Sunday, June 30, 2013

How to find forgotten IP address of HP Onboard Administrator


How to find the forgotten/lost HP BladeSystem c-Class Onboard Administrator (OA) IP address.

To find the IP address of Onboard Administrator (both Active and Standby OA), you can use HP BladeSystem Insight Display which is available at the front of C7000 or C3000 enclosure. This is the easiest way to find the IP address any day. If you want to do in a hard way, then you may use a Serial cable and connect to the OA Serial port to find the IP address. You also have one more option available by using the DNS name of OA.

Find OA IP address using HP Insight Display:

HP Insight Display C7000

HP Insight Display is a device which is available at the front of C7000 enclosure. You could use HP Insight Display to find the IP address of Onboard Administrator. HP Insight Display comes with UP, Down, Left and Right buttons to navigate. When the Insight Display is not in use, it will be turned OFF. Click on OK button at the Insight Display to turn ON the screen.

1. Access the HP Insight Display available at the front of C7000 or C3000 enclosure.

HP Insight Display Main Screen2. Use the arrow buttons and select Enclosure Info from the Insight Display (Shown below).
3. Use the OK button to select the option in Insight Display.

Enclosure Info in Insight Display

4. Under Enclosure Info, check the IP address listed next to Active OA (See screenshot).
5. This is the IP address of Active OA of your C-Class Enclosure.

Active OA IP address

Use this IP address to manage your HP C-class Enclosure. Enter the IP address in a web browser or use SSH to connect to OA. You should know the user name and password of the Onboard Administrator to login. This is one of the method to find IP address of C-Class Onboard Administrator. Now let us check the next method available to you.

Find OA IP address using Serial Console:

HP BLc7000 Onboard AdministratorHP C7000 or C3000 Onboard Administrator is shipped with a Serial Port on it. It is a male DB9 serial port connector as shown above image. If you are using C3000, then the serial port is available at the front of the C3000 enclosure. We can use this Serial port to obtain the IP address of Onboard Administrator from C7000 and C3000 enclosure.

First you need to connect one end of Serial cable to the Onboard Administrator and other end to your Laptop. As my Laptop comes with a male serial port connector, I will use Female to Female Serial cable as shown below.


To connect using Serial port, we will use a utility called Putty. Putty is a simple tool which will allow us to communicate using Serial, SSH, Telnet etc. If you do not have Putty installed in your Laptop, you can download it from here. If you would like to know more about putty and how to use it with HP Onboard administrator, please read my article available here.

1. Connect the Serial cable from your Laptop to the serial port of HP Onboard Administrator.
2. Download and install Putty on your Laptop.
3. Launch Putty in your Laptop, the putty window will look like below.


4. In Putty, Select Serial and click on Open button.
5. You may receive a blank window as shown below.


6. Press Enter key, you will be prompted to enter User Name and Password of OA.

Note: Enter the OA User name and password and login to OA. You may also try using Administrator user account and the OA password provided on the tag of Onboard Administrator, this will work only if no one has changed the password.

7. Now you have successfully logged in to Serial Console of OA.

HP Onboard Administrator CLI

8. Now type the following command:


9. Let us see the output of SHOW OA NETWORK command.

SHOW OA Network output

10. To to get IP address of both Active and Standby Onboard Administrator, you can use the command:


SHOW OA NETWORK ALL command will display IP address, network mask, Gateway information both Onboard Administrator installed in your C-Class Enclosure. If you ever forget the IP address of OA, then you use any of above methods to find it.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

How to Remove

Remove redirect

Please follow the steps below to detect and remove redirect

Step 1 : Uninstall Qvo6 Redirect from Windows

Step 2 : Remove Qvo6 Shortcut from your favorite Browser

Step 3 : Remove Qvo6 Redirect from your favorite Browser

Step 4 : Remove Qvo6 Redirect with AdwCleaner and Junkware Removal Tool

Step 5 : Remove Qvo6 Redirect malicious files with HitmanPRO and MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and Roguekiller

computer_icoon_malwarehulp_nl Remove the redirect from your computer

To remove the computer from the redirect redirect adware, go to:
Start> Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall a program.

uninstall software in Windows 7

In the list of programs search for: BrowserProtect, Yontoo, Desk365
If you can not find it then look closely at suspicious programs and remove them. If you really cannot find it, no problem. Later in the instruction is still found by our adware removal software AdwCleaner and HitmanPro, MalwareBytes AntiMalware or Roguekiller.

Remove the shortcut from your favorite browser

The Qvo6 hijacker places the argument behind the executable of your favorite browser. By doing this the Qvo6 homepage will always be opened as your homepage. It’s important to remove the argument, please follow instructions.
This is the important piece of the removal instruction, if you don’t remove the argument your favorite browser the Qvo6 keeps coming back as your default homepage.

Internet Explorer

Click with right mouse button on the shortcut of Internet Explorer. Select ‘Properties‘ goto tab ‘Shortcut‘ and remove the argument from ‘Target:‘

Remove Qvo6 redirect

Mozilla Firefox

Click with right mouse button on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox. Select ‘Properties‘ goto tab ‘Shortcut‘ and remove the argument from ‘Target:‘

Remove Qvo6 redirect

Google Chrome

Click with right mouse button on the shortcut of Google Chrome. Select ‘Properties‘ goto tab ‘Shortcut‘ and remove the argument from ‘Target:‘

Remove Qvo6 redirect

Remove redirect redirect Remove the redirect from the Internet Explorer browser

Open Internet Explorer, go right to the top “settings icon ‘ ie_logo_instellingen and click on Internet Options.


Now click ‘Advanced‘ tab


Click ‘Reset‘ button. This will reset all Internet Explorer settings. If you agree, please continue.


Confirm by clicking the ‘Reset‘ button once again.


All settings have been reset, click ‘Close‘ to continue.


You need to close Internet Explorer for the changes to take effect, please do so by clicking the ‘Close‘ button on the right top.


All settings have been successfully restored to default settings!

Remove redirect redirect Remove the redirect from the Mozilla Firefox browser

Open the Mozilla Firefox browser, click the top left corner on the big orange ‘Firefox‘ button


Click ‘Help‘ and then ‘Troubleshooting Information‘


Click ‘Reset Firefox..‘ button to continue


Confirm with ‘Reset Firefox‘ button to continue and reset Mozilla Firefox to default settings.


Remove redirect redirect Remove the redirect from the Google Chrome browser

Open the Google Chrome browser and click ‘Menu‘ button and ‘Settings‘ button


Click ‘Extensions‘ on the Left in the menu


Search for any UNKNOWN extensions in the list and Remove them by clicking the ‘Trash‘ icon.
Some publishers are good in hiding the Extensions, so look very carefully and remove what you don’t know or trust!


AdwCleaner by XplodeADWCleaner to remove the files and registery values of redirect

AdwCleaner is a powerful program to detect and remove unwanted toolbars. It is easy very easy to use. This software will browsers completely clean and restore to default values.

Close all browsers / websites
Download AdwCleaner from the official site, to you desktop (Desktop) from Windows
Start AdwCleaner.exe
NOTE: Windows XP users, double-click adwcleaner.exe / Windows Vista – 7 users, right-click adwcleaner.exe and select “run as administrator“.
Click Delete (see illustration)


a logfile will open with the results
if you need to restart do so, the logfile will open after you restart the computer
Perform a scan with HitmanPRO and MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to complete clean and protect the computer from future infections.

Remove redirect malicious files with HitmanPRO Cloud Scanner

What is HitmanPRO and what does it do to remove redirect ?

If your child is not feeling well and you suspect he or she has a virus infection you’re going to visit your doctor. But what do you do when the doctor tells you that he cannot find anything but your child still does not feel very well? Of course, you go to visit another doctor for a second opinion.
This is the same what HitmanPro does for your computer.

HitmanPro is a second opinion scanner, designed to rescue your computer from malware (viruses, trojans, rootkits, etc.) that have infected your computer despite all the security measures you have taken (such as anti virus software, firewalls, etc.).

Installation HitmanPRO

Download HitmanPRO Anti-Malware scanner (Free)
Choose the 32-bit or 64-bit version.If you don’t know wich one to take, download the 32-bit version.
Save the HitmanPro.exe or HitmanPro_x64.exe to your Windows Desktop.
Hold the left CTRL button pressed then click with the mousebutton on HitmanPro.exe of HitmanPro_x64.exe. If UAC (User Account Control) asks you to change system settings, choose yes (Still holding the left CTRL button on your keyboard!)
HitmanPRO is now started in ‘Forced Breach-mode’ and has closed active malware-processes. This allowes us to keep using HitmanPRO while scanning for malware, so it cant be closed by malware-processes.


Click Next button to continue


Click ‘I accept the terms of the license agreement’ then choose Next button


Choose Next button to continue


HitmanPRO start now by scanning your computer for malware traces, please wait..


If found they will be listed under each other and automaticly removed or ignored (if not malware).
If you want the results to be removed use the arrow next to ‘Ignore‘ and choose ‘Remove‘


Summary of found malware, choose Close to exit.

HitmanPRO is the best anti-malware scanner to be found on the internet, it uses Cloud scanning and has the best detection ratio of malware ever seen, it is worth trying and to buy! (for 30 days it’s 100% FREE!! no restrictions.)

Remove redirect malicious files with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
Install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware, click right mouse button on the executable and choose ‘Run as Administrator’ (Windows 7 or Windows Vista)

Download MalwareBytes Anti Malware

Choose ‘Perform Quick scan’
When the scan is done, select all found malicious files and click the button ‘Remove selected

Remove redirect malicious files with RogueKiller


Download RogueKiller

Click the ‘Scan’ button on the top-right to start removing malicious files. Thats it!



Thanks to  remove-malware

OpenDNS Family Shield makes it easier to block porn from your kids' computers


OpenDNS is a great service for a number of reasons, and today there's one more. If you're a concerned parent, they're now making it super-easy to block porn from all the computers in your home.
The new offering is called FamilyShield, and it's just as easy to get working as the original OpenDNS service. Full instructions are provided on the official site, and they'll walk you through setting up FamilyShield either on your computers or on your router. Opt for the router method if you're comfortable -- it's really not too complicated, and instructions are provided for 18 different brands of routers and dozens of different models.
Once you've configured the OpenDNS FamilyShield servers, they take care of the rest -- constantly updating their files to block additional sites. As they point out on their official blog post, it's fairly difficult to get around FamilyShield's access-blocking abilities.
That's not to say it's impossible -- there's always a way, but FamilyShield is certainly an excellent first line of defense if you're looking for a way to keep porn off your computers.

Friday, June 21, 2013

6 Things You Shouldn’t Do With Solid-State Drives


Solid-state drives are different from the mechanical, magnetic hard drives in wide use. Many of the things you’ve done with typical mechanical hard drives shouldn’t be done with newer solid-state drives.

Solid-state drives are presented by the operating system the same way mechanical drives are, but they work differently. If you’re a geek, knowing what you shouldn’t do is important.

Don’t Defragment

You shouldn’t defragment solid-state drives. The storage sectors on an SSD have a limited number of writes — often fewer writes on cheaper drives — and defragmenting will result in many more writes as your defragmenter moves files around.

What’s more, you won’t see any speed improvements from defragmenting. On a mechanical hard drive, defragmenting is beneficial because the drive’s head has to move over the magnetic platter to read the data. If a file’s data is spread out over the drive, the head will have to move around to read all the little pieces of the file, and this will take longer than reading the data from a single location on the drive.

On a solid-state drive, there’s no mechanical movement. The drive can simply read the data from whatever sectors it resides in. Solid-state drives are actually designed to spread data around the drive evenly, which helps to spread out the wear effect — rather than one area of the drive seeing all the writes and getting worn down, the data and write operations are spread over the drive.

Don’t Wipe

Assuming you use an operating system that supports TRIM — Windows 7+, Mac OS X 10.6.8+ , or a Linux distribution released in the past three or four years (Linux kernel 2.6.28+) — you never need to overwrite or “wipe” your free sectors. This is important when dealing with mechanical hard drives, as files that are deleted on mechanical hard drives aren’t actually deleted immediately. Their sectors are marked as deleted, but until they’re overwritten, the data could be recovered with a file-recovery tool like Recuva.

To prevent this from happening when disposing of a PC or hard drive, people use tools like DBAN or the Drive Wiper tool in CCleaner to overwrite the free space, ensuring it’s full of unusable data.

On operating systems that support TRIM, files are deleted immediately. When you delete a file in your operating system, the OS informs the solid-state drive that the file was deleted with the TRIM command, and its sectors are immediately erased. Your data will be deleted immediately and can’t be recovered.

Some old SSDs don’t support TRIM. However, TRIM was added shortly after SSDs hit the market. Unless you have a very early SSD, your drive should support TRIM.

Don’t Use Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Disable TRIM

If your computer is using a solid-state drive, it should be using a modern operating system. In particular, this means you shouldn’t use Windows XP or Windows Vista. Both of these old operating systems do not include support for the TRIM command. When you delete a file on your hard drive, the operating system can’t send the TRIM command to the drive, so the file’s data will remain in those sectors on the drive.

In addition to allowing for theoretical recovery of your private data, this will slow things down. When your operating system tries to write a new file to that free space, the sectors must first be erased, then written to. This makes file-write operations take longer and will slow down your drive’s write performance.

This is also why you shouldn’t disable TRIM on Windows 7 and other modern operating systems. It’s enabled by default — leave it that way.

Don’t Fill Them to Capacity

You should leave some free space on your solid-state drive or its write performance will slow down dramatically. This may be surprising, but it’s actually fairly simple to understand.

When an SSD has a lot of free space, it has a lot of empty blocks. When you go to write a file, it writes that file’s data into the empty blocks.

When an SSD has little free space, it has a lot of partially filled blocks. When you go to write a file, it will have to read the partially filled block into its cache, modify the partially-filled block with the new data, and then write it back to the hard drive. This will need to happen with every block the file must be written to.

In other words, writing to an empty block is fairly quick, but writing to a partially-filled block involves reading the partially-filled block, modifying its value, and then writing it back. Repeat this many, many times for each file you write to the drive as the file will likely consume many blocks.

As a result of its benchmarks, Anandtech recommends that you “plan on using only about 75% of its capacity if you want a good balance between performance consistency and capacity.” In other words, set aside 25% of your drive and don’t write to it. Only use up to 75% of your drive’s free space and you should maintain ideal performance. You’ll see write performance start to slow down as you go above that mark.

Don’t Write Constantly To Them

To increase your SSD’s life, you should try to minimize writing to the drive as much as possible. For example, you can do this by tweaking your program’s settings and having them write their temporary files and logs elsewhere, such as to a mechanical hard drive if you have a mechanical hard drive in your computer.

Tweaking such application settings will be going overboard for most users, who shouldn’t have to worry about this. However, you should nevertheless bear this in mind — don’t run applications that have to write temporary files to the drive constantly. If you do use such applications, you may want to point them at a mechanical hard drive where you won’t have to worry about the drive being worn down.

Don’t Store Large, Infrequently Accessed Files

This one is fairly obvious. Solid-state drives are smaller and much more expensive per-gigabyte than mechanical hard drives are. However, they make up for it with reduced power consumption, less noise, and increased speed.

Ideal files to store on your solid-state drives include your operating system files, programs, games, and other files that must be accessed frequently and quickly. It’s a bad idea to store your media collection on a solid-state drive, as the speed isn’t necessary and you’ll use up much of your precious space. If you don’t have enough space on your SSD, store your large media collection on a mechanical hard drive. If you use a laptop, consider getting an external hard drive for your media. Mechanical hard drives are still very good at providing a very large amount of storage at a low cost per-gigabyte.


Thanks to Geek.