Unable to access Microsoft websites or Microsoft Update [RESOLVED]

HI am using but am unable to access any microsoft website including live.mail.com or MSN. Every other site seems to be working though I have had some problems accessing www.person.com too.


Using XP Sp2 Wireless Broadband Access.

Only other security software is Antivir PE Premium and Spybot.


yeah actually I heard MS thought Comodo brought too much security to Windows and decided to deny access to their web sites when they detect a user is running a Comodo product.

more info here: BBspot - Microsoft Granted Patent for Creating Insecure Software

just joking :SMLR

honestly I have no idea for your issue. problems with Windows Update can occur (although there should be no problem with Windows Updater Group having the proper access by default in the firewall), but problems accessing any MS web site, unless you blocked the IPs yourself (which I don’t believe)…really weird.

I don’t have any problems with www.person.com, but whois says live.mail.com is not a valid domain name-what site were you trying to access? What other microsoft sites are you trying to access?

Unable to access www.hotmail.co.uk nor www.microsoft.com nor www.msn.com nor www.msn.co.uk nor microsoft.co.uk

When I try to access these I Get the following:

IE7 Says Either that there are too many users trying to access the website (I’m the only user on my wireless connection) or I get the usual:

Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

Most likely causes:
You are not connected to the Internet.
The website is encountering problems.
There might be a typing error in the address.

What you can try:
Diagnose Connection Problems

 More information 

This problem can be caused by a variety of issues, including:

Internet connectivity has been lost.
The website is temporarily unavailable.
The Domain Name Server (DNS) is not reachable.
The Domain Name Server (DNS) does not have a listing for the website’s domain.
If this is an HTTPS (secure) address, click Tools, click Internet Options, click Advanced, and check to be sure the SSL and TLS protocols are enabled under the security section.

For offline users

You can still view subscribed feeds and some recently viewed webpages.
To view subscribed feeds

Click the Favorites Center button , click Feeds, and then click the feed you want to view.

To view recently visited webpages (might not work on all pages)

Click Tools , and then click Work Offline.
Click the Favorites Center button , click History, and then click the page you want to view.

Firefox says:

The connection was reset

The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.

*   The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few

*   If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network

*   If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
      that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

I’m going to run some tests with and without comodo and see if I can figure out what the problems are. I’ll also have a go at using my other router.


I don’t have problems with any of them, although I am actually using Vista. They do not seem to be using unusual ports. Are you using the CFP web browser rules for them, with a block and log at the end? Do you get any error messages in the firewall log. Try changing your DNS to and see if that helps.

The issue is now resolved!

I unstalled CPF3 and reinstalled IE7 and manually changed my MTU setting on my router and all this fixed the problem. CPF3 now freshly re-installed and all working fine!

Thanks for your help…