Applications won't connect to Internet!!

paradisio

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 2, 2010
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Hi,

A friend of a friend used my computer, don't know what happened by now my MSN, Skype, iTunes, and basically any application that connects to the internet will not connect.

My internet still works fine being that I have this window browser open right now.

Skype says: "Please check your network settings and try again"
--> I don't know what to do...

I tried to reset my network settings in Terminal (not too familiar with this so if i need to do any changes here, I'll need the exact coding)

My Network utilities says i have:
2 Send Errors
108 Received Errors

Don't know if that means anything.

Please help!!
 

Hellhammer

Moderator emeritus
Dec 10, 2008
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Check your firewall settings from Sys Prefs -> Security.

Ask from him what on earth did he do and make him pay for it if he can't fix it
 

paradisio

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 2, 2010
4
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i can't get a hold of him!

but i have a feeling just looking at that section in system preferences that he tried to do something with my photoshop? it says that it wont allow photoshop to access my computer and I know i had an expired seriel?

So could him blocking something maybe block ALL my stuff? and what can i do to fix it now?? can i reset anything?
 

Hellhammer

Moderator emeritus
Dec 10, 2008
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580
Finland
i can't get a hold of him!

but i have a feeling just looking at that section in system preferences that he tried to do something with my photoshop? it says that it wont allow photoshop to access my computer and I know i had an expired seriel?

So could him blocking something maybe block ALL my stuff? and what can i do to fix it now?? can i reset anything?
Do you have Little Snitch installed? Have you rebooted? Turn off your firewall from Sys Prefs -> Security, to see does that make any difference
 

paradisio

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 2, 2010
4
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I don't know what that is but i spotlighted it and apaprently it's on my computer!?! but i can't see an application anywhere just folders and such. okay i'm goign to restart now and see what happens.
 

paradisio

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 2, 2010
4
0
Hellhammer, I don't know who you are but I do know this...

You are a genius.


Thank you so much!! I was worried I'd have to resort to ChatRoulette if my MSN/Skype stopped working.
 

Hellhammer

Moderator emeritus
Dec 10, 2008
22,166
580
Finland
Hellhammer, I don't know who you are but I do know this...

You are a genius.


Thank you so much!! I was worried I'd have to resort to ChatRoulette if my MSN/Skype stopped working.
Your welcome, mate.

Reboot is the first thing you should do in case of problem as it's the solution for most of the problems :cool:
 

jumpartist

macrumors newbie
Oct 10, 2010
2
0
Mac applications cant access Internet - why???

i have a similar problem yet unresolved:

I am new in the mac-world and I encountered a first problem: for some reason none of my applications have access to internet anymore though everything worked fine a couple of hours ago. Now it works neither with cable nor wirelessly. I had little snitch installed but after the demo was over I deinstalled and restarted the mac. Now, the diagnose says there is no problem and it looks like everything was fine, but I can't access the internet with none of the apps (firefox, entourage, skype, adium, software update....). Maybe I changed any preferences I shouldn't have when I was playing with the system preferences...

can anybody pleeeaasseee help me?
thanks
 

jumpartist

macrumors newbie
Oct 10, 2010
2
0
internet works in the safe mode

i just found out that internet connection does work for all the applications in the safe mode. i cannot explain why and since the audio does not work here, i would prefer the normal mode with internet access ;)
 

Consultant

macrumors G5
Jun 27, 2007
13,291
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If you are under warranty, make appointment with Apple Store for support.

AND NO, you don't need little snitch.