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If you need to execute a shell script and can’t get your head around the conflicting information out there, I’ll try to clear things up. There are quite a few ways to execute a shell script and each has its pros and cons. If you are coming from a Windows environment where the file extension … READ MORE

Four ways to execute a shell script

I have had quite a few customers calling over the years to say that they cannot find unread emails in their Gmail inbox. It’s a common complaint and one which I have found can be quickly cured by doing the following. Logon to Gmail in your browser (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari etc). Go to … READ MORE

Cannot find unread emails in Gmail inbox

These are the instructions to follow when renewing the licence on Kaspersky Internet Security. I’ll presume that you have a new licence key to hand from a recent version and that the product is the same (eg not Kaspersky Pure etc). If you don’t have a new licence yet, you’ll find them for sale at … READ MORE

Kaspersky Internet Security licence renewal instructions

Are you getting your Outlook emails stuck in your Outbox after upgrading to Windows 10? I’ve seen this happen on several machines and it really seems to be a problem where Windows corrupts the Outlook database and/or profile on many versions of Microsoft Office (2007, 2010 and 2013). The easiest fix and one that I’d … READ MORE

Outlook emails stay in Outbox after Windows 10 upgrade

To reset the Administrator password on your Windows server 2012 installation, you’ll need to do the following: Boot from the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 DVD From the Windows setup menu, click “Next” Select “Repair your computer” Click on “Troubleshoot” Under Advanced options, click “Command Prompt” Type “diskpart” and hit Enter Type “list volume” and hit … READ MORE

Reset Windows Server 2012 Administrator password

CrashPlan has been around for a while now and is looking like one of the best solutions out there for business and personal backups. With no storage size limits, bandwidth caps or file-type restrictions, Crash Plan really has lots going for it. On top of this, there’s enterprise-class hardware and military-grade security with no extra … READ MORE

Crash Plan backup software full review

  This article tries to explain, using my own experience of server management, how to scan a Linux server for viruses and malware.   You are probably here because you have something on your server already, very often pushing out spam emails to people via php files. Or maybe you have fallen victim to the … READ MORE

Scan a Linux server for viruses and malware

In this series of articles I am trying to help server admins and owners of VPS or Dedicated servers to find viruses or malware on their servers. Part of the diagnosis of your system is to see what emails are being sent out and from which accounts. Since spammers like to use compromised servers, I … READ MORE

Find what emails are being sent from a Linux server