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#1 jbiafra

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 04:34 PM

Sorry for double posting this, but I didn't make my problem clear in my last topic title. After using malware bytes anti mal and restarting my computer, I am no longer able to access the internet on my computer, even though I am connected. We contacted the ISP and this is not a firewall issue, its a computer issue. I'm thinking mbam must have deleted a reg file important for the proxy server. I tried doing a system restore to before I used mbam and that did not work. Is there anything else I can do? I have some earlier restore points I can try. Can I try a different port? Is there anything else I can do?

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#2 jbiafra

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 04:43 PM

This problem was solved by unchecking the box in my LAN settings that required me to use a proxy server, although I have no idea how I figured that out on my own. What possible problems, out of curiosity, could arise from not using a proxy server?


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 04:50 PM

A proxy server has a variety of potential purposes, including:

  • To keep machines behind it anonymous,
  • To speed up access to resources (using caching).
  • To prevent downloading the same content multiple times (and save bandwidth).
  • To log / audit usage, e.g. to provide company employee Internet usage reporting.
  • To scan transmitted content for malware before delivery.
  • To scan outbound content, e.g., for data loss prevention.
  • To bypass website restrictions at work and/or school.
  • Access enhancement/restriction


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 04:56 PM

Any idea why my computer is no longer allowing me to connect to a proxy server to use my web browsers? and is there a driver or something I can download so I can solve this problem and go back to using a proxy?






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