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SyncFusion Essential Studio. For free?

November 22, 2015 Leave a comment

Hello everybody!

After a long silence (again), I’m here to say that I’m alive and still coding. It’s time to add another post, and this is important.


The wonderful guys at Syncfusion made an unbelievable move. They made their $10,000 worth of Essential Studio Enterprise Edition, which consists of hundreds high quality components and tools for ASP.NET, MVC, WPF and more, available for free, with the exception of being an individual or a small company.

As a developer, I have worked with several component packages in the past. For almost 1.5 years, I’m using Syncfusion Essential Studio and never looked back.

The tools and components are the best of the any bundle you can find. The ease of use, the overall quality and the support is definitely unmatched across vendors.

Hurry and grab your license for free. You won’t regret it.


Goodbye NOD32, Welcome BitDefender.

March 24, 2010 1 comment

For years, I’ve been trusting, using and recommending NOD32 to my customers, and everyone around me. But today, it failed to clean Sality.NAY (Sality.AX for BitDefender) virus. Core system components are infected, so I was unable to delete them. It all begin with flash memory virus detection problems, and it still fails to detect these.

I hvae installed BitDefender, and it did clean every instance of Sality instantly.

I’m leaving NOD32, and will start using BitDefender after now. It has a free version, and I’ll install it to my customers’ computers.

Thank you ESET, for leaving me in the dust. I won’t recommend any of your products after now. If you are into serious IT business, do not recommend it to your customers. You’ll regret it.

ICC Virus Cleaner

September 8, 2009 1 comment

Recently, one of my computers got infected with this Internet Counter Check virus. When it infects a pc, the virus traces any ftp client for saved passports, and simulates an ftp client. It logs on automatically and infects every php and htm file it finds.

Yesterday, I cleaned 1800 pages of infected files via an automated tool I wrote. You can grab it from the following URL:

I made it quickly, so it doesn’t have an auto-search function. You can use windows search function for php and html files, and drag it to window for processing.

Time For A Switch: Windows Vista Ultimate

July 19, 2008 3 comments

I never thought I would say it, but today, I have switched to Windows Vista Ultimate. No, I don’t have a legal key right now, but I have installed it without a key, and I suppose I will buy it at the end of 30 day trial period. With the Ultimate Extras, the product is really charming. Justbe sure to have over 2 gb’s of RAM, and everything will be fine.

After installation, I saw that my web camera, Asus ACPI/ATK device and my second ethernet adapter are undetected. I was thinking of searching drivers for these on the web, but while I was thinking, Vista started to download required drivers and updates for my devices. After reboot, voila! I have every hardware installed automatically for me.

So far, so good. Everything works like a charm, and visual effects are really good. Especially DreamScene feature. You can put any video to background of your desktop, and watch it while you are working with your computer.

I didn’t installed other software I need right now, so I can’t say something about application compatibility. I think that after SP1, the product came to a point where it is actually usable.

So, what about Arch Linux? It is still on my second hard disk, but I’ll be using Vista for my desktop computing needs from this day forth. For the first time in my life, I actually liked an operating system from Microsoft.

Now installing Visual Studio, and will enjoy developing Vista based software. Happy coding 🙂

Prevx: A highly advanced crapware

September 1, 2007 2 comments

I don’t know if you have heard of Prevx, but I have installed it on my Windows Server 2003 last week. These guys have created the most sophisticated Anti-virus software ever. It brings a new approach to virus and malware detection. It skips real malware files, and detects normal files as virusses. For example, I tried installing Microsoft’s Silverlight for Microsoft’s new search engine Tafiti, and Prevx detected a file as virus in this official package.

It also authenticates every executable it doesn’t know at start, thus rendering debugging slow as hell.

Just keep away.  Don’t trust this crapware.