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Re: Prop View

Joe WB9SBD
 

Ok No images,,

It is telling me that it can not download the sunspot numbers from,.....  security problem

Joe WB9SBD

On 4/5/2020 10:56 AM, Joe WB9SBD wrote:
I tried to open PV just now and I am getting this error.

What to do to fix?

Joe WB9SBD




Re: To everyone reporting that Commander has stopped working because their Anti-malware has reported it to be infected with a virus

Carl Licari-NX5T
 

Update: I changed the name of Commander1440.exe to Commander.exe and got Commander to launch and did the upgrade to Commander1455.exe. Now the old rename of 1440 to Commander.exe is in the folder with Commander1455.exe. Shud I now delete the renamed 1440 file and then rename the 1455 file to Commander.exe? How can I see what Commander is actually running?
Thx
Carl


Re: To everyone reporting that Commander has stopped working because their Anti-malware has reported it to be infected with a virus

g4wjs
 

On 05/04/2020 16:47, Carl Licari-NX5T wrote:
I'm not getting a malware alert. When I try to launch DxLab it says commander. exe does not exist.
I don't have CI-V Commander1453.exe, the latest I have is CI-V Commander 1440.exe and cannot get the update installed.
Any ideas?

Thx
Carl
NX5T
Carl,

open up Windows Defender, go to History, check Quarantined items, press the View details button. Locate the entry for the quarantined Commander.exe (probably labelled Trojan:Win32/Azden.B!cl), select it and press the Restore button.



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73

Bill

G4WJS.


Prop View

Joe WB9SBD
 

I tried to open PV just now and I am getting this error.

What to do to fix?

Joe WB9SBD



Re: To everyone reporting that Commander has stopped working because their Anti-malware has reported it to be infected with a virus

Carl Licari-NX5T
 
Edited

I'm not getting a malware alert. When I try to launch DxLab it says commander. exe does not exist.
I don't have CI-V Commander1453.exe, the latest I have is CI-V Commander 1440.exe and cannot get the update installed.
Any ideas?

Thx
Carl 
NX5T


Re: The Sky is falling

Björn SM7IUN
 

Thanks Dave,

This surge in Microsoft-related false positives have gone past me. 

My view is that cybersecurity is more behavior and knowledge than tools. 

Björn SM7IUN

Den sön 5 apr. 2020 kl 10:34 skrev Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...>:

+ AA6YQ comments below

I can't help noticing you recommend using other than Microsoft's products for anti-malware.

From a security standpoint this may be true (I don't have the expertise to judge) but in the past four years I have only had one single case of false positives and one performance related issue (which was easily solved using a manual exception) using the firewall and anti-malware built into Windows 10 with ham radio software.

On this and other reflectors I frequently see fellow hams suffering from false positives, performance etc. with non-Microsoft anti-malware products.

So, at least in my particular case, I have been more happy (and spent far less money) relying on Microsoft also in this area also.

+ Over the past ~2 weeks, there has been a marked upswing in false positives in Microsoft anti-malware applications, accompanied by the autonomous removal of DXLab executables. To the extent that ops respond to these as recommended in

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

+ this would be harmless, but a serious diagnosis coming from a previously trustworthy Microsoft application has stampeded several ops into over-reacting. Several are now re-installing Windows on their C: drives.

            73,

                   Dave, AA6YQ






Re: qso not accepted by lotw

Norman Heyen
 

Hi Dave,
Trying to do this, but in step 2, the check box for "Permit uploading of QSO's already uploaded to LOTW" is greyed out.

I have WSJT-X and JTAlert installed and configured.

Any thoughts?

Norman

On April 4, 2020, at 9:18 PM, Dave AA6YQ <@AA6YQ> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

On March 23rd I made 8 FT8 qsos. I uploaded all 8 on the 24th to the lotw site, just like I've done hundreds of other times.
2 of the qsos went to U and then to Y like they are supposed to. The other 6 are still at U as I type this. I have tried to send these 6 qsos one at a time to the lotw site by right clicking and selecting upload to lotw, but I get an error message that says it's already been uploaded to lotw.
I just checked the LOTW site and the 2 qsos that set y on lotw sent are there, but these other 6 are not.
Other than deleting the current qsos, and inputting manually, is there something else I might try?

+ LotW was having "problems" at that time. To recover,

1. in the Filter panel at the bottom of the Main window's "Log QSOs" tab, click the LoTW button; this will populate the Log Page Display with all QSOs submitted to LoTW, but not yet accepted by LoTW

2 on the "QSL Configuration" window's LoTW tab, check the "Permit uploading of QSOs already uploaded to LoTW" button

3. on the Main window's QSL tab,

3a. set the "QSL Via" panel to LoTW

3b. click the "Add All" button

3c. a small window will inform you that the Log Page Display is filtered, and ask if you want this filter removed; click the No button

3d. another small window will ask if you want to generate QSL queue entries for X Log Page Display QSOs; click the Yes button

4. click the "Upload to LoTW" button

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: The Sky is falling

Rod Greene
 

I agree too. Ever since Windows 7 came out, I have only used Microsoft's anti-virus with no problems.

73, Rod/w7zrc

On Sunday, April 5, 2020, 7:35:19 AM MDT, Gilbert Baron W0MN <w0mn00@...> wrote:


Total agreement here. 

iPad Gil W0MN
Hierro Candente Batir de Repente
44.08226 N 92.51265 W EN34rb

On Apr 5, 2020, at 2:36 AM, Björn Ekelund, SM7IUN <bjorn@...> wrote:


Dave,

I can't help noticing you recommend using other than Microsoft's products for anti-malware.

From a security standpoint this may be true (I don't have the expertise to judge) but in the 
past four years I have only had one single case of false positives and one performance 
related issue (which was easily solved using a manual exception) using the firewall and 
anti-malware built into Windows 10 with ham radio software. 

On this and other reflectors I frequently see fellow hams suffering from false positives, 
performance etc. with non-Microsoft anti-malware products. 

So, at least in my particular case, I have been more happy (and spent far less money) 
relying on Microsoft also in this area also. 

Björn SM7IUN


Den sön 5 apr. 2020 kl 00:45 skrev Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...>:
+ AA6YQ comments below

Dave is being kind to you guys and I suspect that his sense of decorum prohibits him from saying what he really feels

+ That's not correct. It is the policy of this Group to accept and politely answer all questions, no matter how many times they have
already been asked and answered. DXLab pushes the limits on the use of computing in amateur radio. While interference from defective
anti-malware applications isn't the result of this limit pushing, it's to be expected that many users won't know what to do when
this happens,  and some will take actions that are counterproductive. Chastising users for this behavior will accomplish nothing
other than discouraging future posts, and possibly future DXLab users.

+ Learning how to manage one's personal computer is not the focus of this group, but sharing "best practices" certainly is.
Anti-malware applications are a challenge, because misconfiguring them could result in the exposure and loss of information, which
could in turn produce very bad consequences. Thus I do not provide advice on configuring specific anti-malware applications, and go
no further than to report that in my use of the free version of AVG over the past ~20 years, I have never experienced a malware
infection, or had one of my applications damaged or impeded by its presence. There are other anti-malware applications that are
frequently reported to have similar virtues.

+ Microsoft is not the enemy. Without Windows, there would be no DXLab. In the early 1990s, I established a strategic partnership
between Rational Software and Microsoft to promote our companys' mutual interest in modern software engineering for use in
enterprise computing. We'd made a successful transition from our proprietary computer architecture and operating system to Unix, and
needed to understand the challenges that our new Windows customers were experiencing. I'd gotten my amateur radio license in 1990
and wanted to develop software to aid in DXing; to gain personal experience with Windows, I began using Microsoft's development
tools to build what ultimately became DXLab. I still have friends at Microsoft, one a senior executive who assigned 2 engineers over
a weekend to correct a regression in Windows 10 that prevented DDE (and thus DXLab) from working correctly.

+ Yes, Windows 10 and Microsoft's anti-malware products have defects and deficiencies. My advice is to avoid Microsoft products for
which better alternatives are available. Like anti-malware.

+ Thanks for the offer, but I do not accept donations. I develop DXLab because I enjoy working directly with users to build useful
software. If you absolutely have to make a financial donation, I recommend St. Jude's Children's hospital; they do excellent work
with low administrative overhead.

         73,

                 Dave, AA6YQ





--

W0MN EN34rb 44.08226 N 92.51265 W

Hierro candente, batir de repente

HP Laptop


Re: The Sky is falling

Peter Laws / N5UWY
 

On Sun, Apr 5, 2020 at 2:36 AM Björn Ekelund, SM7IUN <@SM7IUN> wrote:

I can't help noticing you recommend using other than Microsoft's products for anti-malware.

From a security standpoint this may be true (I don't have the expertise to judge) but in the
past four years I have only had one single case of false positives and one performance
related issue (which was easily solved using a manual exception) using the firewall and
anti-malware built into Windows 10 with ham radio software.

On this and other reflectors I frequently see fellow hams suffering from false positives,
performance etc. with non-Microsoft anti-malware products.

So, at least in my particular case, I have been more happy (and spent far less money)
relying on Microsoft also in this area also.
This matches my experience with W10. The only other time Windows
Defender has tripped was with JT-Alert. Since I'm not as familiar
with the "production facilities" of that package like I am with DXLab,
I elected to live without the software rather than trying to figure
out if it was a false alarm or a legit threat. When it tripped again
this week on Commander, that was a different story - no Commander
would mean, basically, no ham radio. :-)

I did post here right at the beginning of the flood and it was
immediately apparent that either Commander was infected with a
non-COVID-19 virus or there was a problem with Windows Defender.
Clearly, it's the latter. The virus checker checker Dave posted at
this link quickly made that clear:
https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/FalsePositive

Before "fixing" Commander, I did back up my TQSL certs and my log as
well as saving the registry settings for all DXLab components to my
Dropbox account. Log and TQSL backups are regular (actually, the log
is backed up whenever I run DXKeeper) but the registry stuff isn't
done by me frequently enough.

What's most annoying is that Defender's MO seems to have changed. I
never had the opportunity to white-list Commander, manually quarantine
it, or anything, even though that's part of that program. Defender
just "took it away". Googling around, I couldn't even figure out
where its quarantine directory is.

Still, I have no intention of simply marking favored programs as "OK"
preemptively. That's no way to run a railroad. And I have no plans
to buy software to do Defender's job.


--
Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!


Launcher slow to load

Kurt Cathcart
 

Several weeks (maybe months) ago, I noticed that Launcher was slow to load after a reboot.  Slow means several minutes.  Actually I believe the Launcher did load but the app did not show up on the desk top.  After several minutes, Launcher would appear and all would work great.  If I closed launcher and re-launched Launcher would still be slow.  Launcher would show as running  in Task Manager even though the app would not display on the desk top.  If I click on the Launcher icon, it would say that DXLabLauncher was already running. After the computer has been running for about 30 minutes or so, this behavior went away and all seemed normal.

For various reasons,  I recently rebuild the computer.  With minimal apps installed (browsers, email client, sound card drivers, etc...) I did a fresh install of Launcher.  The behavior is the same.  I don't know about after 30 minutes yet, though.  There is no error log file.  An exception has been added to Windows Defender.  This is a Win10 Pro machine with the latest patches.

Suggestions?

-Kurt, KR2C


Re: The Sky is falling

Gilbert Baron W0MN
 

Total agreement here. 

iPad Gil W0MN
Hierro Candente Batir de Repente
44.08226 N 92.51265 W EN34rb

On Apr 5, 2020, at 2:36 AM, Björn Ekelund, SM7IUN <bjorn@...> wrote:


Dave,

I can't help noticing you recommend using other than Microsoft's products for anti-malware.

From a security standpoint this may be true (I don't have the expertise to judge) but in the 
past four years I have only had one single case of false positives and one performance 
related issue (which was easily solved using a manual exception) using the firewall and 
anti-malware built into Windows 10 with ham radio software. 

On this and other reflectors I frequently see fellow hams suffering from false positives, 
performance etc. with non-Microsoft anti-malware products. 

So, at least in my particular case, I have been more happy (and spent far less money) 
relying on Microsoft also in this area also. 

Björn SM7IUN


Den sön 5 apr. 2020 kl 00:45 skrev Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...>:
+ AA6YQ comments below

Dave is being kind to you guys and I suspect that his sense of decorum prohibits him from saying what he really feels

+ That's not correct. It is the policy of this Group to accept and politely answer all questions, no matter how many times they have
already been asked and answered. DXLab pushes the limits on the use of computing in amateur radio. While interference from defective
anti-malware applications isn't the result of this limit pushing, it's to be expected that many users won't know what to do when
this happens,  and some will take actions that are counterproductive. Chastising users for this behavior will accomplish nothing
other than discouraging future posts, and possibly future DXLab users.

+ Learning how to manage one's personal computer is not the focus of this group, but sharing "best practices" certainly is.
Anti-malware applications are a challenge, because misconfiguring them could result in the exposure and loss of information, which
could in turn produce very bad consequences. Thus I do not provide advice on configuring specific anti-malware applications, and go
no further than to report that in my use of the free version of AVG over the past ~20 years, I have never experienced a malware
infection, or had one of my applications damaged or impeded by its presence. There are other anti-malware applications that are
frequently reported to have similar virtues.

+ Microsoft is not the enemy. Without Windows, there would be no DXLab. In the early 1990s, I established a strategic partnership
between Rational Software and Microsoft to promote our companys' mutual interest in modern software engineering for use in
enterprise computing. We'd made a successful transition from our proprietary computer architecture and operating system to Unix, and
needed to understand the challenges that our new Windows customers were experiencing. I'd gotten my amateur radio license in 1990
and wanted to develop software to aid in DXing; to gain personal experience with Windows, I began using Microsoft's development
tools to build what ultimately became DXLab. I still have friends at Microsoft, one a senior executive who assigned 2 engineers over
a weekend to correct a regression in Windows 10 that prevented DDE (and thus DXLab) from working correctly.

+ Yes, Windows 10 and Microsoft's anti-malware products have defects and deficiencies. My advice is to avoid Microsoft products for
which better alternatives are available. Like anti-malware.

+ Thanks for the offer, but I do not accept donations. I develop DXLab because I enjoy working directly with users to build useful
software. If you absolutely have to make a financial donation, I recommend St. Jude's Children's hospital; they do excellent work
with low administrative overhead.

         73,

                 Dave, AA6YQ





--

W0MN EN34rb 44.08226 N 92.51265 W

Hierro candente, batir de repente

HP Laptop


Re: Error message trying to upgrade Commander also short cut not working

k1ggi
 

 > The .exe is still in there.
You dont say whether you are in fact hiding file extensions, as Dave alluded to, but your remark is suspicious.
If that is the case, then you have now named your file "CI-V Commander.exe.exe" (without the quotes.)
As a quick check, rename the and remove the .exe so the .exe is _not_ in there.
Any joy?


On Sat, Apr 4, 2020 at 08:13 PM, Marv Stasak wrote:
C and I assume a capital I and not a lower case L then the hyphen and V then space.  All in order and it still doesn't work.  The .exe is still in there. I've also switched my antivirus software to ESET which is what I have on the other 2 computers in the house.  I thought, since I had nothing but my ham software on this computer, using Microsoft"s antivirus  program would be ok.  How wrong I was.

Marv, N8HZM


Re: The Sky is falling

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I can't help noticing you recommend using other than Microsoft's products for anti-malware.

From a security standpoint this may be true (I don't have the expertise to judge) but in the past four years I have only had one single case of false positives and one performance related issue (which was easily solved using a manual exception) using the firewall and anti-malware built into Windows 10 with ham radio software.

On this and other reflectors I frequently see fellow hams suffering from false positives, performance etc. with non-Microsoft anti-malware products.

So, at least in my particular case, I have been more happy (and spent far less money) relying on Microsoft also in this area also.

+ Over the past ~2 weeks, there has been a marked upswing in false positives in Microsoft anti-malware applications, accompanied by the autonomous removal of DXLab executables. To the extent that ops respond to these as recommended in

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

+ this would be harmless, but a serious diagnosis coming from a previously trustworthy Microsoft application has stampeded several ops into over-reacting. Several are now re-installing Windows on their C: drives.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: The Sky is falling

Björn SM7IUN
 

Dave,

I can't help noticing you recommend using other than Microsoft's products for anti-malware.

From a security standpoint this may be true (I don't have the expertise to judge) but in the 
past four years I have only had one single case of false positives and one performance 
related issue (which was easily solved using a manual exception) using the firewall and 
anti-malware built into Windows 10 with ham radio software. 

On this and other reflectors I frequently see fellow hams suffering from false positives, 
performance etc. with non-Microsoft anti-malware products. 

So, at least in my particular case, I have been more happy (and spent far less money) 
relying on Microsoft also in this area also. 

Björn SM7IUN


Den sön 5 apr. 2020 kl 00:45 skrev Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...>:

+ AA6YQ comments below

Dave is being kind to you guys and I suspect that his sense of decorum prohibits him from saying what he really feels

+ That's not correct. It is the policy of this Group to accept and politely answer all questions, no matter how many times they have
already been asked and answered. DXLab pushes the limits on the use of computing in amateur radio. While interference from defective
anti-malware applications isn't the result of this limit pushing, it's to be expected that many users won't know what to do when
this happens,  and some will take actions that are counterproductive. Chastising users for this behavior will accomplish nothing
other than discouraging future posts, and possibly future DXLab users.

+ Learning how to manage one's personal computer is not the focus of this group, but sharing "best practices" certainly is.
Anti-malware applications are a challenge, because misconfiguring them could result in the exposure and loss of information, which
could in turn produce very bad consequences. Thus I do not provide advice on configuring specific anti-malware applications, and go
no further than to report that in my use of the free version of AVG over the past ~20 years, I have never experienced a malware
infection, or had one of my applications damaged or impeded by its presence. There are other anti-malware applications that are
frequently reported to have similar virtues.

+ Microsoft is not the enemy. Without Windows, there would be no DXLab. In the early 1990s, I established a strategic partnership
between Rational Software and Microsoft to promote our companys' mutual interest in modern software engineering for use in
enterprise computing. We'd made a successful transition from our proprietary computer architecture and operating system to Unix, and
needed to understand the challenges that our new Windows customers were experiencing. I'd gotten my amateur radio license in 1990
and wanted to develop software to aid in DXing; to gain personal experience with Windows, I began using Microsoft's development
tools to build what ultimately became DXLab. I still have friends at Microsoft, one a senior executive who assigned 2 engineers over
a weekend to correct a regression in Windows 10 that prevented DDE (and thus DXLab) from working correctly.

+ Yes, Windows 10 and Microsoft's anti-malware products have defects and deficiencies. My advice is to avoid Microsoft products for
which better alternatives are available. Like anti-malware.

+ Thanks for the offer, but I do not accept donations. I develop DXLab because I enjoy working directly with users to build useful
software. If you absolutely have to make a financial donation, I recommend St. Jude's Children's hospital; they do excellent work
with low administrative overhead.

         73,

                 Dave, AA6YQ





Re: Error message trying to upgrade Commander also short cut not working

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

An amendment to my last: Commander launches when I click on the .exe file but it's not controlling the radio, I can't update Commander because I still get the message saying it can't find the .exe file (even though it's in the commander folder as CI-V Commander.exe and THAT works when I click on it to launch commander) and the icon doesn't work either giving me the same message.

+ Please make a screen shot showing the "DXLab Apps" tab of the Launcher's Configuration window, attach the screen shot to an email message, and send the email message to me via

aa6yq (at) ambersoft.com

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Error message trying to upgrade Commander also short cut not working

Marv Stasak
 

An amendment to my last:  Commander launches when I click on the .exe file but it's not controlling the radio, I can't update Commander because I still  get the message saying it can't find the .exe file (even though it's in the commander folder as CI-V Commander.exe and THAT works when I click on it to launch commander) and the icon doesn't work either giving me the same message.

Marv, N8HZM


Re: Error message trying to upgrade Commander also short cut not working

Marv Stasak
 

C and I assume a capital I and not a lower case L then the hyphen and V then space.  All in order and it still doesn't work.  The .exe is still in there. I've also switched my antivirus software to ESET which is what I have on the other 2 computers in the house.  I thought, since I had nothing but my ham software on this computer, using Microsoft"s antivirus  program would be ok.  How wrong I was.

Marv, N8HZM


Re: Error message trying to upgrade Commander also short cut not working

Dave AA6YQ
 

Ok. For whatever reason my latest version of commander was 1440. I made a copy of that and renamed it CI-V commander.exe and left it in the commander folder. When I tried to upgrade to the latest version of commander I continued to get the message that the CI-V Commander.exe file couldn't be found. Evidently, I'm putting it in the wrong place? Or did something wrong?

+ In your Commander folder, make sure that the file

CI-V Commander.exe

+ A hyphen between the I and the V, and one space between the V and the C.

+ If you have Windows Explorer configured to hide file extensions, then the entry should appear as

CI-V Commander

+ If I'd foreseen all of this quarantining behavior by anti-malware applications, I'd have named it c.exe

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: qso not accepted by lotw

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

On March 23rd I made 8 FT8 qsos. I uploaded all 8 on the 24th to the lotw site, just like I've done hundreds of other times.
2 of the qsos went to U and then to Y like they are supposed to. The other 6 are still at U as I type this. I have tried to send these 6 qsos one at a time to the lotw site by right clicking and selecting upload to lotw, but I get an error message that says it's already been uploaded to lotw.
I just checked the LOTW site and the 2 qsos that set y on lotw sent are there, but these other 6 are not.
Other than deleting the current qsos, and inputting manually, is there something else I might try?

+ LotW was having "problems" at that time. To recover,

1. in the Filter panel at the bottom of the Main window's "Log QSOs" tab, click the LoTW button; this will populate the Log Page Display with all QSOs submitted to LoTW, but not yet accepted by LoTW

2 on the "QSL Configuration" window's LoTW tab, check the "Permit uploading of QSOs already uploaded to LoTW" button

3. on the Main window's QSL tab,

3a. set the "QSL Via" panel to LoTW

3b. click the "Add All" button

3c. a small window will inform you that the Log Page Display is filtered, and ask if you want this filter removed; click the No button

3d. another small window will ask if you want to generate QSL queue entries for X Log Page Display QSOs; click the Yes button

4. click the "Upload to LoTW" button

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Error message trying to upgrade Commander also short cut not working

Marv Stasak
 

Ok. For whatever reason my latest version of commander was 1440.  I made a copy of that and renamed it CI-V commander.exe and left it in the commander folder. When I tried to upgrade to the latest version of commander I continued to get the message that the CI-V Commander.exe file couldn't be found. Evidently, I'm putting it in the wrong place? Or did something wrong? 

Marv, N8HZM