Antivirus False Warnings

Some users have reported issues with Caseworx or TODDS not starting with a warning from their antivirus software, usually complaining of something to do with reputation.

Poorly written antivirus software, such as AVG and AVAST, have an expectation of “good” software to include the definition of being installed by thousands of users. Specialty software, such as Caseworx or TODDS, would obviously not be installed by the average consumer in the thousands. It is obvious that these antivirus programs may be fine for consumer home applications, but is not designed for professional business environments.

Until such AV systems become more advanced and intelligent, users can add an exception to their antivirus “whitelist” or “exception” configuration for the C:\Program Files\JKL Software\TODDS or C:\Program Files\JKL Software\Caseworx-IAO folder to ensure uninterrupted operation of their software. However, whitelisting can also expose the folder to possible infection as the AV cannot monitor the folder and it’s files for changes.

It is therefore our recommendation that a proper antivirus solution which does not exhibit issues like the above named software be used to protect your computers.

Software such as Symantec’s EndPoint Security with it’s well written Insight engine does not exhibit this issue and allows the software to operate successfully without any problems.

Microsoft .NET 4.7 installation problem or “blocked” by installer

Some computers installed with Microsoft Windows 7 may not install the .NET Framework 4.7 update correctly. Computers which are not updated to the .NET Framework 4.7 may be prompted to install the Framework when starting TODDS or Caseworx after an update, but do not complete successfully with an error message.

Users of Windows 10 and 8.1 should experience no issues with the .NET 4.7 update. However, Windows 7 and 8 users may get a message from the Microsoft update package for .NET 4.7 stating that their update was blocked. The required file that needs to be installed is available from Microsoft at the following URL: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4020302/the-net-framework-4-7-installation-is-blocked-on-windows-7-windows-ser

Once this patch has been installed, users can then successfully install the .NET 4.7 Framework. Users can also directly install the .NET 4.7 Framework from the following URL: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=55167

If the Framework appears to install correctly, but still persists with erratic program behavior, reboot the computer and try the program again.

Caseworx Updater Loop

Some users of Caseworx who have not updated the software for a few versions may experience what seems to be an update loop. The updater normally may run up to two or three times, as it updates itself and then other components. However, if the updater persists to run, your copy of Caseworx may have exceeded the updater’s capabilities.

Some recent changes to Microsoft Windows 10 and the .NET Framework 4.7 have resulted in changes to Caseworx to better perform with the new Windows version, as well as high-DPI screens or “Retina-style” displays. These changes require the usage of some of these components.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, simply uninstall the copy of Caseworx on your computer from the Control Panel->Programs and Features. Then, download the newest copy of the Caseworx installer from http://jklsoftware.com/downloads/Setup_Caseworx_IAO.exe. Your data files and cases will be preserved across the uninstall/re-install process.

Dentrix Error After Update/Install

It has been noted that some versions of Dentrix is incompatible with Microsoft’s .NET 4.6 and Windows 10. Users who update their Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 8.1 to .NET 4.6 may find that some or all parts of Dentrix may not function correctly after the update.

Caseworx and TODDS install .NET 4.6 by default if not found, but can also run under .NET version 4.5.2. If problems are noted after the .NET Framework update, contact Dentrix Support for update procedures required to patch their older software to the current version. This is NOT an error with your Windows install, computer’s hardware, and/or JKL Software’s products.

Dentrix information for .NET 4.6 and Windows 10 can be found here: http://dentrix.com/windows10

As of the publish date of this support article, the Dentrix patch can be found on their website at http://dentrix.com/support/resource-center/guest/articleid/74207 . The patch can be downloaded from the link by clicking on the “Attachments” link on the page.

“Unknown Hard Error” during Microsoft .NET 4.5.1 – 4.6 update (or install)

Some installations of Caseworx and TODDS have exhibited an error showing “Unknown Hard Error” and not completing the Microsoft .NET Update for versions 4.5.1, 4.5.2, and 4.6. This may occur during the installation of the product,  or after an update. The error does not occur in the program itself, but rather the Microsoft installer that is updating the .NET technology.

Cause:

The most common cause seems to be that the Microsoft RyuJIT preview was installed on the machine at one time. This preview version prevents the final version in .NET 4.6 from completing the install

Resolution:

The preview version must be removed and all traces of it’s registry/environment must be reset.

Steps:

The following involves editing the registry and environmental variables. If you are unsure or uncomfortable performing these steps, contact your IT professional.

  1. Open the Registry Editor and look for the following key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\.NETFramework\AltJit
    If found, remove the key from the registry. Also, check the left side of the registry editor or any subkeys labeled “AltJit”. If found, remove the subkey also.
    —–
    OR
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    Download the following registry file and double-click it to clear the setting (you can safely ignore any browser/antivirus warnings, it only removes the above listed entry):
    http://jklsoftware.com/downloads/removeAltJit.reg
  1. Go to Control Panel, System, “Advanced System settings” (left side). On the panel that appears, click the “Environment Variables” button at the bottom. Look at the bottom of the window that appears in the section titled “System Variables” and look for an item named “COMPLUS_AltJit”. If found, highlight and delete it.
  1. Then, go to Control Panel, Programs and Features, and look for “Microsoft .net RyuJIT Preview”. Uninstall it if found. Also, look for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6. Uninstall it if found.
  2. Install the Microsoft .NET 4.6 Framework from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48130 You may be asked to reboot your computer. Perform the reboot if asked.
  3. Start TODDS/Caseworx, it may or may not ask for the .net 4.6 update. If it does require additional .net items, proceed with the .net update. It should succeed with these items cleared.
  4. If you continue to get the “Unknown Hard Error” message, and did not reboot in step 4, perform a reboot – a Windows program that was running probably prevented all files from updating successfully.

Preview / Beta Cleanup Tool

Early preview and beta versions of Caseworx contained a special database that was significantly different from the current release. Those versions required clean up and modification before the newer versions could be installed.

NOTE: Current users and new users of Caseworx should NOT download or use this tool unless directed by support to do so!

Contacting JKL Software for Support

For Product Information and Ordering:

E-mail: info@jklsoftware.com

Product Support:

E-mail: support@jklsoftware.com

Please describe, in detail, your support request. Be sure to include the following information:

  • Product name
  • Product version (usually on startup screen or under the “Help”->”About” menu)
  • What you were doing when the issue occurred
  • Include any notification message, screenshots, or messages that you saw

Most of our applications also have a “Generate Diagnostic File” menu item in the “Help” menu. It can be useful to generate this file and attach it to your email to help us narrow down the issue.

We will contact you once we have investigated your request, usually within 1 business day. Most of the time, we will get back to you much sooner!

Note that we cannot be of much help if the issue is about your computer, network, or other physical issue. You would need to contact your IT staff to resolve “in-house” issues.

Product Updates

JKL products are usually updated directly from the software itself at start time. Many of the products also feature a “Check for Update” menu link in the “About” or “Help” menus. These updates are included in all products unless specified in the products licensing agreement. Updates only apply to minor revision changes and bug fixes. For example, in the version number 2.1.4500.1000, the minor revision is 1.4500. Updates are included as long as the “2” does not change. A change in the “2” for this example would be considered a major product release.

To upgrade from a previous version to the newest major version, contact JKL Software.