Thursday, December 17, 2009

Converting images to icon files

I recently needed to convert a .jpg image into an .ico file. There is a quick and easy method to do this using the following website:

Just browse to the image file on your local drive and the website will upload it, convert it, scan it for viruses and malware and provide you with a link to download the .ico file.


Sunday, December 13, 2009

HOWTO: Install Symantec Corporate Edition with latest definitions

Take three files from the installation distribution.
Symantec AntiVirus.msi

go to Symantec, get the latest definitions

Specifically look for a filename that ends in -i32.exe: 20091213-20-i32.exe

Note: Do not use xxxxxxxxv5i32.exe they will not work.

Extract the contents of the .exe (eg. using WinRAR), remove VIRSCAN.ZIP from and rename it to

replace the file in your installation folder.

Ok, you're all set. use this command, it installs silent, no reboot


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Stop the Adobe Flash Player from checking for updates

An IT administrator is able to configure the Adobe Flash Player to prevent it from checking for updates on the internet. This is achieved using the mms.cfg file located in C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash (NOTE: you will need to manually create the file using Notepad).

Instructions on the configuration options can be found here:

Another link that may come in handy is the Flash Player Settings Manager found here: