Black Viper
Black Viper




I am not a lawyer, nor do I claim to be.

What you will find here is plain, easy to understand English. At least, I hope that it is.


By using this site for whatever purpose you intended, you agree to abide by the rules set forth on this page.

If you do not agree, please leave and do not access my domain again.


At my discretion, I reserve the right to allow and disallow IP addresses and clients/hosts access to my domain at any time. This will never happen “randomly.” After reviewing the server logs, I may decide that traffic directed to my domain is hostile and will be blocked at the IP or domain level. Access to my information is a privilege, not a right, and abuse will not be tolerated.


Whatever information I place here is on my spare time, drafted by me and offered free of charge to the end-user (you). As a result, I will not authorize anyone to make money off the information contained on my sites by redistribution. This includes re-posting any of my content, including images, on an “ad-supported domain”, blog, forum or wiki.

All content, including pictures, screen shots and images on are Copyright (C) 1999-2017 by Charles “Black Viper” Sparks.
All Rights Reserved.

Content taken in context from Windows(R) Operating systems, such as “Default Service Descriptions,” are Copyright (C) 2017 Microsoft(R).

Fair Use and Permissions

  • Link to whatever HTML page you wish.
  • You may print a copy of any HTML page for personal use, educational use, or professional use as a guide.
    • “Educational use” does not include copying, removing my Copyright notice, and claiming it as your own for any school project.
    • Verify the accuracy of all information in your support environment before using as a guide for technical support.
  • Do not link directly to any image file located anywhere on the domain or inline my images on your website.
  • Give credit when and where credit is due.


My policy is simple: I will not show or make money from your private information, such as your E-Mail address. The only disclosure exception would be unless a legal authority, meaning local, State, US Federal Court, foreign office or other official directs it.

I may take selected quotes from an E-Mail that was directed into my inbox and repost it on my domain. However, without your permission, I will not say “where” or “whom” that quote came from. This is to protect the innocent as well as the guilty.

Standard HTTP server logs are maintained and contain data, such as requesting IP address, “referrer,” OS and browser information. I may archive this data forever.

If you are so generous as to give money or items via PayPal, the information collected by these services and publicly viewed is beyond my control and cannot be protected by me. However, any personal data that is viewed by me and under my control will not be shared with anyone else.


3rd party cookies are beyond my control and offered up by my advertisers throughout the domain.

The banners:

  • Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on my sites.
  • Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to my readers based on their visit to my sites and other sites on the Internet.
  • You may opt out of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.


All Trademarks are property of their respective owners. I claim, nor do I own, any Trademarks.


You have ultimate control over what you do and what happens with your computer system.

I, Charles Sparks, AKA Black Viper, cannot be held responsible for something you did on your own free will. Nothing that appears on this domain comes with a guarantee or warranty of any kind.

My opinion of products and services are drafted from experience and observation. All information is true to the best of my knowledge at the time of writing.

Take great care when using any information provided by anyone on the internet.


Thank you for getting this far. I hope that you will find something that interests you as you wander around my domain.

As always, kind words (but not technical support questions) in my inbox are welcome.