Java is updated, I've removed all mods, reinstalled Minecraft, forced updated, and CPU is more than capable of handling the game without crashing otherwise.
Yet, in spite of all this, every server I join takes relish in delivering this message to me upon involuntary disconnection:
"Connection Lost Internal exception: java.io.IOException: Bad compressed data format"
Minecraft is an allowed program on my firewall, and this error keeps returning without fail even if I disable it.
I am running Windows 7 x64 bit.
Any assistance will be very much appreciated.