What was in that code that gave my PC a virus because thats what it is.
Sorry, but this is just not possible. The Serial Number it's just a text code that is stored in the registry, it can't create any problem to your system.
Its really unfair that the makers of FSDT dont have a solution and my FSDT QW days are over because of it.
Besides, I was WAITING for your report so, you can't just say we don't have a solution, because you have been constantly followed with PLENTY of solutions, I've sent you a special version of the Addon Manager which I've made just for that purpose and there was ANOTHER user that had the same problem that got the same file, and he reported it to me it was fixed.
In his case, it was most likely a problem with the Visual Studio 2005 runtimes that were probably broken on his system, the file you have received it's linked with a slightly different version, there were no other differences.
So, it's very likely that on your system, instead, the VS 2005 runtimes are all having a problem, that's why I've asked to to reinstall them all.
I made some research and, there is a chance the VS 2008 runtimes, instead, might create a conflict with the VS 2005. We use the 2005, because this is what FSX uses, but I know there are other FS developers that use the VS 2008 ones.
Can you try to check if you have the VS2008 runtimes on your system ? If yes, try the following:
- Uninstall ALL the Microsoft VS 2008 runtimes
- Uninstall ALL the Microsoft VS 2005 runtimes
- Reinstall ALL the Microsoft VS 2005 runtimes, using the links I've posted above.
- DO NOT Reinstall the VS 2008 ones, for the moment
- Reinstall KDFW and check if FSX starts now.
Don't think for a moment that WE will drop this problem, you WILL be supported until this is FIXED.