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locked Re: New JTAlert 2.15.1

HamApps Support (VK3AMA)
 

On 9/11/2019 1:08 pm, parker@... wrote:
Installed 2.15.1 on Win 7. NET Framework is 4.8.

There was no audio; the upgrade deselected the soundcard.

I re-selected "Windows Default Sound Card" and audio was restored, BUT the audio alerts are clipped unnaturally short, before the alerts are finished.

I found 2.14.5, re-installed that and all is back to normal.

Parker W5ADD
2.15.1 uses new .NET audio code unlike the XP era code used in the older JTAlert builds. When you say the audio is clipped, what is missing the start or the end of the sound? Which part of the sound is clipped will help isolate what is happening.

de Laurie VK3AMA


locked Re: New JTAlert 2.15.1

HamApps Support (VK3AMA)
 

On 9/11/2019 12:39 pm, WB8ASI Herb wrote:
Laurie, Just loaded 2.15.1 with the few usual warnings from Norton and Defender, but just sailed thru with a smooth transition.  I'm Windows 10, and use the regular version and have never had problems.  Guess I'm just a lucky duck, and wanted you to know it works great. 73, Herb WB8ASI 
Herb,

Are those warnings "Unknown Publisher" warnings? If so, that is due to the installer file not being digitally signed. These are a form of reputation warning that the software comes from an unknown so potentially untrusted source. Paying several hundred $ per year for a digital certificate from a reputable provider is not an option at this time.

de Laurie VK3AMA


locked Re: New JTAlert 2.15.1

WB8ASI Herb
 

Laurie, Just loaded 2.15.1 with the few usual warnings from Norton and Defender, but just sailed thru with a smooth transition.  I'm Windows 10, and use the regular version and have never had problems.  Guess I'm just a lucky duck, and wanted you to know it works great. 73, Herb WB8ASI 


locked Re: New JTAlert 2.15.1

HamApps Support (VK3AMA)
 

On 9/11/2019 8:29 am, Barry via Groups.Io wrote:
Have installed 2.15.1
When I open settings and check for updates I get error
on callsign and sound databases.
Error Downloading Data.
Is this expected.
cheers
Barry
Its likely a timing issue, the background task that downloads the versions file hasn't started or is in-progress. Use the "Check for Updates" button to initiate a download of the versions file.

de Laurie VK3AMA



locked Re: New JTAlert 2.15.1

Barry <boat.anchor@...>
 

On Fri, Nov 8, 2019 at 01:29 PM, Barry wrote:
Laurie
Have installed 2.15.1
When I open settings and check for updates I get error
on callsign and sound databases.
Error Downloading Data.
Is this expected.
cheers
Barry
Laurie
I just tried to check for updates again and all came good TVM
cheers
Barry


locked New JTAlert 2.15.1

Barry <boat.anchor@...>
 

Laurie
Have installed 2.15.1
When I open settings and check for updates I get error
on callsign and sound databases.
Error Downloading Data.
Is this expected.
cheers
Barry


locked New JTAlert 2.15.1 is available. #NewRelease #Announcement

HamApps Support (VK3AMA)
 

The Latest JTAlert version 2.15.1 is now available @ https://hamapps.com/JTAlert/

Significant in this release are the reduced Settings window load times and the removal of the plugins manager file and all 15 plugin files, the source of recent false-positive reports.

Please review the Release notes at the end of this message.

As usual the JTAlert installer file has been run through VirusTotal.
HamApps.com has the link to the full analysis results. The installer file produced one false-positive. The Trapmine warning is a machine-learning (ml) warning which is similar to the reputation type warnings (low installed user-base). This is a false-positives not identifying a know threat.

   

The Release Notes...
2.15.1 (07-NOV-2019)

  *** Includes Callsign database file version 2019-11-07 (2019-November-07)

  New Features:

    - Decreased load times when opening the Settings window. This will be most
       noticeable for users running older PC hardware.

    - Option to include ADIF header in the LastQSO.adi file.
       (Default: ON, Window: Settings, Section: Logging, Last QSO API).

  Changes:

    - The JTAlertPlugins.exe file, a recent source of false-positive detection's by
       some major protection software vendors, has been replaced along with all 15
       plugin files with a single multi-threaded executable. This file uses high-
       performance (compared to the old code) .NET based code taken from the
       JTAlertV3 project. Functions handled by this file are...
         - Playing alert sounds.
         - XML lookups (QRZ and HamQTH)
         - Weblog uploads (QRZ, Eqsl, HrdLog, ClubLog and HamQTH)
         - Uploading of Spots to HamSpots.
         - Downloading of Band Activity data from HamSpots
         - Managing sending/receiving of Text messages and Callsigns online checks.
         - User defined Alerting.
         - JTAlert session files cleanup.
         - Program updates available checks.
         - All DXLab DDE based functions. This includes DXK, DXV and PF callsign
            lookup, DXV rotator control and local spotting to SC.

    - Callsign validation has been simplified. When processing decodes or entering
       Callsigns for the Wanted Callsign and Ignored Callsign alerts only minimal
       validation is performed. This change is due to the large number
       of special event Callsigns that don't follow traditional Callsign layout
       that are now very common on the bands. Words that don't pass these rules
       are deemed invalid and ignored, less than 3 characters, all numbers or
       all letters, looks like a 4 character Grid and "TU73".


de Laurie VK3AMA


locked Re: Virus downloding V2.15.0?

Rick Arzadon - N8XI
 

I have tried adding a few more exceptions.
So far, No Good...

Prior to the AVG Splash screen I get this.

This page can’t be displayed
  • Make sure the web address https://files.hamapps.com is correct. 
    Rick - N8XI


locked Re: Virus downloding V2.15.0?

Rick Arzadon - N8XI
 

Mike,

I am getting that error when I try to download.

AVG is my Antivirus program which is saying the download site "files.hamapps.com"
is infected with "URL.Blacklist"

Or am I mistaken?

Attached the AVG exception list.

Thanks
73, Rick - N8XI



 
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locked Re: Virus downloding V2.15.0?

neil_zampella
 

FWIW ... the paid version of AVG Internet Security allows you to send the file to AVG for analysis, usually comes back within 15 minutes as OK.     I've done that a number of times.

 

Neil, KN3ILZ


locked Re: Avast prevents installation claiming it contains a virus

jim crisco WA4YIZ
 

i have been running jtalert latest level for good while..all ok...until...
AVG updated a couple days ago..then it gave a virus warning as all are getting..
it quarantined files and blocked running and downloading of jtalert..
i went into AVG settings and set the action to take to "ASK"
what  to do and not to automatically quarantine the files.
this also "ASK" what to do for "SUSPECT' files that are
que'd to be downloaded..
i also excluded all ham folders..wsjts..jtalert...
all ok now...

laurie..thanks for great software..

73
jim
wa4yiz


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locked Re: Virus downloding V2.15.0?

chas cartmel
 

Mike / Laurie
Would it be a good idea, if possible of course, to add a similar message about false positives to the installer (short and sweet) before the installer itself runs?

This incessant topic of ‘I have a virus’ seems daily now and must take a lot of unnecessary support effort from yourself and main contributors.

 

It is the biggest FAQ (when I see another one I usually exclaim ‘FAQ not again’ or something similar.

 

 

Charlie

G4EST

www.g4est.me.uk

 

 

From: Support@HamApps.groups.io [mailto:Support@HamApps.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Black via Groups.Io
Sent: 07 November 2019 16:27
To: support@hamapps.groups.io; Support@HamApps.groups.io
Subject: Re: [HamApps] Virus downloding V2.15.0?

 

False positive

 

 

Then exclude all your ham software folders and data locations.

 

c:\Program Files (x86)\HamApps

c:\ProgramData\HamApps

c:\WSJT\WSJTX\bin

%LOCALAPPDATA%\WSJT-X

 

 

Exclude your logging program and it's data files too.

 

 

de Mike W9MDB

 

 

On Thursday, November 7, 2019, 10:17:56 AM CST, Rick Arzadon - N8XI via Groups.Io <n8xi_1@...> wrote:

 

 

Trying to install JTAlert 2.15.0 I am getting the attached.
Which says via AVG:

Threat Secured

We've safely aborted connection on dnl.hamapps.com because it was
infected with URL.Blacklist

Thanks for any assistance

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Rick - N8XI


This email has been scanned by BullGuard antivirus protection.
For more info visit www.bullguard.com


locked Re: Trying to install 2.15.0 #Important #FIX

HamApps Support (VK3AMA)
 

On 6/11/2019 2:03 pm, jgmags2000 via Groups.Io wrote:

Yes, Laurie, thank you, that is the file that has the problem. I will wait for the next one. I do have the 2.13

FYI, JTAlert 2.15.1 is currently with the Test team. I expect to make it public tomorrow sometime.

Part of the 2.15.1 release notes that should resolve the many false-positives reported on JTAlertPlugins.exe and/or the individual plugin files...
    - The JTAlertPlugins.exe file, a recent source of false-positive detection's by
       some major protection software vendors, has been replaced along with all 15
       plugin files with a single multi-threaded executable. This file uses high-
       performance (compared to the old code) .NET based code taken from the
       JTAlertV3 project. Functions handled by this file are...
         - Playing alert sounds.
         - XML lookups (QRZ and HamQTH)
         - Weblog uploads (QRZ, Eqsl, HrdLog, ClubLog and HamQTH)
         - Uploading of Spots to HamSpots.
         - Downloading of Band Activity data from HamSpots
         - Managing sending/receiving of Text messages and Callsigns online checks.
         - User defined Alerting.
         - JTAlert session files cleanup.
         - Program updates available checks.
         - All DXLab DDE based functions. This includes DXK, DXV and PF callsign
            lookup, DXV rotator control and local spotting to SC.

de Laurie VK3AMA


locked Re: Avast prevents installation claiming it contains a virus

HamApps Support (VK3AMA)
 

On 7/11/2019 2:08 am, Ray Coles wrote:
No doubt there is a fix, but what?
Try downloading again.

The files are now being delivered via a new url (not via dnl.hamapps.com). I suggest you do this quickly before Avast decides to blacklist the new url due to there false-flagging of JTAlert.

de Laurie VK3AMA


locked Re: WSJT JTAlert HRD Logbook

HamApps Support (VK3AMA)
 

On 8/11/2019 12:15 am, Brian Miller wrote:
My FT4/8 QSO's are being forwarded to HRD Logbook.  However at beginning of each new session the first three calls get duplicated in the logbook.  Then afterwards all entered singularly as normal.  Also get a box saying 'Unable to relay contact' etc in some of the single entries as in attached photo.  Which programme does that come from and how to stop it.  Sometimes the ALE of HRD Logbook gets filled in automatically, sometimes it doesn't?

That "Warning" window, without mention of the program generating the warning, is NOT coming from JTAlert. Most likely it is from HRD, especially since your experiencing duplicate logged QSOs which is an indication that HRDLogbook is logging WSJT-X qso directly as well as accepting log qso instructions from JTAlert. If you want to use JTAlert and its alerting, it needs to know about QSOs being logged (that is it initiated the logging) and not have QSOs logged bypassing JTAlert which affect its B4 reporting and accurate reporting of needed entities. I suggest you turn off HRDLogbook direct logging of WSJT-X QSOs.

de Laurie VK3AMA


locked Re: JTAlert 2.15 - can't get sound to work

Gilbert Baron <w0mn00@...>
 

Yes ,a PITA this is and the easy solution is to get rid of all AV software. It cannot protect you from the real bad stuff (ZERO DAY) anyway. Good backup strategy can.

 

Outlook Laptop Gil W0MN

Hierro Candente Batir de Repente

44.08226N 92.51265 W en34rb

 

 

From: Support@HamApps.groups.io <Support@HamApps.groups.io> On Behalf Of Doug Munday
Sent: Thursday, November 7, 2019 14:35
To: Support@HamApps.groups.io
Subject: Re: [HamApps] JTAlert 2.15 - can't get sound to work

 

Thanks Mike.  That did the trick.  Even windows is triggering a false positive.  What a PITA. 

Doug - W7DRM


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locked Re: JTAlert 2.15 - can't get sound to work

Doug Munday
 

Thanks Mike.  That did the trick.  Even windows is triggering a false positive.  What a PITA. 

Doug - W7DRM


locked Re: Virus downloding V2.15.0?

Michael Black
 

False positive


Then exclude all your ham software folders and data locations.

c:\Program Files (x86)\HamApps
c:\ProgramData\HamApps
c:\WSJT\WSJTX\bin
%LOCALAPPDATA%\WSJT-X


Exclude your logging program and it's data files too.


de Mike W9MDB


On Thursday, November 7, 2019, 10:17:56 AM CST, Rick Arzadon - N8XI via Groups.Io <n8xi_1@...> wrote:


Trying to install JTAlert 2.15.0 I am getting the attached.
Which says via AVG:

Threat Secured

We've safely aborted connection on dnl.hamapps.com because it was
infected with URL.Blacklist

Thanks for any assistance

--
Rick - N8XI


locked Virus downloding V2.15.0?

Rick Arzadon - N8XI
 

Trying to install JTAlert 2.15.0 I am getting the attached.
Which says via AVG:

Threat Secured

We've safely aborted connection on dnl.hamapps.com because it was
infected with URL.Blacklist

Thanks for any assistance

--
Rick - N8XI


locked WSJT JTAlert HRD Logbook

Brian Miller
 

Using Win 10, external sound card & Serial to USB adapter for TS2000.
My FT4/8 QSO's are being forwarded to HRD Logbook.  However at beginning of each new session the first three calls get duplicated in the logbook.  Then afterwards all entered singularly as normal.  Also get a box saying 'Unable to relay contact' etc in some of the single entries as in attached photo.  Which programme does that come from and how to stop it.  Sometimes the ALE of HRD Logbook gets filled in automatically, sometimes it doesn't?

Otherwise all the programmes run smoothly together.

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