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I have installed Paint.net on a classroom but when you exit the application it says there is an update available. The students always press yet but the update fails. I assume as the URL is blocked in school.


Is there a specific list I can add to the allowed list to enable to the update to progress?

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Hello @dave987 and welcome to the forum :) 


It's just possible that if you download the portable version, that prompt may stop:  



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Thanks for the quick replies... much appreciated!


I presume that the update file is hosted on GitHub? Github is blocked in school via the school web filtering system.


If there is a specific update file URL I could add that to the allowed list and enable the updater to download the file.




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Yes the file is on GitHub. You'll need to make sure GitHub is not blocked.


Why a school would block GitHub makes no sense to me ... it's one of the most educational websites on the planet


The update files will have URLs such as https://github.com/paintdotnet/release/releases/download/v5.0.2/paint.net.5.0.2.install.x64.zip


So you'd probably want to un-block https://github.com/paintdotnet/release/releases/download/* 

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