Proxies provide a number of advantages to networks, including additional security and bandwidth savings. You can set them up in your residence if you’re experiencing a slow internet connection. Windows 10’s Settings app and Control Panel are where you can manage proxy settings. If you are using a proxy for work or school, make sure the Use automatic detection of settings and the Use setup script feature is turned on in the Automatic Proxy Setup section.

To change your settings manually to change your settings manually, go to the Internet Options window via the Control Panel or by searching for “Internet options” in the search bar. Click the Advanced tab and then the LAN settings. In the Address and Port fields, type in the details of your proxy provider. Check the box to use a proxy server for your local area network and close the Internet Options Window.

Sometimes, malware can mess with your settings for a proxy server to prevent you from getting online. If the error “Windows could not automatically detect this network’s proxy settings” persists and you are still getting the error, run a scan with an anti-malware program to determine if this helps.

If the problem persists it is Malwarebytes Premium possible to reset the proxy settings using the Registry. Be careful, as modifying the Registry could cause irreparable system damage. We suggest making backups prior to proceeding with this method. To do this, hold down the Win + R keys simultaneously. Type cmd and press Enter. This will launch classic Command Prompt.

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