Internet Woes
August 9, 2009 1:24 PM   Subscribe

[ComputerFilter] Newly installed programs and updated programs can't connect to the internet. Any ideas? (Vista Home Premium)

I've already tried adding exceptions to the Firewall, as well as disabling the firewall alltogether.

Firefox, along with a few other random programs work, but if I try to install a new program, or if I update a currently working program, it is no longer able to connect to the internet.

For example, I just tried installing Google Chrome, and it's not able to connect to the internet. Similarly with Spybot S&D and others.

Any input would be great. Thanks!
posted by Geppp to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Try installing Malware Bytes (download from another computer if you have to). You very well may have a nasty on your system. Malware Bytes is most excellent, and free.
posted by Burhanistan at 1:30 PM on August 9, 2009


I don't use Vista.. If no one here can solve your problem, you might ask at BleepingComputer.com, they are v good at solving these kinds of issues.
posted by citron at 3:13 PM on August 9, 2009


Are you running Norton Anti-virus? This sounds suspiciously like a known problem with that software. Download the removal tool (just uninstalling can stuff your connection completely) and install Avast or AVG freeware AV instead.
posted by Sparx at 3:44 PM on August 9, 2009


Thanks! It was Norton all along
posted by Geppp at 12:15 PM on August 10, 2009


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