19 December 2021

Wasted My Money

Because every motherfucking thing on new cars requires dealing with codes, I bought a VXDIAG VCX NANO.

It's supposed to be a Tech-2 style interface between the car and a laptop.

That's all well and good until you go to install the software from the manufacturer's site.

Virus software starts screaming at you at every download link.

Fuck me.

I remember when working on cars was fun.


  1. Apparently you aren't the only one to report this...


  2. Yeah, that was before it hurt to get up under the hood or run wires from the 8track to the speakers on the package tray.

  3. I feel your pain. I have encountered that same issue, so I have an old laptop that I use ONLY in my workshop.

    It has all network options disabled - no Ethernet, no WiFi, no Bluetooth - and it hasn't seen a Windows update since the day I first set it up. I imaged the disk before installing any software, so I can easily revert it if necessary.

    I sneakernet what I need on to it, and nothing EVER gets off it.

    It's probably excessive and unnecessary, and is most definitely a royal PITA, but I have too many important devices on the network to tolerate something that might be shady.


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