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  1. The A/V and firewall shouldn't have any effect on the log-in (only on data transfer in the case of the firewall and possible deletions in things like keygens for the A/V) so the only thing left is your log-in procedures. The log-in only affects the 'scoring' (which is just a bit of fun really - points don't get you any beer). While it is remotely possible that you have corruption somewhere that is blocking it, you could try a clean re-install but I doubt that would be the issue - it's still more likely to be a problem with the data on your end (a misplaced upper case letter for a lower, entering a zero for an upper case letter O or vice versa),
  2. Something may have corrupted in the upgrade. Did you try a clean re-install?
  3. It seems to happen now and again (that the registration server goes down), however, it's usually back up and running inside a couple of working days. At the moment it is working - cgeck your login and password (your registration e-mail will also allow you to log in as an alternative to your registered 'user name') Apart from thet - check for typoes (incorrect capitals, etc)
  4. With almost every update to BitComet, we get a short flurry of posts complaining about a virus or trojan. There isn't one! If there was one, the forum would be swamped with complaints - that doesn't happen and we only get a handful of people claiming that it is 'infected' However, perhaps this will help explain why it happens (from the installation notes on another app) "This release's binary is packed with an executable/dll compression tool to reduce his size (for an easy and quick upload/download). Unfortunately, some of these compression programs have a bad reputation in the security software industry, mainly because almost 99% of trojans/worms/etc. are packed with similar tools (or variants of these), and this self-unpack behavior is taken by some antivirus apps as an alarm signal. Basically, this means that any trusted program packed with one of these tools can be erroneously detected as a virus, something known as a "FALSE POSITIVE"." The 'cure' is simple - once the program has been downloaded (and any respectable A/V app would have scanned it on the download), TURN OFF THE A/V BEFORE INSTALLING and turn it back on after installation is completed. If there had been anything nasty in the file, the A/V would have caught it during the download.
  5. That is a split set of an archived file, which needs to be opened using an archive app such as winrar. 7zip is free (and it looks as if it was used for that set). You install the app and open the first file in the series and then extract the original (it will combine the parts automatically)
  6. First of all, you asked for advice in helping to uninstall the app. You were given advice which you chose to ignore. You complained about a non-existent 'styep by step uninstall manual' bundled with the app and started complaining when it was pointed ot that none existed anywhere in the known universe You moaned about being advised on using thired party apps to uninstall - then posted a link to a third party uninsttall procedure Obviously you are only here to complain and want a refund and there is no point in providing you with a platform to vent your dislike of a free app.
  7. You seem to have a problem understanding what was said. What I did say was, that in all the years I've worked with computers that I never saw an " all publishers usually have a detailed step by step procedure " which you claimed - and as 'support' for that you posted a link to a website? That's hardly publishers' step by step instructions - it's more that 'third party' approach you derided. As I said - all we can do here is offer advice which you can accept or reject - the choice is yours. Just don't go round claiming that you have seen things which no-one else has.
  8. I've never in all my years using computers (going way back to 20 MB hard drives and 5 1/4" floppies) ever seen a 'detailed step by step procedure' for uninstalling (and I have used Macs but that was a lot of years back and was before they switched to Intel CPUs and hacked Free BSD as the OS). We're volunteers here - we'4re not devs, nor are we paid - all we can do is offer advice, which you can take or leave, the choice is yours, but, for what it's worth, most 'uninstall' procedures are never 100% efficient and do leave traces behind - hence the third party apps, but, as I said, it's your choice whether or not to use that.
  9. Unfortunately there are very few Mac people here. All I can say is that in Windows, it's very easy to remove (either by the windows default settings or by using Revo uninstaller). I have heard that there is an app similar to Revo for the Mac (Macbooster) but I can't verify that myself
  10. Actually Adaware does NOT flag it, but the general rule for installing a new (or upgraded) app is, and always has been, STOP ALL RUNNING APPLICATIONS. If you choose to ignore this, then you can have problems (some installations get flagged because they alter registry values which makes the A/V think there is a Trojan when, in fact, there isn't one). You simply restart the A/V after the install completes Scan during download and after installation is fine.
  11. When you right click on any icon on the top bar, a drop down menu appears - scroll to 'OpenDir', click and make sure the tick mark is showing. If there is no tick mark, it is de-selected.
  12. Rifght click on any of the icons and yo will see OpenDir. Click on that to select and activate. By the way, it's Open DirectORY LOL. I thought maybe you had found a setting to let you open a stream directly
  13. Um - it's millennium (from #mille' and annus) 1,000 and year). NOT from mile and anus - soldier and the second word needs no translation LOL
  14. It sounds as if there is a problem with the seed file (it can happen and everyone has the same issue)
  15. OK - I slipped - Kazakhstan is 73. However 74 is the cell phone prefix for Afghanistan (Russia is 7) but not, as a general rule having occasion to actually telephone Russia from Ireland (I do have most of the oblasts in my ham radio log however) I just looked at the first numbers. Now if you had put 007 (which is the actual prefix) things would have been clearer Be that as it may, THERE IS NO VIRUS Trust me on this - if there was, this forum would be flooded with 'me too' posts - and you have to admit that you are the only one who appers ro have found it. It didn't show on my computer
  16. Trust me - it's a false positive. All you were asked to do was follow standard installation procedure and stop all running apps. NOT to 'disable A/V' for anything longer than that- scan the download, run scan during operation is normal - scanning during an install can (and does) cause problems. And I've no intentions of phoning Kazakhstan Oh - and from the wiki article on Dr Web " Staunch anti-adware policy led to software developers complaints that Dr. Web treated their virus free applications as "virus" and receive no responds from Dr. Web if they try to contact Dr. Web to resolve the issue "
  17. No it doesn't - if you chweck through the posts here, that is a recurring theme. The problem isn't with BC - it's some A/V programs are detecting a 'false positive'. The standard instructions for any installation are, download it and, when complete, turn the A/V off (you are supposed to stop ALL running apps on an install). When installed, tirn the A/V back on.
  18. We seem to be getting people all over the place going on about a 'new decade' which doesn't actually happen for another year. I thought we went through all that in 2000. A year ending in zero is NOT the start of a new decade - it's the END of one (a 'new' decade stars with a '1' as there never was a year zero). Look at it this way - if you're asked to count to ten, you start at 1 and finish at 10 - you don't run from 0 to 9
  19. Happy New Year to all our regular (and conscript) members
  20. You do realise you are asking a question to which the last posting was 9 YEARS ago?
  21. If it's in one torrent, did you try using 'download order' in the torrent properties?
  22. Try removing it with Revo uninstaller in moderate mode (trial version is free) and then try a fresh install. The only other explanation I can think of is something in your OS is blocking it - try turning off all running apps (including anti-virus) as those can affect an installarion (don'#t forget to turn the a/v back on after)
  23. Magnet links depend on being picked up by a tracker which will then start a 'normal' .torrent action. If it's not carried on a tracker, nothing will happen
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