Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Applications such as iTunes cannot connect to the Internet


Symptoms
Cannot connect to iTunes store with error
Cannot connect to Windows Update with error
Origin client cannot connect
(In general, it appears that no applications other than IE and FireFox can connect to the Internet)
Windows Update does not show the correct values for "Most recent check for updates" and "Updates were installed"

Resolution
Returned Windows Firewall to the default settings
Disabled "Automatically detect settings" in Internet Explorer