[amsat-bb] Re: Get ready to receive RAFT and ANDE telemetry!

A.J. Farmer (AJ3U) farmer.aj at gmail.com
Thu Dec 21 18:04:29 PST 2006

It's an entirely different program.  Unfortunately it has the same
filename as the spyware "Activity Logger".

On 12/21/06, Ron G. Seiler <rgseiler at shaw.ca> wrote:
> When I went to install alogger on my PC, my anti-spyware software
> quarantined it and gave the following explanation:
> alogger.exe (Activity Logger Spyware) - Details
> If you find a program with the name alogger.exe on your pc, you may have a
> spyware program called 'activity logger' installed on your pc. This process
> may have been installed on your computer via an installation package
> (potentially when another application was installed). The 'activity logger'
> process has been known to capture emails being sent to/from your computer,
> capture your key-strokes, and capture screen-shots
> alogger.exe is considered to be a security risk, not only because spyware
> removal programs flag Activity Logger Spyware as spyware, but also because a
> number of users have complained about its performance.
> Activity Logger Spyware is likely spyware and as such, presents a serious
> vulnerability which should be fixed immediately! Delaying the removal of
> alogger.exe may cause serious harm to your system and will likely cause a
> number of problems, such as slow performance, loss of data or leaking
> private information.
> alogger.exe is related to alsys.exe, alogcfg.exe, alaware.dll.
> Is the alogger.exe in the ALOGGER program the same as the alogger.exe
> spyware (but being employed for a benign purpose) or is it an entirely
> different executable file?  Thanks.
> 73,
> Ron VA7VW
> -----Original Message-----
> From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
> Behalf Of A.J. Farmer (AJ3U)
> Sent: 19-Dec-06 09:21 AM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Get ready to receive RAFT and ANDE telemetry!
> The RAFT and ANDE satellites are due to be launched from Shuttle
> Discovery after it undocks from the ISS.  Like PCSAT and PCSAT-2, they
> will be transmitting telemetry and digipeating APRS packets on
> 145.825.  We are in need of stations around the world to receive this
> telemetry and gate it to the APRS-IS.
> You do not need a complex station to help out!  A 2-meter receiver and
> omni-directional antenna will work just fine.  If we have many
> stations with omni antennas that participate, it will be just as
> effective as a smaller number of stations that have full tracking
> antennas.  When you are away from your home 2M station, put it to good
> use by setting it to 145.825 and gate the packets heard to the APRS-IS
> using software such as UI-View32 (http://www.ui-view.org).  You can
> also use ALogger which was designed for this purpose.  You can
> download ALogger here:  http://www.billdiaz.dynip.com/Alogger204.zip
> An easier option: If you have a TM-D700 radio, it is very easy to set
> up your radio to work as a SatGate to help capture these packets.  You
> do not need an Internet connection at all for this setup!  See details
> here:
> http://aj3u.com/aprs/aj3u-10.php
> Here is the operations website for ANDE and RAFT:
> http://eng.usna.navy.mil/~bruninga/ande-raft-ops.html
> Access for digipeating is not granted until their primary mission is
> complete.  Look for an e-mail from Bob (WB4APR) for a go-ahead to
> start digipeating.
> --
> A.J. Farmer, AJ3U
> http://www.aj3u.com
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A.J. Farmer, AJ3U

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