Archive for the ‘General News’ Category

How to Fix Wanna Cry Ransomware (2017-5-15)

Wanna Cry will root your system and install a persistent hidden service that creates a GIBBERISH file name. This file can be deleted but it is automatically recreated. First clean the system with a program such as malwarebytes: https://www.malwarebytes.com/mwb-download. After cleaning the system some file fragments are left over. Next open the gibberish file in […]

Windows 10 Start menu troubles? Microsoft has a troubleshooter for that. (2016-9-28)

If your Windows 10 start menu won’t come up, Microsoft has a troubleshooter as outlined in this article: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-fix-the-windows-10-start-menu A corporate client had this problem. The PC was a Dell Optiplex 9020 with a factory loaded copy of Windows 10. We updated Windows 10 with all the most recent patches. Local profiles worked perfectly fine […]

How to Get Back Windows 10 – Windows Photo Viewer (2016-9-24)

Microsoft hides Windows Photo Viewer that we all used from Windows XP through Windows 8. If you upgrade to Windows 10 it is there but for new installations it is gone. You’ll need to bring it back with this script. Copy the below text to notepad (or notepad++) and save it as photoviewer.reg, then run […]

Securing and Optimizing Windows 10 (2016-9-24)

Security has been a concern since the first day Windows 10 was launched. Microsoft reports lots of information about you back to itself. They are trying to keep up with Google in the data collection space. So they made Windows 10 into a giant piece of spyware and launched it for free. Additionally Microsoft loads […]

Java Security Error – How to Grant a Java Exception (2016-4-26)

Java is stepping up security and once available websites may have fallen out of compliance. Follow these steps to add a java exception if you require access to one of these non-compliant websites: 1 . First find the java.policy file at C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre1.8.0_66 (or your version)\lib\security. Open the java.policy file with notepad or my […]

Rethinking Artificial Intelligence (2015-11-11)

My Post at LinkedIn about AI is Reposted Here. Hello Friends. I don’t often concern myself with AI but lately there’s been talk of AI killer robots and the grim human future. There’s nothing to fear now since we are in the early development stage of creating AI and true consciousness could be decades away. […]

Error Message – Insufficient Disk Space. Restoring Exchange Mailboxes or Folders with Symantec Backup Exec 2014. (2015-4-3)

Insufficient Disk Space is an error Backup Exec gives when trying to restore folders or emails into Exchange. Previously, in BE 2010 and earlier, Backup Exec could do a brick level restore – meaning it could retrieve a single folder or email. These brick level backup jobs ran slowly but they were useful when restoring. […]