Fix/Reset Proxy Settings

Some malicious software may change the proxy settings of popular web browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, etc. to hijack the online user activity. With hijacked proxy settings you may also encounter connection problems while visiting websites. Common error messages are "The proxy server isn't responding", "Check your proxy settings", and so on. Below we have wrote a guide that helps you to reset and fix the proxy settings of most popular web browsers:

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1) Open Internet Explorer -> Internet Options

Internet Options

2) Click on Connections -> LAN Settings

LAN Settings

3) Uncheck "Use a Proxy server for your LAN"

Disable Proxy Server

4) Click the OK button


How to reset your Internet Explorer proxy settings

1) Open Mozilla Firefox -> Options

Firefox Options

2) Click on Advanced -> Network -> Settings...

Firefox Network Settings

3) Check "No proxy"

Firefox No Proxy

4) Click the OK button


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