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dashlite

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 25, 2010
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Hi,

I am facing issues whenever I download .rar files. It just happened today, and I'm not really sure why too, cause previously it was always fine.

Just a couple of moments ago, I tried to download a 80MB .rar file. However, my mac (in Safari/Chrome browsers) only downloaded 4KB of it and the download ended. (No issues with Internet or whatsoever)

Anyone can help out with this? Thanks :)
 

mattwiz13

macrumors newbie
Oct 17, 2011
4
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I'm having the exact same problem. It's been going on for a few days now and I have no idea how to fix it. I've tried downloading all different types of .rar files from all different browsers and websites. It's really becoming an inconvenience. Can anyone help?
 

mattwiz13

macrumors newbie
Oct 17, 2011
4
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I'm having the exact same problem. It's been going on for a few days now and I have no idea how to fix it. I've tried downloading all different types of .rar files from all different browsers and websites. It's really becoming an inconvenience. Can anyone help?
 
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I'm having the exact same problem. It's been going on for a few days now and I have no idea how to fix it. I've tried downloading all different types of .rar files from all different browsers and websites. It's really becoming an inconvenience. Can anyone help?

Care to provide a link, so we can test it?
 
Nov 28, 2010
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located

I just get
Safari can’t find the server.
Safari can’t open the page “http://download770.mediafire.com/hatwr47v43xg/eukaae5lmgbs1jf/CTSV.rar” because Safari can’t find the server “download770.mediafire.com”.
Server not found
Firefox can't find the server at download770.mediafire.com.

Check the address for typing errors such as
ww.example.com instead of
http://www.example.com
If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
connection.
If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
that Aurora is permitted to access the Web.
when I click the actual link.
 

dashlite

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 25, 2010
3
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Sounds like what you you downloaded was a torrent file for the .rar file .....

No. The download was from mediafire. (10MB of PDF files)


Care to provide a link, so we can test it?

I tried the link posted above from mediafire, and all I get after downloading is a 4KB file when it's supposed to be over 100MB.

I am able to download the file, but why is it incomplete? (No error messages or what, all I get is an incomplete file which is in the downloads tray.)
 

kirponos

macrumors newbie
Jul 2, 2011
2
0
it works with rapidshare, but nothing else

I have the same problem since about a week. the strange thing is, it still works flawlessly with rapidshare, but no other of the ten oneclick hosters I tried. The problem is definitely more than just a missing letter in the URL.




I tried the link posted above from mediafire, and all I get after downloading is a 4KB file when it's supposed to be over 100MB.

I am able to download the file, but why is it incomplete? (No error messages or what, all I get is an incomplete file which is in the downloads tray.)[/QUOTE]
 

floydtw

macrumors newbie
Oct 20, 2011
1
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Having the same problem

Dashlite, I'm having exactly the same problem. Running 10.6.8 on a 21in Imac. Happened a couple weeks ago. Only affects .rar files; I can download .zip files and uncompressed files, such as .mov. Problem occurs in Firefox and Safari. Also in Opera. I can resume download in Opera after it stops at 4k, get the whole .rar file, but it won't open with Stuffit. Older laptop on my network has no problem downloading .rar files, so the ISP is not at fault.

Problem persisted after updating the OS to 10.6.8. I'm wondering if it's a java-related bug?

Can't believe we're the only two people affected by this.

Hi,

I am facing issues whenever I download .rar files. It just happened today, and I'm not really sure why too, cause previously it was always fine.

Just a couple of moments ago, I tried to download a 80MB .rar file. However, my mac (in Safari/Chrome browsers) only downloaded 4KB of it and the download ended. (No issues with Internet or whatsoever)

Anyone can help out with this? Thanks :)
 

NorthDakota91

macrumors member
Sep 3, 2011
86
0
Italy
Do you have some "strange" apps running in background? (like antiviruses or firewalls, that kind of stuff) It seems a security related question (don't know why, just intuition I guess :D)
 

vaper

macrumors newbie
Jun 11, 2006
25
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Do you have some "strange" apps running in background? (like antiviruses or firewalls, that kind of stuff) It seems a security related question (don't know why, just intuition I guess :D)

I've been experiencing the same problem as described by others in this thread. Nothing has changed as far as which if any "strange" apps are running in the background. Any attempts to download .rar files result in incomplete downloads of either 4.0 KB or 5.4 KB.
 

NorthDakota91

macrumors member
Sep 3, 2011
86
0
Italy
I've been experiencing the same problem as described by others in this thread. Nothing has changed as far as which if any "strange" apps are running in the background. Any attempts to download .rar files result in incomplete downloads of either 4.0 KB or 5.4 KB.

Maybe I just didn't understand the problem - you can't download ANY .rar files or just those linked above?
 

Ethaneeze

macrumors newbie
Oct 21, 2011
2
0
I also have been experiencing this for the past couple weeks or so. I created this account just to keep up with this thread. Every rar file I try to download crashes immediately. I don't I get connected with the hosting site, so it crashes. Sometimes, I can try the download again, immediately after it crashes, and it will start the download, and half the time those files are corrupted.

It isn't a browser issue.
 

NorthDakota91

macrumors member
Sep 3, 2011
86
0
Italy
I just found a guy on another forum that had the same exact problem - he fixed it by removing Norton Firewall. I really think that your problem is just an antivirus/firewall program that blocks the file download because it detects some kind of infection (it may be a false positive though).

What I suggest is disabling such programs, download the file and scan it with ClamXAV (just to be sure not to spread infections to windows machines in case you share the file)

Here's a link to that forum: http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/apple-notebooks/253539-i-cant-download-rar-files-internet.html
 

Ethaneeze

macrumors newbie
Oct 21, 2011
2
0
Just to make sure that is the problem, does every person (who is affected by this bug) have norton firewall active?

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Sorry for the double post, but I just had to check if that was the problem.

It worked for me. Disabled Norton Vulnerability Protection and now rar files seem to downloading just fine.

Haven't tried opening one, but based on how the download starts, I'd say they won't be corrupted.
 

dashlite

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 25, 2010
3
0
I just found a guy on another forum that had the same exact problem - he fixed it by removing Norton Firewall. I really think that your problem is just an antivirus/firewall program that blocks the file download because it detects some kind of infection (it may be a false positive though).

What I suggest is disabling such programs, download the file and scan it with ClamXAV (just to be sure not to spread infections to windows machines in case you share the file)

Here's a link to that forum: http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/apple-notebooks/253539-i-cant-download-rar-files-internet.html

Just to make sure that is the problem, does every person (who is affected by this bug) have norton firewall active?

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Sorry for the double post, but I just had to check if that was the problem.

It worked for me. Disabled Norton Vulnerability Protection and now rar files seem to downloading just fine.

Haven't tried opening one, but based on how the download starts, I'd say they won't be corrupted.

Thank you. :D

Yes, I have Norton Anti-Virus installed, and after disabling the vulnerability option, the download works. :)
 

NorthDakota91

macrumors member
Sep 3, 2011
86
0
Italy
I'm glad it helped. From my experience, if you don't use your mac on a windows network and/or you don't share files with windows machines too much, an antivirus tends to be a little too aggressive and it is just a waste of money. Thinking twice before entering your admin password is a much much much better option to keep your mac intact IMHO
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
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Yes, I have Norton Anti-Virus installed,
I highly recommend you uninstall it. You don't need any 3rd party antivirus software to protect Mac OS X from malware. Macs are not immune to malware, but no true viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any since it was released 10 years ago. The only malware in the wild that can affect Mac OS X is a handful of trojans, which can be easily avoided with some basic education, common sense and care in what software you install. Also, Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion have anti-malware protection built in, further reducing the need for 3rd party antivirus apps.
If you insist on running 3rd party antivirus software, ClamXav is a good choice, since it isn't a resource hog, detects both Mac and Windows malware and doesn't run with elevated privileges. You can run scans when you choose, rather than leaving it running all the time, slowing your system.
 
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