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I have Vista and cannot any download any file from the internet. I have turned off my firewall,anti-virus and anything else that might cause the problem...

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Check your connection

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

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    Efren Javier Sep 19, 2008

    vista has tight security issues try to updates your through windows update



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Alternatively, you can download the application from a different website like Softpedia. Yahoo will only give you an installer which will download the application and cause one of the above problems. Here's a link to Yahoo Messenger 10. Even after installation, you might have to grant access to Yahoo from anti-virus, otherwise it may not connect. Usually when it's trying to connect a pop-up from AVG will ask if you want to let Yahoo Messenger to access Internet and you have to allow this.

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If you have Kaspersky Internet Security the firewall is probably referred to as "shields" or simply a "Two Way Firewall"
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Need product key for window vista immedaitley thank you

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