Hi. I had Eset Smart Security installed for years, through various versions. I had Origin and Games for Windows Marketplace software installed and working fine. Then, my just bought SSD failed before I could complete my backup, so I had to reinstall everything from scratch. First, all Windows 7 updates then Smart Security and all of my applications, games and other nice things But from this point, I couldn't log on Origin anymore, it would only stay offline. I installed Games for Windows software to get my last games and I have the same problem. Tried fiddling with the settings, didn't work. So I uninstalled Smart Security and rebooted the computer. It works! Great, must be some rule... So, I start downloading a few things, then I decide to reinstall SS and at first, it works. As soon as I rebooted my computer, it stopped working. Origin won't go on-line, Games for Windows won't detect any internet connection. I have tried manually adding a rule for both softwares, didn't work. I set the firewall to "interactive mode" and let it create a rule. Didn't work. I edited the rule to make it "both ways" and for all ports, didn't work. Rebooted the computer, tried again all different modes of the firewall, no luck, still won't connect to the internet for these 2 apps. All other softwares are able to access the internet no problem. Steam works fine, Gamefly works fine, Gamestop works fine. Chrome, Firefox, Thunderbird, Windows update, P2P, you name it: no problem. But when it comes to Origin and Game for Windows, it doesn't work with Smart Security. I haven't tried MS Support, but EA tech support is worthless and tells me to uninstall my firewall. I'd hate to switch to a new software, I really like Smart Security, about as much as I loath Origin and MS gaming platform. But, a few of my games need these softwares, and I kinda like these games. So, I need help to make these work. I am pretty sure it is some small detail that has escape me. I'm good with computers, but I'm not a programmer nor a network specialist. Configuration: Windows 7 (all updates installed) AMD FX-8120 Asus Sabertooth 990FX 8 gb RAM DDR3 MSI Radeon 7950 (latest AMD drivers) OCZ Vertex 4 with 120gb free as main drive (on wich SS is installed) WD Caviar black 2TB drive (about 1tb free). No other security softwares installed, aside from Eset Smart Security.