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22 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
What would cause...

Me to suddenly be unable to navigate to a public site like emsisoft.com. On a clean install there's no problem, but recently I've been denied with a popup suggesting that if I'm behind a firewall, "make sure Firefox or IE is allowed to access the internet". I've changed no settings, I've thoroughly scanned for malware and viruses, and removed everything, but the problem persists.


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22 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hi there!

What Firewall software are you using? Have you tried to add Firefox to exception list? Does it happen with IE or other browser?
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22 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Just the firewall native with Windows 7. It happens with both browsers. I haven't added Firefox to any exceptions list because it works fine for everything else.
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22 May 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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I've thoroughly scanned for malware and viruses, and removed everything, but the problem persists
What did you use to scan with and what was removed?
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22 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Can you check the LAN Settings and make sure it's set to ""Automatically detect settings"

Tools > Internet Options > Connections > LAN Settings
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22 May 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Can you check the LAN Settings and make sure it's set to ""Automatically detect settings"

Tools > Internet Options > Connections > LAN Settings
I have, and it is.

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What did you use to scan with and what was removed?
I use Emsisoft Emergency ToolKit for malware, along with Endpoint and AVG for virus.
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22 May 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stacman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Can you check the LAN Settings and make sure it's set to ""Automatically detect settings"

Tools > Internet Options > Connections > LAN Settings
I have, and it is.

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What did you use to scan with and what was removed?
I use Emsisoft Emergency ToolKit for malware, along with Endpoint and AVG for virus.
Check the Host file. Go to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc and see if there is any unwanted entries.
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22 May 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

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22 May 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

The Host file appeared normal. I'll have to wait until I get to my home machines to try your tool. I'm forced to use XP at the office.

It's kinda strange that I can run Firefox or Explorer in SandBoxie and there's no problem going anywhere.
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22 May 2012   #10

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

try this: Check your proxy settings, No Proxy, restart browser
edit: or for IE, tools ==> internet options ==> advanced tab - Reset
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