Ok, so up until now, my internet was working fine. The firewall was doing its job and everything was fine and dandy. But I guess I must have some how made a deny rule for something unkown at one point. And now I have to turn off my firewall to access and browse the internet. I have ESS 3.0.621 retail home edition. I tried the following: Going to "Detailed Rules" View and hitting delete on every rule. Pressing Default button and reseting everything to default. Still no luck. I'm stuck and I want to fix this without uninstalling it and reinstalling, but if that is the only way I'll do it. Thanks!