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Category Archives: Fixes

Contact Form 7 And Akismet With Styled forms

We use contact Form 7 forms for our contacts  and Akismet as our anti spam plug in. All our forms are styled with HTML to make them tidier and we also style the messages sent to clients via the forms. We found that when adding the Akismet fields to our forms errors / misconfiguration warnings […]

Office 2016 Install Stuck At 51%

We have a had a complete ‘mare with Office today. 6 hours in and still trying to get it installed. Steps (reboots inbetween): Standard install – Created live.microsoft.com account, downloaded installer and started. Error 30088-16 Un-installed every version and component of Office individually, rebooted and tried again. Failed – Error 30088-16 Ran Ms clean up […]

Reset Default File Permissions: Windows 7, Windows 10 – SubInACL

Fix default permissions on windows 7 or Windows 10 machines using SubInACL  and the script below. 1 – Download SubInACL.  https://www.microsoft.com/en-nz/download/details.aspx?id=23510   NOTE: Take note of where you save the installer. 2 – Create a file on your desktop using notepad. I called mine resetPerms.bat 3 – Put the following script in the file then save […]

Booting TRK from USB or other medium – Fixing Can’t find TRK medium error

Can’t find TRK Medium If you are using the TRK (Trinity Rescue Kit) to boot up a machine you may run into a message saying: Seems we didn’t find the TRK medium Manually enter the device on which TRK can be found (e.g. sda1): If you don’t know what partition name your USB is showing […]

Windows 10 – Black Screen After Login

Symptoms: A client with Windows 10 sees a black screen after login.  There are no desktop, icons, start menu or other screen items. The mouse icon / arrow does show. Diagnosis Access was gained using CTRL-SHIFT-ESCAPE and bringing up the Task manager. Performance manager is accessed via task manager. Windows Explorer is using 100% of […]

How to Avoid Ransomware / CryptoLock

What Is Ransomware: In short ransomware or cryptolock threats are a form of malware or virus that either: Locks up your files with a secret password then forces you to pay money to get them back (cryptovirus). Threatens to publish your information if you don’t pay a ransom They do this by getting a user […]

WordPress Vulnerability – Fix for NGINX

WordPress has a vulnerability that enables malicious hackers to commit a DOS attack against WordPress websites. According to the vulnerability DB ( https://wpvulndb.com/vulnerabilities/9021 ) all recent versions of WordPress are vulnerable. (version 4.9.4 and below) WordPress has not yet released a patch but if you are running the nginx web server there is a mitigation […]

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