Drupal 7 and E-Commerce

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Drupal 7 has become the flagship version of the content management platform. Last year I was setting up a couple of webstores with Drupal 6 and e-commerce modules (addons) for it collectively called ubercart. Ubercart was somewhat complex but things worked. For the rough edges there were other modules to smooth the edges. Recently I’ve [...]

How to Remove Anti-Virus Elite | Anti-Virus Elite Removal Guide

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Anti-Virus Elite is a rogue antivirus application. These rogue antivirus applications pose as a legitimate security application, but in reality is a scam to try to trick you out of money. They will find and claim that there are multiple security problems with your computer. They will claim that you have many viruses. Most of [...]

How to Remove ProtectPCs | ProtectPCs Removal Guide

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

ProtectPCs is a rogue antivirus application from the Wini family of rogues. It will push itself through claims of it being a video codec update or flash player update. Usually these appear on a site that shows up in the search results for whatever latest greatest sought after video clip may be making the top [...]

How to Remove PC Scout | PC Scout Removal Guide

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

PC Scout is another rogue application with a similar look and feel to the Windows Security Center. (It’s also apparently a clone of the same family as ActiveSecurity (ActiveSecurity Removal) It likely installs through malware and the use of web popups. Once it’s installed on your system it tries to run at startup and run [...]

How to Remove ActiveSecurity | Active Security Removal Guide

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

ActiveSecurity is a rogue antivirus application that uses graphics to indicate a similarity with Microsoft Security Center. It installs via malware including trojans and brings several files along with it when it installs that it then claims are viral and that in order to clean up the mess the user should purchase the software. Just [...]

Finallyfast.com Removal | Ascentive PC Speed Scan Pro

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Oh I cringe at those commercials. You know the ones I’m talking about where everyone is whining about how slow their pc is. Wah…. “Mom this game is so slow.” I just LOVE how they mention that their parent company ascentive has been featured in several major publications. (Osama Bin Laden has been featured in [...]

Sony rootkit settlement

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

Here’s a followup to one of the first big stories that I posted on… the Sony rootkit – there has been a settlement with the FTC (Federal Trade Commision). It has yet to be approved but, affected customers could see up to $150 to cover cost of repair (rootkit removal/etc.) They(Sony) must also allow the [...]

Would you like spyware with that? Apple too….

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

These stories come up from time to time. A free giveaway of some sort and it turns out that there’s spyware or a virus embedded, company gives a big “whoops” and fixes things by replacing them…. McDonalds had a promotion going where up to 10,000 people could win a flash based mp3 player they also [...]

Microsoft August Updates

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

Incidents.org has an initial list of the updates today from Microsoft, there is also a brief from Microsoft on the updates. It appears as though one is Powerpoint specific, another is Office releated, one is tagged as an Internet Explorer update and the rest Windows. More details later in the day. Hopefully we can get [...]

Windows update advance notice for August 2006

Friday, August 4th, 2006

August’s advance bulletin of Microsoft updates is already up. Tuesday of course is the monthly Microsoft patch day. It appears as though there will be 12 updates this time around. As usual, it could be that individual updates fix multiple problems. 10 updates will affect Windows at least 1 critical, will require a restart. 2 [...]

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