Elite News

Friday, May 04, 2007

System INformation for Windows

Have you ever wondered how many PCI slots you have on your motherboard, but your computer box is buried deep in wires and paper under the desk; and it's just not worth it to unplug everything and open up your case? Or wanted to see a simple list of all installed license keys on your system? Well, if you are using windows, you're in luck. There is a great free software you can download and run without the need to install anything. It will tell you everything you ever might want to know about your system. It is called System Information for Windows (SIW). And you can download it here . Give it a try.

(They were even mentioned in PC World in the "101 Fabulous Freebies" article in 2006)

Monday, January 08, 2007

Cannot accept or decline outlook task

If you use outlook tasks and find yourself no longer able to accept or decline tasks assigned to you by others you will want to read this. There is a Microsoft office update that actually breaks the ability for you to accept or decline tasks. From my search over the internet, the only solutions listed is to uninstall the office update named KB892843. However, upon multiple computers that I have encountered that had this problem, there was no office update named KB892843. Through a long process of trial and error, I have discovered that the actual office update that is breaking the task function is named KB913807. And it's a little tricking at uninstalling. For some reason, you will have to uninstall the same update twice. The first time will seem like it uninstalled, but after a reboot, it'll come back. After the second uninstall, then will it be really uninstalled.

Once that update is removed, outlook will be able to accept and decline tasks once again. However, any tasks still in your inbox will remain broken due to how that update worked. You'll simply need the sender to resend the task again.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas!

A very merry Christmas wish to you!

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Friday, December 15, 2006

Elite Development Group Announces New Digital Forensic Services

The company now specializes in the handling and safeguarding of digital evidence through the use of licensed private investigation techniques

ALISO VIEJO, CA – December 14, 2006 – Elite Development Group, a provider of progressive IT and digital security solutions, announced today that the company has received a private investigation license from the state of California. This gives Elite Development Group additional credence in conducting investigations and participating as an expert witness in civil and criminal litigation. The company joins a select group of firms in Orange County that specialize in digital forensics and IT security solutions.

Digital forensics can assist a business owner in obtaining evidence to utilize in the prosecution of individuals who have illegally obtained information or compromised their infrastructure. By hiring a licensed private investigative firm, companies and individuals can be assured those who are conducting their investigation are well versed in the protocol of obtaining and preserving evidence.

"Through our progressive digital security solutions we have been able to assist business owners in recovering evidence that could have easily gone uncovered,� said Nicole Friel, President and CEO of Elite Development Group. �We are can provide digital security services to small-to-medium size businesses that in the past were only accessible to large corporations."

Security breaches cost companies significant amounts of time and money. Digital forensic investigation can assist businesses with identifying and preventing employee theft or outside criminal theft. According to the Computer Security Institute�s 2005 "Computer Security Institute/Federal Bureau of Investigation Computer Crime and Security Survey," the average financial losses due to unlawful access of digital data increased from $51,545 in 2003 to $303,234 in 2004. With the advent of new technology, being prepared to face serious threats relating to computer security is vital for the continued success of businesses over time.

Elite Development Group�s team of security advisors proactively respond to network threats in order to protect the corporate enterprise. Through the development of administration policies and best security practices, Elite Development Group provides the essential tools to block aggressive electronic criminals from manipulating, stealing, or destroying data on a company�s network. Their Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) service can detect, notify, and take corrective action against unauthorized network access or misuse.

About Elite Development Group

Elite Development Group is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, and supplies specialized network integration and security initiatives for small to mid-size companies across the United States and the United Kingdom. Their certified technical engineers provide the latest network safety measures and proactively respond to anticipated network threats.

Elite Development Group designs, manufactures and supplies innovative custom configured mid- to high-end servers, workstations, and storage solutions integrated with state-of-the-art network security software and hardware from the foremost companies including SonicWall, Symantec, Barracuda Networks, eEye Digital Security, Kerio Technologies Inc. and Hewlett-Packard.

Saturday, December 09, 2006


This is a public service announcement for those using windows who find themselves not being able to run windows/Microsoft update anymore after they install a "critical" update and windows complains with this error: "Files required to use Windows Update are no longer registered or installed on your computer..." The error also gives the user the option to "register or reinstall" the needed files for Microsoft update to work again. However, upon choosing that option, nothing is fixed and you're back to where you started with the same error message. And no matter how many times you try to "register or reinstall" the needed files, Microsoft update refuses to work and loops back to the same error. Luckily, there is a solution to get yourself out of this infinite loop of register or die Microsoft update error message. The solution is to re-register Microsoft's XML parser dll file. To do so, close out of every other program and simply click on 'start' and then 'run'. In the run field that pops up, type in "regsvr32 msxml3.dll" without the quotes and press enter. Restart your machine, and once your machine comes back up, you should have no problem running Microsoft update anymore. The infinite loop is now broken. Enjoy!

Monday, November 27, 2006

more Mac Trouble

Now that macs are getting more and more popular, it seems to have drawn itself a lot of attention for exploitation. Two new zero-day security flaws has been recently discovered and are potentially dangerous. One is a flaw in how mac os x handles .dmg or image files. Another is a flaw in which a adware dubbed "iAdware" can be installed without the user's knowledge. Read the details of the image handling flaw . And you can read more about the adware for the mac .

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

ipod carries windows virus!

Apparently, a small amount of ipods have been shipped with a windows virus on it's hard drive. It is the RavMonE virus that was traced to a particular windows machine on an contract manufacturing site. Mac ipod users seems to be safe from it because it seems to only affect window ipod users.

special thanks to .

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Macbook Random Shutdown Problem Solved At Last!

Apple's forums are full of people searching for a solution, now it appears that an IT Engineer from Munich, Germany has found the source of the issue.

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