SocketError:Host Not Found (11001)

Discussion in 'PC Technical Support' started by VikuSwav, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. VikuSwav New Member

    I was expecting to download a patch today, and I thought this error might have meant that it wasn't out and that I had to wait longer, but my friend is downloading the patch right now, and I'm stuck with this showing up on my launcher.

    Unable to download SocketError:Host Not Found (11001) - Not Found (11001) - Not Found (11001) - Not Found (11001) - Not Found (11001) - Not Found (11001) -
  2. OnceUponATime Well-Known Member

    From the help files:
  3. VikuSwav New Member

    Followed that exactly, still same message. My first thought was that I'd have to wait some time longer because it might still be underway in my area or whatever. If that's not the case, let me know please. Thank you. x3
  4. VikuSwav New Member

    Lmao nevermind, it worked. The checkbox kept resetting itself to checked.
  5. TSR-AlexS Customer Service

    The most common causes of a socket error is Bloatware. In these cases, a semi-malicious program (or group of programs) is preventing the launch pad from connecting. I have also included additional instructions to follow as subsequent steps if removing bloatware did not resolve the issue.

    1. To fix this, you will need to remove said bloat ware programs in order to connect. Some common software to look for is below.
    • Browser Safeguard
    • Browser Infrastructure Helper
    • Search Protect
    • Browser Defender
    • Severeweatheralerts.exe

    2. Reset your Internet options by following these instructions: First, make sure to have all browsers and the Launchpad closed. Next, go to Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > Clik the Advanced Tab. On the Advanced Tab Afterward click Reset > Delete Personal Settings > and click Ok. Then go back on the Internet Options and on the advanced tab. scroll down to Security and un-check "Check Server Certificate Revocation" and *Do Not Save Encrypted Pages to Disk* then click on Ok.

    3. Windows Proxy Settings: Please refer to the Knowledgebase article for assistance with these steps:

    4. LP4 Cache Settings: If some cached information is preventing the LP4 from working properly, they can clear the LP4 cache by going to the game's folder and finding the launchpad.libs folder. From there, delete the launchpad.cache folder and try accessing the game once again.

    5. Anti-Virus / Firewall Software: It is not advisable to fully disable AV/FW software, but you will want to make sure the proper exceptions have been made for all security software.

    6. Client Reinstallation: This is a last ditch effort – as I’m sure you know, reinstalling takes time, and not an initial recommendation. In some rare cases, however, reinstalling the client will fix the Socket Error.

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