Failed to update news java.net.SocketException: Permission denied: connect I get this every time I connect to the MCUpdate on Minecraft launcher (it starts up all the time). Also, when I attempt to connect to a server, I get: java.net.SocketException: Permission denied: connect I also get Fatal Error occured Permission denied: connect when trying to update. Please help me. I've tried reinstalling different versions of Java, all failed. I've uninstalled, rebooted, reinstalled and no good. My specs are: Gtx 560 Ti nVidia Gainward Golden Sample 1Gb Intel i3 Windows 7 x64 Service pack 1 4gb RAM And this problem only recently started today. I also can not use Java applets anymore. I've checked my firewalls.