I did just about everything, passed through firewalls, pass through anti-virus programs, and the other various ways to connect to the hax and none would work and always crash at the start of the exploit. I ended up finding a solution right as I was about to stop attempting so maybe this'll help you. If your PC is on wireless connection, hook it up via an ethernet cable. For some reason this fixed everything despite me disabling all of the security settings on wireless. Hope this helps.