SOYA 2009!

This is my first cosplay event in Singapore, if I do something wrong, please tell me!

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Anyway, I heard SOYA 2009 from my friend and actually there is one more cosplay event held in the same day, but I choose SOYA because it is free! The other one, Cosplay Challenge 09, there is $10 dollar fee, and I already tired to go there.

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Upgrading Notebook Memory

Today, I go to Sim Lim Square to buy notebook memory. My current notebook (Asus W3H00A) only have 512MB installed (and only run in PC-3200…), so I checked the price in this site (good site for comparing hardware price in singapore and make your searching easier).

After getting the best price for memory (I choose Kingston SODIMM DDR2 PC5300 1GB) only for Sing.$16 (about120.000rupiah), I go to the shop immediatly and buy it!

Then I go install it. Unexpected by me (yes, I never open the memory compartement in my notebook before…), the default memory installed is no in here or it may be soldered on the notebook board it self! So my new memory must run in the slower speed (PC5300->PC32000). Well, at least it working, I’ve tested it with Memtest, and it show no error.

And it does make my notebook go smoother, no more slow paging from the main memory to hdd when loading programs. That’s only for Sing.$16!

Damn Chinese(?) Virus!

Damn! Just f***ing damned!

My AVG8Free wont detect it… Even I install another antivirus (Avast! Free), they also do not detect it…

Why I know I get a virus? My upload suddenly go up, and there a lot of connection being made to unknown IP address, but everything is go to port 445(Microsoft-ds/NetBIOS) and I using a program to watch my Windows Folder (Spy-The-Spy), I get unknown dlls…

When I know what dlls to kill, I’m using Process Explorer to find the dll and close the handle, after that kill the process (svchost.exe, it’s a legal process and used for many things) and after that quarantine/delete the virus….

Also I checked the registry for unknown services at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionSvcHostnetsvcs and delete the services (usualy they using random string)…

Currently I’m blocking port 137-139 and 445 (that’s the port used for Microsoft-DS) using my firewall….

AVG8 Free Update Failed: Invalid CTF File!

When i’m try to update my AVG8 Free, I got error message: Invalid Update Control CTF File

Even if I tried to update again, I still got the error message, so I tried to search Google and found the solution from here:

The Solution:

  1. Go to C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication Dataavg8updatedownload or search *.ctf from the start menu > search
  2. Delete avginfoavi.ctf and avginfowin.ctf
  3. Try to update again, it should be OK

That’s all.

Update AVG8 Free Failed! and the fix.

When I’m trying to update my antivirus yesterday, AVG8 Free, I got an error message right after AVG8  update download finished. It say: there is missing .bin files! I try to update again and still got the error. I think this is from the server. Today I try to update it again and still no fix.

Then I try to search the error cause and maybe some fix. I got it! There is 2 way, both are from yahoo answer:

1) go to
2) make a directory on your desktop called AVG
3) download AVI: 270.6.4
4) download IAVI: / 1616
5) move the downloaded files to the directory you made called AVG
6) launch AVG
7) select tools -> update from directory
8) select the directory called AVG where you put the downloads


1. Open AVG user interface
2. Select tools > update from directory
3. Navigate to the original install directory (typically c:/program files/AVG/AVG8) and hit OK

I’ve tried the second one (because my net is slow…), and the error is gone!