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  1. The newer versions of MPLAB don't even support serial programmers. I think you'll need to generate the .hex code using BoostC, then start up PICprog and load the hex from there.
  2. Panda was reporting preg.exe as a suspicious file (on VirusTotal), and after a dozen emails back and forth with them, I finally got ahold of someone who knew where to send false positive submissions. They checked it and removed it from their "suspicious" list. A scan of preg on VirusTotal now only has 4 detections: Antiy-AVL: Backdoor/Win32.Bifrose.gen (VirusTotal) CAT-QuickHeal: (Suspicious) - DNAScan (VirusTotal) ClamAV: PUA.Packed.Armadillo (VirusTotal and Jotti) CP Secure: Packed.W32.Black.d (Jotti) Antiy Labs, a Chinese company famous for being the first to detect Stuxnet, is the worse AV company I've dealt with so far. I sent emails to all of the email addresses listed on their site, but I haven't received even one response. They appear have no way to send them suspicious files or false positives. CAT-QuickHeal removed their original detection, but it seems their heuristic detection sees preg as suspicious. I may re-submit a FP report to try and get that fixed. ClamAV detects Armadillo protection, but it's not a virus detection per se, and they don't remove file protection reports (per their site). They also didn't bother to respond to my requests. CP Secure doesn't appear to have any means to submit suspicious files or false positives either. CP Secure was recently bought by Netgear, and Netgear support has no idea how or where to send them samples. At least they responded to my questions. After a total of 49 emails and a half dozen online sample submission forms, I learned a lot from my attempts to get this false positive detection removed from the numerous antivirus companies. Some companies make it easy, some make it impossible, and most are willing to help if you can find the right person. I just hope the next version of SourceBoost doesn't get detected as a virus or trojan...
  3. Hope you got it working, but the first thing I'd do is run chkdsk on the drive. If the drive is fine, I'd suspect interference from an antivirus or other security software.
  4. I wrote to Avira support and explained what was going on. They removed the false positive. A number of other antivirus softwares still detect a trojan in preg.exe. I plan to email a few of them and request removal as a false detection. Edit: The following companies have agreed to remove the false positive detection in their next updates: Kaspersky, VirusBuster, Jiangmin, VirusLab, McAfee, Quick Heal, and Ikarus ClamAV's detection simply reports that the file is compressed with Armadillo, and CP Secure was bought by Netgear and doesn't appear to have a means of reporting false positives. Edit: VBA32 has fixed the false positive as well. I tried to get through to Antiy-AVL, but they haven't bothered to respond and their site doesn't appear to provide any means of reporting false positives (or new viruses). Not very impressive.
  5. I had a similar problem with Avira AntiVir detecting preg.exe as being infected. I submitted the file to Avira and they told me it was not infected, but they also said: The file 'preg.exe' has been determined to be 'FALSE POSITIVE'. In particular this means that this file is not malicious but a false alarm. Detection will not be removed due to the fact that the file does not belong to a regular piece of software. This software can be used for an evasion of security protections in several computer programs. If we will find some malicious code inside the suspicious file anyway, we will integrate the pattern recognition in one of our next updates. In case AntiVir can detect this file we will not change or remove our detection. I resubmitted the file and this time explained that it DOES belong to a regular piece of software. I guess they thought it was a crack or something. I included a link to the SourceBoost download and a link to the forum. It would help if the use of preg.exe was documented somewhere on the SourceBoost site, but it is not. In any case, I had to add preg.exe to the ignore list in Avira to get it to run.
  6. Pavel, thanks for the reply. I downloaded the v7.01 plugins from: http://www.sourceboost.com/CommonDownload/...ins/plugins.exe Does the new version of 7segmentLEDs have a different name? Perhaps the old version has a different name and is not overwritten upon installation of the v7.01 plugins. I deleted the files 7segmentLEDs.dll and 7segmentLEDs.html and tried reinstallation of the v7.01 plugins, but no new files of the same name were created.
  7. Just upgraded to v7.01 w/ the 7.01 IDE plugins. I keep getting this message at IDE startup: Plugin '7 Segment LED' has incompatible API version (2.00) and was not loaded Any ideas? Edit: this morning, it also started reporting this: Plugin 'Button' misses version interface.
  8. They are available to Pro license holders. You need a license key to unlock goodies.exe to get all the source code. Regards Dave Dave, thanks for the reply. I don't see a license key in my purchase email, nor did I see a way to enter a key (if I had it) when running the program. Is there a document somewhere that covers these details? Thanks, Tom
  9. I was browsing around in the libc folders of my BoostC installation and noticed a readme.txt file in each folder. The files say: This is a placeholder for EEPROM source files from LibC.lib libraries used by BoostC, BoostC++ and BoostBasic compilers. These source files are available for BoostC Full, BoostC Pro and BoostC++ Pro license owners. These icenses are avialable from www.sourceboost.com Where are the files available, though? Thanks, Tom
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