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.

3 comments:

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

    http://blog.vxdiagshop.com/2020/12/25/vxdiag-vcx-nano-gm-gds2-virus-issue-feedback/

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  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.

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  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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