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#1 pinballpanda

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 07:10 AM

Hello,

Quick question for you experts is the value of:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Connections\

key: WinHttpSettings


supposed to be:


"WinHttpSettings"=hex:18,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00

A friend of mine told me no and deleted the key, it hasn't come back yet and my net feels faster.
Should I leave it like this or should I restore the key (he backed it up on the desktop.)?

I don't use any proxy and the only firewall I have is windows' own and I use AVG AV.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 02:03 PM

That key is important if your internet connection uses proxies.
If you don't use proxies the key is irrelevant.
However if you use proxies and the key is missing or incorrect you won't be able to run Windows updates for instance.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 06:20 PM

Thanks for the replay

I'm guessing "WinHttpSettings"=hex:18,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\ is just the default than and not like something try to hijack the proxy/connection?

netsh winhttp show proxy reports direct connection with and without the key so that's what I'm guessing.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 06:28 PM

That's the default value.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 07:05 PM

Hello,

Thanks, the way windows works has always confused me (I grew up on Linux actually. :) )

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 07:22 PM

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