Saturday, April 30, 2011
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Friday, April 29, 2011
I've had a few scenarios where people brought me an old hard drive that "doesn't work" and I've been able to pull massive amounts of data off of it using nothing but a free piece of software I found on the interwebz. Lucky for them I work for the forces of good rather than evil....sometimes. Anyway, if you're in a situation where you need to completely clear a disk of all of it's contents, please check out the article below from Lifehacker.com . Give's you an idea of what happens when you delete a file, and how to securely wipe a drive of data. If you really want a want to make sure that no one gets data from your drive, I will post a blog soon with pictures on how to open your HDD and wreak havoc on it like Charlie Sheen on a pile of coke. Enjoy the Article :)
LifeHacker - How to Properly Erase Your Physical Media
This little piece of software definitely helps with speeding up things like startup, and scanning for viruses/defragging as after you've removed all of the crap that Internet Explorer and Firefox collect, you have less to scan.
If, after viewing the tutorial you have any questions regarding it, don't hesitate to contact me. As always I'll be available to walk you through using it or help you with any problems. Tutorial Below =]
Download link here, Click the Green Download Now button
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Honestly it is pretty straight forward. The best way to prevent this from happening is common sense (as was stated numerous times in the comments in my previous blog post). Please don't click on anything in facebook that seems slightly strange. Don't go downloading files from places you do not trust. Be proactive. you can save yourself alot of time and hassle by being safe and scanning. Make sure you update the software before every scan. Malwarebytes has defintely helped me assist people with their infection problems. It isn't a cure-all, but it works great, and it is free!
Download Link, click the green "Download Now" button
Honestly, at this point I'm very frustrated. Being 30, getting a later start in life (financial and educational) is difficult to deal with. Difficult but manageable. However, sitting here in school I wonder why I'm required to do this.
Certain classes I understand. Being an IT major, I totally understand having to take classes like Unix, or database management, or networking, etc. However, unless I plan on going to South America to do some kind of IT support there, or decide to write a website only in Spanish, why am I required to take TWO semesters of language? Must I take some kind of art class? History? I'm old enough where I've written my own. This is just silly.
It gets to the point where you just want to get out. I'm looking forward to next semester. Loading up on IT courses. I'm dreading the next few as I have to throw in this junk that I don't feel is necessary. Maybe it will make me smarter? More worldy? I don't know, I just know they get more of my money.
College trolled me...
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Lately, I've been having a few people with spyware trouble getting in touch with me via txt as well as email. It sometimes isn't easy to get rid of. It's frustrating, it's annoying, it makes you want to reach through the computer to strangle the neck of the asshole that decided it would be a good idea to make people's lives miserable. Removing this garbage isn't always straight forward. Registry entries and start-up/autorun programs have to be fooled around with, etc. However, two programs I've found really useful to help curb some of this are called Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, and Microsoft Security Essentials.
More to follow, with a tutorial for you guys (undecided whether I make a video tutorial or not) when it's a more reasonable hour of the day. Any specific questions, just leave a comment and I'll try to answer them as best as I can.