HELP! <Problems With="Answer Assault">And<HMA> HELP!


Junior Member
Feb 7, 2011
Answer Assault Delema

First off let me start by saying that Answer Assault is a great piece of software and the frequent updates are creating a better and better product all the time. Rob you did a GREAT job on this product!
That being said I am having some issues with my instillation and would like the feed back of this fine community...

My Set Up
Answer Assault (AA) is up to date and using "Hide My Ass ProVPN" (HMA) as its proxy solution. HMA is set to only pull ip addresses from my local metro area, all ip addresses originate within 2 hours driving distance of my location. I also set it to rotate proxies every 3 minutes when I have AA creating accounts, otherwise I manualy rotate it before asking/answering questions on multiple accounts.

The Problem
The problem is that when using HMA my AA cant connect to Yahoo Answers. I can turn on AA and search questions, post answers, create accounts, or anything else that I should be able to do in AA, However as soon as I turn on HMA VPN I am no longer able to connect to Y!A through AA. I can do anything within the AA interface just fine but anything requiring AA to connect to Yahoo is returned with the error codes below.
I know that the problem is not HMA because I can load up ANY browser and cruise yahoo answers just fine on the same connection and HMA proxy that AA wont work with at the same time AA is giving me problems. This proves the problems location but what is its source and its fix?
The error I am recieving when using AA + HMA is a "can not load webpage" type of error... its the same kind of white page error you see when you try to connect to a website with no internet connection. The below error appears in the internal yahoo frame on the account creation page every time i turn on HMA and attempt to "load for new" on the account creation page...

Navigation to the webpage was canceled 
   What you can try: 
     Refresh the page.

On clicking "load for new" button a 2nd time it shows this error page...

This program cannot display the webpage 
   Most likely causes:
You are not connected to the Internet. 
The website is encountering problems. 
There might be a typing error in the address. 
   What you can try: 
     Check your Internet connection. Try visiting another website to make sure you are connected.  
     Retype the address.  
     Go back to the previous page. 
     More information 

This problem can be caused by a variety of issues, including: 

Internet connectivity has been lost. 
The website is temporarily unavailable. 
The Domain Name Server (DNS) is not reachable. 
The Domain Name Server (DNS) does not have a listing for the website's domain.

It shows this one on the 2nd load attempt and every attempted load after that but it always shows the other error page 1st.

The Video
I recorded a video of this problem in action but be warned it's just a quick recording of my screen demonstrating the problem so no planing or production value went into it.Y ou can find the video here (No Affiliation).
The video demonstrates in this order...
-searching for questions on my REAL ip without HMA
-Creating an account with my REAL ip and not using HMA (skip from 0:57 to 1:22, sory for that)
-Activating HMA and showing the imeadiate switch from working to blocked
-showing the error page
-showing how the error page is pops up everytime i restart creating accounts

What I Have Tried Already
  1. Using public proxies instead of HMA: I tried using public proxies instead of HMA but kept recieving 999 errors, "we are experiancing technical diffeculties" screens, or captcha failures on correctly entered captchas filled in with death by captcha (I manualy verified it to be entering correct captchas on failed attempt after failed attempt).
  2. Checked for existing troubleshooting on other forums, google, youtube, etc...
  3. Established Email contact with the Answer Assault team: they are more than willing to offer tech support and are usually really good about this but they are in Austraillia and Im in the USA so due to time zone differance its a bit diffecult to maintain sufficient contact to get this taken care of in any timly fasioin (the reason for posting).

I really dont know where the problem is but I really need to fix this. I greatly appreciate the advice of other Answer Assault (AA) users like you.

Have you tried clearing browsing data AFTER connecting to HMA?
I got HMA and it works no problem!

Also go into IE advanced options and find RESTORE Internet Explores Setting to Default!

Also...check with your ISP, they might be blocking certain actions if they see them as suspicious, at least in my country they do! U never know!

I once sent 400 emails, they blocked me until i raised hell! :)

Hope this helps
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