Warning: Update on Explorist 510 610 710 Firmware Virus
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WARNING: Magellan offers through their VantagePoint program an automatic firmware upgrade for their Explorist 510 – 610 – and 710 units. 

eXplorist_710_7.29
eXplorist_610_7.28
eXplorist_510_7.27

WE HAVE FOUND THAT THESE RELEASES FROM MAGELLAN HAVE A VIRUS EMBEDDED IN THEM.

THE VIRUS HAS BEEN TIED INTO THE DATE/TIME ELEMENT OF THE GPS.

Some users have assumed that if you reload an older firmware version it will overwrite the bad firmware.  NOT TRUE!! The only way to return your GPS to normal and remove the virus is to REMOVE the bad version and reinstall an authorized new genuine version of the correct latest version for the Explorist which are:

eXplorist 710_7.26
eXplorist 610_7.25
eXplorist 510_7.24

Please be advised that overwriting the Virus Firmware with an old backed up copy can cause a severe problem.

We can repair and disinfect your computer for anyone who downloaded and installed this defective virus.

If you have installed any of these versions.

eXplorist_710_7.29
eXplorist_610_7.28
eXplorist_510_7.27

We are now seeing many complaints from users who have installed these versions.  Apparently MAGELLAN released these bad firmware versions in their VantagePoint automatic updates.

I guess the point is that if Magellan VantagePoint informs you of a new version the user assumes that the firmware is free of viruses, etc.

These releases are now starting to cause loss of the Satellite communications and other problems. 

We have recently discovered that the virus is also tied into the DATE/TIMER of the GPS.

Some users have assumed that if you reload an older firmware version it will overwrite the bad firmware.   THIS IS NOT TRUE!!


The Virus Has Been Identified.

The Virus as it applies to a MPU GPS unit, interfers with the normal operation of the GPS and can be transmitted to your Computer.  

This kind of software usually arrives in the form of an download from a website and contains code illegally injected into a legitimate MPU (GPS), Computer, Smartphone, etc.  In case, it arrived as embedded in the Magellan firmware download. 

What does the virus do?

– Steal hard disk space and memory, slowing down or completing stopping the PC or MPU of the GPS
– Locking up the INDEX of date feature of the MPU’s images
Disrupts Satellite Reception (Cause of the famous NO-FF error or inability for the Explorist X10 to collect Satellite data.)
– Has a Timer mechanism to postpone malicious engagement.
– Corrupting or deleting data
– Compromising the entire system by providing remote access to hackers
– Stealing passwords and other sensible information
– Installing other unwanted software

In conclusion .. WE ADVISE THAT THE PROBLEM BE REPAIRED!!

The only way for us to fix the unit is to reformat the unit, and install the correct Project software.

THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION IS FOR YOU TO LET US CLEAN UP YOUR GPS.   In order to eliminate the virus we have to reformat the GPS and completely reload a special version.

Please go to our URL for the correct repair….

TO REPAIR BROKEN MAGELLAN EXPLORIST 510 610 710 GPS NOT RECEIVING SATELLITE DATA  .. the URL is: http://www.jungleghost.com/Explorist/Repair_Not_Receiving_Satellite_Data.htm

REPAIR BROKEN MAGELLAN EXPLORIST 510 610 710 REMOVE VIRUS VERSION 7.27 7.28 7.29 .. the URL is:
http://www.jungleghost.com/Explorist/Repair_Infected_Virus_Versions.htm

Our repair process will still retain your GPS Serial Number so any maps you have will still be accepted by the GPS.  

JG

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