ZeroneA The Reverse Way Mon, 26 Oct 2015 00:18:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Good Bye 110023 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 00:18:18 +0000 Continue reading Good Bye 110023 ]]> It’s been over 23 year my address had been revolving around the PIN Code 110023. I’ve been so much attached that at many places this has been my permanent address (actually just like we put –do– or –Same as above– in Permanent Address & Present Address field). Now it’s time to move on… not leaving Delhi but 110023 is not where I’ll be.

Spent all school days from this place, even returned here in college, , got first job, got married and also have a kid. When so much happen around the same place you grew up, it actually holds a special place. Remember many shortcuts, those cycle races, play grounds, chased away by gardeners, house-hopping. Actually have been spoilt by the area and never will find such a place. As my dad says, “We are living at the citadel”, yes Raisina Hill is not for from there 😉 We bid farewell to friends, offices, jobs and even to frenemies but this is me leaving with a heavy heart and lots of memories. Good Bye 110023.

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Egg & Chicken problem: Address Change Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:13:15 +0000 Continue reading Egg & Chicken problem: Address Change ]]> I finished up posting about issues in India with Are we there yet? and I’m stuck knee-deep in an Egg and Chicken problem. May be I’ve a solution but it is as twisted logic as the rule.

Soon we are about to shift to a new house and now my major concern is getting updated all correspondence address wherever given. I’ve a fairly small list: mobile & bank(s).

Step 1:

Called up Customer Care for mobile, thinking it to be pretty straight forward. I hit the wall as fast as I thought easy it’ll be. They won’t take address update details over phone. What! I thought I had a postpaid mobile service but they are even fcking NSA proof, I’m expected to give a little Personal Interview for address change.. They need hard copy of my ID, my address and me personally visiting the mobile local office. I can live with hard copies & visits but expecting have an address proof when changing address. It’s like basically, “Fck we don’t trust you. Give me all your details”. Expected address proof, Bank Statement, Passport, Voter ID card, Driving Licence, Utility Bills.

Step 2:

Bank Statement!!! Yay! I can get that. Called up Customer Care for bank. After almost 10 minutes talking to a lady who didn’t understand what I’m saying and kept on repeating to press random buttons on phone. I can never forget her name, she’s everywhere… IVR. I think I had more interaction with IVR than with actual representative, who in one sentence shattered my dreams. “As per RBI regulations, you’ll have to send a hard copy of your ID and Address Proof (all self attested) along with an application. We do not accept address update details on phone”. So, that didn’t work out too. They are not even expecting a personal visit. Expected address proof again is Bank Statement, Passport, Voter ID card, Driving Licence, Utility Bills.

I’m not going for Passport address change because it took me over 6 months to get mine because of issue called, “Address Change”.

I enquired about Voter ID card, they also need an Address Proof.

Driving License, don’t have one.

Utility Bills: Isn’t Mobile bills one of those. Nah! Didn’t work.

Dear Narendra Modi, Is this what you are referring to Digital India? If we are going digital, every thing must go digital. Is there a place where I can get my address updated, which can happily give me a No Objection Certificate to show the world and say, “hey, I live here. Now update my address.”

My Egg & Chicken Problem

The Egg: The house is in my mother’s name. The Electricity, Water, Gas all billed to my mother.

The Chicken: I do not have a single thing because I stay with them and already have Bank Statement <–> Utility Bill problem with me.

Funny incident happened over 5 years ago. A friend applied for Passport. He was worried as he had nothing under his name as address proof. I jokingly said, you are your father’s son so give them his details

May be my friend didn’t understand that well but I guess that is the solution for me. Get my mother’s details, along with proof that I’m her son, a little personal one-on-one and then, I have the permission to get the address updated. Looks like even that is not accepted. I visited the bank, tried to explain the situation but what I got is below:

  • ID proof of mother
  • Any State or Government organisation bill or any other Centralised bank Passbook or statement
  • Written application with photo and signature stating I’m her son and live with her
  • My ID proof
  • DNA sample & signature from Raghuram Rajan verifying all the above (OK… I made this up!)

I took the sale deed with me which stated My mother’s & father’s name. I had my ID proof which also stated my father’s name. Heck, even had Passport copy which had both their names. Alas, that is not enough. Looking for more alternate solutions.

There are major flaws in the guidelines. It is understandable that Bank needs all proof to avoid frauds but it is quite surprising to have the same rules being applied to Mobiles as well. If we are going to Digital India, we’ll have to start somewhere. Imagine the amount of paper being wasted in hard copies. At least 3 copies of each document to be given at 3-4 places to update same thing, which translates to 12 pages (minimum) which is equal to ₹24 of photocopy or ₹40 for print outs (unless used Office resources). Where does these 12 pages go and how long are they stored? If they are stored, isn’t there a risk of them to be misused because we’ve given literally all our details to a third-party. That is for only 1 service. Imagine coupling it with new service, update service or even cancel the service, each day 15 people cumulative, 20 working days makes to 12 * 15 * 20 = 3600 A4 size pages at 24 * 15 * 20 = ₹7200 INR. This data is hypothetical because there are over 100 services and we are over 1 Billion so expecting only 15 is unrealistic. Make it at least humble 1% of 1 Billion = 50,000,000. The new numbers are 12,000,000,000 A4 Pages at ₹24,000,000,000 INR i.e. 12 Billion A4 Pages & ₹24 Billion INR. Wow! That’s some huge number and lots of zeroes and only 1 service. Manufacturing and wastage of paper expense is yet to be calculated.

How difficult it is for a mobile company to verify me face to face for which there will be an ID proof (heck, make that digital too. I’ll speak the ID and it’ll show my details on to their screen with my photo). If they think someone my look-alike, forge my signature, give same PIN or Thumb impression as mine, well that’s quite high-tech and much difficult to forge than the paper trail they are expecting us to leave behind. This system is to safeguard the companies and the organisations. If somebody uses the paper then authorities will be double-quick to say “It’s on paper. You are screwed and nothing can be done about it so f*ck off!”.

You don’t save wood or paper just by saying, “Print this mail only if necessary” or preaching, “Reduce font by 1 size to save paper”. If we want to reach Digital India, let’s start by securing things.

Lots of people have provided their details for Aadhar (Unique Identification Number, UID). With such a huge database for authentication (and they do verify Aadhar details online), they need to make a system which can take thumb impression to validate the identity by showing Photo, Name, ID, Address, Phone Number, Father’s & Mother’s Name. I’ve seen SBI has provided Fingerprint reader to employees for authentication, why can’t we common public be authenticated? SBI can be made the biggest NoC supplier to validate identity of a person or even have the current Aadhar centres to update the address by authenticating with Fingerprint.

Things may change but doesn’t seem in near future as the Aadhar page says,

Choose Aadhaar! It is voluntary. “It is not mandatory for a citizen to obtain an Aadhaar Card.”

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Are we there yet? Fri, 02 Oct 2015 15:11:40 +0000 Continue reading Are we there yet? ]]> For a long time, I’ve intrigued that what is the status of India, are we a developing nation or a developed one. I wrote this post Can India be superpower? almost a year and half back. I can not say if this is a logical extension to same, may be you could suggest me where this fits. This brings us to a major question, will we ever be a Developed Nation?

Development to me appears to be a relative term. I’ve never been to places which are called un-developed (outside India) but I’ve been to place which they call Developed (United Kingdom). I won’t mind if someone calls me I’m comparing the two worlds, I guess that’s why they are called developed. There are varying degrees on which this discussion could be based. I would love to start from the problems which we face the most.

You are not stuck in traffic, you are traffic.

For me the above is a great summary but what does this mean? There is no problem in India but we Indians are the major problem – and that what it means to me. There is a proposition that we’ve a huge population, lets put that aside for later.

Traffic & Queue

To start with, we have major aversion with following rules. This is more evident on roads and wherever there’s a queue.

  • You are driving and see a gap, you push your car in squeezing, scratching, abusing others. But was that the proper lane. I’m sure, most will jump and scream, “F*ck, there are lanes in India”. Well, yes there are but you choose to ignore it and so does the civic authorities
  • You are in a queue, and see a person querying something at the counter. What do you do? मेरा सिर्फ एक ही सामान है, मेरा पेहले कर दो, मुझे जल्दी जाना है। (I’ve got only 1 item. Please bill me first, I’m in a bit of hurry). We are shameless about it too, isn’t it the person in front of you queued up, wasted his time & effort or s/he is more important than you?

This incident is from 2012, the day I landed in UK. I was asked for some documents and were asked to follow a different queue. When my turn came, I was interacting with the officer. A lady had some doubts and she jumped the queue to clarify it. The officer calmly said, “Do they know something about queues, wherever you come from?” It immediately branded her and her country. She went back and waited for her turn. I did wait to see what happen next. The officer gave her full attention when her time came and there was no discrepancy.

  • We take up all of the road and do not even allow emergency services to pass through. Driving in India is horrible, scary & dangerous. More people die on road in India that anywhere else.

During my stay in UK, we used to hit the road many too often. On one such instance, we had 2 cars but only one GPS Navigation device. It was decided, the second car will follow the first car which will have the GPS and me being in second car will use internet enabled Nokia N8. The first car missed a turn and stopped at hard shoulder – which is a hardened strip which has SOS hardline telephone at every few meters and is kept free for emergency services. When the second car stopped, we were intercepted by Police immediately (within 30 seconds of stopping of first car) enquiring if there is emergency and asked to move away if there is no emergency.

  • Driving in driving direction & putting life in danger of co-passengers and others on road
  • Service lane is for services only but concept is totally different in India. Service Lane are unidirectional lanes which run parallel to main road and used to divert from main road to access local areas\cities and Services (which has Restrooms, Restaurants, Gas Stations etc). In India, Service Lane is bidirectional and it is considered extension of main road and even opposite lane driving


The most dangerous terms that are pulling back India are, “Adjust kar lo” & “Sab chalta hai”\”Jugaad”.

I’m a regular Delhi Metro commuter (used to take Buses too earlier) and the most irritating term I hear ever is “Adjust kar lo”. In a seat where only 7 can accommodate in Delhi Metro, some guy or girl will come up (they will not ask you to leave the seat unless it’s a girl/lady & you are on seat marked for ladies), थोड़ा साईड दे दो (Give me side) or ऐडजस्ट कर लो (Please adjust). That 1 person causes inconvenience to atleast 3 people and themselves. If one of the person leaves, then the person seeking adjustment is always willing to cover the full space.

“Sab chalta hai” or “Jugaad” is the way to go for India for living up with substandard quality. Yes, it is true that we do not get the best of the world. There are enough examples we see or do which shows how content we are using substandard products. Talking about it will take forever.


One particular thing we crib about (at least I do) is dirt, garbage & stink. It all comes from us by not throwing our garbage in designated bins, letting stray animals spread it around, spit Pan/Gutkha on road & walls. Of above, at least throwing garbage & not to spit is under our control yet we avoid that and then put the blame over to authorities for not acting up.

It is not that authorities are not part of it. They are the other face of the coin. Imagine this, a new bin is set up. Few days all goes well, it is clean and people thew their garbage in the bin. One day it started stinking. Someone threw the garbage outside the bin to avoid getting closer. Others followed. Authorities ignored maintaining the bin, ignored garbage outside the bin simply because they are human too and would not like to touch garbage. Slowly more threw garbage outside the bin. Authorities followed routine. Now everyone made it an open bin and authorities are helpless as too much of garbage. This the case everywhere and more visible in Indian Railways as well.

In UK, every household is given trash can. You put your trash in the can tied in bin bags. Every week the trash cans are emptied by the authorities. Solves all 3 issues above as no one likes to keep their own house dirty.


Even if we are considered hardworking, we are equally lazy.

  • Waiting for last day to file Income Tax
  • Wait for last day to pay bills
  • Reaching late by saying “Indian Stretchable Time”
  • and list could go on…

Well all above mentioned problems are because, we are lazy.

  • We are lazy so we started late from home and require to cut lanes and queues causing traffic jams & chaos
  • We are lazy so did not put effort to do the best
  • We are lazy so threw garbage outside bins, spit on walls
  • And yet we hardly reach on time!

Lets start solving the problems by just being little proactive, being little early on schedule, keeping in handy 20% of your total time handy.

What if we leave home 10 minutes early (for a 50 minute journey)? No need to break traffic laws.

No need to take that shortcut though busy market.

No need to throw garbage outside bins & run off.

No need to spit on walls coz you didn’t hold on to reach the bins.

Follow lanes: No one cutting in between, so no delays. Jams will be there but will be peaceful one. No honking.

No pushing or rushing in Bus or Metro. No paying extra to Auto.

What if we put more effort in fixing the problem?

(Also for studies & job)

Less time bitching & less time fixing (coz, you’ll fix once with quality product, which will go on for years!)

More effective solution. In case of any issue, time in hand to redo.

What if paid bills on time/submitted forms/even studied? No need to pay anyone… No fines, no donations, no bribes .

 To all problems, there’s always a solution. For big ones, solution are always simple ones. If there ain’t a solution, it ain’t a problem.

If you think there are other pressing issues (this is focussed on us) missed or if you feel this can solve many problems, do comment. Do mention your solutions so others can benefit too!

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My Movies, My Way! Sat, 12 Sep 2015 17:14:38 +0000 Continue reading My Movies, My Way! ]]> The greatest movie buff I’ve ever known is Nitish Kumar but for past sometime, I’m thinking of skipping movies at theatres because all latest Hindi movies come to TV within months, thanks to all Satellite Rights. Sadly they are useless because for profit they insert ads, chop scenes, extend the viewing time. Case of English movies, I guess I’ve watched all on TV around couple of times over & over. I’m traditionally a movie theatre person, but that charm seems to be loosing, movies ain’t cheap anymore.

I remember my days in Chennai where would watch movies almost every weekend, had over couple of moviethons and 1 epic day with 3 movies back to back – all in theatre. Went to UK, watched almost all movies, clocking around 4-5 movies in theatre in a month. Back in Delhi, theatres close to mine would charge 2-3 times the amount I used to pay in Chennai and amazingly in many cases are at maximum £3 (GBP) lesser (in some cases MORE) than I paid in UK. In Cineworld UK, movies start at £5 GBP (₹500 INR) and go up to £10 GBP (₹1000 INR)  (IMAX & 3D extra), special shows for kids at £1.75 (₹175 INR), plus there was a Cineworld Card which gave me unlimited movies in a month for around £15 GBP = ~₹1500 INR. Of course I can travel places in Delhi or NCR but considering travel times & total time spend – not very convincing.

Those who know me are sure how much I despise CamRip or even watching movies on personal devices or computer when they are running in theatres. My reasons for not falling for above is:

  1. Piracy – Anyways not all movies are good but not paying due credit, chance is taken away for making good movies as good movies are more pirated. Seen many people watching Bahubali in Delhi Metro
  2. Details – Missing out the details in video & audio. That is too much. A pirated print is like watching Arnold Schwarzenegger with Mickey Mouse sound. Some get good quality too but they miss CGI or even theme songs or dialogs – which could direct the story to new direction
  3. Shaky print – Why risk eyesight of movies – That shouldn’t be hard

I’ve asked people on why they watch such prints. Heard brilliant logic but here are choicest ones:

  1. Don’t have time
  2. Too costly
  3. इतना तो कमा रही है, मेरे अकेले से किनता चला जायेगा? (They are earning so much. How much they’ll lose from me?)
  4. बेकार फिल्म है सुना है, कौन पैसे बरबाद करे। (Reviews are not good, who’ll waste money)
  5. No one was going with me as they’ve already seen (downloaded!), so I took from them

The main and only reason for watching the downloaded versions is never time or company, it is always had been and will be M.O.N.E.Y. because it’s easier to find movie in theatres when they are playing.

It first started off with Tata Sky Showcase. I can pay ₹75-100 INR and watch a movie as many times a day & even with full family. That’s pretty cheap & convenient. The problem is they’ve latest movies but they are not quite updated. Read they’ve Video on Demand (VOD) but yet to experience that.

The latest obsession is iTunes & Google Play Movies. They’ve a huge list (the list may not be for all, old/classics may be missing) and they are eventually getting new movies. Piku is there, Mad Max Fury Road too, Dil Dhadakne Do & Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation are coming soon (all at time of writing). Rent price range from ₹75-120 for little old ones, ₹150-490 INR for latest ones. Heck even Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge is for ₹75 INR on Rent & ₹250 INR for purchase on Google Play Movies – Take that Maratha Mandir!

I’m movie buff but if I want to watch movie, I’ll prefer Movie Theatre else the above are fabulous.


  1. I can watch movies when they are not in theatre (of course they come when they are out of theatres 😛 )
  2. Economically cheaper. 30 days rental period, 24-48 hours unlimited viewing.
  3. I can own them too, like having those Cassettes, CDs, DVDs – yeah! I’m old school
  4. Stream from any device as they are on cloud. Even store them locally for those “don’t have time” moments


  1. Sometimes takes longer than expected
  2. Some production houses don’t have tie-up (we’ve music videos of Lagaan on iTunes but not the movie Grrrr!)
  3. iTunes Specific: Change country and they won’t show in Purchased. Good thing, you can download then
  4. Google Play Movies Specific: No download option but can save offline on Android device.
  5. The purchased movies when on cloud may disappear once their contract with production house ends. Heard many series go away from Amazon & Netflix.

There are pros & cons but I prefer to wait and watch them at my own speed. There are rumours of Netflix coming to India, Online version of Amazon Movies would’ve great (they’ve been selling DVDs for long). Eros Now is a great upcoming service ₹250 INR for a month and get all movies, not sure they’ve offline capability (I’ll prefer a wait & watch here based on catalog provided).

No more nudging on what did s/he say (subtitles included), pause and pickup from where you left. Let’s pay the artists and the support staff what they deserve. I’ll pay them to be My Movies and they’ll play My Way!


  1. Movie makers: When all movies start making ₹100 Crores INR, it’s time you pay a little back to society by charging a little less. I’m looking at you theatre owners!
  2. In case of Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal & Aam Aadmi Party, you love to watch movies, so do we. Stop penalizing us with additional tax on TV and Movies.
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OneDrive Drives me now Fri, 07 Aug 2015 18:00:23 +0000 Continue reading OneDrive Drives me now ]]> There are times when we feel if we had this or that document. I faced this a lot and put my data on cloud, as they say it. My first space was mail provider which have lot of space (Google Gmail was choice then). Due to limitation, I moved to AjaXplorer (now called Pydio), because I had space available with my host and kept things in my control. They have an app too. With advent of services like DropBox & Box, it seemed I was just using up my hosting space.

I thought to move to DropBox but somehow didn’t fully understand need of syncing on device (Mac or PC). Seemed like I’m just backing up my data rather than offloading from system to online servers. As per latest observation, I can selectively sync what I need to Dropbox but somehow I never used this. Dropbox is a brilliant service to sync your files and sharing large file. I’ve used it many times to share data & document via mail. It is incredibly easy. I’ve over 6 GB of space to use but (I don’t remember why) I dropped the idea and never explored the possibility of using DropBox. I still use dropbox but only to sync data for where iCloud doesn’t fly. Start using Dropbox by following this link.

With Google Docs (now Google Drive), there is a great amount of space, 15GB and in normal usage it’s difficult to use up the space allotted. Considering Gmail was first option for my storage needs, Google Drive is really useful. It has superb integration with Google Services. Since I was uploading photos on Picasa, Google+ Photos, I didn’t want to exhaust the space and pay for it again. So, I moved on.

I got 50GB of space in Box (wow!) but didn’t like the interface. It seemed more for collaboration than just sharing or saving data. Its not I did not like it to use it but never got away from DropBox.

I’ve been using Office 365 for around 2 years now. Reason: got my Mac, my dad’s Laptop and brother’s PC and my iPad (taken over by my kid!). I can install genuine Office on all systems and doesn’t seem to be too expensive. It’s legit and I’m not a Pirate! Office 365 gave me some space for sharing and collaborating. I never got used to it for long time. Then one fine day, I read a tweet from Gaurav:

Then 10TB of space. I could literally put all my data on it. Even photos loaded on Google+ and almost same amount on Flickr. Then I checked, I too had Terabytes of space on OneDrive (which I never knew :s ). I did a little digging around and found Microsoft has actually posted about it that they are bringing Unlimited storage on OneDrive for Office 365 users. Read more about it here. I followed the instruction and was sent here to get onto the waiting list and one fine day I got this mail:

OneDrive Unlimited


WOW! I has got Unlimited storage. Technically got 10TB but its really a good enough to start with. I’ve put important documents here and plan to discontinue repository in my host and trust Microsoft to do the right thing – keep my data personal and safe.

Why OneDrive? Nothing in particular apart from there is good integration between Office 365. I can start editing a document and it opens in Office Online for editing and saved at OneDrive. Saves good amount of time downloading and uploading and I really don’t need to sync files to system. App seems to be capable enough and unlike Dropbox, it can send file as attachment on iOS. This becomes handy where the access to sharing sites is blocked. Above all, it is a perk of using Office 365 which I’m paying for as well. Isn’t it when you get pay and get more than expected, feel good about it!!!

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Gangs of Wasseypur Sun, 02 Aug 2015 07:00:36 +0000 Continue reading Gangs of Wasseypur ]]> Gangs Of Wasseypur I & II in HD available on iTunes for just ₹90 & ₹50 for Rent. The SD version is ₹50 & 30 respectively. On Google Play they go for ₹50 & ₹100 on Rent for SD & HD respectively, while purchase go for ₹250 & ₹390.

Do you love the dialogue, “teri keh ke loonga” or “beta tumse na ho paayega” or even “baap ka, bhai ka, sabre badla legal tera Faizal“. I do & now I own the movie too :)

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Hit by router infection [Updated] Sat, 18 Jul 2015 08:38:52 +0000 Continue reading Hit by router infection [Updated] ]]> This is not a technical assistance but an information to check your routers if your are seeing unexpected pop-ups. After coming back to India, I saw unexpected increase in pop-ups. With pages that worked without issues started giving pop-ups with clicks and sometimes on scroll or click on no links.

I tried looking for reasons of unexpected pop-ups. I found that Airtel and MTNL are injecting pop-ups in pages. Screenshots showed they are not pop-ups but hovering ads. So, I moved on.

I could see even my blog started with the pop-ups. I started observing the ads on pages I visit. These ads looked different. Simply put some crazy, cheap gifs, which are outdated now. It made me remember those age old cyber-cafe days. Now I had to look what these pop-ups are.

Thanks to poor speed, I was able to see the initial redirect link. I could see the pages go through 5-10 redirects before showing adult site, Facebook, page showing my device(s) is infected etc. The main redirect pages seemed to be adcash & rdsrv.

Firefox & Firebug to rescue. I started looking into code of pages. They had some unexpected coding standard another <head><body> HTML statements inside <body>. I looked in my blog. Similar situation happened. I’m using WordPress so I’m sure they won’t do that. Checked my homepage, which is under development since the inception, it’s just a landing page now :) It too had adcash [DOT] com. I did not write it nor Google will introduce something.

adcash & rdsrv are common bugs which find a way to install on PCs or browsers as extension. The issue was showing everywhere, Mac, PC, iPhone, Android, iPad. I don’t use PC much but I’m certain others don’t have bugs or extensions (I avoid extensions except 1Password). Some codes did not have adcash but I found there is some adk [DOT] com. The pages had inconsistency. After reading about adcash & rdsrv bugs, I checked all systems. They were green. Now it was time to router check.

I’ve a MTNL ADSL Modem (Sterlite SAM300 AX) connected to Apple Airport Extreme Base Station. All devices use wifi from AEBS. I can not see if AEBS has infection or the MTNL Modem. I disconnected from Wi-Fi and used hotspot from my device to browse. Web pages looked good. Checked source, no adcash or adk. Awesome!

Connected system to MTNL Modem via LAN Cable. Voila! The bug is back. I had read that AEBS is safe but since the issue is with MTNL Modem, I first thought to correct it.

Step 1: Call MTNL and ask for modem change. That call went for 30 mins (except wait time), trying to explain that Modem has bug while other end was quite sure it is a system/browser issue. Finally the issue reported and I’m waiting for replacement modem.

Step 2: Read about modem. Well actually, how to reset it. Since this is a infection assumed the firmware is still intact and resetting it should give me factory settings. Before Step 2, I did get all required documents to reconfigure. It took me more time to look for a pin to reset than to actually do it. A pen (mightier than a sword) helped me push that button and the word document from MTNL website helped reconfigure. Within minutes, I was up and running without pop-ups.

Till now, a good amount of time, I’ve not seen any pop-up or javascript injection on pages I visit. Now it’s a matter of time I get replacement modem as the bug may return. I could do the firmware upgrade but (being lazy here) since this is quite old, may not be supported or new modems will have better handling of infections. If I’m supplied this again, I might go for a new modem (on my own) altogether.

Do check guys if you see unexpected behaviour with your browser?

  1. Then check for unexpected software (for PC: Win + R > appwiz.cpl i.e. Control Panel > Add Remove Programs).
  2. Check for unexpected Browser Extensions (Chrome, Firefox, Safari and others)
  3. Check Source Code of webpage to see adcash, adk or rdsrv (I’ve not seen this but pop-ups show this too)
  4. https:// pages seemingly do not exhibit this behaviour (so may not be seen for gmail, Facebook, outlook)
  5. Visit my page (till I don’t update it), because it does not have pop-ups (and codes written by me or from trusted sources). It does has ads but the above injections break the ads (the Amazon ad below) by showing poorly formatted ads or just Go To Facebook on solid colours

ZeroneA Page


Live Preview of page:

Live Preview of ZeroneA

Update (21/07/2015):

The infection is back and I’m still waiting for new modem.

  1. Check your modem DNS server. Connect to Modem by typing (generally this is used). If you’ve not changed the ID & Password, it should be admin & admin respectively
  2. You might need to access some documentation from you ISP (or seek information from them) regarding the DNS Address. For MTNL it is under Interface Setup > LAN. Mine was redirecting to somewhere in Germany with secondary to (Google). Checked using
  3. Password protect your modem too.

After 2-3 days it’s back so I’m still working on solution. Hopefully I figure it out. Please let me know how you deal with it.

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