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Windows 7: Help - Programs Will NOT Connect to the Internet

15 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x32 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 build 7601
Help - Programs Will NOT Connect to the Internet

Help - Programs Will NOT connect to the internet.
I have tried everything, my internet browser connects just fine.
But things like skype, teamviewer, games, any application, it wont let me connect to the internet. Any way to fix this?

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15 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit OS

Can you please list the EVERYTHING you have tried.

Most probably this is a problem with your antivirus/ firewall/ router.
If you are using a router, you say you still are able to browse so look
for the product and find out if programs may be being blocked and if
so, how to allow them to establish an outbound connection.

Similarly, try lowering the Windows Firewall security features by choosing
a Home network setting to see if that makes any difference and/or disabling
the firewall completely as a process of elimination.

Similarly again, as a process of elimination, if you are using an antivirus
software, try:

1) Disabling it to see if the problem persists
2) If disabling the antivirus allows the programs to connect then you need to research how to
allow programs into a trusted list for that particular product
3) If the antivirus doesn't let you connect after allowing the programs into a trusted list allowing outbound connections, try uninstalling the antivirus and then reinstalling and applying the same trusted program settings- again as a process of elimination

Hope this may be of some assistance
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16 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional x32 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 build 7601

I've tried Malware Bytes and Microsoft virus removal, it removed the virus' but I still can do anything, it wont let me open fire wall, i get the error codes: 0xD69 and 0x80070424.
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16 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional x32 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 build 7601

Sorry for the double post, but I removed my Anti-Virus program (AVG) and it did not help.
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16 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 10 Pro x64

Hi Windows7User11,

couple of questions:
1) are you behind a router
2) If yes, does said Router have UPnP enabled?
3) What firewall are you using?
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16 Dec 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultumate x64

the programs you mentioned might be blocked by the firewall but they are not usually..can you check if they are blocked from internet access or not?
and see Under IE, Tools, Internet Options, Connections, LAN Settings, Use a proxy ticked? if it is uncheck it..and see if things work..
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