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Browsed and Beta’d

Posted by cadsmith on December 28, 2008

After a case of random popups starting yesterday (Saturday) that occurred when IE8 beta was active and kept Firefox 3.1b2 beta from starting up due to a memory read error, loaded and ran Superantispyware which fixed memory, files and registry. Other browsers such as Chrome, Opera and Flock had still run okay. Had tried Windows Defender to locate and delete a partial set of problem files, gadcom.exe, outerinfo.exe and mcafeeupdate.exe which were not completely prevented by Windows Security Center and McAfee antivirus and firewall. Initially immediately found and stopped gadcom.exe and prunnet.exe using the windows task manager since they were unfamiliar and a quick web search discussed them as threats. Saved a log file listing from a version of HijackThis before the TrendMicro merger.

Added a couple of pages to wiki for reference titles and tags:

Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams, Crispin and Gregory, 2008.

Advanced Windows Debugging, Hewardt and Pravat, 2007.

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