Archive for October, 2009

Hostirian Acquires Web Hosting Provider NPSIS

October 20th, 2009 No comments

(WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Web hosting provider Hostirian ( announced on Tuesday it has acquired web hosting provider NPSIS (, which strengthens its suite of web hosting products and services. The details of the agreement were not disclosed.

NPSIS provides a range of web hosting solutions including domain name registration, hosting and design services.

The company also offers an online knowledge base, flash tutorials, a Smart Domain Search & Suggest Tool, website builders, and marketing tools.

Hostirian recently acquired web hosting provider ATCI Hosting, provides a range of services including semi-dedicated, dedicated and virtual servers.

“NPSIS is a natural fit for Hostirian,” says Ken Cox, Hostirian’s VP of operations. “NPSIS offers a unique niche of hosting products and services that complement our ‘business class’ shared, VPS, dedicated and colocation services, providing real value to business professionals worldwide. Success in business depends on business partnerships and acquisitions that benefit both parties. NPSIS clients will profit from Hostirian’s data center infrastructure, monitoring, environmental controls, and service level agreements. One of our strengths is our hands-on approach to customer support, pre and post sales – and our ability to provide a stable secure platform for our clients.”

As a wholly owned business unit of River City Internet Group (, Hostirian provides business class premium hosting, complex hosting, managed services and colocation services through its multiple carrier class facilities.

The company’s customers include Web 2.0 search engine Ice Rocket, Interstate Bakeries, IntraISP, and FanBall.

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Killing off Windows Police Pro

October 6th, 2009 4 comments
First, let me say once again how much I despise rogue programs, and Windows Police Pro is a nasty one. It’s of the same family as Windows Antivirus Pro, which I wrote about around April 1st.

The first warning that you’re infected is an obnoxious pop up that states your computer is infected, and recommends you purchase their program.

Windows Police Pro also acts as ransomware because it prevents you from accessing websites to download anti-spyware or anti-virus programs like AVG or StopZilla. X’ing out of the pop up is impossible, but all is not lost.

How to remove this nasty beast from your computer

First, open up your Task Manager (control, alt & delete), then end the Windows Police Pro process. Also end the svchast.exe process. Then go to RUN, and type regedit to edit your registry. Do edit find Windows Police Pro and delete those entries. Then you should be able to access the AVG or StopZilla websites, download and install their programs, do a scan and remove the infection.

I used StopZilla on my grandchildren’s laptop and you could actually hear Windows Police Pro groan when StopZilla killed it off. LOL.

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