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Re: Delrin plugs

Michael Dolenga
 

I did replace the plugs a year or two ago when re-lubricating the mount. I'm not sure what they were made of, but the lack of free motion when the clutches are loose suggests they have deformed.

Michael



On Monday, August 10, 2020, 12:14:17 PM PDT, Christopher Erickson <christopher.k.erickson@...> wrote:


FWIW, Delrin doesn't deform easily under pressure. Teflon does.

IIRC, AP has kits to replace old Teflon plugs with Delrin.

If you have Delrin plugs, you are fine.

-Christopher Erickson
Observatory engineer
Waikoloa, HI 96738
www.summitkinetics.com
   

On Mon, Aug 10, 2020, 9:05 AM eja24601 via groups.io <eja24601=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Same thing happened to me this year with my AP1200GTO. On the DEC axis, specifically. I've been assured by the helpful folk at AP that precise balancing is not necessary.

Here's the link to the replacement kit:
https://astro-physics.info/tech_support/mounts/clutch-plug-replacement.pdf

For now, I've decided to live with this, as I'm concerned that anything I do might cause more harm than good. I've been assured that if I really wanted it done, that I can ship the affected part to AP and they will be more than happy to perform the replacement. At cost, of course (unless this is part of warranty service and the mount is under warranty <G>; I can't speak for AP on that).

HTH,
Eric


Re: Delrin plugs

Christopher Erickson
 

FWIW, Delrin doesn't deform easily under pressure. Teflon does.

IIRC, AP has kits to replace old Teflon plugs with Delrin.

If you have Delrin plugs, you are fine.

-Christopher Erickson
Observatory engineer
Waikoloa, HI 96738
www.summitkinetics.com
   


On Mon, Aug 10, 2020, 9:05 AM eja24601 via groups.io <eja24601=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Same thing happened to me this year with my AP1200GTO. On the DEC axis, specifically. I've been assured by the helpful folk at AP that precise balancing is not necessary.

Here's the link to the replacement kit:
https://astro-physics.info/tech_support/mounts/clutch-plug-replacement.pdf

For now, I've decided to live with this, as I'm concerned that anything I do might cause more harm than good. I've been assured that if I really wanted it done, that I can ship the affected part to AP and they will be more than happy to perform the replacement. At cost, of course (unless this is part of warranty service and the mount is under warranty <G>; I can't speak for AP on that).

HTH,
Eric


Can't connect using #ASCOM_V2_Driver

Michael Cook
 

I'm trying to connect to the GTOCP4 control box via ethernet. I have the latest ASCOM platform (6.5) and ASCOM V2 driver (5.30.10) installed.

I've determined the IP address as 169.254.4.161 and using a web browser I can access the control box.

When I set up an ASCOM connection through ASCOM V2, in the IP Address Details box I check IP Addr, have the correct IP address entered in the IP Address field, I left Timeout and Retry count as is.

When I click "Check Port",  a message comes back saying "Mount found! Firmware Rev: VCP-P01-13.

Now when I try to connect using my planetarium software I get an error message: ASCOM error #80040402: No mount or IP Address or COM port, or initialization failed.

The one thing I notice is that when I go back and open the ASCOM V2 telescope set up, an old IP address is showing (192.168.0.126), not the one I had entered (169.254.4.161). That old IP address is from when I set up a WIFI connection. It seems that the ASCOM V2 driver isn't saving the settings (new IP address). I tried reinstalling the driver, and rebooting, but that old IP address sticks there and I can't get the driver to save the new IP address.

I hope someone can enlighten me.

Thanks 


Re: Delrin plugs

eja24601
 

Same thing happened to me this year with my AP1200GTO. On the DEC axis, specifically. I've been assured by the helpful folk at AP that precise balancing is not necessary.

Here's the link to the replacement kit:
https://astro-physics.info/tech_support/mounts/clutch-plug-replacement.pdf

For now, I've decided to live with this, as I'm concerned that anything I do might cause more harm than good. I've been assured that if I really wanted it done, that I can ship the affected part to AP and they will be more than happy to perform the replacement. At cost, of course (unless this is part of warranty service and the mount is under warranty <G>; I can't speak for AP on that).

HTH,
Eric


Re: CCDWare site Trojan?

Pete Mumbower
 

Sorry forgot to add that the below website is great for checking out websites to see if there are any known security issues:

https://www.urlvoid.com/scan/ccdware.com/

(set to scan ccdware.com in this instace, which comes back clean)

-Pete


Re: CCDWare site Trojan?

Pete Mumbower
 

Actually Windows Defender has changed significantly in the last couple of years, recent builds have not changed a ton, at least on the consumer side. The enterprise side (Advanced Threat Protection) has had some "significant" changes, but nothing that would effect what this thread is about. It is pretty sophisticated and one of the leading AV products on the market now. I talked to quite a few other It professionals at other companies at the big Microsoft conference (Ignite) last summer and they agree that it is made some major strides in how well it works compared to others.

I do agree and highly recommend only running one AV product on a computer. The threat landscape has change a lot in the last decade and the modern techniques are needed to detect and stop the bad actors out there. Whatever AV product you use, make sure the virus definitions are up date (daily or even hourly) if you do a lot of online browsing with the computer.

Pete


Re: RAPAS on 1100GTO

Michael Hambrick <mike.hambrick@...>
 

Does it look like someone replaced the bottom screw ? They should all be the same size. I believe the threads are US size 8-32


Best Regards

Michael Hambrick
ARLANXEO
TSR Global Manufacturing Support
PO Box 2000
Orange, TX 77631-2000
Phone: +1 (409) 882-2799
email: mike.hambrick@...




From:        "Shailesh Trivedi" <strivedi@...>
To:        main@ap-gto.groups.io
Date:        2020-08-10 10:31 AM
Subject:        [ap-gto] RAPAS on 1100GTO
Sent by:        main@ap-gto.groups.io




I am trying to connect the RAPAS on my recently acquired 1100GTO. The bottom thumb screw of the RAPAs is too big for the screw hole on the 1100GTO RA axis cover plate. Am I missing something?

Shailesh  



Re: RAPAS on 1100GTO

George
 

Shailesh,

 

You’re most welcome.   Enjoy!

 

Regards,

 

George

 

George Whitney

Astro-Physics, Inc.

Phone:  815-222-6538 (direct line)

Phone:  815-282-1513 (office)

Email:  george@...

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Shailesh Trivedi
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 11:23 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] RAPAS on 1100GTO

 

Ah I missed that. Thank you, George.

Shailesh


Re: How to prevent small movements

Roland Christen
 

We will see if we can do something in APCC to change the incoming command into a move command that does not start a safety slew. I believe that this is possible. I have asked our software engineer to work with Ray on this issue.

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: Konstantin von Poschinger <KPoschinger@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Aug 10, 2020 10:29 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] How to prevent small movements

Hi Roland,

I understand. I use MaximDL. What is the best to do use the guider Cable or have you another solution.

Konstantin

Am 10.08.2020 um 17:23 schrieb uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011@...>:

That's not your problem. read my post.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Konstantin von Poschinger <KPoschinger@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Aug 10, 2020 10:22 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] How to prevent small movements

Hi Ray,

I have checked. APCC is not the one you mentioned. I have 1.8.3.1. All other are up to date.
Where I can download the APCC version?

Konstantin



Am 10.08.2020 um 16:20 schrieb Ray Gralak <groups3@...>:

Hi Konstantin,

yes that is what I mean. I thought I have the newest firmware (Mach2) and APCC Pro and AP V2, or are there

Can you confirm you are using APCC Pro v1.8.4.1, firmware VCP5-P02-05, and AP V2 5.30.10?

special versions for people who wand that behavior?

There's no special version for this. I'll have to look into this.  But, I will need you to confirm your firmware and software versions (above).

By the way, did find out something about the parking problem from cw up positions?

I think that was something possibly in firmware, so Howard/Mike have been looking into that, but I don't know the status.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
Author of PEMPro V3:  https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver


-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Konstantin von Poschinger
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 1:48 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] How to prevent small movements

Hi Ray,

yes that is what I mean. I thought I have the newest firmware (Mach2) and APCC Pro and AP V2, or are there
special versions for people who wand that behavior?
By the way, did find out something about the parking problem from cw up positions?


Konstantin


Am 10.08.2020 um 05:36 schrieb Ray Gralak <groups3@...>:

Hi Konstantin,

I forgott how to prevent small movements in the cw up area, if the mount is taking small movements for
dithering.

I'm not sure I understand your question.

Do you mean you want to prevent the mount from slewing to cw down when dithering in a cw up position?

If that's the question, can you provide the mount firmware version, APCC version, and AP V2 driver version?

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
Author of PEMPro V3:  https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver

-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Konstantin von Poschinger
Sent: Sunday, August 9, 2020 5:37 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] How to prevent small movements

Hi Ray,

I forgott how to prevent small movements in the cw up area, if the mount is taking small movements for
dithering.

Grüsse

Konstantin v. Poschinger


Hammerichstr. 5
22605 Hamburg
040/8805747
0171/1983476














Re: RAPAS on 1100GTO

Shailesh Trivedi
 

Ah I missed that. Thank you, George.

Shailesh


Re: RAPAS on 1100GTO

George
 

Shailesh,

 

You’ll need to remove the set screw that is in the hole.   It is there to protect the threads.   The other holes had button screws.

 

Regards,

 

George

 

George Whitney

Astro-Physics, Inc.

Phone:  815-222-6538 (direct line)

Phone:  815-282-1513 (office)

Email:  george@...

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Shailesh Trivedi
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 10:31 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] RAPAS on 1100GTO

 

I am trying to connect the RAPAS on my recently acquired 1100GTO. The bottom thumb screw of the RAPAs is too big for the screw hole on the 1100GTO RA axis cover plate. Am I missing something?

Shailesh 


RAPAS on 1100GTO

Shailesh Trivedi
 

I am trying to connect the RAPAS on my recently acquired 1100GTO. The bottom thumb screw of the RAPAs is too big for the screw hole on the 1100GTO RA axis cover plate. Am I missing something?

Shailesh 


Re: How to prevent small movements

Konstantin von Poschinger
 

Hi Roland,

I understand. I use MaximDL. What is the best to do use the guider Cable or have you another solution.

Konstantin

Am 10.08.2020 um 17:23 schrieb uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011@...>:

That's not your problem. read my post.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Konstantin von Poschinger <KPoschinger@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Aug 10, 2020 10:22 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] How to prevent small movements

Hi Ray,

I have checked. APCC is not the one you mentioned. I have 1.8.3.1. All other are up to date.
Where I can download the APCC version?

Konstantin



Am 10.08.2020 um 16:20 schrieb Ray Gralak <groups3@...>:

Hi Konstantin,

yes that is what I mean. I thought I have the newest firmware (Mach2) and APCC Pro and AP V2, or are there

Can you confirm you are using APCC Pro v1.8.4.1, firmware VCP5-P02-05, and AP V2 5.30.10?

special versions for people who wand that behavior?

There's no special version for this. I'll have to look into this.  But, I will need you to confirm your firmware and software versions (above).

By the way, did find out something about the parking problem from cw up positions?

I think that was something possibly in firmware, so Howard/Mike have been looking into that, but I don't know the status.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
Author of PEMPro V3:  https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver


-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Konstantin von Poschinger
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 1:48 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] How to prevent small movements

Hi Ray,

yes that is what I mean. I thought I have the newest firmware (Mach2) and APCC Pro and AP V2, or are there
special versions for people who wand that behavior?
By the way, did find out something about the parking problem from cw up positions?


Konstantin


Am 10.08.2020 um 05:36 schrieb Ray Gralak <groups3@...>:

Hi Konstantin,

I forgott how to prevent small movements in the cw up area, if the mount is taking small movements for
dithering.

I'm not sure I understand your question.

Do you mean you want to prevent the mount from slewing to cw down when dithering in a cw up position?

If that's the question, can you provide the mount firmware version, APCC version, and AP V2 driver version?

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
Author of PEMPro V3:  https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver

-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Konstantin von Poschinger
Sent: Sunday, August 9, 2020 5:37 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] How to prevent small movements

Hi Ray,

I forgott how to prevent small movements in the cw up area, if the mount is taking small movements for
dithering.

Grüsse

Konstantin v. Poschinger


Hammerichstr. 5
22605 Hamburg
040/8805747
0171/1983476














Re: How to prevent small movements

Roland Christen
 

That's not your problem. read my post.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Konstantin von Poschinger <KPoschinger@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Aug 10, 2020 10:22 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] How to prevent small movements

Hi Ray,

I have checked. APCC is not the one you mentioned. I have 1.8.3.1. All other are up to date.
Where I can download the APCC version?

Konstantin



Am 10.08.2020 um 16:20 schrieb Ray Gralak <groups3@...>:

Hi Konstantin,

yes that is what I mean. I thought I have the newest firmware (Mach2) and APCC Pro and AP V2, or are there

Can you confirm you are using APCC Pro v1.8.4.1, firmware VCP5-P02-05, and AP V2 5.30.10?

special versions for people who wand that behavior?

There's no special version for this. I'll have to look into this.  But, I will need you to confirm your firmware and software versions (above).

By the way, did find out something about the parking problem from cw up positions?

I think that was something possibly in firmware, so Howard/Mike have been looking into that, but I don't know the status.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
Author of PEMPro V3:  https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver


-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Konstantin von Poschinger
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 1:48 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] How to prevent small movements

Hi Ray,

yes that is what I mean. I thought I have the newest firmware (Mach2) and APCC Pro and AP V2, or are there
special versions for people who wand that behavior?
By the way, did find out something about the parking problem from cw up positions?


Konstantin


Am 10.08.2020 um 05:36 schrieb Ray Gralak <groups3@...>:

Hi Konstantin,

I forgott how to prevent small movements in the cw up area, if the mount is taking small movements for
dithering.

I'm not sure I understand your question.

Do you mean you want to prevent the mount from slewing to cw down when dithering in a cw up position?

If that's the question, can you provide the mount firmware version, APCC version, and AP V2 driver version?

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
Author of PEMPro V3:  https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver

-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Konstantin von Poschinger
Sent: Sunday, August 9, 2020 5:37 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] How to prevent small movements

Hi Ray,

I forgott how to prevent small movements in the cw up area, if the mount is taking small movements for
dithering.

Grüsse

Konstantin v. Poschinger


Hammerichstr. 5
22605 Hamburg
040/8805747
0171/1983476













Re: How to prevent small movements

Konstantin von Poschinger
 

Hi Ray,

I have checked. APCC is not the one you mentioned. I have 1.8.3.1. All other are up to date.
Where I can download the APCC version?

Konstantin



Am 10.08.2020 um 16:20 schrieb Ray Gralak <groups3@...>:

Hi Konstantin,

yes that is what I mean. I thought I have the newest firmware (Mach2) and APCC Pro and AP V2, or are there

Can you confirm you are using APCC Pro v1.8.4.1, firmware VCP5-P02-05, and AP V2 5.30.10?

special versions for people who wand that behavior?

There's no special version for this. I'll have to look into this.  But, I will need you to confirm your firmware and software versions (above).

By the way, did find out something about the parking problem from cw up positions?

I think that was something possibly in firmware, so Howard/Mike have been looking into that, but I don't know the status.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
Author of PEMPro V3:  https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver


-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Konstantin von Poschinger
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 1:48 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] How to prevent small movements

Hi Ray,

yes that is what I mean. I thought I have the newest firmware (Mach2) and APCC Pro and AP V2, or are there
special versions for people who wand that behavior?
By the way, did find out something about the parking problem from cw up positions?


Konstantin


Am 10.08.2020 um 05:36 schrieb Ray Gralak <groups3@...>:

Hi Konstantin,

I forgott how to prevent small movements in the cw up area, if the mount is taking small movements for
dithering.

I'm not sure I understand your question.

Do you mean you want to prevent the mount from slewing to cw down when dithering in a cw up position?

If that's the question, can you provide the mount firmware version, APCC version, and AP V2 driver version?

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
Author of PEMPro V3:  https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver

-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Konstantin von Poschinger
Sent: Sunday, August 9, 2020 5:37 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] How to prevent small movements

Hi Ray,

I forgott how to prevent small movements in the cw up area, if the mount is taking small movements for
dithering.

Grüsse

Konstantin v. Poschinger


Hammerichstr. 5
22605 Hamburg
040/8805747
0171/1983476













Re: How to prevent small movements

Roland Christen
 

If the small move is made as a timed move, the mount will move directly to the new position. This would be the proper way to send small dither commands to the mount, unfortunately not all programs will do this.

If the move is made as a co-ordinate move (GoTo move) then the mount will do a 2 step move, one step out of the CWT up and then a final move into the CWT up. This is called a safe slew.

Since we have no control over your 3rd party dither move, it may be that it is sending a coordinate move and the mount must follow the safe slew routine. I know that is a problem with MaximDL, which sends a new coordinate to the mount even for a simple 5 arc second move. It would have been more robust and logical for them to send a short timed move for small move commands. They do this for guide moves, but unfortunately not for dither. This is also a problem for the mount because when a new coordinate is sent, the mount no longer has the original object's coordinate in memory, so it makes recals no longer as accurate.

APCC has no part in any of this because all it can do is to pass along the commands that are generated by your 3rd party guider program. If they use coordinate moves, then you will get safe slew moves.

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: Ray Gralak <groups3@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Aug 10, 2020 9:20 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] How to prevent small movements

Hi Konstantin,

> yes that is what I mean. I thought I have the newest firmware (Mach2) and APCC Pro and AP V2, or are there

Can you confirm you are using APCC Pro v1.8.4.1, firmware VCP5-P02-05, and AP V2 5.30.10?

> special versions for people who wand that behavior?

There's no special version for this. I'll have to look into this.  But, I will need you to confirm your firmware and software versions (above).

> By the way, did find out something about the parking problem from cw up positions?

I think that was something possibly in firmware, so Howard/Mike have been looking into that, but I don't know the status.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
Author of PEMPro V3:  https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver


> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Konstantin von Poschinger
> Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 1:48 AM
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] How to prevent small movements
>
> Hi Ray,
>
> yes that is what I mean. I thought I have the newest firmware (Mach2) and APCC Pro and AP V2, or are there
> special versions for people who wand that behavior?
> By the way, did find out something about the parking problem from cw up positions?
>
>
> Konstantin
>
>
> > Am 10.08.2020 um 05:36 schrieb Ray Gralak <groups3@...>:
> >
> > Hi Konstantin,
> >
> >> I forgott how to prevent small movements in the cw up area, if the mount is taking small movements for
> dithering.
> >
> > I'm not sure I understand your question.
> >
> > Do you mean you want to prevent the mount from slewing to cw down when dithering in a cw up position?
> >
> > If that's the question, can you provide the mount firmware version, APCC version, and AP V2 driver version?
> >
> > -Ray Gralak
> > Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
> > Author of PEMPro V3:  https://www.ccdware.com
> > Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Konstantin von Poschinger
> >> Sent: Sunday, August 9, 2020 5:37 PM
> >> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> >> Subject: [ap-gto] How to prevent small movements
> >>
> >> Hi Ray,
> >>
> >> I forgott how to prevent small movements in the cw up area, if the mount is taking small movements for
> dithering.
> >>
> >> Grüsse
> >>
> >> Konstantin v. Poschinger
> >>
> >>
> >> Hammerichstr. 5
> >> 22605 Hamburg
> >> 040/8805747
> >> 0171/1983476
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>




Re: CCDWare site Trojan?

Joe Zeglinski
 

I agree,
    The two antivirus programs are independent, but Defender hasn’t changed much in many years, so it is just  testing its new features now. Consider it a trigger happy Beta for a couple of its next few updates, until the kids at Microsoft have us all test the rewrite for them. If it continues to get in the way at CCDWARE, change Defenders sensitivity for that website, in its new settings options. If Malwarebytes didn’t flag it, in its own Reports, then the only other app may be Defender, unless you have even more A/V’s active.
 
    Perhaps the only reason I still keep Defender active is for its Win-10 “pre-boot” virus scan user  option, which MB doesn’t seem to have.
 
Joe Z.
 

From: Brian Valente
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 10:33 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] CCDWare site Trojan?
 
I think the false positive on CCDWare's downloads caused Malwarebytes to flag the whole site
 
afaik Malwarebytes is its own thing, keeping its own database of sites it considers safe or 'infected' based on issues from downloaded files.
 
 


Re: Please Welcome Mike!

eckhard.voelcker@...
 

Wellcome to the astronuts group, Mike.

Warm regards,
Eckhard


Re: CCDWare site Trojan?

 

I think the false positive on CCDWare's downloads caused Malwarebytes to flag the whole site

afaik Malwarebytes is its own thing, keeping its own database of sites it considers safe or 'infected' based on issues from downloaded files. 



On Mon, Aug 10, 2020 at 7:03 AM Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:
Hi George,

> Let me make it clear - the domain ccdware.com is reported by Malwarebytes as having a trojan. It has been listed
> as so since Feb. 2020 on their server.

CCDWare recently (last week) moved to a completely new site, so maybe refreshing your browser will help?

The site will look similar but was completely rewritten well after February.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
Author of PEMPro V3:  https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver


> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of George LaBelle
> Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 6:59 AM
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] CCDWare site Trojan?
>
> Let me make it clear - the domain ccdware.com is reported by Malwarebytes as having a trojan. It has been listed
> as so since Feb. 2020 on their server.
> It doesn't matter which product you try to view. Going to "ccdware.com" is prevented by Malwarebytes. I never got
> to any product page.
>
> I never said Pempro or any other product they sell had a trojan! I thought it was clear that I was "trying to get"
> Pempro.
>
> I'm sure it is a false positive. I went ahead and allowed that domain and was able to enter the site.
>
> --
> George
> Prineville, Oregon
>






--
Brian 



Brian Valente


Re: CCDWare site Trojan?

Joe Zeglinski
 

Hi George,
 
    By any chance are you now running with the Build 2004 Update of Win-10?
 
    Microsoft ... “drastically changed” its DEFENDER antivirus program in this recent major update  -  and added new features to it.
One of these is that it reports and even isolates PUP’s (potentially unwanted programs) into its own Quarantine, which you can undo, just as with MB’s A/V. You can see which ones got blocked by going into Settings and looking at Security/Defender. There is a list of blocked PUP’s it was responsible for – nothing to do with Malwarebytes.
 
    Also, perhaps the good news is that DEFENDER used to “bow out” if another antivirus program was found in the system. But if you chose to change the MB setting to NOT register itself in Windows, then BOTH antivirus programs would always be running. Then you will get DEFENDER interfering with its own opinions about PUP’s. I would trust MB over it now, since this is totally a new way of doing things for the revised Defender (darned nuisance).
Beginning to think that Build 2004’s DEFENDER is actually the  “Potentially Unwanted Program”.
 
    Among those it now doesn’t like, for example,  was the PIRIFORM’s  CCLEAN which has been just fine for over 10 years, and now Defender just got uppity about it. Meanwhile, my latest MALWAREBYTES is fine with it, always has been, never reported it as even suspicious. Likewise, changes in the communications area logs me out of my email account every 24 hours or so, even if the PC never hibernates, something new on three PC’s I know of – another build 2004 oddity. Too late to roll back to Build 1909, which was much more reliable.
 
    I suspect, if this is what you are running as well, it was Defender not Malwarebytes blocking  PEMPRO access.
The good news is that Update 2004 will go away by November to make space for the next major Microsoft Win-10  screw up.
 
Joe Z.
 

From: George LaBelle
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 9:58 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] CCDWare site Trojan?
 
Let me make it clear - the domain ccdware.com is reported by Malwarebytes as having a trojan. It has been listed as so since Feb. 2020 on their server
It doesn't matter which product you try to view. Going to "ccdware.com" is prevented by Malwarebytes. I never got to any product page.

I never said Pempro or any other product they sell had a trojan! I thought it was clear that I was "trying to get" Pempro.

I'm sure it is a false positive. I went ahead and allowed that domain and was able to enter the site.

--
George
Prineville, Oregon

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