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NIS - Firewall problem


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#1 probinhtown

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Posted 20 April 2005 - 01:03 PM

Hope someone can help out... I recently installed NIS and when the "firewall protection" is "on", i can not acces the internet, gives me the "page can not be found" error. i've tried to change some of the settings within the firewall protection tab, but nothing works unless i turn that specific part of NIS completely "off". then the internet works fine.

i have windows XP home.

any ideas? should i just leave this part of NIS "off" and find some other type of firewall protection? TIA.

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Posted 20 April 2005 - 01:21 PM

Sounds like your browser is being blocked by NIS.

Assuming that you use IE:
- Open NIS.
- Click Personal Firewall.
- Click Configure on the right side of the screen. Click the Program Control tab.
- Locate and click iexplore.exe in the list at the bottom of the screen. Under the heading Internet Access, click the arrow beside the iexplore.exe- entry.
- Click Automatic.
- Click OK.

If IE looks like its being allowed already, then NIS is probably messed up.

I would personally uninstall all symantec products (NAV, NIS) and just go with different, and seperate, Antivirus and Firewall programs.
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#3 probinhtown

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 10:40 AM

Thanks for the suggestion. I think you may have hit the nail on the head. I followed your instructions and when i try and add "iexplore.exe" it gives me an error message that says I'm trying to add a program that already has rules (or something to that effect, I can't recall exactly). Not sure what that means. It does show internet explorer but the iexplore.exe is not in the "list".

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Posted 22 April 2005 - 01:04 AM

I've seen NIS cause many many problems.

Did you end up uninstalling NIS?
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Posted 22 April 2005 - 02:59 PM

I've seen NIS cause many many problems.

Did you end up uninstalling NIS?

actually, i just turned NIS personal firewall permanently off and am using a different firewall (Zone Alarm? - iirc).

thanks again for the help.




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