We received 3000+ hits, Windows7bugs.wordpress.com

It all started when we came across nasty issues with the networking part of Windows 7. We had struggled days and weeks to get our systems recognize and fine sync with our existing network (Windows 2008, Windows 2003 domain with spanned active directory, ISA 2006, Configuration Manager 2007 or AKKA SMS server, Watchguard UTM etc). There are plenty of other sites which train the users how to use Windows 7 effectively and we believe those guys have better knowledge to share. Hence we had limited “how to” knowledge sharing with this blog and were trying our level best to highlight the annoyance this new generation operating system has caused us.

Today once after the first post was made almost 2.5 months back, we received 3000 hits and from the humble prospects we had while starting this blog page, we think it is a great achievement. The maximum traffic we received were against the posts for Oracle on Windows topics and we think in future also we would receive the maximum visitors looking information regarding Oracle.

Please keep on visiting us and post your suggestions and questions so that we would able to develop this blog into a further information sharing hub for Windows 7 oriented topics.

We thank all of you who made trip to our blog page, and remain thankfully

Windows7bugs team (Kuwait)

Windows 7, Avast vs AVG & Avira Antivir

Which free edition you would prefer? Avast, AVG and Avira all offer free editions of their respective products free of cost for home users (breaching the agreement many use those products at corporate environments as well). We have fully licensed Symantec Endpoint Protection Suit and while we started lab testing Windows 7, the package was not compatible with Windows 7. We needed to have moderate level of protections for our Windows 7 boxes and tried out all the above mentioned Antivirus products.

From the experiences till date from last four months, Avast is the winner! Starting with a clean interface and user-friendly GUI and updates are just in KBS this stood apart from AVG and Avira. AVG installation was always testing our patience when Avira has a poor appearance and heavy on the system (AVG also slows down the booting part). There are some comprehensive study made by www.brighthub.com which benchmark these products in details. If interested you can read the full article here. Though the writer finally choses Avira Antivir against other two products, we prefer the latest version of Avast against both AVG and Avira.

Hope this information is useful for people who wonder which free antivirus product they should go for. We, Windows7bugs team would ask the users to avoid visiting sites which malicious in nature (Software cracks, teaching hacking etc) and to avoid those small applications which are written for cracking BIGGER software. The less risks you take consciously make these free products provide you better protection.

Windows7bugs team.

Windows 7, ISA 2006, Nokia Ovi suit, Nokia Map Updater, Nokia Map Loader etc

Was it easy ever to get your favorite(?) nokia applications connect to respective servers behind ISA? We think not at all! We were behind ISA from last many years and until recent days we were almost unable to get Nokia software through ISA.

While Nokia Ovi suit still being the shittiest application behind ISA, you can easily get other products contact the servers  by following these:

Enable WPAD (please refer the posts referring to “Windows 7, Additional log on information may be required”)

Install ISA 2004/2006 Firewall client.

Go to Internet Explorer options, LAN settings and make the changes as you could see them with the attached image. Please make sure other than “Automatically detect settings” NONE of the other checkboxes should be checked!

Go to ISA Firewall client->Web browser and uncheck “Enable Web browser automatic configuration” so that ISA firewall client will not automatically configure the IE settings (polls once in few hours). Please refer the attached image.

Try to start Nokia map update or Map loader application and ISA would happily allow the connections. Please make sure you have download permissions with ISA Server, else you will not able to.

We hope this helps ‘few’ frustrated souls out there…

Windows7bugs team.