October 2011 Entries

Looks like Microsoft doesn’t think searchsettings.exe is malware either…
One tries to be a responsible citizen and report malicious behavior to the “appropriate authorities.” Of course, in the end, it’s really about filling out forms and being told to go fuck yourself. After filling out their forms, they said: The Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) strives to keep you informed about the status of your submission. This email communicates what we currently know about the file(s) you submitted. You can view your submission online at http://www.microsoft.com/se... ......

Posted On Thursday, October 6, 2011 11:17 PM | Comments (2)

Gotta Love C-Net’s “no malware” claim…
Downloaded YouTube Downloader from: http://download.cnet.com/Yo... “CNET EDITOR'S NOTE YouTube Downloader includes optional bundled software that may trigger alerts from security software. YouTube Downloader has been tested for malware by the CNET Download.com team and meets our security requirements.” I guess their “standards” don’t include the installer installing SearchSettings.exe from the wunderkinds at Spigot. Once on your system, this little gem will ......

Posted On Thursday, October 6, 2011 3:04 AM | Comments (2)

Scanning My Book Collection
I’ve been a bookworm for years and have amassed a significant volume of books of all kinds. Most of my collection is technology related, but volumes of Conan, manga, astronomy, philosophy, genetics, personal productivity, science fiction, fantasy, and just about everything else abound. After getting my Kindle Christmas before last, and later, my iPad, I’ve grown steadily more comfortable with reading and utilizing digital printed media. This comfort level, coupled with my semi-new found desire to ......

Posted On Sunday, October 2, 2011 3:59 PM | Comments (1)