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January 27, 2010  6:26 PM

Identify malware infection using Internet Explorer history



Posted by: Troy Tate
antimalware, antivirus, Internet Explorer, internet explorer history, malicious software, toolkit, troubleshooting

A user on my network recently reported their computer was displaying virus detection warnings. Investigation showed that the virus detection warnings were bogus and looked something like the screen below. [caption id="attachment_352" align="alignnone" width="350" caption="Bogus Anti-Virus...

June 26, 2009  2:56 PM

Did you see this? – Microsoft Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool



Posted by: Troy Tate
education, Microsoft, solution accelerator, technology, technology management, tool, toolkit, virtual machine, Virtual machine management

Microsoft has a very large library of Solution Accelerators. These solution accelerators are meant to be detailed guides and toolkits to help organizations be successful in the planning, deployment and management...


April 29, 2009  12:25 PM

Did you see this? – Free Wireless LAN planning, deployment and management tools



Posted by: Troy Tate
802.11, free, network analysis, network throughput, performance analysis, performance monitoring, throughput, throughput testing, toolkit, tools, wi-fi tools, wlan

Xirrus is a WLAN equipment manufacturer. They have some very cool products and if you have not checked them out and are looking for installing, adding or replacing any WLAN network gear, then I suggest you take a look at their offerings before making a decision. Xirrus has a page on their...


February 27, 2009  7:41 PM

Did you see this? – Internet Measurement Testing tools



Posted by: Troy Tate
analysis, network, network testing, Performance, performance monitoring, research, testing, throughput, toolkit

There will always be some user saying "the internet is slow". There are many resources out there to test internet connections. The Measurement Lab is one I came across the other day. There are several useful tools under this page. Some of...


February 25, 2009  2:30 PM

Did you see this? – The Cheapskate’s Infosecurity Toolbox



Posted by: Troy Tate
information security, infosecurity, management, research, toolkit, tools

This may be a couple of years old, but the need for infosecurity tools and requirements for cheap solutions has not changed. This was first published in the CSO magazine in 2006. The tools have only gotten better since then. Hope you can find some use for the tools that it recommends in these...


February 2, 2009  5:15 PM

ARP as a network auditing tool



Posted by: Troy Tate
ARP, education, Laura Chappell, protocol, protocol analysis, scanning, testing, toolkit, tools, training, video

ARP - or Address Resolution Protocol is a necessary element for network traffic. Per Wikipedia: "In computer networking,...


January 29, 2009  9:13 PM

Nifty tools for tracking down that “interesting” network traffic



Posted by: Troy Tate
Cisco, LAN, malware, Microsoft, network analysis, network monitor, network troubleshooting, pstools, Routers, Security, Sysinternals, toolkit, troubleshooting, WAN

My previous posting was meant to help you determine the source of potentially dangerous...

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January 6, 2009  4:45 PM

Swiss-army knife for public network testing



Posted by: Troy Tate
connectivity testing, crypto, crypto testing, cryptography, dns, hash, icmp, ping, public network, ssh, SSL, tcp, testing, toolkit, tools, tracert, typosquatting, udp, website

Sometimes it is necessary to test connectivity outside of your private company network. There are several resources I use. I will share a couple of those with you in this posting. One of my favorite and most frequently used sites is

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December 22, 2008  7:20 PM

Improving yourself in 2009 – part 2



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, blog, CIO, education, howto, Metrics, Performance, performance monitoring, planning, professional, reporting, toolkit, tools

Maybe Bubbletimer mentioned in part 1 is not something that will help improve your professional value in 2009. How about the


December 10, 2008  2:41 PM

Did you see this? – Microsoft Infrastructure Planning & Design Guides



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, awareness, design, documentation, education, howto, IT education, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, planning, toolkit, tools

Microsoft has become much better offering documentation beyond just marketing materials about their products and systems. The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. The guides in this series help clarify and streamline...


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