I dont mess with Firewalls.
I run through a router.
I always disable any Firewall setting I see.
I play Street Fighter IV online with Games for windows live.
Ive never had any issues connecting.
I reset the bios on my motherboard, just by pulling out the battery.
(Which im really not sure that this caused the issue).
But now when I try and connect to games for windows live, from inside Street Fighter IV,
I get a
""This profile could not be signed into live. There may be a network problem or the windows live ID service may not be available.
this is day two or three with the issue.
I looked through my bios, to look for any onboard Net card options.
and any that I see are enabled, because I plug my network cable into my motherboards plug in.
I log into Wow, or on the internet fine, with no issues.
but at the same time.. now when I log onto mozilla foxfire, for the first 2 days, when I would visit some sites like google or facebook, I would see a "this site may not be trusted" type of message.
they were not fishing sites.
I see absolutely no other small oddities like spyware, etc etc.
Ive been building PCs for 10 years. Ive reformatted windows over half a dozen times in the years, get easy rid of spyware that snuck past.
I havent had to deal with any lately.
the generic topics in the troubleshoot section didnt lead me anywhere.