Problem updating Spybot S&D - cannot allocate socket

By Pazuzu
Jan 14, 2006
  1. I have Spybot Search & Destroy 1.4 on my Windows 98 PC (system 2 in my profile) & when I try to update I get an error message "Error retrieving update into file! Cannot allocate socket.
    I have version 1.3 running on my other XP PC with no such problem when I try updates. Before I try to switch back to 1.3 I wonder if anyone else has experienced this?

    SCHUMIinSA TS Rookie Posts: 134

    I often experience checksum error when updating Spybot 1.4 on my WindowsXP Pc, but after a few downloads I usually get a working version of the update.
  3. Pazuzu

    Pazuzu TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 211

    Mystery solved - firewall conflict

    Thanks for the checksum observation. The problem was resoved by uninstalling & then downloading Spybot S&D, installing it again.
    I found that McAfee firewall was blocking updates - I guess that I must have denied access sometime !
    Having said that I went through all six of the update sites before I got a download without a checksum error.
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