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Default Proxy Server - Changing Settings

Some malware will make normal connection to the internet impossible by simply changing your Internet Connection settings to use a proxy server. If you are having problems connecting to the internet and perhaps getting messages about a web page not being available then check your settings and remove the Proxy Server setup if you don't need one, or change the Proxy Server back to the correct server and port settings if the malware has changed it to their own.



For Internet Explorer (IE)

In IE, from the top menu click Tools and you will see the below (this is an example from IE8, other versions may look different):



Now click Internet Options as shown highlighted above and then click the Connetions tab and you will now see the below:




Now click the LAN settings button and you will see the below form:




If you don't use a Proxy Server, make sure that your form looks like the above and the Use a proxy server..... check box is not checked.


If you do use a Proxy Server, make sure the above check box is checked and then click the Advanced button and you will see the below form




Now enter the correct proxy addresses and ports for your network and then click OK. Then click OK two more times to back yourself out to the main browser window.


For additional information on configuring IE including various other versions of IE, see the below link from Microsoft:

How to configure Internet Explorer to use a proxy server




For FireFox (FF)


In FF, from the top menu click Tools and you will see the below:



Now click the Options button as shown highlighted above and then click the Advanced icon and then select the Network tab and you will now see the below:




Now click the Settings... button and you will see the below:




If you don't use a Proxy Server, make sure that your form looks like the above and the Direct connection to the Internet radio button is selected as shown,


If you do use a Proxy Server, make sure the Manual proxy configuration radion button is selected and all of the correct proxy addresses and ports for your network are setup and then click OK. Then OK yourself back out to the main browser window.



Google Chrome (GC)

Google Chrome actually uses the same connection and proxy settings as Internet Explorer/Windows. So you can either set them up with the Internet Explorer instructions or by using GC. Remember than whatever you change in Chrome will also affect IE.

In GC, click the wrench icon to Customize and control Google Chrome and you will see the below:




Now select Options as shown highlighted above and then click the Under the Hood tab. Scroll down until you see the Network section as shown below:



Click the Change proxy settings button and then continue with the instructions given for Internet Explorer above where you click the LAN settings button.
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