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AIM "direct IM" blocked by firewall


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CelestialTeardrop

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I run Norton Internet Security 2005 and AIM v.5.9.

I can't seem to make a direct IM connection with others due to my Norton Firewall, despite the fact that AIM's "internet access" is set to "automatic."

According to the firewall activity log:

Rule "Unused Windows Services Block" permitted (DFHM1981(IP address),1025).
Inbound TCP connection.
Local address, service is (DFHM1981(IP address),1025).
Remote address, service is (DFHM1981(IP address),2442).
Process name is "C:\Program File\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe"


The internet access setting for "ccProxy.exe" is also set to automatic.

My other computer has all the same firewall settings on Norton, and I can direct IM on AIM with no problems.

Does anyone know what is blocking the connection and how I can fix it?

Thanks in advance.

Edited by CelestialTeardrop, 30 September 2006 - 08:14 PM.

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Facedown98

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Does the Internet Security Suite come with the Internet Worm Protection feature? This always caused problems for me when I used SystemWorks.
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I don't think I have the Internet Worm Protection feature. I heard of it, but could not find it under the options menu. Am I looking in the wrong place?
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It's probably under the anti-virus part. If I remember right, you have to click on options and then select Antivirus. If you don't see anything about Internet Worm Protection, it's probably not there.
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Yeah, I don't think I have it.

Strange thing happened today, I was able to connect to one user, but not another (the connection request timed out) even though the request was "accepted."

Edited by CelestialTeardrop, 30 September 2006 - 08:15 PM.

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