How to Disable Proxy Settings in Your Browser

A proxy server is a server that acts as an intermediary between your computer and other servers, so the first step in manual spyware removal would be to check and disable proxy settings in your browser.
Spyware and malware infections are more and more adding a proxy to their package. The goal is to get the information through the Web connection (password etc). It also helps to block the connection to certain sites (eg spyware removal help sites) or to block the download of trustworthy antispyware and antivirus programs.

If the antivirus or antispyware deletes the malicious file that acts as proxy without first disabling the proxy in the web browser, then surfing the web will be impossible.

Here is how to disable proxy settings in different web browsers.

Disable proxy settings in:

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How to Disable Proxy Settings in Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer Logo

  1. Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.

  2. Click the Connections tab, and then click LAN settings.

  3. Uncheck the Use a proxy server for your LAN check box.

    disable proxy settings in internet explorer

  4. click OK until you return to Internet Explorer.

How to Disable Proxy Settings in Firefox Firefox Logo

  1. Click the Tools button, and then click Options.

  2. Go to Advanced panel, and then select the Network tab.

  3. In the Connection section, click on Settings.

  4. select No Proxy.

    disable proxy settings in firefox

  5. Close the Connection Settings window.

  6. Click OK to close the Options window.

How to Disable Proxy Settings in Chrome Chrome Logo

  1. Go to the wrench menu > Options > Under the Hood > Change proxy settings…

    disable proxy settings in chrome

  2. Google Chrome is using your computer’s system proxy settings to connect to the network. So go to LAN Settings.

  3. deselect the Use a proxy server for your LAN checkbox.

  4. Click OK to close the Options window.

How to Disable Proxy Settings in Safari Safari Logo

  1. Go to menu and click on Preferences from the dropdown menu.

  2. Select the Advanced tab, then click on the Change Settings button.

    disable proxy settings in safari

  3. deselect the Use a proxy server for your LAN checkbox.

  4. Click OK to close the Options window.

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