unable to update

  luca90 19:49 31 Dec 2008

my antivirus prog says couldnt connect to server..
my malware is giving the same when i click update.
java i tried to update same...the list goes on.

im able to connect to internet but when i try updating or downloading torrents -no connection.

ran Network Diagnostics ...both my outlook express failed and my network adaptor.? yeah the one im using to get on this site.outlook express i can recieve but not send mail-sent myself one last night ,still waiting.

any ideas what could be blocking.rang my isp who reset proxy settings in i/e.
im running win xp sp2
thx in advance

  STREETWORK 20:02 31 Dec 2008

Try this:

Disable your anti-virus and then see if you can send email, if you can then this is the culprit.

Next do the same with any firewall or other program which needs an internet connection.

Post back...

  luca90 23:00 31 Dec 2008

yup sorry,i failed to mention i have done loads of tests to correct this,disabling firewall and avast was 1st thing i tried..also scannow on "run" for any windows corruption.

still got the prob!

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