firewall probs

  Papoose 12:35 19 Dec 06
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i cant send and receive files over msn messenger. could this be a prob with my firewall? i have even allowed exceptions for it and still no joy! any help??????

  anskyber 12:39 19 Dec 06

It could also be your anti virus, although I would not recommend disabling it. have a look at your settings.

  Papoose 12:54 19 Dec 06

im using a-squared anti virus at the moment. will have look when im home from work l8r on. the message i keep getting is something along the lines of 'this file has been blocked as it could be dangerous'. iv tried for days now n its really doin my head in!

  anskyber 12:58 19 Dec 06

Ah! A further thought. I had similar difficulties, no matter what my anti virus, in my case ZoneAlarm Security Suite had the same effect.

The easy answer is to ask for any files (which are usually the exe. files) to be zipped at the senders end and you can then unzip. AVs do not like accepting exe. files and zipping usually does the trick.

  Papoose 13:13 19 Dec 06

thanks i wil give it a go!

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