Thursday, June 11, 2009

MS, 6 monthly patches - "critical" vulnerabilities, including 31 cases corresponding to

Microsoft has June 9, 10 released a security update. 2009 3 CanSecWest security conference was held on Monday in the hacking contest, "Internet Explorer (IE) 8" The severity of "critical" vulnerabilities, including an update on the cases, a record number of vulnerable The monthly update to fix the company.

The update will be compatible with 31 vulnerabilities. Microsoft spokesman, "this number, the company in 2003 to 10 June every two to start up a schedule of monthly updates released Tuesday."

2009 six months of security patches, IE severity of "critical" vulnerabilities that supports 8. The higher the severity of them, and to view a specially crafted web page, there is a remote code execution. IE 8 is vulnerable, "Windows 7" release candidate (build 7100) does not affect, Windows 7 beta will affect.

This update also, "Windows 2000 Server" and "Windows Server 2003" has been implemented in the "Active Directory" (AD) implementation, and "Windows XP Professional" and Windows Server 2003 installed on the "Active Directory Application Mode "(ADAM) the severity of" critical "vulnerabilities are also supported. The higher vulnerability of this severity could be controlled from a remote system to the attacker.

Also, "Windows print spooler" The severity of "critical" vulnerability has also supported. The vulnerability of these specially crafted server is affected RPC, if it receives a request, there is a remote code execution.

"Office Word" and "Office Excel" that addresses the multiple vulnerabilities in the. In these vulnerabilities, an attacker specially crafted Word or Excel and run the code using a remote file, and thereby control the machine. Also, "PowerPoint" which addresses the vulnerability. This vulnerability has been exploited in limited targeted attacks in 2009 in the Microsoft warned Monday that in May, a revised version of Windows.

This update, Microsoft is reported in 2009 5 "Internet Information Services" (IIS) web server products severity of "critical" vulnerabilities, including a corresponding patch.

Also, "Microsoft Works" converter severity of "critical" vulnerabilities 1, RPC and the Windows kernel severity of "critical" vulnerabilities and have an update. Additionally, "Windows Search" in severity "warning" even fix a vulnerability. In this vulnerability, and return the specially crafted file as a result of the first users to perform a search, there is a leakage of information when you preview a malicious file from the search results. The default is on, Windows Search Component "Windows XP" and not Windows Server 2003 preinstalled.

The products affected by the update, "Windows 2000", Windows XP, Windows XP Professional, "Windows Vista", Windows Server 2003, "Windows Server 2008" and other OS, "Office 2000" "Office 2003" "Office 2007 "" Office XP "Office and other products for the Mac and" Office 2004 for Mac "" Office 2008 for Mac "and others.

As affected by other software, "Office Excel Viewer" "Office Word Viewer", Office Compatibility Pack (Word, Excel, PowerPoint 2007 for file format), "Works 8.5" "Works 9.0" "Office SharePoint Server" and there.

This update, Windows is loaded on the Microsoft "DirectX" does not include a fix for the vulnerability in streaming media technology. This vulnerability in 2009 in what was revealed at the end of that was created with malicious intent "QuickTime" file, thereby allowing it to fully control the computer.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Dual Boot Trouble Shooting Guide / Vista Running

This is a short add on guide for trouble shooting your dual boot with Vista running and XP installed.

Software required for this guide: VistaBootPro

Below is how to locate the ntldr, NTDETECT, and boot.ini while in Vista.

1. Open My Computer
2. Click on "Organize" and then click on "Folder and Search Options"
3. Then click on the "View" tab
4. In the list under "Advanced Settings" you need to find "Hide protected operating system files" and uncheck it and then click "Ok"

5. Once back into My Computer open your XP (or Vista) drive and you will now see more "protected" files
6. Select the three files in question and right click and then select "Copy"
7. Go back and open your Vista (or XP) drive and right click and then select paste

VistaBootPRO v.3.1 Method
8. Open VistaBootPRO and go to the "System Bootloader" screen
9. Select to "Reinstall the Vista Bootloader" and then click on Install Bootloader
End v.3.1

VistaBootPRO v.3.3 Method
8. Open VistaBootPRO and go to the "System Bootloader" screen
9. Select "Windows Vista Bootloader"
10. Select "All Drives"

Note: Before continuing quit any I/O sensitive applications.

11. Select Force Install and then click on "Install Bootloader"
End v.3.3

10. Once done exit VistaBootPRO and reboot your system

Drive letters were not included due to the different configurations.

If it is still not booting then your boot.ini can be incorrect. Below is a typical boot.ini.

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT

The major components of the boot.ini are rdisk(#) and partition(#). Do not change disk(#) unless you are running SCSI drives. When you open Disk Manager, you will see your hard drives listed a Disk 0, Disk 1 and so on depending on how many hard drives you have. The boot.ini rdisk(#) should point to the disk with XP on it associated with the Disk Manager. The boot.ini partition(#) should point to the partition XP is on. The first section of a hard drive is partition 1 and so on. Remember; rdisk(#) can have a 0 such as rdisk(0). On the other hand, partition(#) will always have a 1 or greater. Below you will see my hard drive configuration.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Windows Vista: "The Windows Boot Configuration Data file is missing required information"

When you start Windows Vista, you receive the following error message:
"File: \Boot\BCD"
"Status: 0xc0000034"
Info: The Windows Boot Configuration Data file is missing required information

This error occurs when either of the following conditions is true:

-The Windows Boot Manager (Bootmgr) entry is not present in the Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store.
- The Boot\BCD file on the active partition is damaged or missing.

You can rebuild the BCD store manually by using the Bcdedit.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment. To do this, follow these steps:

1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when you are prompted.
3. Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
7. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
cd /d Partition:\Windows\System32
Note Partition represents the letter of the partition on which Windows Vista is installed. Typically, this is partition C.
8. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
bcdedit /enum all
In the Windows Boot Loader section of the output from this command, note the GUID that is listed for resumeobject. You will use this GUID later.
9. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
bcdedit -create {bootmgr} -d "Description"
Note Description represents the description for the new entry.
10. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
bcdedit -set {bootmgr} device partition=Partition:
Note Partition represents the letter of the partition. Typically, the letter is C.
11. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
bcdedit /displayorder {GUID}
Note GUID represents the GUID that you obtained in step 8.
12. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
bcdedit /default {GUID}
Note GUID represents the GUID that you obtained in step 8.
13. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
bcdedit /timeout Value

The computer restarts, and the system files and settings are returned to the state.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

iYogi Awarded Red Herring Top 100 Global Company

Recognizing the first, global, direct to consumers and small business technical support service from India

New York, January 21st, 2009 - iYogi (, today announced that it has been awarded as one of the Red Herring Top 100 Companies. Red Herring Top 100 Global Companies are chosen from winners and finalists of the previous Red Herring Top 100 Companies from North America, Europe and Asia Red Herring Top 100 Companies. Winning and finalist companies from the previous three years are were eligible for this outstanding award. Out of 1,800 successful and highly eligible companies, the Red Herring editorial team deployed a detailed process to drill-down the best companies first to 200 finalists, then to the top 100 winners of this global award. Evaluations were made on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, innovation, management, global strategy, and ecosystem integration. The announcement of the winners was made at the Red Herring 100 Global, which took place in San Diego from January 14-16, 2009. Present among the finalists were elite executives and venture capital leaders from around the world.

"We were so pleased to announce iYogi as a Red Herring Top 100 Global Company," commented Red Herring publisher Alex Vieux."

"iYogi has proven to be a company excelling in their industry and its ripples have turned into waves. It was difficult for us to narrow down, but we are pleased to have included iYogi in our list of promising companies. We look forward to the changes it makes to its industry in the future".

"iYogi set out to introduce a new kind of service that would change the way technical support is delivered to consumers and small businesses. We are proud to be recognized by Red Herring's editorial team for our innovation and dedication to solve everyday problems faced by millions of consumers who are challenged by the increasingly complex computing environment," commented Uday Challu, CEO, iyogi.

iYogi delivers technical support services directly to consumers and small businesses and is the first, global, technical support brand based out of India. The company offers its customers an unlimited, annual service subscription for $139.99 per desktop that includes support for a wide range of technologies, including PC hardware Microsoft Windows Operating System, software applications, peripherals and multifunctional devices. iYogi recently launched Support Dock, a comprehensive desktop application suite with PC recovery, data back-up, anti-virus and spyware removal , PC optimization, and home networking tools. Small businesses are serviced by iYogi's dedicated services group offering managed IT services enabling owners to increase productivity and maximize their return on investment.

About Red Herring

Red Herring is a global media company, which unites the world's best high technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers in a variety of forums: a leading innovation magazine, an online daily technology news service, technology newsletters and major events for technology leaders around the globe. Red Herring provides an insider's access to the global innovation economy, featuring unparalleled insights on the emerging technologies driving the economy. More information about Red Herring is available on the Internet at

About iYogi

iYogi delivers live, comprehensive, 24/7 computer repair services directly to consumers and small businesses and is the first, global, technical support brand based out of India. Providing an annual unlimited subscription to technical support, iYogi now boasts of more than 50,000 customers. The company employs 600 professionals servicing customers in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and fast expanding to 12 new geographies across the globe. iYogi's resolution rate of 86 percent and customer satisfaction rate of 95 percent are amongst the highest published benchmarks in the industry. For further information, please visit -

iYogi Contact:

Vishal Dhar
iYogi, Inc.
Phone: 212-229-0901

Red Herring Contact:

Anam Alpenia
Red Herring, Inc.
Phone: 650-428-2900
Email: Yvonne Caprini
Logistics Manager
Red Herring, Inc.
Phone: 1 650 428 2900 x 410

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Microsoft Give Windows 7 Away for Free

In what some are taking as a request for forgiveness, Microsoft has revealed it’s cautiously titled Windows 7 Upgrade Program, which will allow some Vista users moving to the new operating system (OS) to do so free of charge. Windows 7 is basically the next release of Microsoft Windows, an operating system produced by Microsoft for use on PC, including home and business desktops, laptops; Tablet PCs, notebook and media center PCs.

The conditions are choosy, though: the operating system must have been pre-installed with a computer bought from July 1, 2009 on, and Home Basic and Starter Edition don't count. Depending on which version of Vista you are using, you will receive a corresponding version of Windows 7. Let us observe might be it will happen:

1. Windows Vista Home Premium -> Windows 7 Home Premium

2. Windows Vista Business -> Windows 7 Professional

3. Windows Vista Ultimate -> Windows 7 Ultimate

But noticeable point is this, program is offered to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers).

Windows Problems and want Windows Support you can easily get here by this blog.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Microsoft to do free Windows 7 upgrades As Report

(Computerworld) Microsoft Corp. would be offer free or discounted Windows 7 upgrades to users who buy Vista PCs after July 1, according to a Web site that has precisely expected the company's moves in the past.

According to TechARP, Microsoft will allow original equipment manufacturers to purchase Windows 7 upgrade media, which they can then propose to customers who buy a Vista-power system between July 1, 2009 and a date to be determined.

The improvements, however, would not be shipped to those PC buyers until the general availability date for Windows 7. Microsoft has not set a release for the new operating system, and instead has stuck to a broad range of dates, from late 2009 to early 2010.

The Windows 7 upgrade plan as spelled out by TechARP look liked the earlier Vista Express Upgrade. In that program, person who bought Windows XP PCs between Oct. 26, 2006 and March 15, 2007 were eligible to receive free or inexpensive Vista upgrades.

Upgrades will be accessible from Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium, and from Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Ultimate, said TechARP. Purchasers of PCs provided with Vista Business will be able to upgrade to a Windows 7 Professional.

Microsoft and its hardware partners will be hoping for a smoother road to the upgrades this time around. Vista Express Upgrade was overwhelmed with problems, including delays before users received their upgrade discs. In February 2007, nearly a month after Vista hit retail shelf, for instance, users swamped Dell Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co. support forums with angry messages about the wait.

In 2006 and 2007, PC makers charged a range of prices for the XP-to-Vista upgrades. HP computer provided free upgrades, while others, including Dell Computer Support.

Microsoft declined to comment on the TechARP posting. "We often explore options with our partners for how we offer products, but we have nothing to announce at this time," a company spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

An Encounter with Windows 7

Last night finally i get along with my windows 7 experience, but don’t know why was it only me who has got discouraged or there are some of more there in my followers list, surely there would be..

On a first impression it only seems as if windows 7 is just a vista make over nothing more than that and has just grown somewhat more complex then vista rather then summing up.

Once again Microsoft has moved stuff around in the User Interface. After baffling its loyal users by completely changing the XP User Interface, So it started moving stuff, with the Control Panel taking the brunt of the abuse. Need to add a printer? Welcome to the new “Devices and Printers” applet! Looking for the “System and Maintenance” subgroup? It now has a new name: “System and Security.” And can you guess where the Security subgroup went? No? Then it’s time for some retraining! and ask for some Windows problems

System performance: With the same hardware requirements as vista it seemed as if Microsoft may have something to be patted for as with each of their releases a common history is the hardware requirement needs rises the bar of hardware cost. But sorry to comment something as 7 us as slow as vista, In fact, Windows 7’s performance is virtually identical to that of Vista SP1 on the same hardware. If you were unhappy with Vista’s CPU-hogging, memory-sucking ways, Windows 7 will provide little relief.

So, overall it was not happening but let keep our figures crossed as the shit is just in its Beta.