1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 3, 2012 9:35 PM by HACKINT0SH
ElViejo1939 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

After some experimentation, I discovered that the Intego firewall in VirusBarrier X6 views the App Store as spyware and silently blocks some access. This happens even if you set the Intego anti-spyware entry for App Store to allow outgoing connections for undefined port behavior.

 

The symptom that appears is that the App Store page displays but clicking on login or "do something" links do nothing and show no error message.

 

The cure is to open VirusBarrier X6, go to the "Privacy" part of the dashboard, and turn off "Spyware protection." Then do your App Store thing and after completion turn "Spyware protection" back on.

 

Other firewalls may do the same thing, but Intego is the one I run. I don't know what it is about the App Store that the firewall doesn't like, but if it doesn't like it I don't either :-)