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NIS 2012 blocks Java applications from accessing the internet
Hi, so I noticed when I was trying to play the game Minecraft (which is written in Java) that it was giving me errors related to a denied internet connection. After some normal troubleshooting steps, I found that the issue was Norton. (a computer without Norton installed did not have the connection issue) Upon further investigation, I found that it was not just Minecraft but any Java application, such as a web IRC client, that was unable to connect.
I have attempted to set exceptions for the Minecraft exe, Java exes, and even disable the firewall completely, but it still errors out whenever any Java application tries to access the internet.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled Java as well as restarted my computer.
Windows 7 x64
EDIT: Suspecting that the issue could be Norton Online Family, even though it is not administering this account. I will to work it out tomorrow.