Scheduling tasks in linux cron

Friday, December 30th, 2005

Windows has scheduled tasks which most people are only halfway aware of. Linux has very powerful scheduling capabilities coming from it’s unix heritage. cron is the daemon that deals with scheduled tasks under most linux distributions. There are a couple ways that you can schedule cron tasks. The first is from the command line.    [...]

Disinfecting a PC… part 8

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

All right, now it’s time to give ad-aware a spin. I like being able to use several spyware scanners to get full coverage and cleaning. Ad-aware and spybot s&d are usually my first two choices. Realize that I’ve already taken a pass at this machine with AVG, BHODemon (for the browser helper objects) and Spybot [...]

Disinfecting a PC… part 1

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

This is the first in a several part series documenting the cleaning of an infected PC. The only real noteworthy item is that it was a dial-up only connection and was rather infested for that. (On par with some of the broadband connected pc’s I’ve seen. It’s also an interesting counterpoint to the network security [...]

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