WordPress 3.0

WordPress released version 3.0 earlier this month, and I’m just now starting to test it and check out its features. I do not consider myself an expert web designer. However, I have create wed sites for customers over the last ten years. And I have always relied on Web site development tools. Early on, it was a product called Trellix, a software product developed by Dan Bricklin, the inventor of Visicalc. Later, Trellix was sold to Globalscape and renamed Cute SiteBuilder. I was heavily involved in providing technical support for this product (see CSBSupport.com), Several years later, Globalscape decided to discontinue the … Continue reading WordPress 3.0

Free Photoeasy-Lite?

This is from the “Wow, this is free?” department. Have you ever needed to edit an image with Photoshop, but you were on a computer without Photoshop? Your wait is over, as there’s a solution for you. It’s called Pixlr Editor. Not only is it free, it’s web based, so there’s no software to install. The toolbar is nearly identical to Photoshop. And, if that’s not enough, if you only need to do basic photo editing, they also have Pixlr Express. Can you say “Photoshop Lite-Lite?”. Give it a try! Oh by the way, it does require Flash 10, so if you are … Continue reading Free Photoeasy-Lite?

Learn more about FakeAV

We all have had customers who have been hit with one of those fake anti-virus programs, that turn out ot be malicious malware. Trend Micros has put out a whitepaper entitled “Unmasking Fake AV“. Check it out!

Cleaning up Malware

When cleaning up crapware from a workstation, my two primary “go to” solutions are Microsoft Security Essentials and MalwareBytes. I will run these both logged in as the user, as will run quick scans initially. If it finds enough things, I will then reboot into Safe Mode, login as the administrator, and run full scans until nothing is found. Today, I had a computer that Malwarebytes and MSE both identified and cleaned up issues on. However, soemthing just didn’t seem right, and the computer was still acting — can I say — wierd? I decided to download SuperAntiSPyware, as  I know plenty of … Continue reading Cleaning up Malware

New Microsoft Forums

In case you missed it, the old Microsoft newsgroups are being replaced by the new Microsoft Web Forums. For Small Business Server (SBS), we have a single Small Business Server forum that will be used for SBS2003 and SBS2008 issues. So come on over and check it out!