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01 Mar 2018 19:43

Alex1289 wrote:
28 Feb 2018 18:46
Like I said , I tried it on a different computer where I haven't installed anything of promods ever and the number was still there
Like I said - we'd have a lot more reports if 001 was actually corrupted. It is not, you're just extracting it wrong. Read the how-to's.
Nathan_A_RF wrote:
01 Mar 2018 18:03
Currently our download servers are down. Sorry about this; we will get them back up as soon as possible.
Fixed.
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01 Mar 2018 23:35

InvalidSudo wrote:
01 Mar 2018 12:40
Listen, ProMods team, I'm glad to pay you guys through ads for the hard work you've done, but why did you make it such an inconvenience to download the files? If I were an admin, I would make the free download options slower than it already is, keep the ads, and remove all those idiotic safeguards. If people were to use adblockers, the server download rates would be awful anyways, balancing out the server costs.
I don't think you understand what it is like running a large site that deals with multiple terabytes of traffic per day on a small pool of download servers hosting a free download. There are many things that have to be put in place to keep our costs down (as this is free). We had to put these "safeguards" in place to protect our servers, prevent hotlinking from many other sites and also because a few people have wrecked it by attempting to DDOS our servers (which, won't work as we use Cloudflare but still...).

When I first provisioned these servers I thought "hey, it'll be fine - people will play fair" but there are many that don't - the load on the servers spiked to the point they were 100% CPU load and not transferring that much data due to people using download accelerators and causing the servers to not accept any more connections from others. I don't consider that fair for anyone. Removing much of the restrictions will cause this to happen again and limiting speeds further will just cause more frustration. Looking at the download dashboard we've had 10's of thousands of people who have successfully downloaded all files so it is working for 99.999% of people out there.

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02 Mar 2018 13:07

i tried downloading from opera, chrome and explorer, same error. i even tried creating another account, it doesn't work. if someone had this problem, please help me

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02 Mar 2018 14:41

I want to Promods 2.26 download but I encounter this problem.What would be the reason ?

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02 Mar 2018 15:29

When i click on a free download link my browser says it is a reported website for installing virusses. Now i believe ProMods doesn't want to give virusses, but maybe you should use another sponsor website because this way many people like me can't install it :(

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02 Mar 2018 18:09

Which browser do you use?
I never ever go a message like that. And I've used Google Chrome, Firefox and Opera to download the files.
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02 Mar 2018 20:05

Have you actually read what's on there? If so, what were you doing that could have lead to you being blocked? Please describe what actions you took.

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02 Mar 2018 23:47

You will have to describe your actual problem in more detail. What are you trying to download and what happens?
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03 Mar 2018 02:17

You should actually read that page... It explains what you were doing wrong.

Hint: You were using a download accelerator which is forbidden.
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03 Mar 2018 19:40

I am not extracting anything wrong. When the file downloads ,I click it , it opens with winrar and instantly telling me it is corrupted .I am pretty sure I am not the only one who has this issue and it is really a shame you ,guys, don't know how to fix it .



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