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Offline MusicJunkie

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After installing 4.6, WinMX will not download any files. :(
« on: February 22, 2005, 03:49:31 AM »
I'm using:

Windows XP Home SP2
Windows Firewall (WinMX is on the exceptions list)
Latest version of avast: 4.6.603

WinMX was working just fine on the 19th.  I downloaded a few files, went to bed.  The next day I had connected to the net, and avast! updated itself to 4.6.  I was able to connect to the network ok, but I noticed that files were not downloading, even with 100 different sources.  Users have no problems uploading from me though.  I tried uninstalling and reinstalling WinMX.  Didn't work.  I tried disabling the Web and P2P Shield on avast.  Still doesn't work.

This makes me sad, because it's my favorite P2P app and all the others are working just fine (Shareaza, Limewire, BitComet, etc.)  Any help... please?  :'(

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Re: After installing 4.6, WinMX will not download any files. :(
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2005, 03:56:58 AM »
Are you sure you have your firewall correctly setuped?

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Re: After installing 4.6, WinMX will not download any files. :(
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2005, 04:09:43 AM »
I've thoroughly checked it.  I'm fairly certain it's not the firewall.

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Re: After installing 4.6, WinMX will not download any files. :(
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2005, 04:15:07 AM »
FYI: You got malware on your system

Has most likely nothing to do with the problem, but I just wanted to let you know.

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Re: After installing 4.6, WinMX will not download any files. :(
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2005, 04:24:37 AM »
How do you know this?  I've done numerous scans over the last 24 hours.

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Re: After installing 4.6, WinMX will not download any files. :(
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2005, 04:39:54 AM »
Limewire comes with it and installs it without your knowledge.

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Re: After installing 4.6, WinMX will not download any files. :(
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2005, 07:04:52 AM »
Don't get me wrong, but isn't winmx on of the lookouts of the RIAA because it uses the OpenNap network.  Why would you even like using that in the first place unless you have a wish going on there of being caught downloading.

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Re: After installing 4.6, WinMX will not download any files. :(
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2005, 11:55:44 AM »
Limewire comes with it and installs it without your knowledge.

I have Microsoft AntiSpyware (with internet and application agents).  Any attempt at installing malware was blocked.

Don't get me wrong, but isn't winmx on of the lookouts of the RIAA because it uses the OpenNap network. Why would you even like using that in the first place unless you have a wish going on there of being caught downloading.

I don't use it to download mp3s.  So it's not a concern of mine.

Now, back to the topic.  Is anyone else having a similar problem?  Could you test it for me?

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Re: After installing 4.6, WinMX will not download any files. :(
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2005, 12:05:06 PM »
Does it at least help if you terminate the avast on-access protection completely?
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Re: After installing 4.6, WinMX will not download any files. :(
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2005, 12:12:03 PM »
Unfortunately it doesn't help, which I find strange.  If avast! was the culprit, terminating On-Access protection would solve the problem, would it not?

Still, the timing IS a little suspect.

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Re: After installing 4.6, WinMX will not download any files. :(
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2005, 12:21:58 PM »
Unless it's something really weird, it would help.
If I were you I'd probably try to uninstall avast and see if it helps.

I've just tried WinMX on of of the machines here and was able to download a Linkin Park mp3 without any problems ;D
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Re: After installing 4.6, WinMX will not download any files. :(
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2005, 12:38:08 PM »
I'll try uninstalling avast! and post the results later...

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Re: After installing 4.6, WinMX will not download any files. :(
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2005, 01:47:38 PM »
Well, I've completely removed avast! and the problem still persists.  Clearly something else is causing the download failures.  I just wish I knew what...  I've been using WinMX for 6 years and this has never happened before.

Thanks for the help though.  Sorry to have wasted your time.

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Re: After installing 4.6, WinMX will not download any files. :(
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2005, 02:20:53 PM »
No problem... btw I'd check the firewall, if you're using one.
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Re: After installing 4.6, WinMX will not download any files. :(
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2005, 04:23:22 PM »
Winmx working fine here:

BTW, if your using a router, make sure TCP 6699 and UDP 6257 ports.

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