Monday, October 30, 2006

Build Your own toolbar By Conduit

A classic example by Conduit about customizing and packaging existing things in to a resourceful product.
This product helps you build your own toolbar with your links and images that you can share with your friends and customers. Take a look at a sample toolbar created.

I still remember those days when i tried myself creating such a toolbar and there was hardly any documentation about how to do it. Now even a newbie can create a toolbar and for free.

These small utilities add value to your website(s). Here is a list of few features offered by this toolbar.

  • Offer one click access to your websites/blogs and other resources to your loyal customers.
  • Shows your site to your customers as long as they're online. Host of other services like Chat, Weather, Radio can be plugged in to this toolbar.
  • Chat with other users who have the same toolbar installed.
  • Add Contact Us link and the feedback about the toolbar is sent to you as an email.
  • Add search capability to your toolbar just like google toolbar and choose the search engine too.
  • You can set up your mail boxes and Get notified when you receive new e-mails to your POP3, Yahoo!, Gmail, or Hotmail accounts

    I created a toolbar for my blogs and website. Take a look at it and feel free to use it. Its free from adware, spyware and promotional stuff.
  • Monday, October 09, 2006

    Tintucso virus, removal

    Tintukso virus - Very little is known about this virus as of now. It comes to you through Yahoo messenger as a link when one of your friend’s pc gets infected. Once you click the link, it installs itself at attaches itself with the OS to keep you bugging :d It sends the link to all your active contacts once it infects. This was found (on a friend's pc) just today, 09th October 2006.

  • You cannot change your homepage (options for changing homepage are disabled).
  • You cannot launch regedit; PC re-boots as soon as you try to edit registry.

    Virus/trojan not yet explained in detail on the net yet. it sends a message saying test the site and shows up the folowing url
    Please do not launch the above url unless you have a good firewall and antivirus (and enough courage to open it).

    My official PC categorized it as a dating/unwanted site and blocked it. Didnt take a chance on my Home pc.

  • Scan with your antivirus or adware , if it can detect it; chances are that it will also clear it.
  • If above fails, on a windows box, restore your PC to the last known good configuration. here are the detailed steps to restore your operating system on a XP system.

    Update from Symantec as on 12th October 2006
    Symantec Japan has confirmed the virus and documented the details of the virus here

    Thanks Arvind for your valuable feedback on this virus.

    I shall keep updating this post with the new findings on the virus.

    Have a safe computing :)