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  1. Something is crashing when I log-out - with a bunch of error messages. It looks like the new calendar module has a problem: Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/.../../calendar/sources/hooks.php on line 151 followed by 5 further warnings all pointing back to the same file & line. .
  2. +1 Some CPUs won't actually survive temperatures in excess of 95 C. An E8400 Core 2 Duo is listed as Max TDP of 65W so cooling should not be a big problem, even with the stock cooler, unless (as you have discovered) the fins are blocked-up with dust. Here in the UK, Custom PC carried out some comprehensive case reviews and showed that the case (and its airflow) makes a BIG difference to the temperatures inside. Not surprisingly, expensive cases did better than cheap ones, but you can approach the best of both worlds with something like an Antec 100. Good airflow is usually achieved with intake on the front (with a second intake fan if needed) and a fan exhausting at the rear, or on top, with the CPU cooler set to blow out in the same direction. .
  3. And what on earth might "3D tilt view page visualiser" be? That one went straight past me. .
  4. 2007 or earlier. Outlook can't cope with having the Inbox on the Server, it wants another one on the local computer as well. So, the most common complaint I get is: "Why do I have to have 2 inboxes?" Also you have to jump through hoops to get a copy of sent emails put on the server instead of just on the local computer. Thunderbird does that automatically. .
  5. The Thunderbird email experience with IMAP accounts is a lot better than Outlook. It actually works. Outlook for IMAP just sucks.
  6. Not much in the way of changes from Firefox 10. Firefox 12 is already up to Beta 3 and should be out on April 24th. .
  7. Thanks for posting the links -- only by following the links could I understand what some of the improvements are all about. Most of them look like they are "behind the scenes", rather than end-user/member visible changes. .
  8. Most parental control software that works, isn't free. However, two free alternatives you might consider are: K9 Web Protection http://www1.k9webprotection.com/ Qustodio http://www.qustodio.com/ I've not used either of them myself, but you can find PC Mag reviews here: K9 Web Protection http://www.pcmag.com...,2347737,00.asp (reviewed May 27, 2009) Qustodio http://www.pcmag.com...,2397041,00.asp (reviewed November 30, 2011) Another free thing you could do is switch your DNS provider to OpenDNS, create an account and then use your OpenDNS Dashboard to set up blocking by category. The reporting will list every single accessed domain, both allowed access and blocked, but not the exact date and time of access of each domain or each web page. .
  9. Works-for-me! It currently reads: "17642 Spammers Blocked" ... and that is (presumably) without counting the DDoS attacks, the attempts to break-in using phpMyAdmin vulnerabilities and assorted other malicious attacks upon the website that all website owners encounter. .
  10. Variations on Palevo spread by IM, P2P and removable drives (flash drives) rather than by email. The list that MRT deals with is here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/890830 but you won't find the word "Palevo" in the list because Microsoft refers to it as Rimecud, Pushbot, Rbot or Zbot instead, depending on which variant is detected. .
  11. The glitch at Sourceforge has been fixed and the source-code (under a GPL 2 licence) as well as the executable files for version 2.04 are all now downloadable. .
  12. Trend Micro Incorporated, a global cloud security leader, today announced the release of HijackThis as an open source application. HijackThis - (see this Wikipedia article) - scans your computer to find settings changed by spyware, malware or other unwanted programs. HijackThis also generates an in-depth report to enable expert users to analyze and fix an infected computer. Several security communities use HijackThis log files to help users evaluate and eradicate infections. A common practice for novice users is to generate a HijackThis log file and submit it to one of the many forums devoted to HijackThis on the web. Experts at these forums provide information on which items are causing your problems and how to remove them safely from your computer. The code, originally written in Visual Basic, is now officially available at http://sourceforge.net/projects/hjt/. "This means that other people can build on a solid base to create or improve their own anti-malware tools," said Merijn Bellekom, the original creator of HijackThis. Trend Micro has offered HijackThis as a free tool since acquiring the antispyware freeware tool from its Netherlands-based creator, Merijn Bellekom in 2007. By then, it had already been downloaded more than 10 million times and was often used to submit logs to online discussion and help forums, such as Castlecops.com, Majorgeeks.com and Spywareinfo.com, to elicit comments that could help in cleaning infected desktops. "HijackThis was an essential tool at CastleCops, so much so that there were forums, web applications and services dedicated to it, answering questions posed from the data collected about files and registry entries. Hands down, HijackThis was vital to the health of a PC providing needed data that helped experts clean machines from complicated malware infections. Enabling the open source community with source code for the powerful tool HijackThis shows the commitment Trend Micro has toward advancing security and privacy. The OSS framework provides people with an opportunity to help others in a rich and diverse environment, and this ensures that HijackThis will continue building on its strength in serving the community," said Paul Laudanski, Founder, Castlecops.com Trend Micro will continue to maintain the original source code and will update the base code on SourceForge as developers make modifications that are essential and positive to the continued improvement of this code. As new malicious code is released faster than ever before, the need for analyzing log data to identify new malicious code is more important than ever. Through this offer to the open source community, the product has the opportunity to develop and become an even better solution to quickly identify new malicious code. "HijackThis moving to open source is a really exciting stage for this tool and a big thanks to Trend Micro for bringing this tool back to life. HijackThis was once the most used tool for enumerating Windows startup programs and quickly identifying the presence of malware. Moving HijackThis to open source will prompt more rapid releases and also allow more people to be involved in the project so that it is able to keep pace with current infection techniques," said Larry Abrams, Owner and Founder of BleepingComputer.com.
  13. I think only Chrome supports <details> . It's not in Firefox 12* nor in IE 10 nor in Opera 12, but it's supposed to be coming soon to Opera. There's not been any major changes in Firefox with either 9 or 10, so both are disappointing. Instead Mozilla seems to be concerned with unannounced changes to usability like changing the number of lines scrolled when the arrow keys are held down (for parity with IE). *In fact it hasn't even been assigned in Mozilla's Bugzilla and there's no indication of any target (or even any interest in doing it IMO). .
  14. Firefox is now up to version 10.0.2, released yesterday. Changes: Release Notes
  15. Thunderbird is now up to version 10.0.2, released yesterday. Changes: Release Notes .
  16. That looks to me like a Facebook problem. It could be linked to Facebook's use of its second domain (fbcdn.net) In other words the problem may be at the Facebook end, not with your computer. The Facebook help center Profile: Bugs and known issues has the following, which may be relevant: See http://www.facebook..../issues/profile (second item down) .
  17. What sort of problems are you having with Facebook pictures? I see from your log that you are running Firefox. Are the problems in Firefox, Internet Explorer, or both? Also one thing I can see in your log, that should really have been picked-up last time, because it was in the last log too. Sorry about missing that:- O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll Adobe [Acrobat] Reader 7 is no longer supported. Both Adobe Reader 7 and Adobe Reader 8 are past their End of Life dates. If you actually have an old version, it should be updated, to 9.5 or 10.1. .
  18. Looks interesting. How true! But trying to convince all users, especially those who think they "know it all" about computers, can be very difficult. Some users think that an AV "magically" catches everything and plugging-in an infected pendriive had nothing to do with it. .
  19. Two things have happened since I last posted: There is now a proper download page for the ESR version, all languages and all platforms. Firefox has now been updated from 10.1 to 10.0.1, because of an exploitable crash and a Java incompatibility. The ESR download page is: Firefox Extended Support Release for organizations | International versions: Get Firefox in your language It's also a good time to evaluate 10.0.1 ESR, because 3.6 is now on a 12-week countdown to End-of-Life. .
  20. It looks like we may never understand or know what happened to the log-files. The .NET Framework cleanup tool is only concerned with completely removing the .NET Framwwork itself (including some very complicated stuff in the Registry). The best news is that no Windows Update "yellow shield" after several days suggests that the re-install was successful, after all. .
  21. Any program that tidies up your hard disk (like CCleaner, or the Disk Cleanup Wizard) might have deleted those files. Instead of going through it all again, you could just wait and see if Windows Update puts up the "Yellow shield" in the System Tray. .
  22. :sad: However, there's some good news! All those "Transforming table Error" lines are not errors. They appear on a good install as well. Putting them into plain English, that seems to be the installer (rather stupidly, in my opinion) going through the languages and reporting: Error - not Dutch Error - not Swedish Error - not Russian Error - not Portuguese etc. Could you also please confirm the date and time of the log-file you've pasted from? Just to be sure that it's the latest install we are looking at. I would expect the log-file name to change, with NDP1.1sp1-KB2656353-X86NDP1.1sp1-KB2656353-X86-msi.0.log being the original failed install and later log-files appearing, maybe with a different number, like NDP1.1sp1-KB2656353-X86NDP1.1sp1-KB2656353-X86-msi.1.log? I can't confirm this directly, myself, because on my own computer I don't have a fail, followed by a success. Also, if WindowsUpdate automatically installed the update, the log-file may be written to a different (SystemProfile) directory, possibly: C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\Temp\NDP1.1sp1-KB2656353-X86 .
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