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Why does my firewall keep asking me if I want to contact World Community Grid. Isn't it safe?

Firewalls are not familiar with World Community Grid. Even though World Community Grid is safe, firewalls are designed to ask you to make the decision. Many firewalls will ask you to allow the World Community Grid software to communicate with the World Community Grid servers soon after the software is installed.  Although firewalls differ, you should be able to click on your firewall icon in your system tray and set permissions to allow communications.

Also please note, sometimes when firewall software is updated by the manufacturer, you may be required to re-approve your permissions for the World Community Grid software to communicate with the World Community Grid servers. The same is true if you install a new version of the World Community Grid software.

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