Computer Security

While everyone won't be a security expert, there are some basic things that you can do to protect yourself. If you have a firewall, anti-virus, and / or anti-spyware - make sure it is up to date and running.

None of these products do anyone any good if they are disabled or not up to date.

Security Related Scripts

If you have the need to troubleshoot what looks to be a spyware or a virus issue, it is nice to be able to see what executables are being run at startup. These two scripts will do that, the first lists what values are located under the run keys in the registry along with information about the file that is being executed. The second will list the links that are located under the startup folder in the current user's profiles. It will also list the information about the files pointed by the links.
VBS Show Registry Run Key Values
VBS Show StartUp Files

GPG Public Keys

There are a couple of email addreses posted on this site that can be used to contact me. Since these email addresses are posted publicly, I want to make sure that there is no way to confuse a message I send from one of these addresses with possible spam. If I use one of these addresses to respond to anyone the message will be signed with the corresponding GPG Key.
Here are the public keys that you can use to validate these signed message.

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