Archive for March, 2007

Editing the HOSTS file generates Event ID: 3004

When you edit the HOSTS file in Windows Vista, Windows Defender (real-time protection) will generate a warning in the Event Viewer about the change. This is normal as long as you really made the change/edit. The default setting in Windows Defender do not pop-up any kind of message, it just write the above every time […]

Dual-Boot Vista and XP = No System Restore!

The only drawback I’ve found is that XP automatically deletes the System Restore files in Windows Vista. There does not appear to be a feasable work-around … and yes I’ve even tried hiding the (Vista) drive using Tweak UI in Windows XP (doesn’t work) … So a word to the wise … prior to any major install […]

Windows Vista Firewall

Just “Google” Vista’s Firewall and you’ll find mostly negitive reviews … and for good reason. The “Inbound” component works much like the XP SP2 version, in that it passes the ShieldsUP test, however the “Outbound” component is de-activated. This means that all outbound traffic is permitted … ouch! Now you can activate the Outbound (block […]

HOSTS file update 03-03-07

The MVPS HOSTS file was recently updated [03-03-07] Download: (134 kb) How To: Download and Extract the HOSTS file HOSTS File – Frequently Asked Questions Note: the “text” version makes a great resourcefor determining possible culprits … (555 kb) Sign up for HOSTS file update notices