Windows 10: How exactly does Windows apply your proxy settings?

Discus and support How exactly does Windows apply your proxy settings? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; For the Windows proxy settings: 1. Can applications simply choose not to use the settings you have defined? For instance, can Firefox decide to route... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Crusher21, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. Crusher21 Win User

    How exactly does Windows apply your proxy settings?


    For the Windows proxy settings:
    1. Can applications simply choose not to use the settings you have defined? For instance, can Firefox decide to route its packets directly to the router instead of through the proxy that you have defined in your Windows settings?
    2. Do the proxy settings apply to only browser traffic or will it apply system-wide (e.g. SMTP, IMAP, FTP, etc)
    3. Does Windows apply your proxy settings based on the process name (e.g. chrome.exe, firefox.exe) or the protocol? In other words, will the operating system only force HTTP/HTTPS traffic through the proxy?

    I'm trying to understand the technical details of exactly how the Windows proxy works. I've heard that Firefox can choose not to use your proxy settings.

    :)
     
    Crusher21, Oct 25, 2020
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  2. Proxy settings are getting enabled automatically

    We would suggest you to reset Windows store cache. Please follow these steps:

    • Press Windows + R keys to open run window.
    • Type the following command in run and press Enter
    Command: wsreset.exe

    If it does not help, try disabling proxy. Please follow these steps:

    • Press Windows + R keys, type inetcpl.cpl in run window and press Enter.
    • Click connections tab and then click LAN settings.
    • Click to uncheck "Use proxy server for your LAN" box.
    • Click ok, apply and ok.

    Let us know what happens.
     
    Anthony Cato, Oct 25, 2020
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  3. proxy settings

    Hi Mike,

    To set up a proxy server in Windows 10, you may follow the following steps.

    • Press the Windows key and I to open
      Settings
      .
    • Click on Network & Internet.
    • Under Proxy you can either Automatically set up a proxy or
      Manual set up a proxy server.

    Let us know if this answers your question.
     
    Gerald Vit, Oct 25, 2020
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  4. How exactly does Windows apply your proxy settings?

    proxy settings..

    Hi,

    Issues with the proxy settings are usually caused by broken system components. For us to provide an accurate solution, we would need you to answer the following questions:

    • Which build and edition of Windows is installed on your computer?
    • What changes have you made to the registry? Kindly provide us a screenshot of the changes that you made.
    • To avoid redundancy, what are the troubleshooting steps that you've already performed?

    In the meantime, we suggest that you create a test user profile. Check if you will have the same issue with proxy settings. This is for us to verify if the issue is isolated with one user profile or with multiple accounts.

    To create a test user profile, follow these steps:

    • Using Cortana search, type Settings and then hit the Enter key.
    • In the Settings window, select Accounts.
    • Select Family & other people.
    • Choose Add someone else to this PC.
    • Click I don't have this person's sign-in information.
    • Click Add a user without a Microsoft account.
    • Name the user as TEST and then provide a password.

    We are looking forward to your response.
     
    Darleen Pen, Oct 25, 2020
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