Configuring Windows Live Messenger through the One Care Personal Firewall

1. From the system tray, near the system clock, right click on the Windows Live OneCare icon and choose "Open Windows Live OneCare to bring up the Windows Live OneCare console.
 
 
 2. In the Windows Live OneCare window click on View or Change Settings under Other Tasks to open the Settings window.
 
 
3. In the Windows Live OneCare Settings window click on Firewall followed by Advanced Settings to open the Windows Live OneCare Advanced Settings window.
 
 
4. Click on the Program List tab to view the list of programs that are permitted or blocked access to the Internet.
If you see more than one instance of Messenger in the Program List, proceed to Step 4.
If Messenger is running but you do not see it in the Program List, proceed to Step 5.
If you have only one instance of Messenger on the list, proceed to Step 6.
 
 
5. If you see more than one instance of Windows Live Messenger on the Program List, the other instances may be for earlier versions of Messenger that were installed on your computer. Remove these earlier versions from the list by following the steps below: 
5.a. Select each entry for Messenger, take note of the version of Messenger in the "Version column, and compare it with the version you are currently running.
5.b. If the version does not match, click on the Remove button.
 
 
 
 
6. Add Windows Live Messenger to the Windows Live OneCare firewall.
6.a. Click on Add below the Program List.
 
 
6.b. If you are using Windows Live Messenger 8.0 or 8.1 , browse for Windows Live Messenger by going to C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger.  If you are using Windows Live Messenger 8.5 and later, browse for Windows Live Messenger by going to C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger 
6.c. Select msnmsgr.exe and click on Open.
 
 
6.d. After adding Windows Live Messenger to the Program List, the list should look like this:
 
 
7. To modify the access permitted to Messenger: 
7.a. Select Messenger from the Programs list. 
7.b. Ensure Messenger is set Allow access through the Internet.
 

 

8. Go here for additional information on One Care.

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4 Responses to Configuring Windows Live Messenger through the One Care Personal Firewall

  1. cato says:

    jupp jupp

  2. bamela says:

    My window live call still can\’t be found on the Net or the network could not be established. Fix the problem for me.

  3. josh says:

    i have a temporary solution, just uninstall windows live messenger and use msn 7.5 untill they pull their fingers out and fix the problem, im hosting the installer, if you guys (microsoft/msn) wouldnt like me to do so just send me an e-mail at afenda@bigpond.net.au and ill gladly take it down… it will only be on here for a short while as a temporary fix.
     
    http://www.freewebs.com/uozha/MSN_Messenger.exe

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