Program Registration Servers blocked by VirgnMedia
3 weeks ago
I have had the driver update program DriverAssist for some years. All fine no problems. Suddenly it says the program needs registration. When I try, I always get the error "Cannot connect to registration Servers. Please try again". I disabled security (Antivirus, Firewall etc), reloaded DriverAssist, wrote new rules for Firewall etc but still same error. Disconnected LAN and connected via Personal Hotspot on my Vodafone iPhone. No problem with registering the program. Discontinued Hotspot and reconnected LAN. DriverAssist works fine, until it is closed, but on re-opening it again demands registering, So Virginmedia blocking access to the registration Servers but allowing access to the driver database servers. Tried to chat to VirginMedia but always "Not available - Try again later" Safebytes (makers of DriverAssist) say I am not the ony customer with this problem and to contact Virginmedia. Easier said than done I find.
The general consensus is that it is regarded as malware (it's down as a virus elsewhere), and that it should be removed. According to the link above, if you register it you will pay for something that you can normally do for free. If you wish to pay for something that you can do for free then that is your choice. However, I wouldn't do it. Do you know the address of Safebytes?