Archive for October, 2009


Could not load type ‘Microsoft.TeamFoundation.WorkItemTracking.Client.WorkItemTypeDeniedOrNotExistException’

After installing Team Explorer when i have started working on it, as usual, I tried to create work item from one of MS code analysis recommendation. When New Task window appeared it gave me error

"Could not load type 
'Microsoft.TeamFoundation.WorkItemTracking.Client.WorkItemTypeDeniedOrNotExistException' 
from assembly 
'Microsoft.TeamFoundation.WorkItemTracking.Client, Version=9.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a'."

 

The problem was sequence of installation. My installation sequence was 

1. VS 2008 Team System

2. VS 2008 Team System Sp1

3. Team Explore

So Team explorer was never patched with Sp1. 

The solutions is very simple :

Reinstall the VS2008 SP1.  

 


Can not Open Microsoft and other Security related websites : Damn Win32/Conficker …

You can browse all the stuff on the web except Microsoft sites and some other security related web sites then there are high chances of your machine to be infected by Win32/Conficker A/B variant.
 
What is Conficker A/B/C variant ?
You can find detailed information about it on Microsoft Protection center.  In case you are already infected you will not be able to open this link, so I am reproducing detail here.
 
 Win32/Conficker is a worm that infects other computers across a network by exploiting a vulnerability in the Windows Server service (SVCHOST.EXE). If the vulnerability is successfully exploited, it could allow remote code execution when file sharing is enabled. Depending on the specific variant, it may also spread via removable drives and by exploiting weak passwords. It disables several important system services and security products and downloads arbitrary files.
 
 The following system changes may indicate the presence of this malware:
  • Some accounts may be locked out due to the following registry modification, which may flood the network with connections:
    HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters
    "TcpNumConnections" = "0x00FFFFFE"
  • Users may not be able to connect to websites or online services that contain the following strings:
    virus
    spyware
    malware
    rootkit
    defender
    microsoft
    symantec
    norton
    mcafee
    trendmicro
    sophos
    panda
    etrust
    networkassociates
    computerassociates
    f-secure
    kaspersky
    jotti
    f-prot
    nod32
    eset
    grisoft
    drweb
    centralcommand
    ahnlab
    esafe
    avast
    avira
    quickheal
    comodo
    clamav
    ewido
    fortinet
    gdata
    hacksoft
    hauri
    ikarus
    k7computing
    norman
    pctools
    prevx
    rising
    securecomputing
    sunbelt
    emsisoft
    arcabit
    cpsecure
    spamhaus
    castlecops
    threatexpert
    wilderssecurity
    windowsupdate
 

To make sure if your computer is infected or not please visit Conficker Test  link. It is a simple logic. It tries to load images from security web sites. If your computer is infected it will not be able to load images. 
 
Now if you are sure that your computer has been infected by Conficker A/B/C or greater, you have to use Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool to remove this maleware from your machine.  One more thing you have to use other machine to download this tool because if your machine is infected it will not allow Microsoft security sites to open. 
 
I have copied images and test from Conficker Test . I recommend  to use their page only.
 
 


 

 

How to interpret:

If you see this above: It probably means this:
All images displayed = Normal/Not Infected by Conficker (or using proxy)
Security/AV logos not displayed Possibly Infected by Conficker (C variant or greater)
Some security/AV logos not displayed Possibly Infected by Conficker A/B variant
No images displayed = Image loading turned off in browser?
Any other combination = Poor Internet connection?