Saturday, April 27, 2013

Deny All Access to Removable Devices or Media

  1. Open the Group Policy Management Editor. To do so, click Start, and then in the Start Search box, type mmc gpedit.msc.
  2. In the navigation pane, open Local Computer Policy. Then do one of the following:
  • If you want the policy to affect all users on the computer, open Computer Configuration in the navigation pane.
  • If you want the policy to affect only the currently logged on user, open User Configuration in the navigation pane.
     3. Continue by opening the following folders: Administrative Templates, System, and
         Removable Storage Access.
     4. In the details pane, double-click All Removable Storage classes: Deny all access.
     5. Click Enabled.
     6. Click OK to save your changes.

**** Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. ****
Saturday, April 27, 2013

What is Phishing and How to Avoid it ?

Phishing is when some fraudulent websites try and act trustworthy to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, credit card details and sometimes, indirectly, your money.

How to Avoid it?

1. 'S' for Safety : The 's' in https stands for 'secure' so make sure any web page that is going to process you card number has 'https' in its address bar.

2. Spot the difference : Common phishing sites look exactly like the original but look for the slight alterations in their names e.g.: or as compared to the original

3. Stay away from SPAM : Spam e-mails are designed to trick you into downloading a virus or jumping to a fraudulent website.

4. Logout : After finishing you online banking, always remember to log out before closing
Saturday, April 27, 2013

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Saturday, April 06, 2013

Restart the Windows Firewall service

Open an administrative command prompt. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.
At the command prompt, type the following command to Restart the Windows Firewall service , ending each by pressing ENTER:
net stop MPSSVC
net start MPSSVC
Saturday, April 06, 2013

how to enabled ping response in Windows 7

Ping: this is reply by the machine on the network when request is sent to this machine's IP address.

Why it is necessary: suppose you have multiple machines and you want to know if there is machine on the network with given IP. That's when you use ping. This packet is classified as ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol).

Many network admins routinely use that and windows machines are their pain as these by default do not respond ping.

 Anyway, here is how to enabled ping response in Windows 7:

Control Panel --> System and security --> Windows Firewall --> Advanced settings --> Inbound rules --> New rule --> custom rule

in Protocol and ports: Protocol: ICMPv4
on the same panel go to customize, choose "Specific ICMP types", check the box "echo request"

The rest is go to next... next... and save it.
Saturday, April 06, 2013

Windows could not start the Windows Firewall on Local Computer : A service specific error occurred: 5

Windows could not start the Windows Firewall on Local Computer : The Windows Firewall service could not be started. A service specific error occurred: 5

For more information, review the system event log. If this is a non-Microsoft service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error code 5.

If you look in the System Event Log, you will see event 7024 from the Service Control Manager
The Windows Firewall service terminated with service-specific error Access is denied..

This may be caused because the “NT Service\MpsSvc” account does not have adequate permissions on the following registry key
  1. In Registry Editor, browse to the key HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess
  2. Right click SharedAccess, and click Permissions.
  3. Click Add.
  4. In the “Enter the object names to select” field, type “NT SERVICE\mpssvc”. Then click Check Names. The name should change to MpsSvc
  5. Click OK.
  6. Select Full Control in the Allow column.
  7. Click OK.
Applies To
Windows 7 (all versions) / Windows Vista (all versions)
Wednesday, April 03, 2013

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