Proxy server refused connection

Posted on 2009-02-09
Last Modified: 2013-12-08
Hi i am trying to browse the web with a dell computer but every time i use IE it wont work.

I used another computer to install Firefox with a USB Flash drive.
After installing and trying again i get this error.
The browser is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connections.

Why is this and how can i correct this ?

Question by:Thekiddotus
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    Expert Comment

    Please try this:

    Control Panel > Internet Options > Connections > click "Settings" in the 'Lan Settings' area and make sure no proxy server is selected.

    Author Comment

    thats what i have but still have the problem
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    Accepted Solution

    And what about FireFox > Edit > Settings > Advanced > Network > Connection > Settings?
    No proxy selected here either?
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    Expert Comment

    Also: Do you run any software that claims to let you hide your IP and surf anonymously? Disable it and try again.

    You might also want to check with your anti-virus and/or firewall disabled.

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