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Unremovable proxy setting in Internet Explorer

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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?
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Software that maintains the Internet Explorer proxy settings may be installed. This issue has been reported to occur after you uninstall the @Home Internet software.

To resolve this issue:
Click Start, click Control Panel, and then start the Add or Remove Programs tool.
Remove any unnecessary Internet software.
Test Internet Explorer to determine whether the issue is resolved.
If the issue is not resolved, quit all instances of Internet Explorer.
Click Start, click Run, type regsvr32 /u ahiehelp.dll, and then click OK. The following message indicates that the command was completed successfully:
RegSvr32
DllRegisterServer in ahiehelp.dll succeeded.

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by:prd00
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turn off automatically detect settings and use automatic configuration script.
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by:Jivko
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Also Check The Local Computer Policy for Internet Explorer Settings.
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by:skyser9
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You hit that one right on the nose sramesh2k!!

Thank you all for your input.
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:)
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