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Setting Up a Proxy thru Windows Internet Settings

Q: Setting Up a Proxy thru Windows Internet Settings

Hi,

Please, could someone help me out ( step-by-step) with how to set up a proxy server connection thru windows xp internet settings?

Thanks

Vijay

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I AM UNABLE TO REMOVE PROXY SETTING FROM LAN SETTING .
WHEN I UNCHECK PROXY SETTING AUTOMATICALLY AFTER CLOSE BOX,  GET CHECK AGAIN.
I TRIED TO DELETE PROXY SERVER BUT FAILED .
MY SECURITY CENTER ALSO TURN OFF AUTOMATICALLY.
HERE I ATTACHED DETAILS.
I HAVE TRIED MANY TIME TO TURN ON BY SERVICES.MSC BUT AGAIN TURN OFF.
WINDOW UPDATE ALSO SHOWING ERROR.
 
PLEASE HELP ME TO RESOLVE THIS ISSUE.

A:Can't remove PROXY Setting in Internet Settings

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===You should enable these programs if not already done.AV: Windows Defender (Disabled - Up to date) {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}AS: Windows Defender (Disabled - Up to date) {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}Windows Firewall is disabled.===Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file. start
CreateRestorePoint:
EmptyTemp:
CloseProcesses:
RemoveProxy:

(Microsoft Corporation) C:\ProgramData\Windows Security\winsecurity.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Network\Dsq\network\sysnetwk.exe
() C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Network\Dsq\browser\syshostctl.exe
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] => [X]
Winlogon\Notify\igfxcui: igfxdev.dll [X]
GroupPolicy: Restriction - Chrome <======= ATTENTION
CHR HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
ProxyEnable: [S-1-5-21-1258154719-1264982004-2341163665-1001] => Proxy is enabled.
ProxyServer: [S-1-5-21-1258154719-1264982004-2341163665-1001] => http=127.0.0.1:8080;https=127.0.0.1:8080
ManualProxies: 1http=127.0.0.1:8080;https=127.0.0.1:8080
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Restriction ... Read more

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I have discovered that in my Internet Settings, the "Use Automatic Configuration Script" box is automatically being checked and the field populated, no matter if I uncheck it and delete the field.
 
This is affecting my Google Search results.
 
The text in the field is http://127.0.0.1:8080/proxy.pac
 
I've also search for the field value in my reg editor and even if I delete the text from all the entries in there, it still comes back, even after a restart.
 
Is this Malware, possibly?  FRST.txt and Addition.txt attached. (Had to zip the FRST file as it said it was too big)
 
Thanks in advance.

A:Can't remove Auto Config Script Proxy Setting in Internet Settings

PS. I've tried to post the log text in a reply but it won't work - the connection keeps timing out.

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I've been having a ton of problems since my boyfriend clicked on an email he thought was authentic from an ebay fraud. Web pages have been slow to not responsive, I kept getting errors about remote server refusing connections, the lan service kept showing proxy server settings and when I would uncheck the box, it just went back again and the check reappears. I tried a system restore and when it came back on it was doing something with new settings and there was never a box or anything with an option to make new settings from the restore. I've done this a few times before and never had settings load like this did. Since then everything seems to have problems. Also, I cannot view the wireless adapter properties because it says I don't have administrative privileges which is what I sign in under I think and also when I click on the show characters under the password it never shows it now just makes the check disappear. I ran hijack and this is what I got:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:16:34 AM, on 2/17/2014
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.16428)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP SimplePass\TouchControl.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP SimplePass\IEWebSiteLogon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP On Screen Display\HPOSD.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP CoolSense\CoolSense.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program... Read more

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Hi,

I have a computer that I want to set up to use ICS so an Xbox 360 can share the internet connection. But, I want the Windows XP machine to also connect to the internet through a proxy. How can I set up XP to connect through a proxy for everything, including any machines that will use ICS?

Thanks,

Derrick
 

A:Setting up Windows Internet Connection Sharing, and proxy?

I really doubt that XBOX will work through a proxy.
 

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I have a Windows 8.1 Laptop that keeps getting it's Use Proxy Server setting turned on in Internet Options.  I uncheck it, click OK, click Lan Settings and it's checked again.  I've run Rkill, Adwcleaner, JRT, Tdsskiller, and run a full Malwarebytes.  I am currently running a sfc /scannow, as I couldn't get gpedit.msc to load.  Any ideas?
 
Here's my Adwcleaner(SO).txt
# AdwCleaner v4.206 - Logfile created 05/06/2015 at 11:43:39
# Updated 01/06/2015 by Xplode
# Database : 2015-05-31.5 [Local]
# Operating system : Windows 8.1  (x64)
# Username : reginaldscott - HERMAN
# Running from : C:\Users\reginald\Desktop\phillip\AdwCleaner.exe
# Option : Cleaning
 
***** [ Services ] *****
 
 
***** [ Files / Folders ] *****
 
Folder Deleted : C:\ProgramData\Kromtech
Folder Deleted : C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\WinZip Driver Updater
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\globalUpdate
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\SearchProtect
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\App Client
Folder Deleted : C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\SearchProtect
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\reginald\AppData\Local\globalUpdate
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\reginald\AppData\Local\GeniusBox
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\reginald\AppData\Local\Kromtech
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\reginald\AppData\LocalLow\zoomify
File Deleted : C:\Users\reginald\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension... Read more

A:Windows 8.1 Laptop keeps setting Internet Explorer Proxy Server

Download and run wipe  and system ninja,
 
https://privacyroot.com/software/www/en/wipe.php
https://singularlabs.com/software/system-ninja/
 
Then.....
 
Go ahead and install ccleaner Now that you have the program installed go ahead and run the cleaner function.
https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download
Now that you have cleaned out some temp files, lets go ahead and disable all of the items starting up with your machine except your antivirus. To do this you will need to click on tools then start up select each item then disable.
Now that you have disabled those un-needed start ups lets go into the settings, we will have Ccleaner run when your machine boots, so that you will never have to worry about cleaning temp files again.To do this:
Hit options.
Settings.
Place a tick to run Ccleaner when the computer starts.

Now go to the advanced tab, and select close program after cleaning, now run the cleaner again this will close Ccleaner.
 
Reboot your machine and then follow the  instructions below.
 
Step 1: eScanAV.
 
Disable your antivirus prior to this scan.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/114351/how-to-temporarily-disable-your-anti-virus-firewall-and-anti-malware-programs/
Download the eScanAV Anti-Virus Toolkit (MWAV)http://www.escanav.com/english/content/products/downloadlink/downloadcounter.asp?pcode=MWAV&src=english_dwn&type=alter
 
Source
http://www.escanav.com/english/content/products/downloadlink/downloadp... Read more

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Hi,

For Win XP, IE 6, is there a way to start IE and specify the proxy settings it should use? I'm doing some testing with an automated framework (Selenium) and I don't want to set the proxy settings permanently. Also, it is nice to have a programmatic way to do it.

Thanks, - Dave

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Our current Windows 8/IE10 tablets apply a group policy which sets up the IE proxy configuration and prevents users from changing that configuration.
This is done using the settings "Prevent changing proxy settings" and "Disable changing automatic configuration settings" (located at computer configuration\administrative templates\windows components\internet explorer).
With Windows 8.1/IE11, the proxy server settings are still greyed out in the LAN settings dialog box under Internet Options\Connections in the desktop IE environment.
However in 8.1 the proxy settings can also be accessed from the Settings charm: Settings - Change PC Settings - Network - Proxy.  From this location, ordinary users can modify and save changes to the proxy configuration.
Is there any way to lock this down?

A:Locking down IE proxy settings under PC Settings\Network\Proxy on Windows 8.1

Update on this - a very helpful Microsoft engineer came back with a workaround which, while not ideal, is a lot better than letting users change their proxy settings.
When I said I was going to post it here, the engineer said to make sure I started with the statement that Binary registry keys as used in this solution shouldn't generally be messed about with, and that editing the registry without first backing it up may
also lead to plagues of locusts, etc.  All the usual disclaimers, so use this at your own risk.
His solution, which we've tested, involves switching from per-user proxy settings to per-machine proxy settings. 
The Microsoft workaround word for word is:
The first thing we need to do is to export the following registry key from a machine that has the correct proxy settings set.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Connections
This contains the following 2 binary registry keys which have the connections settings: ?DefaultConnectionSettings? and ?SavedLegacySettings?
The next step is to open the newly exported .reg file and to change the path:
From: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Connections
To: HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Connections
For a test on a single machine you can manually change this, from elevated cmd: regedit <file>.reg
For a bigger scale you can create a script to deploy the... Read more

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Hello, i don´t know what´s happening, but i can´t change my proxy settings or uncheck the check box. Take a look at the Print Screen:
 

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I've attached the 2 FRST text files.
 
Thank you very much,
Diogo
 

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Hello, i don´t know what´s happening, but i can´t change my proxy settings or uncheck the check box. Take a look at the Print Screen:
 

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I've attached the 2 FRST text files.
 
Thank you very much,
Diogo
 

A:Canīt remove proxy 127.0.0.1:8080 Internet Settings Windows 10

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to a new file. 
Start

CreateRestorePoint:
EmptyTemp:
CloseProcesses:

GroupPolicy: Restrição <======= ATENÇÃO
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings: [ProxySettingsPerUser] 0 <======= ATENÇÃO (Restrição - ProxySettings)
ProxyEnable: [HKLM] => Proxy está habilitado.
ProxyEnable: [HKLM-x32] => Proxy está habilitado.
ProxyServer: [HKLM] => http=127.0.0.1:8080;https=127.0.0.1:8080
ProxyServer: [HKLM-x32] => http=127.0.0.1:8080;https=127.0.0.1:8080
AutoConfigURL: [HKLM] => http=127.0.0.1:8080;https=127.0.0.1:8080
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Restrição <======= ATENÇÃO
CHR Extension: (Pagamentos da Chrome Web Store) - C:\Users\diogo\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Profile 1\Extensions\nmmhkkegccagdldgiimedpiccmgmieda [2016-11-17]
CHR Extension: (Chrome Media Router) - C:\Users\diogo\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Profile 1\Extensions\pkedcjkdefgpdelpbcmbmeomcjbeemfm [2016-11-17]
S3 is... Read more

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I have Windows 7 and IE 11. Everytime I check use automatically detect settings, every few mintues it keeps unchecking automatically detect settings, and re-checking proxy server. How do I get it to keep the automatically detect settings clicked?

A:Automatic detect settings for proxy setting wont stay clicked?

I'm working on such a problem now. A serious infection can take over the proxy settings, run a full/deep scan with your antivirus. Hopefully you can get it updated first. Then use something like Malwarebytes to ferret out malware.

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I have Windows 7, search the internet with Chrome, seems my computer may be infected.  When I click chrome, sometimes it gives me my home page, sometimes it goes straight to the message "unable to connect to the proxy server", when it doesn't go directly to my home page correctly, it also states this exact message with an upside down face.  I did some research online and the Chrome message that people were posting up were a bit different from the one I am seeing. 
 
When I attempt to troubleshoot by going to the Chrome settings and going down to "Change Proxy settings" it prompts "access to this feature has been disabled by a restriction set by your system administrator", even though I am using the system administrator user, which is the only user on the system.  I've tried going in through the cmd line as well, pinged, netstat, tracert would give me results but weren't consistent.  I did a system restore as well, I had Sopho's anti-virus but it was out-of-date, for this was my work computer back in September but think the lease for it ended, so I installed AVG for now just today, most likely the reasoning for the computer being infected and causing this problem.  I have also started the pc in safe-mode, same results, is this a group policy issue?  I am unfamiliar with group policy and couldn't find it within my computer.  I do have the home premium version of 7 for what it's worth.
 
Please, please help, anyone!  I reall... Read more

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There is a software which often changes the proxy settings so I decided to config the internet settings registry right to reject the proxy settings. But When I decided to delete this software and return the rights back, I suddenly found that I can not change
the proxy settings manually!
The detail is that I change the auto proxy url, to let my pc use a pac file and I don't want any softwares to change. However, when I decided to give the rights back and try to change the url back, it never success, and even the same when i'm sure I have
cleared this url in the whole registry, but it back, as it never changes!
I check the registry rights twice or more to make sure that the rights has given back, just like it originally should be. But it never works.
So the result is I have to clear and reinstall the WINDOWS 10 AGAIN!
Never should you save such information both in registry and somewhere I don't know! Or you should let these stuffs out of the ** registry!

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Dell Dimension 4600 / XP home.

I have an old Dell at home that I use solely for accessing my point of sale system at work using PC Anywhere, and web browsing using Firefox. No mail, office, music, photos, or anything else, and other than downloading one of my own PDFs from my server from time to time, I don't download ANYTHING.

I run Spybot daily and from time to time, it picks up a trojan or a piece of malware / clickware / adware. I fix the problems and I am good to go. I have AVG running at all times and I run MBAM every couple of weeks.

About a month ago, when I opened Firefox (which is up to date), it said my proxy server was refusing connections. Having not changed my settings, I was surprised to find that my proxy settings had somehow switched to proxy with a 127.0.0.1 IP address. I changed the settings to No Proxy and was able to surf normally.

Now, whenever I restart Firefox, the settings are changed back to that same proxy setting. I have searched high and low, and it looks like a lot of people have had this problem, but none of the various fixes seem to apply to my situation.

My PC is also making that little bubble popping noise from time to time for no apparent reason. Coincidentally, every day now Spybot is finding Fraud.AVSecuritySuite, which I fix daily, and then it is found again the next day.

So this isn't a total takeover of my computer, but it is concerning that I am getting the same infection every day, and that my Firefox keeps changing its... Read more

A:Firefox settings keep setting to manual proxy 127.0.0.1 and Spybot finds AVSecurity daily. All rec'd files included and att...

please post the combofix log(s)

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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Home (Premium) didn't find anything.
 
Any ideas?
 
EDIT: Emsisoft Emergency Kit seemed to have found something very relevant. I deleted the file and restarted but it keeps appearing in 'Automatic proxy setup' :/
 

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A:http://ɴ.net/proxy.pac appearing in Windows 10 Proxy settings

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Don't install or uninstall software during the cleanup unless you are told to do so.
If you can't answer for the next few days, please let me know. If  you haven't answered within 5 days, I am assuming that you don't need  help anymore and your topic will be closed.
I can not guarantee that we will find and be able to remove all  malware. The cleaning process is not instant. Please continue to review  my answers until I tell you that your computer is clean
Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic
As my first language is not English, please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to understand.
Please open as administrator  the computer. How is open as administrator  the computer?
Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, as they will  interfere with our tools and the removal. If you are unsure how to do&... Read more

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how can i Configure proxy setting for IE on the registry
 

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I really need some help with a really tough virus. My internet proxy setting keep getting changed. Even when I do a virus scan it says nothing and Hijack this shows is R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http=127.0.0.1:5656R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localandO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /autoO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Win32 Firewall] C:\DOCUME~1\Joe\LOCALS~1\Temp\198.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Win32 Firewall] C:\DOCUME~1\Joe\LOCALS~1\Temp\198.exeI know there is more to the log but these are the ones that I am having the most trouble with. I deleted my temp folder and removed all these entires from Hijack but they keep coming back. The 198.exe changing to a different number after it is removed so now it would be O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Win32 Firewall] C:\DOCUME~1\Joe\LOCALS~1\Temp\696.exe. I believe there is a rundll file doing this.I had a crap load of virus on my computer that avast and hijack and GMER and rootappeal were able to get rid of by I cant get rid of this one. Also I did turn off system restore and tried that but it didnt work either.Here is my full Hijack l... Read more

A:My internet proxy setting keep getting changed

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I seem to recall that when you change the proxy settings for Internet Explorer, it's not just IE you are changing. IEs proxy settings are somehow the proxy settings for other apps and the OS as well. Can anyone confirm this? What connections are affected if I add a proxy in IE?

A:Internet Explorer Proxy Setting

The proxy settings in Internet Explorer preferences are for IE and any system function that needs Internet access, such as Windows Update. In a large network going through a company proxy server is often the only way to access the Internet. Many applications choose to use these settings while others have their own configuration options. Many will use the system setting by default but provide the means to override this. Applications are free to do whatever they want regarding proxy servers.

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Dear Sir,
We have written a script for proxy setting. Whenever we run this script proxy setting gets change, but not get affected for use. It goes to old proxy server. Request to help.

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Background.
I recently installed some free software which came with some adware, and changed my browser settings (home page, default search engines.) After some work I was able to remove them, but now have encountered a new problem which I expect is also malware related. ProblemWhen I direct my browsers to any website I get a message saying that there is no response from the proxy server. I have never used a proxy server for internet access and when I go into my Internet Properties>LAN Settings and un-check "Use a proxy Server for your LAN" and check "Automatically detect settings" the settings are not remembered and revert as soon as I close and re-open "LAN Settings" rendering my browsers useless. Things I've TriedScans with
Malwarebytes antimalware
Microsoft security essentials
Spybot Search and Destroy
CCleaner (cleaner and registry)
Using regedit to manually delete suspicious registry keysThe FRST fixlist hereThe OTL fix here
 
Any help you can offer is appreciated. I am accessing the internet via a netbook and have been installing scanners to the infected PC via flash drive.
 
DDS:
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16428
Run by David at 14:42:47 on 2014-08-17
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8160.6775 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {641105E6-77ED-3F35-A304-765193BCB75F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA... Read more

A:malware preventing change of internet proxy settings, cannot access internet

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Hi All

I want traffic to a specific secure website(*.paypal.com) to go through a Proxy server and port - 192.168.34.34 on port 1818

Now, I know under Internet Options, you can specify a proxy address, but then all traffic will go through that Proxy. I want to direct traffic ONLY to *.paypal.com to go through the proxy.

Do you perhaps set this in the hosts file like this:

192.168.34.34 1818 *paypal.com
But I don't think this will work Any idea how to do this? certainly it must be possible?

Thanks
 

A:Internet Proxy Setting for one specific domain address

What's the purpose of directing traffic for that one website through the proxy?
 

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Hello,

I have strange issue with Windows 8.1 x64 Pro with Media Center. Since it was upgraded from 8, there have been issues with Software Store. Despite internet connection working fine with Firefox and other applications, Store would not connect to the internet. After long investigation I found out that Proxy server setting in Control Panel -> Internet Options -> Connections -> LAN Settings must be disabled in order to get Store working again. For some reason proxy server only stays disabled for the current session, which means when the windows is rebooted it comes back enabled again. My question is how to make it stay permanently disabled, as I don't use any proxy. Thanks.

A:Internet Options Proxy Server setting won't stay off.

Try resetting IE11, Tools> Internet Options Advanced tab, Reset button.

Others have this same problem not sure why.

LAN Connection settings keep changing back to proxy server after - Microsoft Community

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Hello,
I have a local authenticated proxy server in my environment which is not on the local domain. It is a standalone proxy server and had specific login credentials.
When I try to access internet on internet explorer, I am prompted to enter proxy server login details. Also when i execute "invoke-webrequest" command on powershell, i get the error. Details below:
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Invoke-WebRequest -uri
www.google.es
Invoke-WebRequest :
Access Denied (authentication_failed)
Your credentials could not be authenticated: "Credentials are missing.". You will not be permitted access until your
credentials can be verified.
This is typically caused by an incorrect username and/or password, but could also be caused by network problems.
For assistance, contact your network support team.
At line:1 char:1
+ Invoke-WebRequest -uri
www.google.es
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (System.Net.HttpWebRequest:HttpWebRequest) [Invoke-WebRequest], WebExc
   eption
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : WebCmdletWebResponseException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.InvokeWebRequestCommand
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My internet was working fine, i thought it was the cat5 cable came loose but no cause i can connect on the network and transfer files and what things.. my other computer connects to the internet just fine..

I use firefox and my proxy settings were changed, so under configure proxies to access the internet, i checked No proxy, since that is the default option when i don't use a proxy but after clicking ok, ok and restarting

Nothing changed and now I don't know what to do to restore the connection.
 

A:Internet not working and I've tried to reset original no proxy setting

I'm going to have this moved to the Storage and Networking forum where your previous thread was posted.
 

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Hello, all.
I have had a problem for about 3 days now which has rendered me completely unable to gain Intenet access on any network, when two other devices in the house (A netbook and DSi) can connect and browse no problem.
The reason I am posting on this particular forum is because on Google searching my problem, I found this thread: http://forums.techguy.org/networking/962185-solved-laptop-suddenly-not-connecting.html
The user who posted the thread has exactly the same problem as me, as well as the exact same laptop (Samsung R-519) and a D-Link router like me. Though somehow her problem was solved by her Father, she didn't specify how and I'm the only computer literate one in the house and so it's up to me only.
In case you couldn't be bothered to read the thread linked above, here is some info on my problem, most likely more in-depth than the above user:
It started off one morning, being constantly stuck at at "Identifying" on the Network pane in the Toolbar, and not granting any access to the Internet. Upon troubleshooting, it came up with the detected error "Windows could not automatically detect this network's Proxy settings."
More recently I have managed to get rid of the "Identifying" status by entering 192.168.1.1, 255.255.255.0, 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.1.1 in the respective IP address, Subnet mask, Default gateway and Preferred DNS Server sections in the IPv4 Properties. I am not sure why I did it, but I think ... Read more

A:No Internet access, "Windows could not automatically detect network's proxy settings"

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Problem: I can't connect to the Internet on my laptop, a Dell Inspiron running Windows 7 Premium. The error message in IE reads "Windows could not automatically detect this network's proxy settings." This is a new, sudden problem this week after connecting before just fine.
My laptop "sees" the wireless network just fine, with a good signal strength. My other computers are using the same wireless networks without problems.
On the laptop, when I look at Wireless Network Connection Status (General tab), it says:

Connection
IPv4 Connectivity: Internet
IPv6 Connectivity: No network access
Media State: Enabled
SSID: berman [the network which my other computers are using just fine]
Things I've tried already:
-Reset Internet Explorer settings
-Rebooting in Safe Mode with Connections
-Disabling firewall/McAfee
-Making sure Proxy server is not checked in Local Area Network (LAN) settings in Internet Options
When I do ipconfig /all:
C:\Users\Bonnie>ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : BOBWHITE
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : domain.invalid
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
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A:Internet connection problem: "Windows could not automatically detect proxy settings"

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Everytime I change users on Windows XP and connect to the internet, Internet Explorer 7 opens with the Proxy box automatically checked (under Tools>Internet Options>Connections>Settings [for ISP]), causing pages on the internet not to be able to load. Upon unchecking the proxy box, closing IE7 and reopening IE7 (without changing Windows XP user), pages will load fine.


DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Mom at 18:59:55.20 on Tue 12/22/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2038.1075 [GMT -6:00]

AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}
FW: Norton Internet Worm Protection *disabled* {990F9400-4CEE-43EA-A83A-D013ADD8EA6E}
FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *enabled* {94894B63-8C7F-4050-BDA4-813CA00DA3E8}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 5.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUS... Read more

A:Internet Explorer 7 Proxy setting automatically checked when opened

Hi MsKelly,Welcome to BC HijackThis forum. I am farbar. I am going to assist you with your problem.Please refrain from making any changes to your system (scanning or running other tools, updating Windows, installing applications, removing files, etc.) from now on as it might interfere with our fixes. Please let me know in your next reply if you agree with this.Please let me know if the issue is not resolved. In that case please post a fresh DDS.txt post. no need for the Attached.txt if you have not installed or uninstalled new software.

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Hi, i can not work this out and have looked everywhere.

I dont really understand proxys and i need to connect to my school internet.

I am on windows 8 running bootcamp and dont use the mac partition anymore.

the details for this network are
i know the ssid, i know the password.

but on a mac you press advance then proxy settings and configure http and https which has proxy ip and port(i have the details) and i type in my school username and password the school provided to me.

how do i get to this stage on windows, i cant find it anywhere? does it come up when i choose the network, because im trying to do this before ive been to school after holidays?

cheers

A:Proxy Settings for school internet

oh yer the security is wpa2 personal

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Hello,

My friend recently bought a new computer, an HP running Windows XP "Media Center Edition". When trying to download Java Runtime Enviroment, however, it gives us the following error message: "The installer cannot proceed with the current Internet Connection proxy settings. Please check the Installation Notes for more information." I have no idea what proxy settings they mean, or what "Installation Notes" they might be referring to. Can anyone here shed light on the matter?

Thanks!
 

A:Internet Connection Proxy Settings?

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If I set a proxy to be used, in Internet Explorer, will all other applications also go through this proxy then, such as Firefox, bittorrent, Skype etc?

A:Proxy settings, in Internet Explorer?

Originally Posted by martienne


If I set a proxy to be used, in Internet Explorer, will all other applications also go through this proxy then, such as Firefox, bittorrent, Skype etc?



No.

Each application will have it's own proxy settings. Some, such as Firefox, will have the option of using system settings but this must be manually selected. Others will require manual proxy settings.

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What is the purpose of a sofware program trying to change the Proxy Bypass on Internet settings? Is it malicious?

A:Proxy Bypass on Internet settings

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Maccman


What is the purpose of a sofware program trying to change the Proxy Bypass on Internet settings? Is it malicious?



We need a lot more information like what malware app are you running, whats the name of the app, what does it try to change the settings to, etc, etc.

I would start by downloading Malwarebytes and running it.

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I went on a vacation recently and came back to discover that my housesitter messed my computer up. I kept getting the warnings about my computer being infected with several viruses (malicious adware software), I can't remember exactly which one it was. I got rid of it, but then I could not get on the internet. I finally discovered a post about unchecking "Use a proxy server for your LAN", so I unchecked it and was able to access the internet. However, whenever I try to google anything, it takes me to different "search" websites instead of linking me directly to the site I want. Or, it will send me to a website that's trying to sell me something and I have to completely close IE down. This is getting really old, and I don't know how to fix it. If I recheck the proxy server box, I cannot get on the internet again. If anyone knows how to fix this, I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance!

A:Internet Explorer proxy settings

You are still infected. Click this link and follow the instructions to have a security analyst look at your system. NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum

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Currently, my internet settings acquire a proxy setting set on the internet explorer.
As In;
-->Tools
-->Internet options
-->(Connection tab)LAN settings
-->Proxy settings are put in instead of automatically detect settings

Internet works fine now but i have a big problem

Most of my programs that connect to the internet can't connect to the internet. These programs are such as MMORPGS and GSC.

What should i do to allow these programs to connect to the internet again?

-Thanks in advance
 

A:Internet Proxy Settings and Programs

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Hi,
We are setting up our Windows 7 PC's to use a proxy server for Internet access, as part of this we are ticking the bypass proxy for local addresses check box and entering the required server names.
What we are seeing though is if the servername has a hyphen in it's name it seems to split it over two lines., for example if the address web-mail.domainname.com is not the first in the line it gets split at the hyphen for example:
mailserver.domain.com;web-
mail.domain.com
Is this just a display issue? Or is there a problem with using hyphens in the servername?
Thanks,
alamb200

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hi
i have windows 7 enterprise latest updated and internet explorer 10 (cant move to 11 due to compatagbility issues) .

internet explorer doesn't refinements the proxy settings.

we have set it to auto detect and it automatically gets unticked.

it is a domain environment and we are only having issues on few computers (2-3 out of 300 computers)..

on one computer even if proxy is unchecked we are still behind proxy and can browse internet while on another we cannot browse internet.
thanks

A:Internet doesnt saves proxy settings

Hi,

Check out this link. You Cannot Save Web Proxy Setting in Internet Explorer on Some Windows-Based Clients

Might help you!

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Few days ago my LAN proxy settings in Internet Options>Connection tab changed and I can't able to revert the changes. It set to
HTTP: 127.0.0.1:8080
Secure: 127.0.0.1:8080
A message at the bottom displays "Some settings are managed by your system administrator". I am the only user of my PC.
I am using windows 8.1 having Internet explorer 11. I had tried all the methods to make it work correctly but not succeeded, please help me to solve this problem I can't able to connect any of the tiles apps and my internet speed also slows down. I checked out for any miscellaneous program that may got installed on my PC but didn't find any one, all are from trusted vendors.

A:Can' able to change my proxy settings in Internet Options

Hi.. I had this at work the other day .. Windows "All in One" network tools fixed this

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The problem started a few days ago. I couldn't access the internet. I reset IE & Chrome, the problem seemed to be fixed. I did notice that in Internet Options proxy was checked and when I tried to uncheck and choose Auto, it would always reset. Tried resetting the values in the registry from 0 to 1, and that only worked as long as I didn't restart. The settings always revert to proxy, and now I don't have any internet access on that machine. Please help. I'm at my wits end. Never seen anything like this. TYIA

A:Proxy settings keep resetting. No internet access.

Mods, please delete/close topic. Problem resolved.

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Woops! I posted this in tips section. Reposting here. Sorry.

I tried to find info in forum on this but couldn't.
I started out with Internet Explorer (5.) after re-istalling Win98 which worked very well and loaded quickly. Then I downloaded Netscape but did not make it my default(?).
After that, IE became slow to load and now I get the message "detecting proxy settings" and I ususally lose patience and click on home button which works but it's still so slow. I'm on DSL. I use both Netscape and Internet Explorer to view how my html appears when working on my site.
Any suggestions for this problem and what the heck does detecting proxy settings mean.
Thanks, Marianne
 

A:Internet Explorer: detecting proxy settings

I don't have DSL, just regular DUN. Does DSL create a DSL folder like DUN has? Just curious.

I would check the settings in IE, Tools>Internet Options>Connections>Settings, to see if Use a proxy server is checked. If so, uncheck it, and test IE. If not, do you have a site that you can look at for the DSL FAQ's?

Which browser do you want to be your default?
To make Internet Explorer the default Tools>Internet Options>Programs>Place a checkmark at the bottom of the page for Internet Explorer should check to see whether it is the default browser otherwise, uncheck it to make another browser the default.

[This message has been edited by EAFiedler (edited 09-10-2000).]
 

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Hi,
I'm facing a strange problem on a lot of Windows machines at my company: the Internet Explorer proxy settings keeps changing.
The proxy settings are being set by a Domain GPO, but on several machines the proxy settings revert back do "Automatically detect settings" from time to time. I'm pretty sure that the GPO is rightly configured. I just need to run
gpupdate /force to correct the proxy settings. And all machines have a up-to-dated antivirus software installed.
Now the strange thing: while using Procmon to find out which process changed the AutoConfigURL registry key, I found that
iexplore.exe process executed by itself a RegDeleteKey command to clear this key.

I've tried disabling several add-ons, but the problem is still happening. Does anyone know if there is a way to discover "what" inside IE is removing the proxy configurations? Or if something is invoking IE to do this nasty job? :P
Tks

A:Internet Explorer keeps changing proxy settings

Actually I found out what happened.
Here in Brazil almost every bank and financial institution demand us to install a security plugin to help on protecting their internet banking access. These plugins work almost independently, they update by themselves and take any necessary action without
warning the user.
And that's what happended with us: one of the most used internet banking by the employees updated its security plugin automatically, and this new version was checking if the proxy configured in IE was suspicious. Sadly, for some reason it considered
our proxy address as a threat and removed it using the RegDeleteKey command. Just some minutes after we put back the proxy address, the plugin removed it again.
This loop lasted for almost two weeks. After figuring out what was happening, I have contacted the support personel of this bank. They knew that it was a known issue, and executed a remote action to downgrade their little monster, which
solved the problem.

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Hello,

I have a strange issue. My computer was running fine. Then I took it to the main lobby and hooked up the internet through hard wire. It worked fine as I connected to the interent. When I went back into my office and connected to the internet I got page cannot be displayed. I cleaned out all the temporary internet stuff with ccleaner and did the clean registry, still nothing. A friend gave me hijackthis and I ran it and came up with some strange settings in proxy. So I went into interent options to try and change them, but they don't go away. I do apply, ok, and exit IE but they come right back. I used hijackthis to remove them and it worked. Unfortunately I had to do another presentation in the main lobby, same thing happened. I looked through the first steps and ran them all and can't find anything. I am running XP SP3 and have avg8 free running. I don't do any web surfing or downloading of software. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Ghost

A:Internet Proxy Server Settings have bogus data

Hello, greyghostx
Welcome to TSF

My name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)
Please give me some time to look over your computer's log(s).
Please take note of the following:In the meantime, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.
Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. :)
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.
Finally, please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.
Old topics are closed after 3 days with no reply, and working topics are closed after 5 days. If for any reason you cannot complete instructions within that time, that's fine, just put a post here so that I know you're still here. We get a lot of people who simply leave, and if there is no contact for that amount of time I will have to assume you have "vanished" .

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Save it to your desktop.
Double click on the icon on your desktop.
Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.
Push the button.
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Last week, I downloaded a game but it put several other "programs" on my computer which were a real pain. Using Malwarebytes, I removed the programs and my computer is now pretty much back to normal.
 
However, something else that found its way onto my computer are proxy settings for each browser, basically preventing me from accessing the Internet. With Firefox, this wasn't too much of a problem because I just un-checked the Proxy settings and I can now use it again (I am using Firefox to type this thread).
 
However, unchecking the proxy settings makes absolutely no difference with Internet Explorer because it just "checks" iself again straight away. So I go to Internet Options --> Connections --> LAN settings --> uncheck proxy server and then click "OK".
 
Then as soon as I go back to LAN settings, proxy server is checked again. It is an endless loop that cannot be solved simply by unchecking the proxy server box. There is something more sinister at play here.
 
Anyone know how I can go about finding out the cause of this problem and rectifying it?
 
Thanks.

A:Proxy Settings are Preventing me from Using Internet Explorer - How to Remove?

Hello MarcusFenix -

So I go to Internet Options --> Connections --> LAN settings --> uncheck proxy server and then click "OK".

Do you complete this by ticking the Top Left Box (Automatically Detect Settings) then click APPLY and then OK > OK to exit the area ??
 
If you just untick the Proxy and click OK it will not APPLY or stay unticked.
 
Just an observation on the way you have written it.
 
If you think it is Malware related, we can also look at that ..........

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Hi,
after using malwarebytes anti malware to quarantine threats, I am now unable to connect to internet, however my wifi itself is connected full bars. Kindly assist, I have seen a number of people on the forum who had the same issue resolved but I understand that the problem may be unique to the type of device. I have a Lenovo x1 carbon, windows 7. thanks in advance

A:proxy settings stuck 127.0.0.1:8800 & cannot connect to internet

below are logs from running FRST64
Kindly assist............my out of my wits on this
 
ADDITION
 
Additional scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (x64) Version: 17-11-2014
Ran by Pesh at 2014-11-18 19:53:33
Running from C:\Users\Pesh\Desktop
Boot Mode: Normal
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==================== Security Center ========================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, it will be removed.)
AV: Norton Internet Security (Disabled - Out of date) {D87FA2C0-F526-77B1-D6EC-0EDF3936CEDB}
AS: Norton Internet Security (Disabled - Out of date) {631E4324-D31C-783F-EC5C-35AD42B18466}
AS: Windows Defender (Enabled - Up to date) {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: Norton Internet Security (Disabled) {E04423E5-BF49-76E9-FDB3-A7EAC7E589A0}
==================== Installed Programs ======================
(Only the adware programs with "hidden" flag could be added to the fixlist to unhide them. The adware programs should be uninstalled manually.)
Adobe AIR (HKLM-x32\...\Adobe AIR) (Version: 15.0.0.249 - Adobe Systems Incorporated)
Adobe Flash Player 15 ActiveX (HKLM-x32\...\Adobe Flash Player ActiveX) (Version: 15.0.0.223 - Adobe Systems Incorporated)
Adobe Reader X (10.1.7) MUI (HKLM-x32\...\{AC76BA86-7AD7-FFFF-7B44-AA0000000001}) (Version: 10.1.7 - Adobe Systems Incorporated)
BlackBerry Link (HKLM-x32\...\BlackBerry_10_Desktop) (Version: 1.2.3.56 - BlackBerry Ltd.)
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I have the case:

I'd like to overwrite proxy settings set up via GPO in site policy - 1. User Configuration\Preferences\Control Panel Setting\Internet Settings -> Connections -> LAN settings,


using:

2. User Configuration\Preferences\Windows Settings\Registry -> HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings -> AutoConfigURL = proxy server address.pac

It seems to me, this is the same registry which areapplied in point no.1, but finally it does not working and proxy addresswas not changed.
I have suspection, that the same settings provided by GPO cannot be overwritten by GPP settings?

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Hi,
How do i find who has modified proxy settings in Windows 7 Enterprise Edition. 

Is there any event logs to verify

Please help me

Regards,
Boopathi S

A:event logs for internet explorer for proxy settings change

Hi, 
I am sorry to say that there is no official method to implement what you would like. 
Thanks for understanding.Kate Li
TechNet Community Support

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Hi everyone,
 
Here is my issue, my computer is functioning ok except for internet explorer. I am able to google and search things but when I try to enter a number of different sites (such as the malwarebytes download page) I receive a message that says "the proxy server isn't responding." "Check your proxy settings 127.0.0.1:8877." When I go into internet options --> Connections----> Lan Settings, the "user proxy server for your lan" is checked and greyed out. I have run malwarebytes which did not fix the issue. Someone mentioned checking a proxy setting in regedit which was set to 1, when I change it to 0 as I was recommended, It did not fix the issue and simply reverted to 1. Im not sure if that is relevant at all but this issue is quite frustrating and any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated.
 
Thanks!
 

A:Internet Explorer says "The Proxy Server Isn't responding" and settings locked

Hello,
Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.
Once the proper logs are created, then post them in a reply to this topic by using the Add Reply button.
If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the post and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the reply and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.

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I'm apologizing now if I have this posted in the wrong place or haven't dug deep enough into the forums for an answer. Also I see that I have some extra stuff in the report because I tried to do the Windows Update but couldn't and forgot to run the clean up again. My problem is that every time I connect to the internet, through any program, I have these settings again. The proxy is enabled to use 127.0.0.1 with the port 5400. I have deleted them and unchecked the boxes and clicked OK but they always come back. They are in my registry too, only when I connect though. I'm afraid to do much in the registry without advice.This all started after I did a reinstall of Internet Explorer and was looking at the Internet Options>Connections>Settings>Proxy>Advanced just to see what was in there, which was nothing. I had to check the box for "Use a proxy..." to look and when I closed out a pop up screen asked me if I was sure I didn't want a proxy and I clicked yes. So fine, I unchecked "Use a proxy..." but then wanted to look at it again. I did all the same but this time a proxy suddenly appeared out of nowhere. I noticed that my web pages were coming up faster and so left it there but then began to get spam email from Canada the next morning and got worried about it. I can't get rid of it now. I can uncheck it everytime I connect but what a pain and is it really gone? What is it up to?I did all the prep work recommended by BC, which took several hours an... Read more

A:Trouble With Proxy Server And Port Settings In Internet Tools

Hi Everyone, I found out what was making my proxy and port default every time, finally. It was my new Web Accelerator from my ISP. That is how they are enabling a faster service. But in the meantime, since I followed your preparation instructions I was able to find the other stuff that most likely caused the not so nice spam emails. I had also installed a "new" program around the same time. In the Print Shop ProPublisher 2000 ver. 10 the BitDefender scan found a Backdoor. Ralpha.A and a Brodcast Dssagent. So I had (1) Trojan.Dloader.BUP, (2) Backdoor.Ralpha.A, (1) Generic.Adw.SaveNow.56AD4696 (leftover from a downloaded screensaver, I think), (1) Brodcast DSSAGENT and (2) Trojan.Dloader.AMA's altogether. The AMA's were sticky. The BitDefender could not get them out. After a few tries, I then downloaded the CounterSpy program (4 to 5 hours on dial-up ) and was able to remove them. A tip: Run your scans again until you get a clean scan. Don't assume that all was found and deleted on the first try. So I'm hoping that all is clean as a whistle ! I hope someone can give my new Hijack This report a look and see if it is OK. Keep in mind that after doing all that scanning and coming back clean I then uninstalled the bad Print Shop ProPublisher and did some other stuff before doing the report. I did the disk clean up and Eusing Registry Cleaner to try and make a clean report. Hope it is OK. I'm wondering if the two that I've marked in red can go? Thanks for your at... Read more

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