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Windows 7: Is My Firewall preventing me from downloading?

14 Oct 2012   #1

Win 7 64bit
 
 
Is My Firewall preventing me from downloading?

Sooooo i cant download google chrome or any other program that requires to connect to a server, Any idea how i can fix that? btw it works in safemode

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14 Oct 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

What 'firewall'?
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15 Oct 2012   #3

Win 7 64bit
 
 

regular windows firewall
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15 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quick and dirty way to test, disable it and try to download and see if it works (remember to re-enable again afterwards).

By default Windows Firewall does NOT protect outgoing connections, so it should not block regular web traffic unless you've changed its advanced settings. If not, an antivirus may be blocking too because some come with firewalls included that often have more protective defaults than the built-in one.
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