Archiv für den Monat: März 2009

Desperation: A Cry for Help from Cranky Windows Guy

Desperation: A Cry for Help from Cranky Windows Guy: “

Yes, it’s true. I got a horrible virus on my beloved Dell laptop running Windows XP. My coworkers are having a field day. But seriously, I need some help. I’m willing to swallow my pride.

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I don’t know how I got this thing, but it’s bad. I think it’s a variant of Vundo and something else, but it’s nasty and has made my computer near-unusable.

So who wants to help me out? Anyone in NYC consider themselves an expert on virus removal? If you can clear my computer of the nasties without needing to wipe the HDD and reinstall Windows (did I mention the DVD drive is fried?), you’ll become a minor internet celebrity when I do a post extolling my love of you right here on Giz. Anyone? Please? Email me.

Update: A lot of people have suggested MalwareBytes. I’ve tried to run it, but I think the virus is blocking it. Same with VundoFix and MultiFix.

Update 2: Making progress! Thanks to all the advice, everyone. I got ComboFix to run by renaming it, and after that I was able to get Malwarebytes to install. Now it’s scanning and I’ll throw some more scans at it from various suggested programs after that. I think I see a light at the end of the tunnel, knock on wood.

Update 3: Well, it seems pretty bad. I’ve resigned myself to a format/reinstall. Thanks for all your help, everyone! I’m still not switching to a Mac, despite this fucking horrible experience.

Sorry I couldn’t reply to all the emails, I got a shitload of them, but I seriously, seriously appreciate all the advice and help. Giz readers rule, for real.“

(Via gizmodo.)

Electrolux Mini Kitchen Includes Tablet PC and Probably Loneliness

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Making dinner for two? Then move along. The Electrolux Personal Mini Kitchen concept is designed to hold the bare essentials for one person: A small silicon hotplate, a tiny soda-can-sized fridge, and a tablet PC.

The Mini Kitchen is designed for the growing numbers of young and single people in China, and features an all-in-one design including tiny facsimiles of a fridge, stovetop, and silverware. The „cook box“ is sort of like a compartmentalized bento box that can be used for both cooking and serving, which is actually pretty clever. The tablet PC is a small netbook-type that is mostly intended for chatting (as it features a webcam) and looking up recipes. Unfortunately for all you single-and-staying-that-way types, it is just a concept for now, but it seems fairly marketable if the price could be kept down. [Yanko Design]

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Download iFlicks for Mac – Easily import your video collection into iTunes. MacUpdate Mac Video Software Downloads

Download iFlicks for Mac – Easily import your video collection into iTunes. MacUpdate Mac Video Software Downloads: “

Using iFlicks you can easily import your Video Collection into iTunes. This gives you the ability to watch your Videos directly in iTunes or transfer them to your iPod or iPhone. On top of that iFlicks downloads Metadata for your Videos and lets you tweak the Metadata manually. Managing your Video Collection in iTunes has never been this easy.

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WHAT’S NEW

Version 1.0.2 build 251
Added Support for HD-SD combo Movies.
Added Support for daily TV Shows.
Added Unrated content rating options for Movies and TV Shows.“

(Via MacUpdate.)

Download Login Background Images for Mac – 10 panoramic login screen background images. MacUpdate Mac System Software Downloads

Download Login Background Images for Mac – 10 panoramic login screen background images. MacUpdate Mac System Software Downloads:

Login Background Images… A selection of ten panoramic, ready to use, login screen background images. You can use the freeware SuperDocker to change/restore the login screen background image.“

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(Via MacUpdate.)

Download Sothink SWF Decompiler for Mac – Tool to convert SWF to FLA and extract elements. MacUpdate Mac Author Tools Software Downloads

Download Sothink SWF Decompiler for Mac – Tool to convert SWF to FLA and extract elements. MacUpdate Mac Author Tools Software Downloads: “

Sothink SWF Decompiler is a professional tool to convert SWF to FLA and extract elements from SWF files. and is compatible with many Flash versions, even Flash CS3 (9.0); export the completed FLA file with all elements.

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WHAT’S NEW
Version 4.5:
New Features:

  • Auto set the corresponding interface language when system language is Japanese, Germany or English. The program interface displays as English if system language is out of support.
  • Support setting Sothink SWF Decompiler for Mac as default program to open SWF file.
  • Drag SWF to program icon to launch the application.
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    (Via MacUpdate.)

    Download DaisyDisk for Mac – Free up disk space by quickly finding and deleting big, useless files. MacUpdate Mac File Management Software Downloads

    Download DaisyDisk for Mac – Free up disk space by quickly finding and deleting big, useless files. MacUpdate Mac File Management Software Downloads: “

    With DaisyDisk you can free up disk space by quickly finding and deleting big, useless files.
    The program scans a disk and displays its content as a sector diagram where the biggest files and folders at once become obvious. To drill down to a folder, just click on a segment. To bubble up, click in the center. Move the mouse over the diagram and see the name and path of each file, and enclosed files (if any). Hit Space to quickly preview file content, without launching another application. Ctrl-click to open a file in Finder. NEW: Scanning has been optimized, now DaisyDisk is one of the fastest scanners in the market!“

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    (Via MacUpdate.)