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Map showing location of observed Soctuseer infections. The United States, Indonesia and India account for 40% of infections

MSRT November 2016: Unwanted software has nowhere to hide in this month’s release

We came across a browser modifier that sports rootkit capabilities. Not only does the threat, detected as BrowserModifier:Win32/Soctuseer, cross the line that separates legitimate software from unwanted, it also takes staying under the radar to the next level. Rootkit capabilities, ... continue reading
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Building a Windows Server 2016 Domain Controller #winserv #Hybrid #cloud #Azure #powershell

Building a Domain Controller is not that Difficult but what about building this with Powershell and use the 2016 Bits. Well lets take a peek at the Technet site https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh974720(v=wps.630).aspx nothing about 2016. -DomainMode<DomainMode> Specifies the domain functional level of ... continue reading
Hicurdismos displays a fake BSoD message that has contact details for fake support. Note: The real messages do not include support contact details, nor when you call for support are you asked for payment.

Beware of Hicurdismos: It’s a fake Microsoft Security Essentials installer that can lead to a support call scam

(Note: Our Tech support scams FAQ page has the latest info on this type of threat, including scammer tactics, fake error messages, and the latest scammer hotlines.) Wouldn’t it be a shame if, in trying to secure your PC, you ... continue reading

Taking backup of encrypted Azure VMs with ADE (Azure Disk Encryption) using Azure Backup in OMS

We see customers migrating or deploying workloads on Azure have started encrypting their virtual machines using ADE (Azure Disk Encryption) and looking for a backup solution that supports protecting those encrypted VMs in a simple and cost effctive manner. We ... continue reading
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Configuring cloud witness in Windows Server 2016 Cluster Azure Files #cloud #azure #winserv

Cloud Witness is a new type of Failover Cluster quorum witness being introduced in Windows Server 2016. But you will need an Azure Subscription to use this unless you are using your own private cloud to use a file share ... continue reading