Terian Image Capture Pro v3.01 Released

With the release of Windows 10 Anniversary Update and the inclusion of the Desktop Bridge I have been testing deployment of Terian ICP from within the Windows Store.

While we are not ready for the Windows Store just yet, I have just released v3.01 of Terian Image Capture Pro which includes a couple changes to improve compatibility with the store. You can download it from the official website here

Terian ICP v3.01 Changelog

Note, this version is only signed with a SHA256 certificate, and no longer contains a SHA-1 certificate.

Terian Compatibility Issue with Windows Defender

A recent definition update from Microsoft has caused a compatibility issue with Terian ID Creator, and Terian Image Capture Pro.

Issue:

Under Windows 10 (also affects Windows 7), when using Windows Defender, from Windows Explorer if you attempt to right click on the application executable for Terian ID Creator, or Terian Image Capture Pro it may take a considerable amount of time before the popup menu appears, and if you select ‘properties’ there is also a considerable delay before the dialog appears.

Problem:

This appears to be related to a recent definition update from Microsoft and we have discovered the issue affects both Windows Defender running on Windows 10, and Forefront Endpoint Protection running on Windows 7. If you disable real-time protection with either of these products the issue does not arise, however we do not recommend disabling real-time protection.

Workaround:

If you add a file exclusion to the real-time protection of Windows Defender, or Forefront Endpoint Protection there is no delay for displaying the popup dialog on the application executable.

More Info:

The issue is caused by the 3rd party registration protection mechanism we utilize, and we are waiting to hear back from the vendor whom is working with Microsoft to resolve this issue. We have been informed that this issue is not an isolated case, and multiple 3rd party registration protection systems are affected.

At this stage we are not aware of other Anti-Virus applications having this issue.

Final Note:

While there is a delay with displaying the popup menu in explorer, the application should still not be flagged as malware or a virus. This is the case under our testing with the builtin Windows 10 Defender, and Forefront Endpoint Protection. If either of these or other Anti-Virus applications flag the program as malware or a virus, then please be vigilant and ensure you have a legitimate copy of the applications, which should be dual code signed with our Digital Signature.

Digital Signature

The timestamps in your Signature List may be different from the screenshot above depending on the application (Terian ID Creator, or Terian Image Cpature Pro) and the version you are running.

Terian ID Creator v1.14 Released

Just a quick note, I have just released v1.14 of Terian ID Creator. You can download it from the official website here

Terian IDC v1.14 Change Log

This is a quick update that helps resolve and issue where sometimes ‘Integer Overflow’, or ‘Divide by Zero’ message boxes would appear after creating a card.

An initial fix was released with v1.13, however it was discovered that while v1.13 helped reduce the number of times the error message appeared it didn’t completely remove the issue.

Terian ID Creator v1.12 Released

After an extended testing period I have publicly released v1.12 of Terian ID Creator. You can download it from the official website here

Terian IDC v1.12 Change Log

Fortunately no additional bugs were uncovered during testing, however some late packaging issues (incorrect documentation version included) were found, but for the application itself the changes remain the same as outlined in a previous blog entry here

Also, this new release is dual code-signed as discussed in this blog entry.

Terian ID Creator v1.12 Testing Continues….

Just a quick note…

I had previously hoped to be completed testing of Terian ID Creator v1.12, unfortunately a premises move and delay in getting broadband connected has in turn put a spanner in the works for testing.

However good news, new premises now has broadband connected, so testing can continue, and I hope to publicly release v1.12 in the next couple of weeks.

Terian ID Creator v1.12 in Testing

Just a quick note as I’ve compiled Terian ID Creator v1.12, and will be putting it through testing for the next couple of days hopefully with a public release within the next week or two.

Terian IDC v1.12 Change Log

New Capture Library:

Following on from the recent release of Terian Image Capture Pro v3.00 which incorporated the capture library migration to the DataStead VideoGrabber SDK, Terian IDC now also utilises the new capture library.

Other Fixes:

A few additional fixes have also been included in this release, with a slight noticeable change to how the Menu Bar interacts on the main application form.

Terian IDC New Dock Menu

Now instead of a zoom effect, a simple highlighting effect will take place when hovering over each menu item.   Changes to the menu bar helps resolve an issue where the menu was sometimes displayed incorrectly.

Testing:

If testing progresses well and no major hurdles are encountered, as stated above i hope to release to the website within the next couple of weeks.

Terian Image Capture Pro v3.00 Released

After a couple weeks (more than i had originally intended) of testing I have publicly released v3.00 of Terian Image Capture Pro.  You can download it from the official website here

Terian ICP v3.00 Change Log

Fortunately no additional bugs were uncovered during testing, so the changes remain the same as outlined in a previous blog entry here

Also, this new release is dual code-signed as discussed in this blog entry.

Code Signing Migration from SHA-1 to SHA256

Effective January 1, 2016, Windows (version 7 and higher) and Windows Server will no longer trust new code that is signed with a SHA-1 code signing certificate for Mark-of-the-Web related scenarios (e.g. files containing a digital signature) and that has been time-stamped with a value greater than January 1, 2016. This cut-off date applies to the code-signing certificate itself.

What this means:

Any new distribution of our products (i.e. Terian ICP, Terian IDC) that are code signed and time stamped from 01/Jan/2016 onwards will no longer appear as coming from a verified publisher, i.e. like this…

TerianICP_Install_UAC_Signed

SHA256 Certificate:

Fortunately GoDaddy provides both SHA-1, and SHA256 code signing certificates. So newer versions of Windows can be supported with the new SHA256 certificate ensuring our applications still appear to be from a verified published.

Dual Certificate Code Signing:

To ensure we maintain backward compatibility with older versions of windows all new distributions will be code signed with both the SHA-1, and SHA256 certificates, like this…

Terian ICP Properties Dialog displaying SHA1, and SHA256 Digital Signatures

SHA-1 Deprecation:

Once SHA-1 has been fully deprecated we will most likely transition to only signing our code with the SHA256 certificate. Hopefully by this time our requirement to ensure 100% support on older systems will be reduced.

More information regarding Windows Enforcement of authenticode Code Signing can be found here