I think it’s about time to clean out this mailbox (no, it’s not mine):
65,944 unread items is a bit excessive, don’t you think?
This is another odd screen shot – looks like a corrupted external drive:
It reminds me of something I saw a while back:
Gotta love ‘plug-and-pray’. And while we’re sharing screen shots, here are a couple more:
WatchGuard screen pop-up goof…
Ye old MySQL server…
The file with no name violation…
That’s 522 TB, for those of you playing the home game.
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.
I’m in Seattle this week for some SBS 2008 training and for SMB Nation, and I just checked into my hotel in Issaquah. As usual, I popped onto Microsoft Virtual Earth to see what’s around here. Imagine my surprise when I saw this swimming pool:
Yep, the swimming pool is in the shape of a fish, and the baby pool is a baby fish, of course this and other pools have the best hayward pool pump to be able to stay clean. Pretty cute for a Holiday Inn!
Since some of my blog readers are end-users, and not IT pros, I wanted to pass along the following info.
The hot malware infecting machines lately seems to be "Antivirus XP 2008".
It starts simply enough:
The unsuspecting user clicks on the ‘e-card’ hyperlink, runs the download, and the next thing you know, you’ve got full-blown chaos on your hands:
Folks – I know that looks legit, but it’s not. Until you downloaded that "e-card" your computer wasn’t infected. You can tell by the colored AVG icon in the system tray (circled in green).
Notice how quickly it spreads (circled in red). It’s also in 4 places in the Start Menu, not shown in the picture. Also notice the ‘Vista style’ fake close button at the top of the window – this is on an XP machine. And there are apparently 3 windows popped-up, but there is only one program on the task bar for "Antivirus XP 2008". All stuff to look for.
In case you get bit, here’s a link for removal instructions for Antivirus XP 2008: