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Messenger blocks IE from internet access

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after being a lurker for a long time, I have finally registred in hope for some assistance from someone "klug".


On my both my daughters computers (XP Home SP2 all updates no viruses) I have installed Messenger Live 8.1 and IE 7.

IE runs fine before they start Messenger, after which IE says 403 or 404. After closing Messenger Live, IE remains "blocked". Ipconfig /release etc does not help.

Inside Messenger Live it is not possible to access hotmail or any other Messenger Live service that opens a IE window. All attempts yield a 403 or 404.

Other apps as Outlook Express or the AV BitDefender access internet just fine, both during and after a Messenger Live run.

- Have reset IE to defaults
- Have re-installed IE and Messenger, have used CrapCleaner/SpyBot/AdAware and ScrupXP w/o luck.
- Have logged in with my Messenger profile w/o luck.
- Have given the machines direct acces through DMZ in the router w/o effect.
- No viruses/trojans etc - hijack this is clean...

The symtoms are re-occuring...

Before re-installing everything, I kindly ask members for ideas...

//Claes (Sweden)
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after getting a suggestion from an other forum, i flushed the ssl-cache - viola ! now everything is back to normal.

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