Why are all my rar downloads corrupt?

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I used to have no problems downloading. Now almost every RAR file I download is corrupt. Even small rars. Some of them are fixed by RAR repair, a lot aren't.

I downloaded a more recent version of winrar, it didn't help.

What do you think is causing this? How can I fix this?
 

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I used to have no problems downloading. Now almost every RAR file I download is corrupt. Even small rars. Some of them are fixed by RAR repair, a lot aren't.

I downloaded a more recent version of winrar, it didn't help.

What do you think is causing this? How can I fix this?
I sometimes have problems with files that have been zipped on Unix and unzipped on Windows. Could it be due to that?
 
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And to add to this...

If your internet connectivity is fine(that's another issue) there are several situations that can cause this.
-It could be a server side issue. Try using a mirror site.
-Check your firewall settings
-Clean up your temp files and defrag while your at it(always run chkdsk before defrag)
 

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