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Fix For Ad-aware Se Users With Isp/error Retrieving Update Issues

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#1 quietman7


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Posted 10 April 2007 - 06:30 AM

The problems with ISP/Error Retrieving Update issues has now been fixed.

The problem produces the Ad-Aware SE warning: "Error retrieving updates" when performing a webupdate. It interrupts at 5% download completion .
( If your update stalls at another point than at 5 %, your problem stems from another issue.
See http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/index.php?showtopic=1336 )


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Posted 10 April 2007 - 01:05 PM

I've been having that problem too, but it seems to be fixed.

My work-around was simply going to their site, download the update file, then put it in the Ad-Aware folder. When I load it up, it updates it to the newer file definitions.

I just now did an update on two computers, and I am now seeing something very unsettling, in a way.

I use PeerGuardian 2, and I've used it for about 2 years now, and I've been using Ad-Aware for a bit longer, and now when I check for updates, and then begin to download the updates, my PeerGuardian 2 is blocking Google Inc from connecting to the destination ip address And it is indeed coming from using the Ad-Aware update. No doubt or question about that part. And a fact is, Google was never reported/blocked whenever I updated the Ad-Aware... but now it does.

And it's blocking Microsoft Corp from connecting to ip address

And it's blocking Microsoft Corp from connecting to HTTP ip address

[Another Update]
The ip addresses are indeed Google Inc. & Microsoft Corp

My PeerGuardian 2 blocked their connections, and still I got the updates I needed. I'm going to have some partners of mine investigate this.

I've used both programs long enough to know what will get blocked, if any, when I update a program, and those blocks were never ever being blocked when updating Ad-Aware.

I'll definitely have to research this more.

Edited by Walkman, 10 April 2007 - 01:42 PM.

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