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Problem's with accessing multiple websites, possible Firewall issue

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#1 afl0ck0fg0ats


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:07 PM

I have a desktop running Windows 7 64bit. Processors is AMD Phenom™ II X4 965 Processor 3.4GHz

Starting earlier today I have had problems connecting to a multitude of different websites including Facebook, Notalwaysright, Okcupid, National Geographic, CNET, and FilePlanet. I have also been unable to connect to the League of Legends server. I can get on their website but can not launch their client; I tried uninstalling but can not reinstall it because of problems connecting to their server.  I can access most other webpages with no problems.


I've checked online and I read some article about Facebook Connect causing problems with some websites but there was very little information and not many people have shown problems like I have been.

I can access these webpages fine on my laptops that I have using the same wireless internet connection.  


Currently there are 2 issues I believe may be the culprits on my computer. The first is a problem with the built in Windows Firewall.  I disabled parts of it sometime ago because I had other programs for it; with this problem I tried going back in and looking at the network settings and found I can't access any options for it.  I attached a screenshot of my control panel options (01 Feb. 09 13.55) It looks like that for every single menu option I choose and when I click Use Recommended Settings; nothing happens.  When I click on Advanced Settings, whats happens is shown in the second screenshot.  


The second and most likely cause I think is an AVG update.  I did it last night and this morning is when I noticed this problem with connections.  I don't know what settings these options would be under but I've tried disabling AVG and the problem still remains.  Besides running virus scans with AVG and Malware Bytes Anti-Malware, I've done disk cleanup and such.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:30 PM

The second and most likely cause I think is an AVG update.

Hi -
Try and Remove AVG with this method. If you want you can reinstall later -
How to uninstall AVG (remove it permanently from PC) First - Click on Start > All Programs > AVG  > Uninstall AVG
If you experience any problems with the uninstallation procedure, please follow the steps below:
How to uninstall AVG 2013 (remove it permanently from PC)
AVG - FAQ Knowledge Base

Thank You -

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:37 PM

Removing AVG completely has solved my issues with web connectivity; I also read somewhere that the issue I was having was a possible result of having Surf-Shield active under the Link Scanner. The odd Firewall problem is still present but that was not my concern so thanks for verifying that, I'll *close* the thread now

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