Microsoft Update Freezes

There is a very good chance that you are seeing the effects of a hijackware
infection!

NB: If you had no anti-virus application installed or the…

There is a very good chance that you are seeing the effects of a hijackware
infection!

NB: If you had no anti-virus application installed or the subscription had
expired *when the machine first got infected* and/or your subscription has
since expired and/or the machine’s not been kept fully-patched at Windows
Update, don’t waste your time with any of the below: Format & reinstall
Windows. A Repair Install will NOT help!

1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/malicious-software-removal-tool-details.aspx

NB: Run the FULL scan, not the QUICK scan! You may need to download the
MSRT on a non-infected machine, then transfer MRT.EXE to the infected
machine and rename it to SCAN.EXE before running it.

2. [WinXP ONLY!! =>] Run the Windows Live Safety Center’s ‘Protection’ scan
(only!) in Safe Mode with Networking, if need be:
http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm

3. Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting requested logs
in an appropriate forum, not here.

Checking for/Help with Hijackware:
• http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=4075

• http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
• http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
• http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
• http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/…moving_Malware

**Chances are you will need to seek expert assistance in
http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachi…php?board=10.0,
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5,
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup,
http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php,
http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30 or other appropriate forums.**

If these procedures look too complex – and there is no shame in admitting
this isn’t your cup of tea – take the machine to a local, reputable and
independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.

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Start a free Windows Update support incident request:
https://support.microsoft.com/oas/de…spx?gprid=6527

Support for Windows Update:
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/wusupport

For home users, no-charge support is available by calling 1-866-PCSAFETY in
the United States and in Canada or by contacting your local Microsoft
subsidiary. There is no-charge for support calls that are associated with
security updates.

~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience – since 2002

fulano5321 wrote:
> I have windows XP SP2
>
> Microsoft update works to the searching for updates screen and it hangs
> there for over a day, I don’t think the automatic updates work either.

Nokia Tips and Tricks – General Tips

Tips and Tricks

1. Use Dialer and press # for about 2 seconds will switch the profile between Silent and General; press and hold 0 will open the web browser; press and hold 1 will open the voice mailbox

2. There is a shortcut key for Music, Gallery, Share, Video, Web shortcut at the top right corner just below the front camera

3. Press and hold the Green caller button when standby mode will activate the voice command. You could call the name from the contact or application name.

4. Organize your sms by grouping them like outlook by Messaging -> Option -> Setting -> Text message -> Other -> Show messages in groups -> Yes

5. Notification light will blink if there is unread sms/missed call. It could be turned off at Settings -> Notification light -> Off

6. If the touch input is not accurate, you could calibrate your screen at Touch Input-> Touch Screen Calibration -> ( Tap around the 4 dots at the corner)

7. Turning control functions:
a. Rotate your screen horizontal or vertical
b. Silence your phone for incoming call by rotate your phone with screen facing down.
c. Snooze the alarm by rotating phone screen facing down

8. Theme effect will give 3D and transition effect if on but will slow down your tube considerably. Settings -> Personal -> Themes -> General -> Themes effects -> On/Off

9. Shortcut to exit application : Press and hold the middle white button then press and hold the program that you wish to quit, an open/exit option will pop out (useful for those haven’t install handy taskman yet)

10. When using handwriting input, slide from left to right is Spacebar, right to left is Backspace

11. Organize your menu by Menu -> option -> organize. You could drag and drop the location of the application you wish to relocate.

Nokia 5800,X6 Symbian S60v5 Tips and Tricks

Nokia 5800 Tips and Tricks

1. To bring out the Shortcuts on your Screen/Desktop-> Settings/Personal/Home Screen/Home Screen Theme and select Shortcut bar, you can then select which shortcut to display if goto “Shortcuts”. This will also bring out the “Track” playing being displayed when you open the Music Player.

2. Tap the Clock to bring out the Clock menu and make your alarm, alarm repeat is now built-in.

3. Tap the “General” or Date (the set Profile besides the clock) and the Profile selection menu pops out, almost similar to pressing the “Power” button in all S60, but here the Remove memory is not shown, but “Calendar” shortcut is included and the other profiles as well.

4. If you are on the Numeric Keypad, pressing the [#] key alternately will toggle the General and Silent Profiles, same as before, which means long press on zero [0] will bring out bookmarks for the Web.

5. Tapping on the displayed To do or Calendar entry will bring you immediately to that particular item.

6. Tapping the Active Icon on the Top Left (near the battery indicator) will give you shortcuts for any of the active icons.

7. Long press on the Green Call Button will still activate the Voice Command Prompt

8. Long press on the center button is similar to the Long press on the “Menu” key (the yin-yang key on most S60) which will bring out the menu for all the active applications.

9. Go to Applications/File Manager and setup “Backup” for automated backup schedule of your phone data.

10. How to update your Nokia 5800 firmware using your phone.
Presss *#0000# to display phone factory information and firmware
Now press options and select check for updates
The newest update is sent to your phone from nokia
Download and install updates.
This is done using GPRS or WIFI Connectivity.

Weblog Tools Collection: WordPress 3.1 Released

WordPress 3.1 has been released.
This release features a lightning fast redesigned linking workflow which makes it easy to link to your existing posts and pages, an admin bar so you’re never more than a click away from your most-used dashboard pages,…

WordPress 3.1 has been released.

This release features a lightning fast redesigned linking workflow which makes it easy to link to your existing posts and pages, an admin bar so you’re never more than a click away from your most-used dashboard pages, a streamlined writing interface that hides many of the seldom-used panels by default to create a simpler and less intimidating writing experience for new bloggers (visit Screen Options in the top right to get old panels back), and a refreshed blue admin scheme available for selection under your personal options.

All together, this release fixes more than 820 issues.

Users can upgrade automatically via their Dashboard or use the manual instructions. As always, please contact the WordPress Support Forums if you run into any trouble.

Now that WordPress 3.1 has been released, the core developers plan 3.2  to be a shorter development cycle,  ”and include some fun improvements around plugins and the speed of the admin.”

Have you upgraded to WordPress 3.1 yet? What do you think of the new features?

BuddyPress: BuddyPress 1.2.8

Our next item up for bid is BuddyPress 1.2.8, which includes a few small bug fixes to the 1.2 branch of code and is a highly recommended update if you are updating to WordPress 3.1.
This release backports a few important fixes from the currently in-dev…

Our next item up for bid is BuddyPress 1.2.8, which includes a few small bug fixes to the 1.2 branch of code and is a highly recommended update if you are updating to WordPress 3.1.

This release backports a few important fixes from the currently in-development 1.3 version of BuddyPress to play nicely with the new and very much improved WordPress network administration interface. We’ve also updated the bundled version of bbPress from 1.0.2 to 1.0.3, which addresses a few issues that do not effect BuddyPress directly.

Every effort has been put into supporting both WordPress 3.0 and 3.1 with this release to make updating your sites as painless as possible, so this should be another worry-free update!