Windows 7 firewall blocking python idle 2.6

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I have deactivated my Windows 7 firewall and I still have this error when I want to open Python. I just cannot get rid of this error. Is there an expert who can help me fixing this error ? Why is not working since my Firewall is not activated ?

Thanks !

Subprocess Startup Error

IDLE’s subprocess didn’t make connection. Either IDLE can’t start a subprocess or personal firewall software is blocking the connection.

IDLE Subprocess Error

Socket Error: No connection could not be made because the target machine actively refused it.

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Windows 7 firewall blocking python idle 2.6


Hi Jack,

Try ending the process in task manager (make sure all of the Python processes are terminated). Then make sure that you allowed the socket access to local host. Restart the Python IDLE 2.6. If the problem still occurs after you made the changes, download and install the latest patch 3.1.3.


Bidini Romano

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