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Migrate Linux email to Mdaemon

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I was given a migration project to migrate Debian mail server to Mdaemon mail server. This project include setting up the Mdaemon mail server and migrate email over 600+ mailbox on Debian mail server, at first this project seem to be very straight forward as from the first meeting with the customer they mention is 90% of the user is using outlook express. This sound like all the email will be store on the client rather than in debian mailserver right? By the time we do the installation only we found out they given us the wrong info, where 90% of the user is using webmail…. !@#$#$%#% .

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Windows XP SP3 Causes ‘Blue Screen Of Death’ On AMD-Based PCs

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Just got the news from InformationWeek that AMD processor based PC will get a BSOD after upgrading to SP3, so far I have updated to my Dell notebook (Intel) is running without any issue..(touchwood) luckily i didn’t try on my AMD desktop PC.

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Windows 2003 with 4GB memory

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I’m installing a HP ML 370 G5 server with Windows 2003 R2 SP2 and the server upgraded to 4 GB memory. After done all the installation and updates, i check the system memory and on the “General” tab only display 3.25 GB memory.

I wonder where does the rest goes? So i dig in google.com and search for solution then i found out that we need to enable the PAE (Physical Address Extension) option on the boot.ini file.

WINDOWS=”Windows Server 2003, Standard” /PAE /noexecute=optout /fastdetect

You just need to add in the “/PAE” portion to your existing boot.ini file and reboot your server then you can see the full physical memory size display on the “General” tab.

Source : The Old New Thing

Auto power on vmware guest

I’ve been looking around ways to auto start my Linux router about few year back when I was using the VMware with Linux as my router. Its been a problem for me to manually start the VMware guest OS after I have waited the host machine to be started then only I can use. That time i’m looking way to auto start it but seem can’t, and lately I’ve downloaded the VMware Server edition and it has the feature to auto start the guest OS when the host machine start.

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Firefox 3 beta 2

Just updated my notebook Firefox  3.0 beta 2 as it will auto update it if you’re using the beta1. So far i really comfortable with the Firefox 3 as it does not make my system lag like version 2.

Released: December 18, 2007

Firefox 3 Beta 2 includes approximately 900 improvements over the previous beta, including fixes for stability, performance, memory usage, platform enhancements and user interface improvements. Many of these improvements were based on community feedback from the previous beta.

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Do Not Accept “albumXXXX.zip”, MSN variant worm

This morning I get online and first message appear on my screen is from my cousin ask me to see her photo before she posted em to facebook. I feel a bit suspicious as why the file name so weird like “album7c59.zip” and the file size about 75kb only. Then i close the message just to ignore it and then few minutes later the message appear again ,confirm this is a worm.

So I inform my cousin and do a search in the new found out there is a number of MSN variant worm  around the net and manage to get the steps on how to removal the worm.

This is what typical worm message would be:-

This picture isnt you… right?
Wow i think i found your pic on myspace!
hah I think I found an old pic of us!
haha lets hope your parents dont see this picture of you 😀
hey did i ever show you this picture of me?
is it ok if I add this pic to my new slideshow?
can i up some of these pics of ya to my myspace profile?
you care if i put this pictuer of you in my new album?
sry about the messup i fixed the pic! Try it one more time pz
is this pic tooo sexy for photobucket??
wow I just dyed my hair… You will never believe the color it is now. lol And dont laugh
my crazy sister wants u to see these pics for some reason… take a look
OMFG!!!!!!!! 😀
wow! look at this old picture i found….
wanna see this pic of my Boobs?
Can i put this pic of you into my new myspace album?
Take a look at the new pics already! :p
I cant believe they wanted me to upload this picture to facebook lol. Its terrible. Like my outfit tho?
Lmfao hey im sending my new pictures! Check em out!
I’ve been editing some pics you should def see em loL! accept 🙂
Can you believe somone actually wears this size bra? I could use it for a Tent.
haha, this guy up my street just slammed his $90k car into a telephone pole! I got a pic of it with my cellphone
dude i just got these pictures off my digital for you! Gimme a moment to find em and send
Wanna see my pics before i send em to facebook?
do you think this picture is too kinky for Myspace?
OMG just accept please its only some pics!!
Hey accept my pictures, i got a bunch from when i was like a toddler :X
I think this picture is terrible. but my friends on myspace want to see it. please dont show noone.
Hey just finished new myspace album! 🙂 theres a few kinky ones in there!
OMG, i found ur pic on cuteornot.com! Check it out!!!
Have you seen me Naked Yet 😀
ok, I DO NOT like my new hair color.. but people on facebook do. what do you think? And no laughing! lol
hey you got a myspace album? anyways heres my new myspace album 🙂 accept k?
do I look dumb in this picture? I want to put it on myspace.
hey man accept my pics. 🙁 i just edited it to look maad funny..
Dude i found your picture on hotornot.com! Take a look!

Source : C.I.S.R.TLiewCF

icthis.exe trojan/backdoor

Today one of my customer PC infected lot of spyware and most of it can be removed using spyware doctor as this software is really pro in cleaning spyware. The system is extremely slow and the system keep popping up those advertisement pop-up on the screen plus the task bar there have an icon displaying info box said “your computer is infected with a lot of spyware and download this software to clean your pc” but the program itself is a spyware… so nice it.

I check the task manager to see any  unknown program running beside those normal program that we seen running on win XP, then i spotted 2 misc program running called “icthis.exe” and “icmnrt.exe”. It does not look familiar to a clean system, so i do a Google search to find what is this little program do and it come out is a trojan/backdoor program then i find for solution to clean/remove it from the system since spyware doctor doesn’t get rid of it.

Get into techguy forum where someone had request for a solution to get rid of the program and one of the Distinguished Member have solution for it and it really works with very simple steps written there. The following is the guide that i copy out for reference:-

You should print out these instructions, or copy them to a NotePad file for reading while in Safe Mode, because you will not be able to connect to the Internet to read from this site.

Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri)
Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.

Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :

  • Restart your computer
  • After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
  • Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;
  • Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press “Enter”.
  • Choose your usual account.

Once in Safe Mode, open the SmitfraudFix folder again and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #2 – Clean by typing 2 and press “Enter” to delete infected files.

You will be prompted: “Registry cleaning – Do you want to clean the registry?”; answer “Yes” by typing Y and press “Enter” in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.

The tool will now check if wininet.dll is infected. You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found); answer “Yes” by typing Y and press “Enter”.

The tool may need to restart your computer to finish the cleaning process; if it doesn’t, please restart it into Normal Windows.

A text file will appear onscreen, with results from the cleaning process; please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.

The report can also be found at the root of the system drive, usually at C:\rapport.txt

Warning: running option #2 on a non infected computer will remove your Desktop background.

This SmitFraudfix not only fix this trojan/backdoor as it can fix others, please refer to this website.

  Source : TechGuy | SmitFraudFix

Firefox 3 beta 1

Firefox 3 releasing beta version 1 is for testing purpose only and can’t wait to try it out as the version 2.0 really lag my system down. Beside low memory usage they have gain a lot of improvement on the security, ease of use and make it more personal.

More Security
  • One click site info: Click the site favicon in the location bar to see who owns the site. Identity verification is prominently displayed and easier to understand. In later versions, Extended Validation SSL certificate information will be displayed.
  • Malware Protection: malware protection warns users when they arrive at sites which are known to install viruses, spyware, trojans or other malware. You can test it here (note: our blacklist of malware sites is not yet activated).

 Easier to Use

  • Easier password management: an information bar replaces the old password dialog so you can now save passwords after a successful login.
  • Simplified add-on installation: the add-ons whitelist has been removed making it possible to install extensions from third-party sites in fewer clicks.
  • New Download Manager: the revised download manager makes it much easier to locate downloaded files.
  • Resumable downloading: users can now resume downloads after restarting the browser or resetting your network connection.

Improved Performance

  • Reliability: A user’s bookmarks, history, cookies, and preferences are now stored in a transactionally secure database format which will prevent data loss even if their system crashes.
  • Speed: Major architectural changes (such as the move to Cairo and a rewrite to how reflowing a page layout works) put foundations in place for major performance tuning which have resulted in speed increases in Beta 1, and will show further gains in future Beta releases.
  • Memory usage: Over 300 individual memory leaks have been plugged, and a new XPCOM cycle collector completely eliminates many more. Developers are continuing to work on optimizing memory use (by releasing cached objects more quickly) and reducing fragmentation.

You can download from this link or more on the release notes.

Source :  MozillaSoftpedia

Firefox 2 takes up memory

Did you guys notice that Firefox 2.0 released a lot of upgrade and it still consume a lot of memory usage. I open 2 tab to surf and it already takes up 75 mb memory, sometimes it takes up more and make my system lag.

Because of that, I plan to test the Firefox 3 beta 1 and a lot of people mention is faster and does not takes up more memory. I go ahead to Google and search for the installer and get it downloaded from here , then install straight after downloaded and everything run smoothly with all the bookmark and setting imported from earlier version. Good thing is it does not overwrite the previous version, that’s mean you will have 2 copy of Firefox on your rig.

Here is the memory usage on the Firefox 3 beta 1 after i open 5 tabs browsing, compare to previous version if I have open 5 tabs it takes about 100 ++ Mb memory.

Source : Mozilla

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