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Recover From The “win64/Sirefef.W” Virus Infection

Recently, the Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) running on my Windows 7 64bit desktop detected the “win64/Sirefef.W” virus. The “win64/Sirefef.W” (or variants like “win64/Sirefef.Y” and “win64/Sirefef.B”) is a trojan which can install rootkits and other malicious programs onto your machine, in addition to providing security backdoors and other nasty stuff. On…

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Configure Wireless Access for the Brother HL-2280DW Multi-Function Laser Printer

I scored a great deal on two Brother HL-2280DW Wireless Laser Printers (with scanner functions) during Thanksgiving break. Once I got the printers and tried to configure them for wireless, I found that Brother’s wireless configuration options were lacking and in some cases, didn’t work at all. Unfortunately, the Ethernet…

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Windows XP Optimizations

If you are running Windows XP on older hardware, you might wish to make some of the following adjustments. The optimizations below were gathered over the past decade. These modifications range from simple to dangerous, so proceed at your risk. (Some of these optimizations may be outdated.) These changes are…

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Configure Microsoft Outlook 2003/2007 for Gmail IMAP and Yahoo Mail POP3

Update 2: Yahoo Mail now supports IMAP for all accounts; whereas, POP3 access required Mail Plus accounts. The Yahoo IMAP server is “imap.mail.yahoo.com”. Yahoo IMAP uses the same port 993 and SSL authentication settings as Gmail IMAP does. Update: The instructions below are specific to Outlook 2003, but will work…

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