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19 Oct 2009   #1

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Windows 7 firewall blocking internet.


I have a fresh install of Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit on a new hard drive.

I have only installed 5 programs. CorelDraw, Adobe Creative Suite CS3, Jing (screen capture utility) Webroot Antivirus -Anti-Spyware for Windows 7 and WIDCOMM Bluetooth software for Win 7.

I installed Corel and Adobe...rebooted ...everything was fine.
I installed Webroot and WIDCOMM...rebooted...absolutely no internet connection.

I uninstall WIDCOMM then reboot. Still no internet.
I uninstall Webroot then reboot. Still no internet.

I reboot and then turn off Windows Firewall...reboot again. I have internet.

I turn Windows Firewall back on and reboot. No internet.
I turn Windows Firewall back off, reboot. I have internet.

So, I do a System Restore to the point before I installed the Webroot and WIDCOMM software and I have internet and it works fine.

Why would either of these software effect windows firewall in such a way as to disable internet access?

Is there some setting that I need to change / allow or something inside of Windows Firewall? I find it odd that with the firewall disabled I am able to get on the internet, but with it enabled, I can't at all.

I am not the smartest guy on the planet with these sort of things lol so I thought I'd ask you guys.

Thanks for your help!

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20 Oct 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Hello Inkmachine , Welcome to Seven Forums.... It seems that your main problem is with the firewall not playing nice with your Blue-tooth and Webroot..well I havent used that for years... A lot of the users here prefer CCleaner, so you might want to give that a try. Is Widcom a suite for your blue tooth device?? Are you running a router or a modem... Let us know..

Also, please take the time to fill out your system specs so we know what we are dealing with... Thanks....
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20 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit OEM 6.1 Build7600

m just guessing .. try uninstalling WIDCOMM. and then reboot your system and see..
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20 Oct 2009   #4


yep.all firewall software do this thing: block the inside network and internet. The developers do not care about this,it is obviously.

I turn Windows Firewall back on and reboot. No internet. You are absolutely right.
I turn Windows Firewall back off, reboot. I have internet. You are absolutely right again.
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20 Oct 2009   #5

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

I personally dont use the native Windows fire wall, but Windows Firewall Controls is a freeware program that will allow you to create rules and allow Internet access... get it -=> Here I hope this helps...
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