Analyze suspicious files, domains, IPs and URLs to detect malware and other breaches

Analyze suspicious files, domains, IPs and URLs to detect malware and other breaches

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Report SPAM to Google


1. Visit https://support.google.com/mail/contact/abuse?hl=en.
2. Provide the email address on which you have received the spam email.
3. Share complete Gmail address of the person who has sent you the email.
4. Provide email headers of the message. To obtain the email headers in Gmail, click the down arrow next to the reply button, and select ‘Show original’. Copy the text and paste in the box provided at the above link.

5. Share the original subject-line of the dubious message.  

6. Share the content of the questionable message (paste the entire body of the message in the provided space on the above link). 

7. You can also share any other additional information in the text box. 

8. Select yes, if the email you had received, appear to be from someone impersonating Google.  

9. Submit your complaint.

Remove the System Requirements Not Met reminder in Windows 11

  1. Load the Windows Registry Editor, e.g., by opening Start, typing regedit, and selecting the option.
  2. Confirm the UAC prompt that Windows displays when you start the Registry Editor.
  3. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache.
  4. Double-click on the value SV2 and change its data value to 0.
  5. Restart the PC after you have made the change.

How to check your laptop’s battery health – Battery Report

  1. Right-click the Start button.
  2. Select Windows PowerShell Admin
  3. a blue window PowerShell will open
  4. paste this powercfg /batteryreport /output “C:\battery-report.html”
  5. it will create a report in the root of your C: drive
  6. double click on the report and it will open in your default browser.

How to fix print spooler using Command Prompt

  1. Open Start.
  2. Search for Command Prompt, right-click the top result, and select the Run as Administrator option.

  3. Type the following commands (one line at a time) to stop the print spooler, delete the printers folder content, and restart the printer spooler, and press Enter:

    net stop spooler
    del /Q /F /S “%systemroot%\System32\Spool\Printers\*.*”
    net start spooler

After you complete the steps, you should be able to send a print job to the printer, and this time the printer should work.

How to open a file with .mbox extension?

Some of my clients use Google Apps and Gmail. When we have to terminate an account I always use Google Takeout to backup all data for each user, before I delete their account from Google. Google takeout will create a backup of all E-mails and put them in a file with extension .mbox
I tested many different programs to open the mbox files and this is the one I found works the best.

eM Client

https://www.emclient.com/?lang=en

Small Business Server 2003 reset to 5 CAL licenses

SBS2003 licenses are kept in the licstr.cpa file in the WINDOWS\system32 folder.There is anautomatic backup of this in autolicstr.cpa. The simple process was to stop the License Logging Service, rename licstr.cpa to licstr.cpa.old, then rename autolicstr.cpa to licstr.cpa. After this start License Logging Service and check License Management Tool to confirm that the licenses had been restored.

How to shrink SQL log files

ALTER DATABASE <db name> SET RECOVERY SIMPLE
DBCC SHRINKFILE(dblognamenotpath_log)
ALTER DATABASE <db name> SET RECOVERY FULL

db log name is from db properties – it is not path and not file name

or run full SQL backup

run SQL T log backup

How to find GUID From MSI File

Typically (though not universally) if a piece of software uses MSI-based installation the GUID can be found in the Uninstall entry. It will usually either be the key name or will appear in the UninstallString and/or UninstallPath value. Sometimes life is easy and there is a ProductGuid value.

Uninstall entries can be found here:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

On a 64-bit version of Windows there are two such keys, one for 64-bit software and a second for 32-bit software:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

Setting up Windows Server 2012 RADIUS and Sonicwall NSA – error “RADIUS communication error”

When trying to setup Windows server 2012 RADIUS server – NPS to work with Sonicwall NSA appliance you will receive and error “RADIUS communication error” when testing RADIUS settings in Sonicwall NSA appliance. Do not use the generated key from Server 2012 interface. It is too long for the Sonicwall management to accept it. I only used first 15 characters of the key and deleted the rest.