Archive for December, 2009

Tools I Use: Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

In the throes of upgrade frenzy I get in when hardware is dropping to cheap prices just prior to new innovations coming out, I also look to ways of improving my system in general. Since almost every discussion I read agrees, I have installed Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware today.

PCAnywhere and Your Firewall

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

I’m always forgetting what ports to set for PCAnywhere use. This time I thought I’d share the link I found on PCAnywhere ports at http://www.nthelp.com/NT6/pcanywhere_ip_port_usage.htm

Vista Mail Profiles Suck

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

At least, if you have a 64 bit machine. Found the answer to how to get around this buggy feature at http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/exchangesvrclients/thread/791aa00d-6e2c-43c9-9e7b-a57aeb71ada9:

In Vista 64, I just found an icon “View 32-bit Control Panel Icons” in Control Panel. And than I found “Mail” inside.

Vista File Security Sucks

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

I used RoboForm to copy file from my old hard drive to the new one after a rebuild. Problem is, I used the short option which also copied file security. Since I renamed the machine during the rebuild, I was not me anymore. I found the fix for individual files and folders at http://paulstamatiou.com/how-to-quickie-vista-permissions

I found a batch approach at http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/05/25/easier-way-to-take-ownership-and-grant-access-files-or-directories-in-vista/, but it is not for the newbie. There was another offering that does not require an account at http://www.cynosurex.com/Software/TakeControl/