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donnacg



Joined: May 15, 2007
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 2:03 am    Post subject: firewall blocking access to Internet explorer and mozilla

I am having trouble configuring my free zone alarm firewall. It will not let me open any browser except my at&t yahoo browser. I get the web page not found warning on internet explorer and also mozilla.
Any ideas how to solve it?
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greyknight17



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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 2:14 am    Post subject: Re: firewall blocking access to Internet explorer and mozill [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Welcome to Lockergnome.

Go into ZoneAlarm->Firewall tab->Program Access tab...look for Internet Explorer and Firefox and make sure those are allowed access. Also make sure Generic Host Process has access as well.
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zlim



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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 2:10 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

You can also get the page not found error if there is a problem with DNS.
Have you turned off the firewall to be sure that it is the problem?
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donnacg



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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 12:26 pm    Post subject: firewall blocking internet explorer [Login to view extended thread Info.]

zlim, thanks for reply, and yes when zone alarm is disabled only then can I get on IE. I have no idea how or what DNS is.
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donnacg



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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 12:28 pm    Post subject: Re: firewall blocking access to Internet explorer and mozill [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Thanks for reply, yes I tried to look for this IE is checked to be allowed in zone alarm, firefox is not listed in it.
When I turn it off, I can get in IE, but not when it is on.
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zlim



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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 10:48 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

DNS stands for domain name server. Basically what this does is take something like "lockergnome" and lookup the four digit address and then takes you to the lockergnome page. If the ISP has an improper location for "lockergnome" you get a page not found.

Open Zone Alarm and delete the browser entries there. Now fire up FF and you should get a popup asking if you want to allow internet access. If you do not get a popup, something is not right with ZA. What version of the free firewall are you running? Also, what version of windows are you running?
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Gnomie715



Joined: Jun 29, 2007
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Location: Sacramento, California, USA

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:34 am    Post subject: Workaround [Login to view extended thread Info.]

If you are in XP, try Program Access and Defaults and change settings for your configuration.
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kanagako



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:12 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

I have a question for you all.. I go to a high school with a hella lotta ways to block us from getting on certain games/social sites. I was wondering if any of you all had any ideas on anything i can do to get past this. if you could that would be awesome!
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drwho07



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 5:18 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Kanagato,

that post is completely out of order in this forum.

take it somewhere else!

Cool
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