With the rise of online frauds and unwanted access, online privacy has become extremely important these days. We tend to save our card details, maintain online wallets, store important official data, and much more on our systems these days without knowing that these details and your online activity are prone to cyber attacks and hacking.
Therefore, some users prefer using proxy servers to browse safely. A proxy server is an intermediary server that keeps the users disconnected from the websites they visit. It works more like a filter and firewall that makes sure that only secured data reaches you, thereby protecting you from all the bad things happening on the internet.
However, some times while trying to remove it, the proxy server won’t turn off in your Windows 10 PC. This can be due to a virus and it could be difficult to turn off. We have come up with a few fixes that can help you get rid of the issue. Let’s see how.
Method 1: Through Settings App
Step 1: Press the Win + I shortcut keys together on your keyboard to open the Settings app.
Step 2: In the Settings app, click on Network & Internet.
Step 3: Next, on the left side of the pane, scroll down and click on Proxy.
Step 4: Then, on the right side, under the Automatic proxy setup section, turn on the Automatically detect settings option.
Now, turn off the Use setup script option.
This should disable your proxy server, however, if it still doesn’t work, you can try the next method.
Method 2: Through the Registry Editor
Before you go ahead to make any changes to your Registry Editor, make sure that you create a backup of the registry content, so that if you lose any data accidentally, in the process, you can recover it.
Step 1: Go to Start and type Registry Editor in the Windows search field.
Step 2: Left-click on the result to open the Registry Editor window.
Step 3: Copy and paste the below path in the Registry Editor address bar:
Now, go to the right side of the pane and right-click on empty area. Select New from the right-click menu and then select DWORD (32-bit) Value.
Step 4: Now, rename the new DWORD Value as ProxySettingsPerUser.
Step 5: Double-click on ProxySettingsPerUser to open the Edit DWORD (32-bit) Value dialogue box.
Go to the Value data field and set it to 1.
Press OK to save the changes and exit.
*Note – If the ProxySettingsPerUser DWORD Value already exists then skip to Step 5.
Now, restart your PC for the changes to be effective, and the Proxy server should be disabled now.