Article ID: 000060016 Content Type: Error Messages Last Reviewed: 10/22/2021

What to do when I get an Error that says Intel® Driver & Support Assistant (Intel® DSA) is Blocked


Steps to resolve the Intel® Driver & Support Assistant (Intel® DSA) being Blocked


When I get an error message that says Intel® Driver & Support Assistant (Intel® DSA) is blocked, what are my next steps?

NoteWhile Intel® Driver & Support Assistant (Intel® DSA) can detect and offer upgrades for many of the drivers and software that are available on Download Center, you may have an Intel product that isn’t supported by this tool. Before you use Intel® DSA, refer to this page to ensure that your product is compatible with Intel® DSA.

If you are going through a proxy to access the Internet

You may need to configure it to allow access. You can check the proxy configuration by following these steps:

  1. Open the Internet Options control panel, which can be found in the Windows Start Menu.
  2. Select the Connections tab at the top of the window, and then select the LAN settings button near the bottom of the window.
  3. If on a company network, and Automatically detect settings or Use automatic configuration script are selected, you will need to contact your network administrator to allow connections to localhost. If you are not on a company network and these settings are selected, you will need to manually configure the proxy device to allow connections to localhost.
  4. If the Use a proxy server for your LAN checkbox is selected, make sure Bypass proxy server for local addresses is checked. Click the Advanced button, and in the Exceptions text area, add, and then select OK and OK.

If you're using the Firefox browser and connecting to the Internet through a proxy

You may need to change your settings. From the menu in Firefox, choose Options, and then select the Settings button in the Network Proxy section. If Manual proxy configuration is selected, ensure that the following entries are included in the No Proxy for text area: localhost,

If you're running security or firewall software that may block network connections

You will need to configure their software to allow access to the Intel® Driver & Support Assistant. Refer to your security software vendor for instructions on how to manage this access.

If you're using Internet Explorer or an older version of Edge and get a blocked message

Try copying the URL path and pasting into either Chrome or Firefox browsers. Intel® DSA is supported on Windows* 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows® 10, and  Windows 11 using Chrome*, Firefox*, or Edge* (version 44.17763/18.17763 or newer) browsers.

Additional information


Things to consider


Realize that the following parameters of your system may impact whether Intel DSA will work successfully:

  • Your operating system and version
  • Your default browser and version
  • Browser plug-ins (ad blocking or script blocking)
  • If you are a home user, the type of router used
  • Any security or anti-virus software installed
  • If you are on a company network



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