Crazy Screen Shots – 534,000 GB

Spotted on a server today:
534698.00 GB

That’s 522 TB, for those of you playing the home game.

Props to Bo Bracey for the screen shot. I asked him how big that hard drive really is, and his response was:

That reminds me of this classic TechTV video, circa 2001:

The funny thing is that today no tech show would be caught dead using a real live chalkboard to explain something.

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Vista Registration Deadline for Promo Copy

image If you attended a TS2, TechNet or Windows Server 2008 launch event in 2008, you may have gotten a copy of Windows Vista Ultimate with Service Pack 1 in a gray envelope like the one pictured on the right.

If you’ve not opened that package yet (I know I didn’t) you need to before the end of December 2008 and register to get your installation key.

To register, grab your envelope, find the 8-digit alpha-numeric code inside, and go to today. Then simply fill in your contact info, take a short survey, and PID will be emailed to you in a matter of minutes.

Note: This key will work for the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Vista, but the CD inside the envelope only has the 32-bit version.

Props: Found on Dan Stolts blog

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Antivirus XP now Antivirus Plus

Like a big catfish going after a dough ball, folks are snapping up malware like it’s a $20 bill blowing across a parking lot. Specifically, we’re talking about the old “Antivirus XP”, which is now making the rounds re-branded as “Antivirus Plus”.


System Tray

Antivirus Plus system tray message

Desktop Icon

If you're smart, you won't run this program

Fake Infection Alert

The only 'malicious software' that needs to be removed in this picture is Antivirus Plus itself!

And I’d be willing to bet there are entries in the Quick Launch bar and start menu as well.


** Antivirus XP 2008, 2009 and Antivirus Plus are SPYWARE! **

They are not helpful programs, and you certainly shouldn’t give these folks your credit card number, OK??

Scroll down for removal instructions. Thank you! 🙂

Props to Kevin Royalty [SBS-MVP] for snapping these pics on his camera phone.

According to Kevin, our old pal Malwarebytes still gets rid of this nasty. Thanks for the heads-up Kev!

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