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purewire

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windows live messenger is blocked?
« on: April 24, 2009, 03:28:26 AM »
i have recently installed the new windows live messenger i think its V9.0.

i have read previous articles about this topic but nothing has worked.

i have stopped all Providers still nothing letting me sign on. i have used web-based Messenger and my friends laptop to sign and works fine...

Dont really understand why its being blocked?

any help?

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Re: windows live messenger is blocked?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2009, 03:29:05 AM »
Maybe your firewall is blocking it? ???
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Re: windows live messenger is blocked?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2009, 03:34:17 AM »
Hi purewire, welcome to the forum.
What firewall do you use?
Windows 10,Windows Firewall,Firefox w/Adblock.

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Re: windows live messenger is blocked?
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2009, 03:53:11 AM »
standard windows firewall. Windows live messenger is in the "Exceptions" list.
Is avast blocking it?

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Re: windows live messenger is blocked?
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2009, 04:05:21 AM »
standard windows firewall. Windows live messenger is in the "Exceptions" list.
Is avast blocking it?

Option 1. Did you have any antivirus before you got Avast? If so, did you use the removal tool to remove them? If not then they might be interfearing with Avast! to cause unexpected behavior.

Option 2. You have a virus that's disabling you from opening Windows Live Messanger. Reasons would be like getting help on how to destroy the virus step-by-step.

Option 3. Someone figured out your password and changed it.

 Option 4. You have a sucurity program thats disabling incoming and outcoming information.
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Re: windows live messenger is blocked?
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2009, 05:05:04 AM »
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Is avast blocking it?

As an addition to what has already been said by donovansrb10, and Tarq57, no I don't think avast is blocking it.  Avast doesn't have a firewall, yet...
« Last Edit: April 25, 2009, 05:23:39 AM by scythe944 »
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purewire

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Re: windows live messenger is blocked?
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2009, 01:56:31 PM »
lol i just installed a clean version of windows xp. then installed avast,then installed msn. so i technically shouldn't have any virus's?

iv'e just tryed again and the problem still persists... :(

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Re: windows live messenger is blocked?
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2009, 02:20:37 PM »
I just checked my Windows Live Messenger on both my Vista and XP Pro systems and it works fine here.

Its Version 2009 (Build 14.0.8050.1202)
« Last Edit: April 24, 2009, 02:23:55 PM by YoKenny »

purewire

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Re: windows live messenger is blocked?
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2009, 02:47:37 PM »
yh i have just read on some website that "server status" page by msn isnt accurate because - http://bink.nu/news/windows-live-messenger-service-outage.aspx.

MSN is still not working...

would is have something to do with me still being on XP SP2?

purewire

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Re: windows live messenger is blocked?
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2009, 02:56:47 PM »
ive have just downloaded a portable version v8.5 and still doesnt work.

i did a troubleshoot and all systems fine!....

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Re: windows live messenger is blocked?
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2009, 04:42:15 PM »
Hi purewire  :)

i have recently installed the new windows live messenger i think its V9.0.

i have read previous articles about this topic but nothing has worked.

i have stopped all Providers still nothing letting me sign on. i have used web-based Messenger and my friends laptop to sign and works fine...

Dont really understand why its being blocked?

any help?


* Might Be The Clue  ;)

I installed the new WLM for my little lad on our desktop computer this afternoon.
I happened to notice that it has a new setting.
It was basically to do with where ( What Computers ) you can sign in from.
So!
I would say that you need to make sure that your friends computer ( Or Any Other Friends Computer ) has not still got your log in details stored.

Don't Think This Problem Is Anything To Do With Avast  ;)

Hally

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Re: windows live messenger is blocked?
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2009, 04:50:30 PM »

Me Again!  ;D

Another reason that I think this might have something to do with it...

Coz - It had settings like... Should it automatically sign you out of one place ( computer ) if you sign in from another  :-\

Just An Idea!  ;)

purewire

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Re: windows live messenger is blocked?
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2009, 04:57:50 PM »
lol errmmm... logged in on a different account still the same problem :'( but thanks for the advice   ;D

Hally

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Re: windows live messenger is blocked?
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2009, 05:10:51 PM »
Hi   :)


All I'm Thinking :-\ ...
Is that perhaps if you've logged in with a certain account on a friends computer.
Depending on what version of WLM they had .. & .. Depending on the way they have there WLM set up.
It might be preventing you from using those same Log In Details on your own WLM  :(

If You Get Me! ;)

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Re: windows live messenger is blocked?
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2009, 05:17:30 PM »

If you are unable to use that exact same Windows Account to sign into anything ( From Any Computer ) - Another Possibility...


Option 3. Someone figured out your password and changed it.


There have been a heck of a lot of Hotmail and Windows Live accounts Hacked lately  :(