I had to re-install ARIS Express after un-installing and re-installing Java on my work box. I am stuck at step 3 of the initial Activation Wizard. The "Enter login data" pop-up remains active after several minutes. It says it's "Checking user name and password..." but nothing is happening.

I have already consulted the FAQ on this problem. I do have an internet connection. I can go to the ARIS website and login to the Community. I have verified that my Java network settings are as recommended in the FAQ. I am not currently logged into my company VPN.

Details: I am running Windows 7 (64-bit) on a Dell Optiplex 960 with the max amount of memory (8 GB). I am currently using Java SE 6 update 29. This box has company-enforced intrusion prevention software (McAfee).