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Can't delete proxy server settings - always reappear


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#1 Joshalo

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 10:20 AM

Hi,  I made the mistake of using some software that was bundled with other programs.  I have tried to delete everything that seemed malicious and have used several trojan finder/remover programs.  They seem to have found and removed some things but now I am having another problem.  Whenever I start the computer, I find that it is trying to use a proxy server and can't connect to the internet.  I have gone in and deleted all of the info in the proxy settings window and disabled the proxy server, then check automatically detect.  After I check OK and close the window, I go back and the proxy server is checked again and the info that I deleted is back.  The only way I can get the computer to connect to the internet is to start in safe mode with networking and delete the settings.  This will hold while I am in safe mode but when I reboot normally, the problem is back.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  

 

Thanks,

 

Josh


Edited by hamluis, 23 September 2014 - 01:36 PM.
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#2 rockysosua

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 11:39 AM

Try going to Internet Options in the Control Panel.

Hit the connection tab and make sure there is nothing in the dial up rectangle (if there is, remove it), then hit the LAN settings icon near the bottom right, checkmark the top option to automatically detect settings and make sure the bottom one for proxy's, is UNCHECKED.


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#3 Lex_Files

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 01:56 PM

I had the same issue, I tried a dozen different tools, eventually using Emsisoft Antimalware - downloaded from BleepingComputer. Emsisoft found a few instances related to "proxyserver" as well as some other junk, I ran the cleaner and my proxy nightmare went away :)






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