Firewall blocking internet connection [Solved/Closed]

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 dinesh -
Hello, so my problem is that my firewall seems to be blocking my internet connnection, I have the follwing message :

Security or firewall settings might be blocking the connection.


Your Internet access is blocked.


I have a perfectly fine internet connection and when I diagnose my connection problems it tells me I have a good internet connection but mentions that my firewall settings might be blocking the connection. I have spend hours stressfully trying to find out the problem but I just can't seem to find the solution would somebody a bit more experienced with computers be able to provide me with some help please it would be greatly appreciated,

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If you are using Internet Explorer :
  • go to IE tools / internet Options / Advanced / perform a reset on the settings.


If this doesn't work :
  • Open Start > Settings > Update & security > Troubleshoot
  • Click Network adapters and run Troubleshooter.


If the issue was not fixed
  • press Windows + R and
    devmgmt.msc
  • then expand Network adapters,
  • Right click your adapter and Uninstall
  • Exit and reboot. Windows should detect the network adapter then reinstall it.


If still not working :
  • Start / Settings / Network & Internet / Status
  • Click Network reset at the bottom.
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Backslash you are a genius ! After hours of searching around for a solution, you gave me the one that worked :) I really appreciate it
I tried but it did not work
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@Norproblem-Please open a new thread with YOUR PROBLEM! This thread is almost 5 years OLD!
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Uninstalling the adapter worked..thanks
Go to
control panel
network and sharing center
on the lower left coner click on windows firewall
From options on the left click restore defaults and restore defaults
What if the words restore defaults are not clickable ?
> Thankful
means you have another antivirus that manage the situation .
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Hardly, it could mean defaults are already loaded!