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Re: DXkeeper "Look-Up" is slowed.....Error Logs attached

Pete Smith
 

Mine is the same.

73, Pete N4ZR
Check out the Reverse Beacon Network 
at <http://reversebeacon.net>, now 
spotting RTTY activity worldwide. 
For spots, please use your favorite 
"retail" DX cluster.
On 4/10/2020 9:54 AM, Gary Smetana wrote:

Hi Dave,

A Dell "Premium Support Technician" resolved issues with my desktop PC, & did the latest Windows Updates.  

Since then....."Look-up" in DXkeeper, to scroll between QSO's...is slowed a lot    Not instantaneous, as before.     The hourglass shimmers for 4-5 seconds.

I've created the Error Logs below.  

Arranged as:        DX Launcher    /     DXkeeper      /      DXview   3 MB.?!

What Next Steps do you recommend?

73,
Gary  W1EBM


Re: RBN as a propagation check

Pete Smith
 

Hi Chuck - I attempt to do user support for the RBN, and would like to help.  What you need to do is to connect to a "retail" DX Cluster and use that cluster software's command set to filter.  Your story suggests that you may be connected to one of our relay servers, which have no filtering (they're stripped down for speed).

Alternatively, you can go on the RBN web site and tell it only to display spots of your call.  I think that's how most people do what you want.

73, Pete N4ZR
Check out the Reverse Beacon Network 
at <http://reversebeacon.net>, now 
spotting RTTY activity worldwide. 
For spots, please use your favorite 
"retail" DX cluster.
On 4/10/2020 9:58 AM, Chuck, WS1L wrote:

Hello to all, here’s hoping all are well during this time of real biological virii, as well as the false positives of the computing variety.

 

I will often look at the RBN webpage to see were my CQ's are landing on a band that may or may not be open.  http://www.reversebeacon.net/dxsd1/dxsd1.php?f=0&c=ws1l&t=dx

 

I know there is an RBN source feeding Spot Collector, and I brought up it’s window and tried to feed a few CC Cluster commands to it to show my recent spots but the RBN window just kept pumping spots at me like a firehose. 

 

Ideally I’d like to be able to have the RBN show me where my signal is reaching, as a means of checking for an open band.  I know it’s not strictly DX related but it’s at least DX-adjacent.  Is there a way to filter RBN spots like this?  I did try filtering Spot Collector by my Call but no results there either. 

 

 

 

 

73 de Chuck, WS1L

================
Chuck Chandler
chandlerusm@...
================

 


How to search all Q's for a particular band

Michael Raskin
 

I know there’s an easy way to do this:  how do I search DXKeeper for all QSO’s, say on 6M?
 
Mike W4UM


Re: DXkeeper "Look-Up" is slowed.....Error Logs attached

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 09:54 AM, Gary Smetana wrote:

A Dell "Premium Support Technician" resolved issues with my desktop PC, & did the latest Windows Updates.  
 
Since then....."Look-up" in DXkeeper, to scroll between QSO's...is slowed a lot    Not instantaneous, as before.     The hourglass shimmers for 4-5 seconds.
 
I've created the Error Logs below.  
 
Arranged as:        DX Launcher    /     DXkeeper      /      DXview   3 MB.?!
 
What Next Steps do you recommend?

+ Reboot Windows into "Safe Mode with Networking", and then start DXKeeper. Any change in performance?

      73,

              Dave, AA6YQ

 


Re: Infected file for Commander 14.5.5 update?

Jacob Derenne
 

I use to use AVG, but always missed something, all my ham software is on separate drive and flagged for defender to accept and once a month I run rogue killer off a usb thumb drive, never a issue here with viruses or such on my system

 

W9BLI Jake

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: neil_zampella
Sent: Friday, April 10, 2020 12:33 PM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] Infected file for Commander 14.5.5 update?

 

I've been using it for over 20 years ... AVG Internet Security.

Neil, KN3ILZ

On 4/10/2020 12:42 PM, w6de wrote:

Neil, what virus detection program do you use.  I like how you describe it works.

 

Dave, w6de

 

From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of neil_zampella
Sent: 10 April, 2020 02:45
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] Infected file for Commander 14.5.5 update?

 

There is no trojan or virus in any DXLab executable.    Just as there is no virus or trojan in other ham radio programs like JTAlert, WSJT-X, and many others that get 'triggered' due to some algorithm only known to Microsoft.     I have never had a problem with any DXLab program, nor with the others I mentioned.

Its not so strange that this has occurred to many ham radio programs since this last Windows update.   The really bad design of Defender is that it does not give you any indication of what its doing nor does it give you a chance to say NO.    Another display of how Microsoft wants to 'help' you.

I use a third-party anti-virus that allows me to make the decisions on what happens when it detects 'a virus'.    I can accept the quarantine, continue to install/run the program, or take the option to send it to their 'virus lab' which then returns a result within 15 to 20 minutes (often much earlier). Most often it is a false positive, and they update their definition file at the same time.

Neil, KN3ILZ

On 4/9/2020 8:10 PM, Jack Brabham - KZ5A wrote:

I don't think this is a false positive.  Defender is finding and identifying a specific Trojan. 

 

I'm not reloading Dx Lab unless there is some resolution beyond "ignore it and go on".

 

73 Jack KZ5A

 

 

On 4/9/2020 2:14 PM, Hasan Schiers N0AN wrote:

I should add to my instructions about how to remove a file from quarantine:

 

I'm no computer expert. I found that this procedure works for me. In the interests of avoiding any liability from someone who gets in a jam by not following the instructions precisely, or finds them inaccurate or unhelpful:

 

"While believed to be correct, this advice comes with no guarantees of any kind. You alone remain responsible for the security of information on your computer system".  

 

It's sad, when trying to help people that a statement like this has to be made, but....

 

What is the saying: YMMV? Use Windows 10 at your own risk? Take a file out of quarantine at your own risk?

 

By the time we are done with all this CMA stuff, we might as well turn all this ham radio equipment off and watch TV. 

 

Nevertheless, the advice to put in a disclaimer when trying to help anyone with any software is excellent advice!

 

73, N0AN

 

Hasan

 

 

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 3:03 PM Hasan Schiers N0AN via groups.io <hbasri.schiers6=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

Mike:

 

========================================

Finding and Restoring a File from Windows Defender Quarantine:

0. Close all DXLab Programs
1. Bottom Left > Search Box for your Desktop
  (Magnifying Glass just to right of Windows Icon)
2. Type in "Virus & threat protection" (no quotes)
3. The Virus & threat protection app will appear in the search results. Click on it to run it.
4. At the Top 1/4 of the page there is a link: Protection History Click on it.
5. All Recent Items are shown
6. Select the Quarantined File that has been falsely quarantined
7. Chose to Restore it

8. Close the Window

 

Caveat: Once you have restored the file,  you may or may not have to move it to the proper directory. Not being in front of your computer I can't really tell. 

 

9. Restart all your chosen DXLab Programs

=============================================

73, N0AN

Hasan

 

 

On Wed, Apr 8, 2020 at 10:33 PM Michael Schulz <mschulz@...> wrote:

Hi,

 

I just tried to update Commander to the latest version but it was stopped by Windows Defender. Below

screenshot with more info:

 

Error! Filename not specified.

 

73 Mike K5TRI

 

--

What you learn, you must share. What you know, you must teach! - www.creative-chaos.com  -  @mschulz

 

PGP Signature: D300 B646 0D26 2E56 4176  B3C0 141D 9201 3ADF 22CF

 

 

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com

 


Re: Infected file for Commander 14.5.5 update?

neil_zampella
 

I've been using it for over 20 years ... AVG Internet Security.

Neil, KN3ILZ

On 4/10/2020 12:42 PM, w6de wrote:

Neil, what virus detection program do you use.  I like how you describe it works.

 

Dave, w6de

 

From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of neil_zampella
Sent: 10 April, 2020 02:45
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] Infected file for Commander 14.5.5 update?

 

There is no trojan or virus in any DXLab executable.    Just as there is no virus or trojan in other ham radio programs like JTAlert, WSJT-X, and many others that get 'triggered' due to some algorithm only known to Microsoft.     I have never had a problem with any DXLab program, nor with the others I mentioned.

Its not so strange that this has occurred to many ham radio programs since this last Windows update.   The really bad design of Defender is that it does not give you any indication of what its doing nor does it give you a chance to say NO.    Another display of how Microsoft wants to 'help' you.

I use a third-party anti-virus that allows me to make the decisions on what happens when it detects 'a virus'.    I can accept the quarantine, continue to install/run the program, or take the option to send it to their 'virus lab' which then returns a result within 15 to 20 minutes (often much earlier). Most often it is a false positive, and they update their definition file at the same time.

Neil, KN3ILZ

On 4/9/2020 8:10 PM, Jack Brabham - KZ5A wrote:

I don't think this is a false positive.  Defender is finding and identifying a specific Trojan. 

 

I'm not reloading Dx Lab unless there is some resolution beyond "ignore it and go on".

 

73 Jack KZ5A

 

 

On 4/9/2020 2:14 PM, Hasan Schiers N0AN wrote:

I should add to my instructions about how to remove a file from quarantine:

 

I'm no computer expert. I found that this procedure works for me. In the interests of avoiding any liability from someone who gets in a jam by not following the instructions precisely, or finds them inaccurate or unhelpful:

 

"While believed to be correct, this advice comes with no guarantees of any kind. You alone remain responsible for the security of information on your computer system".  

 

It's sad, when trying to help people that a statement like this has to be made, but....

 

What is the saying: YMMV? Use Windows 10 at your own risk? Take a file out of quarantine at your own risk?

 

By the time we are done with all this CMA stuff, we might as well turn all this ham radio equipment off and watch TV. 

 

Nevertheless, the advice to put in a disclaimer when trying to help anyone with any software is excellent advice!

 

73, N0AN

 

Hasan

 

 

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 3:03 PM Hasan Schiers N0AN via groups.io <hbasri.schiers6=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

Mike:

 

========================================

Finding and Restoring a File from Windows Defender Quarantine:

0. Close all DXLab Programs
1. Bottom Left > Search Box for your Desktop
  (Magnifying Glass just to right of Windows Icon)
2. Type in "Virus & threat protection" (no quotes)
3. The Virus & threat protection app will appear in the search results. Click on it to run it.
4. At the Top 1/4 of the page there is a link: Protection History Click on it.
5. All Recent Items are shown
6. Select the Quarantined File that has been falsely quarantined
7. Chose to Restore it

8. Close the Window

 

Caveat: Once you have restored the file,  you may or may not have to move it to the proper directory. Not being in front of your computer I can't really tell. 

 

9. Restart all your chosen DXLab Programs

=============================================

73, N0AN

Hasan

 

 

On Wed, Apr 8, 2020 at 10:33 PM Michael Schulz <mschulz@...> wrote:

Hi,

 

I just tried to update Commander to the latest version but it was stopped by Windows Defender. Below

screenshot with more info:

 

Error! Filename not specified.

 

73 Mike K5TRI

 

--

What you learn, you must share. What you know, you must teach! - www.creative-chaos.com  -  @mschulz

 

PGP Signature: D300 B646 0D26 2E56 4176  B3C0 141D 9201 3ADF 22CF

 

 

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Import trouble, unexpected "," in County field

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 07:39 AM, Martin Sole wrote:

Many thanks. I think I can work some Excel trickery to combine the 2 columns.

+ You can definitely do that with Excel.

I suppose that is specified in the ADIF information, I should read more :)

+ Correct:

http://adif.org.uk/310/ADIF_310.htm#Sponsor_Defined_Code_Format

     73,

          Dave, AA6YQ

 


DXkeeper "Look-Up" is slowed.....Error Logs attached

Gary Smetana
 

Hi Dave,

A Dell "Premium Support Technician" resolved issues with my desktop PC, & did the latest Windows Updates.  

Since then....."Look-up" in DXkeeper, to scroll between QSO's...is slowed a lot    Not instantaneous, as before.     The hourglass shimmers for 4-5 seconds.

I've created the Error Logs below.  

Arranged as:        DX Launcher    /     DXkeeper      /      DXview   3 MB.?!

What Next Steps do you recommend?

73,
Gary  W1EBM


Re: Infected file for Commander 14.5.5 update?

w6de
 

Neil, what virus detection program do you use.  I like how you describe it works.

 

Dave, w6de

 

From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of neil_zampella
Sent: 10 April, 2020 02:45
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] Infected file for Commander 14.5.5 update?

 

There is no trojan or virus in any DXLab executable.    Just as there is no virus or trojan in other ham radio programs like JTAlert, WSJT-X, and many others that get 'triggered' due to some algorithm only known to Microsoft.     I have never had a problem with any DXLab program, nor with the others I mentioned.

Its not so strange that this has occurred to many ham radio programs since this last Windows update.   The really bad design of Defender is that it does not give you any indication of what its doing nor does it give you a chance to say NO.    Another display of how Microsoft wants to 'help' you.

I use a third-party anti-virus that allows me to make the decisions on what happens when it detects 'a virus'.    I can accept the quarantine, continue to install/run the program, or take the option to send it to their 'virus lab' which then returns a result within 15 to 20 minutes (often much earlier). Most often it is a false positive, and they update their definition file at the same time.

Neil, KN3ILZ

On 4/9/2020 8:10 PM, Jack Brabham - KZ5A wrote:

I don't think this is a false positive.  Defender is finding and identifying a specific Trojan. 

 

I'm not reloading Dx Lab unless there is some resolution beyond "ignore it and go on".

 

73 Jack KZ5A

 

 

On 4/9/2020 2:14 PM, Hasan Schiers N0AN wrote:

I should add to my instructions about how to remove a file from quarantine:

 

I'm no computer expert. I found that this procedure works for me. In the interests of avoiding any liability from someone who gets in a jam by not following the instructions precisely, or finds them inaccurate or unhelpful:

 

"While believed to be correct, this advice comes with no guarantees of any kind. You alone remain responsible for the security of information on your computer system".  

 

It's sad, when trying to help people that a statement like this has to be made, but....

 

What is the saying: YMMV? Use Windows 10 at your own risk? Take a file out of quarantine at your own risk?

 

By the time we are done with all this CMA stuff, we might as well turn all this ham radio equipment off and watch TV. 

 

Nevertheless, the advice to put in a disclaimer when trying to help anyone with any software is excellent advice!

 

73, N0AN

 

Hasan

 

 

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 3:03 PM Hasan Schiers N0AN via groups.io <hbasri.schiers6=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

Mike:

 

========================================

Finding and Restoring a File from Windows Defender Quarantine:

0. Close all DXLab Programs
1. Bottom Left > Search Box for your Desktop
  (Magnifying Glass just to right of Windows Icon)
2. Type in "Virus & threat protection" (no quotes)
3. The Virus & threat protection app will appear in the search results. Click on it to run it.
4. At the Top 1/4 of the page there is a link: Protection History Click on it.
5. All Recent Items are shown
6. Select the Quarantined File that has been falsely quarantined
7. Chose to Restore it

8. Close the Window

 

Caveat: Once you have restored the file,  you may or may not have to move it to the proper directory. Not being in front of your computer I can't really tell. 

 

9. Restart all your chosen DXLab Programs

=============================================

73, N0AN

Hasan

 

 

On Wed, Apr 8, 2020 at 10:33 PM Michael Schulz <mschulz@...> wrote:

Hi,

 

I just tried to update Commander to the latest version but it was stopped by Windows Defender. Below

screenshot with more info:

 

Error! Filename not specified.

 

73 Mike K5TRI

 

--

What you learn, you must share. What you know, you must teach! - www.creative-chaos.com  -  @mschulz

 

PGP Signature: D300 B646 0D26 2E56 4176  B3C0 141D 9201 3ADF 22CF

 

 

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Upgrade DX Keeper from 7.1.9 to 15.4.9

Jim McPhee
 

Great, Greg. Glad that worked for you too!
--
Jim McPhee
Placitas, NM
W5ABA


Re: Upgrade DX Keeper from 7.1.9 to 15.4.9

KE9UR
 

that worked Jim. Thank You

Greg  KE9UR

On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 9:51 AM Jim McPhee <jmcphee@...> wrote:
I had a similar problem yesterday. In my case, it was Defender quarantining dxkeeper.exe.  Every time I went into the dxkeeper folder, made a copy of the most recent dxkeeper executable (that was in the folder), and renamed it dxkeeper.exe, Defender would quarantine it. When I attempted to update to the newest version from Launcher's Config, I would get the same "file is in use or dxkeeper.exe is write protected" message. I finally caught on and told Defender to exclude the entire DXLAB folder from scans. That fixed the problem.
--
Jim McPhee
Placitas, NM
W5ABA


Re: RBN as a propagation check

Jim N7US
 

If you’re connected to a node that sends spots from Skimmers:

 

Send TEST WS1L WS1L TEST on CW.  When you see a spot for your call in SpotCollector, right click on it and select Display spots of WS1L near (freq) in CW.

 

A window will open listing spots for you from all the CW skimmers that have received you with your signal strength.

 

I have a CW memory to send that message to check propagation, especially when I don’t hear much activity on a band.

 

Just now, with 100W and my antenna pointed east:

 

 

Jim N7US

 

From: DXLab@groups.io <DXLab@groups.io> On Behalf Of Chuck, WS1L
Sent: Friday, April 10, 2020 08:58
To: dxlab@groups.io
Subject: [DXLab] RBN as a propagation check

 

Hello to all, here’s hoping all are well during this time of real biological virii, as well as the false positives of the computing variety.

 

I will often look at the RBN webpage to see were my CQ's are landing on a band that may or may not be open.  http://www.reversebeacon.net/dxsd1/dxsd1.php?f=0&c=ws1l&t=dx

 

I know there is an RBN source feeding Spot Collector, and I brought up it’s window and tried to feed a few CC Cluster commands to it to show my recent spots but the RBN window just kept pumping spots at me like a firehose. 

 

Ideally I’d like to be able to have the RBN show me where my signal is reaching, as a means of checking for an open band.  I know it’s not strictly DX related but it’s at least DX-adjacent.  Is there a way to filter RBN spots like this?  I did try filtering Spot Collector by my Call but no results there either. 

 

 

 

 

73 de Chuck, WS1L

================
Chuck Chandler
chandlerusm@...
================

_._,_._,_


Re: Upgrade DX Keeper from 7.1.9 to 15.4.9

Jim McPhee
 

I had a similar problem yesterday. In my case, it was Defender quarantining dxkeeper.exe.  Every time I went into the dxkeeper folder, made a copy of the most recent dxkeeper executable (that was in the folder), and renamed it dxkeeper.exe, Defender would quarantine it. When I attempted to update to the newest version from Launcher's Config, I would get the same "file is in use or dxkeeper.exe is write protected" message. I finally caught on and told Defender to exclude the entire DXLAB folder from scans. That fixed the problem.
--
Jim McPhee
Placitas, NM
W5ABA


Re: Import trouble, unexpected "," in County field

Martin Sole
 

Bob,

Many thanks. I think I can work some Excel trickery to combine the 2 columns.
I suppose that is specified in the ADIF information, I should read more :)

73
Martin, HS0ZED



On 10/04/2020 18:57, KA9JAC wrote:
The proper format for the County Field is (State,County) ie: NJ,Monmouth

Hope this helps

73
Bob, KA9JAC


On 4/10/2020 6:49 AM, Martin Sole wrote:
Hi,

I am helping a friend to convert his excel file logbook and import it into DX Keeper. All has gone well so far by changing a few field headings to make them recognised  and then exporting the Excel file as a tab delimited file.

This file imports into DX Keeper fine with what seems to be one strange effect that I have not been able to track down.

In DXKeeper the imported log shows a , in front of every county, so instead of Monmouth it shows ,Monmouth  this of course produces a lot or errors with county changed and invalid secondary administrative subdivision.

Looking at the tab delimited file there is no evidence of the spurious ,

Is there a simple explanation for whats going on?

Martin, HS0ZED





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Re: RBN as a propagation check

ve3ki
 

Do *not* connect directly to the RBN cluster node - that does not accept filter commands. It is intended solely for the use of other cluster nodes.

Instead, connect to a regular DX cluster node that carries RBN spots. The regular VE7CC cluster node is one such; you can find others by going to <https://www.dxcluster.info/telnet/index.php> and looking for the "(+CW Skimmer)" notation in the left-hand column beneath the name of the cluster node. You may need to issue a command to the node to tell it to turn RBN spots on.

73,
Rich VE3KI


On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 09:58 AM, Chuck, WS1L wrote:

Hello to all, here’s hoping all are well during this time of real biological virii, as well as the false positives of the computing variety.

 

I will often look at the RBN webpage to see were my CQ's are landing on a band that may or may not be open.  http://www.reversebeacon.net/dxsd1/dxsd1.php?f=0&c=ws1l&t=dx

 

I know there is an RBN source feeding Spot Collector, and I brought up it’s window and tried to feed a few CC Cluster commands to it to show my recent spots but the RBN window just kept pumping spots at me like a firehose. 

 

Ideally I’d like to be able to have the RBN show me where my signal is reaching, as a means of checking for an open band.  I know it’s not strictly DX related but it’s at least DX-adjacent.  Is there a way to filter RBN spots like this?  I did try filtering Spot Collector by my Call but no results there either. 

 

 

 

 

73 de Chuck, WS1L

================
Chuck Chandler
chandlerusm@...
================

 


Re: RBN as a propagation check

DAVID BERNHEISEL
 

Have you investigated PSKreporter?   https://pskreporter.info/pskmap

Dave, N2DPF

On 4/10/2020 8:58 AM, Chuck, WS1L wrote:

Hello to all, here’s hoping all are well during this time of real biological virii, as well as the false positives of the computing variety.

 

I will often look at the RBN webpage to see were my CQ's are landing on a band that may or may not be open.  http://www.reversebeacon.net/dxsd1/dxsd1.php?f=0&c=ws1l&t=dx

 

I know there is an RBN source feeding Spot Collector, and I brought up it’s window and tried to feed a few CC Cluster commands to it to show my recent spots but the RBN window just kept pumping spots at me like a firehose. 

 

Ideally I’d like to be able to have the RBN show me where my signal is reaching, as a means of checking for an open band.  I know it’s not strictly DX related but it’s at least DX-adjacent.  Is there a way to filter RBN spots like this?  I did try filtering Spot Collector by my Call but no results there either. 

 

 

 

 

73 de Chuck, WS1L

================
Chuck Chandler
chandlerusm@...
================

 


RBN as a propagation check

Chuck, WS1L
 

Hello to all, here’s hoping all are well during this time of real biological virii, as well as the false positives of the computing variety.

 

I will often look at the RBN webpage to see were my CQ's are landing on a band that may or may not be open.  http://www.reversebeacon.net/dxsd1/dxsd1.php?f=0&c=ws1l&t=dx

 

I know there is an RBN source feeding Spot Collector, and I brought up it’s window and tried to feed a few CC Cluster commands to it to show my recent spots but the RBN window just kept pumping spots at me like a firehose. 

 

Ideally I’d like to be able to have the RBN show me where my signal is reaching, as a means of checking for an open band.  I know it’s not strictly DX related but it’s at least DX-adjacent.  Is there a way to filter RBN spots like this?  I did try filtering Spot Collector by my Call but no results there either. 

 

 

 

 

73 de Chuck, WS1L

================
Chuck Chandler
chandlerusm@...
================

 


Re: Infected file for Commander 14.5.5 update?

Pete Smith
 

In Defender's "defense" (sic), I've used it as my sole anti-virus for maybe 5 years.  It does sometimes warn me when I'm installing a new program that will try to do things that its network security sometimes thinks are risky, but it offers an easy option to say "no, it's OK."  This last episode with Commander was the first time I've had it interfere with a DXLab download in several years.

73, Pete N4ZR
Check out the Reverse Beacon Network 
at <http://reversebeacon.net>, now 
spotting RTTY activity worldwide. 
For spots, please use your favorite 
"retail" DX cluster.
On 4/9/2020 10:44 PM, neil_zampella wrote:

There is no trojan or virus in any DXLab executable.    Just as there is no virus or trojan in other ham radio programs like JTAlert, WSJT-X, and many others that get 'triggered' due to some algorithm only known to Microsoft.     I have never had a problem with any DXLab program, nor with the others I mentioned.

Its not so strange that this has occurred to many ham radio programs since this last Windows update.   The really bad design of Defender is that it does not give you any indication of what its doing nor does it give you a chance to say NO.    Another display of how Microsoft wants to 'help' you.

I use a third-party anti-virus that allows me to make the decisions on what happens when it detects 'a virus'.    I can accept the quarantine, continue to install/run the program, or take the option to send it to their 'virus lab' which then returns a result within 15 to 20 minutes (often much earlier). Most often it is a false positive, and they update their definition file at the same time.

Neil, KN3ILZ

On 4/9/2020 8:10 PM, Jack Brabham - KZ5A wrote:
I don't think this is a false positive.  Defender is finding and identifying a specific Trojan. 

I'm not reloading Dx Lab unless there is some resolution beyond "ignore it and go on".

73 Jack KZ5A


On 4/9/2020 2:14 PM, Hasan Schiers N0AN wrote:
I should add to my instructions about how to remove a file from quarantine:

I'm no computer expert. I found that this procedure works for me. In the interests of avoiding any liability from someone who gets in a jam by not following the instructions precisely, or finds them inaccurate or unhelpful:

"While believed to be correct, this advice comes with no guarantees of any kind. You alone remain responsible for the security of information on your computer system".  

It's sad, when trying to help people that a statement like this has to be made, but....

What is the saying: YMMV? Use Windows 10 at your own risk? Take a file out of quarantine at your own risk?

By the time we are done with all this CMA stuff, we might as well turn all this ham radio equipment off and watch TV. 

Nevertheless, the advice to put in a disclaimer when trying to help anyone with any software is excellent advice!

73, N0AN

Hasan


On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 3:03 PM Hasan Schiers N0AN via groups.io <hbasri.schiers6=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Mike:

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Finding and Restoring a File from Windows Defender Quarantine:

0. Close all DXLab Programs
1. Bottom Left > Search Box for your Desktop
  (Magnifying Glass just to right of Windows Icon)
2. Type in "Virus & threat protection" (no quotes)
3. The Virus & threat protection app will appear in the search results. Click on it to run it.
4. At the Top 1/4 of the page there is a link: Protection History Click on it.
5. All Recent Items are shown
6. Select the Quarantined File that has been falsely quarantined
7. Chose to Restore it
8. Close the Window

Caveat: Once you have restored the file,  you may or may not have to move it to the proper directory. Not being in front of your computer I can't really tell. 

9. Restart all your chosen DXLab Programs
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73, N0AN
Hasan


On Wed, Apr 8, 2020 at 10:33 PM Michael Schulz <mschulz@...> wrote:

Hi,

 

I just tried to update Commander to the latest version but it was stopped by Windows Defender. Below

screenshot with more info:

 

 

73 Mike K5TRI

 

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Re: Import trouble, unexpected "," in County field

KA9JAC
 

The proper format for the County Field is (State,County) ie: NJ,Monmouth

Hope this helps

73
Bob, KA9JAC


On 4/10/2020 6:49 AM, Martin Sole wrote:
Hi,

I am helping a friend to convert his excel file logbook and import it into DX Keeper. All has gone well so far by changing a few field headings to make them recognised  and then exporting the Excel file as a tab delimited file.

This file imports into DX Keeper fine with what seems to be one strange effect that I have not been able to track down.

In DXKeeper the imported log shows a , in front of every county, so instead of Monmouth it shows ,Monmouth  this of course produces a lot or errors with county changed and invalid secondary administrative subdivision.

Looking at the tab delimited file there is no evidence of the spurious ,

Is there a simple explanation for whats going on?

Martin, HS0ZED





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Import trouble, unexpected "," in County field

Martin Sole
 

Hi,

I am helping a friend to convert his excel file logbook and import it into DX Keeper. All has gone well so far by changing a few field headings to make them recognised  and then exporting the Excel file as a tab delimited file.

This file imports into DX Keeper fine with what seems to be one strange effect that I have not been able to track down.

In DXKeeper the imported log shows a , in front of every county, so instead of Monmouth it shows ,Monmouth  this of course produces a lot or errors with county changed and invalid secondary administrative subdivision.

Looking at the tab delimited file there is no evidence of the spurious ,

Is there a simple explanation for whats going on?

Martin, HS0ZED

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