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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

Since I am getting a lot of questions on where Kaspersky Pure has gone and how to upgrade, I’ll try to clarify a few things. Yes, the main Kaspersky.com website has now dropped Pure as a product, seemingly without notification. The localized websites (such as .co.uk etc) have followed too. It seems that Kaspersky Pure … READ MORE

Kaspersky Pure replaced by Total Security

Slow update speeds in Windows 8 (and slow network speeds in general) are often because of the ‘poisoned’ DNS cache. This is because it can contain invalid or expired DNS records. Symptoms may be difficulty in opening websites or even problems with Windows updates. What we’ll do here to attempt to rectify this is to … READ MORE

Slow Windows 8 update speeds fixed