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scott8035
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Downloaded file are corrupt...where can I get a good copy?

Post by scott8035 »

Hi, I wanted to try Rainmeter, but when I download any of the 32-bit files (installer, zip, or beta), both Windows integrated unzipper and 7-zip complain that the files are corrupt (CRC error). Who can fix this?
---scott
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Re: Downloaded file are corrupt...where can I get a good copy?

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scott8035 wrote:Hi, I wanted to try Rainmeter, but when I download any of the 32-bit files (installer, zip, or beta), both Windows integrated unzipper and 7-zip complain that the files are corrupt (CRC error). Who can fix this?
---scott
http://rainmeter.googlecode.com/files/Rainmeter-1.2-r357-32bit-beta.exe
scott8035
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Re: Downloaded file are corrupt...where can I get a good copy?

Post by scott8035 »

I already tried that link, it gives me a popup that says:

"Installer integrity check has failed. Common causes include incomplete download and damaged media. Contact the installer's author to obtain a new copy."

I've tried downloading both 1.1 and 1.2beta from several places now, all with the same effect. It's like a damaged set of files have been mirrored. ???
---scott
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Re: Downloaded file are corrupt...where can I get a good copy?

Post by Alex2539 »

Disable your antivirus and try again.
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scott8035
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Re: Downloaded file are corrupt...where can I get a good copy?

Post by scott8035 »

I'm using Microsoft Security Essentials. I disabled the realtime scanning. Tried again with same results.

I've installed many open source apps with this setup. Just to be sure something hasn't happened recently, I picked a random app (Handbrake), downloaded, and installed it just fine.

I'm the admin user on the box. Windows XP Pro SP3.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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jsmorley
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Re: Downloaded file are corrupt...where can I get a good copy?

Post by jsmorley »

Nothing is "mirrored" anywhere. There is ONE place we store the download for Rainmeter (any other place you find you can just assume comes with a virus as a bonus) and that is at:

http://code.google.com/p/rainmeter/downloads/list

This has been downloaded successfully by several hundred thousand folks in the last 6 months, so if getting it from here gives you an issue, I'm not quite sure what to tell you.
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NeverOutofTune
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Re: Downloaded file are corrupt...where can I get a good copy?

Post by NeverOutofTune »

If applicable, disable any indexing apps such as X1 or Copernic.

Check for other sypware/malware apps besides Microsoft Security Essentials and disable.

You could also use msconfig, disable unneeded services and startup apps, reboot and try again.
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Lddrizzt
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Re: Downloaded file are corrupt...where can I get a good copy?

Post by Lddrizzt »

What if someone emails it to him?
It sounds like something is not allowing a download, but an email attachment might work?
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Re: Downloaded file are corrupt...where can I get a good copy?

Post by scott8035 »

Thanks for the offer. I ended up remoting into my work machine and downloading it from there, then emailing it back to myself. Very weird situation. Thanks again.
---scott
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Re: Downloaded file are corrupt...where can I get a good copy?

Post by jsmorley »

scott8035 wrote:Thanks for the offer. I ended up remoting into my work machine and downloading it from there, then emailing it back to myself. Very weird situation. Thanks again.
---scott
That is a weird and somewhat worrisome situation you have there. I would be running MalwareBytes AntiMalware and looking at my browser addons carefully to see if there is something untoward going on.