Flexmonster Accelerator. Virus Total detects 23/71 engines

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vasu asked on July 1, 2019

Hello Team,
Could you please help us on sort out the above issue.
We are trying to install flex exe as a service in our environment and after installing that it is showing some harmful Virus Total detects 23/71.
Please provide the solution for secure installation of EXE.
Thanks,
Vasu

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Ian Sadovy Flexmonster July 2, 2019

Hello Vasu,
 
Thank you for writing to us.
We were previously reported, that some antivirus engines are showing the false positive identification of the Flexmonster Accelerator service as a threat. We are using Windows Defender and ClamAV for regular scanning of our deliverables to ensure that they are secure.
 
On the other hand, if you cannot use such binaries due to some policies, there is an option to build and deploy Accelerator using Visual Studio project (https://github.com/flexmonster/pivot-accelerator-dll). So, you will have full control over the service.
 
Please let us know if you have any other questions.
 
Regards,
Ian
 

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vasu July 8, 2019

Hello lan,
Thanks for your response!!!
The first solution is not working for us, because of firewall issue system not allowing us to install flexmonsterserver.exe file.
Second solution:
I tried to build the project which you mentioned in above link, but i got file for UI build.
What should i do for flex server running with some configuration.
Please provide exact steps to resolve this issue.
our dev and prod environments down because of this flex server issue.
 
Please provide solution ASAP.
 
Thanks,
Vasu

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Ian Sadovy Flexmonster July 8, 2019

Hello Vasu,
 
Thank you for the details.
Actually, the above project contains both UI and server parts in the MVC project.
In case you need only the server part, we have prepared a project that runs as a console application.
Here are the steps to deploy it:

  1. Download Visual Studio project: https://flexmonster.s3.amazonaws.com/examples/FLEXMONSTER-2019-ACCELERATOR-CONSOLE.zip
  2. Edit Accelerator configuration in the Application/flexmonster.config file
  3. Build and run the project
  4. You should see the message that the server is running at http://localhost:50005 
  5. Use this URL as a proxyUrl for the Flexmonster on the client side

Please let us know if it works well for you.
 
Regards,
Ian

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vasu July 9, 2019

Hello lan.
Thanks for your response!!
We have build that application with the above steps and able to run in command prompt, but we need to run this as a service because for some time people can close that running command prompt in server..is there any way to resolve this issue?
 
Please provide solution.

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Ian Sadovy Flexmonster July 9, 2019

Hello Vasu,
 
Thank you for the answer.
Our recommendation is to create a PowerShell script (e.g. start-flexmonster-accelerator.ps1) that starts the server in the background process.

Start-Process "<path_to_accelerator>\flexmonster-proxy-ssas.exe" -WorkingDirectory "<path_to_accelerator>" -WindowStyle Hidden

So, it will be hidden and harder to be closed accidentally.
Also, you can add this script to auto-start on your server, so it will start automatically even after server restart.
 
Hope it helps.
 
Regards,
Ian

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Ian Sadovy Flexmonster July 10, 2019

Hello Vasu,
 
We have an update regarding the initial issue with Virus Total.
Our team have changed the packaging process of the Accelerator Service and seems it is now passing all Virus Total checks: https://take.ms/8WCsh
 
In case you have a spare moment, you can download an update from our website and check if it works fine in your environment.
 
Thanks,
Ian

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