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Win XP Pro blocking internet downloads.

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I've got a workstation that is running XP Pro, connected to invernet via cable/dsl and when using apps that download files/updates (ie6, turbotax, etc) I get error messages that the system cannot connect to the server.
I can browse the web but whena file download is initiated it is getting blocked. I don't understand XP well enough yet, but could it be something with FTP?
I've set the IE6 security settings to low and disabled all apps loaded in the startup.ini file so antivirus and firewall software is not running. I've even tried different broadband access - cable and DSL. I don't get it!!!

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Win XP Pro blocking internet downloads

by Craig321 In reply to Win XP Pro blocking inter ...

Phillip try going into Internet Explorer, go to Tools>Internet Options>Advanced then check off, "Use Passive FTP" and see if that works. In case you don't have that option and I assume your using IE 6.0, here's a good link

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Disable ICF

by rsanchezp In reply to Win XP Pro blocking inter ...

Make sure the ICF is disabled because it will block apps that download files/updates(IE6, Turbotax, messenger, icq etc....)

Right click on my Network Places, right click on Your Local Area Connection and go to you Advance Tab and make sure the Internet Connection Firewall is unchecked.

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