Tools: How to identify and clean up Windows computers infected with malware and bots

Solution: Follow the steps below in the given order: Step 1: Disconnect the computer from the network and notify the user that the computer cannot be re-connected until all malware has been successfully removed. Step 2: Find out if the user is familiar with the destination or action that the malware or bot is trying … Continue reading Tools: How to identify and clean up Windows computers infected with malware and bots

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TMG Forefront 2010: Re-enabling Configuration Change Tracking Description

If you check the box Do not show this prompt again you will, of course, not be prompted to enter descriptions for applied changes in the future. If you later decide you’d like to have this feature back, highlight the Troubleshooting node in the navigation tree and select the Change Tracking tab in the main window. In the Tasks pane click Configure Change Tracking and check … Continue reading TMG Forefront 2010: Re-enabling Configuration Change Tracking Description

Off-Subject: iCloud: If you’re not receiving notifications in iCloud Calendar

If you’re not receiving notifications about events and shared calendars while signed in to iCloud.com or on your devices set up for Calendar on iCloud.com, you may need to change your iCloud Calendar settings. Change iCloud Calendar settings Click the Action pop-up menu  in the sidebar, then choose Preferences. In the Advanced pane, select “In-app notifications,” then … Continue reading Off-Subject: iCloud: If you’re not receiving notifications in iCloud Calendar

Send discrete, self-destructing notes via Privnote

Discovered a really cool tool to send notes that will self-destruct after being read. Good for sending passwords or information across discretely and securely. No log-ins or identity involved. All you need to do is generate a link to the note and has the option to notify you via email if it has been read. … Continue reading Send discrete, self-destructing notes via Privnote

Cisco device serial number explanation

Cisco devices have a standard serial number, from the serial number you can work out it's age and the location it was built. To decipher the serial number, here's how it is composed. Cisco S/N format is LLLYYWWXXXX. LLL = Location code (i.e. FOC = FoxConn China) YY = Year code (08 = 2004...09=2005...etc...) WW … Continue reading Cisco device serial number explanation