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Windows 7: Windows firewall blocking .exe file even after firewall is disabled

02 Feb 2014   #11

windows 7 ultimate x64

This is odd...I'd shut my laptop down for the night, and it the file worked when I tried to run it when I turned it back on this morning. Maybe after clearing my IE/Mozilla options yesterday, I needed a reboot? I hadn't completely shut off & turned back on yesterday after clearing IE per UsernameIssues' suggestion.

To answer the other questions, I'd downloaded from; file name's SketchUpProWEN.exe

Thanks for the help everyone!

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02 Feb 2014   #12

windows 7 ultimate x64

Also, to answer UsernameIssues' question about my screenshots: yes, I did a print screen & saved in MS paint. Is there an easier way to do this without something like Snagit? I don't have any extra screen capture software on my home laptop.
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02 Feb 2014   #13

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

I visited and tried the download. I had no difficulties or warnings.

The Mozilla clean, reboot seems to have resolved the issue for you. That's good.

What caused it in the first place will be difficult, if not impossible, to figure out.

I'd like you to do a quick malware scan on your system just to make sure there isn't anything lurking.

Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free (click here to download, select the free version)
"Save as" the install package to your Desktop
Double click the mbam-setup file on your desktop to install and run Malwarebytes (Mbam)

Answer YES to all authorization prompts and then follow the Mbam setup prompts.
Do not make any changes to default settings.
When the install is finished, verify that only the following two options have checkmarks,
change to match if necessary.
[a] Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware
[a] Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware

Make sure that there is NOT a checkmark next to:
[ ] Enable free trial of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO

Then click the Finish button.

Allow Mbam to update, then
Select Perform Quick Scan from the options on the Scanner tab, then
Click the Scan button.

After the scan is complete
Click on Show Results
A window displaying any detected malware is shown
Select all malware (make sure all objects are ticked [a]), then
Click on Remove Selected

The Mbam report file pops up in your text editor when Mbam has completed the removal process.

Select all of the text in the report (Ctrl+A) and paste the text in a new post on this thread.

Note   Note
If Mbam encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you are asked to restart the computer.
The restart is REQUIRED to allow Mbam to complete the removal of the malware.
Failure to restart means that the malware is still present on your machine.

You want to restart in Normal mode, not in Safe mode.
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02 Feb 2014   #14

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jchurch View Post
Also, to answer UsernameIssues' question about my screenshots: yes, I did a print screen & saved in MS paint. Is there an easier way to do this without something like Snagit? I don't have any extra screen capture software on my home laptop.
MS Paint is fine. I was going to suggest reducing the "whiteboard" area. That makes for better screenshots.

Open MS Paint.
Click on (and hold) the lower right corner of the whiteboard area.
Drag that corner diagonally until the whiteboard area is small.
Close MS Paint.
(Select Don't Save.)

The next time that you open MS Paint, the whiteboard area should be small.
If you paste a small image in (like your first screenshot)...
... all of that extra whiteboard area will not be shown.

Windows firewall blocking .exe file even after firewall is disabled-p1.png

Windows firewall blocking .exe file even after firewall is disabled-p2.png

Below is a small image without the extra whiteboard area. As long as the whiteboard area is smaller than the image being pasted in, that whiteboard area should not show:
Windows firewall blocking .exe file even after firewall is disabled-p3.png

Below is the same small image that was pasted in without reducing the whiteboard area. It is kind of hard to see.
Windows firewall blocking .exe file even after firewall is disabled-p4.png

It is a minor thing... but it makes smaller images easier to see in the forum.

You can also use W7's native Snipping Tool.

You can have the images appear in the body of your post instead of as attachments at the end. See the steps here: Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

You can always expand the whiteboard area within MS Paint if you need it someday :-)

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28 Oct 2015   #15

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Unernameissues, I hear you and I know it works, but I really don't enjoy pasting individual screens one at a time and having to create a new page for every one that gets filled up. I participate in other forums where this is not such a problem. Honestly, I think paint is pretty lame. I can save a whole thread as .pdf in Acrobat, but noooo! I like helping others but this can be a pain to do for several people who don't read and follow direction until somebody hits them in the nose.
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