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Search Protect by conduit Malware/Junk/Shit/PitA

I recently found this on a laptop and had to remove it.
Even removing the app using the normal windows method leaves all kinds of junk, not the least of which is their shitastic search engine redirect to Bing, but also leaves a registry entry for Cltmng.exe to start at boot.

Basically this software installs a useless toolbar (aren’t they all?) and hijacks your default search engine.

I was able to finally remove it from the startup by using CCleaner from Piriform. Get Defraggler while you are there too. Great software.

VZ HTC Incredible Bypass Activation

1. Select emergency call and dial ##778.
2. Select edit and enter service password 000000.
3. Select NAM Settings.
4. Change Mobile Directory number to 0000000000 (Ten digits).
5. Change MIN1 to 0000000 (Seven digits).
6. Change Mobile Country Code to 000 (Three digits).
7. Tap Menu and commit changes.
8. The phone will auto reboot in 10 seconds.

I modified step 7 to be more clear from a forum post at:

http://androidforums.com/incredible-support-troubleshooting/106652-bypassing-activation-screen-no-service-available.html#post990713

SSH via KEY quit working

PROBLEM: Could not ssh to server via key (or password, only enabled for testing).

RESOLUTION: After restarting the daemon, checking configs, copying the key again, etc..
I found a strange permissions issue with the .ssh directory

When I issued ls -la from the homedir, everything looks ok.


user@server:~ ls -la
--SNIP--
drwx------ 2 user group 4096 Oct 5 07:58 .ssh
--SNIP--

Then I cd into .ssh and issue ls -la. Note “..”
It’s drw-rw-rw- and that’s not right (no pun intended).