Forbidden CC detected: A1 #_ban_3h

Asked by Hal Jordan

I'm getting this message from a few hubs. It says I'm banned for this, but I don't know what it is or how it happened. I'm wondering if it could be related to Total Commander(file explorer alternative to Windows Explorer) or Hotspot Shield Internet Security. I first noticed the ban message on DC++ after I downloaded and installed Total Commander which came with Hotspot Shield. I uninstalled Hotspot Shield and restarted my computer but I still get the Forbidden CC detected message.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Twilight2013 (twilight2013) said :

I can't connect or am banned from one or more hubs or I have a problem with a rule, user, etc., in a specific hub. Can you help me?

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Hal Jordan (haljordan77) said :

Thanks for the reply, but I wasn't looking for help getting unbanned. I was just wondering what the term "forbidden CC" meant. I was able to solve the problem so at this point I'm curious about what CC means in this context, but it isn't important.

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Best poy (poy) said :

i could be wrong, but i think some hub programs send this message when the hub owner has restricted access to users from certain countries (CC would be "country code"). "A1" in particular is a GeoIP code for "Anonymous Proxy". this most likely was a temporary configuration issue on the hub side.

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poy (poy) said :

oh, i skipped you mentioning Hotspot Shield. there you have it - the hub must have detected it and classified it as a proxy.

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Hal Jordan (haljordan77) said :

Thanks poy, that solved my question.