AOL wants me to disable my firewall?????

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Gabriel

Thread Starter
Account Closed
Joined
May 1, 2003
Messages
17,353
Hi, I know you are all busy here with the hijack logs and viruses...I'm not sure if I have a problem or not really, but it seems weird to me...Yesterday I couldn't access the internet, and I uninstalled and reinstalled AOL.....Come to find out that was unecessary, as all the phones in the area were out...Dumb me....anyway, it seemed my connection settings were all screwed up, and no matter how I set them I couldn't connect....So I called AOL since its their software, and they had me go into my and their system and set up a UNC generic modem access (something like that), and lowered my connection speed, and stuff like that, then told me I would have to DISABLE MCAFFEE'S FIREWALL!!!!!!to access, and also that I would have to contact my computer co. (Systemax), and get a rebuild for a file called TCIP spacks........Is this a normal thing??????how can they tell if a file is corrupted? Anyway I refuse to go the internet (after all the work you guys and gals helped me do) without my firewall, and so of course every time I try, Macaffee screams at whatever they did and I have to tell it to allow it and all....Can anyone tell me what they AOL did? I am confused and don't want to make it that my computer can't access through anything but AOL in the future
 
Joined
Feb 23, 2003
Messages
16,274
Im not gfamiliar with that firewall but since you are , look foir a setting that will prompt you for access when something tries to access the net. If there is one present then enable it, reboot then try accessing the web. When it prompts for access then set it to allow access..
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Members online

Top