Monday, March 27, 2006

Outlook Duplicate Items Remover

Outlook Duplicate Items Remover (ODIR) is a free tool for removing duplicate items from Outlook folders. ODIR recognizes duplicates in Contacts; Calendar; Tasks; Notes and Email folders and works in Outlook 2000 and higher.

Taken from Slipstick

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Microsoft Releases 2 New Security Bulletins

On March 14th, Microsoft released two new security bulletins, one rated as important and the other as critical on the company's security rating scale.

The important bulletin (MS06-011) includes a patch for a vulnerability in the Permissive Windows Services DACLs which, if successfully exploited, can allow an attacker to take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

Microsoft's second bulletin (MS06-012), rated critical, addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Office that could allow remote code execution. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability and take complete control of the client workstation. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

Below is more detail regarding the new Microsoft Security Bulletins:

MS06-011: Permissive Windows Services DACLs Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (914798)
Severity: Important

MS06-012: Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Severity: Critical

MSRT-001: Malicious Software Removal Tool (March Update)

Additional information about these bulletins can be found on Microsoft's TechNet Web Site at: Additional details on these bulletins can also be found on the on Shavlik's Web site at

Shavlik recommends installation of these patches as soon as possible in order to ensure networks are secure. Deployment is simple with Shavlik NetChk(TM) Protect, our integrated patch and spyware management solution. Handle two of the most persistent network problems through one console! For more information about Shavlik NetChk Protect, or to watch a live demo, click


Microsoft will be discontinuing support for MBSA 1.2.1 as of March 31, 2006. To support these MBSA 1.2.1 users, Shavlik Technologies has developed Shavlik NetChk(TM) Analyzer, a commandline patch scanner. The Shavlik NetChk Analyzer will be a replacement for the mbsacli.exe that shipped in MBSA 1.2.1, scheduled for release on March 31, 2006. For more information, please visit CEO Mark Shavlik's blog at mark_shavliks_blog.


Shavlik NetChk Protect is the first integrated solution that automates the management of critical security patches and spyware from one easy-to-use console. For more information about how Shavlik NetChk Protect can help you secure your network, or to download a free version, please visit, call your Shavlik representative at (800) 690-6911 or +1 (612) 331-6737 (international), or email

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Gadgets and News

Application for a night out with the boys
Application for a night out with the girls
Jet powered VW takes to the street
Integrate a PC into your home theatre
Make the most of your media center
Gwen Stefani realses a special digital camera building on the Harajuku Lovers clothing brand name
Beerbelly - the removeable spare tyre beverage storage unit
XFire Fear of Girls Movie!
Webserver on a USB Key
Joytech - building quality X-Box and Playstation and PSP gaming gear.
Favourite Muppet Movies - hilarious!
Stolen Glass Recovery Unit - how one pub is tackling the problem here in Australia
Registrations now open for Webstock in New Zealand in May
AusPrices - website for price comparison of consumer and electronic goods
Static Ice - website for price comparison of gadgets
IT Paradise - what the name says - for all your IT needs
Computer Alliance - where I buy all my PC gear

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Snapshot Viewer for Access 2003, 2002, 2000, and 97

Miocrosoft has a cute little viewer for Access Database reports.

Simply create an .snp file from your Access database and this little viewer enables people to view the report without having to install or own MS Access.

Brief Description
The Snapshot Viewer enables you to view a report snapshot without having the standard or run-time versions of Microsoft Access 97 through Access 2003.
Download the snapshot viewer from Microsoft