Windows Firewall gave me this message. Why?

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  1. zeello
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    zeello The reason we can't have nice things.

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    My internet stopped working yesterday. This happens regularly. (maybe once a month) So just now I unplug the router then plug it back in. When I return to the PC, I see this message on the monitor. I don't recall ever seeing this message before, even though I have reset the internet this way many times before.

    What should I do? I clicked 'Keep blocking' just to be safe. Judging by the message it seemed like someone was trying to hack me. Or maybe not. No idea to be honest. But I can still connect to the internet and Firefox works fine, so it looks like I made the correct choice since unblocking wasn't necessary.

    Is this something to worry about? Any precautions I should take? I have avast installed so it should have shielded me from anything.
     

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  2. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    It's because you're using Firefox when you should be using Chrome. :tpi:

    Seriously though, chances are you just installed some new extension or your Firewall forgot that your web browser requires, y'know, Internet access. :P
     
  3. jonthedit

    jonthedit GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Foxi4... this is the EoF its a REAL DANGER DISASTER OMG HOW COULD YOUKID ABOUT THAT
     
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  4. Margen67

    Margen67 Dirty entited pirate

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    1. Upgrade to Windows 8.1
    2. Disable Firewall.
    3. ???
    4. Profit
     
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  5. Margen67

    Margen67 Dirty entited pirate

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    Madness?


    THIS.
    IS.
    OFFTOPIC!
     
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