Well known SID’s overview

A security identifier (SID) is a unique value of variable length that is used to identify a security principal or security group in Windows operating systems. Well-known SIDs are a group of SIDs that identify generic users or generic groups. Their values remain constant across all operating systems.

This information is useful for troubleshooting issues involving security. It is also useful for potential display problems that may be seen in the ACL editor. A SID may be displayed in the ACL editor instead of the user or group name. Continue reading “Well known SID’s overview”

Version numbers Microsoft and McAfee products

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Don’t you find it anoying that some products are named RC1/SP1/V1 or something like that and when checking the product you only find a build number. This list i’m creating here is an overview of the most common Microsoft and McAfee version/build numbers. If you find something not in this list or wrong please let me know by sending a email to jack at jackcobben dot nl. Continue reading “Version numbers Microsoft and McAfee products”

McAfee DAT update causes windows to crash (UPDATE NEW DAT FILE)

McAfee has caused multiple systems to crash after a DAT update to 5958. It causes to falsly identify svchost.exe as virus W32/Wecorl. McAfee has tackeld this problem and released update 5959 to prevent this from happening. Here’s McAfee’s own statement about this false positive: Continue reading “McAfee DAT update causes windows to crash (UPDATE NEW DAT FILE)”