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Windows 7: Proxy keeps installing itself

08 Jul 2015   #1

7 x64 Ultimate
Proxy keeps installing itself

Somehow I seem to have acquired Privoxy.

On reboot, Internet Options > Connections > LAN settings
the system repeatedly sets itself to use a proxy server on Port 8118.

Then my internet goes all screwy and tells me I have Privoxy errors.

Privoxy does not appear anywhere as an installed program (and I don't use any proxy servers), but a registry search turned up a key for Privoxy (Safesoft Protector).

Where did this come from and can I just delete this key?

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08 Jul 2015   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

Have a look at this You Tube video & see if it helps you. It covers both installing & uninstalling Privoxy.
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09 Jul 2015   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

Also download and run Malware Bytes Antimalware Free. That should get rid of it.
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