How to Remove a Virus or Malware From Your Windows Computer

I would like to start this post out by saying that this post is BY NO MEANS a fix all solution. Every malware (viruses too, but I’ll simply referring to them both as malware) is different. As the malware-software-writing turds get better at creating their malware they are constantly changing how they infect a system. Most of them are pretty easy to remove, but, others can be a real pain depending on the types of defenses the malware has in place. Also, understand that you use this information at your own risk. I am not responsible for any harm you may cause your system. It is important that you understand what you are doing BEFORE you do it. This post is written for people that should have good solid experience with computers, if this is not you, you may want to find someone to help you out.

The "Adobe Flash Player Update Service" Starts Up Every Hour

Even though I have the all updates including background updates disabled via the mms.cfg file, the Adobe Flash Player Update Service starts up every hour. It immediately stops, however, this behavior was unexpected. I am currently running v11.2.202.235.

RSOP & GPResult Both Return "ERROR: Access Denied"

I was trying to run Resultant Set of Policy and would get the following error. This was a Citrix server running on Windows 2003 SP2 (32-bit).

How to Build GIMP 2.8 from Source in Ubuntu 12.04

After many years GIMP 2.8 has finally been officially released! Lots of changes were put into this release and on May 3rd, 2012 we’ve got our official release! Congratulations to everyone involved! Below I’ve published a method for building/compiling GIMP from source in Ubuntu 12.04. I’ve run through this in a 64-bit virtual machine and it worked without any issues. It will likely work using other versions of Ubuntu, I just happen to be using 12.04.

How to Expand/Extend an iSCSI Volume without Rebooting

I was trying to extend an iSCSI volume on one of my SQL servers, but I didn’t want to take any downtime on the databases. The iSCSI volumes I wanted to extend held the databases. This is a quick post, as there’s not much to it and I wanted to make sure I got this out there.