sysadmin and other technological pontifications

Entries for June, 2011

Read-Only Problems with Word Documents

I encountered a problem recently where users were reporting that documents they were working on in Word 2007/2010 were randomly becoming read-only and preventing them from saving changes. Initially, I was skeptical to this, and rather assumed that a certain subset of the documents were actually marked read-only for some reason. That being said, my […]

Detecting and Removing Rootkits

After spending a good deal of time chasing down and removing an infection of the SpyEye Trojan, I thought it might be fitting to write about detecting rootkits, and some of the free tools that are available to help you do so. Generally, a rootkit can be defined as a piece of software that is […]