Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit fixes hijacked page redirect

June 12th, 2013 Comments off

malwarebyte-0Recently there was an encounter with a rootkit. The symptoms, open any of three different web browsers, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, or Mozilla Firefox and do a couple of searches, the pages would redirect several times over until finally stopping at one of many different web pages. Since, each browser was effected, it had to be a system wide problem. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware did not find this rootkit. Fortunately, Malwarebytes offers a free tool that does....
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How to Change Default Homepage in Google Chrome

June 12th, 2013 Comments off

chome-0Google Chrome can simply be defined as an Internet web browser. It offers integrated features such as automatic page language translation making it easier than ever to find information that is not necessarily presented in ones native language. After using Google Chrome for sometime, you may find that you want to change the tabbed homepage from an array of icons of Google offerings to an alternate homepage, in this case simply the Google homepage. This change may not be as intuitive as one would hope. This guide is aimed at unraveling that mystery....
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VMware - RHEL / CentOS 6.2 Network Issues

May 8th, 2013 Comments off

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After installing CentOS 6.2 i386 minimal ISO as a VMware virtual machine, immediate attempts to perform a yum update failed. The virtual machine network is bridged to the host computer. Pings to the router were successful, however, after some Internet searches, a solution that remediated this situation was found....
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Convert mAh to mWh and mWh to mAh for Notebook Laptop Batteries

May 1st, 2013 Comments off

It is annoying when the laptop battery becomes less and less useful, where it doesn't hold the charge it once held. It is even more annoying to try to navigate between all the different sellers using mAh to describe the battery replacement for something that is likely expressed as mWh on your original OEM battery or as determined by the free application BatteryCare. The conversion is simple....
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Run ColdFusion 9 with Java JDK 7

April 17th, 2013 Comments off

Java has recently put out a patch that certifies ColdFusion 9 to run with Java JDK 1.7.0_15 or newer. After applying the patch, upgrading to Java JDK 1.7.0_21, and manually copying a DLL, this ColdFusion 9.0.1 installation finally runs with Java JDK 7....
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Use tar Extract files from an alternate directory

March 15th, 2013 Comments off

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When decompressing a compressed tar file, generally, the approach is to change directory to the root and execute the tar command from there with a full path to the compressed tar. There is an easier method that will remove a line or two of code from each script. Down to a single command line....
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How to chkconfig off and on Multiple services with a bash script

March 15th, 2013 Comments off

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This has more applications than with just the chkconfig command. However, I found this script to be useful and wanted to add it to my database of useful scripts....
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Bash Script Execution Timer

March 15th, 2013 Comments off

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Suppose you wanted to determine the length of time it took to complete the execution of a bash script. Rather than sitting in front of the computer and estimating the time elapsed by watching the script execute with a stopwatch, it can be done with a few lines of code....
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