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  • Report a virus

  • I’m always coming across new viruses that haven’t even been added to the latest anti-virus software.

    If I download a file that I suspect is a virus, the first thing I will do is check it against my internal scanner.

    If that doesn’t detect it as a virus, the next obvious step is to check with a third party virus scanner. I use VirusTotal as it checks against about 40 anti-virus engines.

    Once you’ve established that it might be a virus, how do you report it?

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  • upgrade.co.uk sucks

  • I've been trying to get a quote for a part for a Dell laptop, when I contacted Dell UK, they told me to contact “Upgrade Options”. They offered no other alternative.

    I’ve tried emailing them…

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  • Getting started with Quercus in Google App Engine

  • Last year an article was written on a blog about how to run PHP on Google App Engine (GAE).

    The guide came with a pre-made package to get you started.

    However, Quercus has been updated since this was produced.

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  • Don`t forward virus warnings, delete them

  • If you’ve ever received a virus warning from your friends, family or co-workers, you’ll know what I’m talking about. These virus warnings are hoaxes and are untrue reports.

    For example, the Olympic Torch virus is a hoax and was identified back in early 2006, according to UK based anti-virus company Sophos.

    You are encouraged NOT to forward these types of warnings to people as not only is it a waste of time and bandwidth, but it can also confuse or worry the recipient.

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  • Bare LFs in SMTP 0x800CCC0F

  • Recently one of my clients received the following error in Windows Mail on Windows Vista:

    Your server has unexpectedly terminated the connection. Possible causes for this include server problems, network problems, or a long period of inactivity. Subject ‘Fw: ‘, Account: ‘BT Yahoo! Mail’, Server: ‘mail.btinternet.com’, Protocol: SMTP, Server Response: ‘451 See http://pobox.com/~djb/docs/smtplf.html.’, Port: 25, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 451, Error Number: 0x800CCC0F

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