Thursday, November 6, 2008



There are 3 builds available. Personally, I prefer the "Slim" version.

1. Standard Build also includes the Yahoo Toolbar but that can be UNcheckmarked during the installation if you so desire.
2. Portable does NOT include the Installer
3. Slim also does NOT include the Toolbar.

Suggested Settings For CCleaner

Options > Advanced >
  • UNcheck "Only delete files in Windows Temp folder older than 48 hours".
  • Check "Show prompt to back up Registry entries".

Options > Cookies

To retain logon cookies, review the cookies in the "Cookies to Delete" column on the left. Select any you wish to keep and click the arrow pointing to the right to add to the "Cookies to Keep" column.

Cleaner > Windows Tab

The settings shown below are based on my choices. In the event assistance is needed, I do not recommend using the Advanced section (not shown) nor checking the following:
  • Windows Log Files
  • Windows Error Reporting

Cleaner > Applications Tab

This is an example of a recent setting.


It is not recommended that you preform this step unless you are having problems after uninstalling a program or it is recommended at a reputable help site. Generally, registry cleaners have caused more problems than they have repaired.

The settings I have checked below should be sufficient to remove a bad uninstall. I do not recommend checking "Missing Shared DLLs" or "Unused File Extensions". They may not be used by a currently installed software but you may run into problems with a future program you attempt to run.

It is very important to back up the registry. Even though CCleaner has a registry backup, I would also suggest a manual backup. See this article on backing up the registry: Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Mrs. Claus' Cookbook

Just a tidbit based on the emails floating around with copy/pastes of the individual recipe URLs. They are from Mrs. Claus' Cookbook at the North Since someone put a lot of work into that site, I'd suggest visiting there directly. There's lots of fun things for the family at the North Pole.

For the recipes at the North Pole, follow the links below to the various kitchen categories.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Zune 3.0 Upgrade is Live!

Zune 3.0 is a major improvement to all of our digital media players, software, and online services. Take advantage of these outstanding new features by updating your Zune 3.0 Software today.
buy from FM and zune marketplace on your device
updating is easy

Wireless capabilities just got better: Buy from FM is a new feature that lets you tag songs you hear on the radio via your Zune player's built-in FM tuner and download them later. Plus, you can shop Zune Marketplace directly from your player at Wi-Fi hotspots. Get what you want on the go.

dynamic music channels

Update now and get the latest features
from Zune.

1. Disconnect your Zune.
2. In the software, click Settings, Software, General.
3. Click Check for Updates.

After completing the update, your Zune will update automatically the next time you sync.

You can follow these steps at any time
and manually update your Zune whenever
you'd like.
Maximize your Zune Pass with Channels. These dynamic playlists bring you a regularly updated collection of tracks that you can subscribe to like podcasts. Other software improvements let you search better, explore music maps of related artists and albums, get personalized picks, set artist alerts for new releases, and more.

new 120GB and 16GB players
free 14-day zune pass trial

Pick your new Zune from a wider variety of capacities and colors. Go large with our ultra-sleek black 120GB and 16GB players. Check out our new 8GB glossy blue Zune. Or custom engrave an original — choosing from more than 50 exclusive designs — at
Zune Pass monthly music subscription is your ticket to millions of songs and albums on Zune Marketplace. Sign-in to your Zune My Account page; click on Zune Pass to select the free trial.

games for your zune
Get started with two totally free games — the puzzling Hexic and Texas Hold 'Em Poker (featuring wireless multiplayer!) Many new games are on the way. Check for updates in coming months.

audiobooks have arrived
We've partnered with, using their software to manage audiobooks on Zune. Browse and buy titles at over 7,500 public libraries and leading bookstores.

zune social is growing
Now with a community of over 2 million, the new Zune Social works with Windows Live Messenger and includes revamped profile and artist pages. Download Zune Card playlists to go, receive weekly friend activity updates, and more.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Microsoft Software License Terms - Malicious Software Removal Tool

Copy/paste from Windows Update:

These license terms are an agreement between Microsoft Corporation (or based on where you live, one of its affiliates) and you. Please read them. They apply to the software named above, which includes the media on which you received it, if any. The terms also apply to any Microsoft
* updates,
* supplements,
* Internet-based services, and
* support services
for this software, unless other terms accompany those items. If so, those terms apply.
By using the software, you accept these terms. If you do not accept them, do not use the software.
As described below, using some features also operates as your consent to the transmission of certain standard computer information for Internet-based services.
If you comply with these license terms, you have the rights below.
1. INSTALLATION AND USE RIGHTS. You may execute any number of copies of the software on your devices running validly licensed copies of Microsoft operating system software (editions and versions specified at
2. INTERNET-BASED SERVICES. Microsoft provides Internet-based services with the software. It may change or cancel them at any time.
Consent for Internet-Based Services. The software feature described below connects to Microsoft or service provider computer systems over the Internet. In some cases, you will not receive a separate notice when they connect. You may switch off this feature or not use it. For more information about this feature, see By using this feature, you consent to the transmission of this information. Microsoft does not use the information to identify or contact you.
Computer Information. The following feature uses Internet protocols, which send to the appropriate systems computer information, such as your Internet protocol address, the type of operating system, browser and name and version of the software you are using, and the language code of the device where you installed the software. Microsoft uses this information to make the Internet-based service available to you.
* Malicious Software Removal. Before execution of the software, the software will check for and remove certain malicious software (“Malware”) from your device, which is listed and periodically updated by family at When the software checks your device for Malware, a report will be sent to Microsoft about any Malware detected, specific information relating to the detection, errors that occurred while the software was checking for Malware, and other information about your device that will help us improve this and other Microsoft products and services. No information included in these reports will be used to identify or contact you. You may disable the software’s reporting functionality by following the instructions found at For more information, read the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool privacy statement at

3. SCOPE OF LICENSE. The software is licensed, not sold. This agreement only gives you some rights to use the software. Microsoft reserves all other rights. Unless applicable law gives you more rights despite this limitation, you may use the software only as expressly permitted in this agreement. In doing so, you must comply with any technical limitations in the software that only allow you to use it in certain ways. You may not
* work around any technical limitations in the software;
* reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the software, except and only to the extent that applicable law expressly permits, despite this limitation;
* make more copies of the software than specified in this agreement or allowed by applicable law, despite this limitation;
* publish the software for others to copy;
* rent, lease or lend the software;
* transfer the software or this agreement to any third party; or
* use the software for commercial software hosting services.
4. BACKUP COPY. You may make one backup copy of the software. You may use it only to reinstall the software.
5. DOCUMENTATION. Any person that has valid access to your computer or internal network may copy and use the documentation for your internal, reference purposes.
6. EXPORT RESTRICTIONS. The software is subject to United States export laws and regulations. You must comply with all domestic and international export laws and regulations that apply to the software. These laws include restrictions on destinations, end users and end use. For additional information, see
7. SUPPORT SERVICES. Because this software is “as is,” we may not provide support services for it.
8. ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This agreement, and the terms for supplements, updates, Internet-based services and support services that you use, are the entire agreement for the software and support services.
a. United States. If you acquired the software in the United States, Washington state law governs the interpretation of this agreement and applies to claims for breach of it, regardless of conflict of laws principles. The laws of the state where you live govern all other claims, including claims under state consumer protection laws, unfair competition laws, and in tort.
b. Outside the United States. If you acquired the software in any other country, the laws of that country apply.
10. LEGAL EFFECT. This agreement describes certain legal rights. You may have other rights under the laws of your country. You may also have rights with respect to the party from whom you acquired the software. This agreement does not change your rights under the laws of your country if the laws of your country do not permit it to do so.
11. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY. The software is licensed “as-is.” You bear the risk of using it. Microsoft gives no express warranties, guarantees or conditions. You may have additional consumer rights under your local laws which this agreement cannot change. To the extent permitted under your local laws, Microsoft excludes the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
12. LIMITATION ON AND EXCLUSION OF REMEDIES AND DAMAGES. You can recover from Microsoft and its suppliers only direct damages up to U.S. $5.00. You cannot recover any other damages, including consequential, lost profits, special, indirect or incidental damages.
This limitation applies to
* anything related to the software, services, content (including code) on third party Internet sites, or third party programs; and
* claims for breach of contract, breach of warranty, guarantee or condition, strict liability, negligence, or other tort to the extent permitted by applicable law.
It also applies even if Microsoft knew or should have known about the possibility of the damages. The above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you because your country may not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental, consequential or other damages.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Comodo BOClean Detection of Ask


Contact Support:

You are here : Comodo NSClean > Current Covered Malware

FILEDATE: 2008-06-01 11:30:44 (UTC)


40277. RSK-ASKJEEVES.B.001

Update 02June08: Detection of IAC as a risk still included in Comodo BOClean!
Also added the MYSEARCH entries that I forgot to copy yesterday.

FILEDATE: 2008-06-02 12:45:49 (UTC)



29449. MYSEARCH2
29450. MYSEARCH3
29451. MYSEARCH4
29452. MYSEARCH5
29453. MYSEARCH6
29454. MYSEARCH7
29455. MYSEARCH8

40326. RSK-ASKJEEVES.B.001

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Info: COMODO SafeSurf Toolbar

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Hi Guys,

What is COMODO SafeSurf?

The Comodo SafeSurf Toolbar protects against data theft, computer crashes and system damage by preventing most types of Buffer Overflow attacks. This type of attack occurs when a malicious program or script deliberately sends more data to a target applications memory buffer than the buffer can handle - which can be exploited to create a back door to the system though which a hacker can gain access. Comodo developed the SafeSurf Toolbar explicitly to protect end-users from these kinds of attacks whilst they browse the Internet. After installation, the program will monitor and protect the memory space of all applications that are running on your system and immediately block any buffer overflow attacks. Apart from providing another essential layer of protection, the toolbar also provides one-click access to news, search, shopping; a built in pop-up blocker; is compatible with all major browsers

ALSO... Please read our CEO's explanation on installing the SafeSurf Toolbar (Which is powered by COMODO Memory Firewall Technology)

Users can opt out during installation!

Toolbar is ONLY available with a fresh CFP installation. If you are updating from previous version you do NOT get the toolbar

We would never force anything on our users!

This is just giving our users a choice in their search engine choice and making Comodo some money. It is totally optional at installation. The reason why we chose as a provider is because they have a good user experience, eg: type New Jersey as a keyword and see the results.. Of course Google is a great search engine but doesn't hurt to have an alternative search engine that you can check and a lot of people have google toolbar anyway. Also, we are building our own version of a toolbar that will have UserTrust built in along with Search Engine Overlays (bit like site advisor) and this is the starting point of it. Of course as always we will always try to give our users a choice!

thank you


PS:the toolbar is NOT available to anyone just updating. Its only available if you are installing CFP fresh (eg: no updating from older versions). This might cause confusion to some people thinking that they will get the toolbar yet they are not getting the opt out during that update process. Again: you don't get the toolbar during update... only with a fresh install!

Yes! Comodo SafeSurf does support all browsers.

Hi Guys,

SafeSurf supports all the browsers. Dont worry. It may not install the toolbar to the browser window(search bar part of the safesurf works for IE, FF etc) but it will still protect the browsers like safari, opera or any other unknown one etc against BO attacks.


So, Yes... A Complete reinstall is required for this feature to take effect! Browser compatible list will be updated as time and development goes on.

We do understand users concern of Toolbars, etc. This is to help COMODO gain some money, After all, This is FREE. But this does provide Buffer Overflow protection where you need it the most... IN YOUR BROWSER.

COMODO Memory Firewall work is still under development and more work needs to be done. The built in SurfSafe Toolbar ONLY protects BO'S in Browser, IT DOS NOT PROTECT AGAINST APPLICATIONS like the stand-a-lone COMODO Memory Firewall.


If for whatever reason SurfSafe Toolbar isn't for you, You can safely uninstall it in Add/Remove programs. But please TRY to keep it! You will maintain protection & help support COMODO for the free products they offer! All money go towards Development.

NOTE: This "Toolbar" is being detected by various Anti-virus software as Adware/Malware *THIS IS A FALSE POSTIVE!!!*, There is NO Adware, Spyware etc in this Toolbar WHAT SO EVER. If you are having problems installing the Toolbar, turn off your AV if this is the case.

If you have any question's or concern's, Please don't hesitate to PM me.


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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2008, 02:43:42 AM »

Last Updated: 27/5/08

-Added information from our lead firewall developer (egemen).



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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2008, 05:14:07 AM »

Bump. Quickly updated again.


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