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Searching For Fee Car Classifieds Script

April 30th, 2009 by elizar

Cars are no longer a luxury nowadays (except if you want to own a Ferrari or something). Cars are now a necessity in today’s standard of living. And let’s face it, with the price of brand new cars and the forever raising price of gasoline, not every one can buy a new set of wheels.

Thanks to websites that offer to sell (and buy) second hand, used cars many people can have places to search for and are no longer limited to the restrictions of locations.

I bought my first car (my only car for that matter) from a dealer that posted their inventory online. So, thanks to this second hand used car website, I was able to find myself and buy my very own car.

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Ubuntu New Release Ver. 9 Available for Download Free

April 29th, 2009 by elizar

Just want to confirm my hunch that this Ubuntu 9 sites that is all over the internet is nothing but worthless, infoless, another junk spread in the internet.  But if you really want to download the new release or version of UBUNTU 9, there is a link in Review ninja you can go ahead and check out…

Here’s the original article about Ubuntu and the newly released Ubuntu 9 for both desktop and Server:

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Removing DNSChanger Trojan (DNS hijacking and virus)

April 26th, 2009 by elizar

dnschanger trojan

Have you heard of the DNSChanger Trojan? Read a blog entry that it’s getting more common these days so I thought to put an entry here at sysadmindayph.. after all, it’s part of the day’s work.

What is a Trojan?

A Trojan is a program that enables an attacker to get nearly complete control over an infected PC. Frequently used tool by malicious hackers. When this program executes, the program performs a specific set of actions. This usually works toward the goal of allowing the trojan to survive on a system and open up a backdoor.

What is DNSChanger Trojan?

Trojan DNSChanger is name of group of trojans (zlob dns changer, Troj/Rustok-N, W32/Tidserv …) that hijacking your DNS settings and then redirecting you to malicious websites and stealing personal identities.

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The Mikkey Worm – This worm is getting out of hand Twitter

April 13th, 2009 by elizar

“This worm is getting out of hand Twitter” – Mikkey. There was a swarm of messages flooding the twittersphere in the past couple of days. This twitter worm apparently hasn’t been controlled yet by twitter as the flood of messages that apparently coming from Mikkey, continues.

I, myself, lucky for me haven’t been pested by this Mikkey work as it only affects those who uses the web application of twitter (apparently). I use a third party web apps for firefox (twitterfox).

Here’s another way of protecting your self from this Mikkey worm from

Other steps that you can take to ensure safety is to reset your password, disable Javascript and clear cache. You can also keep a check via Twitter Status Blog or follow @spam for further updates. This is very bad for Twitter’s reputation especially when FriendFeed is getting better by the day. I would simply hate unwanted messages in bulk bothering me or my followers.

Steps to fix it:
1. Change your hex color/reset it
2. Change your bio and change the URL
3. DONT click on any profile that is suspicious and use another twitter client like TweetDeck instead of the Twitter website

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Six New Mobile Devices Running Open Source

April 11th, 2009 by elizar

I am not the only who thought of a phone which has an open source operating system in it… Take the Android or the G phone for example… It is running a flavor of linux, i think.

Here are some more open source driven mobile devices.. Here’s what we read:

Looking for more Linux and open source apps in your life? Then pick up your phone. Check out the newest smartphones and netbooks announced just last week that the discerning penguin will be craving before the year is out.

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Remove Kido / Conficker / Downadup / Downup Worm

April 7th, 2009 by elizar

Kido, also known as Downup, Downadup and Conficker, is a computer worm targeting the Microsoft Windows operating system that was first detected in October 2008 but, after a couple of months later, it is still being discussed in antivirus forums and message boards.

Topics usually discussed is how to detect and remove if you’re computer is infected by this Kido (aka Conficker/Downup/Downadup) worm.

It was reported by Panda Security, also a well known antivirus company, that more than 9 million PC’s have been infected. Special mention at the report was China (the probable country of origin). It is said that China is the country most infected by Kido.

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