Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: "Proxy server" checks itself automatically

18 Mar 2014   #1
Plecto

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
"Proxy server" checks itself automatically

When entering Internet properties -> connection -> LAN settings, the box named "Use a proxy server for your LAN" keeps checking itself! I have to constantly un-check this box while surfing to make sure that all sites load. Could someone help me out with this issue?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
18 Mar 2014   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I'm not sure where you are seeing this proxy setting to uncheck it?

Is the proxy setting uncheck in Internet Explorer "or which ever browser you are using"?


Attached Thumbnails
-uncheck-proxy-server-explorer.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Mar 2014   #3
Plecto

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I have to uncheck it all the time, it keeps checking itself (the box that is highlighted in yellow, yes). I'm using Chrome, but the browser doesn't really matter as these are the internet settings for W7 if I'm not mistaken.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

18 Mar 2014   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Plecto View Post
I have to uncheck it all the time, it keeps checking itself (the box that is highlighted in yellow, yes). I'm using Chrome, but the browser doesn't really matter as these are the internet settings for W7 if I'm not mistaken.
Not sure with Chrome but in IE use the Advanced tab from internet options then hit the Reset button as there could be something overriding the proxy setting.

This problem is fairly common but with many possible causes such as malware, web content filters and a bunch of other installed programs.

LAN Connection settings keep changing back to proxy server after - Microsoft Community
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Mar 2014   #5
Plecto

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I tried to reset IE, but it made no difference. Arent't these W7 settings that apply to every browser? I don't see how changing specific browser settings would change anything.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Mar 2014   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Plecto View Post
I tried to reset IE, but it made no difference. Arent't these W7 settings that apply to every browser? I don't see how changing specific browser settings would change anything.
No those setting only relate to one browser. Other browsers have similar settings.

You don't see how turning off the proxy setting on a browser would turn off an obvious Proxy problem?

This is how is how you turn off Proxy settings unless there is something overriding the setting which in this case is obviously the problem. It's not a Windows problem, something else is in fact overriding the setting.

The link I posted shows the a number of different things can cause this problem, anything from malware to certain installed programs. In the case of malware you would need to run virus scan's.

I would hate to guess which one might apply in your case because it can be many different things causing the problem, many of which are highlighted in the link I posted earlier. I suggest you look them over and try the suggestions mentioned in the link.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2014   #7
TheCyborg

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 
Solution

Hey guys, I know this thread has been inactive for a while but I wanted to post a solution.

I've been having this problem for a few weeks and I finally got fed up with un-checking that stupid little box, so I decided to look into it. I tried everything and got so frustrated I started sifting through my running processes to find that HotSpot Shield was running. Apparently it runs on startup and even when you're not connected to the proxy it will change your ProxyEnable value in the registry.

Uninstall Hotspot shield and you should be good to go! If you don't have hotspot shield installed trying to run a Malwarebytes scan: https://www.malwarebytes.org/mwb-download/ and running and adwcleaner scan: https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewd.../1-adwcleaner/ might help you find out whats going on.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jan 2015   #8
Fairway

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Same problem here. Suspect that this is the reason why my Dropbox wont sync anymore when in the dropbox setting proxy settings are set to 'Automatic'.
Firefox has proxy set to off and is the default browser, but still this is worrying me since I sufferd a adware infection recently and this may be a leftover oddity which the malware could exploit.
Ran adwcleaner, ccleaner, malwarebytes, superspyware. These all state the system is clean now.
I dont have a process running called HotSpot Shield.
Maybe someone else has similar experiences and did find another solution?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jan 2015   #9
Fairway

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Found some suggestions elsewhere:
Go restart into Windows Safe mode, change the settings in IE (they will stick). And restart in normal Windows mode.
Or, in normal Windows mode start IE as an administrator (right click on the IE-logo from the Start menu and select 'Run as administrator') and then change the proxy settings in IE, then the changes will stick.
Both these suggestions worked for a lot of people, but not for me, unfortunately.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jan 2015   #10
Fairway

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OK, finally solved it.
In case you're interested:
proxy server settings won't change [Solved] - Networking - Networking
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 "Proxy server" checks itself automatically




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Make Excel 2010 Automatically Organize by Column "A" with Header
Hi all, I'm working on an excel spreadsheet for my passwords. My columns are labeled website, username and password, respectively. I know how to go to data>sort to sort what I have so far, but is there a way for me to be able to put a new website, username and password at the bottom of the list,...
Microsoft Office
Need to add "TASKBARS" (MSese for "Launchpads", "Docks" NOT "Toolbars"
My office just upgraded, and I can no longer use Windows XP. On this system, I was able to add a separate taskbar to facilitate quick access to commonly-browsed folder locations on our vast network, and another one expedited the launching of useful programs and lists. Each task on each taskbar...
General Discussion
"Windows can not automatically detect this network's proxy settings"
Problem description: Basically, I woke up this evening to a computer that could not access the internet. The diagnose tool came up with nothing, (despite the exclamation point over my connection in the toolbar) so I went into device manager and discovered a whole host of errors. 3 Microsoft...
Network & Sharing
NAS shows as "Media Server" and "Other Device"
Hi All, Thanks in advance for any help. I purchased and installed an Iomega 34766 NAS yesterday. I have three machines that run Windows 7 (2 - Ulitmate 32bit & 64bit; 1 - Professional 32bit) and a Windows xp machine. I am having trouble getting the Windows 7 Professional 32bit...
Network & Sharing
Windows Error: "cannot automatically detect your network proxy"
Hey guys! After I got rid of a trojan, wifi refused to work. It works in Ubuntu and android so it's not the card. Please tell me how i can fix this error /(-3-)/ thanks! 123386761
Software
Win7 "workstation" to WinXP "server" file copy FAIL
This is driving me bonkers and I have almost no hair left. I really hope someone can help. When I attempt to copy or move a file or folder from my Win7 box to my WinXP (SP3) media server, the operation nearly always fails. Take, for example, my trying to copy the VLC Media Player folder (704...
Network & Sharing


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:26.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App