Fotos Virus

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If you are getting messages from your fiends with the subject 'Fotos ' then you are getting forwarded a virus.
The first prevention is not to click on any of the three attatched picture link like Imagens anexadas: DSC_614.jpg - DSC_615.jpg - DSC_616.jpg
This is automated mail sent by the virus to all the contacts of the sender in his/her address book. If your computer is already infected with this virus, then there should be _winnt folder in c: drive or system drive. Safely remove this directory to prevent the virus send this automated mail to your contacts in your address book.

Troubleshooting WiFi in HTC

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Wifi was easily detected but cannot browse the internet.

I was connecting with ease to the CNet ADSL Wireless Router and was able to browse the internet using the wifi in HTC Touch P3452.

However in the new network with InfoSmart Router this device even didn't detected the wireless access point. But the HTC Touch Diamond was able to detect this access point and was also able to connect to this access point. But it was also failing to browse the internet through it. Always said the page could not be found. I then installed the task manager from fdcsoft from http://www.gsmhacks.com/forums/pocket-pc-windows-smartphone-applications/47860-fdcsoft-task-manager-ppc-app.html Through its ping test I was not even able to ping the wireless router. So after little searching I found out the solution of it. Just chage a small setting
Go Start -> Settings -> Connections -> Wireless LAN -> Power Mode -> and slide all the way to Best Performance.
That just solved the problem in both the HTC Touch P3452 and the Diamond.

Active Directory with DNS Server in Linux

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Integrating Active Directory with the Linux DNS Server
Lately I was working on integrating the newly configuring Windows 2003 Active Directory with the old running DNS server which was running on linux. After a day or two searching on the intenet I finally found a way to integrate the windows and linux together.

Generally we install DNS server into an Active Directory. The separation might have been far easier if the DNS server had been the Windows Server itself, but some tweakings were required when the server was Linux.

The Linux DNS server was far old running and the new Active Directory was to integrate to it. So the active directory was installed in the windows 2003 server with the domain name adtest.dipes.com.np and the full name of this computer being dc.adtest.dipes.com.np

The preferred dns of the server itself was like that of others and the clients, e.g. 192.168.40.2 (the ip of linux dns server)
The windows server (domain controller) ip was 192.168.40.13

Then inspecting the netlogon.dns file, the following lines of codes of database were written in the dns database file of linux (dipes.com.np zone file)


dc.adtest IN A 192.168.40.13


_ldap._tcp.adtest.dipes.com.np. SRV 0 0 389 dc.adtest.dipes.com.np.
_kerberos._tcp.adtest.dipes.com.np. SRV 0 0 88 dc.adtest.dipes.com.np.
_ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.adtest.dipes.com.np. SRV 0 0 389 dc.adtest.dipes.com.np.
_kerberos._tcp.dc._msdcs.adtest.dipes.com.np. SRV 0 0 88 dc.adtest.dipes.com.np.

And this was what looked in the netlogon.dns file in windows server
adtest.dipes.com.np. 600 IN A 192.168.40.13
_ldap._tcp.adtest.dipes.com.np. 600 IN SRV 0 100 389 dc.adtest.dipes.com.np.
_ldap._tcp.Default-First-Site-Name._sites.adtest.dipes.com.np. 600 IN SRV 0 100 389 dc.adtest.dipes.com.np.
_ldap._tcp.pdc._msdcs.adtest.dipes.com.np. 600 IN SRV 0 100 389 dc.adtest.dipes.com.np.
_ldap._tcp.gc._msdcs.adtest.dipes.com.np. 600 IN SRV 0 100 3268 dc.adtest.dipes.com.np.
_ldap._tcp.Default-First-Site-Name._sites.gc._msdcs.adtest.dipes.com.np. 600 IN SRV 0 100 3268 dc.adtest.dipes.com.np.
_ldap._tcp.359ce6bb-ad7c-46c9-8cb3-ee36d2c72f5c.domains._msdcs.adtest.dipes.com.np. 600 IN SRV 0 100 389 dc.adtest.dipes.com.np.
gc._msdcs.adtest.dipes.com.np. 600 IN A 192.168.40.13
fc3d8251-738c-402d-9ba1-33f2402923eb._msdcs.adtest.dipes.com.np. 600 IN CNAME dc.adtest.dipes.com.np.
_kerberos._tcp.dc._msdcs.adtest.dipes.com.np. 600 IN SRV 0 100 88 dc.adtest.dipes.com.np.
_kerberos._tcp.Default-First-Site-Name._sites.dc._msdcs.adtest.dipes.com.np. 600 IN SRV 0 100 88 dc.adtest.dipes.com.np.
_ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.adtest.dipes.com.np. 600 IN SRV 0 100 389 dc.adtest.dipes.com.np.
_ldap._tcp.Default-First-Site-Name._sites.dc._msdcs.adtest.dipes.com.np. 600 IN SRV 0 100 389 dc.adtest.dipes.com.np.
_kerberos._tcp.adtest.dipes.com.np. 600 IN SRV 0 100 88 dc.adtest.dipes.com.np.
_kerberos._tcp.Default-First-Site-Name._sites.adtest.dipes.com.np. 600 IN SRV 0 100 88 dc.adtest.dipes.com.np.
_gc._tcp.adtest.dipes.com.np. 600 IN SRV 0 100 3268 dc.adtest.dipes.com.np.
_gc._tcp.Default-First-Site-Name._sites.adtest.dipes.com.np. 600 IN SRV 0 100 3268 dc.adtest.dipes.com.np.
_kerberos._udp.adtest.dipes.com.np. 600 IN SRV 0 100 88 dc.adtest.dipes.com.np.
_kpasswd._tcp.adtest.dipes.com.np. 600 IN SRV 0 100 464 dc.adtest.dipes.com.np.
_kpasswd._udp.adtest.dipes.com.np. 600 IN SRV 0 100 464 dc.adtest.dipes.com.np.
ForestDnsZones.adtest.dipes.com.np. 600 IN A 192.168.40.13
_ldap._tcp.ForestDnsZones.adtest.dipes.com.np. 600 IN SRV 0 100 389 dc.adtest.dipes.com.np.
_ldap._tcp.Default-First-Site-Name._sites.ForestDnsZones.adtest.dipes.com.np. 600 IN SRV 0 100 389 dc.adtest.dipes.com.np.
DomainDnsZones.adtest.dipes.com.np. 600 IN A 192.168.40.13
_ldap._tcp.DomainDnsZones.adtest.dipes.com.np. 600 IN SRV 0 100 389 dc.adtest.dipes.com.np.
_ldap._tcp.Default-First-Site-Name._sites.DomainDnsZones.adtest.dipes.com.np. 600 IN SRV 0 100 389 dc.adtest.dipes.com.np.

The next step was the finally joining the client with the domain controller with its previous old settings of preferred dns being same (i.e. 192.168.40.2)

Restore Search in XP

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Everytime a virus attacks the computer, certain features are missing from the computer. One of the common missing feature is the good old search option from the explorer. One of the approve method is explore to the inf folder in windows of the system drive e.g. C:\WINDOWS\inf\srchasst.inf and locate the srchasst.inf file. Right click over it click on install. You may need the windows xp to complete this.

There is also the another method, hacking the registry
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer] "NoFind"=dword:00000000

Click on START >> RUN >> REGEDIT and browse to the above mentioned keys
HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Software
Microsoft
Windows
CurrentVersion
Policies
Explorer
Right click on the right side of the registry window and create a new key called "NoFind" with its DWORD value 00000000.
Many of my friends have reported the successful restore of the search in their computer. Among them some are no other than Sanjip and Sambhu. Good Luck Guys. This save many of you like troubled out there. The good ones are not that easier to find.

Opera Speed Dial

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There are 9 speed dials by default. This can be increased or decreased on the personal needs. For this there is not any graphical menu or sth like that, but editing a configuration file speeddial.ini inside the profile folder of opera.
In the installed verison of Opera one should navigate to the following path
C:\Documents and Settings\[user]\Application Data\Opera\Opera\profile\speeddial.ini
Jus add the following three lines as requirement. The numbers suggesting the number of rows and columns required in the speed dial.
In the OperaUsb version the profile folder is just inside the opera folder.
speeddial
[Size]
Rows=4
Columns=5

This is long I have been searching for. And I don't want to forget it by not making a note of it somewhere. Best of luck for those who are searching for the same. Have fun with it.

Limited Users in Windows and Portables Apps for Windows

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Everybody in the windows want to be administrator. They don't want to use the computer from other users other than administrator. They want the full privilege of the system. They don't really see the benefits running the computer in normal user mode. From my point of view the safest way of using the computer is from the normal user mode. Today the major problem with the computer is the virus and these really changes the system settings. One will not get into these problems if they run in the normal mode since the normal user does not have the permissions to modify the system global settings. However if one is using the fat32 system it does not make any difference as a normal user or an administrator user. Fat32 is single user mode filesystem. Therefore not secure. However if one is in NTFS then better opt for normal user for the sake of computer security.

Then on using the computer one has to get into serious problem of installing the new software as one of my friend get into. I asked him why he is not updating his website. His first answer was obvious the increasing the loadshedding in Nepal, which of course we don't have the replacement but just to wait for our schedule to get into light. His next reason was his unabilty to install a ftp software in the computer as he was not an administrator in it. For those who are really seeking using the computers to use in the normal mode as I do, the alternative is not far, we can use the portables software instead, copy-paste-run-delete. These are actually designed to run on pendrives that are portables/mobile or whatever they may call. There are many softwares now available as portables than in previous. A good list is available at http://www.portableapps.com/ There is filezilla portable already available and can be used for you Sanjip.



Not only them other several programs can be run from other drives too once they have been installed. What I generally do is install most of my favorite programs in drive D: which is not the system drive of course, so when my system drive is formatted I don't have to bother installing my programs again and again. The programs I have been using as that are Macromedia Studio 7 (flashmx6, flash7, dreamweaver7, fireworks). The Macromedia Studio 8 can be done as similar, but once you run from drive D: it says sth is missing. However if you install any of one of the program in studio 8 is installed in the system drive or anywhere you can get all others studio 8 programs installed in the drive D: gets running. Other cool programs are Concept Draw NetDigrammer which is really trial and expiration never gets expired if you run from the normal user. When you launch the program is says writing in registry fails and the software will expire in 30 days. And that 30 days had never run out in mine. However if you get it running from the administrator you get only exactly 30 days to run the software. Beware this is really cool point on having the underprivilege user account.

The another big program as a portable is opera and the open office, an alternative to Microsoft Office. Open Office ver3 can even open the Office 2007 files and its word completion is really cool, however I am still looking for the word completion of the nepali words that worked perfectly in the previous open office versions. The opera@usb is another great program as it clear its cache once it is closed. However this closing of cache who want's to browse their content offline may not be the welcoming point for them.