Unremovable proxy setting in Internet Explorer
Posted on 2003-03-09
My father has a Comcast cable connection on Windows Xp Pro. When you open IE, it takes a very long time for pages to load. I noticed under internet options, connections, LAN settings, that these is a proxy set up through port:8080. I have de-selected it, and then IE works fine. But, as soon as I close IE and reopen it, the setting comes back. I have gone through the registry, after backing it up of course, and removed all keys referencing port 8080. Still appears in IE. Netscape works without a problem. The only thing I can figure, is that when he first got the cable modem, he loaded the @home software, and that put the proxy inplace. I have removed everything I can find in regards to @home.
So, the obvious questions is, how do I permanently remove the proxy setting?