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Understanding what a proxy server is


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#1 drklang86

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 10:20 PM

I use a 2002 Dell mini tower Optiplex GX270 running Widows XP. I use firefox as my browser. I employ Comodo as my firewall. I regularly run Super Antispyware, and, Malwarebytes. I use Google public server. I keep the computer clean inside and out. I've replaced the CMOS battery, and have added 2 gigs of RAM.

 

I don't understand the settings I should use as far as my proxy server is concerned. I'm a complete novice, but BP is filled with the necessary knowledge I need to optimize what I have. So, after reading all I could understand, I'm more lost.

 

That being said, should I just allow my computer to auto detect what server I should employ? I just don't want to create some conflict by choosing the wrong settings.

 

Thanks


Edited by hamluis, 09 November 2017 - 08:23 AM.
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Posted 09 November 2017 - 12:23 PM

Unless you're running a proxy server you can leave all of the Proxy boxes unchecked.  Proxy Servers are run by businesses and advanced users to further control Internet access.  A proxy server can be used to block access to sites, streaming and social networks are two frequently blocked.



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Posted Yesterday, 05:18 PM

Ok perfect. Thanks Kilroy.






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