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6901  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Free download - Rootkit analyzer on: November 14, 2005, 08:22:17 PM
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I'm a bit curious which components or whatever those null-char-embdeed CLSIDs are referring to, even if they probably aren't malicious or anything

Yes - trouble is how do you find out? If I use a registry editor they don't seem to show up (presumably there is an end of string marker at the end of the visible section)
6902  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Free download - Rootkit analyzer on: November 14, 2005, 07:50:37 PM
Here is my output from SysInternals RevealRootKit, I don't think there is any sensitive data on display here (if there is let me know and I will edit the message to remove it!):

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HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{0461F6B6-066E-9BE4-35A30E37E302FE67}\{60F18D06-2547-D7B5-3F6FEAC167531534}\{03821BF4-A5A3-BF72-1BF7DBE36D239A74}*:
   Description: Key name contains embedded nulls (*)
   Date:        01/11/2005 10:02
   Size:        0 bytes
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{0A2C6EC6-E1BC-9BF5-B3F7D282645EFB0F}\{C08E0694-C5E1-48EE-3ACF6A24AC2BF796}\{A9549B8D-B7EF-15E1-4BD44DC35FFCD192}*:
   Description: Key name contains embedded nulls (*)
   Date:        01/11/2005 10:02
   Size:        0 bytes
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{1159B246-0933-86DB-AD593C3CB7051897}\{4B332D01-174C-E53B-FFAF1A8AAD861E31}\{3A54BA3C-24AD-210D-6C7EF9C90D2B01E7}*:
   Description: Key name contains embedded nulls (*)
   Date:        01/11/2005 10:02
   Size:        0 bytes
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{11B5C8DC-3FEA-1682-D4F0355518481497}\{414E0745-768E-27E6-1A22BEEA50FFC306}\{0F77990A-A8C5-E83C-A2DEB9098A2A23DE}*:
   Description: Key name contains embedded nulls (*)
   Date:        01/11/2005 10:02
   Size:        0 bytes
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{3749AA95-0B95-97D6-573EA782D1087389}\{140D5DD1-4454-9D01-1A62C863EE2D72CA}\{AFBD57C5-0E25-C0E9-BB318052A3DC6730}*:
   Description: Key name contains embedded nulls (*)
   Date:        01/11/2005 10:02
   Size:        0 bytes
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{41499515-FE1F-2B25-9CCAFA7C1BD1CD4F}\{E760D6E7-B184-EBBF-DA510F4FC9719600}\{4E25D3C0-199C-C2DC-33A6CFCC543E6F29}*:
   Description: Key name contains embedded nulls (*)
   Date:        01/11/2005 10:01
   Size:        0 bytes
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{4233ADD3-CD31-D295-804BA870321FDEF4}\{F4A8E5F3-7E68-2DD0-FA9D328203A7D1A7}\{07380252-9142-5EC5-94F639FC4AE64832}*:
   Description: Key name contains embedded nulls (*)
   Date:        01/11/2005 10:01
   Size:        0 bytes
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{4E801B1F-2C34-C71B-55752B4DE71FAE4A}\{6707E13D-DFA5-4083-2A160A7F601D7F5F}\{38345692-AD4C-2D4A-1F4885FC450939AB}*:
   Description: Key name contains embedded nulls (*)
   Date:        01/11/2005 10:02
   Size:        0 bytes
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{6041C420-22B4-140A-3B055037524C6B59}\{9A77D18C-4DFD-83C2-41C1A5F44022B903}\{B579578C-D2DD-BD46-01C9D6D000184189}*:
   Description: Key name contains embedded nulls (*)
   Date:        01/11/2005 10:01
   Size:        0 bytes
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{60778762-8BE2-5BE8-74B1F534DECE7DD7}\{033814D8-F5F0-69C3-B63A6822FA3F97AC}\{BB1878CD-9C66-F7AC-793F8981AF2E0354}*:
   Description: Key name contains embedded nulls (*)
   Date:        01/11/2005 10:01
   Size:        0 bytes
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{61A3D62A-E669-8B2B-95B7C505631D6590}\{1D71893B-0DD3-8FF9-31AA9E7B284EB027}\{CF9E2073-5E5A-1B13-96346A906352FBBE}*:
   Description: Key name contains embedded nulls (*)
   Date:        01/11/2005 10:01
   Size:        0 bytes
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{8FD8A5D7-9511-025F-16B31A5B051F5A4D}\{7F4BC209-0230-7A50-936F3704F4AD01D8}\{4F172B6C-B722-D8DB-046FD06C67D2EAC6}*:
   Description: Key name contains embedded nulls (*)
   Date:        01/11/2005 10:01
   Size:        0 bytes
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{90C9B227-00E9-ED2B-D8335C00663422E2}\{BA143829-6513-6AB3-17B76E63BBBF825B}\{B7811D8F-B091-6828-D848878685722533}*:
   Description: Key name contains embedded nulls (*)
   Date:        01/11/2005 10:02
   Size:        0 bytes
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{A211FD50-104A-552A-E783321B77B5C9DA}\{4E700FFC-D5B6-D24A-08D9C51A05E3FA14}\{72F82311-8741-4D82-9043D22F7FAD5282}*:
   Description: Key name contains embedded nulls (*)
   Date:        01/11/2005 10:01
   Size:        0 bytes
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{AD212F18-226F-19C5-6836DC0F322A8CD1}\{165CDB28-57BC-2FFB-C17032E84F1598CE}\{1D773DA2-1E07-1A59-CFCCE9D8E9744932}*:
   Description: Key name contains embedded nulls (*)
   Date:        01/11/2005 10:02
   Size:        0 bytes
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{BE08C2D3-409A-BA9A-CCC3BF5A93C4C5B2}\{31E0C4F5-10D2-2559-BD8FA6F8E4FD42BD}\{0C75E684-EF64-45D0-854DEF6D927DBB7D}*:
   Description: Key name contains embedded nulls (*)
   Date:        01/11/2005 10:01
   Size:        0 bytes
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{BF11F383-757D-CF48-6D213AC2BB6130AD}\{12507465-D6D8-AFB1-97ED5D21195D77D5}\{90E47118-DD98-E716-1AABCD138C042D55}*:
   Description: Key name contains embedded nulls (*)
   Date:        01/11/2005 10:01
   Size:        0 bytes
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{C925DBC2-2F83-42AD-B0CBB854A5BF695B}\{7C26F213-28FC-ED62-CBDE7EE0F1CEF59B}\{619A38BB-0D53-1157-F7C7CBB2EE20607F}*:
   Description: Key name contains embedded nulls (*)
   Date:        01/11/2005 10:02
   Size:        0 bytes
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{CD33F05B-57D8-EB8D-1C637C8E18479BDE}\{4B66B287-DF55-8BF6-0C7A245C073DF874}\{2B094E66-D192-13E4-CB3BD0799FCAC2FC}*:
   Description: Key name contains embedded nulls (*)
   Date:        01/11/2005 10:02
   Size:        0 bytes
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{D891502B-DC36-B293-121D9D2985957827}\{239EA7E9-C7D1-EF13-CC952A60F4AD7A0B}\{9E7939D5-CFE3-7B10-257B198232E2E5B7}*:
   Description: Key name contains embedded nulls (*)
   Date:        01/11/2005 10:02
   Size:        0 bytes
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{E20DD46F-0CC4-5960-1B1F69E13D145F9C}\{B130274E-D0E8-282B-E7F07B1EE1210709}\{71D795F0-66AF-00D6-EF71DCAC5CDD95C3}*:
   Description: Key name contains embedded nulls (*)
   Date:        01/11/2005 10:01
   Size:        0 bytes
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{EDCF6AC6-CDE0-1F6D-043771A983FAB740}\{0B884C8F-0AAB-F925-A63B97C7F3A43931}\{965D33BD-6599-2D1D-7E8A152D666CAEE5}*:
   Description: Key name contains embedded nulls (*)
   Date:        01/11/2005 10:01
   Size:        0 bytes
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Prefetcher\TracesProcessed:
   Description: Data mismatch between Windows API and raw hive data.
   Date:        15/11/2005 01:26
   Size:        4 bytes
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Eventlog\Application\UDC\EventMessageFile:
   Description: Data mismatch between Windows API and raw hive data.
   Date:        25/05/2005 08:47
   Size:        59 bytes
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Eventlog\Application\UDC\CategoryMessageFile:
   Description: Data mismatch between Windows API and raw hive data.
   Date:        25/05/2005 08:47
   Size:        59 bytes
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\Eventlog\Application\UDC\EventMessageFile:
   Description: Data mismatch between Windows API and raw hive data.
   Date:        25/05/2005 08:47
   Size:        59 bytes
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\Eventlog\Application\UDC\CategoryMessageFile:
   Description: Data mismatch between Windows API and raw hive data.
   Date:        25/05/2005 08:47
   Size:        59 bytes
C:\$AttrDef:
   Description: Hidden from Windows API.
   Date:        27/12/2004 02:00
   Size:        2.50 KB
C:\$BadClus:
   Description: Hidden from Windows API.
   Date:        27/12/2004 02:00
   Size:        0 bytes
C:\$BadClus:$Bad:
   Description: Hidden from Windows API.
   Date:        27/12/2004 02:00
   Size:        45.00 GB
C:\$Bitmap:
   Description: Hidden from Windows API.
   Date:        27/12/2004 02:00
   Size:        1.41 MB
C:\$Boot:
   Description: Hidden from Windows API.
   Date:        27/12/2004 02:00
   Size:        8.00 KB
C:\$Extend:
   Description: Hidden from Windows API.
   Date:        27/12/2004 02:00
   Size:        0 bytes
C:\$Extend\$ObjId:
   Description: Hidden from Windows API.
   Date:        27/12/2004 02:01
   Size:        0 bytes
C:\$Extend\$Quota:
   Description: Hidden from Windows API.
   Date:        27/12/2004 02:01
   Size:        0 bytes
C:\$Extend\$Reparse:
   Description: Hidden from Windows API.
   Date:        27/12/2004 02:01
   Size:        0 bytes
C:\$Extend\$UsnJrnl:
   Description: Hidden from Windows API.
   Date:        23/03/2005 09:48
   Size:        0 bytes
C:\$Extend\$UsnJrnl:$Max:
   Description: Hidden from Windows API.
   Date:        23/03/2005 09:48
   Size:        32 bytes
C:\$LogFile:
   Description: Hidden from Windows API.
   Date:        27/12/2004 02:00
   Size:        64.00 MB
C:\$MFT:
   Description: Hidden from Windows API.
   Date:        27/12/2004 02:00
   Size:        244.16 MB
C:\$MFTMirr:
   Description: Hidden from Windows API.
   Date:        27/12/2004 02:00
   Size:        4.00 KB
C:\$Secure:
   Description: Hidden from Windows API.
   Date:        27/12/2004 02:00
   Size:        0 bytes
C:\$UpCase:
   Description: Hidden from Windows API.
   Date:        27/12/2004 02:00
   Size:        128.00 KB
C:\$Volume:
   Description: Hidden from Windows API.
   Date:        27/12/2004 02:00
   Size:        0 bytes
6903  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: Program closer on: November 14, 2005, 07:14:12 PM
If they are specific processes you know are running it should be easy to write an AutoHotKey script to shut them down. Something like this should work for Outlook.exe


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Process, wait, Outlook.exe, 1    ; Wait 1 second to see if Outlook.exe exists in the running processes list
NewPID = %ErrorLevel%           ; Save the value immediately since ErrorLevel is often changed.
if NewPID = 0
{
  MsgBox Outlook Wasn't running anyway
  exit
}


; Otherwise close all running instances of Outlook.exe
MsgBox All instances of Outlook will now be closed
Process, waitclose, Outlook.exe, 5   ; Allow Outlook 5 seconds to close
NewPID = %ErrorLevel%
if NewPID <> 0
 MsgBox One or more instances of Outlook could not be closed
exit

I haven't actually tried this but it is a slightly modified example script from the AHK Help file
6904  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Free download - Rootkit analyzer on: November 14, 2005, 04:42:26 PM
Quite correct ... the trouble I have with the sysinternals program is that the output seems almost inpenertable if you aren't an expert in the registry.

On my system it reports a couple of files are different, but I have no way of knowing what made them different or if they actually need to be different versions. They could for example have been updated by Microsoft Update since the last SysInternals update.
6905  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Free download - Rootkit analyzer on: November 14, 2005, 03:56:08 PM
Yes, I have tried the sysinternals one, but I think the results are easier to interpret in this one.
6906  DonationCoder.com Software / Mouser's Zone / Re: Ideas i want to bounce off you guys on: November 14, 2005, 03:11:10 PM
How about some apps that are only available for download to members. Not the current ones, but perhaps as new ones come online they could be restricted (but heavily advertised) for a period of time.

Everyone can still get them for free if they can't afford it (just email Mouser and ask) but they are freely available to honorary and charter members ??
6907  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Free download - Rootkit analyzer on: November 14, 2005, 03:03:08 PM
I'm just downloading this freebie. It will becaome part of a commercial release later on but is free at the moment.

Resplendence write some good stuff - I can really recommend their Registry Manager as a replacement to Regedit. It has excellent fast seach functions and registry bookmarking. It can also defrag your registry and backup/restore your entire registry amongsth lots of other features (like remote editing ...). There is also a free lit version to download.

Here is a screenshot of the RootKit Analyzer. It detects where NTKernal hooks havebeen intercepted and displays these 'hooks' with where they are linked to and the name of the software/program producer. Its a useful display, and far easier to interpret than other rootkit detectors I have seen. Definitely worth a look.


6908  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Google Analytics - Now free! on: November 14, 2005, 09:04:19 AM
and future expansion plans for DC ...
6909  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Free MIDI files (and very cheap CD/DVD media) on: November 14, 2005, 09:01:55 AM
See http://www.rivierapublish...o.uk/Free_Midi_Files.html

I have bought loads of DVD-R/+R/-RW/+RW from this company and they are great value. Fast delivery (at least in the UK) and cheap prices.
6910  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Stepmania - Open Source Dance Dance Revolution game clone on: November 14, 2005, 06:42:43 AM
oo ... looks like a good Christmas present!


Where's my wrting pad, and Santa's address ...
6911  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Why we must take great care when designing software on: November 14, 2005, 06:38:00 AM
Thanks for pointing out that thread ... particularly interesting news at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4427606.stm

I wonder is Sony are criminally liable having caused the problem?
6912  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: 2 questions for shareware authors on: November 14, 2005, 05:27:46 AM
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question 2 is, anyone a member of shareware association? do you think its worth the membership dues?

Or perhaps they could pass on the odd question you have Wink
6913  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Pixel Image Editor on: November 14, 2005, 05:26:18 AM
Don't need to use it but if anyone is interested they seem to have adopted the Adobe PhotoShop interface. Not sure it will do they same as PS though, but if it does a quarter of it then $32 is pretty cheap ...
6914  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest on: November 14, 2005, 05:00:06 AM
I was thinking of changing the egg into a stumbling coin ???
6915  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Why we must take great care when designing software on: November 14, 2005, 04:59:03 AM
Interesting webpage - I couldn't view it at all in Firefox - had to go into Internet Explorer ...

I particularly like the article on iTunes (is Sony taking up Apple's batton on consumer realtions Wink)
6916  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest on: November 14, 2005, 04:45:53 AM
But I quite like this one Wink
6917  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest on: November 14, 2005, 04:21:06 AM
OK ... here are two with the birdies ... I think the cleaner version works best with the crisp circle though ...
6918  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Locate 3.0 - great HD search tool on: November 13, 2005, 08:04:14 PM
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I use Windows 2000 Pro (don't like XP that much)

Can I ask why? (Just curious). If it is the 'blue theme' that can easily be turned off, and you can revert the Start Menu etc. so it all looks like 2000.

Granted it isn't a huge increase in terms of new stuff over 2000 but it is better supported these days by MS, and looks like it will be more so in the future (despite the huge corporate use of win2k).

I swapped from W98 to W2k and then WXP and I must say I was reluctant at each step (familiarity I suppose) but I have grown to like WinXP.
6919  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest on: November 13, 2005, 07:55:09 PM
Corporate Logo was the word that sprang to mind when I saw it Wink

Here's my final stab at the animated birdie nonsense, I have given him a bag of money, but to make it easy to carry it is attached to his twig (and it saves me editing the twig out). (Zipped XAR file also attached if anyone wants to play with this further). Ideally the bottom end of the stick needs to be edited out, but that means manually editing 9 frames, and my attempts came out less than artistic  embarassed
6920  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Minimized Startup not working on: November 13, 2005, 06:50:35 PM
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carol i think you should pursue a second career as a detective

Just call me Sherlock Haynes ...
6921  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Minimized Startup not working on: November 13, 2005, 06:22:42 PM
Moerl,

Are you using "Startup Delayer" ?

I had this problem with a number of apps until I tracked the problem down. If you have set up Startup Delayer (or similar) to manage the startup process you will probably have apps starting from there. the trouble is a number of apps when they start see the 'Start with Windows" option set and the regenerate the entry in the normal windows registry. This means the program gets started twice, and some programs respond to that by opening a window. Also I have found that Startup Delayer doesn't always transfer command line options (which usually force the minimized to tray option).

Just a thought.
6922  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest on: November 13, 2005, 01:55:14 PM
Just another version to give the impression. The bird was found (a dove of peace) on Google Images. If we could change the twig for a bag of money with coins dropping out ...

(Zipped XAR file attached for this one too - if you want to see animations and how they work go to the Gallery Menu and click on Frames)
6923  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest on: November 13, 2005, 01:02:20 PM
Does this help? If it does I created in Xara Xtreme (www.xara.com) which rivals Adobe Illustartor (at a fraction of the price) and is easier to use. I have attached the Xara file (zipped because I can't attach XAR files) if you want to download the demo and experiment.
6924  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Some Cool Shell Extensions... on: November 13, 2005, 07:31:32 AM
Good find there, I like the hidden file toggle too ...

Now we just need a system file toggle Wink
6925  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest on: November 13, 2005, 06:23:59 AM
Carol,
might I ask what you used to make the logo for Swaledale Outdoor Club?

A scanner  embarassed

It's off the letter head of the club ...
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