How To Remove Internet Security 2010 Malware

A number of our computers in the office has been infected with this stupid “Internet Security 2010” malware that poses as an anti-virus software informing the user that their computer has been infected and needs to be inoculated and cleaned for a low, low price of $50. According to the site where I found the solution, BeepingComputer.com, “It will then scan your computer and display numerous infections, but will not remove anything until you purchase the program. These infections, though, are all fake and are only being shown to trick you into thinking you are infected so that you then purchase the program. It goes without saying that you should definitely not purchase this program.”

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This particular malware is really annoying as it brings your computer to a grinding halt as well as prevent you from opening up or running any programs easily. So far I’ve only seen this hit Windows XP computers, but I’m sure other Microsoft OS are vulnerable.

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Great. So how do we get rid of it? Very easy. Download and install the free version of Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware (MBAM) here. Do the quick scan first to get rid of the problem, it’ll ask you to reboot, and then run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware again and do a full-scan to make sure everything is gone. I haven’t found it to be any more or less effective installing and running MBAM in Windows Safe Mode or not. Either way seems to get rid of the virus.

Problem solved.

How To Install Canon E1 Hand Strap

This is for those who are curious as to how to install the Canon E1 hand strap onto their Canon EOS 1D, 1D Mark II, 1D Mark IIn, 1Ds, 1Ds Mark II, 1D Mark III, 1Ds Mark III, 5D with BG-E4 grip, 20D/30D/40D/50D with battery grip.

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Useful Links For Today

Scriptygoddess.com

Scriptygoddess.com has a lot of useful resources involving WordPress, PHP, and JavaScript. I’ve found numerous of useful tidbits that have been very helpful on many projects of mine such as How to make a progress/goal (thermometer-like) bar graph with PHP, Show full post if there is no excerpt, Moving a WordPress install, Pulling in a post content from a seperate blog install, and so much more useful information. Definitely worth bookmarking the whole website.

WordPress Codex – Using the gallery shortcode

The WordPress Codex is full of useful information. One particular useful reference is how to use the new built-in WordPress Gallery. Here’s what you need to know:

  • [ gallery columns=”4″] – will display the gallery with four columns or however many you put
  • [ gallery size=”medium”] – this will specify the thumbnail sizes to use for thumbnail display. Valid values are: thumbnail, medium, and full.
  • [ gallery id=”123″] – pulls all images associated with the post ID regardless of what post you’re in. By default [ gallery] will show all the images associated with the post your on.
  • Other available values are: orderby, itemtag, icontag, and captiontag.

Woork.blogspot.com – 10 Handwritten fonts you can’t miss

This post, 10 Handwritten fonts you can’t miss by Antonio Lupetti contains 10 cool handwritten fonts that you can use in your website designs for a personal feel. A lot of cool fonts that are free. Also Antonio has designed a nice theme based on CNN.com’s website.

DaFont.com – Great Site For Fonts

I was looking for a very specific type of font for a web project I was working on and DaFont.com provided me with numerous free fonts that worked great. They have lots of fonts for download. The font that I was loking for and used is Jefferson.

DarrenHoyt.com – Creating A Two Tiered Conditional Navigation in WordPress

Darren Hoyt has a great post on how to create a two tiered conditional navigation in WordPress. I’ve recently used it on a web project that I was working on and it’s great. WordPress pages appear as the main navigation and if there are any child pages, those will appear underneath. Also check out another of Darren’s post on how to style comments.

Apple Development Connection – Safari Web Content Guide for iPhone

A lot of great resources on how to style your website for viewing on the iPhone. Important things such as how to specify the Viewpoint Meta Tag, Adjusting the text size, Using Conditional CSS, and so much more.

Today’s Useful Links

Here’s today’s bookmarks of useful links for future reference.

Konstruktors.com – Tabbed Wigets WordPress Plugin

Konstruktors.com has created a very cool plugin, Tabbed Widged, that utilizes Moo tools to easily implement various types of tabbed browsing such as tabs or according style. Very customizable and easy to implement. Download from the WordPress Extended.

OP111.net – WordPress Child Themes, A Pictorial How To

OP111.net has created a write up, How to make a “child theme” for WordPress, on how to use the hardly discussed child themes feature of WordPress. This is the very same concept that powers the ever popular Sandbox theme. The beauty of using child themes is that you use a framework to develop your website off of, thereby saving you time and energy of not having to recreate the theme files from scratch each time and you modify the theme with only the use of CSS.

Yoast.com – Meta Robots WordPress Plugin

This is a very cool and useful plugin, Meta Robots WordPress Plugin. What this does is add a menu in your Post/Page menu that allows you to set four modes: index, follow; index, nofollow; noindex, follow; and noindex, nofollow on each page or post.

Viper007Bond.com – Regenerate Thumbnails

I’m not sure why this isn’t built into the core of WordPress 2.5/2.6, but the Regenerate Thumbnails WordPress plugin is a very important plugin that address the issue where if you forget or change the thumbnail and medium sizes under the Miscellaneous menu, you can now regenerate all the thumbnail and medium size thumbnails to your new size.

Today’s Links of Interest

I keep visiting all these cool websites, each with useful techniques or tips and tricks or even just a cool design, and I bookmark them, but I never visit them again. I then look in my bookmarks to look for something specific and find I have a gabillion bookmarks that make no sense to me because they’re all just website names. I remember why I bookmarked the sites when I bookmarked them, but months and sometimes years later, I can’t recall for the life of me why I bookmarked that site. Continue reading Today’s Links of Interest