Black Viper
Black Viper
Jan 132009

Important Information Before posting your question in the comments below, see if your question has been addressed in the FAQ! All of the following services are “Strange” with Windows 7. If you discover one of these Services or processes running, they were installed by another program. At the bottom of the page, I have listed some processes that are not really “Services,” but applications running in the background when looking at Task Manager. I will try to identify “why” these particular applications are now running on your system… Table Header Information Display Name [Continue Reading]

Dec 022008

I have placed online a new section for Services: Windows XP Pro x64 (64-bit) SP2 Custom Services Control Batch File Tool. This tool allows the creation of a batch file (.bat extension) and uses the built in command line tool sc.exe to modify service settings without modifying the settings directly via the registry. Since this is the first release of the Default Services Control Batch Files and Custom Tool, it should be considered "beta" or even "alpha", but I have tested them without failure. Contact BV if you have any [Continue Reading]

Oct 242008

A vulnerability in the Server Service has been discovered for Windows 2000 -> Windows 7 (basically, all versions in the last 9 years). Please see this security bulletin and update your PC accordingly:

Oct 162008

A reader reported to me that an incorrect file was uploaded (.txt extension instead of .reg) in the .zip "Safe" registry patch for XP Pro x86 (32-bit). The error has been corrected and a new file uploaded.

Oct 052008

The new feature for the services tables “column sorting” is finished and online. All service configuration tables (including the archived ones) are now sort able using the column header. Your sorting preferences are also kept between browser sessions using cookies (if enabled). Enjoy!

Sep 232008

I can never leave things alone. The document I posted about below is cut down to 113 pages by removing a couple of lines per service that was not needed. The lines were good for the web, but not so good for printable versions. 🙂 I also modified the tables to landscape printing.