You may have experienced that whenever you open Internet Explorer, you get the message "Detecting Proxy Settings" in the lower-left corner of the window. It takes a while for Web page to load. This occurs because Internet Explorer is trying to locate a proxy server. Turn off the "Proxy Auto-Discovery" feature so you do not have to wait for the message when you open Internet Explorer.
Things You'll Need
- Windows 98/XP/Vista
- Internet Explorer
Click "Start" and "Control Panel."
Double-click "Internet Options."
Click the Connection tab, and click on the "LAN Settings." This will open the Local Area Network (LAN) settings window.
Uncheck "Automatically detect settings." Click "OK."
Restart your computer.
Tips & Warnings
- A proxy server is a computer on your LAN that connects to the Internet without compromising the security of your internal network. Many offices use proxy servers to control what websites are accessible to the users of the network and to log Web activity of individuals on the network. If you are using an office computer, contact your network administrator before making any changes.
How to Detect Proxy Settings
If your work network or Internet Service Provider requires that you configure your computer to use a proxy server to get online,...
What Does Detecting Proxy Mean?
Depending on the security system and security level settings of a computer, a "Detecting Proxy" notification may be displayed when a request...
How to Fix Proxy Server Settings
A proxy allows you to surf the web with the help of an intermediary server that can boost performance and provide a...
How to Get Rid of a Proxy Server
Proxy servers can be set up with your Web browser to act as a go-between for requests that need to go from...
How to Get Rid of a Trojan Proxy Virus
The term "Trojan horse" refers to a computer virus or malware that tricks you into downloading or executing the file that results...