Mac blue screen of death

May 24, 2006

Everyone knows about the dreaded Windows Blue Screen of Death, right? Well now, there is the equivalent of that on the Macintosh. Below are two links that show the problem in action:

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Cryptography issues with IE 6

May 11, 2006

Came across an interesting issue with Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 and Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 today. When we were installing it, it kept on coming up with errors complaining about the cryptography component. The installation source of Internet Explorer was an offline version. Been a few years old.

To cut the long story short, after many tries of trying to reinstall IE with this version with a complete reinstall, I just went to the Microsoft Internet Explorer web page to pick up the ie6setup.exe file to install IE 6 online. Choose the "reinstall all components" or "start from beginning" option if asked. Resuming an installation can cause potential problems.


Spyware Quake

May 9, 2006

Spyware Quake is one of the most recent spyware that has been released on the Internet. In fact, I had seen an infection of this on a clients machine, but did not know what it was until I did some research on the symptoms. I have listed a few links that will help resolve this.

Just for the benefit of others, some of the symptoms of the Spyware Quake is that a flashing icon appears at the task bar and ocassionallly there is a window appearing saying that your “Your computer has been infected”, and to buy the Spyware Quake product.

Here are some links that can help you eradicate this annoying spyware:

Spyware Quake problem- Hijack this posted
How to Remove SpywareQuake – Geeks to Go!

It seems to me that the Smitrem seems to be the one program to get if you find that you are infected with Spyware Quake problem. Good luck cleaning!