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Firewall prompt after installing Chrome?


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#1 herbman

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 01:44 PM

I typed in" www.Google.com " so i could download Chrome and after i installed it my Windows Firewall came up on the screen saying Windows blocked some aspects of Chrome and do i want to allow or not allow them through the Firewall .

 

I checked to not allow not knowing for sure whats up because Firewall has never asked me that before when i downloaded Chrome in the past .

 

Any ideas why it did this time?

 

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#2 Greg62702

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 07:54 PM

I have never seen that from a machine running Windows Firewall and installing Chrome.  My guess is that you loaded an infected version of Chrome that was not from https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/ or at the download repository at http://www.majorgeeks.com.  Now of course while Windows Firewall or any firewall product is running, it will pop up alerts while learning the behavior of the software you start running, if said software has never been on the machine before.



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:02 AM

I have seen some topics that indicate that the Chrome install may result in such prompts.  IMO, these prompts are routine and nothing to be concerned about.

 

Logically...you want to allow your browser access to the Internet...and you should be cognizant of just what features you have enabled in the browser.

 

http://lockergnome.net/questions/172438/how-to-allow-google-chrome-open-after-it-was-accidentally-blocked

 

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