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How to Convert WPA Passphrase to Key for…

I recently changed my home wireless router's encryption from WEP to WPA Personal. Most of my computers and wireless-enabled devices could connect without a problem except for an old set-top media player. The player did…

How to Restore a Computer Affected by McAfee…

McAfee released a virus definition file DAT 5958 today. After the virus definition file has been installed, it will identify a legit system file (svchost.exe) and move it to quarantine. As the file is an…

Free Conficker Scanner

Most of the IT admins are getting ready for the Conficker worms which are supposed to wake up on 4/1/2009. According to a new research done by Tillmann Werner and Felix Leder, it's easy to…

McAfee 8.5 Framework Service Problem

If you have a problem with McAfee 8.5 where the framework service doesn't run, here are things that you can try. Uninstall McAfee Delete the following folders. Note that the third one is for Windows…

What Can You Do When You Cannot Scan…

I helped a friend with her infected laptop this past weekend. Usually I only need to boot the computer in safe mode and scan virus while in safe mode. However, this one is nasty and…