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NIS stops web access

by willsan / February 18, 2005 1:01 AM PST

I have Norton Internet Security 2003..win98 OS..When it,s enabled i can't access any web pages...or Outlook Express..My security level is set at Medium (reccommended) When i disable NIS then everything works great which kinda defeats the purpose? Any ideas as to why it's blocking me when its enabled???....Thanks!!!!!!

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Try to check the firewall rule for the browser
by Donna Buenaventura / February 18, 2005 1:14 AM PST
In reply to: NIS stops web access

Look for firewall>program rules to see if your browser and email program is set to Automatic or Permit all. If not, change it to allow, automatic or permit. If it is already set as that, try deleting the entry after closing the browser and any open windows. Try to browse again.

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by willsan / February 19, 2005 4:51 AM PST

Hi Donna,,,thanks for your help,,,being a novice im not sure i did exactly what i was suppose to, i did find in the advanced tab of my NIS firewall a general rules list but there were several things that were blocked out ie: default inbound net bios name...default inbound net bios....default block inbound and outbound ICMP... just to name a few..no mention of Outlook Express anywhere? wow i don't even know what all this stuff is i'm not sure i was even where i was suppose to be,,and my NIS was working properly up untill a few weeks ago..thanks for helping..much appreciated!!!!!

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