refresh the registry without a reboot

Today I was attempting to disable ssl2 on my mail server to get into PCI compliance for credit card data.

Now Windows people know that if you edit the registry you have to reboot to have those changes show up correctly...



ah or so I thought



open a command prompt and type



RunDll32.exe USER32.DLL,UpdatePerUserSystemParameters ,1 ,True



this will refresh the registry



damn that's handy

Nucleus Upgrade



Nucleus CMS has been updated to V3.5



several additional security features have been added

if you are running Nucleus CMS better go grab it

New Look, New Feel



sometimes you just have to tear a site down and start all over again

sometimes you just want to



welcome to the new look of Storm's Cellar



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do you HATE the new igoogle?

I sure do

and surfing around I found this fix



instead of using [code]http://www.google.com/ig[/code]

try this one

[code]http://www.google.com/ig?hl=all[/code]



dunno how long it will last, but for now it's the "classic" interface



John

Software you can't live without

Windows Based Systems:

AVG Antivirus

It's free for home users

http://free.avg.com/



SpyBot

Clean the nasty spyware off your machine

http://www.spybot.com/en/download/index.html



AdAware

Clean the nasty spyware off your machine

http://www.lavasoft.com/

How to restore the registry when Windows XP won't boot at all

many thanks to the PC Guru

http://www.the-pc-guru.com/How_to_restore_the_registry_.php





If the Windows XP registry is badly corrupted, you may be unable to start Windows even in safe mode, preventing you from using System Restore. However, you can restore the registry backups contained in a restore point using the Recovery Console.



Solution



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Malwarebytes - Destroying malware, one byte at a time

I've run across dozens of machines recently with rampant infections of AntiVirus 2008 (aka WinAntiSpyware, Antivirus 2009, Antispyware Pro XP and AntiVirus Lab 2009 etc etc...



Mcafee and AVG detect these and tried to remove it, but fails... reinfection of reboot

AdAware and Spybot.. same thing



I've removed it manually and picked thru the registry by hand, a tedious task at best, with limited success



Then I come across this piece of freeware called Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Got rid of AntiVirus 2009 and a virtumonde infection with relative ease



[url=http://www.malwarebytes.org/]Malwarebytes - Destroying malware, one byte at a time[/url]



so add this to your toolkit.. I did