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Daylight Savings Time Fixes - Windows 2000 has no support for the changes made to Daylight Savings time in 2006. This handy utility from www.intelliadmin.com handles the necessary registry changes. Click here for other handy utilities from Inteliadmin.
A worm that spreads through low security networks, memory sticks, and PCs without the latest security updates is posing a growing threat to users. The malicious program, known as Conficker, Downadup, or Kido was first discovered in October 2008.Although Microsoft released a patch, it has gone on to infect 3.5m machines. Experts warn this figure could be far higher and say users should have up-to-date anti-virus software and install Microsoft's MS08-067 patch. According to Microsoft, the worm works by searching for a Windows executable file called "services.exe" and then becomes part of that code. It then copies itself into the Windows system folder as a random file of a type known as a "dll". It gives itself a 5-8 character name, such as piftoc.dll, and then modifies the Registry, which lists key Windows settings, to run the infected "dll" file as a service.
Free Anti-Virus for Home Users
Protect your system by running an antivirus program at all times. Name-brand antivirus software can cost upward of $40. Today Chris has a free option with plenty of features for our frugal friends. AVG 6.0 Anti-Virus System is exactly what you're looking for. With a clean, easy-to-use interface and a nice set of customizable features, you'll be amazed Grisoft is giving it away. NOTE: - the company provides NO TECHNICAL SUPPORT for this program. It's freeware and you install and use it at your own risk.
AVG performs the same functions found in other antivirus programs:
- Manually scan your drives.
- Scan removable media.
- Schedule automatic tests.
- Check files on boot up.
- The most useful feature of all: Scan your email attachments