[digiKam-users] Even More fighting with DigiKam

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Wed May 1 05:57:43 BST 2019


Great tto hear that you found the origin of the problem. As i suspect, the
malware extra program make a mess on computer instead to secure well the
operating system.

If digiKam refuse to run even your tune in malware application, remember
that digiKam.exe use plenty of shared libraries (.dll) which will be
certainly also blocked from malware stuff...

My tip : secure your host computer differently and do not use this "waste
of time" malware stuff...


Gilles Caulier

Le mer. 1 mai 2019 à 06:46, James Orr <jorr1948 at earthlink.net> a écrit :

> I determined that MalwareBytes had quarantined DigiKam on three different
> dates. That moved the exe and the desktop shortcut out of site.
> MalwareBytes did not notify me when it acted, so I was uninformed.
> I did create a virtual machine with Oracle's VM Virtual Box. This turned
> out to be more of a challenge than I had expected. However, I installed DK
> in the new Win 10 pro environment and I copied some CR2 files to the new
> environment. I was able to add new tags. I was able to add labels for
> color, pick list, and star. The filter worked for each of these attributes.
> Clearly my main system is blocking DigiKam from performing its function.
> I have modified Malwarebytes exclusion list for the DigiKam folder and the
> SQLite Browser, and for the digikam.exe and SQLite.exe files. I also
> excluded the gdb.exe, kbuildsycocoa5.exe, and the showfoto.exe files.
> However, this has not opened the environment for DigiKam to function
> properly. I am waiting the hear from Malwarebytes.
> Any ideas for my next steps?
> James M. Orr 2705 E Sussex Way Fresno, CA 93726
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> Subject: Re: [digiKam-users] More fighting with DigiKam
> Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2019 18:12:41 +0200
> From: Gilles Caulier <caulier.gilles at gmail.com> <caulier.gilles at gmail.com>
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> Le sam. 27 avr. 2019 à 17:51, James Orr <jorr1948 at earthlink.net> a écrit :
>> Responding to the observation that the DK database might be invalid or
>> corrupt, I noted that it seems to include new photos as I add them. After
>> reading a bit more about SQLite, it seemed to me that the next database
>> step might be to VACUUM the dust and detritus. I looked in
>> checked and unchecked all the other boxes except for PERFORM DATABASE
>> CLEANING. The cleaning process was slow, so I worked on a CADD project for
>> several hours. At some time during the interval, I noticed that DK no
>> longer showed in the Task Bar.--OK, it's done.
>> When I finished the CADD project, I clicked on the DK destop icon and got
>> an error message. When I searched for the DK exe program, it was missing. I
>> had to reinstall DK.
> This is typically abnormal. Can you imagine that we will release a program
> for windows without to check is installer work properly.
> I suspect highly a side effect from an antivirus. DigiKam is not a
> spyware/malware. We voluntary cross compile ALL codes under Linux for
> Windows, to prevent any contamination with these kind of mess. All is clean
> at end, as Linux is safe.
>> Looking at database statistics, the database had been reduced in size by
>> about half. Tags, Pick List, and Colors still do not function. The next
>> step, I guess, is to rename the existing database (I also make a disk image
>> of my system nightly). This would force DK to create a new database, I
>> expect. I think this is a drastic step. Any better ideas before I actually
>> do it?
> If you want to be sure, and test the program without to break anything,
> create a virtual machine (with VirtualBox is enough), install your Windows
> without any other extra program, and install digiKam. Import some
> collections of images for testing and look how it work and if is stable
> enough.
> We your tests pass well, Install your spyware/malware stuff and look the
> side effects. If i insist on this point, It's because we already see this
> kind of report in the past.
> Typically, i suspect that commercial programs pay to be white listed on
> this "security" stuff... As we working for open source, this will never
> come with digiKam.
> My best
> Gilles Caulier
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