McAfee Patching issues

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When I try to start the WoW program, I recieve the error,

"Failed to download information about the next patch. Check your network connection."

I have a full connection to the internet, and I've been able to download other things from online.

I have never had this problem before.
I have McAfee Antivirus on my computer, if that helps.
I think multiple people are having the same problem, read the sticky. Any help?
Any help whatsoever would be appreciated.
Are there any links you could direct me to? I download the updated tools just fine, it's the actual patch not downloading.
I am having a similar problem, open the patcher and leave it download. Stays at downloading updated tools at 1% then it closes the launcher, I don't have any firewalls or AV program active that could hamper it. So yeah.. No idea.
Maxen ,

If your AV program offers an option to disable protection, try that first. If you're using the free version, you might even want to just uninstall it long enough to get patched, then reinstall it.

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Same problem. Disabled every firewall I have and didn't help. Uninstalled and it didn't help. Something is clearly broken and it's not on my side. Keeps saying there is a problem with my internet connection (which is odd since it is the only program to ever tell me this)
Telleh ,

Please open up Internet Explorer, even if it's not the browser you typically use, click on "Tools" then "Internet Options". Now go to the "Connections" tab and click on the button that says "LAN settings". Make sure that "Automatically detect settings" is not checked, and that you are not using a proxy server. Click "OK."

Make sure IE isn't set to Work Off-Line too.

Try the game again after that please.

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Same problem as Telleh where upon loading the WoW program I recieve the error "Launcher cannot obtain patching information. Please check your internet configuration." Ive disabled every firewall I have (which is only Windows Firewall). And have also followed your instruction to open Internet Explorer and uncheck "Automatically detect settings" and all further instruction in that post.

I still have the same problem :(
I have the same issue too =(. I just got back to playing yesterday and then this happened D= please help, I've tried everything in here. I've downloaded the patch its just the hotfix that wont download for 29/4/11

Cheers, Elco
i have the same issue as them above me i tried everything you guys said went to support site and tried eerything from port change and turned all my firewall off and i still can't connect to wow saying conigure internet options if issue occurs contact support
As everyone has stated, i have the same issue where the launcher cannot obtain the patch file information. Have done everything stated. Nothing.
try fushling the DNS. and doing a full modem reboot.. ( turn it off for 60 seconds and then back on.. wait for your modem to log back into the ineternet then turn your pc back on..
turn pc off all of em and turn modem off.. turn modem back on after 60 seconds and wait for it to finnish its booting stage

attempt a wow start..

if still not working ..

Disable all AV and firewall programs to test wow..

flushing the dns on XP vista 7

start > run > cmd > enter,
CMD prompt will come up type in > ipconfig /flushdns

Start > search fprogram and files > type in > Cmd then hit enter
type in the command prompt, ipconfig /flushdns

will look simlar to this

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\user>ipconfig /flushdns

Windows IP Configuration

Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.

did this work for anyone. i also have been trying to get in since the patch, with no good effect.
Btw, this is alot of work , to utilize what i have already paid for
Still no luck whatsoever. I haven't been able to get into the game for a few days now, money wasted on my subscription. I've tried patching with mirrors, and the game still doesn't work.

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