mseYes it is here “Microsoft Security Essentials”, the Beta for Microsoft’s new free anti virus (previously codenamed morro) and the replacement for One Care Live a paid anti virus solution Microsoft attempted earlier which reached eol in June 2009.

We use Forefront Client Security (Microsoft’s corporate anti virus solution) at work, and it works quite well.  The malware and anti virus part is just as good as any I have tried, but the corporate management part is somewhat lagging I would say.  But as Microsoft Security Essentials is a standalone product this is not an issue, and I would suspect the engine etc. to be the same as Forefront Client Security so all in all I expect this to be an excelent product.

Read more; 
Here you can also get the beta (if you are eligible)
Here you can also get the beta (if you are not eligible 😉 )

A pretty good walkthrough here;

Some random posts;

Bonus Outlook tools.

For some additional tools to help you manage Outlook files and contents, don’t forget about all the awesome (and portable) Outlook tools offered recently by Nir Sofer.

Outlook/Office Utilities – (freeware) – NirSoft.

NK2View – (freeware) – Did you know that if you use Outlook the email names used in the To/Cc fields are retained? The NK2 file is the “auto-complete” file. Great place to review if you are auditing an Outlook user’s pc. Anyway, this handy utility allows you to view the N2K file, display all the email address records stored, and export them into various file formats. Handy for security techs.  Also allows you to quickly edit, sort, save/restore, and delete items in the file itself.  Particularly useful if you need to bulk-edit the contents due to changes/conversions in corporate address book items.

OutlookAttachView – (freeware) – This utility can help you locate, extract and/or remove attachments embedded in your Outlook email messages.  It displays the list of attached files in your Outlook’s mailbox, and allows you to easily select all attachments that you need, and then extract them into a folder that you choose. 

OutlookStatView – (freeware) – Nir is on a roll! For all you Outlook junkies out there, this tool can gather a lot of great statistics on your email habits. Quoting from Nir’s description, “OutlookStatView scans your Outlook mailbox, and display a general statistics about the users that you communicate via emails. For each user/email, the following information is displayed: The number of outgoing messages that you sent to the user (separated by to/cc/bcc), the number of incoming message that the user sent to you, the total size of messages sent by the user, the email client software used by this user, and the time range that you send/received emails with the specified user.”

Source; Claus V.

Although I am more or less up and running again after the Needhost bankruptcy (just 2 months blogposts lost), there are those less fortunate.

One of my very close friends lost his wife’s blog (not popular), but he pointed me to this blogpost that may be of interest to former Needhost customers;

Let’s hope for a small miracle this Christmas 🙂

In the Early days of Christmas 2008 my old hosting provider declared bankruptcy and switched off their servers, or rather switched off their servers and then leaked information about their bankruptcy..

So as a man with a FULL backup of his site cough cough, I went to a new provider and reinstalled my backup..  Hmm, but well as you may see I missed a few months of backup :-/  bummer..

But I will try to restore some of the missing posts from memory and from google cache, and well take a new look at my backup routine 😀

Meanwhile, hope you all had a merry Christmas and wish you a blast of a new year 🙂

Happy holidays.

 Ps. Note the irony in that the last post from my backup actually regarded backup..  Someone sure had it in for me 😉

Carol of the Bells – 2008 Holdman Christmas Display from Richard Holdman on Vimeo

Frosty the Snowman 2008 – Holdman Christmas Display from Richard Holdman on Vimeo.

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Who is the guy behind all this;

Michael Møller

31st August 1969, Samsø Denmark

Civil Status:
Married to my beautiful wife Mary Liao

Where do I live:
Viborg, Denmark
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Current occupation:
IT-Security Consultant for RegionMidt ( – Danish Healthservices, Region Midtjylland.

Previous occupation:
IT administrator at ERIK a prominent Danish architect company – 5 years
IT-Operations Specialist at Nederman – 12 years
IT-Administrator at Danish Military (FKO, HJK) – 9 years
Plus various stuff before then (I feel old even thinking about it 🙂 )..

Technologies I work with:
MS-Server NT4,2000,2003/2008/2008-R2, 2012 2012R2, 2019, Group policies, MS-TMG, Sophos UTM, MS-Exchange 2010/2007/2003, Lansweeper, MS-SQL 2008/2005/2000, MS-Forefront, WebRoot AV, McAfee AV, Office365, MS-Teams, MS-Skype4b, IBM-TSM, Veeam Backup, Veritas Backup, MS-Cluster,/HyperV, Riverbed bandwith optimization.

I used to code a bit in Delphi, but these days it’s mostly VBS and CMD scripts – I have a promise to myself to learn more Powershell but time is scarce so..


Books (I listen to quite many Audio Books , along with this come a number of podcasts), Movies, Family, IT in general and especially IT Security.
YouTube – I follow a ton of security related channels there, as well as home automation and criminal psychology (yeah strange perhaps, but interesting also).
HomeLab – I have an ESX server running with a bunch of servers, and also a few RaspberryPies lying around.

CISSP, CPSA, MCP (WIN NT, 2000, 2003), ITIL

As the titel states, Hello world…  the beginning of a new blog…