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Thank you to anyone who knows the secret process; and especially thanks to anyone who knows it and will provide a response that makes sense and actually leads me to the knowledge of how to actually find the thing in the first place.
And that's the problem... Version 9 is for Windows 10
I'll go get my coat
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
Besides working on some cool stuff and writing a bunch of blog posts (ok, that was shameless), taking care of my gf that got the creeping crud since Wed and today is finally starting to feel better, I had the fun task of disinfecting an Amazon EC2 server I run for a client. So, here's the shameless recount. Lots of Trojans, but the worst of it was some app that got installed that was running a "miner" program. WTF. How did the instance get infected to begin with? I have a small clue to which I blame myself for my stupidity. No, not open ports or password issues or other stuff, I believe the ultimate culprit was the FileZilla install that I had downloaded ages ago on the server was infected to begin with.
It's really amazing how a website is attacked -- daily I get numerous attempts to hack into the website itself. If I leave the SSH connection open, within minutes there are attempts to connect. And so forth. I need to start getting aggressive in automatically blacklisting IP's.
Good news is it's all cleaned up, though I'm not sure why Amazon doesn't provide a virus scanner in the OS as standard practice when you create an instance. This instance is running Windows Server 2012 R2, so I had to go through these hoops to get Security Essentials installed.
I can see now where a good IT security specialist (which I am NOT) would be worth the money, as well as investing in a server-grade AV program. Ah, the lessons we learn.
All the homeowner chores I have to do on Sundays often make me thankful for the non-physicality aspect of writing code.
For instance, on today's agenda is getting on the roof to remove pine-straw, which the mrs. expects me to keep for the flowerbeds. The worst part is cleaning the gutters. I hate being on ladders...or even on a roof for that matter. Funny, it never seemed to bother me when I was younger, now it's almost like vertigo sets in >= 6 ft. up! Oh well, time to get to it! Hope the rest of you aren't working to hard today!
btw, the chore above is for a rental house...I've already spent this morning working around the main house.
At least be grateful that you can still get onto a roof. My days of roof work are over. I have a permanent form of ataxia with some vertigo that means I have to walk with a cane to help me stay balanced. Yuck! Growing old really sucks!
Get me coffee and no one gets hurt!
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