It seems like, recently, there have been a whole lot of Internet Explorer vulnerabilities in the wild and even more virus’s running rampant on the internet. After having removed quite a few this week I decided to do a short write up on a tool I use quite often when working with, and trying too analyze malware. The tool is called Sandboxie.
After switching from Windows XP to Windows 7 on my new laptop I also changed my primary browser from Microsoft Internet Explorer to Google Chrome. I have been really happy with the results as Chrome is really lightweight and runs very smoothly. One thing I was initially not happy with was the fact that I used Google Toolbar all the time with Internet Explorer and it was not available for Chrome. I then spent some time researching all of the Chrome extensions I would need to install to simulate everything that I was able to do with the Google Toolbar installed in Internet Explorer.
A client computer recently had an issue launching Internet Explorer. Every time that you would click on Internet Explorer or Firefox the browser would attempt to launch and then immediately close. I finally decided to try and update AVG Antivirus and Antispyware but the update failed. At this point I was pretty sure that AVG was the issue so I attempted to uninstall AVG which also failed. Below I describe more information about the AVG uninstall error and how to remove AVG 8.5 from a Windows computer.
I recently brushed the dust off of my SlingBox so I could set it up and allow my Dad could watch some local Basketball games. One thing that had not been done in a long time was to upgrade the firmware so after I got it working that was the first thing I checked. To my suprise the way to upgrade the firmware has gotten a lot easier than it used to be if I remember correctly. Follow the directions below to upgrade your SlingBox’s firmware using your Internet Explorer browser via SlingBox.com.
A friend of mine has a computer shop and earlier today I was looking at a laptop with him that had a bunch of issues including three different toolbars being installed in Internet Explorer. Having this many toolbars installed will only slow things down. I recommend having one toolbar at most installed and personally I prefer the Google Toolbar because I use so many different Google applications and Google won’t attempt to display a bunch of unwanted data in the top of your Internet Explorer browser window.