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hidden proxy?

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#1 bobbis1972


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Posted 08 December 2011 - 03:17 PM

I have tried to use the eset online scanner but as i comes to the point where it downloads the database it stops with the message "is proxy configured?", also i tried to download a podcast and i got the message "HTTP through a proxy server is not allowed".
As far as i know a proxy server isn't, nor, ever has been configured, i have been into my browser settings and made sure the "No proxy" button is selected.
Does anybody have a clue as to what is happening, any help is appreciated.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 04:15 PM

Hi bobbis -
Is this the way you checked for your settings ??
  • Open Internet Explorer > Tools > Internet Options > Connections > LAN Settings -
  • If you do not see the "Tools" option at the top, hold the ALT key and it will appear -
  • Untick everything except Automatically detect settings > OK > OK -
    This will usually remove Proxy settings, unless someone has altered another setting..
Thank You -

#3 bobbis1972

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 04:20 PM

yes noknojon that is what i did, i then uninstalled IE as it is just an unused program for me as i use firefox.
I have just scanned with mbam and it has come back clean also other online scanners say there is not any problems, i am flummoxed as to why a proxy would be configured or where i would find the settings.
Thank you for replying noknojon.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 04:46 PM

You could check your Firefox settings as well:

Manually remove browser Proxy:

Windows - Firefox
  • Under "Tools" in the browser tool bar select "Options".
  • In the "Options" window that pops up, click the "Advanced" tab at the top.
  • Click the "Network" subtab, and then click the "Settings" button in the "Connections" area.
  • If "No proxy" isn't selected, click it to mark "No proxy" as your preference.
  • Click "Ok" to close the "Connection Settings" window.
  • Click "Ok" to close the "Options" window.



#5 bobbis1972

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 09:56 AM

Thanks artrooks, yes i checked the firefox proxy settings, the first time i looked it was setup that a proxy was in use.
i changed it and everything was fine for a while, i am getting the same messages that a proxy is in effect again.

but there is no evidence of it in the firefox or ie settings.

Edited by bobbis1972, 09 December 2011 - 09:57 AM.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 04:15 PM


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