Sunday, December 6, 2009

PayPal wishlist promo offer on Facebook

PayPal has created a  facebook application called wishlist,where people can share what they would like to get.Each person who adds this application to facebook will earn 1$,and another 1$ for each friend he refers,up to a maximum of 100$.

This promotional offer is only for people in India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore or Vietnam,only till Dec 31st,2009.
  1. Register in Facebook,if you don't have an account already.If you hadn't heard about it earlier,Facebook is similar to orkut.
  2. Register for a free paypal account.Click "Sign up Today",and select any one of the plans-Personal/Premier/Business.You must give a valid,authentic address.No need to give any credit card information.
  3. Add PayPal wishlist application to facebook,and choose any 5 items which you would like to have.
  4. Save,Share the wishlist and invite your friends.
  5. Add your paypal email address at the top left corner of the application page,so that they can credit the amount to your account.

Once you have added the application,you will see that you have earned 1$.Your PayPal account will not be credited instantly.All the earnings will be sent to your account on or before February 28th,2010.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Win32:Delf-MZG [Trj] - False Positive from Avast!

Win32:Delf-MZG false positive was fixed in the latest VPS - 091203-1.It is recommended to update Avast! now.

 If you are using Avast!,you will probably receive a number of detections from Avast! telling you that there is a malware(Win32:Delf-MZG [Trj]).This problem was encountered today,a couple of hours ago.

This is encountered in programs such as
  • Skype,
  • Spybot,
  • SpyBot Search and Destroy,
  • Spysweeper,
  • Mamutu,
  • SpywareDoctor,
  • MailWasher Pro,
  • Wordweb,
  • KMPlayer,
  • EditPad Lite and many other programs.
Apparently this is a false positive,and it is recommended that you do not take any action.It seems there was a bug in the recent update of Avast!

If you had run a full scan or deleted anything,
  • Stop Schedule Boot Scan.Some users have also complained that Windows is not stable after the boot scan.
  • Do not restart your computer as it might try to delete some files which it couldn't delete instantly.
If you had deleted any file after the warning,it is recommended that you reinstall the application.

Currently,the Avast! support forum is over flowing with this issue.No need to panic.It is highly recommended not to run Avast! till this issue is resolved.This issue has now been fixed in the latest update.