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skype can't connect

Novel Adventurer

I've been having problems with skype for the past 3 days. I keep getting a message with a red exclamation point saying skype can't connect. I've tried everything from reinstalling skype 3 times to checking my firewall. Nothing is working I have perfect internet connection but skype doesn't work. This is a huge inconvenience since i am currently living overseas and I can only contact people and talk to them via skype.

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What Firewall and Antivirus applications are installed on your computer?

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Novel Adventurer

I was using Mcafee Internet Secruity a free subcription came with my acer notebook but the subcription ran out maybe 1 year ago so I haven't been using any anti-virus program for 1 year. It worked fine until about 4 days ago and stopped working.

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You need to configure McAfee’s Firewall to allow Skype traffic or completely disable it.

 

https://community.mcafee.com/thread/37324

 

http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows/Problems-with-Signing-Into-Skype-Message-quot-Skype-can-t/m-p/...

 

If this will still not work, then you need to remove any traces of McAfee from your computer.

 

pchell.com/virus/uninstallmcafee.shtml

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