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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

WIN ME - Booting in Safe Mode only

I'm facing this problem at one of my client site that whenever I turn on the PC it boots in the safe mode. When I try to select the normal mode it doesn't show anything except a blank screen. I've checked the system thoroughly but didn't find any problem with the OS.I asked the user that what had happened last time but he said he turned off the system in a usual way and next morning he faced the problem.

Do you have any idea how to solve this? I'm in hurry. :(

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Free SQL Server Training

Checkout the link below for Free SQL Server Training
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This link was sent by our team member Khurram.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

NOD32 Comparison

Hi folks...find the NOD32 AV Comparision. I've implemented different versions of NOD32 on different client's site. It's really a good product and it has very very detailed configuration which I've never imagined. Especially in the Enterprise Version with Remote Administrator you can configure the different policies which can be pushed on the network.

On the other side other than Enterprise version you can hook-up the local Mirror Server to anyone of the system or on the server (no necessary to have a domain), through which you can push the updates on your network.

You might face difficulty initially but NOD32 support is very good and if necessary their support department may call you.

For more information NOD32 Comparision

The comparision link is provided by one of our team member AJI.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Fighting with SpyWarez

I've been using Win XP with SP 1 for a long time and have been browsing the internet but didn't face any problem. For the last 2 days I started surfing for some freewarez and hacking materials and I felt that there was something wrong with the system. the nextg day system got started freezing and didn't allow me to open a word file or open the any website.

I had to kill the process even it took too much time to show the Task Manager. I was pretty sure that it was due the system vulnerabilities. So I decided to install the SP2 and patch up the system and install the anti-virus. So I did the installation of SP2, Kaspersky for anti-virus but system was still freezing. Specially while opening the Internet Explorer. So for sure that IE is infected. Then I tried scanning the system with Microsoft Anti Spyware (updated).

MS Anti Spyware did not show any infected file. It showed that system status as ok but still I was facing the system freezing problem whenever I tried using the IE for windows updates or for any other reason. So I donwloaded the FireFox. Made it default browser. Stared using it and it was very very fast. So the IE is compromised, it is confirmed. I still had the doubt about the spyware so I downloaded the Lavasoft's Ad-ware SE.

I stared doing the system scanning using the latest definitions and I found that there were 35 files were infected. And all of them have infected the IE, My ocumetmts etc..

I had to delete all the files without taking any risk. Once it was done I found my system in better health. Now IE 6.0 is also working fine.

So neither IE nor MS AntiSpyware could bring my system back into the position and I had to use 3rd party solution. I read about the vulnerabilities in IE but today I faced the problem even I used the antivirus.

So the Spywares are really pain in the ass and make the system worst than a 486x machine with 32 MB memory.

I'm sure you must have faced the same problem.

Monday, December 12, 2005

New Study Shows Majority of Public and Corporations Are Vulnerable to Zero Day Threats; AV-Comparatives.org Releases New Study with Alarming Findings

Checkout Anti Virus Comparison website before you make a decision to buy the antiVirus.


Latest Sober variant set to launch attack on Jan. 5

Commands hard-coded in the latest variant of the Sober worm indicate that its next major attack is scheduled for Jan. 5, according to security firm Verisign Inc.'s iDefense cyberintelligence service.

Checkout ComputerWorld for more

Sunday, December 11, 2005

E-Bitz - SBS MVP the Official Blog of the SBS "Diva"

The Official Blog of the SBS. You must check out the blog and the Microsoft's website for SBS. you may face the problem. Keep your servers updated.

SBS Official Blog

SBS Official Website

Be Careful

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Windows OneCare Live

What is Windows OneCare Live?

even I didn't know before tonite but I'm surprised. I'm not surprised that what Microsoft is doing but I'm surprised that this website is launched now. It was launched in May2005 and most of us are un-aware of it. Did you know?

Anyway, since Microsoft is very serious about security they are doing their very best and launcing some new products or range of application under security very often. Windows OneCare Live seems to very interested. I've not tried this application but very soon I'm gonna test the beta version and will update the blog.

You also test this beta version and post your comments to the blog so we can get to know how good it is and what can be done to improve it.


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3rd party backup application under Windows

Using Tandberg Backup Under Various Windows OS.

For the last couple of months I've been very much involved in implemeting the backup solution on various Microsoft OS. I faced problem on almost every version of windows except Windows 2003 server. I'be installed the backup device i.e. Tandberg DLTVS 80 and 160 both internal and external on win98, win XP Pro, Winddows 2000 and Win2003 Server. I've faced difficulty while doing the device installation but on windows 2003 server it was very very simple and it don't take more than 5 minutes.

Moreover there is good feature of Volume Shadow Copy which helped to take the real-time bckup. I found the same way of installing the hardware under WinXP Pro.

Tapeware used as the backup application software which has many features, one of them is to have multiple schedules on multiple tapes. It's very very fast but the backup speed goes down while taking the network mapped drives backup.

On Windows2003 server I also tried windows backup utility and it worked fine too. This small application is also good if you want to save the money and just want to have regular backup with one schedule at one time only.

i've used Tapeware 7.x Edition for backup under all Microsoft OS. It is necessary that all the OS should service packs installed on it. Tapeware is a good application but it's a bit confusing at first time but later on you'll enjoy the feature specially with Volume Shadow Copy enabled.

For more info about Tandberg click for TandBerg & Click for Tapeware

Microsoft Events in Dubai. UAE

What's happening in Dubai at Microsoft just click below.

Events [I.T.] in Dubai

Four Ways to Get a Bigger Salary in 2006

You must read it...

Four Ways to Get a Bigger Salary in 2006

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Hackers publish two more Windows attacks

Hackers have given systems administrators two more reasons to

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