone 4 (GSM model)
- iPhone 3GS
- iPad 2
- iPod touch (4th generation)
- iPod touch (3rd generation)
Fire up iTunes and hit the “Check for Update” button.
July 11th, 2011
Here's a great Windows tool for power users who want more control over their right click - The Right-Click Enhancer.
This simple to use tool offers loads of awesome enhancements for the Windows right-click:
- Copy To Folder & Move To Folder
- Create or Print File List
- Encrypt & Decrypt
- Open In Notepad
- Open file location
- Administrator Command Prompt
- God Mode & System Configuration Utility (Vista or 7)
- Problem Step Recorder (Windows 7)
Compatible with Windows XP, Vista and 7. Download here.
June 27th, 2011
Rootkit malware dig themselves deeply into an operating system, so deeply in fact that removing them can be a major pain in the rear. If you have a system infected with the Trojan:Win32/Popureb.E then Microsoft is now recommending that users find their Windows recovery disc and use than to fix the MBR (Master Boot Record):
If your system does get infected with Trojan:Win32/Popureb.E, we advise you to fix the MBR and then use a recovery CD to restore your system to a pre-infected state (as sometimes restoring a system may not restore the MBR). To fix the MBR, we advise that you use the System Recovery Console, which supports a command called "fixmbr".
Rootkits/bootkits are a major pain in the rear to remove, and because they burrow themselves so deeply into the OS, and also create such a massive security vulnerability, the best thing to do might be to either recover the system from a clean backup or wipe the system and reinstall.
It's the only way to be sure that the malware is all gone.
Here are instructions on how to fix the MBR for XP, Vista and 7.
April 19th, 2011
Hmmmm have noticed that since I've upgraded to IE9, Outlook is continually crashing (and restarting). You can also reproduce the fault by clicking
Tools | Trust Center
I've tested it on three machines (both 32 and 64 bit) and does it every time.
I've done some searches but so far no one at Microsoft seems to be aware of this bug.
My only hope right now is to reinstall Outlook 2007 although if I'm going to do that I might as well save my time and upgrade to the newer version (something I've been procrastinating for ages!) I will let you know if it fixes the problem!
Update: Upgraded one machine to 2010 and it didn't fix the problem. It's possible that it's an add-in problem. Unfortunately add-ins are found within Trust Center, which immediately crashed Outlook. Running Outlook in safe mode doesn't seem to help.
OK this works: Solution (at least for now) - uninstall IE9. I did this by:
Windows Control Panel | Programs and Features | View Installed Updates
Select Windows Internet Explorer 9. Click Uninstall.
If you try this always back up first! The system will need to restart in order to complete the process, so make sure you save any unsaved work.
Update: It's possible the problem is caused by GFI Vipre Antivirus. Anyone else seeing this perfect storm of programs causing the problem??
Update: Have uninstalled Vipre and the problem remains. It seems possibly to end the intermittent crashing but the Trust Centre crash still happens. Disabling all the add-ins doesn't seem to fix the problem. So ... it's still a mystery. Stay tuned!
- Kathie (Hey, what am I? The PC Nurse???)
April 14th, 2011
I love tight code, I especially love it when that tight code does something useful!
Here's an application called HideAutoUpdate that combines usefulness with tight code. If you like coding, you'll want to take a look at this!