Hey, thanks ROB P! You put me on the right track that took me to a solution for my problem.
I also have NIS on my computer, so I tried to check the firewall. It was messed up; there was no icon for it in my tray, and I couldn't open it from the start menu, and my computer would not shut down normally.
I powered off and back on and everything was working. I hardly ever shut down my computer since upgrading to WinXP, so I didn't think about this old solution that used to solve 90% of the problems with Win98.
I also am having the same problem.
I have tried with both Win 2000 and XP systems, hosts file is clean. Normal update does not work as mentioned in the FAQ but I am unable to connect to the webpage that contains the .defs file, it just times out.
However, at work, I have no problem. The difference here is that I have just Symantec AntiVirus not InternetSecurity running. I have both running at home, so it has something to do with the firewall. However, it is configured to allow everything from LavaSoft and even disabling InternetSecurity for the download does not affect the results.
I copied the .defs file from work and will try to load it tonight at home, but it is interesting that I've only had problems with this new .defs file. Could it have anything to do with the latest hack into LavaSoft? Such as new protections added to the .defs file?
I'll keep in touch.