Online Security Tools

The latest issue of Tech Support Alert comes with some handy sites to bookmark. On one hand, they link to a couple of sites that allow you to check any downloaded files for malware using a number of anti-virus scanners at once before you run them: [1] http://virusscan.jotti.org/[2] http://www.virustotal.com/flash/index_en.html They also link to a site…

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Admin Rights

Saw this in Support Alert today, and thought it’s worth publicizing. As much as the common security advice is not to run as Admin, there are a number of tools that simply don’t work without the Admin rights. It’s frustrating. Programs That Won’t Run in a Limited User AccountWorking with a Windows limited users account…

Spyware cleanup Epilogue

OK, so the first, obvious question, which Mark asked in the comments, and Steven Vore referenced in his blog post, was why go through all this? Why not just reformat the drive and reinstall Windows? Well the answer to that is multi-faceted. One, if I had just reformatted I wouldn’t have near the blog fodder…