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Scrapebox crashing my internet (dns, ping still OK)

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by westham, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. westham

    westham Newbie

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    Hello,

    I have been having problems with my internet connection dropping when I get to around 16,000 (differs but usually around there) comments/bloganalyser/whatever.

    I have DNS, ping (can ping google.com ok) and other ports continue working OK. Other PCs connected to the same router continue having internet without problems.

    I have done many, many tests but nothing has worked so far, only a pc restart.

    But then 16,000 comments later the same thing. Annoying as I can't leave it running overnight or when at work and have to mollycoddle it. I want to be able to load up a huge list of 100k+ and leave it churning away, surely that isn't too much to ask??

    Info: Running Scrapebox on a Windows 7 Professional computer

    Tests done when internet drops:


    basic ipconfig/flushdns/arp-d/etc

    other pc on network using same router has no problem

    reset network adapter

    updated network adapter drivers (already have latest)

    changed ip manually, spoofed MAC (incase
    router had blocked my pc, not likely if even possible and it hadn't blocked it)

    Conclusion: not the router causing the problem.

    checked event viewer, nothing stood out (to me at least).

    ran winsockfix incase the tcp stack was corrupted

    ran lots and lots of malware/spyware/anti virus scans (only have 1 antivirus and firewall installed) - they found nothing

    disabled firewall - nothing

    reset IE to default settings, ran with add-ons disabled, increased temp file to 1024mb

    In desperation, I manually restarted all services 1 at a time and then checked internet after every service restart to see if I could source the problem - nothing

    running out of ideas and still suspecting malware I took the painful step of wiping and re-installing windows - same thing happened, connection dropped.arrrgghh!



    Added SynAttackProtect = 0 entry to registry, still doing the same.

    Installed Windows Network Monitor and currports to look for clues about the TCP ports.

    Got a message from scrapebox about detecting a debugging software. Clicked OK. Why is that there? To stop people cracking the software? Does it also alter the behaviour of scrapebox so any network monitoring result is skewed and thus not being able to find what is causing the problem?

    Anyway, I then figured it may be tcp port exhaustion, as in no more available tcp ports to make a connection.

    The default dynamic port range was 50,000-65,535 (15,500 ports). Hmmm, that number seems familiar. Oh yeah...that is about when my internet goes down, after 15,500 scrapebox connections!

    Changed the dynamic port range form 5000-65,535 (60,000 ports).

    So did it make a difference? Yes, it did, scrapebox now crashed my internet after around 60,000 posts.

    Therefore it definitely seems that the problem is related to the ports and the way scrapebox manages the tcp port connections.

    Is anyone else experiencing the same problem with scrapebox hanging the internet connection?


    If so, what OS are you running and what tests have you done.

    Hopefully someone here will have the solution as I am at my wit's end!
     
  2. RosemaryJCastillo

    RosemaryJCastillo Newbie

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    i use windows xp sp 3 and i don't encounter any problems with it I still think xp is far better than windows 7 imo
     
  3. Scripteen

    Scripteen Elite Member

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    Did you try running scrapebox on the other computer connected to the same network? This will tell you if the computer is the problem.
     
  4. roberteb

    roberteb Regular Member

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    I don't have a problem with it either. Windows XP SP3 2GB memory. I also run it in a Virtual Box with 700MB memory again no problem.

    If you have an XP image / disk try creating an Oracle VM Virtualbox (It's free) and see if it works. You'll need to trasfer the license though.
     
  5. cooooookies

    cooooookies Senior Member

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    Check first with netstat how many open tcp connections you have.

    Lower the number of threads. Does "it" still happen on the same number of posts?

    Is the problem immediately away if you restart SB?
     
  6. westham

    westham Newbie

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    already checked netstat and non appear to be open, other than the usual system connections. I was expecting lots of wait_close connections but netstat doesn't show any.

    Yep, without fail a restart solves it, until I start SB and reach around 16,000 posts again. Very frustrating!

    Any other ideas on what to try?

    Does anyone else have it running OK on Windows 7 Pro 32bit? It would be good to know if the problem is OS specific or not.
     
  7. westham

    westham Newbie

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    Other computer is just a netbook so not high enough spec. Besides, I already did a fresh install of the win7 OS on my laptop and I doubt it is hardware related as it works perfectly at all other times, it is only when SB is running that I get the problem. I am thinking it may be something to do with Win7 Pro & SB not getting on that well.
     
  8. westham

    westham Newbie

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    Although ideally I would like to get SB running on win7, I already have a vmware XP image installed and if I can't solve it I will probably transfer SB over as it seems people are running SB perfectly on XP.
     
  9. westham

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    Some people must be running SB on Win7 Pro and be able to tell me if they are having the same problem or not.

    Anyone?
     
  10. sciborg

    sciborg Regular Member

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    Did you ever solve this problem? I am running SB now in windows 7 home premium and having the same problem, it loses its connection after about 18 seconds of running..

    I never had this problem b4 on any other systems..
     
  11. artur6000

    artur6000 BANNED BANNED

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    i never had that problem
     
  12. negligence

    negligence Regular Member

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    Unfortunately, i'm in the same boat as you on the new laptop i've been running Scrapebox on.

    Everything else on the network seems to perform just fine.

    Has there been any headway made on this?
     
  13. Scripteen

    Scripteen Elite Member

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    It just means you are asking scrapebox to handle more than what your network can handle.

    Use less number of threads, I'd start with 5 and monitor the network performance while scrapebox runs.
     
  14. aw101

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    I will buy new notebook with Win7 Pro. Can anybody confirm that SP can run on this operation system?
     
  15. IamNRE

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    I dont know what it is, but I had a problem too, Im on cracked window 7.

    It would stop after 1700 posts (in total including the failed ones).

    Then I tried with another list and it would stop at around 40K.

    Was not having any problems before until my last windows update (2-3 days ago).

    Personally I think there is a platform that it can not figure out and it stops/freezes completely and only way to get it going is to go to task manager and force it to shut (so unfortunate because it means I am unable to send the error to the SB team.)

    I am currently running to SB on my laptop and not had any issues :) So hopefully my last PC start and these new lists will have fixed the problem.