VirtualBox

 

innotek VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). See “About VirtualBox” for an introduction; see “innotek” for more about our company.

Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux and Macintosh hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4 and 2.6), and OpenBSD.

VirtualBox

Tools to scan for missing patches and insecure versions – Calendar Of Updates

Donna összeírta a használható eszközöket:

1. Microsoft Update or Windows Update and Office Update
2. Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
3. Secunia Software Inspector
4. Belarc Advisor
5. SecurityExpressions
6. RadarSync 2007

Tools to scan for missing patches and insecure versions
One of the important tasks to help protect our computers from exploits and bugs is to update the applications. An up-to-date antivirus and anti-spyware will not always protect a user from attacks and infection if the system is not fully patched.
Even antivirus vendors recommend to user to always keep a patched systems and applications.

Source: Tools to scan for missing patches and insecure versions – Calendar Of Updates

I’m rocking out to Whisky In The Jar by Thin Lizzy from the album Greatest Hits

IEBlog : Announcing IE Add-ons Contest Winners!

Használd! 

Grand Prize – A Trip for two to MIX07

Inline Search by Core Services

Inline Search provides a way to search for content on a webpage without bringing up the Find Dialog.  It incorporates find as you type, highlights search terms and has several other really useful features!

Source: IEBlog : Announcing IE Add-ons Contest Winners!

I’m rocking out to Les Prisons Du Roy by Marianne Faithfull from the album Blazing Away

Updated version of Jetstress (v.08.01.0075)

Hasznos segédeszköz. 

A while after the release of the new Jetstress 2007 (08.01.0038), Microsoft made a minor update to this storage performance testing tool, in order to correct some issues, as described in Hyungmin Lee blog: Jetstress 08.01.0075 has fixed a list of issues. Here are the links to download the new version (v.08.01.0075):

Overview
Use Jetstress to verify the performance and stability of a disk subsystem prior to putting an Exchange server into production. Jetstress helps verify disk performance by simulating Exchange disk Input/Output (I/O) load. Specifically, Jetstress simulates the Exchange database and log file loads produced by a specific number of users. You use Performance Monitor, Event Viewer, and ESEUTIL in conjunction with Jetstress to verify that your disk subsystem meets or exceeds the performance criteria you establish. After a successful completion of the Jetstress Disk Performance and Stress Tests in a non-production environment, you will have ensured that your Exchange disk subsystem is adequately sized (in terms of performance criteria you establish) for the user count and user profiles you have established. It is highly recommended that the Jetstress user read through the tool documentation before using the tool.

Note Jetstress is only supported when running with Exchange 2000, Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007 or newer versions of ESE.DLL. Also, due to this support limitation, Jetstress is only supported on Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003, Advanced Server, Datacenter and newer Windows OS platforms (Windows NT 4.0 and older builds are not supported).

Source: Updated version of Jetstress (v.08.01.0075)

TinyUrler : Useful tool of the day

Fear the Cowboy blogból:



Today, I present a tiny little app that I built to help out pasting URLs in various contexts.

TinyUrler watches the clipboard for things that look like URLs, sends them off to TinyUrl to get shrunk down, and puts it back in the clipboard.

Pretty simple, no extra features, just a quick and dirty URL fixer.


Source: TinyUrler : Useful tool of the day


Update (2000.01.30): Jól működik, de egyes programok nem tudnak mit kezdeni a tömörített URL-ekkel (pl.: Omea). Alkalmasabb lenne, ha a jobb egér gombra lenne egy olyan menüpont, hogy “Insert uncompressed URL”.

IEBlog : IE Developer Toolbar Beta 3 – Now Available

Ígéretes megoldásnak tűnik. Kíváncsi leszek, hogy a konkurrens  Gran Paradiso mivel rukkol elő.

We’re happy to announce the availability of a new beta of the IE Developer Toolbar. Along with all the features available previously this release contains some new features to improve the usability and help web designers troubleshoot issues on their pages.

Source: IEBlog : IE Developer Toolbar Beta 3 – Now Available

IT’s Showtime – Advanced Malware Cleaning

Mark Russinovich kitűnő előadása. Ajánlom.

Advanced Malware Cleaning


Today’s IT administrator needs to be prepared to identify, analyze, and remediate malware that slips through layered defences since most anti-malware solutions depend on signatures of known threats. This session takes you on a tour of malware infection and persistence technologies, including rootkits, and shows you on real malware infections how to use sophisticated tools like Sysinternals.com freeware tools Process Explorer, Autoruns, and RootkitRevealer to clean malware.

Source: IT’s Showtime

Titkos kérdésem: Ezt a bemutató technológiát lehetne-e használni a magyar webcast-ok, TechNet előadások publikálására?

P.S.: A Sysinternals nevet de jó lenne pontosan leírni! (ld.: Freeware Sisinternals)

Microsoft releases first IE7 update, resolves a performance issue with the Phishing Filter

Eredményét meg kell vizsgálni, mert a Phising Filter bekapcsolása elég erőforrásigényes. 



Microsoft released first update for IE7 (not for Windows Vista).
This update resolves a performance issue with the Phishing Filter. When visiting certain web pages, the Phishing Filter may increase CPU usage while evaluating the page contents and the system may become slow to respond. This problem occurs on pages that contain multiple frames or when multiple frame navigations occur quickly. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

Update for Windows XP with Service Pack 2, x86-based versions
DownloadDownload the 928089 package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=EF6EA470-D51C-4BE5-A15B-74430E9E2AD4&displaylang=en)
Update for Windows XP Professional, x64-based versions
DownloadDownload the 928089 package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=CC377A51-99BE-425C-BCD5-D2F56E5D1BDC&displaylang=en)
Update for Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, x86-based versions
DownloadDownload the 928089 package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=A14B87F9-D857-49F0-8D8F-E91B5609631F&displaylang=en)
Update for Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, x64-based versions
DownloadDownload the 928089 package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=403C03CF-3765-45B9-89CA-1604379077DC&displaylang=en)
Update for Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, Itanium-based versions
DownloadDownload the 928089 package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=95AF0306-810B-453E-B217-073AB1C52F70&displaylang=en)

Source: Microsoft releases first IE7 update, resolves a performance issue with the Phishing Filter


Update: Jónak látszik, sokkal gyorsabb lett.

Update on Internet Explorer 7, DEP and Adobe Software

 

Because browsers can host plug-in extensibility, security settings within the browser can make plug-ins fail. This is why in Internet Explorer 7 Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is off by default. When it is enabled many plug-in components fail to run, often crashing the browser.

You can enable DEP by navigating to the following dialog and checking the highlighted option shown below (note, you must elevated to admin first, otherwise the option is grayed out):

I have some great news, however.

Two of the most well-known and commonly used browser plug-ins, the Adobe Acrobat browser helper object and the Adobe Flash Player, now run when DEP is enabled.

So jump on over to the Adobe site, download the latest versions of Flash Player and Acrobat Reader, and enable DEP in IE7! I have!

A Big Thanks to the folks at Adobe for doing this.

Source: Update on Internet Explorer 7, DEP and Adobe Software