Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Virus Issues Solved

Don't you love it when the solution is so simple that you almost never think of it? I thought to myself "in the Windows 9x days, I could boot into DOS and delete that file". Windows XP still has Safe Mode, but programs can still start depending where they're entered in the system registry.

Finally, it dawned on me that I could boot the Windows XP recovery CD and use the recovery console to delete the file. Sure enough, it worked. I was able to delete it and the registry entry for it. Now I can use my computer without any problems!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Viruses Drive Me Nuts

I got a virus on my computer on the 26th, and I've been fighting it ever since. It's slowing my computer down (especially Internet Explorer), and I'm guessing it's reading my key-strokes because sometimes I'll be typing and a letter will be missing even after I pressed the key for it. Thus it's a little annoying for me to even be writing this right now.

I have cleaned out a bunch of stuff that I found hidden on the hard drive and system registry. I scanned my computer using McAfee with July 2006 definitions (I have to buy it to get newer definitions), but it didn't find anything at all which surprised me. I then tried one of those free online virus scanners, and it found several items and deleted them. Yet I still have problems.

I found something in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 -- a file called "mcinivx.dll". I searched for this on the web and found no results on it. I found an entry for it in the registry and deleted it. Two seconds later, it reappears in the registry. I try to delete the file, and it says it's in use. It created a file called "mcinivx.dns" a couple times, and each time I sent it to the recycle bin. Now however, there's a file called "dn589c4aec.dat" that's in the directory. The moment I delete it, it reappears. Sometimes "explorer.exe" won't even start, so I have to manually start it. Safe Mode hasn't helped any at all.

I'm certain this "mcinivx.dll" file is bad news, but it amazes me that I can't find anything on this file. Usually when you search for a file, you get some results in the search engine. I sent the file to McAfee Avert Labs to have them look into it. The initial test on the file returned no results, so now it's going to be looked at by a professional. I haven't heard back from them yet.

In the meantime, if anyone has any information, it would be appreciated!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

My Twins

These are my twins! Can you tell which one is me? Probably not, because they're all as dorky as I am.

Okay, actually that picture is a mockup I did. Doesn't it look realistic though? It could actually be made to be even more realistic than that, but I haven't bothered because it took me long enough to get that much.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Some Funny Advice

I found this to be pretty humorous. Listen to Dorkgirl1's advice on anger management and aggressive driving!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

The Truth About Enemies

In response to Daxflame's latest video on YouTube, I decided to send out an important message to haters all over the internet. I normally avoid things like this in my YouTube videos, but putting a twist on the video and talking about something I think is pretty important was something I felt I had to do. The main reason is due to the large numbers of people who want to go out their way to hurt me. I will always come out the better man.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Very Good Band

I was impressed when I heard Mingo Fishtrap! I went out tonight and listened to their show. They're extremely tight, and there is not one bad musician in the band! The horn section was amazing, and the vocalist really had a lot of heart and soul in his singing.

Meanwhile, a cute girl who was out on the floor having a good time was eyeing me and obviously wanted me to get up and dance with her. I was so busy watching the band that I became completely oblivious of the signs she was giving me. It wasn't until the people around me told me about it that I realized it. By that time it was too late! My dad was ready to smack me up side the head!

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Raiding Daxflame

I have known about this for a long time, but I didn't actually look at it until now. Some of you may know that Daxflame's parents can be called by simply looking up their numbers on MySpace. Personally, I am against this sort of behavior by his haters. I don't care how much you hate someone, passing around their number without their permission is pretty low. Some people think it's funny, but when you tell someone who's reasonable about it, they won't laugh for even a second. I am going to see if I can have that fake MySpace account taken down. I don't see where it's funny at all. Everyone deserves privacy, no matter who they are.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Contest Winner Announcement

I have announced the winner of my contest in this video.

I thank everyone who participated. Believe me when I say I earned no profit from this contest. I did it because I'm nice, and because I don't mind the viewership. I may hold another contest in the future.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Collection of Outtakes

I have put together a collection of outtakes from my YouTube videos. I have over an hour of outtakes on my computer, but I used 4:14 worth of outtakes for the collection I'm making public. Some outtakes I decided not to make public for various reasons. I think this collection represents the best of the outtakes.

I also included clips from a video that I never uploaded. A lot of people so far have told me they want to see that video in it's full form. I don't think I'll ever release it in it's full form because I feel it doesn't really fit in with the rest of my videos. So consider the 28 seconds I provide from it as a bonus to your viewing pleasure.