WIFI "WatchGuard" Heads Up
Upon using the WIFI at the CG I'm presently camping at I found that I could not log-on to any "secure" websites (ie; Financial Institutions, Yahoo Mail, etc.), or even download Windows Update. I could open up the selected website's homepage, but as soon as I tried to log-on I would get one of the following errors:
"Response denied by WatchGuard HTTP proxy"
"Reason: body content-type denied rule"
"Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage"
Additionally, my Norton went into "Autofix" mode during a few attempts ...., and after contacting both Norton & Microsoft we still didn't come to a resolution. Also, I don't have any "WatchGuard" program on my laptop.
Root Cause: I had the CG office contact their WIFI provider and it was determined through our conversation that they have "WatchGuard" as a means to block "undesirable" websites and to control bandwidth usage. Now they are trying to figure out why "secure" sites are being blocked.
Just thought I would bring this "WatchGuard" condition to your attention so that you don't spend over 2 hours on the phone (like I did) with Norton and/or Microsoft thinking your PC is having a meltdown with a virus like "rootkit".
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