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][/code]

try this one


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


Software you can't live without

Windows Based Systems:

AVG Antivirus

It's free for home users


Clean the nasty spyware off your machine


Clean the nasty spyware off your machine

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

many thanks to the PC Guru

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.


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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=]Malwarebytes - Destroying malware, one byte at a time[/url]

so add this to your toolkit.. I did