Archive for October, 2008


Updating virus definitions for Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition

October 27, 2008

To copy an .xdb file to a Symantec AntiVirus client

  • Copy the .xdb file to the correct folder, depending on the program version:
    • For clients that run Windows 2003/XP/2000, the default folder is one of the following:
      • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition\7.5\
      • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition\7.5\

        The Application Data folder may be hidden.

    • For clients that run Windows 98/Me, the following is the default folder:
      C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\ or C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\
    • For clients that run Windows NT 4.0, the following is the default folder:
      C:\WinNT\Profiles\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition\7.5\



2007 Spell Check Not working

October 27, 2008

Start Regedit and goto the following key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Proofing

I had 2 entries (DLL and LEX) pointing to non-existing files.

Rename these to oldDLL and oldLEX.

After this change all Spell Checking worked normal again.



Global address not updating under Outlook cache mode

October 8, 2008

n cached mode, users will appear the next morning. Exchange rebuilds the Offline address book at 4am(i think). If you want to force a manual update..

Expand Recipients, click on Offline Address List. Right click on Default Offline Address List in the right pane. Click Rebuild. The Rebuild could take some time depending on how many users you have.

To get the new users to appear in outlook once the rebuild has been done: Open Outlook, Click Tools –> Send/Receive –> Download Address Book. Then place a check in Download Changes since last Send/Receive. Click OK. The new OAL will download.



How to block IP address ranges in uTorrent – using ipfilter.dat

October 6, 2008

In case that you experience lots of hash fails in your uTorrent client, or just simply want to filter out suspicious IP addresses, you should use an IP blocklist.

Here is how:

1. Download an appropriate IP blocklist. The file will be saved in .gz format, therefore you will have to unzip it. The result is a file called “ipfilter.dat”, that is the IP blocklist.

2. Copy/paste the ipfilter.dat file into your %appdata%\utorrent folder. This folder looks like “C:\Documents and Settings\<your Windows username>\Application Data\uTorrent”.

3. Start uTorrent, go into Options -> Preferences -> Advanced, set the ipfilter.enable option to True and hit Apply/OK.

If you have successfully executed the above steps, then on the Logger tab of uTorrent, you should see something like “Loaded ipfilter.dat (xxxx entries). If you see there “0 entries”, then something went wrong.

You can reload the list without restarting uTorrent, by simply setting the ipfilder.enable option to False/OK and then True/OK.

The same ipfilter.dat file can also be used in your eMule client.

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