AnyDVD (HD) Update (en) Install Problems

Discussion in 'AnyDVD' started by Slim, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. Slim

    Slim Member

    The latest update freezes Windows Explorer when I click to install. Has anybody else had this problem?
  2. James

    James SlySoft Development Team Staff Member

    Nope. Which OS are you using? Just reboot and try again.
  3. linx05

    linx05 Well-Known Member

    Have you got the Spybot Search & Destroy teatimer installed? If so, disable it and re-try installing AnyDVD.
  4. Bigrick

    Bigrick Well-Known Member

    the latest update was not 9
  5. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    THe latest update released is not .8 :p
  6. SlyFox 1

    SlyFox 1 Super Moderator

    If you guys had updates checked you would have seen it when you started your computer. is the latest and its not a beta. No freeze ups here.
  7. Slim

    Slim Member

    OK, I know what the problem was. I never let programs access the internet during install. This is the first time AnyDVD hasn't allowed me to install after blocking internet access.

    I know some of you don't think it's any big deal but I still like to have control over my own computer and what gets access to my internet connection.

    Thanks to all of you ignorant $%*!#& thieves who steal AnyDVD and make the rest of us pay (literally and figuratively.)
  8. James

    James SlySoft Development Team Staff Member

    Nope. AnyDVD doesn't require internet access to install. Your *OS* might require it to verify, if the signature of the installation package is correct and no certificates have been revoked.
  9. Slim

    Slim Member

    OK, James, can you please explain why AnyDVD is the only program that my OS has required me to connect to before I could install the program.

    All I know is that five times I tried and failed to install AnyDVD but the sixth time was successful only after I granted permission for internet access.

    I'm not being accusatory or doubting you, I just can't stand my computer connecting to websites without knowing exactly why.

    Description Windows Explorer requested permission to access the internet.
    Rating High
    Date / Time 2008/09/20 10:37:48-5:00 GMT
    Type Repeat Program
    Program C:\windows\explorer.exe
    Source IP
    Destination IP
    Direction Outgoing (connect)
    Action Taken Allowed (once)/Manual
    Count 1
    Source DNS
    Destination DNS
  10. poolshark2014

    poolshark2014 Well-Known Member

    no problems here. smooth sailing. great job Slysoft
  11. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Moderator (en)

    Slim, you were part of a discussion on this very topic of AnyDVD connecting to the internet and why a year and 4 days ago (September 16th, 2007). Do we really need to go over this again?

    Refer to your thread here:

    Refer here for individual explanations:
    And here:
    And here:

    Very specifically refer here:
  12. Slim

    Slim Member

    I agree completely. Slysoft rocks! :rock:

    What I don't like is if Microsoft is somehow requiring me to connect to their server in order for me to install software purchased from third-party developers.

    That's what I'm asking about and why I'm trying to figure this out.
  13. Slim

    Slim Member

    It's a different matter, but thanks for trying once again to make me look stupid.

    The other matter was solved by just using my firewall to block AnyDVD from constantly wanting to connect to a server. This has to do with not being able to install the update without connecting to a server.

    Sorry to bother you with my problems, but I seriously wasn't asking you. I just had a small problem that I decided to inquire about before I solved it myself.

    I thought the forum was open to AnyDVD customers, not just those who get your permission.:policeman:

    Besides, when a different but similar problem pops up again a year after it was apparently rectified, it's only common sense to assume something might have changed, especially since it only happens with AnyDVD and no other software I've bought and installed.
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2008
  14. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    No. click

    Drinklyeanddie is quite correct. What peer and James wrote almost a year ago still applies.

    I don't believe he's trying to make you look stupid, insult you, or hurt your feelings.

    Actually, it's open to those who do not break the forum rules.

    "While debating and discussion is fine, we will not tolerate rudeness, insulting posts, personal attacks or inflammatory posts. Our decision is final in these matters."

    "We also reserve the right to ban anyone who wilfully violates the forum rules, as access to our support forums is a privilege and not a right. A banned customer is still entitled to support from the support system."
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2008
  15. Slim

    Slim Member

    I really feel like crap because of your post. I wish you could be a little bit more patient with people who don't know as much as you.
  16. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Moderator (en)

    I pointed you to specific posts that answered your question last time and this time. I wasn't being impatient. I prefer brevity. I'm just confused as to why we are having the same discussion again.

    My goal wasn't to make you look stupid or talk down to you. You just have me a bit baffled. I thought James' and peer's explanations last year made the issue abundantly clear as to why the AnyDVD installation connects to Microsoft's servers.

    Obviously, if the installation is connecting to some server other than Microsoft or Slysoft then there is, indeed, cause for concern.