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How To Fix “Unable To Connect To Proxy Server” Problem?

Hi there!

In today’s guide you’ll know how to solve the “Unable To Connect To Proxy Server” problem that is existing in the web browsers much frequently.

This generally happens with the two popular web browsers: Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. And the reason for this is might be your PC is infected with an AdWare or potentially unwanted program.

What Is A Proxy Server?

It’s acts as an intermediate between your home network and a website or online service to which you are attempting to connect.

“A proxy server, also known as a “proxy” or “application-level gateway”, is a computer that acts as a gateway between a local network (e.g., all the computers at one company or in one building) and a larger-scale network such as the Internet. Proxy servers provide increased performance and security” – https://kb.iu.edu/d/ahoo

The basic privilege of Proxy servers is the relative anonymity they afford to Internet users. Not only that! There are several advantages. I listed three of them below:

  1. Acting as a caching server to make the internet speed more faster.
  2. Hiding/masking your genuine IP address.
  3. It knows what browser you’re using and what plugins you have installed.
  4. Access to any particular webpage can be prevented.


Why Does This Error Occurs?

It’s basically due to the malicious programs that affects the computer or it can be due to some malicious extension. Well, there are certain ways by which you can prevent this up. But I am not going to write about the prevention of this. I’ll directly jump to the way by which it could be solved!


Let’s begin..




STEP 1. Open Internet Explorer, navigate to the “gear icon” and click on the “Internet Options”.



Step 2: Open the Connections tab, Open LAN Settings, check “Automatically detect settings” and uncheck “Use a proxy server for your LAN”.

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Step 3: Reload any webpage. The error will no longer appear.


So it is done! You’ve successfully solved the “unable to connect to proxy server” problem. Got any problems? Comment up below.

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About Kreettanam Kaushik

Kreettanam is a passionate developer & blogger. His love for technology and the interweb is well known among his peers. He had built successful apps and websites in his career with basic knowledge on programming, web-development and cyber security. more>>

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