The Windows Registry contains lots of useful information used by COM stored in a variety of keys. NirSoft's RegDllView is portable freeware that extracts and displays a list of all registered DLL, OCX, and EXE files. It shows lots of data about each file, such as the last time it was registered and all registration entries (CLSID/ProgID). RegDllView not only displays entries but also disables, unregisters, and reregisters them; deletes selected entries; and creates .Reg files for deleted entries. It can also open entries in RegEdit. RegDllView has a customizable view, and it can create and save HTML-based … Read more
Microsoft issued three security bulletins today fixing 11 holes, including one rated "critical" that could be used by an attacker to send a malicious e-mail that is previewed only or opened by default in Word.
The priority update, MS10-087, resolves five issues affecting all currently supported Microsoft Office products. The bulletin is rated "critical" for Office 2007 and Office 2010 "due to a preview pane vector in Outlook that could trigger the vulnerability when a customer views a specially crafted malicious RTF (Rich Text Format) file," a Microsoft Security Response Center blog post said. … Read more
A flaw in the way Windows handles DLL (dynamic-link library) and related files likely affects hundreds of applications and has already been used in malicious attacks in the wild, a security researcher said on Tuesday.
Microsoft acknowledged in an advisory on Monday a type of attack mechanism known as DLL preloading, or binary planting and said that while it is not new it does have a new remote-attack vector. Malicious code can now be planted on a network share instead of just on a local system, making it much easier to attack vulnerable systems by duping people into clicking on … Read more
Just as its name suggests, DataRecovery aims to recovery files that had been deleted, including compressed and encrypted files. It also claims to wipe files so that they cannot be recovered. However, we were not impressed by its unintuitive, amateurish user interface.
The user interface offers very little direction with its vague commands. It consists of three commands--Scan, Wipe, and Recover. There are no other settings or configurations. We selected a hard drive and clicked the Scan button. The program did scan our computer very quickly, but a window popped up that was difficult to decipher. It had something to … Read more
Activ for Vista is a free program that claims to monitor your system's processes, DLLs, and Registry. Thanks to an unintuitive user interface and lack of user guidance, we never got very far with this program.
The user interface is too plain and too vague. There are three check boxes on the left side of the small window for settings: Process Start/Stop, DLL (Image) Load, and Registry. On the right side of the window are the file creation options. Not knowing where to go next, we checked off our monitor settings and clicked the Apply button. Nothing happened. … Read more