01-10-2010 12:11 PM
I've been puzzling, for a while now, over why my desktop, and its wired connection to my WRT160N, shows up red in LELA (v.3.0.8248.48) so, when I discovered this morning that I could no longer print from my laptop, through its wireless connection, to a printer connected to the desktop, I came to this forum. I quickly found the answer to the red connection (it wanted me to D/L the update), clicked the link in the Status window, and D/Ld the file.
My virus scanner reports that lela-3.11.9139.94.exe contains 5400 files. That was unexpected, so I went back and looked closer at what I'd D/Ld. It seems that I D/Ld it from Igor Pavlov, not from Linksys. Red flags go up. I came back to this forum, hunted down a link to lela 3.11 that had Linksys in the URL and D/Ld it. Guess what - it says it's from Igor too.
Who is Igor Pavlov?
01-14-2010 06:57 AM
After some research, he is indeed a Russian Programmer responsible for many legit programs, including the popular "7-Zip".
I suspect lela-3.11.9139.94 is legit. Cisco also aquired the company responsible for "Network Magic" who I also think was partly developed by Igor Pavlov (I may be wrong as far as that goes).
At any rate, if you see my earlier post, as much as I like the Network Map on my XP Pro machine, I think I'll get rid of this bloated software and restore an acronis image.
Still, I wouldn't worry about our friend "Igor"....Linksy probably has the rights to use his software.
Here's my post, just for fun:
01-14-2010 07:42 AM
For what it's worth, not only did I scan the .exe myself, but I also submitted it to Jotti (among others), and it came up clean with every scanner they use.
I'll tell you what though....at a whopping 234MB, it sure makes some changes to your machine...not all necessarily bad, but changes none the less.
Personally, I'm dumping it....I love the network map, but that's about ALL I like about this software.
Anything else I care about, I can easily change/view on the typical router setup page. (192.168.1.1).
I tried it on my XP Pro machine.
I saw another post where someone was wondering if it was supported in Windows 7.
You do realize Win 7 has it's own Network Map, as well as some other cool network features, right?