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Re: Help Commander Disappeared

Paul&Tracy Richards
 

Hello Guys

I now have this problem as well on my Windows 10 machine - both Dx Commander and Dxkeeper exes have disappeared and I can no longer reinstall or update these applications (at least not without uninstalling DXlab and starting from scratch).

MS processed a significant update to both my Windows 10 machines overnight - the other Windows 10 machine was not affected (not yet anyway). 

BUT

At risk of stirring up further angst .........

Even though the problem may be Windows update related ... I can report that both the missing applications were working fine post update for at least a couple of hours. DXCommander disappeared first and then about another 2 hours later DXkeeper disappeared as well. I have tried various methods to reinstall and no luck so far. 

I am not about to reformat my machine or suspect hardware issues until such time as I see issues appearing with other non DXlab applications. I have backups of all my data - so if my ssd hard drive goes down I can live with it

Cheers
Paul - vk4ma

Something strange is going on here 


Re: Infected file for Commander 14.5.5 update?

Carl Lester
 

THANKS, Dave!  Yup, just Windows Defender playing badly.  Been running Win10 and DXLab for a long time, and never saw that before.  Anyway, restored/recovered from quarantine and all working again.

73, Carl,  K2YR


Re: Infected file for Commander 14.5.5 update?

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I am having same issue.tonight. And after I tried to update commander and DXKeeper, Windows defender stopped it, saying severe issue, and points to a trojan horse attack?.
Then I noticed the most recent exe files are now gone. I then renamed the last update i had to ie: DxKeeper.exe, and it worked, but after trying to upgrade to most recent version, it was stopped, and the .exe file was also gone again.

+ See

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/FalsePositive>


Carl, K2YR


Re: Infected file for Commander 14.5.5 update?

Carl Lester
 

Hello!

I am having same issue.tonight.  And after I tried to update commander and DXKeeper, Windows defender stopped it, saying severe issue, and points to a trojan horse attack?.  
Then I noticed the most recent exe files are now gone.  I then renamed the last update i had to ie: DxKeeper.exe, and it worked, but after trying to upgrade to most recent version, it was stopped, and the .exe file was also gone again.

Carl, K2YR


Re: Kenwood TS-480HX and DXLab Commander

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Thanks for the tips, Dave. Looks like we have it working now at 4800 bps which he's using for the other software.

+ Great! Thanks for helping out, Jed.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Infected file for Commander 14.5.5 update?

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

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

screenshot with more info:

+ See

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/FalsePositive>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Kenwood TS-480HX and DXLab Commander

Jed Petrovich
 

Thanks for the tips, Dave. Looks like we have it working now at 4800 bps which he's using for the other software.

Jed
AD7KG

On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 10:37 PM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

I've spent the last hour and a half attempting to assist another ham via a Teamviewer session get Commander working the his TS-480HX. He has a RT Systems USB-63 cable and the RT Systems driver installed. (Viewing this via Windows Device Manager COM ports.)

RT USB-63: https://www.rtsystemsinc.com/USB-63-Programming-CAT-Cable-p/usb-63.htm

His rig is likely set to 9600 bps (Kenwood default), but I'm working with him to confirm.

In Commander I selected KENWOOD and the port is 9600 8 N 1 with DTS and RTS are both set to On. The Port# is set to COM5. (Port appears/disappears in Device Manager Ports when he plugs/unplugs the cable and port is set to 9600/8/N/1.)

+ RTS should be set to "On", but DTR should be set to "Off".

System notes:
1) Has a K5IFNZ "Easy Digi" device attached to his laptop and this is plugged into the DIN/Data port on the TS-480.

2) He has an RTL-SDR dongle which is connected to the via an IF connection inside the TS-480.
3) Also runs HDSDR software as a panadapter. All of this appears to be working OK. HOWEVER, this software was NOT running when we tried to connect to Commander, but all of the cables for Easy Digi and IF cable are still plugged into the rig.
4) Also using a non-powered USB 4-port hub. Ports connected to the USB-63, IF wire, and Easy Digi.


We did attempt to connect the TS-480 using the USB-63 plugged directly into the laptop (no USB hub). We did power down the rig and rebooted the computer, etc.

+ I would start the debugging with in this "directly connected" configuration. Step 1 is to make sure the Commander and the radio are set to the same baud rate, word length of 8, 1 stop bit. With the port's RTS set to "on", Commander should track the transceiver's frequency and mode, and be able to set the transceiver's frequency and mode.

    73,

              Dave, AA6YQ





Re: Infected file for Commander 14.5.5 update?

John
 

Im no longer taking the class.I need to be a man and go to work, my wife has been supporting me too long and that's unfair to her.


On Wed, Apr 8, 2020, 22:33 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

 

--

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

 


Infected file for Commander 14.5.5 update?

Michael Schulz <mschulz@...>
 

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

 

--

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

 


Re: Launcher Upgrade

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Your last gave me the clue. I opened the Icon's properties, dropped the 210 , and all works fine. Thanks so much

+ Great! Ignore my last post...

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Launcher Upgrade

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I use the DXLabs icon

+ By that, I assume you mean that there's an icon for the DXLab Launcher on the Windows Desktop that when double-clicked starts the Launcher.

+ Right-click this icon, and select the Properties command from the pop-up menu. In the Properties window that appears, select the Shortcut tab. What appears in the "Target" textbox?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Launcher Upgrade

Conrad
 

Your last gave me the clue. I opened the Icon's properties, dropped the 210 , and all works fine. Thanks so much

73 
Conrad Appel
W5CHA


Re: Launcher Upgrade

Conrad
 

I use the DXLabs icon

BTW I am not sure why the Browser was that way but I fixed. 


Re: upgrade to latest Commander, now asks for permission to run (Win7)

Ron Rossi
 

For the record I am not at all concerned about the Defender thing, nor do I consider that anything to do with you in the least.

I did try a the same as your instructions with CI-V Commander1440.exe and that does NOT ask permission when copied to CI-V Commander.exe.

So copy 1455 and rename to CI-V Commander.exe asks permission.
copy 1440 and rename to CI-V Commander.exe no permission request.
--
73 es God Bless de Ron KK1L <><


Re: upgrade to latest Commander, now asks for permission to run (Win7)

Ron Rossi
 

No request for permission at step 3.
Yes request for permission when copied and renamed to CI-V Commander.exe

--
73 es God Bless de Ron KK1L <><


Re: DXKeeper Display Issue

Gilbert Baron W0MN
 

How true. I have a 27 in HDMI and can read it but the other is an OLD 19 IN
4x3 and contrast is low. I need a new one. I usually leave my glasses off
when operating. I cannot stand my BiFocals for that. Unfortunately I still
have to pick which windows are on top.
I did luck out a bit on graphics as had to get a gaming card for the
grandkids games.

I have a very old Steel Office desk and still wish I had more space, even
with the two pullout shelves. One holds papers and the other a PS2 keyboard
for CW. I never did get very good with a paddle. I use it at times bit the
Keyboard with my MFJ reader/keyer is much better.

Outlook Laptop Gil W0MN
Hierro candente, batir de repente
44.08226N 92.51265W EN34rb

-----Original Message-----
From: DXLab@groups.io <DXLab@groups.io> On Behalf Of w6de
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 18:31
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] DXKeeper Display Issue

Dave, KB3MOW:

Take a look at this article I wrote several years ago:
http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/MonitorsForOldEyes
In particular, read the very last paragraph about text may not fit into text
boxes.
The rest of the article describes how to select a monitor, should you decide
to upgrade.

I have been continuously upgrading my Monitors and Video cards, and I have
not found that any particular video card/monitor configuration to exhibit
the symptoms you describe. Providing the video card can handle the quantity
of pixels on your monitors, they should all work. Since I wrote the "old
eyes" article I have upgraded to an Acer 34" curved monitor with 3440 x 1440
pixels @ 100 Hz refresh rate. I still can drive this monitor with my old
small on-board memory video cards. But, because I ran out of proper
connections on the old cards, I upgraded to a newer video card that can
drive the 34" monitor, along with two older 23.5" monitors.

Best Regards,
Dave, w6de

-----Original Message-----
From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave Corio via
groups.io
Sent: 08 April, 2020 21:54
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] DXKeeper Display Issue

Doesn't look like that's possible on this old HP. The BIOS gives the option
of PCI, PCI Express, or Onboard. No combination appears to exist.
This PC is almost 10 years old, so not as many bells & whistles! Going to
dig a little deeper, and appreciate the input!

73
Dave - KB3MOW


On 4/8/2020 4:37 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

The video card is no longer supported and drives both monitors.
Motherboard video is disabled. I'm going to try decreasing the scaling
a
percentage point at a time and see if I can zero in on what
(hopefully) works. Might be an easier option to just get glasses!

+ Another alternative you could try: activate the motherboard video,
+ and
use it to drive the secondary monitor.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ












--
W0MN EN34rb 44.08226 N 92.51265 W

Hierro candente, batir de repente

HP Laptop


Re: Launcher Upgrade

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

The Browser Path name is D:\dxlab\launcher\DXLabLauncher.exe
The application Program Path is D:\dxlab\launcher\DXLabLauncher210.exe

If I use Explorer to start Launcher using D:\dxlab\launcher\DXLabLauncher.exe, it starts in the new version as it should. Unfortunately the Program Path is locked and I can't change the path.

Is there a way to unlock it?

+ The Launcher's "Program Path" shows the path you used to start it. If the Launcher's Program Path specifies DXLabLauncher210.exe, that’s' because whatever mechanism you're using to start the Launcher is specifying DXLabLauncher210.exe

+ How do you usually start the Launcher?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: upgrade to latest Commander, now asks for permission to run (Win7)

Dave AA6YQ
 

A bit more research reveals that request by request by windows to allow the running of a program from an unknown source is partly a function of your Windows User Account Control (UAC) settings.

When the Launcher upgrades a DXLab application, it downloads a self-extracting executable, extracts the new application executable (e.g. DXView464.exe), places that new executable in the appropriate folder. Then it deletes the application's "current executable" (e.g. DXView.exe), makes a copy of the new executable (e.g. DXView464.exe), and renames that copy (in the case of DXVIew, to DXView.exe). None of this is accomplished with Administrative privileges enabled. Subsequently running the new DXView.exe does not result in Windows asking for confirmation to run a program from an unknown source.

Something you did caused Windows to alter what it considers the provenance of the file

CI-V Commander.exe

My research found no way to prevent the "run a program from an unknown source" question, other than by running with Admin privileges (don't do that!) or perhaps by reducing your UAC settings to a lower level of security.

Please do the following:

1. terminate Commander, if it's running

2. using Windows Explorer, navigate to your Commander folder

3. double-click the entry for the file

CI-V Commander1445.exe

Does Windows ask for permission to run a program from an unknown source ?

If the answer is "no", then

4. delete the file

CI-V Commander.exe

5. make a copy of the file

CI-V Commander1445.exe

6. rename the copy

CI-V Commander.exe

7. double-click the entry for the file

CI-V Commander.exe

Does Windows ask for permission to run a program from an unknown source ?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Launcher Upgrade

Conrad
 

The Browser Path name is D:\dxlab\launcher\DXLabLauncher.exe
The application Program Path is D:\dxlab\launcher\DXLabLauncher210.exe

If I use Explorer to start Launcher using D:\dxlab\launcher\DXLabLauncher.exe, it starts in the new version as it should. Unfortunately the Program Path is locked and I can't change the path.

Is there a way to unlock it?


Re: DXKeeper Display Issue

w6de
 

Dave, KB3MOW:

Take a look at this article I wrote several years ago:
http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/MonitorsForOldEyes
In particular, read the very last paragraph about text may not fit into text
boxes.
The rest of the article describes how to select a monitor, should you decide
to upgrade.

I have been continuously upgrading my Monitors and Video cards, and I have
not found that any particular video card/monitor configuration to exhibit
the symptoms you describe. Providing the video card can handle the quantity
of pixels on your monitors, they should all work. Since I wrote the "old
eyes" article I have upgraded to an Acer 34" curved monitor with 3440 x 1440
pixels @ 100 Hz refresh rate. I still can drive this monitor with my old
small on-board memory video cards. But, because I ran out of proper
connections on the old cards, I upgraded to a newer video card that can
drive the 34" monitor, along with two older 23.5" monitors.

Best Regards,
Dave, w6de

-----Original Message-----
From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave Corio via
groups.io
Sent: 08 April, 2020 21:54
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] DXKeeper Display Issue

Doesn't look like that's possible on this old HP. The BIOS gives the
option of PCI, PCI Express, or Onboard. No combination appears to exist.
This PC is almost 10 years old, so not as many bells & whistles! Going
to dig a little deeper, and appreciate the input!

73
Dave - KB3MOW


On 4/8/2020 4:37 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

The video card is no longer supported and drives both monitors.
Motherboard video is disabled. I'm going to try decreasing the scaling a
percentage point at a time and see if I can zero in on what
(hopefully) works. Might be an easier option to just get glasses!

+ Another alternative you could try: activate the motherboard video, and
use it to drive the secondary monitor.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ