proxy settings keep resetting every time I shut pc off

Posted on 2006-05-24
Last Modified: 2012-06-27

 Every time I shut down my pc I have to resett my proxy settings for my starband system to get online.  does anybody know how to get these settings to stick permanantly.  thanks
Question by:mustanglvr
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    What OS and internet browser are you running?

    Do you have a proxy inputted that disappears or do you need a blank proxy but one appears at boot?

    Proxy settings in IE should "stick" without anything special. Perhaps you have malware/spyware on your comp? Have you scanned with Spybot, AdAware, Hijack this, etc?
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    Well if all else fails you can put them in the registry although you would probably first want to find out why it looses the settings in the first place. What does your systems event log says for that matter what OS are you talking about?.

    This procedure is for window XP and 2k.

    Go to strart run. Type in regedit. Go to the following path.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings.

    Now there are 2 values which you need to edit. First is the ProxyServer string. If does not exist right click new and select Create New String Value. Then change the name to ProxyServer and change the value to what is mentioned below.

    In the ProxyServer type your proxy server name followed directly by the port number which is open to internet. ie

    proxyserver:8080  It must be exactly in this format.

    Also if it does not exist you must create a DWORD value and name it ProxyEnable and the value must be hexadecimal 1.

    You must also create a third string called ProxyOverride and the value must be exactly the following: <local>

    Well this should sort you out depending on your OS level please let me know.


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    Is this a computer on network by any chance and you are using group policy in the network? If that is the case, proxy will always keep changing to what is defined in group policy everytime you restart.
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    What mrwaqar said is true and in that case group policy overrides proxy settings locally even if set in registry.


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    if u r using isa server as proxy server try installing firewall client hope it will solve ur problem

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    I am running windows xp and useing IE, the proxy settings are for my starband satellite internet system. everytime I shut down my computer the 2 boxes that are checked under proxy settings will be unchecked and the use automatic configuration box above it will be checked.  thanks
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    I assume you are not using a domain-style network. If you are, replace the "Local Computer" fields below with the appropriate domain level policy (domain overrides local)

    Set the proxy from Group Policy on the your local computer.

    Click OK
    File>Add Remove Snap-In
    Click "Add"
    Scroll down and highlight "Group Policy Object Editor" and click "Add"
    The default selection should be "Local Computer". Click "Finish"
    Click "Close"
    Click OK
    Expand Local Computer Policy>User Configuration>Windows Settings>Internet Explorer Maintinence
    Click on "Connection"
    Double-Click "Proxy Settings"

    At this point, you can check "Enable Proxy Settings" and enter the proxy settings for your setup.

    Let me know if this works.

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