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2005-10-28, 12:13
Hello I have a problem with downloading the updates. Everything stops with communicate "Estabilishing connection". And then I see "Bad checksum". Is this a problem with my computer?



2005-10-28, 12:34

Many users have reported that they are not able to download updates. The 'Search for updates' reveals updates, but they cannot be downloaded. Often a 'HTTP Error 403' or 'bad checksum' is displayed. This has a simple reason - millions of people trying to download from the same server, which can't handle such a burden. In combination with the growing size of the detection file this is becoming a serious problem. We are currently considering possibilities to improve the situation. This includes the search for additional servers and ways of more effective compression. At least one server will soon be added, others will follow hopefully.

In order to overcome the problem for now, if you try again, have a second look at the menu bar. It has a pull-down item to select a mirror. Click the arrow beside it, and select a different location (try the ones locatest nearest to you first), where you'll most probably have better chances to download.

This information is also available in our FAQ:

For more informations on updating please do also have a look at this link on our website:
In section 4 you'll see how to select a download location nearest to you.
If this sounds too difficult please try to download the updates manually:
Here is the direct download link:
Just download and run that file - it is self-installing.

Best regards
Team Spybot