Saturday, October 21, 2006

Email Virus - WARNING

I have just received the following email

Mail server report.

Our firewall determined the e-mails containing worm copies are being sent from your computer.

Nowadays it happens from many computers, because this is a new virus type (Network Worms).


Using the new bug in the Windows, these viruses infect the computer untouchable.
After the penetrating into the computer the virus harvests all the e-mail addresses and sends the copies of itself to these e-mail addresses

Please install updates for worm elimination and your computer restoring.

Best regards,
Customers support service


It included an attachment which is trying to mimic a Microsoft update. Mine was called Update - KB1830-x186.zip containing an exe file.

MS normal have 6 digits in their KB articles. Just don't open it.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Broadband Providers

For once I can report BT are finally getting to the bottom of this issue, and hopefully next week this will be fixed.

Current bad boys in the BB providers market has to be talktalk.

Customer has been without BB since their go live date (last month) . I spoke to technical support today, and it is apparent they don't know their market.

I told them that the DSL carrier is not establishing a connection, only to be told well this is ADSL.

I then tried to explain what it was, but was greeted by we don't support routers. I then told them we had no choice in this as the customer had still not received their welcome pack.

do you want us to make a note of this fact' - No I want you to rectify this.

Well as one disaster is solved another one opens up.

Broadband Providers

For once I can report BT are finally getting to the bottom of this issue, and hopefully next week this will be fixed.

Current bad boys in the BB providers market has to be talktalk.

Customer has been without BB since their go live date (last month) . I spoke to technical support today, and it is apparent they don't know their market.

I told them that the DSL carrier is not establishing a connection, only to be told well this is ADSL.

I then tried to explain what it was, but was greeted by we don't support routers. I then told them we had no choice in this as the customer had still not received their welcome pack.

do you want us to make a note of this fact' - No I want you to rectify this.

Well as one disaster is solved another one opens up.

Friday, October 06, 2006

It's been a long time

It's been a long time, but we have been extremely busy.

several items, BT - we eventually managed to get an engineer out to look at this issue, it has been working since. (Until it started raining again. It seems to be tied into rain, will BT ever manage to check their equipment for the big hole which is obviously letting rain into the circuit somewhere)


Windows Vista -
Ok after paying for an extra GB of memory for my laptop I have got Windows Vista and Office 2007 running on my Laptop.

Several issues - That MS has yet to answer.
Why does RealPlayer not run?
Why can I not find a driver that runs with my 3G data card?

Lets face it, almost everyone has real player installed so why doesn't it work???
One of the supposed selling points of Vista will be mobility, well I'm no longer mobile on my laptop.

Symantec took out a full page ad in the FT recently, because of the way that Vista locks down the kernel. Whilst I believe this is a good thing MS need to let AV Manufactures know about it, so they can get their products working with Vista.

Between the RealPlayer, and the AV issue I believe MS are heading towards another battle with the EU. Another defeat for them. If anybody knows of any drivers that work with the Vodafone 3G card please let me know.