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Posted on 2016-10-08
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Hello,

Because of settings and firewalls I cannot access all the features of this website:

www.moz.com

I have an expensive subscription with them and can't get in except once and a while (it's intermittent)

They checked it out and said it was localized to my machine.

My phone's access seems fine.

Here's their instructions form Moz.com, can you help?:

Some steps you can do to quickly isolate your machine.

Log out of your user account for your Mac and try to login access through a guest user account.

Disable software firewalls (system preferences, anti-virus, etc).

Disable hardware firewalls (router)

Note:

I cannot figure out how to login as a guest.
I am running kaspersky internet security.
Running OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.6
Mac Mini late 2014 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5 16 GB
Running Centurylink with a centurylink motom C1000Z

Let me know what information you need.

Thanks!
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Disable Kaspersky and see if that solves your problem. If it does, you know it is the Kaspersky firewall that is causing the problem and you need either to figure out how to get Kaspersky to allow this site or turn it off altogether.
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Pop up blockers can also cause this behavior.
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It happens on all my browsers - Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and it happened all of a sudden to all 3
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I believe the so called "guest user" is just to say login to another user in that same OSX machine. May want to try add the website into whitelist to see if it still be blocked..e.g.
Enable Anti-Banner

Step 1
Launch Kaspersky and click "Settings."
Step 2
Click "Protection Center."
Step 3
Click "Settings" and toggle the Anti-Banner switch to "On."

Remove Sites From Blacklist
Step 1
Click "Protection Center."
Step 2
Click "Settings" and select "Anti-Banner."
Step 3
Click "Configure Blocked URLs."
Step 4
Select the blocked URL you wish to unblock and click "Remove."

Add Sites to Whitelist
Step 1
Click "Protection Center."
Step 2
Click "Settings" and select "Anti-Banner."
Step 3
Click "Configure Allowed URLs."
Step 4
Click "Add."
Step 5
Type the domain name surrounded by a pair of asterisks or type the IP address of the site you want to allow. For example, type "*domain.com*" or "123.45.78.9" without the quotation marks.
Step 6
Select "Active" from the Status menu.
Step 7
Click "Add."
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I think it's kasperspy. I disabled it and restarted my computer and I could immediately access Moz. Don't know for sure yet. Where do I go in kasperspy to make the right changes. I couldn't follow you guys directions. I've attached a screenshot of the preferences.
kasperspy-where-do-I-go-next.png
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If it is the firewall then a exception should be created for the domain if other sites browsing is alright.
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As suggested in the checks and options.
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