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Re: Commander -- Here we go again!!!

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I just tried to upgrade Commander to the latest version and it's telling me it can't because the Commander.exe does not exist. This is after I followed the directions suggested to exclude it from being quarantined by Windows Defender. Now what do I do?

+ Directing your anti-malware application to stop quarantining Commander in the future will not undo the quarantining it has already done. Direct it to restore the quarantined Commander. If you don't know how to do that, please contact Microsoft Support.

+ Alternatively, use Windows Explorer to navigate to your Commander folder. If the file

CI-V Commander1455.exe

+ is present, make a copy of it. If that file isn't present but the file

CI-V Commander1453.exe

+ is present, make a copy of it.

+ However you created the copy, rename it to

CI-V Commander.exe

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: DXKeeper: Aux panel appears after Sync LotW QSOs operation

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Thank you Dave,

That's very interesting. But,
1. Right now I clicked on that QSO in my LPD, and the country code says 291; also the "rx band" field (in the Aux panel) says "6M". This QSO was logged to DXK from WSJT-X. I'm not surprised it contained incorrect info - I've run into that problem before. I don't understand why it is now correct in DXK.
2. Before the KD2KJU QSO I made other QSOs on 6M and 30M today. I uploaded these QSOs in very small batches to LotW, waiting a bit and then doing Sync LotW QSOs. Each time that I did this, the Aux panel appeared. These times were before the KD2KJU QSO existed. I checked these previous QSOs and they all appear correct regarding country code and rx band. I also clicked the Broke button, with a null result in the LPD.

+ The next time this behavior occurs, please place your Log file in a zip archive, attach the zip archive to an email message that describes the faulty QSO (callsign, date, time, band mode), and send the message to me via

aa6yq (at) ambersoft.com

+ so that I can see what is going on.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


DXKeeper Question

Herb Garcia
 

Is there a setting in DXKeeper that it grabs name from PathFinder when I log a QSO?

--
Herb Garcia, KM6JBI


Re: UDP Network Service

Dwight Bosselman
 

In commander, in netserv.


On 4/7/2020 12:57 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

How can I save the settings tp appear from session to session?

+ About which DXLab application are you inquiring?

       73,

             Dave, AA6YQ






Re: Commander -- Here we go again!!!

John Battin
 

I use McAfee      All is well

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Inbody, Don
Sent: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 3:53 PM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] Commander -- Here we go again!!!

 

I discovdered that Commander.exe had been renamed commander1.exe.

 

Don Inbody

Buda, TX

 

 

On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 3:49 PM Hasan Schiers N0AN <hbasri.schiers6@...> wrote:

Rich,

You  have to go into your Anti-Virus program and find the Quarantine section, Quarantine History and then see the missing file listed, then: RESTORE the file.

73, N0AN (this is for Windows Defender)

Hasan

 

 

On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 3:42 PM Richard Lawn <rjlawn@...> wrote:

I just tried to upgrade Commander to the latest version and it's telling me it can't because the Commander.exe does not exist. This is after I followed the directions suggested to exclude it from being quarantined by Windows Defender. Now what do I do?
--
Rick, W2JAZ

 


Re: Commander -- Here we go again!!!

Inbody, Don
 

I discovdered that Commander.exe had been renamed commander1.exe.

Don Inbody
Buda, TX


On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 3:49 PM Hasan Schiers N0AN <hbasri.schiers6@...> wrote:
Rich,
You  have to go into your Anti-Virus program and find the Quarantine section, Quarantine History and then see the missing file listed, then: RESTORE the file.
73, N0AN (this is for Windows Defender)
Hasan


On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 3:42 PM Richard Lawn <rjlawn@...> wrote:
I just tried to upgrade Commander to the latest version and it's telling me it can't because the Commander.exe does not exist. This is after I followed the directions suggested to exclude it from being quarantined by Windows Defender. Now what do I do?
--
Rick, W2JAZ


Re: Commander -- Here we go again!!!

Hasan Schiers N0AN
 

Rich,
You  have to go into your Anti-Virus program and find the Quarantine section, Quarantine History and then see the missing file listed, then: RESTORE the file.
73, N0AN (this is for Windows Defender)
Hasan


On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 3:42 PM Richard Lawn <rjlawn@...> wrote:
I just tried to upgrade Commander to the latest version and it's telling me it can't because the Commander.exe does not exist. This is after I followed the directions suggested to exclude it from being quarantined by Windows Defender. Now what do I do?
--
Rick, W2JAZ


Re: Commander -- Here we go again!!!

KY7M Lee
 

I finally got it going again, but Defender made it extremely difficult because its Security Center would not open after repeated tries so I could not access the Quarantined files to free them.  I DID add specific exclusions to Defender last week for all of DXLabs and for DXLabs\Commander.  It did not help today.

 

Lee, KY7M

 


Re: Commander -- Here we go again!!!

Richard Lawn
 

I just tried to upgrade Commander to the latest version and it's telling me it can't because the Commander.exe does not exist. This is after I followed the directions suggested to exclude it from being quarantined by Windows Defender. Now what do I do?
--
Rick, W2JAZ


Re: Commander -- Here we go again!!!

Fred - NA2U
 

Dave, thanks for your reply but I owe an apology to you and the group. I meant my email as a reply to a specific user, not the list. I was not prepared to jump into the fray. I’m sorry.

73,

Fred/NA2U

On Apr 7, 2020, at 12:42 PM, Dave AA6YQ <@AA6YQ> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

I haven’t user Commander locally since I started remoting. PLUS, I now have it on my “new” computer. Installed the update this morning and it doesn’t work. Windows Defender asked for permission to allow its installation and I clicked “Allow”. Zippo. I’m stuck for now. Because of all the changes I made I’m not quite sure where to start.

Fortunately, I don’t really use it.

+ Your actions have not reversed the damage caused by your anti-malware application. See

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

73,

Dave, AA6YQ







Re: DXKeeper: Aux panel appears after Sync LotW QSOs operation

John W1JA
 

Thank you Dave,

That's very interesting. But,
1. Right now I clicked on that QSO in my LPD, and the country code says 291; also the "rx band" field (in the Aux panel) says "6M". This QSO was logged to DXK from WSJT-X. I'm not surprised it contained incorrect info - I've run into that problem before. I don't understand why it is now correct in DXK.
2. Before the KD2KJU QSO I made other QSOs on 6M and 30M today. I uploaded these QSOs in very small batches to LotW, waiting a bit and then doing Sync LotW QSOs. Each time that I did this, the Aux panel appeared. These times were before the KD2KJU QSO existed. I checked these previous QSOs and they all appear correct regarding country code and rx band. I also clicked the Broke button, with a null result in the LPD.

73, John W1JA

-----Original Message-----
From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave AA6YQ
Sent: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 3:40 PM
To: john@...
Cc: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] DXKeeper: Aux panel appears after Sync LotW QSOs operation

Thanks for the errorlog.txt file, John. Here's the relevant fragment:

2020-04-07 16:58:11.524 > DXLogMain.ValidFields: KD2KJU
2020-04-07 16:58:11.525 > DXLogMain.ValidField: theDXCCID = 248, CorrectDXCCPrefix = I, DXLogMain.Fieldbox(DXCCPrefixField) = K
2020-04-07 16:58:11.525 > DXLogMain.ValidFields: not valid: DXCCID = 248
2020-04-07 16:58:11.526 > DXLogMain.ValidField: FreqRX = 50.314111, BandRX unspecified
2020-04-07 16:58:11.527 > DXLogMain.LogFrameSelect_Click, Index = 0
2020-04-07 16:58:11.527 > DXLogSetup.LogFrameVisible_Click, Index = 0, MakeVisible = True, LogFrameVisibleShift = 0
2020-04-07 16:58:11.528 > Main window height = 9525
2020-04-07 16:58:11.528 > Log grid height = 4158
2020-04-07 16:58:11.529 > DXLogMain.ValidField: enabling panel 0: BandRX error

Your logged QSO with KD2KJU as its DXCC country code set to 248 (Italy) but its DXCC Prefix set to K. Also, its BandRX item is empty though its FreqRX specifies a 6m frequency.

The combination of two different errors in the same QSO may be the reason that a label is not flashing to highlight what's wrong; I will investigate.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: QSL labels bottom line font settings greyed out

Dave AA6YQ
 

I've sent you a new version of DXKeeper that never disables the "Bottom Line Font" panel on the "QSL Configuration" window's "QSL Labels" tab.

Please let me know how it goes.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Yes it is set to 3 columns.


Re: Commander -- Here we go again!!!

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Apparently there is a problem with Microsoft Defender.

+ That's correct. It's overall approach to detecting malware is defective.

<https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2017/08/03/windows-defender-atp-machine-learning-detecting-new-and-unusual-breach-activity/>

Has the problem been reported to Microsoft?

+ Thousands of times (not all by me).

+ The correct approach to defending against malware is to make the operating system kernel secure, and provide each active process with a secure environment in which to execute. These techniques were well understood when I was studying operating system design back in 1971. For example:

<https://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/13740>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Commander -- Here we go again!!!

Hasan Schiers N0AN
 

For Windows Defender two things are needed and it will work fine (until it doesn't), then you have to follow the instructions below. My copy of Defender has behaved itself by and large, but I did have to restore a file from quarantine on the 23rd of March. (SpotCollector)

1. In Defender,  make an exclusion for the entire DXLab folder...not a file, a folder.

2. Learn how to get a file out of Quarantine (restore). The steps required have been posted here many times.

Once you have excluded DXLab apps from virus checking, all the apps will run fine, if, and only if, you RESTORE any that got quarantined earlier.

Since I did that many months ago, it is fairly rare to have a DXLab file get quarantined after having excluded it in Defender, but it can happen. If it does, go into Defender's Quarantine (history) and RESTORE it.

This is going to happen to nearly all anti-virus programs, not just Defender.

HamApps' JTAlert has been having a very difficult time with the same issue. Again, create an exception or exclusion for the JTAlert directory and RESTORE any prior quarantined files and you should be good, until the next time this kind of thing shows up....and it will.

The advantage being, you now know how to fix the problem.

There are also two kinds of situations that may result in a quarantine:

1. From the the download itself. (no install yet)
    Solution: Go to Defender quarantine and Restore the file. Then you can install it.

2. Files already installed have disappeared. Go to Defender quarantine and Restore them.

As long as you have an exclusion enabled for the program directory, there will only be a few instances where you have to go back in and restore, but these days, it's important to know how to do it. (for whatever anti-virus program you are using)

Bottom line: the anti-virus software is not getting any better in terms of false-positives. The only solution I have seen is to learn how to recognize when your A-V software has asserted itself, and how to use the anti-virus software you have to recover/restore the disappeared file.

...because until you find (and pay for) the perfect anti-virus program, you are going to see this issue crop up  again and again.

73, N0AN
Hasan


On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 2:20 PM Knut Meland <knut.meland@...> wrote:
Apparently there is a problem with Microsoft Defender. Has the problem
been reported to Microsoft?
I tried to do so. Did anyone else?

73 de Knut LA9RY

Den 07.04.2020 20.14, skrev Dave AA6YQ:
> + AA6YQ comments below
>
> What is the permanent fix other than killing Windows 10?
>
> + Switch to a competent anti-malware application.
>
>         73,
>
>               Dave, AA6YQ
>
>
>
>
>




Re: Commander -- Here we go again!!!

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I haven’t user Commander locally since I started remoting. PLUS, I now have it on my “new” computer. Installed the update this morning and it doesn’t work. Windows Defender asked for permission to allow its installation and I clicked “Allow”. Zippo. I’m stuck for now. Because of all the changes I made I’m not quite sure where to start.

Fortunately, I don’t really use it.

+ Your actions have not reversed the damage caused by your anti-malware application. See

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

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: DXKeeper: Aux panel appears after Sync LotW QSOs operation

Dave AA6YQ
 

Thanks for the errorlog.txt file, John. Here's the relevant fragment:

2020-04-07 16:58:11.524 > DXLogMain.ValidFields: KD2KJU
2020-04-07 16:58:11.525 > DXLogMain.ValidField: theDXCCID = 248, CorrectDXCCPrefix = I, DXLogMain.Fieldbox(DXCCPrefixField) = K
2020-04-07 16:58:11.525 > DXLogMain.ValidFields: not valid: DXCCID = 248
2020-04-07 16:58:11.526 > DXLogMain.ValidField: FreqRX = 50.314111, BandRX unspecified
2020-04-07 16:58:11.527 > DXLogMain.LogFrameSelect_Click, Index = 0
2020-04-07 16:58:11.527 > DXLogSetup.LogFrameVisible_Click, Index = 0, MakeVisible = True, LogFrameVisibleShift = 0
2020-04-07 16:58:11.528 > Main window height = 9525
2020-04-07 16:58:11.528 > Log grid height = 4158
2020-04-07 16:58:11.529 > DXLogMain.ValidField: enabling panel 0: BandRX error

Your logged QSO with KD2KJU as its DXCC country code set to 248 (Italy) but its DXCC Prefix set to K. Also, its BandRX item is empty though its FreqRX specifies a 6m frequency.

The combination of two different errors in the same QSO may be the reason that a label is not flashing to highlight what's wrong; I will investigate.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Commander -- Here we go again!!!

Knut Meland
 

Apparently there is a problem with Microsoft Defender. Has the problem been reported to Microsoft?
I tried to do so. Did anyone else?

73 de Knut LA9RY

Den 07.04.2020 20.14, skrev Dave AA6YQ:

+ AA6YQ comments below

What is the permanent fix other than killing Windows 10?

+ Switch to a competent anti-malware application.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ




Re: Commander -- Here we go again!!!

Fred - NA2U
 

I haven’t user Commander locally since I started remoting.  PLUS, I now have it on my “new” computer.  Installed the update this morning and it doesn’t work.  Windows Defender asked for permission to allow its installation and I clicked “Allow”.  Zippo.  I’m stuck for now.  Because of all the changes I made I’m not quite sure where to start.  

Fortunately, I don’t really use it.  Will keep you posted. 

73,

Fred/NA2U

On Apr 7, 2020, at 8:54 AM, KY7M Lee <ars.ky7m@...> wrote:



Windows Defender went nuts again today and has totally blocked Commander update and last working exe file.   I had added DXLab to the exclusion list after the last go round.  It won’t even show the old file in my Dropbox on this computer after I added the working Commander.exe file to Dropbox from my other shack computer.

 

What is the permanent fix other than killing Windows 10?  I was able to get the Windows 7 Commander going again because Windows Security Essentials is much more user friendly for restoring blocked files than Defender.

 

73,

Lee, KY7M


Re: DXKeeper: Aux panel appears after Sync LotW QSOs operation

John W1JA
 

Message sent!

-----Original Message-----
From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave AA6YQ
Sent: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 2:31 PM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] DXKeeper: Aux panel appears after Sync LotW QSOs operation

+ AA6YQ comments below

-----Original Message-----
From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of John Pelham
Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2020 2:19 PM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: [DXLab] DXKeeper: Aux panel appears after Sync LotW QSOs operation

DXK 15.4.8. When I do a Sync LotW QSOs operation, and return to the Log QSOs tab, the Auxiliary panel appears. Nothing in the panel is red, or blue, or flashing. When I close the Aux panel, the DXK main window does not return to its previous size, and I must resize it manually.

The issue used to occur very occasionally, maybe once in 100 operations, from the time a few years ago when I started with DXKeeper, until a few months ago when it disappeared.

Starting today, I have done 5 Sync LotW QSOs operations, and it has happened every time. Since it happens every time, I captured a debug log during the 4th operation; I can send it if it would be helpful.

+ Please attach the errorlog.txt file from your DXKeeper folder to an email message, and send the message to me via

aa6yq (at) ambersoft.com

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: DXKeeper: Aux panel appears after Sync LotW QSOs operation

Salvatore Besso
 

at least someone else that has my same problem, every now and then.

73 de
Salvatore (I4FYV)