Various apps cannot connect - inc Edge/Apps, others can. Solved

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  1.    26 Apr 2018 #11

    AndreTen said: View Post
    reelism, you should delete Physical address (MAC) in your post (listed twice).

    While trying to resolve this problem, IPv6 should be disabled, DNS set to some reliable server (1.1.1.1 or 8.8.8.8).

    Disabling firewall didn't help? No connection with Edge , while firewall disabled?

    Nothing really strange in your settings..
    I did disable IPv6, and have OpenDNS + Google DNS right now, as an attempted fix.

    How do I delete MAC address?
    Note I'm connected right now to my mobile hotspot.

    Yes, Edge didn't work with firewall &/or UAC enabled/disabled.

    EDIT: regfix must have reset TCP/IP, trying again now with IPv6 off + DNS.
    My network connections is now only showing Wifi, no ethernet (which I rarely use)
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  2.    26 Apr 2018 #12

    Ok, I just opened PortableApps chromium, and ran the network troubleshooter.

    It showed the following, which I'm positive it hasn't shown before.

    Details about network security diagnosis:
    Settings that might be blocking the connection:
    Provider name: simplewall
    Provider description: simplewall
    Filter name: Block all outbound connections

    Note I was running Simplewall, but haven't for some time.
    I used Binisoft WFC instead, everything was working fine.
    After uninstalling WFC problems started.
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       26 Apr 2018 #13

    reelism said: View Post
    I did disable IPv6, and have OpenDNS + Google DNS right now, as an attempted fix.

    How do I delete MAC address?
    Note I'm connected right now to my mobile hotspot.

    Yes, Edge didn't work with firewall &/or UAC enabled/disabled.

    EDIT: regfix must have reset TCP/IP, trying again now with IPv6 off + DNS.
    My network connections is now only showing Wifi, no ethernet (which I rarely use)
    I meant MAC in your post. Not that it's really important, but this is your real physical address of your card..

    And, I think you won't like that, but if you tried all of the above.... I would clean reinstall Windows. You'll save time, and have clean system. Especially, as I understood, you did it not so long ago. Hope you don't have too many programs to reinstall.

    If you clean install... be careful with firewall programs (Windows firewall controll - it's marked bad from Virustotal - could be potentially unwanted programs) and after setting up your program, make system image (with Macrium reflect or similar) - if anything happens, you can have fresh system in 20 minutes..

    Edit: from your last post... run Simplewall again and reset your firewall
    Last edited by AndreTen; 27 Apr 2018 at 03:31.
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  4.    26 Apr 2018 #14

    HOLY CRAP

    I opened Simplewall, clicked uninstall filters/return to default windows firewall, and it's working again.
    I have no idea what's happened here, Simplewall was NOT auto starting (I've scanned Autoruns, Process Explorer search), AND everything worked long after ceasing use of Simplewall, but somehow it's as if its filters got REINSTALLED and screwed everything up. I haven't even opened it in well over a month.

    Bizarro.

    Thank you for your help! Without the registry reset I wouldn't have got that error, so thanks again!

    P.s.

    AndreTen said: View Post
    stay away from that site (Windows firewall controll - it's marked bad from Virustotal
    It's a well regarded app, and this is a known false positive (there are so very many of these on VT it's hard to take it seriously).
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       27 Apr 2018 #15

    Good work, and glad you resolved your problem, I would have give up...

    About Simplewall... doesn't need to run all the time, just set the rules and quit, there are different ways to do it (Group policy, registry…). That's why it's dangerous to mix firewall apps.

    Yes, you're right about WFC. There were false positives, but author has many files on his site, that could be about involving PUPs into his product (again, according to Virustotal).

    Again, good work and thanks for posting back
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