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Proxy server settings keeps changing


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#1 Bellozi

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 05:27 PM

Hello,

 

My proxy server settings keeps changing automatically. My internet runs normally when the box for using a proxy server for my LAN is not checked, but it keeps checking itself.

 

 

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When it gets checked a lot of spam cross my screen, what makes me believe it's caused by some kind of adware. 

 

Can anyone recommend a solution to this problem?



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#2 mikey11

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 05:53 PM

download the following 3 programs and run them in this order,

 

- adwcleaner

- JRT

- malwarebytes

 

see if the problem is gone after that



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Posted 20 January 2015 - 05:57 PM

Hello -

Untick the shown box and tick the Top Box only ..

"Automatically Detect Settings" > Then Click APPLY > Click OK > OK Reboot, and see if it changes ....

 

Just one idea -



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 12:02 PM

Exactly right, noknojon. When I experienced such kind of problem, I did Malware scan and also run cleaner, which doesn’t work. At last, I followed the solution that you have provided.



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 01:58 PM

Unchecking the box does not address the underlying issue. Anyhow, most of the time, it will recheck itself. Why would a proxy server be there in the first place? I've seen a couple of programs that would do that, but 99% of the time, it's malware.


Edited by Phantom010, 22 January 2015 - 02:04 PM.


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 02:01 PM

Unchecking the box does not address the underlying issue. Anyhow, most of the time, it will recheck itself. Why would a proxy server be there in the first place? I've seen a couple of programs that would do that, but 99% of time, it's malware.

 

exactly!



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 07:43 PM

Hey guys,

 

I ran Adwcleaner and did what noknojon said afterwards. The problem seems to be solved. Everything is running normally now!

Thank you for the attention






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