Archive for the ‘technerd’ Category

BarExAv attacking my Event log

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Like all of the well known computer geek peeps, I understand the importance of logging events. On a day in history I like to refer to as a what-is-in-my-log-file? kind of day, I found some events that I have not previously played around with, so I started searching for an ...

Good morning virus

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Logged into my desktop computer at the office this morning and Microsoft's Security Essentials was talking to me, asking me to interact with it. It wasn't a big deal, just a small deal. Well, not a deal but I guess just a thing. Ya, a thing, not a deal. Anyway, ...

Computer support offer

Friday, November 18th, 2011

How about recovery? I don't mean recovery from an alcohol induced night of fun and Bud Light. I'm a major proponent for alcohol, fun, and Bud Light. I'll show you about the Bud Light thing sometime soon, but for now, this is not about Bud Light. This is about how ...

Billions and trillions of bytes

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

I haven't gotten to the download point where there is over 2 TB of proveable downloadable data. I'm sure that I've been responsible for more electron movement than 97.4% of Internet users (helps that the Internet is my friend and it's a loose friend that gives everyone access). Starting to ...

How to make Symantec go away

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

I've dealt with many software programs and viruses (virii?) and trojans and malware and shareware and freeware and payware and stupidware and now I have had the displeasure of dealing with Symantec software removal. Removing Symantec is a chore that proves that you should never install Symantec. Check out what ...

Ideas are flowing

Friday, October 1st, 2010

I come up with new ideas a lot. A lot. Like, I'm overthinking for others that are underthinking. I have a new list of ideas that I haven't actually listed out anywhere, but in my mind they are ready to develop and become reality instead of just my imagination. Where ...

Facebook warning those that listen

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Today I was asked about a link that someone received in an email. The link was to a video that appeared to be on Facebook. Because the appearance of the link seemed legitimate there was almost no suspicion drawn, until the user realized that they didn't know the sender ...

Blackberry games worth a look

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

I have a Blackberry. I use it daily. Not only does it prove to be valuable for keeping in touch via email, texting, and instant messaging, but it's also excellent for playing games upon. Not all good games cost money, but since most of the better ones do I'll tell ...

Windows format on an Apple computer

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

I usually get asked general questions about computers where I work and today was no exception. I had recommended a small external hard disk drive about a year ago for backing up important data from his computer. Today (about a year later!) I was asked a follow up question... "can ...

File blocking security in Windows XP

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Have you ever been refused to open a file or make changes to a file?  It might be related to some security features that are in Windows XP.  This is something that rarely occurs, but when it happens to you the first time it might take you by surprise, so ...