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Cannot download ym it shows check firewall setting

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You need the following OS to support Messenger
Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / XP64 / Vista64 / Windows7
If that is not an issue read on.

The problem is probably due to a mal-function of the uninstall software.The Yahoo Messenger uninstall software is notorious for leaving files and fragments behind creating conflicts with the incoming software
Close all programs when uninstalling / downloading and uploading.
If you tried to uninstall the old Yahoo Messenger program from the Control Panel and failed to back it up with a visit to the 'C' drive, you may have old software conflicting with the incoming software trying to share the same folder.
If you have Vista the whole Messenger folder should have been removed during the uninstall.
Check
Start > Computer >> Local drive (C) >> Program Files >> Yahoo >> Messenger. - The Messenger folder should have been deleted and not seen. If the Messenger folder is still visible - delete it.

If you have a pre-Vista OS, the Messenger folder remains, and inside, only one sub-folder should be seen. This is the 'Profile' folder and contains all the message history. All other software should have been deleted.

Manually delete any other folders and files before moving on

If you have Vista you may be denied being able to delete folders - in this case you will have to disable the 'User Account Control'
Start > Control Panel (Home) > User Accounts and Family Safety > Add or remove user accounts > Continue > Go to the main User Account Page > Turn User Account Control On or Off > Continue > Uncheck control box > OK

Download 'ccleaner' and run it through a couple of times,using the factory settings and the 'Run Cleaner' control until 0 bytes are seen to be cleaned following a scan
Run the 'Registry' from the left hand toolbar but 'Save' any changes after opting to 'repair' errors.Never make changes to your Registry without saving the information.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/

Re-start your computer

Download Yahoo Messenger from here.

http://www.filehippo.com/download_yahoo_messenger/

Posted on Jun 07, 2010

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You can disable your firewall setting when its hard trying to download Yahoo Messenger.

How to do that? Try this:

1. On your windows, click Start.
2. Click Control Panel
3. Double click Windows Firewall
4.On the General tab, select OFF(not recommended) and click OK

That's it! Your firewall setting is disabled and you can download yahoo messenger without being stopped by a message error.

If you have successfully download Yahoo messenger by disabling windows firewall and still cannot sign-in, you will be needing some tips on how to solve connection issues for Yahoo Messenger. Check this helpful tips http://www.fixya.com/support/r5025589-easiest_way_solve_yahoo_messenger

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SOURCE: when i need to install ym9 then an error message tell me to check

if you are using windows firewall go to the exception tab of firewall and tick ym installer then you can downlod your IM

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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SOURCE: I can't installing YM 11,

May I know what Operating System you are using??
Usually what you need to do is go to
Control Panel >> System and Security >> Under Windows Firewall >> Allow a program through windows firewall / allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall >> There you can change the program setting (the ones with checkboxes)

Find yahoo messenger and make sure you allow it on your network (private or public).

That is how you do in Windows 7.

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I can't installing YM 11, when I want to install YM, there is a pop dialogue "please check your firewall setting. then I turned OFF the firewall setting, then I try to install YM 11 again. but the...


May I know what Operating System you are using??
Usually what you need to do is go to
Control Panel >> System and Security >> Under Windows Firewall >> Allow a program through windows firewall / allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall >> There you can change the program setting (the ones with checkboxes)

Find yahoo messenger and make sure you allow it on your network (private or public).

That is how you do in Windows 7.

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I cant open my ym account....


I suggest you to check whether your email address and password is correct or not, by logging in at the www.yahoomail.com website, If you are able to login then your account exists and the email address and password is correct.
If it shows wrong password, try forgot password.

If you are able to login to your account in website, only you cannot login in yahoo messenger, There might be some problem in yahoo messenger, I suggest you to download the recent version of yahoo messenger and try logging in, if problem persists check your internet connectivity, Sometimes we couldn't login if there is a problem in internet connection.
There may also be problem with windows firewall settings.

And also check whether the yahoo messenger is added as exception in the windows firewall or not, If not add the yahoo messenger to exception list.

May 24, 2010 | Yahoo Messenger

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I can't download the latest version of YM & can't open ANY version.. get a msg saying to check my firewall settings (which haven't changed since the last time I opened it)


if your computer is has been with you for long time, its time to reformat it because it is one of the reason that you cant download ym. theres a virus that hack your pc

May 04, 2010 | Yahoo Messenger

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Yahoo messenger is unable to download files needed for installation. please check your firewall settings and retry installation ?


Simply close the Firewall for little moment till installing the YM files.Go here Control Panel> Windows Firewall>click Off(not recommended)
Try now. Good Luck

Oct 13, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger

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File download problems


Hi there,

This could be a possible that you have set the firewall to block some download and pop-ups on a certain port.

better to re-configure again your firewall settings again to do so..

Anyway if you want a YM exe and not to download it, I have here which you don't have to download the installation, and all you need is to install it and use it.

Let me know here again.

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Unable to download ym 9.0 in windows vista .. due to some fire wal setting . pls advise...


Check your windows and antivirus firewall.
for windows firewall go t osecurity settings in control panel and if antivirus installed go to its settings and turn the firewall off for some times then check .
Also check router firewall settings
restart need for take effect.
Thanks for using fixya.
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Yahoo messenger installation file unable please cheack the firewall setting


seems like your Firewall setting is blocking YM from downloading the installation file from Yahoo!. Are you using a third party firewall program, or just Windows Firewall? in both cases, you may have to turn off the firewall prior to installing ym. Dont forget to turn it back on after installation

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When i need to install ym9 then an error message tell me to check


if you are using windows firewall go to the exception tab of firewall and tick ym installer then you can downlod your IM

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I've already downloading the latest yahoo messenger but i can't install it... i try to install again and again but it still messing me...the result is "YM is unable to download files needed for...


Try what it says, "check firewall settings and retry". Disable your Firewall software and try to download messenger again. It should work.

Jun 07, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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I cant installe yahoo messenger because of a fire wall.


Try use Yahoo Messenger 9, the latest version. Before download yahoo messenger, make sure firewall allows your connection to download it. It shows that your PC protected from any harmful software because of your firewall. One more thing download your yahoo messenger only for trustful sources websites, it much better. i think you should check your firewall settings. Check also your Windows Firewall. I think there are some problems in your firewall settings. It may be blocked your yahoo messenger from downloading it into your PC. If you use Personal Firewall, make sure it allows your connection to receiving incoming connections and allows you to install yahoo messenger,check it out, may be it blocked your yahoo messenger. I think this tips can be help you a little bit.

Good Luck!

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