Not really fitting in a particular category, these might be of use to folks looking for tips, or software.
- Newsletter #75: How I Saved the World from the F1MAN113 Trojan – Mark Minasi has a great dialog on how he tracked down a non-existent Trojan on his system, and made some great observations in the process. Good info for anyone working with System Restore files.
- chml: a tool to control Windows Integrity Levels – Mark Minasi has also recently released a new version of CHML tool. This allows admins to look at a file’s Windows Integrity Level as well as make deeper modifications to it than are available from Microsoft’s own tool provides.
- "Fix it" – The Next Evolution of KB Articles and WER - Ask the Performance Team blog. Microsoft is now making available “quick-fixes” via KB tips. These allow users to download a special software fix package and run it to apply the hot-fix or suggestion instead of having to decode and follow technical steps. It’s a nice move, provided that the users still are applying the correct fix in the first place.
- Fix it for me blog – Microsoft blog by the Fix-it team that outlines their purpose and which KB’s have been updated with the “Fix-it” software download fixes.
- Bitdefender and GData delete winlogon system file - News - heise Security UK – not again!
- Computer Repair Utility Kit - Technibble – Great all-in-one download package for key system fixes and utilities. Be warned. Some dangers lurk in here for the non-system admin savvy. Spotted via this great TechBlog: Be prepared! 57 great Windows repair tools all in one place post by Dwight Silverman. Powered by the awesome (and free) Pegtop PStart utility.